'Til My Dying Day

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The first track written for the 'Gallows Tree Tales' LP. A winter's tale of heartbreak and devotion. Features Andy Adams on drums, jh on Piano, Orlaith McAuliffe on whistle and flute, Colman Connolly on uilleann pipes, and Slim on everything else.

lyrics

A cold morning broke as she moved through the fair
Stole the silence from every last blackbird
Her bonny complexion raised more than a smile
His wings cut through the air to acquaint her

She asked him “Pray what occupation have thee
aside from your preoccupation with me?”
He said “Everyone works for the man in this land
But my undying service I give thee for free”

And he said “Maybe I’ll never dance in your light
Never kiss you goodnight
But I’ll fight for your heart ‘til my dying day”

In a town full with bragards, you trust none with your life
But she warmed to his quick Highland fling
Taking leave of all sense, she leapt out in the dark
Like a flower too early for spring

He stopped his old wagon in the heart of the square
And he begged for her fair hand in marriage
She fixed him a glare like a loaded gun
They held up the town with their carriage

And he said “Maybe I’ll never dance in your light
Never kiss you goodnight
But I’ll fight for your heart ‘til my dying day”

They climbed to the foot of the mountainside
They gazed up at the fells and the hollows
He saw conquest in each magisterial crag
She saw only the fields that were fallow

He said “I know a sweet refuge in the rocks and the tors
All your burdens will I gladly carry”
She cried “Just leave me here whilst I know the way home”
‘Chased her shadow back down through the valley

And he said “Maybe I’ll never dance in your light
Never kiss you goodnight
But I’ll fight for your heart ‘til my dying day”

They came in the night with no warning sign
He was loaded with rejection’s arrows
She moved through the fair in the cold dawn air
As her troubadour he swung from the gallows

And he cried “Maybe I’ll never dance in your light
Never kiss you goodnight
But I’ll fight for your heart ‘til my dying day”

“Maybe I’ll never dance in your light
Never kiss you goodnight
But I’ll fight for your heart ‘til my dying day”

credits

from Gallows Tree Tales, released August 8, 2012
Music and lyrics: Slim

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Slim London, UK

Slim's new LP is a barn-storming folk-rock romp through tales of love, loss, booze and madness. With big productions, there's everything from americana, celtic folk, country balladeering, and even a gospel choir thrown in for good measure there'll be a full tour to come and of course, a fair few 'Gallows Tree Tales' to tell. Visit www.slim-music.com to keep in touch and join the Facebook page!:o) ... more

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