The Ship written by Tony Burt – Live at the Granary Leominster

tony burt bandIn October 2014 The Tony Burt Band performed at the Granary in Leominster for one of Norrie Davies’s famous curry nights. We managed to record most of one set and although it’s not of pristine quality it is quite listenable. I’ve decided to share a few of the tracks as they give a good idea of how the band was doing in those days.

The Band comprised:

  • Tony Burt: vocals, guitar, mandola, vocals
  • Allyson Craigan: violin, vocals
  • John Davis: electric bass, vocals

This recording is of an old song of mine entitled “The Ship” which features a great solo by Ally.

The Ship by Tony Burt – Live at the Granary Leominster October 2014

Sailing on through the evening, faced with fear and awe

Lights of land have enticed me but I dare not touch the shore

A hero on the water, all majesty aglow

The common track has turned its back and that’s what you refuse to know

 

It seems your figurehead’s matchwood, your flag is gleaming white

There are ulcers under the varnish and they’re showing through tonight

The voice that said you were frightened, it wasn’t all that wrong

But truth’s not what they’re paid for, and they’ll find my will too strong

 

The pumps are choked with deception, frustration turns the wheel

Fires are flaming around me and I really feel how they feel

But the furnace just throws out blackness, the heat’s of a negative kind

And all these strains of creation, you know, they’re surely too much for one mind

 

So we’re sailing on through the evening, faced with fear and awe

Lights of land have enticed us but we dare not touch the shore

A hero on the water, all majesty aglow

The common track has turned its back and that’s what you refuse to know

 

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