Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Lee Dorsey - Working in a Coalmine

WEDNESDAY CLUB
COAL PORTING
BOYS FROM THE BLACK STUFF?



LEE DORSEY -Working in a Coalmine


He is another attempt at a folk type song, I like the idea, all the hardship, but what is hardship if you don't know any better?. If a bird is born in a cage does he know the freedom of flight.

THE COAL PORTER

me and Bevan to the seven sisters
our first day after leaving school
we join the men an wi ma dad
head on to gates of the mine

we feel as if we're all grown up
at last I've become a man
no childish games of tag and chase
I will hand ma pay to mi mam

down and down
into the earth we go
deep down to the very bottom
no daylight shines from 6 to 6
is there more to life than this?

it's not all I thought it would be
I so wish I was back in school
every day falls into the other
the same old toil and grind

I look forward to Friday nights
the only hope I can see
I scrub the dust meet my mates
for a few hours I can be free

time has come I'm off the age
to join all the men in the pub
drink and sing and rugby talk
we soon head to the hop

it's there I met my Carys Jones
with hair as dark as coal
we'll be married in the church
in our own home our goal

down and down
into the earth we go
deep down to the very bottom
no daylight shines from 6 to 6
is there more to life than this?

married now all of fifteen years
got six bairns to feed and clothe
yes we got a house of our own
but never a holiday we had

everyday day head for the mine
with Evan my first born
these's rumours the mine to close
our lives could soon be torn

down and down
into the earth we go
deep down to the very bottom
no daylight shines from 6 to 6
is there more to life than this?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon, one scotch, one beer

WEDNESDAY CLUB

PISSED


JOHN LEE HOOKER - One Bourbon, one scotch, one beer


THE SWEETEST MISTRESS

Alcohol! what can you say!

THE SWEETEST MISTRESS

It may be days
weeks or months
that you ignore her love
she will wait and she is pure
with all her easy charms
she knows you can't resist
to be in her loving arms

she can be the sweetest mistress
but if you tangle in her web
she can sap all your strength
and drag you down
to your lowest ebb

Spent the night
deep in her arms
you wake late in the morn
consumed with all your guilt
'I won't go to her no more
the last time I be so weak'
like all the times before

she can be the sweetest mistress
but if you tangle in her web
she can sap all your strength
and drag you down
to your lowest ebb

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

VALENTINES DAY

WEDNESDAY CLUB

BE MY VALENTINE



THE FOUR SEASONS - I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN

THE FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

I look out the window
at the winters snow
It is still coming down
I think it will stay

In here it is warm
with candles glow
two glasses of wine
are ready to go

music is playing
soft and slow
with no words to sing

I will stay in your arms
the whole winter through

waiting for the first signs of spring


all the children at play
in the winters snow
looking bitter and cold
it will turn to frost

In here it is warm
with candles glow
two glasses of wine
are ready to go

someone's there
on the phone
but we will let it ring

I will stay in your arms
the whole winter through

waiting for the first signs of spring

LOVES ALL ABOUT
floating in clouds
far from crowds
I must be in heaven
here in cloud seven

find it easy to fly
be up in the sky
a smile on my face
I'm all over the place

this feeling of bliss
there's no logic to this

is this what loves all about
don't walk I glide
butterflies inside
got energy to spare
that's something rare

heart's in a race
I see your face
If you have a pain
I feel just the same

this feeling of bliss
there's no logic to this

is this what loves all about
can't eat or sleep
I'm in so deep
look in your eyes
don't see any lies

walking in daze
head in a craze
so lost in my fate
I can't concentrate

this feeling of bliss
there's no logic to this

is this what loves all about

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Luke Kelly - The (Bonny) Shoals Of Herring

WEDNESDAY CLUB

THE SILVER DARLINGS

LUKE KELLY - The (Bonny) Shoals Of Herring

SILVER DARLINGS(herring shoals)

I was out with the dogs and thought about my Grandpa, I wanted to do something to remember him. I thought of the title and tried to make it happy, a celebration rather than the hardship of searching for the herring. He had a hard life, and was a lovely man. I wish I knew more about him.

SILVER DARLINGS (herring shoals)

we leave the harbour
on our way
sun is shining
gulls are screaming
smell the fish in the air
the boat she rolls
we catch the breeze
I smile
to first mate Johnny Dole

were on the run
our hearts they sing
we follow in search
of the silver darling

I'm trusting the sea
all the swell
the high waves
the foam the spray
we go on their trail
follow the shoals
take in the wind
I wave
to first mate Johnny Dole

it is all I remember
life at sea
it's in my heart
everything I feel
follow silver darlings
deep in my soul
without regrets
my friend
and first mate Johnny Dole

were on the run
our hearts they sing
we follow in search
of the silver darling