Many More Ways Than One

by Wildwood Jack

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1.
Tell you now I'm done picking coal off the rails This bird of passage is ready to sail Bought me a ticket to the land of the free Goddess of good fortune is calling to me Nothing to pack, nothing to lose A piece of home in each of my shoes Four winds blow and we sail away To the west we pray From the shadows a man said to me Sailing in, the first thing we see Twice as high as an elephant's eye From the top you can touch the sky And my friend there's work for you Rolling down Surf Avenue There's no need to ever feel alone Every lady needs a chaperone Concertina, Saxophone Violin, Slide Trombone The sound of the liberty bell The welcome of the Elephant Hotel
2.
Some might say He's a man of sorrow Barely a word to say But with that coal upon his shovel This is the way he prays You're the best part of The Northern Union And that's the best part of me Others say It's on his shoulder Bringing home hard earned pay But she came on like a light in a tunnel This is how he found the way You're the best part of The Northern Union And that's the best part of me Eyes down Stay out of trouble Wait for a game on Saturday Not for the end of a season He lifts that cup every day You're the best part of The Northern Union And that's the best part of me
3.
04:12
What you gonna do, Billy Blue The law's always one step ahead of you Oh, if the taste of something sweet Didn't lead to chains around my feet And the judge that put me away Had never ever heard of Botany Bay What you gonna do, Billy Blue The law's always one step ahead of you Oh, if the taste of that rum Didn't lead to what they said I'd done And those barrels just came to me I swear to God I found them in the sea A simple life and nothing more A simple life for this old commodore Oh, if the stone that knocked him down I'd never picked it up off the ground And the one they say I hid For what it's worth I say I never did Oh Billy Blue Always one step ahead of you Oh Billy Blue Always one step, ahead of you Always one step ahead
4.
03:10
In Blackpool town someone found They found a thousand pounds 'Twas in the night and no one saw Or even heard a sound It's said they dreamed to steal away For to find Somewhere new to make a life And leave that town behind If you see Rosemarie you can tell her good luck from me In Kingston town someone came With a thousand pounds Bought some land and sugar cane Plant it in the ground They sowed the seed and watched it grow And when the day was done Sit and count their money In the settin' sun If you see Rosemarie you can tell her good luck from me When you find them peaches You shake 'em from the tree But only when they're ready Will they come easily So sow the seed and watch it grow And when the day is done Sit and count your blessings In the setting sun If you see Rosemarie you can tell her good luck from me
5.
In the port of Santiago I did salute and sign my name And fell in with a friendly crew On a ship bound for Spain When I asked the captain Which course would we run He answered me directly "There's many more ways than one" The wind it did carry us And push us far ahead But it became a hurricane I feared we'd be left for dead When I asked the question Now what can be done The crew they said in unison "There's many more ways than one" For a time I took to sailing And lived a life at sea I entertained the notion That a captain I would be When I asked the master How this I could become He answered me quite simply "There's many more ways than one" When I grew tired of sailing I left respectfully To go and seek my fortune And what the land would yield to me When I asked the merchants Of the ways that riches come They answered me quite clearly "There's many more ways than one" How I soon discovered A truth I was not told There is a deeper journey And no happiness in gold When I asked the prophet How a heart can be won He answered me quite slowly "There's many more ways than one" My searching days are over I've found all I need The pull of home grows stronger Than the tides that carried me Which path would take us My travelling days are done I know there is no answer There's many more ways than one Which paths will take us Which course will we run I know there is no answer There's many more ways than one Many more ways than one Many more ways than one
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03:39
Little pig, you better run Run away from the farmers gun Over the hill, the next one too He's coming, he's looking for you Little pig you better fly Far away from the hunters cry Run with the wind, run with the breeze Run for the woods, run for the trees Away Little pig what will you do He's closing in on you Hear his boots comin' down the track Don't look round, don't look back Little pig all alone Far away from home Far away from what you know Where will you run, where will you go Little pig, no need to run When your running days are done So run with the wind run with the breeze Run for the woods run for the trees...away
7.
Little red bird of the blackest ground Where did you sleep last night? I slept last night on the top of the briar Nothing there was right It was cold and dark And the night was long I prayed for my soul to keep As I slept last night on the top of the briar Oh what a terrible sleep Little red bird of the blackest ground Where did you sleep last night? I slept last night on the top of the hill Nothing there was right It was cold and dark And the night was long I prayed for my soul to keep As I slept last night on the top of the hill Oh what a terrible sleep Little red bird of the blackest ground Where did you sleep last night? I slept last night on the ridge of the roof Nothing there was right It was cold and dark And the night was long I prayed for my soul to keep As I slept last night on the ridge of the roof Oh what a terrible sleep Little red bird of the blackest ground Where did you sleep last night? Quite at ease between two leaves Oh what a beautiful sleep Quite at ease between two leaves Oh what a beautiful sleep
8.
Sure was a fine day When I packed my bag and made my way Walking shoes and this old cap To get myself a brand new hat It wasn't so long 'till I came upon A man with a cane that he leaned on We broke some bread He said, “Rest your head a while” I told him of my fears that I would travel lonely He laughed and said, “You'll never meet a stranger on the road to Montappone” Climbed me a mountain Against the wind, against the rain Cursing what the mountain done My jacket ripped, my buttons gone There at a window I came upon A woman with a loom she worked on With a needle and thread she said, "Give me your coat for a while" I told her how I thought that I'd travel lonely She smiled and said, "You'll never meet a stranger on the road to Montappone" With no maps or guidelines I lost my way a couple of times Once I missed a free ride Mostly luck was on my side On the road I came upon A man with some ragged clothes on I gave him my coat and said, "Walk with me for a while" He said how he feared that he would travel lonely I smiled and said, "You'll never meet a stranger on the road to Montappone"
9.
There's a track Where the wind blows back Down a dusty road, by the edge lies a stone And the words written on the stone Say this is where they buried Banjo's bones The earth turned over in the ground Waiting for the rain to come and damp it down But the sun, beating all around Knows this is where they buried Banjo's bones There's a Willow tree Dry as a bone Bending with the wind but never bowing down Along the trail Comes a hollow sound This is where they buried Banjo's bones The horses tails The moon on the rise There will come a time for a winter's song But the words and the song stay the same This is where they buried Banjo's bones
10.
Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Sometimes the way it goes Everybody's there nobody knows Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Just got back the other day Maybe you know the way Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Time slipping through my hands I'm busy making other plans Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Wishing I was a rolling stone But the lights are on and nobody's home Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Further beyond too far away Where we're all swinging in the trees Takin' it all too seriously Further beyond too far away F.B.T.F.A. F.B.T.F.A. Sometimes the way it goes Everybody's there nobody knows Further beyond too far away
11.
If the night, seems too long Like the morning will never come And there's no stars in the sky Only clouds passing by Then my love, please remember this Everyone will love you, if you only let them And everybody goes to heaven If there's something you're going through And I can't take, the burden off of you Maybe you're feeling, on your own You're thinking someone has done you wrong Then my love, please remember this Everyone will love you, if you only let them And everybody goes to heaven When you're ready, say goodnight When it's time, turn out the light Know that nothing has ever gone We're just always moving on Then my love, please remember this Everyone will love you, if you only let them And everybody goes to heaven Everybody goes to heaven Everybody goes to heaven

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released March 5, 2020

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Wildwood Jack England, UK

Wildwood Jack are a unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent in the UK. Their melodic songs blend the acoustic guitar and ukulele with outstanding fingerstyle playing drawing influences from folk, country and world music.
"Intensely adept acoustic guitar stylings" NETRYTHMS
"Quality songwriting, engaging, uplifting and filled with memorable melodies"
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