The Raceman's Wife

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lyrics

Well the ship made port, and by the hand he led her
Said “darling, let’s take the next stage coach
and head up central to the Blue Spur
up to where the miners go
and there I’ll build a dam and feed water to the men who break the land
and we’ll build home
and maybe raise a family who’ll call this land their own”

So the raceman’s wife went walking
through the golden daffodils
through the bluebells and the sycamore trees
on that lonely broken hill
In the dark she lay there waiting
with a fire in her eyes
“My darling please come crashing into my arms tonight”

But the days they soon grew shorter, the winter came on strong
soon came a baby daughter but the timing was all wrong
as the money from the Great Extended Company dried up
left them out in the cold
he knew their only hope then lay in a shining seam of gold

She said “My love we both know well that if you go down in that hole
you’re never coming back”
He said “you know that if I don’t love you’re gonna die here cold and sad,
cold and sad”

So the raceman’s wife went walking
through the fading daffodils
through the bluebells and the sycamore trees
on that lonely broken hill
In the dark you’ll hear her wailing
That mournful anguished cry
“My darling please come riding back into my arms tonight”
And down there in that deep dark hole
he meet an ugly fate
now she will be forever cursed
cursed to wait

And the raceman’s wife’s still walking
through those faded daffodils
through the bluebells and the sycamore trees
on that lonely broken hill

credits

from Magpies, released April 26, 2015
Electric guitars: Jonny Screech and Emerson Yeoman
Acoustic guitar: Emerson Yeoman
Bass: Gareth Bedford
Drums: Matt Hegan
Vocals: Emerson Yeoman
Backing vocals: Emerson Yeoman and Jonny Screech

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