Row Out to your ship of dreams

by Nigel Parry

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released October 30, 2013


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Nigel Parry New Zealand

Soulful Folkiwi Music
"..rapidly becoming an established player.., bringing his strong, mellow voice and sympathetic guitar sounds to songs old and new, traditional and his own compositions.”

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Track Name: Ship of Dreams
Ship of Dreams

Ch Go out to your ship of dreams
Time to leave the shore
Row out to your ship of dreams
Don't stand there waiting for your ship of dreams for ever more

If you have a song, A song you'd like to sing.
Just step right up and share it with the world
There's music in your dreams
And soul in every note and every word.

If there is a soul, Someone in your world
Do they know how much they mean and how you feel
Why hide behind your fear
You'll often lose a soul that's never told

If there is a place, A place within your heart
A place that brings some meaning to your world
Start making travel plans
And the journey will be just as great a part

[This verse doesn't appear on the record, but was written as part of the song]
]We know life is hard, We all have mouths to feed
There's always work, there's never time it seems
Forget the weekly draw
Turn from your TV, to your ship of dreams

You may find your ship of dreams, In your heart and in your soul
In your own distant horizon that's inside
Leave the fools gold
- Only your ship can- reach your rainbow's end.
Track Name: In the Dawn
In the Dawn

The softness of your skin
The cool morning whispers
And the touch in your voice
As slowly we waken, in the grey of the morning
In the dawn

My hands do the talking
As a bird starts its singing
Fingers do the walking
So gently stroking, feeling together
In the dawn

Your eyes they are saying
What my heart it is thinking
And your lips are so soft
As together embracing, making love in the morning
In the dawn.
Track Name: A Beggin I will Go
Of all the trades in England,
The beggin is the best,
For when a beggar's tired,
He can lay him down and rest.

Ch And a beggin I will go,
And a beggin I will go.

I've a pocket for me oatmeal,
And another for my salt.
I've a pair of little crutches,
You should see how I can halt.

There's patches on me fusticoat,
And a black patch on me eye.
But when it comes to t'penny ale,
I can see as well as thee.

My breaches they are nought but holes,
But me heart is free of care.
As long as I've me belly full,
My backside can go bare.

I've been deaf at Duckinfield,
And I've been blind at Shaw,
But many's the right and willin lass
I've bedded in the straw.

There's a bed for me where e're I lie,
And I don't pay no rent,
I've got no noisy looms to mind,
And I am right content.

I can rest when I am tired,
And I heed no masters bell.
You men would be mad to be a king,
When beggars live so well.
Track Name: The Road is Long
The Road is Long (full version including unrecorded verses)

At first the journey’s just begun
And the road is long
At first the journey’s just begun,
There’s all the road still to be run.
And the road is long and the way is winding

[verse not recorded for the album]
A nervous step and on your way
There’s time in hand to make your play

Now you journey on your own
It’s time to play your solo tune

And then you find there’s room for two
Someone chose to be with you

Next comes a band to fill the stage
It’s time to write another page

Your group is where you put your soul
There’s never enough to fill the bowl

[verse not recorded on the album]
Then travellers leave to play their song
The towns are smaller once again

And maybe then a one man show
The open road has miles to go

A chance meet as you’re on your way
Gives new life to your tired old play

When the journey’s nearly done
The road behind rolls far and long

So now your journey’s at the end
There’s no more time to make, or to spend

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