Yorkshire Rose

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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lyrics

Yorkshire Rose 2.45 Stuart Forester

For Karen. Fiddle played by Phil Martin.

I drank me a river and smoked me a sky, I rambled and gambled from Dover to Tyne
I played the wild rover in Ireland and Wales, in Scotland I’ve rolled them in heather
I spent most me money on women and ‘caine and any left over I squandered away
But of all of those pleasures none can compare to the flower that grows by the Humber

There’s none so grand as me Yorkshire Rose, the pride of all the garland
She’s always in bloom and forever me muse, I thank you me sweet Yorkshire Rose

The grass it grows greener I used to say, I’d pick a wild flower and be on me way
But there is no denying it’s in the East Riding I found the flower most fair

And there’s none so grand as me Yorkshire Rose, the pride of all the garland
She’s always in bloom and forever me muse, I thank you me sweet Yorkshire Rose

Now many’s the good time and lassie I’ve known but me raking is over no longer I’ll roam
‘Cos a straight rolling woman as every man knows, you got to keep hold if you find one

And there’s none so grand as me Yorkshire Rose, the pride of all the garland
She’s always in bloom and forever me muse, I thank you me sweet Yorkshire Rose
No there’s none so grand as me Yorkshire Rose, the pride of all the garland
She’s always in bloom and forever me muse, I thank you me sweet Yorkshire Rose

credits

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

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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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