Springing The Hill

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Springing The Hill

Remember the waggoners, the horsemen, the drovers
Who travelled the lanes up dale and down gill
When faced with a sharp climb they’d step up the pace in time
To get to the top and that’s springing the hill
And each climb’s like a piece of time, and each time you’re sure to find
A way to tackle it just believe that you will
Take your reins tight in you hand, ignore the trickling sand
There’s only one way and that’s springing the hill

I won’t hear his stealing steps, won’t lay no final bets
I’ll throw him in the corner to lie quiet and still
Dark clouds may gather but I’m not afraid of shadows
I can see my way clearly to springing the hill
As they seem to get steeper you have to dig deeper
For there’s races to run and dreams to fulfil
You may get slower but put the wheel to your shoulder
And hope for some help when you’re springing the hill

I’m ready for the raging not frightened of changing
I’ll keep the fires burning for as long as they will
This is no pigeon-chesting, no empty gesturing
It’s the only way I know and it’s springing the hill
There’s only one way and it’s springing the hill
I hope for some help when I’m springing that hill


from This Land, released August 3, 2018


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The Moonbeams Long Preston, UK

The Moonbeams sing their ‘Songs from the Dales’ telling tales of life and loving, and of laughing and enjoying life. Their contemporary folk based music skilfully evokes the beauty of their homeland, carrying you on a lyrical journey through the fells and dales of Yorkshire. Songs of rain, sun, and fells capture that elusive feeling of what it means to escape from the humdrum of everyday life. ... more

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