Tarry Awhile - Debut Album 2010

by Gill Sandell

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1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
6.
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.
7.
Motherland 05:08
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.
8.
Rowan Tree 03:09
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.
9.
One Mistake 02:21
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.
10.
The Message 03:58
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.
11.
Tarry Awhile 03:37
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.

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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 November 8, 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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Modernist folk songwriter, singer and guitarist
Accordionist and flautist with Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

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