Liberty Ship

by Wildwood Jack

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1.
Why do you wear that dress today my love? Why do you comb your hair that way my love? Is it not for me this pretty dress? Is it not for me to look my best? my love, my love But on such an ordinary day That you should up and dress this way I woke to see the birds with feathers fine I heard them sing and saw them fly my love, my love Away you go but you must come back soon For there are many things to do Well you must hear me when I say For many things we have to pay my love, my love Why do you wear that dress today my love? Why do you comb your hair that way my love? Rest yourself and ease your worried mind For I am only gone the shortest time Past the hour on which she would return But I will wait for her she'll be back soon my love, my love
2.
Blood on the foredeck Tears in the sea A storm on the waters of Galilee We sailed from the island We sailed to be free Me and the captain, the captain and me Tired of life A slave to the task We took all our colours down from the mast Burning bridges Recklessly Me and the captain, the captain and me We split the shore Breaking the tide A howling wind kept the spirits alive He was a father And brother was he Me and the captain, the captain and me Down, down The warnings we found All for the light or we'll come aground We kept the watch Continuously Me and the captain, the captain and me I was despair In doubt constantly He was calm moving silently Onward our journey Endlessly Me and the captain, the captain and me With blood on the foredeck Tears in the sea A storm on the waters of Galilee We sailed on the ocean We sailed to be free Me and the captain, the captain and me
3.
Ticks and tocks Winding clocks They turn around If you give them time Old tin wheel Automobile They roll along Sometimes Nail it to the wheel Bones can love, rust can heal Unmade bed Dusty head Time to look around For some lost and found Rusty cans Working hands They dont need much Just a little time Nail it to the wheel Bones can love, rust can heal Bones can love, rust can heal Waterproof that old tin roof It'll keep you dry for a little while Coffeepot, nice and hot Pour a cup or two Nail it to the wheel Bones can love, rust can heal Nail it to the wheel Bones can love, rust can heal
4.
03:44
Wildwind bring me down to the shore Where the white mists rolled before Venus shines on as the morning star Lays me down on a forest floor Silence bring me, down to a day As the moonlight echoes away Sundogs and halos, they give light To glories and rainbows through the white Wildwind bring me, down to the shore Where the white mists rolled before
5.
Sometimes when you try to remember All you do is forget And You don't need sleep to drift into dreamland Cos you're just a dreamer like me What it is is the wheels turning Gathering and picking up speed Oh and you are a beautiful corner Just a dreamer like me Even before the diamonds and roses They all fell to the floor And all those flowers are not for lovers We've all seen them before One more time maybe eyes will open Maybe there's something to see Oh but you, you can stop looking You're just a dreamer like me It doesn't matter how much was spoken There's plenty left to say Heaven knows you're already taken You're just a dreamer like me You're just a dreamer like me You're just a dreamer like me
6.
Oh the diver, says he I'll bring me from the sea Pearls from the ocean floor I won't have to work no more Man overboard, can't be found Raise the flag for a diver down Then the sailor, said he I'll bring me from the sea Treasure from a dead man's chest Hang my hat and get some rest Man overboard, can't be found Raise the flag for a diver down Then the fisherman, said he I'll bring me from the sea Fish weighs half a ton Then my working days are done Man overboard can't be found Raise the flag for a diver down Then the skipper, said he I'll bring me from the sea Barrels full of oil End this work and end this toil Man overboard, can't be found Raise the flag for a diver down Then the captain, said he I'll bring me from the sea Silver and Spanish gold Let this working man grow old Man overboard, can't be found Raise the flag for a diver down
7.
By the light of this lantern A purse of silk and of satin Brings joy to any man but me Ever has the quiet night Spoken to the moon Called back in honesty so soon Oh these hands return to dust From whence they came Given to this grateful earth again By the light of this lantern A purse of silk and of satin Brings joy to any man but me Follow on a ragged path Through the fallen trees Over all the long and shallow fields Then the world will bend with age Gold will wash away Leave a thousand flowers where they lay By the light of this lantern A purse of silk and of satin Brings joy to any man but me Sorrow kiss a broken Shame wear the ring Night feels the rain fall on its skin Then were the shadows thrown Among the leaves In a ring if violence complete By the light of this lantern A purse of silk and of satin Brings joy to any man but me
8.
In nineteen hundred and forty one 23rd of May when the battle begun Bismark sank in a fighting storm And there in the water a legend was born I tell you this, twas nothing to me To be set adrift on a stormy sea I have no fear of a rising tide Or the drums and the guns of the opposite sides Tell you who I am I'm a friend to any man For freedom I stand I'm unsinkable Sam The Cossack kept good company On the mediterranean sea Of nine lives, were seven more When it came to rest on the ocean floor But I tell you this twas nothing to me To be set adrift on a stormy sea I have no fear of a rising tide Or the drums and the guns of the opposite sides I tell you who I am I'm a friend to any man For freedom I stand I'm unsinkable Sam The Royal, she was a lucky ship For everyone who sailed on it Til a U-boat fired a deadly round Water ran in and its luck ran out But I tell you this twas nothing to me To be set adrift on a stormy sea I have no fear of a rising tide Or the drums and the guns of the opposite sides I tell you who I am I'm a friend to any man For freedom I stand, I'm unsinkable Sam
9.
03:57
I fell asleep on New Years Eve Wrapped in my leaving coat With a packed bag and a ticket I'd never miss that boat All the flags were flying All the crew were fit As we tipped our hats to the west wind And sailed on the Liberty Ship Now I'm a trusty shellback But I've often been mistook Must be the smile on my face I'm older than I look All the seabirds flying Trying to catch the wind As we said goodbye to sorrow And sailed on the Liberty Ship I won't talk of where I've been It's not for me to say Or speak about some other things That were lost along the way So keep them engines humming Keep them fires lit We'll give thanks to fortune As we sail on the Liberty Ship I've sung 'Oh Susanna!' And 'My Darling Clementine' But looking back's a losing game I'm not the losing kind I'll sing a song to the North star But I won't wish on it I'll sing a song for tomorrow As we sail on the Liberty Ship So keep them engines humming Keep them fires lit We'll give thanks to fortune As we sail on the Liberty Ship
10.
High on the hill Theres a lonely sound That's travelling down Down to me And the rain and snow Are blue again As the mountain songs begin From the cuckoo bird And uncle Pen To rainwater and Jerusalem Heres to the bluegrass boy The one with the lonesome voice Let me hear those songs again As the bluebird sings His only song How i wish my baby was born Born in time And born the same No ones child again High on that hill What a lonely sound That comes around to say That certain days For what they're worth Are the last days on earth Heres to the bluegrass boy The one with the lonesome voice Let me hear those songs again
11.
Hush little baby, what d'you say Mammas gonna take you to Diamond Bay If Diamond Bay is out of reach Mammas gonna take you to Mozambique If Mozambique takes too long Mammas gonna take you to Avalon If Avalon seems too far Mammas gonna take you to Shangri-La Hush little baby what d'you say Mammas gonna take you far away If far away can't be found Mammas gonna take you to higher ground If that higher ground has gone Mammas gonna take you to Babylon We'll get ourselves a rocking chair And everyone can join us there

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released March 1, 2018

Jayne Freeman: Vocals, ukulele
Adam Piggott: Acoustic guitar
Liam Genockey: Drums and percussion

All songs written and arranged by Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Broadoak Studios by Harvey Summers

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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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