The Bowerbird

from by Stuart Forester

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    A Yard of Ale is the second album by Stuart Forester released on Melonstone Records, May 2013. Ten original songs plus an interpretation of the traditional English folk ballad The Factory Girl and a cover of the Mike Waterson ode to the ragged glory and ultimate decline of the UK fishing industry, Cold Coast of Iceland.
    'You feel as though you’ve been listening to these songs and this voice for all your life.' Dai Jeffries, R2 Magazine.
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The Bowerbird 3.03 Stuart Forester

Another song of the wonders of nature. The bowerbird is renowned for it’s unique courtship behaviour, where the males build a bower and decorate it with sticks and brightly coloured objects in an attempt to attract a mate. A real smooth operator!

Lady o lady come to my garden, treasures I’ll lay at your feet
Feathers and berries, ferns and wild flowers and bright coloured shells from the sea
Sweet fair and lovely creature of wonder I will fulfil your desire
Lady o lady come to my bower and lay down with me for a while

O sir you are gracious your voice it is soothing, your treasury fit for a queen
Soft on the lawn your courtship is tempting ‘neath silvery green dappled sunbeams
If you give me the greatest of all of your gifts I’ll walk in your hall so enchanting and fine
Lady o lady then come to my bower and lay down with me for a while

Lady I give you this seed of creation here in the shade of the vine
So go on your way and tend to your garden, take care of your riches so rare and sublime
Yours is the bounty I’ll gather my love if ever you should return to my shire
I’ll welcome you lady into my bower to lay down with me for a while
I’ll welcome you lady into my bower to lay down with me for a while

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from A Yard of Ale, released May 1, 2013
Written by Stuart Forester
Stuart Forester - Guitar & Vocals

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Stuart Forester London, UK

Stuart Forester is a South London based songwriter in the folk tradition who has quite some stories to tell. And that burning desire to chronicle the passage of life is fully realised on his new album A Yard Of Ale, to to be released 1st May 2013 through Melonstone Records.
'You feel as though you’ve been listening to these songs and this voice for all your life.' Dai Jeffries, R2 Magazine.
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