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i found this stupid song and the tears won’t stop—

The Lark
  • The Lark
  • Kate Rusby
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
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Kate Rusby’s music has been a huge influence on the development of Sister Catharine’s backstory.  I’m so glad I was introduced to it, because inspiration aside, it’s absolutely beautiful.

Listening to it reminds me I need to take more walks on the moors while I’m here.

The Lark - Kate Rusby

Out in the field where the lark it flies,
Over the earth where my heart it lies,
Oh how it sings when the west wind blows,
Out in the field where no-one goes.

Oh how I’m cold will you let me in,
If you could hear me speak, where I would begin,
Time it is past now and I roam free,
Is it wrong to wish you still need me,
is it wrong to wish you still need me.

Out in the field where the lark it sings,
There I was waiting for all love brings,
There I stood and there I fell,
Out in the field that I know well.

Oh how I’m cold will you let me in,
If you could hear me speak, where I would begin,
Time it is past now and I roam free,
Is it wrong to wish you still need me,
is it wrong to wish you still need me.

Out in the field where the lark resides,
Here I’ll remain where my heart can hide,
Only the lark and the west wind know,
I’m in this field where no-one goes.

Oh how I’m cold will you let me in,
If you could hear me speak, where I would begin,
Time it is past now and I roam free,
Is it wrong to wish you still need me,
is it wrong to wish you still need me

Awkward Annie
  • Awkward Annie
  • Kate Rusby
  • Awkward Annie
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My favorite song at the moment. I love singing along to it.

Awkward Annie- Kate Rusby

I gave to you a hen,
You gave it back again,
Without it’s eggs,
My Annie.
I gave to you a hare,
You really didn’t care,
Now it has no legs,
My Annie.

Chorus:
Oh Annie let me in,
I will fly, I will swim,
I will die if you don’t come near me,
Oh no, don’t you say so,
You are my dear,
My Annie

I gave to you a dog,
You threw for it a log,
Now it won’t come back,
My Annie.
I gave to you a pig,
Though it wasn’t very big,
Now the meat’s all black,
My Annie.

[Chorus]

I gave to you a cow,
You really don’t know how,
It flew away,
My Annie.
I gave to you a horse,
I’m a silly fool of course,
For you rode away,
My Annie.

[Chorus]

I gave to you my heart,
You tore it all apart,
When you rode away,
My Annie.

"There was a boy, a bitter boy, 
Who’s golden heart I saw gleaming…”

Art for my good friend Brea. She is one of the most amazing, talented, excellent people I have ever had the privilege of meeting. Please enjoy two friendidiots hugging :) Shine on, Brea.

Little Jack Frost
  • Little Jack Frost
  • Kate Rusby
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
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Kate Rusby — Little Jack Frost

Here is a tale of the trees in a wood
They were never that pleased on the land that they stood.
So they upped and they walked as far as they could
'Til they felt the sun shine on their branches.

I was little boy lost, and I was little boy blue
I am little Jack Frost but I am warm through and through
It’s not easy to hide when your heart’s on full view
Oh, tonight, cruel world be forgiving
Oh, for once in my life I am living.

There they did stand and there they did stay
When there came a young boy who was running away
From a mad world, a bad world, a world of decay
And it’s comfort he sought in their branches

I was little boy lost, and I was little boy blue
I am little Jack Frost and but I am warm through and through
It’s not easy to hide when your heart’s on full view
Oh, tonight, cruel world be forgiving
Oh, for once in my life I am living.

There we found love and there we found joy
And the warmth in his heart oh, it filled the young boy
And his friends taught him magic and secrets of old
While the trees kept him safe with their branches.

I was little boy lost, and I was little boy blue
I am little Jack Frost but I am warm through and through
It’s not easy to hide when your heart’s on full view
Oh, tonight cruel world be forgiven
I was little boy lost, and I was little boy blue
I’m little Jack Frost but I am warm through and through
It’s not easy to hide when your heart’s on full view
Oh, tonight, cruel world be forgiving
Oh, for once in my life I am living.