Knaresborough (Digital EP: 2018 update with new tracks)

by Tim Hunter

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Two bonus tracks have now been added to this album, which was initially released as a 4 track CD. These two tracks are 'Spirit of the Dales' and 'Moorland Drifter, both taken from Tim Hunter's first album which was released in 1998.

The 4 songs from the initial release are focused on the historic North Yorkshire town of Knaresborough. Two songs are about famous characters: the prophetess ‘Mother Shipton’ and ‘Blind Jack’, the first professional road builder to emerge during the Industrial Revolution. The mini album also features 2 songs about famous Knaresborough landmarks: ‘House Of Rock’ and ‘Castle on The Crag’. The lyrics are personal views of my hometown, Knaresborough and its history.

'Well put together with splendidly soaring guitar riffs.' Tykes' News

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released February 19, 2016

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Tim Hunter Knaresborough, UK

Northern Soundscapes is Tim Hunter's music label. He is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.

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Track Name: House of Rock
House of Rock

Turn back the clock, and live a life of old
In a House of Rock and Roll

Take a stroll down Abbey Road, see the cave where St Robert saved his soul,
And the tree sculptures watch you walking by,
To the Chapel and House carved in stone so high

Walk up to the castle and see the view in the market place,
Blind Jack is sat next to you

Turn back the clock, and live a life of old
In a House of Rock and Roll.
Don’t let the storm take its toll,
Live in a House of Rock and Roll

Cross the bridge and see the Dropping Well
Where old Mother Shipton used to dwell,
See the cave where so much was prophesied
and take a look at all that has been petrified

Walk up to the castle and see the view in the market place,
Blind Jack is sat next to you

Turn back the clock, and live a life of old
In a House of Rock and Roll.
Don’t let the storm take its toll,
Live in a House of Rock and Roll

Tim Hunter © 2016
Track Name: Blind Jack (The inspiration to win)
Blind Jack (The inspiration to win)

Blind Jack laid the tracks
That showed the way for roads
That we’d find hard to build today

Blind Jack was another character
From Old Knaresborough
He was an entrepreneur

And he’d sing and play the violin
Walking into battle, only he could bring

The Inspiration to win
Determination don’t give in
Inspire us all to achieve
Take it higher and let’s all believe in
Blind Jack

Blind Jack, Blind Jack

Blind Jack, always achieving
He never stopped believing
He could do anything
He just kept on working

And he’d sing and play the violin
Walking into battle, only he could bring

The Inspiration to win
Determination don’t give in
Inspire us all to achieve
Take it higher and let’s all believe in
Blind Jack

Blind Jack, Blind Jack

The Inspiration to win
Determination don’t give in
Inspire us all to achieve
Take it higher and let’s all believe in
Blind Jack, The Inspiration to win

© 2016 Tim Hunter
Track Name: Mother Shipton (The Dragon's Tail)
Mother Shipton (The Dragon's Tail)

For storms will rage and oceans roar
Earthquakes will split the plain to shore,
And fiery dragons cross the sky
Six times before the earth shall die

All signs of mankind's fall and decline

The Dragon's Tail will cross the sky
And then the earth will die
Those were the words of Mother Shipton
That's what she prophesied

And when the Dragon's Tail is gone
Man tries to carry on
But it’s too late to escape our fate.
We should have listened to Mother Shipton

And before the race is built anew,
A silver serpent comes into view
And spews out men of like unknown
To mingle with the earth now grown

All signs of mankind's fall and decline

The Dragon's Tail will cross the sky
And then the earth will die
Those were the words of Mother Shipton
That's what she prophesied

And when the Dragon's Tail is gone
Man tries to carry on
But it’s too late to escape our fate.
We should have listened to Mother Shipton

Tim Hunter © 2016
Track Name: Castle on the Crag (Fly the Flag)
Castle on the Crag, Castle on the Crag

Where the Ravens Roam is a castle that old King John called his home in Knaresborough he sang lots of songs
Castle of the Crag where we still Fly the Flag. Castle on the Crag, Castle on the Crag

King John went hunting in the forest of Knaresborough to slay the beast, bring it home for a feast,

In the Castle on the Crag, Castle of the Crag where we still Fly the Flag, Castle on the Crag, Castle on the Crag.

This is a Royalist Town, Parliament gonna take our castle down, don’t trust those who preach equality, no we’d rather keep the monarchy and stay free.

Can we keep the tower? So, in our darkest hour
we can Fly the Flag, on the Castle on the Crag
Castle on the Crag, Castle on the Crag

No parliament is gonna take this town again, we’ll remain true and stand our ground, on the Castle on the Crag,
Where we still Fly the Flag

Castle on the Crag, Castle on the Crag
Track Name: Spirit Of The Dales
SPIRIT OF THE DALES (Music and Lyrics: Tim Hunter)

If you’re tired of the pace
Drive away from grey skies and grime
Disappear without a trace
Take a trip into another time

On the trail
Of the Magic Of The Way
The Spirit Of The Dales

On the trail
Of the Magic Of The Way
The Spirit Of The Dales

If you’re tired of the chase
Then just leave your busy world behind
If you need to have more space
There’s a place that you can always find

On the trail
Of the Magic Of The Way
The Spirit Of The Dales

On the trail
Of the Magic Of The Way
The Spirit Of The Dales

So get off the treadmill
And watch the time stand still

On the trail
Of the Magic Of The Way
The Spirit Of The Dales

On the trail
Of the Magic Of The Way
The Spirit Of The Dales
Track Name: Moorland Drifter
MOORLAND DRIFTER (Music and Lyrics: Tim Hunter)

Moorland Drifter , drift on by
Like the clouds drift across the sky
Moorland Drifter , mystify,
Like the stars shining in the sky

Through the dark and stormy gale
Cross the hills and walk the dales
To the highest mountain peak
There you’ll find the path you seek

Moorland Drifter , drift on by
Like the clouds drift across the sky
Moorland Drifter , mystify,
Like the stars shining in the sky

Cross the bleak and empty moors
Walk the along the valley floors
Till you see the dawning beam
Glisten in the rocky stream

Moorland Drifter , drift on by
Like the clouds drift across the sky
Moorland Drifter , mystify,
Like the stars shining in the sky

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