Mother Shipton (The Dragon's Tail)

from Tim Hunter - Yorkshire Through The Ages II by Tim Hunter

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Mother Shipton, was an English soothsayer and prophetess,born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, in a cave now known as Mother Shipton's Cave. She told fortunes and made predictions throughout her life. The words to this song are inspired by Mother Shipton's prophesies.

(engraving of Mother Shipton is Public Domain)

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Mother Shipton (The Dragon's Tail)
(Music and Lyrics Tim Hunter © 2020)

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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from Tim Hunter - Yorkshire Through The Ages II, released August 31, 2020
Tim Hunter: Guitar/Synthesiser/Vocals; Pat Corner Walker: Drums; Additional percussion Dan Mizen; Phil Dean: Lead Guitar

Music and Lyrics Tim Hunter © 2020
Copyright © 2020 Tim Hunter. All rights reserved.
This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service:
Registration No: 284701623

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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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