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Released: 2005
 
Recorded: November and December
                 2004 at various venues in England
 
Label: Hands on Music HMCD22
 
Producer: Mick Dolan

All songs written by Steve Knightley except where noted.

Sydney Carter  (1915-2004)

Crow On The Cradle
(Sydney Carter)
 
 

The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn
Now is the time for a child to be born
He'll cry for the moon and laugh at the sun
If he's a boy, he'll carry a gun
Sang the crow on the cradle

If it should happen that our baby's a girl
Never you mind if her hair doesn't curl
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
And a bomber above her wherever she goes
Sang the crow on the cradle

Rockaby baby the dark and the light
Somebody's baby is born for a fight
Rockaby baby, the white and the black
Somebody's baby is not coming back
Sang the crow on the cradle

Your mammy and pappy, they'll scrape and they'll save
Build you a coffin and dig you a grave
Hushaby little one, why do you weep
We've got a toy that will put you to sleep
Sang the crow on the cradle

Bring me a gun and I'll shoot that bird dead
That's what your mammy and pappy once said
Crow on the cradle, oh what should I do
That is a thing that I leave to you
Sang the crow on the cradle.
 
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As You Were 2005
Hands On Music HMCD22 2005

1. Longdog
 
2. You're Mine
 
3. Willin (Lowell George)
 
4. Mary From Dungloe (Trad) /
     The Setting (Ralph McTell)
 
5. The Oak
 
6. The Blue Cockade (Trad)
 
7. Crazy Boy
 
8. Crow On The Cradle" (Sydney Carter)
 
9.  I Promise You
 
10. Maybe
 
11. Be Lucky
 
12. The Blind Fiddler (Trad) /
      Galway Farmer
 
13. Captains
 
14. Corrina, Corrina (Bob Dylan)
 
15. Smile She Said
 
16. Crooked Man
 
17. Are We Alright
 
18. Cousin Jack
 
19. The Train / Santiago /
      The Soldier's Joy (Trad)
 
20. Widecombe Fair
 
21. Country Life
 
22. Don't Be A Stranger

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