Time Ashore

by Kirsty Bromley

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    Recorded & Mixed in Stonesfield at Hats Off Studios with Mickie Taylor
    Produced by Kirsty Bromley & Mickie Taylor
    Photography by Elly Lucas
    Art work by Katy Coope
    Mastered by Tony Dixon at Masterpiece

    Kirsty Bromley - Vocals, backing vocals & trumpet
    Simon Dumpleton - Piano & Accordion
    Philippe Barnes - Flutes, whistle & guitar
    Stephen Taberner - Double Bass & Backing vocals
    Sarah Matthews - Viola and fiddle
    Andy Cutting - Melodeon
    Judith Hooper - Fiddle and backing vocals
    Sarah Smout - Cello and backing vocals
    Beth Porter - Cello and backing vocals
    Jo Veal - Clarinet and Saxophone
    Nick Hooper - Guitar on All Who Wander
    Lucy Wise - Ukelele & Vocals on bonus track only
    Tim Hooper - Cajon & backing vocals

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released August 5, 2015

Recorded & Mixed in Stonesfield at Hats Off Studios with Mickie Taylor
Produced by Kirsty Bromley & Mickie Taylor
Photography by Elly Lucas
Art work by Katy Coope
Mastered by Tony Dixon at Masterpiece

Kirsty Bromley - Vocals, backing vocals & trumpet
Simon Dumpleton - Piano & Accordion
Philippe Barnes - Flutes, whistle & guitar
Stephen Taberner - Double Bass & Backing vocals
Sarah Matthews - Viola and fiddle
Andy Cutting - Melodeon
Judith Hooper - Fiddle and backing vocals
Sarah Smout - Cello and backing vocals
Beth Porter - Cello and backing vocals
Jo Veal - Clarinet and Saxophone
Nick Hooper - Guitar on All Who Wander
Lucy Wise - Ukelele & Vocals on bonus track only
Tim Hooper - Cajon & backing vocals

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Kirsty Bromley England, UK

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. ... more

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Track Name: Caught Up On A Breeze
How empty life can be
Will you notice me
If I survive and learn to fly
A fifteen mile fall

Will you let me fly
Will you let me try
I’ll spread my wings to catch the wind
And fly away to my future

I don’t want to disappoint
But I can’t live alone like this
In a nest too small that I’ve outgrown
Trapped here by your hold

Can you trust me
To take my place up high
As a graceful bird who’s spread her wings
And glides through the sky?

Caught upon a breeze
Blown from memories
Of brighter times in years gone by
But will I fly or fall
Track Name: Valley Song (Free Download)
From floating clouds
The water shed
Through distant skies
My thoughts were led

A clap of thunder
Above my head
My watry wings
I then did spread
Track Name: Eat Drink & Be Jolly/Brooklands
In Yorkshire near Rotherham I lived in contentment
Loved a young girl and i told her my mind
my tender lover she being some rover
in anger my parents to her proved unkind

Eat drink and be jolly and care not for folly
drown away sorrows in bottles of wine
pass it to the boys in those full flowing bumpers
and play on thy fiddle to pass away time

Its a great seperation my parents have caused me
by baring my spite so their favor was won
its a great seperation like wise a vexation
and they’ll be sorry for what they have done

Adieu to bon county i’m bound for to leave you
to seek my hearts fortune in some foreign line
happy we may be at our next meeting
and upon that day we may join heart and hand

Farewell to my friends and my dear old companies
like wise the girl that i’ll not see again
this world is wide and i’ll range it in pleasure
and care not for those who’ve laid scorn out so plain

My portion is small and i now do confess it
what little i have it is all of my own
i might have had longer to spend it in pleasure
if my cruel parents had left me alone
Track Name: Sweet Nightingale
My sweetheart, come along, don't you hear the fine song,
The sweet notes of the nightingale flow
Don't you hear the fond tale of the sweet nightingale
Track Name: Time Ashore
Standing on the dockside wall
Sailing on the evening tide
Waiting for the skipper's call
Time ashore, bright hours ashore
Time ashore is over

I’ll be waiting as he goes
Tear-filled eyes, two kids in tow

I’ll think of him when he’s Iceland bound
I’ll be true not gad around

How long is it since he was mine
For more than three days at a time

I'll think of him when the nets go out
My heart is sure but my head's in doubt

As he’s trapped on the northern sea
It's ten thousand miles of uncertainty

oh life, oh love, i could lose you all
he’s following that cursed trawl

Standing on the dock side wall
The skipper finally made his call...
Track Name: Twas On One April Morning
'Twas on one April morning just as the sun was rising
'Twas on one April morning, I heard the small birds sing
They were singing Lovely Nancy, for love it is a fancy,
So sweet were the notes that I heard the small birds sing.

Young men are false and they’re full of deceiving
Young men are false and they seldom do prove true
For they're roving and they're ranging, and their hearts are always changing,
For they’re seeking to find out some pretty girl that's new.

And Oh, if I had but my own heart in keeping,
And Oh, if I had but my own heart back again
Close to my bosom I would lock it up forever
And ne’er let it wander so far from me again.

Young men, why do you spend all your long, long time in courting?
Young men, why do you spend all your long, long time in vain?
For I don't intend to marry; I would rather long tarry
So young men, don't you spend all your single life in vain.

(repeat first verse)
Track Name: Two Young Sisters
Two Young Sisters walking side by side
Oh the wind and the rain
Two Young Sisters walking side by side
Crying, oh the dreadful wind and rain

They were walking on down to the Millers Mill Dam
Walking on down to the river so wide

When one pushed the other in the water so wide

She floated on down to the millers mill dam

The Miller fished her out with his long hook and pole

He made fiddle strings from her long and curly hair

He made fiddle pegs from her little finger bones

Track Name: English Ground
The songs they hear the songs they sang
they’re whispers down through time
they made those songs to tell the truth
and now those songs are mine

the words out fathers freely gave
all in our mother tongue
the stories they are ancient
but our voices they are young

the sound it rings
and my soul sings
as our feet come down on english ground
we dance the cycle round

from padstow down to bampton
and your your home town to mine
theres treasure on these islands
theres magic in our time

we hear the sounds of africa
we hear the celtic barbed
but the treasure we are searching for
is in our own back yard

The ghosts they stand behind us
and with love they lead us on
with our foot forward as just as theres
they guide us through our song

Chorus

The words our fathers freely gave all in our mothers tongue
the stories they are ancient
but our voices they are young
Track Name: All Who Wander
I once walked this road with youth as my guide
Through field and forest so many places to hide
and i sang with the trees for to hold nature near
at the start of some journey, seemed to crystal and clear

All who wander are not lost
we just like the find in our face
once the raging rivers crossed
we will return to, return to this place

Over the hill and so far away
the eagle is soaring in full feather display
and shes certain and sure, in the wide open sky
of some brave direction her heart can’t deny

One heart like yours and one heart like mine
holding forever in the long test of time
one darkest night, one bright shiny day
holding forever as the years roll away
Track Name: Rise Out Of The Ashes
When things break down
and you’ve lost your way
and hope feels gone
or you feel afraid

Rise out of the ashes
lift your voice in song
mind the thistle branches
find strength beyond the scorn

Cause when you’re surrounded
by foes you thought were friends
or caught in a crowd
unable to defend

Cause they’ll come a day when hurt won’t feel so strong
and finally you’ll find the strength to carry on

I believe in chances
I believe in fate
just close your eyes imagine
And live for the day
Track Name: One More Time
I loved a Spanish lady who never could be mine
For she was early promised to a lord, so rich and fine
She asked me to her wedding I laughed and drank the wine
I took the chance to see her dance One more time

One more time, amigo One more time
One more time, amigo One more time
and when the circleʼs broken we are out of rhyme
Letʼs make amends and try again One more time

And once I knew an old man whose years had made him wise
I know he saw much more than I Though age had dimmed his eyes
His World was like a maypole Spinning since his prime
And glorybound, heʼd swing around One more time

My days are always numbered my treasures they are few
My purse is often empty my shoes are seldom new
My land is only borrowed my hills are there to climb
I long to see them, loved and free One more time

Tonight there was a sunset that painted up the sky
It was born in gold and scarlet in violet to die
And I wished/longer you here beside me To share the scene sublime
And to tell you that I loved you One more time

Chorus

Letʼs make amends and try again One more time
Track Name: Today
Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine today

I'll be a dandy and I'll be a rover
You'll know who I am by the song that I sing
I'll feast at your table, I'll sleep in your clover
Who cares what the morrow shall bring?

I can’t be contented by Yesterdays glory
I cant live on promises winter to spring
Today is my moment and now is my story
I'll laugh and I'll cry and I'll sing

Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine today

Ere I forget all the joy that is mine today
Track Name: Taku Mana
Taku mana,
Taku ihi
Taku tapu,
Taku wehi
||:Te reo karetu Tika pupuri
Nga ihi o te ra:||


This is a translation i found online
My mana (personal authority) my power my sacredness my awe and fear
The voice ....truly holds the power of the sun