Rough drafts for the band to learn to songs. These are not the finished products! There are 6 songs here, plus a folk song that will be arranged as a prologue.
Another 4 songs will be on their way, but here’s some to have a listen to and see if you can do anything with. Lyrics are also on this page.
Hold My Hand, St Christopher – the lyrics are on the blog page – (G-C-D7)
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS (G - Am - C) The men are out on the North Sea, trawling, The children in the back streets, brawling And the women, hanging washing, calling The kids home for the night There's a whisper on the damp sea air, Telling of a whole new world out there Beyond the daily grind and cares, lift your head up, see the light Sundays are for singing hymns Praying to your god, atoning sins If you keep your faith, you'll always win Penny in your pocket for the words in your heart But times are changing, tides are turning She's stoking the fires, there's a passion burning There's a wide world waiting and she's yearning For life and adventures to start CHORUS: and oh...the living could be so easy If you'd only step in line with the crowds, And oh... your life could be mapped out for you Amy... you've got your head in the clouds Bible stories and fairy tales, H.G. Wells and pirate sails, Action, adventures, and holy grails There's more to life that calls More to life than breathing and dying, More to life than not ever trying More to life and she wants to be flying Rising above it all CHORUS lost in a story, take me away I'm making my own adventure one day And I won't listen to a word you say When you tell me I can't chose Because I'm a woman, because I'm a girl Because I come from the wrong kind of world, I'm not going fishing, I'm hunting for pearls And I've got nothing to lose thi CHORUS: And oh...the living could be so easy If you'd only step in line with the crowds, And oh... your life could be mapped out for you Amy... you've got your head in the clouds
NO MAN'S LAND (E - A - B7) CHORUS: I feel touched by the angels I feel guided by their hands To fly - my spirit bursting free I'll purify my soul in No Man's Land In No Man's Land - I'll never stand or run or walk In No Man's Land - there's no footsteps left behind I'll fly higher than an eagle and faster than an arrow Free from all the shackles of mankind No roots or foundations No borders, laws or nations, No church, no congregations in No Man's Land, I can be free It's beautiful, wonderful, beyond all imagination And I can control my destiny Because I...(CHORUS) In No Man's Land - perfect peace surrounds you in No Man's Land - the air is pure and fine I feel exhilaration as I claim my slice of heaven Because I know that No Man's Land is mine Leave behind the ordinary Life is sweeter than a cherry No Man's Land, my sanctuary Life is an adventure as the earth unfurls below Where the deserts look like oceans and the oceans look like prairies And the glories of the world are all on show (CHORUS)
OFF TO AUSTRAL-I-A (G-C-A-D7) I'm going to fly to Australia To show them I'm no failure I only need a set of wings and I'll be on my way A solo flight as far as I can Will prove I'm equal to a man I'll set my sights and compass on Austral-i-a If I can beg, steal and borrow I'll set off there tomorrow I'll pack my bags and wave goodbye, there's nothing more to say I'll show them I can do it I'll prove there's nothing to it I've set my sights and compass on Austral-i-a Flying halfway round the world is no challenge to this girl I'm fully trained and ready for whatever comes my way I've got permits and fuel stops planned A ransom note, in case of bandits Nothing will get between me and Austral-i-a I've packed propellers, tyres and spares And things to make repairs A parachute, a knife, a gun and maps to show the way My cockpit looks like a village store There's food and clothes and so much more But I'll need the lot to get me to Austral-i-a JIMMY & JOHNNIE (C ) C We're going to smile for the cameras You're handsome and I'm pretty, Smile for the cameras You're charming, I'm witty F A match made in heaven, The Daredevil Duo C Up in the clouds in a plane built for two, oh G7 Can you see the crowds wave when we're in town F We are popular people to be around CHORUS: C Oh oh oh, there's nothing can stop us Oh oh oh, on our way to the top F Fm We're Jimmy and Johnnie, and we don't care G7 C We're King and Queen of the Air You fly, I fly Reporters want our stories We both fly together And double the glories We are fabulous and fearless and we're nobody's fools We're taking the risks And changing the rules We're moving in circles where there's glamour and style With wall-to-wall fun and excitement by the mile...chorus We've got a lifestyle to envy A whirlwind of pleasure A lifestyle to envy, We're media treasures We're gorgeous and crazy, We're smoking and hot I'm the Angel of the Sky, You're the Flying Scot The invites keep on coming, the fun never ends With the royalties and celebrities and fair-weather friends..chorus Momma says You're abandoning your roots Momma says For your fashions and your suits Momma says You think you're being so clever Momma says Nothing lasts forever But I know she's only jealous of my life of fun and daring Cos she's stuck at home while my Daddy's selling herring... chorus
PROMISES, PROMISES C E7 A7 You're a glory-leggin' good-time guy F A7 Dm You wouldn't look twice at me if I didn't fly f F+ C (Gbass) A7 But your words dripped like honey, and your kisses were sweet D7 G And the way that you loved me swept me off my feet C E7 A7 Ah.. Promises, promises, made to be broken F A7 DM But the cheating and the lying cuts deep F F+ C(Gbass) A7 You're a philandering Rover, we both know it's over D7 G C But I ain't crying and I ain't losing sleep. You wanted the high life, you wanted it all You showed me the heavens then you let me fall And when I was down, you wasn't around, You were drinking and womanizing all over town Ah.. Promises, promises, made to be broken But the cheating and the lying cuts deep You're a philandering Rover, we both know it's over But I ain't crying and I ain't losing sleep. You're selfish, resentful, argumental And pretty women still fall for your song But I ain't falling no more, I've shown you the door Those seedy nightclubs are where you belong Ah.. Promises, promises, made to be broken But the cheating and the lying cuts deep You're a philandering Rover, we both know it's over But I ain't crying and I ain't losing sleep.
LAMENT FOR AMELIA EARHART (Am-G-C-G-D-G-F-G-Am) In the still of the night I hear your voice calling With your Icarus dreams and your melted wings falling Fly further, fly higher, fly longer, grow stronger Always strive, stay alive, and arrive CHORUS: We were sisters together, we conquered the skies, Thought we were immortal, thought we'd never die, Our legends will live on, our stories be told, For we were so fearless and bold Do you dance with the angels, or swim with the mermaids? The rolling Pacific is hiding you still In a watery grave, under flotsam and waves I hear your voice whispering still Remember we said how we'd never grow old? The pull of the heavens and adventures untold We couldn't resist, but Life's bitter twist Was too strong, took too long, did we get it so wrong? Courage and heart are much more than they seem, they're the price that we pay for fulfilling our dreams, Life is for living, however you choose it We were offered adventure and never refused it We were sisters together, we conquered the skies, Thought we were immortal, thought we'd never die, Our legends will live on, our stories be told, For we were so fearless and bold
OVERHAUL (F-G-C) Hey Daddy did I disappoint you? I never lived like you wanted me to My headstrong ways often made you frown Hey Daddy, did I let you down? But I've got adventure in my soul And I got it all from you You were once an adventurer, I got my dreams from you Look at me now, Daddy, look at me now The King of England has heard of me Daddy, are you proud? I never wanted to be ordinary I never wanted to follow the crowd My dreams were so much less than this But nothing ever goes as planned I wanted acceptance, instead I got glory Daddy, I hope you understand - Look at me now, Daddy, look at me now. They want the Legend, not the person, Everywhere I go the crowds are waiting Cheering Amy Johnson, Amy Johnson Daddy, I'm slowly suffocating Look at me Daddy, I'm not happy Happiness needs only three things A few good friends, a small place to live, And wings..... Look at me now, Daddy, look at me now I'd trade all my fancy dresses For a greasy overall And a plane that's crying, Crying out for an overhaul Like me, Daddy, like me.