Knaresborough (Digital EP: 2018 update with new tracks)

by Tim Hunter

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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'Through his musical albums, Knaresborough composer Tim Hunter helps bring to life the stories and legends of Yorkshire's rich heritage.' Yorkshire Post 1st May 2020.
Tim Hunter is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from pop ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.
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