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Mackerel Sky

by Jude Edwin-Scott

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1.
The Gardener 04:30
The Gardener Trad/Arrangement  by Jude Edwin-Scott Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott  Music 2022 The gardener stands in his door Holding a primrose in his hand A true maiden walks by She's as slender as a willow wand Oh lady can you fancy me For to be my bride All the flowers in my garden Will make your beauty shine The lily White be your smock Becomes your body best Your head busk'd with the gilly flower The primrose in your breast Your gown be sweet William Your coat the camomile Your apron all the salads neat That taste both sweet and fine Your gloves shall be the marigold All glittering in your hands Spread over with the blue wort That grows among corn land So fare thee well young man she says Farewell and bid adieu If you can fancy me she says Oh I cannot fancy you The clothing you gave to me Among the summer flowers I'll give you another Among the winter showers The fallen snow shall be your smock Becomes your body best Your head wound with the Eastern wind The cold rain on your breast
2.
Young Ramble Away Trad/arrangement Jude Edwin-Scott Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott  Music and Words /Chorus 2022 As I was a walking down Tavistock street My scarlet cloak, my buckles complete Entice all the maidens all that day Set their sweet eyes on young Ramble away As I was a going through Tavistock fair Saw fair pretty Nancy combing her hair My hat and my ribbons bright and so gay She could not but look at young Ramble away Don't be led astray by Ramble away Lay your love down sweetly If you do then you'll rue the day You laid your love down sweetly As I was a walking that night in the dark I stood at her door, I shone as a spark She looked through her window as of to say Are you the young lad called Ramble away? After twenty-four weeks has passed The fair pretty mad did sicken at last Her gown would not meet or apron strings stay Twas through the love of young Ramble away Her dad and mum from home they were gone When they return I'll sing them a song Sinh them a song and have them to say Are you the young lad called ramble away? All you pretty maids wherever you'll be With courting young fellows don't leave yourself free If you should be then you will rue the day You met with the likes of young ramble away
3.
Mackerel Sky 05:08
Mackerel Sky Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott Music and Words 2022 Four strong winds Are blowing through the valley I think of you under mackerel sky I was just a boy when I left old England Left my mama crying on the old port side Oh lord, ran way oh, ran away oh Ran away to sea And I Oh lord, ran away oh, ran away oh Ran away to see the war Six weeks training There on the Isle of Wight Where as a boy I'd go on holiday Before I knew it I was jumping out of aeroplanes Into the green of the agean sea Our young sergeant said 'fix your bayonets' Sticks and stones against the gatling gun We obeyed his orders And ran towards the enemy We lost ourselves in the deafening cry The sun came between us and the enemy They turned tail and they ran away But before we could count our blessings We saw our ships had sailed away In the camps there was a German officer Who let us listen to his radio Someone found out and sent him to the front line It seems that kindness has a price to pay When the Russians came They came by horse and cart With no pomp or ceremony The cruel face of war Try to wipe it from my memory We're all brothers at the end of the day
4.
Heart Space 03:48
Heart Space             Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott Music and words 2022 Setting out on an ocean of courage Over land and sea Maybe someday make a little money To help my family Love is bigger than all these things And it fills the room we're in It can move mountains This is where I'll begin Letting go of all that trouble Step into the light See it unfold moment to moment That's how I'll live my life There's a church on a cliff face High above the earth Just a little heart space Flying in like little birds Everything turns The earth and the seasons Gonna lay my roots down See my children running in fields Wearing silver crowns Blossoms in the air now And it feels like a wedding day Keep your heart open And blow those blues away Love is bigger than all these things And it fills the room we're in It can move mountains This is where I'll begin Open up your soul Wherever the river flows Wherever the river goes Open up your soul Wherever the rover flows Wherever the river goes
5.
The Wrong Side Of Eden Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott Music and Words 2022 You're on the wrong side of Eden Man you ain't treating those people right You're on the wrong side of Eden Man you ain't treating those people right I've seen the mamas crying When their loved ones are out of sight You're walking a fine line Two thousand miles You're walking a fine line Two thousand miles The people keep on moving They got to feed their child You've been fighting wars Since the nineteenth century You're been fighting wars Since the nineteenth century When you hold on to power You've got to have an enemy You can build your wall In the middle of the Rio Grande You can build your wall In the middle of the Rio Grande But the waters will keep on rising Wash away those best laid plans You're on the wrong side of Eden You ain't treating those people right You're on the wrong side of Eden You ain't treating those people right I've seen the mamas crying When their loved ones out of sight
6.
The Lover 04:44
The Lover Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott Music and Words 2022 Deep in your heart There is a lover Hiding low Under cover Coals burning Deep in the fire Feel the iron in me Keeping silent Snow on the field All your colours wrapped around you like a shield See your beauty Like horses in the snow Rolling round when the hay goes low Where is your heart ache? Where is your bruise? Slip sliding not footloose You're a diamond You're a queen You can change the colour of the deep blue sea Over the hills and far away We're riding on the breeze Left the city and it's sticky ways It's where you want to be The sun is setting in the sky The clouds roll in like waves Step into this burning sea My heart is all aflame I feel the stars inside When I'm still Hold me I feel the stars inside When I'm still Hold me I'm waking up And I'm screaming Love is real Don't want to be dreaming All my life Reciprocated in a loving universe I feel the stars inside When I'm still Hold me I feel the stars inside When I'm still Hold me
7.
Autumn Sun 02:33
8.
Van Dieman's Land Trad/arrangement Jude Edwin-Scott Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott Music and Words/Chorus 2022 Come all you gallant poachers that ramble without a care Take a walk in the moonlight, dog, gun and your snare With the hare and the pheasant at your command Not thinking you'll end up in Van Dieman's Land Tom Brown from Nottingham Jack Williams and poor Joe Were three daring poachers the country did know One night they were treppaned by the keepers hideous hand Fourteen years transported to Van Dieman's Land And it's down and it's down On the Atlantic we're trapped and bound A cruel fate awaits us on Van Dieman's Land And it's down and it's down Round Cape Horn through the Indian Sound Think of us there hard working Van Dieman's Land When we sailed from England we landed in the bay We had rotten straw for bedding but we dared not say They fenced us in with fire and we slumber when we can Drive away the wolves and tigers from Van Dieman's Land And when we arrived on that fateful shore The planters came around us twenty score or more They ranked us up like horses and sold us out of hand Then yoked us to the plough to plough Van Dieman's Land Often when I slumber I have a pleasant dream With my sweetheart I'm sitting by some pearling stream Roaming around England with her at my command Awaken broken hearted on Van Dieman's Land
9.
The Roving Miner Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott  Music and Words 2022 Over two hundred thousand men Lost their jobs to the politicians pen Scattered like seeds across the glen The roving miner Even when the moon is bright I still see by the miner's light There's a shadow on my life The wind is howling Follow the open road Like a map through my northern soul Every corner you will go You'll see me trying And now my eyes grow dim From the coal dust, copper and tin In my heart there's a choir singing It keeps me flying From Cumbria to Lancashire South Wales to Tyne and Wear See our lights just disappear The harbour's fading Gabriel's hounds they run so fast This way of life wasn't built to last Another we dram from the old cut glass To keep from drowning Over one hundred and ninety pits closed Ten years of Thatcher's blows You'd starve our children Put us on the road The Roving miners Sea Pink grows there now Our veins exposed somehow We are the treasure beneath the plough See us shining
10.
Seven Gypsies Trad/ Nic Jones Arrangement Seven Gypsies all in a row They sang so sweet and bonnie o They sang so neat They're so complete They stole the heart of a lady She's kicked off her high-heeled shoes Made of Spanish leather She's put an old pair of brogues on To follow the Gypsy laddie Late at night the Lord came home Enquiring for his Lady The servants down on his knees and said She's away with the Seven Gypsies He's been over the high high hills Till he came to the morning There he's found his own dear wife In the arms of the Seven Gypsies Last night I slept in a feather bed With the sheets and blankets around me Tonight I slept in a cold open field In the arms of the Seven Gypsies Seven Gypsies all in a row They sang so sweet and bonnie o They sang so neat But all were hanged For the stealing of a famous lady
11.
Deforestation Blues Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott  Music and Words 2022 The eye of the moon Shines gold in the forest fire 200, 000 acres lost in a day No more parrots or toucans No Orangutans too Say goodbye to the medicines that would help me and you Deforestation blues Finding you Deforestation blues Finding you The Awa people In the heart of the Amazon They bulldozed their homeland The forest they depended on No more Jesus lizards No more river dolphins Say goodbye to the butterfly That'll never spread it's wings Deforestation blues Finding you Deforestation Blues Finding you Harakwaha This place I call my home Harakwaha This place I call my home Deforestation Blues Finding you Deforestation Blues Finding you
12.
Rose Of London Town Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott  Music and Words 2022 She's a rose, a rose of London She's a rose, a rose of London She's a rose, a rose of London She's a rose of London Town She's the daughter of a military man Born in 1870s France Ethel Matthew's is her name She's a rose of London Town Trod the boards at 17 In Macbeth at the Lyceum We fell in love at the very first scene She's a rose of London Town Fell in with Kendall Company In St James's, played light comedy See her portrait in the gallery She's a rose of London Town Took a boat across to New York In the year 1905 She's the 'Catch Of The Season' boys She's a rose of London Town All my life I've run free Travelling across the Seine to the sea Follow your heart Just like me Come and join this raggle taggle family
13.
Feel My Love 03:53
Feel My Love Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott Music and words 2022 Where the stream flows Not many people know But a handful of friends That I love Dip my feet right in Copper on my skin Then I'm really listening To the world Oh feel my love Oh feel my love Oh feel my love Feel my love for you Where the mountain's steep Snow beneath my feet Looking down the valley to where I've been Under the sycamore trees There's a happy family All held in the palm of a hand Oh feel my love Oh feel my love Oh feel my love Feel my love for you Feel my love Bring you home Feel my love Bring you home
14.
Morning Dew 04:13
Morning Dew Trad/arrangement Jude Edwin-Scott Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott  Music 2022 He was a Shepherd's son Kept sheep upon a hill He lay his crook and pipe aside And there He slept his fill He looked east and he looked west Then gave an under look There he spied a fair lady Swimming in a brook He raised his head from his green bed Then approached the maid Put on your clothes my dear he says And be ye not afraid Tis fitter for a lady fair To sew a silken seam Than get up on a may morning And strive against the stream Blow away the morning dew The dew, the dew Blow away the dew Blow away the morning dew How sweet the winds do Blow If you'll not touch my mantle And leave my clothes alone I'll give you as much money As you can carry home I'll not touch your mantle And I'll leave your clothes alone I'll take you out the clear water My dear to be my own She's climbed out the clear water He's taken her in his arms Put on your clothes my dear he says And hide those lovely charms He's mounted her on a milk white steed Himself upon another And all along the way they rode Like sister and like brother When they came to her father's gate Nimbly she's whipped in Ready stood the porter there To let the fair made in When the gate was opened She's twirled upon the pin Pow! You're a fool without she says And I'm a maid within So fare-thee-well my modest boy And thank you for your care But had you done what you should do I'd never have left you there
15.
The Horizon 03:43
The Horizon Copyright Jude Edwin-Scott Music and Words 2022 Open your eyes to the setting sun A golden lake on the horizon Shire horse and the stallion He lost the race but he really won Chattering crows when the day is done Howling wolf wants me to run The man in the moon he really sings Let the new tide bring us good things

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Mackerel Sky
Songs 1, 2, 8, 10 and 14 are all Traditional songs with a new musical arrangement by Jude Edwin-Scott
©️  Music Jude Edwin-Scott
Copyright control 2022 MCPS

Songs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 15 are all original. All music and words by Jude Edwin-Scott.
©️ Music and Words Jude Edwin-Scott Copyright control 2022 MCPS

Jude Edwin Scott  Vocals, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar and mandolin

Paul Shone Keyboard (Track 6)

Recording Sessions
Songs 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 15 were all recorded at Perry Vale Studios, Forest Hill, London by Pat Collier.
They were recorded in April 2021 and February 2022.

Songs 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 and 14 were all recorded at The Big Rock Room Studio by Paul Shone. Thanks also to Richard Larkum.
They were recorded between  2017 and 2020.

All songs were mixed and mastered by Pat Collier at Perryvale Studios, Forest Hill, London

Album design and photos by Jude Edwin-Scott
Front cover design by Richard Larkum

Special thanks to Paul, Richard, Pat, Ellen, Martha, Evelyn, Laurie, Geoff, Juliet and Chris
for their support throughout the making of this record

A Belly Head 9 Records production BH9RCD08

Source Material
'The Gardener' is from 'The Oxford Book Of Ballads' Chosen and edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch Impression of 1932, First Edition 1910

'Young Ramble Away' and 'Van Dieman's Land' are from 'The New Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs' edited by Roud and Bishop, published 2012

'Seven Gypsies' is my approximation of Nic Jones's arrangement as heard on the 'In Search Of Nic Jones' album released 1998.

'Morning Dew' also known as 'The Shepherd's Son' or 'The Lady's Policy' is from the 'Ballads Of Britain' edited by John Goss, published 1937

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released May 25, 2022

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Jude Edwin-Scott is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in the North-West of England, United Kingdom. He has a laid- back, understated singing voice and writes memorable lyrics based in autobiography and storytelling. He has recorded 9 albums between 1999 and 2016. Jude has just released his brand new album 'Mackerel Sky' here on band camp. ... more

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