Tim Hunter - Yorkshire Through The Ages II

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Moorland Drifters (Music and Lyrics: Tim Hunter) We’re Moorland Drifters, drifting by Like the clouds drift across the sky Take my hand and we’ll fly Stay together and never say goodbye May your spirit stay with me Cathy we’ll be finally free To walk across the windswept moors As we did so many years before We’re Moorland Drifters, drifting by Like the clouds drift across the sky Take my hand and we’ll fly Stay together and never say goodbye Through the dark and stormy gales We’ll cross the hills and walk the dales To the highest mountain peak There we’ll find the path we seek We’re Moorland Drifters, drifting by Like the clouds drift across the sky Take my hand and we’ll fly Stay together and never say goodbye
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Constantine (Music and Lyrics Tim Hunter © 2020) There were so many things That he needed to fix When he became the emperor In York in AD 306 He was losing control And wanted solutions Like an end to persecutions And a brand new state religion Constantine He Defined The Bible that we all now read And the Nicean Creed The church was divided Needing unity He settled the date of Easter He defined Christianity He favoured the Christians He changed history Founded Constantinople Creating a new great city Constantine He Defined The Bible that we all now read And the Nicean Creed
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A Woodland Prayer (Hear us Oh Lord) (Music Tim Hunter © 2020, Lyrics: traditional) Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy, because we have sinned against Thee. To Thee, highest King, Redeemer of all, Do we lift up our eyes in weeping Hear, O Christ, the prayers of your servants. Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy, because we have sinned against Thee. Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy, because we have sinned against Thee. Right hand of the Father Our corner-stone, way of salvation, gate of heaven, Hear, O Christ ,wash away our stains of sin. Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy, because we have sinned against Thee. Hear us, O Lord, Hear us, O Lord Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy, because we have sinned against Thee.
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St Hilda of Whitby
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Castle On The Crag (Fly The Flag)
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Mother Shipton (The Dragon's Tail)
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Blind Jack (The Inspiration To Win)
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House Of Rock
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Let Peace Prevail (In New Zealand)
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Australia (Land Of Opportunity)
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The Walrus And The Carpenter
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Captains Of Industry

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Yorkshire Through The Ages II

This is the second volume of Tim’s musical tour of England’s largest county, Yorkshire and its History and Culture.
This collection features 12 songs covering many people, places and events from the 4th to the 19th centuries.

The album starts off ‘Moorland Drifters’, a song inspired by ‘Heathcliffe and Cathy’ from ‘Wuthering Heights’ written by Yorkshire novelist Emily Bronte.

Then we have 3 songs about the development of Christianity in the region:

‘Constantine’ - about the Roman Emperor who took the throne while in York in AD 306 and later converted to Christianity and effectively established the Roman Catholic Church. (The cover of 'Yorkshire Through The Ages II' is, in fact, a picture of a statue of Constantine situated in front of York Minster).
‘A Woodland Prayer’ – inspired by the 13th century Hermit and Saint, St Robert of Knaresborough
‘St Hilda of Whitby’ – about the pioneering 7th century Abbess who helped found English Christianity

Then there are four songs about famous people and places from the historic town of Knaresborough, probably the most important town in Northern England in the earlier part of the last millennium:

'Castle On The Crag' Knaresborough famous 12th Century castle where King John spent a lot of his time.
'Mother Shipton' the legendary 16th century Knaresborough prophetess
'Blind Jack' about the pioneering 18th century Knaresborough Road Builder
'House Of Rock' about a distinctive house carved out of the rock face on a crag in the 18th century in Knaresborough

These are followed by two songs about 2 distant countries ‘down under’ with which Yorkshire has a strong connection through North Yorkshire’s famous 18th century explorer Captain James Cook.

‘Let Peace Prevail in New Zealand’ about how Cook established friendly trade between his crew and the Maoris. He sings a song of hope for a long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationship between the British and the natives.

‘Australia (Land Of Opportunity)’ – a song about when Cook dropped anchor in Botany Bay, and naturalist Joseph Banks and a helper go ashore and return with exotic plants and flowers.

As with YTTA volume 1, we finish with songs about 19th Century fantasy, imagination and the industrial revolution.

A song inspired by one of the poems of Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) a North Yorkshire resident and frequent visitor to Whitby.

‘Captains Of Industry’ about the 19th Century Benevolent Capitalism pioneered by two famous Yorkshire Industrialists: Titus Salt (of Saltaire) and Joseph Rowntree (of York).

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releases August 31, 2020

Produced by Tim Hunter
Recorded at Northern Soundscapes Studios,
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK.

Copyright © 2020 Tim Hunter.
All rights reserved. This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service: Registration Numbers:
284719265; 284734353; 284701623; 284700072; 284728845

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Tim Hunter Knaresborough, UK

'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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