The Dawn Before The Day

from by Chris Cleverley

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lyrics

You were all mine.
You were all mine
Through October to the green spring time
All mine, all mine.

All the way down the line
From the ripple of the rustling breeze,
To the lapping of the breaking seas.
All mine, all mine.
You were all mine.

But so it seems, you’ve come to see
The dawn before they day.
If that’s all I should be on my way.

You can find me down by the stream
(If you’ve need of me that is to say).
In my reveries and fleeting dreams
All day.
All the day.

But so it seems, you’ve come to see
The dawn before they day.
If that’s all I should be on my way.

There’s a mariner down by the quay
And all washed in evening moonshine.
From his lips come that ancient rhyme
“she was all mine, Oh yes, all mine.”

Well it’s all done now this time
You couldn’t keep it together all the day.
It was too tired and too weathered like they say
but you’re strong; oh yes you tried.
You tried.

But so it seems, you’ve come to see
The dawn before they day.
If that’s all I should be on my way.

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from Apparitions, released October 30, 2015

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Chris Cleverley Birmingham, UK

Whispers have been spreading far and wide around the British Folk Scene about Chris Cleverley and his haunting tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds. Chris’ trademark sound is at times likened to the magnitude of a full orchestra only to moments later pull audiences to the very edge of their seats to soak in the delicate spider-like touch of his playing. ... more

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