Strayaway Child

by Knacker's Yard

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Dicey Reilly 03:08
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Lady Gin 02:11
Down Mile End Road, you’ll find many the fine gin shop You can listen for the din, the signs will lead you to the good stuff Dig out a shiny penny and it’s one strong pint they’ll pour you, For only two pence, you’ll be stone cold out til morning. And it’s oh dear me, Lady Gin she’ll set us free! Would you rather be drunk or sad and sober? Old Queen Anne was a fan of this finest Dutch elixir, She took away the tax, made the poorer drunker quicker, Leave your sorrows at the door but beware a dram might blind you, Ladies sip it with warm water, drudgeries and nerves to subdue. And it’s oh dear me, Lady Gin she’ll set us free! Would you rather be drunk then mad and sober? “Cursed fiend with fury fraught,” cried the wealthy and the temperate, Mother’s ruin, cuckold’s comfort, wretched vices for the desperate, Fallen women, sinful mothers drop their children in the fires, It enters by a deadly draught, turns honest folk to liars. And it’s oh dear me, Lady Gin she’ll set us free! Would you rather be drunk or poor and sober? (Instrumental tune La Belle Catherine) Poor Judith hanged at Tyburn, stories spread of wayward mothers, Riots, crime and madness and dead bodies in the gutters, After eight Gin acts were passed, well the craze came to it’s end, It wasn’t as strong or cheap but British Ale became our new friend. And it’s oh dear me, Lady Gin she’ll set us free! Would you rather be drunk then cold and sober? And it’s oh dear me, Lady Gin she’ll set us free! Would you rather be drunk or cold and sober?
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Crooked Jack 02:57
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Kellswater 04:48
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This seventh album from Knacker's Yard represents the breadth of work we did, playing and recording together as a trio, in early 2020 until the Coronavirus pandemic. The album features guest musician William Fitzgerald on four of the tracks and includes an original song, Lady Gin, based off of a traditional melody, with lyrics by Bronwyn Churcher.

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released June 26, 2020

Recorded Spring 2020 at Circle A Studios
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Cody Baresich

Knacker’s Yard on this recording:
Bronwyn Churcher: Vocals, Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo
Cody Baresich: Vocals, Mandolin, Foot Jangles, Guitar, Mando-banjo, Octave Mandolin
Shaun McConnell: Bodhran, Bones, Jangles
William Fitzgerald: Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle

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Knacker's Yard Victoria, British Columbia

High Energy Traditional Celtic Folk from Victoria, BC, since late 2012.
knackersyardvictoria@gmail.com

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