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Words of Love

by Allison Lupton

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Away 03:36
Away (A. Lupton- SOCAN) Cold is the wind, black is the sky Wide is the sea, sad the good-byes Carried away to a new world Here on my own, they promise a Life in this new world Away from my home Strong is the sun, parched is the grain Steady the ache, heavy the chain Bound to a life in this new world Here on my own, I labour each Day in this new world Away from my home Long is the day, lonely the years Weary the heart, hiding the tears Pray for a life in this new world Here on my own, I’m longing for Hope in this new world Away from my home
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What Will I Dream (A. Lupton- SOCAN) When I paddle these waters What will I see, what will I see I see a fragile beauty Blue and green, blue and green Oh Canada Oh Canada I see a fragile beauty Blue and green, blue and green When I walk in these cities, Who will I meet, who will I meet I’ll meet a tapestry of people Living free, living free Oh Canada Oh Canada I’ll meet a tapestry of people Living free, living free When I lie in these fields What will I dream, what will I dream I dream that we will stand for peace Dream with me, dream with me Oh Canada Oh Canada I dream that we will stand for peace Dream with me, dream with me
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WHEN FIRST I WENT TO CALEDONIA (-traditional)- from the singing of Amby Thomas (Deep Cove, Cape Breton), collected by Ron MacEachern 1) When first I went to Caledonia I got loading at Number Three I got boarding at Ronald Norman's He had a daughter could make good tea 2) And it was me and my brother Charlie The biggest shavers you ’er did see Spearing eels in the month of April And starvin’ staves out on Scaterie 3) I went to Norman's for a pair of brogans A pound of soap and a cake of tea But Norman said he would not give them Till fish got plenty in Scaterie 4) So I went over to their Big Harbour Just on purpose to see the spray I spied a maid from Boularderie over She seemed to me like the Queen of May 5) If I had pen from Pennsylvania If I had paper of purest white If I had ink of the rosy morning A true love’s promise to you I'd write 6) I wish I was on the deepest ocean As far from land that once I could be Sailing over the deepest ocean Where a women's love would not trouble me 7) I'd lay my head on a cask of brandy It’s a dandy I do declare For when I'm drinking I'm seldom thinking How I can win that young lady fair
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Words of Love (A. Lupton-SOCAN and C. Werth-BMI) Kids back then we were at school No one could tell us what to do I knew, oh yes I knew That you would be the one for me Like flowers reach for the honey bee My love, was all for you (chorus) So I write to you With a heart that’s true Words of love, words of love Oh and could there be In your heart for me Words of love, words of love, words of love But when time came for telling you My words flew off into the blue I tried, oh yes I tried Years race by and children grow And still I could not let you know The love I held inside (chorus) And so I leave this note for you Sunday morning, second pew I see, oh yes I see By all the stars in heaven above We’re old enough to speak of love And dream of what could be (chorus)
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LOST JIMMY WHELAN (-traditional, from “Folk Songs of Canada”, E. Fowke & R. Johnston-1967) 1) Lonely I strayed by the banks of a river Watching the sunbeams as evening drew nigh. As onward l rambled l spied a fair damsel, Weeping and wailing with many a sigh. 2) Crying for one who is now lying lonely Sighing for one who no mortal couId see, The dark rolling waters now gently around him As onward she speeds o’er to young Jimmy's grave. 3) She cries, "O my darling won't you come to my arms And give me fond kisses which oft times you gave? You promised to meet me this evening, my darling, So now, lovely Jimmy, arise from your grave.” 4) Slowly he rose from the banks of the river, A vision of beauty far fairer than sun. Pink and red were the garments around him, And unto this fair maid to speak he began, 5) Saying, "Why do you rise me from the realms of glory Back to this place that I once had to leave?" "lt was to embrace in your strong loving arms, So now lovely Jimmy, take me to your grave." 6) "Oh darling," he said, "You are asking a favour That no earthly mortal couId grant unto thee, For death is the debtor that tore us asunder, And wide is the gulf, love, between you and me." 7) "Hard were the struggles on the cruel Mississippi Waves circled around us on every side, Thinking of you as we conquered them bravely, Hoping some day for to make you my bride." 8) "Oh but vain was the hope that arose in my bosom, For nothing, oh nothing, on earth could be saved. My last dying thoughts were of God and you, darling, Till death took me down to the deep silent grave." 9) "One fond embrace, love, and then I must leave you. One loving farewell, and then we must part." Cold were the arms that encircled around her, And cold was the form that she pressed to her heart. 10) Throwing herself on the banks of the river, Crying as though her poor heart it would break, She sighed, "O my darling, my lost Jimmy Whelan, I'll lie down and die by the side of your grave."
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Dusty Boots 04:06
Dusty Boots (A. Lupton- SOCAN) Hey, hey, dusty leather boots Where I’m headed to I can’t say So long, see you on the road Restless wind take me away Might go north, pack my bags go, icy winds blow all around Might go south, when my work is done, bring the summer sun to my town Might go east, climb aboard sail, over heavy gales in my way Might go west, hitch up on a train, harvest yellow grain for my pay So long…..I’m gone….So long…..I’m gone Hey, hey, dusty leather boots Where I’m headed to I can’t say So long, see you on the road Restless wind take me away…. Might go north, paddle my canoe, right up from the Sault to James Bay Might go south, bust a hurricane, in an airplane painted grey Might go east, dance under the moon, play a fiddle tune, sugar shack Might go west, with the rodeo, leave Ontario, won’t look back So long….I’m gone……so long…..I’m gone…..So long
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"Poverty Knock" (traditional- Tom Daniel) 1) Up every morning at five, it’s a wonder that we’re still alive Tired and yawning another day dawning It's back to that dreary old drive. 2) Oh dear we're going to be late, the gaffer is stood at the gate We're out of pocket, our wages he’ll docket We'll have to buy grub on the slate 3) And when our wages they bring, we're often short of a string While we are fratching with gaffer for snatching We know to his brass he will cling (chorus) “Poverty. poverty knock”, my loom it is saying all day “Poverty. poverty knock”, the gaffer's too skinny to pay us “Poverty. poverty knock”, keeping one eye on the clock For I know I can guttle when I hear my shuttle go, “Poverty. poverty knock”. 4) We have to wash our own yarn, by dipping it into the tarn But it’s wet and soggy and makes us feel groggy There’s mice in that dirty old barn 5) Sometimes a shuttle flies out, and gives some poor woman a clout There she lies bleeding, there’s nobody heeding Oh who's going to carry her out? 6) Oh dear, my poor head it sings, I should have woven three strings My threads are breaking and my back is aching Oh how, I wish I had wings chorus
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I Will Rise 02:45
I Will Rise (A. Lupton-SOCAN and C. Werth-BMI) 1) In the soft red sun When these days are done I will rise up from this place I will set my load By this gravel road And rise up from this place I will rise …. I will rise…. I will rise…. I will rise 2) Noble wren sing strong Fill my heart with song I will rise up from this place The rustling corn Will be still in the morning When I rise up from this place I will rise …. I will rise…. I will rise…. I will rise Sure as the moon calls the cold ocean waters Sure as the greening in spring Sure as our love for our sons and our daughters My heart will sing. 3) As the melting snow To the river flows I will rise up from this place With the autumn trees I will stand in peace And rise up from this place I will rise …. I will rise…. I will rise…. I will rise
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released October 25, 2020

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Allison Lupton Cambridge, Ontario

Cambridge, Ontario’s Allison Lupton has recorded 4 solo CDs and was honoured with 3 nominations by the Canadian Folk Music Awards including “Traditional Singer of the Year” for her album “Words of Love”.

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