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Bowsprit Home

from Birds of Plenty by Yellowbelly

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Guitar tuned to D A D G A D. The wind, the sea, things left unclaimed.

The lyrics below are from the live version, this CD version skips a verse


Bowsprit home

Wind stir the grass on a black night
A long hot day of disenchantment
And the winds of 8 directions
Bring me charity and a prayer

See all my sons at play
Hear my daughters laugh and moan
There’s a ship long cast adrift
In all your wayward hair

And I sing a song With the wind in my face
Carry a cargo That’s yours to replace
Steer me a course set it in stone
Where is my bowsprit home

Is the keenest air in heaven?
And the sharpest minds aspire
To overcome the sky
And the gentle sound of rain

When the eastwind runs the west
Young men lay claim to fortune
Yet I will not be daunted
By the standards you have set

Speak not of moderation
I blow straight from the sea
Do not doubt the wordws so fleet upon wind
Do not doubt me


from Birds of Plenty, released February 17, 2020


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Yellowbelly Nuremberg, Germany

Yellowbelly are Lawrence, Stefan, Markus, Boris and Kathi. They play guitars, violins, drums, a double bass, a banjo, a mandolin, a lap steel, an oud and other instruments, but not all at the same time. Yellowbelly play in pubs, churches, barns, internists's surgeries, fields, living rooms, stages and castles. Yellowbelly play songs about forgotten space probes, trains, cicadas and ratcatchers. ... more

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