When the tide comes in

by shortfatoldbaldwhitebloke

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I've fiddled a bit with this, as I do, and rammed together some of two different performances from the end of last year (2016)

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We wake to the sound of the marsh birds,
the slap of a halyard as a light air lifts the morning mist.
Wood knocking, creaking, clinker slopping, tinkling.
Breakfast tea and a quick look see and slow deep breath
and the wind from the sea brings a spring to our step
as we're lifted afloat when the tide comes in.

Engine is started first turn of the key
mooring lines drop and stowed where they should be.
Countryside moves by so smoothly it seems.
We watch as we prepare the topsides for sea.
As the tide comes in, as the tide comes all the way in.
As the tide comes in, when the tide comes all the way in.

Sunlight dapples through the trees, highlights a backwater creak.
Sails hauled and set and the engine is cut
as the wind freshens up from the East.
Banks broaden out, mud takes over from reeds.
We're feeling the swell as well as the waves.
Serious bearings to set a real course.
The new lift we're feeling is that we are sailing free.
Sailing free.

Now the tide's come in, where do we want to be.

Serious bearings to set a real course.
The new lift we're feeling is that we are sailing free.
Sailing free.

Now the tide's come in, where do we want to be.

credits

released February 23, 2017
Music and instruments - Pat Whitehead
Guitar - Steve Bayfield
Words and vocals - John Bland

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shortfatoldbaldwhitebloke England, UK

I am trying to play at as many open mics, parties and small festivals as I can as I travel around the country. If you know of anywhere i could perform please get in touch xx
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