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.