Tarry Awhile - Debut Album

by Gill Sandell

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Gill Sandell's debut album, 'Tarry Awhile', is released on her own label 'Rowan Tree Records'.
Click on the tracks above to hear each song and read the lyrics.

" I am smitten by her beautiful music" - For Folk's Sake

"breathlessly pretty voice" - R2*** (Rock n Reel)

"A sweet and tender album, a rare beauty" - Northern Sky

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released 08 November 2010

Musicians:Gill Sandell, Emily Barker, Jon Clayton, Ed Hopwood, Rupert Hunt, Anna Jenkins, Andrew Rayner, Chris T-T and Owen Turner.

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Track Name: There's a Low Sun
There's a low sun in the sky for us, my love
The shadows bend their backs to cover us
And the beckoning moon through the trees
Casts a line to me: It's time to go

I take the path that finds the Westward cove
And break my voices on the silent stone
While the Ocean weaves me words
Throught the wreck's ribs and burns:
To breathe or not to breathe

I watch the waves and all that I gave
Wash away from shore again
But now the sun's in the East
And with the greatest of ease
She lights the way and draws in the tide
You precious living thing
Bones, blood and man
There's winter in the wind
And warmth in your hand.
Track Name: Will I Lose my love?
If you offer, I'll enlist your help
And I'll tie you to my only belt
And I'll carry you around my waist
Until I lose my health.
There's a road under our lonely feet
And it's headed north, the hills are steep
But your hand is warm, your eyes are dark-
In them I see a spark.

Will I lose my love
To the skies above?
To the land or sea?
To a bended knee?

There's a cottage on the island
And our boat is on the shore
There are gulls and seals around us,
I could not love you more
I could not love you more
I could not love you more

Will I wake up dead
In an unknown bed?
In a cloud of dust?
In a blown-out bus?
Or will I lose my love
To the skies above?
To the land or sea?
To a bended knee?
Or to the rising sun?
Or the rolling moon?
To a pounding drum?
Or a silver tune?

There's a cottage on the island
And our boat is on the shore
There are gulls and seals around us,
I could not love you more
I could not love you more
I could not love you more.
Track Name: A Breeze upon the Hill
I'll drink into the night
'til the sheep do slowly rise
I'll drink a flask with you
As old friends often do
We'll talk of memories golden
When love was just a breeze upon the hill

My chosen star in flight
Did fall into my side
And cause such pain within
I'd never love again
I'll leave my windows open
And let the frost decide my fate tonight

I'll drink to my father
And my mother across the sea
And I'll weep for my fond one
And the Island she did flee

I'll talk of memories golden
And let the frost decide my fate
On this December night

I'll drink to my father
And my mother across the sea
And I'll weep for my fond one
And the Island she did flee
And I'll weep for my fond one
And the Island she did flee.
Track Name: Wrap Your Treasure
In the dying of a broken love, there's a wonder tongue,
And she speaks of the magical places we've been and gone,
As she lifts us out of the dark with the last remaining spark,
Shakes us up and sets us gently down, saying

Wrap your given treasure carefully
Feed it on the blossom of the Cherry tree
Do the dance of bees 'till you're giddy on your knees,
Breathe the air and never stop believing

The louder you call, the further your words will fly
The brighter they shine, the quicker they'll catch my eye
The softer they fall, the longer our love
Will carry us up to the wings of the doves
But the harder they hit, the deeper the bruises sigh, so

Wrap your given treasure carefully
Feed it on the blossom of the Cherry tree
Do the dance of bees 'till you're giddy on your knees,
Breathe the air and never stop believing

Haven't you ever pulled the knife from someone's back?
Rescued a desperate damsel from the railway track?
Succoured the stems of wilting flowers?
Held the hands of clocks for hours?
Died and lived and died before you met me?

Wrap your given treasure carefully
Feed it on the bloosom of the Cherry tree
Do the dance of bees 'till you're giddy on your knees,
Breathe the air and never stop believing
Wrap your given treasure carefully
Feed it on the blossom of the Cherry tree
Do the dance of bees 'till you're giddy on your knees,
Breathe the air and never stop believing
Breathe the air and never stop believing
Breathe the air and never stop believing.
Track Name: Wild Mountainside
Beauty is within grasp
Hear The Islands call
The last mile is upon us
I'll carry you if you fall
I know the armour's heavy now
I know the heart is tired
It's beautiful just over the Wild Mountainside

Snow is falling all over
Out of clear blue sky
Crow is flying high over
You and I are gonna wander
Way up where the air is rare
Wild horses ride
It's beautiful, let's go over the Wild Mountainside

Wild and free we roam
Only a mile to go

Wild and free we roam
Only a mile to go

Beauty is within grasp
Hear The Highlands call
The last mile is upon us
I'll carry you if you fall
I know the armour's heavy now
I know the heart inside
It's beautiful let's go over the Wild Mountainside
It's beautiful just roamin' the Wild Mountainside.
Track Name: Stone My Tongue
From your eyes it is fading fast -
The light is darker for your lies
From within they are falling fast -
The tears are running for their lives

Upon the hill, the gallows shake your weight
And catch your body out of reach
Upon my toes, the wind blows, shakes my frame
And folds it frozen at your feet

Stone my tongue
You're done
Stone my tongue

It fits the best, my father - black and pressed
It clings and loosens as you stride
'Twas I, I confess, who followed your black deed -
The lace and ribbons you did ride

Stone my tongue
You're done
Stone my tongue

Closed her face, my mother
She locks the poison in her heart
Closed the gate for ever
No more a man will tread this path

Stone my tongue
you're done
Stone my tongue
You're done
Stone my tongue
You're done
Stone my tongue.
Track Name: Motherland
Where in hell can you go
Far from the things that you know?
Far from the sprawl of concrete
That keeps crawling its way
About a thousand miles a day?

Take one last look behind
Commit this to memory and mind
and don't miss this wasteland,
This terrible place, when you leave
Keep your heart off your sleeve

Motherland, cradle me
Close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep
Keep me safe, lie with me
Stay beside me, don't go
Don't you go

Oh my five-and-dime queen
Tell me just what have you seen?
The lust and the avarice?
The bottomless, the cavernous greed?
Is that what you see?

Oh, Motherland, cradle me
Close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep
Keep me safe, lie with me
Stay beside me, don't go
Don't you go

Now come on, shotgun bride,
What makes me envy your life?
Faceless, nameless, innocent, blameless and free -
What's that like to be?

Motherland, cradle me
Close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep
Keep me safe, lie with me
Stay beside me, don't go
Oh, Motherland, cradle me
Close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep
Keep me safe, lie with me
Stay beside me, don't go
No, don't you go.
Track Name: Rowan Tree
Young Rowan tree
Grow along with me
Block out the light
For my love is sleeping by my side

Winds, will you blow?
Cover us with snow
Freeze us in time
Protect us from the evils of the mind
Protect us from the evils of the mind

High mountains ride
To valleys deep and wide
Blend rivers with the rain
Afford a life where nothing is to gain
Afford a life where nothing is to gain

Heart, will you beat?
Skip along with me
Don't let me die
While my love is sleeping by my side
While my love is sleeping by my side.
Track Name: One Mistake
Just because the world's made up of pieces
It doesn't mean that two won't finally fit
And, even though we're caught between two bridges
It doesn't mean the waters will run still
Throw your arms around the ball
Throw your arms around the ball

And if there's ever one mistake we're making
It's not to heed the music in our minds
So sing on and play on and
Throw your arms around the ball
Throw your arms around the ball

'Cause it won't be
And it won't bounce
And it won't break
Unless we chase it

Throw your arms around the ball
Throw your arms around the ball
Throw your arms around the ball
Throw your arms around the ball.
Track Name: The Message
The storm is blowing harder now,
The chimney's rack and ruin
I turn my sighs to southern skies
And pray for your wellbeing
But the raindrops dance the message
Through the hissing of the fire
On the bottles by the door
And the body on the lawn

You always were a gentle man
And never one to pressure
Through your eyes flew butterflies
And all life's simple pleasures -
The morning light, meadow flowers
And tea with Lilly Lyle,
The chair by the fire
And a song in your heart

Sing lai di da di
Sing lai di da di
A song from your soul
Your soul

I gathered your posessions
With the help of Lilly Lyle
She said she got your message
When the wind wailed across the miles
I'm not afraid of a quiet life,
Sing lai di di da di
With the butterflies, the meadow
And your Primrose grave

Sing lai di da di
Sing lai di da di
Sing lai di da di
The butterflies, the meadow
And your Primrose grave.
Track Name: Tarry Awhile
Tarry awhile with me
Let us see how far we can run
Stop and watch the waves crash and roll away
Leaving us an ocean calm

I've been the worst girl in town
Now I've got my best shoes on
I'm dancing on the line I'm keeping in my mind
That I will not be crossing again

Say you'll tarry awhile with me
Let us see how far we can run
Stop and watch the waves crash and roll away
Leaving us an ocean calm

Please give me light
Please give me light

Tarry awhile with me
Let us see how far we can run
Stop and watch the waves crash and roll away
Leaving us an ocean calm
Say you'll tarry awhile with me
Let us see how far we can run
Stop and watch the waves crash and roll away
Leaving us an ocean calm.