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Fair Winds

from Skull & Magpies by the Mad Maggies







As the hours pass on a shadowy night
her thoughts drift towards the ocean
where moonlight draws a silvery sword
across her lonely heart

He sailed away one wintery morn
to work along the southern coast
They’d sworn their love with a fiery kiss
And the promises all lovers make

I will return
I will come back to you
I will return to hold you
in my arms

May a fair wind blow
to speed your way
and bring you back to me
safely, back to me

A year went by as every year had
on that quiet palm tree bay
Fair winds blew as she ran to the shore
the day his ship came in


from Skull & Magpies, released January 1, 2009

Michael Ashby: bass guitar
Johny Blood: tuba
Adrian Gormley: alto sax
Lawrence Jarach: trombone
Maggie Martin: accordion, vocals
Bill Schwartz: drums
Rhian Robinson: clarinet, whistle
Gary “GDub” Wium: guitars

Written by M. Martin

Recorded at Wally Sound, Oakland, California
Analog, 2 inch tape, 16 track

Mastered by J. J Golden, Ventura, California


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