Fly On Strangewings

by Jade

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    Also contains:
    Complete PDF booklet of liner notes and CD tray inserts;
    2 video files of Marianne performing live with Circulus in East Grinstead, 2008 - Amongst Anenomes & Mayfly (from the 'Acoustic Harvest' DVD);
    Embedded album art;
    Embedded lyrics (viewable on some devices such as the iPhone.)
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1.
Sheep in the meadow, don't stray too far from the fields Cows in the courtyard, you heed the farmer's call Farmer's boy, you work hard while you're young Hear me well, hear the song from the sea Old black crow, beware the scarecrow Too much rain, will drown young crops again Hear me well, hear the song from the sea Hear me well, hear the song from the sea Sleep, has brought me to the sea Here I sit amongst anemones Here kind sir, some flowers from the sea I, am here, amongst anemones Wishing well, your pail is dry Young lovers have stood by your side Faithful dog, you please your master well You follow where 'ere he tells Hear me well, hear the song from the sea Hear me well, hear the song from the sea
2.
Raven 02:37
Sad eyed lady with your raven, there upon your shoulder You have watched me for some time, though I am young you are older Do not let a streak of fate that might now be waiting Bind together that which should never have been created Tell your raven, fly away, for soon we must be parted Tell it to fly silently so neither of us notice I am young, you are older, time it will not change Strong though I am, I will crumble, only to be parted I have given nothing to you, you nothing to me And in the hours of the daytime, we both know it must be I once was young, you are the same, now equal we will be And in the distance, our black raven flies aimlessly Aah... Aah...
3.
Many's the day, many's the night I've walked until I thought everything was right Many's the time, I've walked to town Thinking new faces will bring me up, from feeling down Fly on Strange Wings, you choose to hang around and muddle everything And all the while he's somewhere gathering Layers of life, without me Last Monday's papers, lie on the floor Things lay antique since your last visit here before If there is no one and you need someone Our old friends will know how to get in touch with me Oh, Fly on Strange Wings, you choose to hang around and muddle everything And all the while he's somewhere gathering Layers of life, without me... Oh, Fly on Strange Wings, you choose to hang around and muddle everything And all the while he's somewhere gathering Layers of life, without me
4.
Mayfly 03:35
Oh the mayfly, that swum the waters, has now opened its wings to the sky It lifts its head up and in a short while, will sail the wind, oh by and by It's opened its wings and caught the sunlight, it's opened its wings and caught the breeze Oh such splendour and such colours shine like raindrops through its wings It's left the flowers, it's left the lakeside and soars around the hawthorn tree It spends the day in perfect splendour, unbeknown to you and me Soon it's dying, the day is over, very soon without a sound It will fall down love, to the ground love and die amongst the summer grass Oh how can it be, that such a small thing, that never does a moment's harm Should fall down love, to the ground love, never more to sing its song It's falling down love, to the earth love, I hear its song across the wind Oh the mayfly that sailed the wind love, has closed its wings to the sky
5.
Alan's Song 03:20
When, we were young, we used to climb up in the orange tree You would look around and tell me all that you could see You'd be tall and strong, you'd bang your drum And tell me how, you'd go to war, and all around the sound of laughter When, we were young, we used to climb up in the orange tree You would look around and tell me all that you could see And now, the garden, seems so small compared to yesterday The years have flown, our dreams have gone and the oranges, they are still growing When, we were young, we used to climb up in the orange tree You would look around and tell me all that you could see You'd be tall and strong, you'd bang your drum And tell me how, you'd go to war, and all around the sound of laughter And me, I'd have a house, whose shadow fell tumbling 'cross the water And all around, would be the sound, of falling leaves and laughter... When, when we were young
6.
Bad Magic 03:20
She use to make confessions to the priest who sat within Now she believes in magic signs and cards and stars and things It's bad magic, bad magic game she's in Don't you try to understand her, she might just pull you in She wears black shrouds and flowing veils When you see her, you can't help but believe those tales It's bad magic, bad magic game she's in Don't you try to understand her, she might just pull you in She was once full of pretty thoughts, like books and flowers and hymns Just lately we've all noticed that the sign are changing It's bad magic, bad magic game she's in Don't you try to understand her, she might just pull you in You'll shake hands with the devil, say hello to hell If I were you I'd let her play her games by herself It's bad magic, bad magic game she's in Don't you try to understand her, she might just pull you in
7.
Clippership 02:48
He told me he was a singer, from far across the sea He'd sailed on a clipper ship for nigh on a million leagues He talked about the places he'd seen and memories that belonged to him And though I never had been there, well in my mind he took me there In my mind he took me there, all along he really cared And together we shared memories In my mind he took me there, all along he really cared And together we shared memories He swam in the ocean, to the bed of the sea He took a pearl from an oyster shell and gave it to me He caught me a fire-bird one with colours rare And plucked for me a feather to wear in my hair He plucked for me a feather, one with colours rare And Oh! The feathers looked so fine in my hair He plucked for me a feather, one with colours rare And Oh! The feathers looked so fine in my hair But the music it played on and the singer sang his song And it rang to the highest tree, "Wait for me." And the singer sang his song and the Clipper ship sailed on Leaving just the wild sea birds to keep me company, yeh! In my mind he took me there, all along he really cared And together we shared memories In my mind he took me there, all along he really cared And together we shared memories In my mind he took me there, all along he really cared And together we shared memories In my mind he took me there, all along he really cared And together we shared memories
8.
Five Of Us 04:08
Frosted evening safe inside, there were just we five The Moon hung high reflecting light which lined the heavy skies Words and music mingled with the scent of food and wine And conversation turned back to images in time Smoke hung like curtains all around us We talked and thought in rhyme And who knows for that one moment Time stopped time, stopped within time There were only five of us, we had no thought of time We just watched the fire dance as only fire can There was no-one over my shoulder, no-one to do me harm I'm not ashamed to close my eyes and let the thoughts turn round All around the whitewashed walls shadows climbed up and down Just like in a nightmare they circled us around All of us deep in laughter until we could laugh no more And finally to watch the early morning sun Now filled with uncertainty We go with the time Wishing we were back again Wishing time to turn There were only five of us, we had no thought of time We just watched the fire dance as only fire can There was no-one over my shoulder, no-one to do me harm I'm not ashamed to close my eyes and let the thoughts turn round
9.
Cream filled sands corrugated by the ocean's hand Took a walk down to the market street Jumble sales and all the usual stalls Passed a corner cafe where I sometimes like to eat I like to sit and watch them load the ships So I sit in the sun against the harbour wall Made a necklace out of the shells of different kinds Picked from the harvest that the tide had left behind Reflections of a day nearly done And I still wonder who has lost or won Hear the shingle, hear the gulls sing An overture that leaves me smiling A daydream shaken by a sailor's laugh And I smiled back though I tried not to
10.
Mrs Adams 03:29
Have you heard the news today, Mrs Adams has passed away No more shall we pass the time, sipping on the home-made wine No more shall we pass the time, sipping on the home-made wine No more shall we pass the time, sipping on the home-made wine Have you heard the new today, my dearest friend has passed away All I have left is a biscuit tin, the one she kept her photographs in All I have left is a biscuit tin, the one she kept her photographs in All I have left is a biscuit tin, the one she kept her photographs in Yes I've heard the news today, Mrs Adams has passed away I have seen her room is dark and I have seen her curtains shut I have seen her room is dark and I have seen her curtains shut I have seen her room is dark and I have seen her curtains shut No more shall we pass the time Yes I've heard the news today, I had no chance to say goodbye She hadn't finished telling me all about her holiday She hadn't finished telling me all about her holiday She hadn't finished telling me all about her holiday No more shall we pass the time
11.
Fly me to the north, to where the gentle lilacs never bloom To where their fragrance never once again will enter my room To where the whiteness is the only thing that I can see. I just don't want to have to feel your sadness all around me Fly me to where the branches of the tall oak tree can't shield me To where the butterfly will never again, fly past me To where the moonbeams cannot light the sadness of your face To where the cold will numb my heart, so that you cannot hurt me But on the way I will stop, by the bluest of all seas I will find me a sea-smooth shell And I will listen to the softness as I put it to my ear To my ear, to my ear, to my ear Fly me to the north, to where the gentle lilacs never bloom To where their fragrance never once again will enter my room To where the whiteness is the only thing that I can see I just don't want to have to feel your sadness all around... me
12.
I don't mean harm, I don't mean wrong But I love this house like the family But the same old mirror, in the same old hall, Shows old reflections of me There's letters from across the sea, wish you could be here with me, Photographs and magazines kept in boxes and tins And things to pass the time away books to read no toys to play Attics full of yesterday, where I pass my time today I've got to get away from the family, Though they say they love me Got to find myself new company, Go to do that just for me I've got to get away from the family, Though they say they love me Got to find myself new company, Go to do that just for me Can't remember any other home, than the one I've lived in here I can't remember any other street, than the one outside here Same room same bed same chimney, the same pictures looking at me Same curtains in the hallway, where we used to play There's things to pass the time away books to read no toys to play Attics full of yesterday, where I pass my time today I've got to get away from the family, Though they say they love me Got to find myself new company, Go to do that just for me I've got to get away from the family, Though they say they love me Got to find myself new company, Go to do that just for me I've got to get away from the family, Though they say they love me Got to find myself new company, Go to do that just for me I've got to get away from the family, Though they say they love me Got to find myself new company, Go to do that just for me
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Swallow 04:23
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credits

released August 1, 1970

Musicians:

Marian Segal - vocals, acoustic guitars
Dave Waite - vocals, acoustic guitars, banjo
Rod Edwards - vocals, harpsichord, piano, organ
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Pete Sears - bass guitar
James Litherland - electric guitar
Terry Cox - drums, finger cymbals
Clem Cattini - drums
Mick Waller - drums
Phil Dennys - strings
John Harper - electric violin
Michael Rosen - acoustic guitars, rhythm guitars
Pete York - congas, percussion
John Wetton - bass

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