Himself

by Patrick Rose

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1.
Himself 03:30
I heard of a man, driving alone His tale is one of a wandering soul Left his mother behind to find himself fame Though all know his travels, none know his name   Tales of glory, of loneliness, of sadness indeed And he's gone and now there's no one to grieve He'll sit on the large golden throne All alone, by himself His story is long and well known indeed He fought monsters and men full of greed Flew a flag for the wise and the just Where'er he went, he inspired trust   Tales of glory, of loneliness, of sadness indeed And he's gone and now there's no one to grieve He'll sit on the large golden throne All alone, by himself
2.
Canadee I O 04:37
It's of a fair and a handsome girl She's all in her tender years She fell in love with a sailor boy And its true that she loved him well For to go off to sea with him Like she did not know how She longed to see that seaport town Called Canadee I O   So she bargained with a sailor boy All for a piece of gold Straight way he led her Down into the hold Saying “I'll dress you up in sailor clothes Your colour shall be blue You'll see that seaport town Called Canadee I O” When the other sailors heard the news They fell into a rage And with the whole ship's company They were willing to engage Saying “We'll tie her hands and feet me boys Overboard we'll throw her And she'll never see that seaport town Of Canadee I O” And when the captain he heard the news He too fell into a rage And with the whole ship's company He was willing to engage Saying “She'll stay in her sailor clothes Her colour shall be blue She'll see that seaport town Of Canadee I O” When they got down to Canada Scarcely above half a year She's went to marry that bold captain Who called her his dear She's dressed all in silks and satins now And she puts a gallant show She's the finest of all the ladies Down Canadee I O   Come all you fair and handsome girls Whomsoever you may be I'd have you follow your own true love When e'er he goes to sea If the sailors prove false to you Then the captain he might prove true You'll see the honour I have gained By the wearing of the blue
3.
Let Union Be 03:38
Come on, lads, and let's be jolly Drive away all melancholy, For, to grieve it would be folly When we are together Let union be in all our hearts, Let all our hearts be joined as one. We'll end the day as we begun, We'll end it all in pleasure Whack-for-a-lol-lol, too-ra-lie-roe Whack-for-a-lol-lol, too-ra-lie-roe Whack-for-a-lol-lol, too-ra-lie-roe When we are together King Solomon, in all his glory, Told each wife a different story, Of the things that we delight in, When we are together Eating, drinking they're quite charming, Smoking, piping there's no harm in, All these things we do delight in When we are together Grab the bottle as it passes, Do not fail to fill your glasses. Water drinkers are all lasses, When we are together Cease your quarreling, cease your fighting, Evil thinking and backbiting. All these things take no delight in, When we are together
4.
I'm leavin' my fam'ly Leavin' all my friends My body's at home But my heart's in the wind Where the clouds are like headlines On a new front-page sky My tears are salt water And the moon's full and high   And I know Martin Eden's Gonna be proud of me And many before me Who've been called by the sea To be up in the crow's nest Singin' my say Shiver me timbers' Cause I'm a-sailin' away And the fog's liftin' And the sand's shiftin' I'm driftin' on out Ol' Captain Ahab He ain't got nothin' on me, now So swallow me, don't follow me I'm trav'lin' alone Blue water's my daughter 'n I'm gonna skip like a stone   So please call my missus Gotta tell her not to cry' Cause my goodbye is written By the moon in the sky Hey and nobody knows me I can't fathom my stayin' Shiver me timbers' Cause I'm a-sailin' away And the fog's liftin' And the sand's shiftin' I'm driftin' on out Ol' Captain Ahab He ain't got nothin' on me So come and swallow me, follow me I'm trav'lin' alone Blue water's my daughter 'n I'm gonna skip like a stone   And I'm leavin' my family Leavin' all my friends My body's at home But my heart's in the wind Where the clouds are like headlines Upon a new front-page sky And shiver me timbers' Cause I'm a-sailin' away
5.
I know of a place, you may know it well In fact you may know of the tale that I'll tell Of a man who will drink but he will pay for naught He's Teddy the Red Deer Scrooge. A fresh face he'll find, and cosy up to He'll start up a tale, but afore he is through His memory will fade unless a pint is brought He's Teddy the Red Deer Scrooge. But when the pints done, Teddy's not done "A whiskey" he'll cry, "A whiskey for one" And he'll never shut up 'less you bring it right now He's Teddy the Red Deer Scrooge. And after it's drunk, his tale he won't end He'll go grab his coat, he'll say "Farewell friend!" Then he's off through the door and you'll see no more Teddy the Red Deer Scrooge. At last, the people finally gave in "Teddy" they said, "We've had enough of your sin" "You'll pay for a pint, and you'll pay right now" Poor Teddy the Red Deer Scrooge. But Teddy cried out, and clutched at his chest "Dear friends, my heart makes me feel not quite my best" Then he cried out loud just before he hit the floor Poor Teddy the Red Deer Scrooge. A doctor called out above all the furore "He's dead for his liver couldn't take it no more" And the whole crowd fell silent and started to mourn For Teddy the Red Deer Scrooge. So Teddy is gone, and the scam is now done But it seems it was all part of Teddy's fun I swear that last week I saw just down the road Teddy the Red Deer Scrooge!
6.
Celtic Sea 03:49
How curious the light behaves Reflecting off the dancing waves. Oh how my very being craves A view from down below. Suspended in my watery lair, I would not need to gasp for air, For I'm no longer human there Beneath the icy flow. It's peaceful there, but I have found I still can hear the distant sound Of voices of the souls who drowned And left loved ones to mourn. The lonely wails transmit the pain Of those who just could not remain So journeyed to the unknown plane. But in this world there still exist Survivors who will always miss The passion of their lovers' kiss That warmed them night and day. Though here above the vast, cold sea, My heart is without tragedy, For I have someone dear to me Who hasn't passed away. It's peaceful there, but I have found I still can hear the distant sound Of voices of the souls who drowned And left loved ones to mourn. The lonely wails transmit the pain Of those who just could not remain So journeyed to the unknown plane.\ Never let that be untrue, For I could not bear thoughts of you Trapped underneath the ocean blue Deprived of your last breath. No harm to you would I condone, For I'd be left here on my own To face this tragic world alone, A fate far worse than death. It's peaceful there, but I have found I still can hear the distant sound Of voices of the souls who drowned And left loved ones to mourn. The lonely wails transmit the pain Of those who just could not remain So journeyed to the unknown plane.
7.
Open Space 04:00
[pretty guitar thing] [more pretty guitar thing] [so much pretty guitar!] [are you still reading this?] [REALLY!?]
8.
Oh Willie’s tall, and Willie’s strong And he is born of high degree And he has gone to Earl Richard To serve obediently   Earl Richard had one daughter dear The finest to be seen And Willie fell in love with her All in the garden green The summer’s night was warm and still And brightly shone the moon And Willie’s met his sweetheart In the garden, all alone “Oh narrow is my gown, Willie, That wont be so wide And gold is all my fair colour That wont to be my pride” “But if my father should find out What’s passed between us two Before that he would eat or drink He would hang you o’er that wall” “But come up to my bower, Willie Just as the sun goes down And catch me in your two strong arms And let me not fall down” So when the sun has set in low He has gone up to her bower And by the pale light of the moon Her window she looks o’er All in that robe of red scarlet She jumps, and fills the sky And Willie was tall and Willie was strong And he caught her in his arms When night was done, and day was come And the light began to creep Well up then rose the Earl Richard From out of his drowsy sleep “Well I dreamed a dreadful dream last night God grant it come to good I dreamed I saw my daughter dear Drowning in the flood”   So he’s called to him his servant men By one, by two, by three “Oh what’s become of my daughter dear That she’ll not come to me?” “If that she’s been stolen away Or taken from this hall Well I’ll make a vow and I’ll keep it true I’ll hang you one and all”   So they searched east And they searched west And they searched up and down They found her in the merry green wood Nursing her bonny young son Well he’s taken the baby all in his arms And kissed him tenderly Saying “Although I would your father hang Yet your mother is dear to me”   He kissed him once, he kissed him twice “My grandson I thee claim And Robin Hood, in the merry green wood That shall be your name” There’s many that sing of green green grass And sing of golden corn And there’s many that sing of Robin Hood Know not where he was born It wasn’t in the lofty hall Or in the dainty bower But it was in the merry green wood All among the lily flower
9.
Haul away boys, haul away Haul away for Rosie! Haul away boys, haul away We're rolling down to Rio Thirty men were homeward bound Haul away for Rose! Never saw their dear sweet town We're rolling down to Rio Sank a week from when they sailed Haul away for Rosie! And now few mourn their sad tale We're rolling down to Rio Those brave boys sailed for the king Haul away for Rosie! And they damn near lost everything We're rolling down to Rio Betrayed by lust for jewels and gold Haul away for Rosie! Their ship sunk with an empty hold We're rolling down to Rio The king he lies he takes the lot Haul away for Rosie! Hopes the tales will be forgot We're rolling down to Rio But we know of the General's greed Haul away for Rosie! And we sang of those dreadful deeds We're rolling down to Rio Sent to Bedlam for our crimes Haul away for Rosie! Our singing of these dreadful times We're rolling down to Rio We're still sane and singing strong Haul away for Rosie! Pray to God he'll hear these wrongs We're rolling down to Rio General says at morn we'll hang Haul away for Rosie! For the lies we all have sang We're rolling down to Rio General says we'll rot in hell Haul away for Rosie! But if we do he will as well We're rolling down to Rio
10.
Shanty 02:55
Got no charts for where we're bound Roll on Santyanna Once we're clear of Plymouth Sound We're rolling down to Rio   Take our chances with the tide Roll on Santyanna Stars and luck to be our guide We're rolling down to Rio   Darkness falls, courage calls you New horizons with the dawn Too late now to turn and run We're rolling down to Rio Take our leave of those on shore Roll on Santyanna Some of them we'll see no more We're rolling down to Rio   Leave the harbour far behind Roll on Santyanna No idea of what we'll find We're rolling down to Rio   Head held high, colours flying New horizons with the dawn Too late now to turn and run We're rolling down to Rio

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released November 8, 2011

Guitar/Voice: Patrick Rose
Harmony on track 3: Vikki Fielden

All words/music written and arranged by Patrick Rose, except:
2, 3: Words/Music: Traditional
4: Words/Music: Tom Waits
8: Words: Traditional, Music: Jon Boden
10: Words/Music: Graham Pratt

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Patrick Rose Sheffield, UK

Patrick Rose does folk style acoustic music in between learning about Computer Science and Maths, and occasionally running How To Play

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