Dad and Me

from No Redemption Songs by Ribbon Road

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about

The summer of the Strike - for the kids it meant that their dads were at home and had some time for them! The sea was clean because the pit was idle - people swam and paddled in the summer sun.

‘I hear the voices singing in the sea
All the young lads are daring to be free
Everyone on holiday everybody’s Dad at home -
Who would deny the kids a day like this.’

lyrics

DAD AND ME

I hear the voices singing in the sea
All the young lads are daring to be free
Everyone on holiday everybody’s Dad at home

I hear the voices clear as a bell
Out in the sunshine, laughing at worselves
Who would deny the kids a day like this

Clear as the sea, near as can be
The pit lies still, there’s flowers on the hillside
We all hold wor breath, we’re that close to death
Waves tickle Dad’s feet, there’s not much to eat

Chorus
Sometimes it’s good to be free from the tether
Sometimes it’s good to breathe air and feel weather
Clear as the sea, near as can be, Dad and me

Out for the day, out of the way
Just for a while, some even smiling
And everyone shares, everyone caring
We all get a piece, we can all take a seat

Chorus
Sometimes it’s good to be free from the tether
Sometimes it’s good to breathe air and feel weather
Out for the day, out of the way, Dad and me

Sit by the sea, fishing with me
Dad sets the rods, then he takes a nod
Stretched in the sun, oh we had some fun
Mam loves fish for tea and a big kiss from me

Chorus
Sometimes it’s good to be free from the tether
Sometimes it’s good to breathe air and feel weather
Sit by the sea, fishing for tea, Dad and me

Out on the beach, playing for hours
Swinging and laughing in boats without stopping
Mam in the waves with her skirts up and squeaking
Everyone jumping and Mam and Dad speaking

Chorus
Sometimes it’s good to be free from the tether
Sometimes it’s good to breathe air and feel weather
Out on the beach, playing out, Mam, Dad and me

Chorus
Sometimes it’s good to be free from the tether
Sometimes it’s good to breathe air and feel weather
Clear as the sea, near as can be, Dad and me

credits

from No Redemption Songs, released August 23, 2014

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Ribbon Road UK

Ribbon Road are:

Brenda Heslop
Jill Heslop
Geoff Heslop

For the last 26 years, Brenda Heslop has been one of the undiscovered talents of songwriting. Only now is she starting to get the attention she has so long deserved, with singers taking up her lovely songs and spreading the word.
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