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MAGNA CARTA

251a-THE BRIDGE AT KNARESBOROUGH TOWN – C1 Do M

Magna Carta

 

If you should come

to Knaresborough town
Look for a woman

that knows me well


Light are her eyes

and fine her gown
And she goes by the bridge

at Knaresborough town

The rivers flows

on many a year
Through summer green

and autumn brown


And men have lived

and men have died
That walked the bridge

at Knaresborough town

 

---sitar break---

And if you come

upon the day
When ter all

the fields were found


The words of ruin

the thoughts of peace
That curse the bridge

at Knaresborough town

Now you who listen

mind you well
For twice the time

has come around


The bridge did fall

so who knows when
There'll be no world

for Knaresborough town

251b-SONG OF EVENING – Mi M

Magna Carta

 

Pastel shades the hour
When evening climbs the sky
And burns a golden highway to the west


And the distant city sounds
Caress the trembling leaves
To die among the far horizon shores

Then the song of the evening comes in

gentle harmony
And lingers 'til the closing, of the day
Just a song of evening flows on
like some tumbling river
And like a river flows away

 

I look beyond the window
Where twisted shadows play
And trees are bare below

 

the frozen stars
The stranger hurries through the cold
His collar round his ears
Dreaming words of comfort and a fire

Then the song of the evening comes in

gentle harmony
And lingers 'til the closing, of the day
Just a song of evening flows on
like some tumbling river
And like a river flows away

251c-FALKLAND GREENE – Mi m

Magna Carta

 

Were I the morning star
I could never shine so fair
Lady in your sequin gown
Riding on a milk with palfrey


Popinjay and minstrel Gaily
Riding down a forest road
Knights and ladies come ye well


To be at Falkland Greene
To be at Falkland Greene

Sand your coat of steel my lord
You could have a winesome favour
Ride you fair and speak you well
Maybe know a lady’s pleasure


Stuart lord in gold and crimson
Hunt the boar and fleetfoot deer
Poet if your lines be true


Then come to Falkland Greene
Come to Falkland Greene

 

Blow cold the winter wind
Whistle you a mournful song
Jesters words they pealed like bells
Down below the rims of Lomond


Flew the hawk and waltzed the courtier
In the gardens were they seen
In days of wine and madrigal


Down at Falkland Greene
Down at Falkland Greene

252a-ISN'T IT FUNNY (NOT A LITTLE BIT STRANGE) – Mi M

Magna Carta

 

I asked a glowworm how would it be
If you'd light the way for me
Oh no he said oh no he said
You step on my head he said
Oh no he said
You step on my head…

I asked a coalman just for a laugh
How many times did he take a bath
As many times said he,

as the bath takes me

Ooooh
Isn't it funny

and not a little bit strange
Like a biscuit on a plane

going south to the sun

 

I told a clean-cut political man
We can change the world we can
Oh no said he (oh no said he)
I let the world change me
(Oh no said he)
I let the world change

Oh I asked a wise man
Where could I go,

to ease my mind and take it slow
he said try the moon,

I've heard it's cool up there

Ooooh

Isn't it funny

and not a little bit strange
That a man works his day

and he just fades away

252b-FATHER JOHN – Fa# m

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Slowly steals the dawn
in a grey December way
tired night has closed her eyes
as if to say
Oh let all the world be light
each darkened room
‘til I return

Father John
wakes early
dons a faded robe
breathes a prayer
then hurries where
the air is cold
It’s Sunday come round again
maybe one face more or less
in church today


Oh can’t you see Father John?
Oh can’t you see Father John?

Miss Pringle and Miss Prendergast
and George who does the brass
are there

 

to say the words they’ve said
for twenty years
and no-one knows or cares,
safe in the security
of thing they see and want to be
believing in a word for growing old

Oh can’t you see Father John
no-one seems to want your words of love
any more
Can’t you see Father John?


Like the stain-glass window fathers
in last September cobwebs
God does not belong here anymore

Benediction said and done the echoes die
and silence fills the walls
High above him on the wind
the rooks sail in the torn winter sky
Just an old man with frosted hair
believing a dream
of love

Father John
Father John
Father John

254a-THAT WAS YESTERDAY – C1 Mi M

Magna Carta

 

 

Diadems and gems that glitter
painted faces turning
lady played the harpsichord
where now the brambles grow


hopes and schemes
like old men's dreams
some have gone astra
the world could never change you said
but that was yesterday

peacocks, mannequin paraded
on your velvet lawn
servants at your beck and call
to bring your wine and roses

 

the songs your lovers made for you
were soon to fade away
the world could never change you said
but that was yesterday

fortunes come and go like winter
blossoms into spring
you woke one morning so unknowing
and all the money gone


you said goodbye to finery
and the friends who used to say
we're with you until the end of time
but that was yesterday


we're with you until the end of time
but that was yesterday

254b-TWO OLD FRIENDS – C1 Re M

Magna Carta

 

Two old friends of mine
I saw them only yesterday
They where there But I

got the feeling
They had gone away,


Gone away

from each other
And I was alone
Killing time
A stranger in the silence

of their company

Two old friends of mine
Is this all life has left of you?
Who took the laughter, the times
We said what we were going to do?


When we were grown

and ready
To take on the world,

with a song
And now the tune is one
You can't remember

 

*Who lost the reason
For being together?
Who says the money

won't go round?


*Once it was love
And we'll live on a shoestring
But they don't give no mortgage
On a castle in the air

Two old friends of mine
A dripping tap
And a broken old chair


And if I read between the lines
Someone's lonely
Someone doesn't care


If it's all gone

by tomorrow
For tomorrow's been and gone
Like a bird
That has no home…

255a-WISH IT WAS – C1 Re M

Magna Carta

 

If I had words like a hammer
If I had powers unreal
Then I would tear down Meggido
And I would bring you songs of love


And every child of tomorrow
Safely in it's bed could lie
And hate would die of starvation

Wish it was (I wish it was)
Wish it was the day it was
Wish it was
I wish it was
Wish it was the day

I'll find an old man lonely
In the autumn of his year
I'll find the young one hoping
To induce himself in love


And to both I give a rainbow
Neither side can make it on their own
Young and old come together

 

Wish it was (I wish it was)
Wish it was the day it was
Wish it was
I wish it was
Wish it was the day

I'll find some magic morning
I'll take a boat out on the sea
Maybe run before the west wing
To bring you songs of love


And every fear for tomorrow
In my head could surely lie
You and I we'd be together

Wish it was (I wish it was)
Wish it was the day it was
Wish it was
I wish it was
Wish it was the day

255b-HIGHWAY TO SPAIN – Fa# m

Magna Carta

 

Two drifters running free

heading for the sun
rolling down a highway

to Spain


we were almost finished,

before we had begun
and nothing,

nothing would be the same

From Rouen down to Toulouse

that old transit saw us well
rolling through the vineyards

on the hill


bread and cheese in a sleepy town

heading out as the sun went down
counting up the money

for a small hotel

Down that highway to Spain
strangers to the sun
who knows when we'll be back again
on that highway to Spain
the race is on again, my friend

 

South of Saragossa,

aiming for Madrid
where mirages danced fandangos

on the plain


we ran out of money,

I can't remember just what we did
but I recall we got there

just the same

Down that highway to Spain
strangers to the sun
who knows when we'll be back again
on that highway to Spain
the race is on again, my friend

256a-AIRPORT SONG – Mi M

Magna Carta

 

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh
Sitting in the airport lounge
I'm waiting for a plane
Everything is grounded
For the fog is down again

 

I should be leaving in the morning
On a flight for Singapore
With a guitar and a suitcase and a face
In a photograph…

Dozing with a coffee

and a drooping cigarette
And the dog eared Sunday supplement
And still I can't forget


I should be leaving in the morning
On a plane bound for the sun
With a guitar and a suitcase and a face
In a photograph…

 

The hands on the clock
Turn around and around
Dragging past the hours
'Till the dawning of the day
And the girl in information
With her eyes on affirmation
She's turning with a smile

to break the news

I cannot quite believe it,

but I thought I heard her say
"The customs all have woken up,

the fog is on it's way"


So I'll be leaving in the morning
On a plane bound for the sun
With a guitar and a suitcase and a face
In a photograph

Oooh, ooh ooh ooh

Yes I'll be leaving in the morning
On a plane bound for the sun

256b-WINTER SONG – Re m
Magna Carta


Falling leaves turn to gold
Silver flowers on my window
Spirit of the fading year
gently slips away

He knows not where
He cannot say, oh no
Naked trees in the sky
Stars are shining clear and cold
The minstrel of the ages sings of

oh so long ago
An age old tune without a name
No one knows

 

In the white falling snow
The pilgrim travels on
His face towards the sun
Beyond the open road he travels on

Past the lamp shining windows
And faces by the fire
Before the midnight hour
For Christmas time
has come around again

Go to sleep, little child
You shouldn't be awake
Go to sleep little child
Time to let the night go by

Waiting for the sound of a magic sleigh
The chimneys not too tall they say
Or the roof too high for a reindeer to fly
No not too high for a reindeer to fly

257a-SUNDAY ON THE RIVER – Sol M

Magna Carta

 

Where the wind  blows

willow weep, water deep  running along, the weir   

and the boat  goes

on the water brown, whirling round                

flashing his eyes in the sun

 

Sunday on the river       

with the time  flo-wing by

          

I catch the morning

row a while row, just lie back and           

gaze at the sky        

reeds are swaying

beyond their head, where instead                         

of gloomy walls, trees roll by

 

Sunday  on the river      

with the time  flowing by

 

(bridge)

 Na, na, na, na, na ,na, na        

I want you here by me        

where the water's cool, 

in the river pool   

and no one's around, to see

 

Where the wind  blows

willow weep, water deep                 

running along, the weir      

and the boat  goes

on the water brown, whirling round                       

flashing his eyes in the sun

 

Sunday on the river       

with the time flowing by

Sunday  on the river        

with the time  flowing by

257b-TOOK A LONG TIME – Mi M
Magna Carta

 

I left my home in the wide north country,

 turned my back on the nine to five.

 I said goodbye to child horizons,

 I must have made enough to stay alive.

 You and I were friends from way back,

 just drinking cognac through the dawn.

 Putting right the wrongs in the laughter and the songs

 that said all we knew, all we believed in

 and you know

 it took a long time, took a long time, just to know ya

 took a long time, took a long time in the end

 

took a long time, took a long time just to know ya

 to know my friend

Now broken rocks don't make no highway

 and fallen stars don't mend no sky.

 She is lying here beside me,

 don't ever really have to ask a reason why.

 And you and I we should not worry,

 for all things they say will find a way.

 Who knows where it ends

where the road winds where it bends

God knows, it might just roll on forever.

 

 

And you know,

 it took a long time, took a long time, just to know ya took a long time, took a long time in the end

 Took a long time, took a long time just to know ya,

 to know my friend

 

And you know,

 it took a long time, took a long time, just to know ya took a long time, took a long time in the end

 Took a long time, took a long time just to know ya,

 to know my friend

 

I feel the wind that shakes the barley

 I've seen the writing on the wall

 Just when it seemed I got to know ya

I never knew you at all

257c-ELIZABETHAN – Si m
Magna Carta

 

My lady is so fair

and bright the river flows,  beneath her window shows  

a mirror for her face and for her hair

a mirror for her face and for her hair

 

if I had words to tell 

a gallant lover I would be and offer on a bended knee

all  that I am and serve her well

all  that I am and serve her well

and when the soft wind blows

reeds by the water mere, 

turning their heads can hear   

the sound of her voice where she goes  

the sound of her voice where she goes

 

If I could make,  the gentle rain play

music for her ears

to hear my name

 

 My lady is so fair

and bright the river flows,  beneath her window shows

a mirror for her face and for her hair

a mirror for her face and for her hair

 

259a-BEYOND THE ISLE OF SKY – Mi m

Magna Carta

             

Boat ride on the water

sea roll on the shore

girl with eyes of the morning

singing she climbs the hill

 

Come ye winds from the borderland

  broken dreams can fly

above the poor and the rich man

beyond the isle…

of Skye

 

---guitar break---

 

Fisher ride on the water

straining the sea through a net

mountain lining the skyway

where the eagle sails in the sun

 

Come ye winds from the borderland

 broken dreams can fly

above the poor and the rich man

beyond the Isle …

of Skye

 

beyond the Isle …of Skye

258a-RING OF STONES – C2 Fa# m

Magna Carta

 

The painted face of evening

shrouds the sleeping day

voices in the twilight,

murmur

 

The trees that lean toward the sky

shake their weathered bones

and timeless magic lingers here

among the ring of stones

        

Like circles on the water

beneath the rising moon

a churchbell tolls the fading notes

of ti-------------me

 

a fallen king of long ago

sleeps the years alone

and a night wind hums a requiem

amidst the ring of stones

 

and down a stairway to Valhallah

it's steps of burning gold

and a servant of a lifetime by his side

 

with a dagger and a coat of steel

to see him on his way,

on his way-----

      

---ORGAN BREAK---

 

Di-anna sails her sea of cloud

above her silver bowl

the spirits of the darkness

fill the ai--------------r

 

and me I'm just a travellin' boy

so many miles from home

and they say the devil, walks the road

beneath the ring of stones

258b-ARE YOU GOING MY WAY – Do M

Magna Carta

 

Too Too Too Too   Too Too Too Too Too

Too Too Too Too   Too Too Too Too Too

 

Are you going my way?

Have you time to take a ride on?

Down an easy Highway    

beneath the sunny sky   

Chewing grass

 

In the meadow in the sun   

Have a love together

In the world no symphony just,

Talk about the weather, 

The way it used to be , you know

 

Not so very long ago, 

not so very long ago

 

Time to laugh at the sun

Stay inside on a rainy day

We did'nt know

it couldn't last 

 

Too Too Too Too   Too Too Too Too Too

Too Too Too Too   Too Too Too Too Too

 

Time to laugh at the sun

Stay inside on a rainy day

We did'nt know

it couldn't last 

 

 

Are you going my way?

Leave the city far behind you

Such an easy highway

The way it used to be you know

 

Not so very long ago, 

not so very long ago

Not so very long ago, 

not so very long ago

 

Are you going , going my way ....... (repeat and fade)

259b-EVERGREEN – Mi M

Magna Carta

 

One to one is the general rule

applies to most of us 

you  can't fool love

she leads you in the dance

  you take her hand

you take a chance, and I

 

sometimes feel like a man possessed

of all the love I need

to keep me on the rails 

and then again I get my days

when I cannot see,

the way ahead at all so I turn to you

 

Evergreen it don't matter

if the cold wind is blowing

if the dark clouds are flying,

high across the moon

Evergreen she's a lover

like a young tree in the summer

she sees me through my winter

and she'll touch me

touch me in the spring

 

Fingers reach to touch and teach

in words and notes that each of us can hear

and see in a special way,

that move you still 

and yet you say, I wonder

 

love's a word you can't define,

it's there in every singers line

it hits you in so many ways,

it's hard to find,

not easy to say that I need you

 

and I 

oh I must concede

I'm a man who needs to know

there's always someone there,

just to see me through

 

there are days

when I get so low,

when I

cannot see, the way

ahead at all

so I turn to you

 

Evergreen it don't matter

if the cold wind is blowing

if the dark clouds are flying,

high across the moon

 

Evergreen she's a lover

like a young tree in summer

she sees me through my winter

and she'll touch me

 

Evergreen it don't matter

if the cold wind is blowing

if the dark clouds are flying,

high across the moon

 

Evergreen she's a lover

like a young tree in summer

she sees me through my winter

and she'll touch me

right where it hurts

 

Evergreen she's a lover

I wouldn't want no other  at all

 

 

260b-WHITE SNOW DOVE – Re m

Magna Carta

 

When the last of the wine has sunk in the jar

and sleep fills my weary  eyes

then I see my love   like a white snow dove

like a white snow dove she flies

 

for she and I are ships that sail

for a league on the rolling sea

then I see my love   like a white snow dove

like a white snow dove flies she

 

---Guitar break---

 

come stay by me come lay by me

come pass the long night away

for you fly like a dove   like a white snow dove

yes you fly like a dove to me

 

x

260a-IDDLE WIND – Re m

Magna Carta

 

 An idle wind passes the shore

  can I not love you anymore

  you're like the skyline soft and fair

  you're always changing always there

 

and the idle wind

brings the changes

and the idle wind

brings the strangeness

and the idle wind

leaves you name less

 

 wind shift the mist, wind lift the spray

 wind would you take my love away

 she's like a rainbow in the sky

 she's only colours  in my eye

 

and the idle wind

brings the changes

and the idle wind

brings the strangeness

and the idle wind

leaves you nameless

 

 in silent space white gulls glide

 love is on  the ebbing tide

 and as the wind comes it cools the sun

I observe the colours as they run

 

and the idle wind

brings the strangeness

and the idle wind

leaves you nameless

260c-TIME FOR THE LIVING – Mi M

Magna Carta

 

The wind blows the ashes of summer,

and pulls the tar

paper face on the plumbing

 

the marmalade cat,

with dark mangled ears

slips through the fence without pausing

 

this is my world and home

football and marbles

and coming home late if you dare

 

I   look at the face in the mirror,

I know it so well,

but I don’t know at all

 

and the child books are weary,

and fade on the shelves

with things that were precious

now dusty

 

this is my yesterday

and the friends that I knew,  have all gone

 

now - and now

now … is the time

for the leavin’

 

in a corner she sits,  by the fire

she seeks the words

that somehow elude her

 

and the yesterday face, 

a picture with moustache

looks down to the ground

from the mantelpiece

 

this is my world alone

the blue cotton dress and the man

on the cross on the wall ---

 

then why must you go, 

are the words that she’s found

there’s a job in the paper, that’s firm

 

five minutes away from the place that you built

and the prospects get better, they say

how can I tell you now

good-bye   must be all I can say

 

and now and now

now … is the time  for the leavin’ (repeat to fade)

524a-WAYFARIN’ – Si M

Magna Carta

 

The clock tolls the hour and the morning's come

and the wreck of the meal is on the table

now I lay by your side,

when the candle lit has died

and I couldn't find the words

 for to tell you

 

so I'll bid you farewell as you're sleeping

and you stand all alone in your world

the words that we shared are

but shadows that fly

through the hours that run

without waiting to say goodbye

(Goodbye) say goodbye

(Goodbye) say goodbye

 

I'm going out upon the highway

aiming for a city line

sky above and the road beyond

and I'm movin' on

and I'm movin' on

 

waiting in the freezing rain

maybe hitch a southern ride

a plastic meal on a motorway

and the city lights that burn the sky

 

*no one around and you know you're a long

*way from home

 

I'm going easy down the highway

 looking out for something new

sky above and the road beyond

and I'm movin' on,

I'm movin'

 

The sun burns the sky and it sinks in the west

and my footsteps lead down to the sea

now I'm far away

but I seem to hear you say

take care my love while you're gone

(Goodbye) movin' on

 (Goodbye) movin' on

547a-DANNY – Sol M

Magna Carta

 

Danny come runnin' through the

July morning

little boy laughing

at the, wind in his hair

 

sun on the apples dapples

faces in the morning

maybe he's listening,

maybe he hears

the voices of the summer in his ears

 

Daddy's on the road bound for,

San Sebastian

mama she's a lady,

with ringlets in her hair

 

Danny's got a rabbit

that is bigger than a tiger

maybe he's listening, maybe

he hears an

echo on the highway (echo on the highway)

 

the voices of the summer in his ears

 

Danny and the old man

hand in hand together

 kicking at the football

 in the cool of the day

 

picking up the memories

 that the old one had forgotten

something is stirring from down over the years

the voices of the summer in his ears

 

Danny come runnin' through the,

July morning

(Danny come runnin' through the, July morning)

 little boy laughing at the,

wind in his hair (little boy laughing)

at the wind in his hair

547b-OLD MAN – C1 Si m

Magna Carta

 

Old man

withered and dry

yesterday's hero,

you say

 

Time flys

on half open eyes

so hold back tomorrow

today

 

 I can see clear, by the ribbons you wear

you started a battle, or two

So how do you feel

when you're broken and down

and nobody's got any time

oh, you…

 

Old man

sleeping alone

careless and tired

of staggering

 

Time flys

on half open eyes

and the vintage is ready

for the gathering

034b-PARLIAMENT HILL – Re M

Magna Carta

 

Nothing to do

but watch the clouds go sailing by

thinking of you

see you walking in my mind

and all the doubts are left behind the sunshine.

 

if you come to Parliament Hill

for a while to look and see

nobody there on Parliament Hill, only me…

 

Head in the grass

watch the sky above me turn to blue

I never knew

 living is so easy when you

leave the things behind that bring you down.

 

if you come to Parliament Hill

for a while to look and see

nobody there on Parliament Hill, only me…

 

*children by the seat

flying kites in the wind

know nothing much at all of you and me

 

*pulling on the strings

of the faces in the sky

floating high up in a world you cannot see.

 

break

 

and you should know

I like you near me all of the time

so don't ever go

you are all I need to know

and all I need to know is what is mine

 

if you come to Parliament Hill

for a while to look and see

nobody there on Parliament Hill, only me…

 

if you come to Parliament Hill

if you come to Parliament Hill

would you come with me

035a-SONG FOR JOHN – Do M

Magna Carta

 

I will sing of you now,

old friend of my childhood

 when the memories grow stronger

and the hard times are dead

 

 and I see you so clear

old cloth cap and blue eyes

 and your words and your laughter,

still ring in my head

 

 and there were times when I thought,

 life could not change you

 that you were of iron

and hard as a stone

 

 then I lifted the veil

and I saw you were fooling

 for gentle, hurt easy,

 like a child you were lost

 

 for time and a river

they roll on together

 who knows where we're going to,

or where we came from

 

Oh John, there was no one to touch you

 Lord knows I miss you,

 now that you've gone

 

 And I saw through your eyes,

that the snow it lay whiter

 that the deeps they were deeper,

that the summers ran dry

 

 and the rivers were oceans

deep rolling in splendour

 the trees they were giants,

that talked with the sky

 

Then one morning they found you,

like a child as if sleeping

 but open hand stretching,

wide eyed to the sky

 

 and the void that you left,

was too deep for the filling

 and the love that you gave us,

oh it never will die

for time and a river

they roll on together

 who knows where we're going to

or where we came from

 

 Oh John, there was no one to touch you

 Lord knows I miss you,

 now that you've gone

036a-ROMEO JACK – Re M

Magna Carta

 

Baby lonely crying in the rain

says she'll never be the same again

she found she'd been locked outside last night

he was the friend who said he'd see her right

 

she reached the point, of no return

and now she can't come back

let the Devil take the highroad to Romeo Jack

 

Your conquests hang like washing on your line

you got it all worked out, it's working fine

when the tree ain't in the orchard

and the fruit is free for all

you let chance shake the apples and you

catch 'em as they fall

 

The rain can't damp your ardour

better wear your plastic mac

and it's quite OK to lie on, Romeo Jack

 

a flower by the roadside, turns her

face toward the sun, and sits in a dream

and what use is a flower, when it's

hidden out of sight and can't be seen

 

The womens' league is up in arms again

it needs a sense of purpose now and then

they're shocked they say, about the things you do

but give them half a chance and they'd do it too

the best laid plans of mice and men

are running rather slack

they seek him here, they seek him there

illusive Romeo Jack

 

I've heard it said you've almost had your run

and all your moral values are undone

and when at Twenty Five you're past your best

then leave the shattered remnants to the rest

and to show yourself from time to time

you haven't lost the knack

pack your bags and come and join us Romeo Jack

 

pack your bags and come and join us Romeo Jack

pack your bags and come and join us Romeo Jack

036b-SCARECROW – C1 Mi M

Magna Carta

 

Soldier,

in a field of green

 worn out suit of yesterday

 

 faithful,

have I always been,

 standing in the wind and rain

 

 but if only I'd a song to sing

 I'd sing it every day

 

 Stand alone,

beneath the sky,

 in summer heat and winter snow

 

 my eyes are blind,

my voice is dumb,

 the wind has blown my hat away

 

 but if only I'd a song to sing

 I'd sing it every day

 

*Changing seasons

all around me

 Each one with a tale of his own to tell…

 

 I'm all alone here,

in a field unseen

 reaching for, the stars above

 

 silence fills

my head of straw,

 the moon shines on a world of love

 

 oh! if only I'd a song to sing

 I'd sing it every day

037a-FOREVER – Sol M

Magna Carta

 

Forever

is tomorrow and a day

And I know that if they throw it all away

Life would still go on forever

 

Imagine

falling from a star

Not just a thousand years

Not just a million miles

 

Forever and for more

It would be hard for you

to surely comprehend

 

Forever, forever, forever

 

*I've seen the fussing and the fighting

I've seen the struggle to be free

I've known the laughter and the sorrow

There'll always be tomorrow

waiting there

 

Forever

as the wind blows from the sea

You and I shall be together just to see

It is no ordinary consequence of time

We're prisoners on the line

037b-DOWN ALONG UP – Sol M

Magna Carta

 

Run, run the morning's come

and the air's like wine about me

run, run the morning's come

and the night is far behind

 

blow, blow the morning wind

turn the leaves around me

blossoms fall like summer snow

for gentle feet to tread

 

run, run the river runs

if I look into your pools

would I see her smile

 

blow, blow the summer wind

running on before me

take the words that fill my heart

and say I'm on my way

 

run, run the river run

say I'm on my way

blow, blow the summer wind

say I'm on my way

038a-GIVE ME NO GOODBYE – C2 Mi m

Magna Carta

 

Give me no goodbye

though it's time for you to go

give no reason why

I don't really want to know

 

When your love walks alone in your memory

and the bed in the corner is dumb

 the swallow has turned from the north wind

hiding his face in the sun,

 

yes he does so you run

 

Give me no goodbye

though it's time for you to go

give no reason why

I don't really want to know

 

I was your friend for a moment

a flame in the night for you to burn

to take, whenever you were hungry

to teach, with someone there to learn,

 

yes you do so you turn

 

yes you turn

yes you turn,

from me my love

 

Give me no goodbye

 though it's time for you to go

give no reason why

I don't really want to know

 

got no time, got no time,

got no time to make or mend

there's no time, there's no time,

there's no time at all my friend

 

Give me no goodbye

though it's time for you to go

  give no reason why

 I don't really want to know

 

give me no goodbye  give me no goodbye…

038b-STING OF THE GIN – La m

Magna Carta

 

There's a cold rain falling from the sky above

and I'm lost as a woman on a drifter's love

there's a singin' in the wire,

there's a singin' in my head

and I can't find my own way home you can

 

tell by the style and the cut of my clothes

I've seen better days god only knows

I'm like a one man bandit at the Alamo

Running from the guns again

just running from the guns again

 

 It's in the bite of the whisky

it's in the kiss of the wine

it's in the touch of Tequila

or the fruit of the vine

 

but the very next morning,

when you let yourself in

and she asks you what happened,

you blame it on the sting of the gin

 

big man picking up a telephone

he's got a woman in the city, got a woman at home

he waits for a line, then he hangs up in time

and reaches for the bottle again you can

 

 lose your job and the money's all gone

and it don't look too good in the cold light of dawn

so you have a little drink, just to set you up again

for tomorrow

 

 It's in the kick of the vodka

 it's in the hush of the rye

sweet Amon-till-ado

gently kiss you goodbye

 

it's a way of forgetting,

the state that you're in

when no one believes you you

blame it on the sting of the gin

 

sting of the gin

039a-WILD GEESE – Re M

Magna Carta

 

Beyond the salty tideway,

and the wide deserted shore

the sea mixes colours

with the sky

 

and the wild geese come, winging in,

like sails upon the wind

wayfaring strangers

to the land

 

now I wonder what it's like to be,

beyond the midnight sun

with the diamond ice field's flashing

and the long day never done

 

Well I seem to here them

calling, in the language of the free

the spirit, of the wide

north land

 

there are times and situations,

where a man must stand alone

believing he never,

never had a friend

 

the walls crowd in to crush him

and words pierce him to the bone,

for he tries so hard to make it,

and he finds he just can't take it,

in the end

 

short flute solo

 

but there's a lesson in the silence,

you know it's as ageless as the sun

you're never, given more,

than you can bear

 

and though you might just call to question,

all the things that you have done

that ain't gonna take you

anywhere

 

for sunset bloods the water,

the wind blows endlessly

the wild geese fly the ancient trails,

across the evening sky

 

and I seem to hear them calling,

in the language of the free

the spirit, of the wide north land

the spirit, of the wide north land

039b-LIVING WITH A WOMAN LIKE YOU-

Sol M                             Magna Carta

 

I get home weary

don't have a lot to say

I turn my back on

the end of a working day

 

sound of the city

coming off the street

you can feel the rhythm

right through your feet

 

living ain't easy times

you don't have a clue

but I got all I need

 just living with a woman like you

 

don't have much money

or travel in a limosine

no friends of fashion

or places where faces are seen

 

well I got you and it matters a lot

no point in missin' what you just ain't got

I might be crazy nothin' more I can do

but I got all I need

just living with a woman like you

with a woman like you

 

we've been here so long

we both got each other

and I hope that's the way it will stay

it's been a long song wouldn't sing another

though I know that iy's easy to say

 

All in all, you can fight 'til the end of the line

Run for the money, and I'm runnin' most of the time

well I got you and a little bit more

love is together that's what it's for

it's all I can take I'm just makin' it through

but I got all I need just

living with a woman like you

with a woman like you

god I got all I need just

living with a woman like you

040a-SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES – Do M

Magna Carta

 

I got the blues from my baby

left me by the San Francisco Bay,

The ocean liner's

gone so far away.

 

Didn't mean to treat her so bad,

she was the best girl I ever have had,

She said goodbye, I can take a cry,

 I want to lay down and die.

 

I ain't got a nickel

and I ain't got a lousy dime.

She don't come back,

think I'm going to lose my mind.

 

If she ever gets back to stay,

it's going to be another brand new day,

Walking with my baby

down by the San Francisco Bay.

 

BREAK

 

Sitting down looking from my back door, wondering which way to go,

The woman I'm so crazy about,

she don't love me no more.

 

Think I'll catch me a freight train,

'cause I'm feeling blue,

And ride all the way to the end of the line, thinking only of you.

 

Meanwhile, in another city,

 just about to go insane,

Thought I heard my baby, Lord,

the way she used to call my name.

 

If I ever get her back to stay,

 it's going to be another brand new day,

Walking with my baby

down by the San Francisco Bay.

 

Walking with my baby

down by the San Francisco Bay.

 

Walking with my baby

down by the San Francisco Bay.

040b-ULYSSES – Re M

Magna Carta

 

Ice flowers on your window

you know it's cold outside

sparks flyin' to the night sky

but I'm here with you beside me now

 

naked as a child

naked as a child

 

time finds a weary traveller

on such a night as this

I feel you stir against me

I kiss away the dark and lonely times

 

we've been alone

Lady, we've been alone

 

Oh, my mistress is the guitar

and my lover she's the song

times we were the best of friends and

but I know here in my heart

how much I needed you

and that's all I can say

 

can't think of one good reason

to cause you pain

my life is but a season

and restless as the tide and I'm movin' on

 

and in your arms again

in your arms again

 

Oh, my mistress is the guitar

and my lover she's the song

times we were the best of friends and

but I know here in my heart

how much I love you

and that's all I can say

and that's all I can say

041a-NOTHING SO BAD – Re M

Magna Carta

 

We were talking

just yesterday

And the night was so still and warm

and the earth was dry,

waiting for the rain to cry

That it's all over

 

I can hear you

so clear

And your words filled the night with pain

Everywhere you try to run

there's nowhere left to go

 

Everything you try to be

nobody wants to know

You're all so busy growing

there's little left to grow…

Left to grow

 

So old friends

don't you be so sad

For nothing's so bad

it can't get better in the end

nothing's so bad

it can't get better

 

flute & guitar solo

 

I can see you

so clear

Just holding a drink you did not need

and your eyes were angry,

 

brooding like a storm

that breaks,

the clears the sky

 

So old friend

don't you be so sad

For nothing's so bad

it can't get better in the end

nothing's so bad

 it can't get better

041b-FACES OF LONDON – Sol M

Magna Carta

 

There are lights on the water

they shine on a river

from St. Pauls down to Gravesend,

they shine to the sea

 

and I'm sick and I'm tired

footsore and weary

the faces of London,

got nothing on me

 

???

got by on a coffee

songs of the rivers, of the

hills and old ways

 

and the faces of London

no time for the stopping

each one an island,

in a big lonely sea

 

*the wind blows the paper

past the underground stations

the streets are deserted

and cold as a grave

 

*I remember on leaving

your last words so well

you'll always survive,

if you've something to sell

 

accordion break

 

now it's four in the morning

the cold neon mourning

there's a Rolls rolling homeward

and the driver he's yawning

 

and I'm sharing this moment

with a drunk and a bottle

two faces of London

with nowhere to go

042a-IN TOMORROW – Mi M

Magna Carta

 

There's a time before the morning

when the earth is hushed and still

and the streetlights lose their halos

and the cats slide home to bed

 

it's mostly then I miss you, see your

sweet face on the pillow by my side

and it's cold here in tomorrow

and I got no place to hide

 

I've loved the perfect strangers

had my share of old fairweather friends

but I did not lack for comfort

when I was lost and had no place to go

 

I see us walk beside the river

feel the warm wind touch your hair

then we fade into tomorrow

and I'm miles from anywhere

 

*I gotta do what I gotta do

there's no special, reason to give

God knows,

 I wouldn't do it any other way

 

*I need the wheels and a changin' tide

like the desert needs the rain

there's nothing more than I can say

more than I can say

 

Guitar break

 

so leave your lovelight burning

Honeybabe, I'm coming home

I'll be real as daybreak (daybreak… )

not just sweet words on a telephone

 

and shut the crazy

world outside the door

and I'll love you 'til tomorrow

takes me down the road once more

 

I'll love you 'til tomorrow

takes me down the road once more

I'll love you 'til tomorrow

042b-RAINY DAY COMPANION – Mi M

Magna Carta

 

Well we were young

and that doesn't really matter now

those days were fun

and that's all that really matters now

 

my rainy day companion

my rainy day companion

 

well I don't know

why I turn the pages now

the words seem so clear

although my eyes are misty

 

now my rainy day companion

my rainy day companion

 

*Time after time I've been

 changing my mind I've been

living from day to day

 

then you find that you're

trapped on the line and there's

 nothing at all you can say

 

Though there were nights

I thought might last forever now

but that's not, right

for nothing lasts forever now

 

my rainy day companion

my rainy day companion

my rainy day companion

043a-WILD HORSES – Re M

Magna Carta

 

You and I just wild horses

aiming for the sun

 You and I were younger then and growing

 

And the old grey house in the winter wild

And the springtime of the year

She loved us like a mother does her children

She loved us like a mother does her children

 

Fishin' in a trout stream,

running wild along the dale.

We were free as the clouds in the morning.

 

No T.V. or electric light

and the darkness fell like a winter's night

 And silence was a friend you did not question

Silence was a friend you did not question

 

All of these changes we've been through

And seen through together

Follow the changes and know that the

Past lives within you forever...

Forever, forever

 

You and I just young dreamers

 lying in the grass

And the long shadowed evening behind us

 

 Living out our freedom

never knowing that we asked

Too much of the road that's before us

Too much of the road that's before us

 

All of these changes we've been through

And seen through together

Follow the changes and know that the

Past lives within you for ever...

Forever, forever

 

All of these changes we've been through

And seen through together

Follow the changes and know that the

Past lives within you for ever...

Forever, forever…

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