Anarchy Skiffle

by Helen McCookerybook

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1.
Anarchy, anarchy, if I follow you religiously Anarchy, anarchy, what will you deliver to me? Work no more, dance all day, make me rich, send my troubles away? Anarchy, anarchy, will you really set me free? AI am just a simple girl, I wear my heart upon my sleeve But I live in a twisted world I just don't know what to believe Money first, grab for power, go to church, plant some flowers, i wear my heart upon my sleeve I just don't know what to believe. All I want is answers to the questions in my heart All you ask is questions, and that's no place to start Anarchy, anarchy, if I follow you religiously Anarchy, anarchy, what will you deliver to me? Work no more, dance all day, make me rich, send my troubles away? Anarchy, anarchy, will you really set me free?
2.
Sugar Hill 02:14
I'm climbing up a mountain of sugar Got to get to the top of that hill I need a sweet taste, I need it I do Cos I've swallowed a bitter pill Sugar Hill doo wah doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah I'm halfway there, looking up at the top I look down and I see where I've been Look back again for a taste of the top It's the best sight I've ever seen Sugar Hill doo wah doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah Ain't nothing sweet as a Sugar Hill, not anywhere You just can't beat a Sugar Hill I hope I meet you there, oh I'm at the top of the mountain of sugar Up in the air so high Taking the air at the top of the mountain I'm tasting the blue of the sky Sugar Hill doo wah doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah doo wah Sugar Hill doo wah
3.
If you've got the blues upon a sunny day Just kick off your shoes and remember life this way When we fished in the river and we ran in the fields we hid in the forest, just remember how it feels: Looked up in the sky and pretended to fly Just throw your cares away! If you've got the blues upon a sunny day Just kick off your shoes and remember life this way Throw off your blues and worries and cares, Put down your heavy load Kick off your shoes and let down your hair You're heading down a different road: If you've got the blues upon a sunny day Just kick off your shoes and remember life this way.
4.
The bachelor boys are strumming a bachelor noise The bachelor boys are strumming a bachelor noise And I wanna do it too, yes I do. Cos I can climb trees, jump off a wall and fly on the breeze Yes I can climb trees, jump off a wall and fly on the breeze I know how to do that too, yes I do Three cheers for the bachelor boys Gonna volunteer to join the bachelor boys Cos I wanna appear with the bachelor boys Oh yes I do. So I learned how to play and it took me six weeks and a day Yes I learned how to play and it took me six weeks and a day Cos I wanted to join the band, oh yes I did, and I said Three cheers for the bachelor boys Gonna volunteer to join the bachelor boys Cos I wanna appear with the bachelor boys Oh yes I do. Now the bachelor boys said come and join us and we'll all strum a noise yes the bachelor boys said come and join us and we'll all strum a noise And now I'm playing too And it's what I want to do And I say a big thank-you To the bachelor boys To the bachelor boys To the bachelor boys Mmm-hmmm
5.
Magpie 02:21
You're just a magpie, a magpie, you like to steal and cheat You've stolen my heart with your kisses warm and sweet Magpie, oh magpie when I looked the other way You'd stolen her heart too and thrown my love away. Oh magpie, you came into my yard Magpie, that's when you stole my heart. Magpie oh magpie, you turn the ladies' heads You're after their hearts and the comforts of their beds Magpie, oh magpie, if only I had known I'd have my heart broken and be sobbing on my own Oh magpie, you came into my yard Magpie, that's when you stole my heart. Magpie, oh magpie, I'm wise to all your tricks Magpie, oh magpie, that's how you get your kicks Magpie oh magpie, just one thing left to say, Magpie, oh magpie, it's time to fly away Oh magpie, you came into my yard Magpie, that's when you stole my heart. Oh magpie, you came into my yard Magpie, that's when you stole my heart.
6.
Airship Song 02:45
7.
Far in the distance I hear the sound of the rolling trucks going by Carry my dreams as your wheels turn around at the end of a lonely day. Over the hills and far away, far from my city home Over the hills and far away to where my lover lives alone. And though we live so far apart cos it's what we have to do He is the one who holds my heart close to his own so true Over the hills and far away, far from my city home Over the hills and far away to where my lover lives alone. One day I'll buy me a truck so fine and head down that road so long Meet him halfway on the borderline and he'll join me in this song: Over the hills and far away, far from my city home Over the hills and far away to where my lover lives alone. Far in the distance I hear the sound of the rolling trucks going by Carry my dreams as your wheels turn around at the end of a lonely day.
8.
Pioneer Town 02:52
They came, they saw, they never looked again They won't be back, we've waited here in vain Our open faces gave the game away It's not a game, that's what I meant to say. It must be said, we're off the beaten track Most visitors have never ever ever come back I can't resist a certain bitter smile, But I'll leave first you'll follow in a while Pioneer town built by foolish men, I will never come this way again! They came, they saw, they never looked again They won't be back, we've waited here in vain Our open faces gave the game away It's not a game, that's what I meant to say.
9.
If there's one thing we gotta do, It's set up home and build us a fire It's the twilight of life we're heading through: That's the rose of the soul's true desire We have loved, we have lost, but this gift we own Is a s bright as the morning dew If there's one thing we gotta do, That's take the rose of the soul's true desire. So press along, press along You are not alone, you are loved by me Welcome home, welcome home That's the rose of the soul's true desire.
10.
Ridin' High 03:10
Oh... so many of them, and so confusing!
11.
Later....

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Features Martin Stephenson on guitars and ukulele, Jim Hornsby on guitar and Dobro, John Cavener on double bass and Helen McCookerybook on guitar and vocals. BVs by The Chaps. Engineered by Colin Mee at Skiprat Studios in Darlinton in February 2014 and Mark Lough in Tollbooth Studio, Stirling in April 2014.
Produced by Martin Stephenson

CD, Barbaraville Records

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released May 20, 2014

All songs copyright Helen McCookerybook apart from Rose of the Soul's True Desire (Martin Stephenson) and Airship Song (Charlie Poole)

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Helen McCookerybook is an outstanding songwriter who's beginnings formed in the punk era, old associates The Monochrome Set/The Pirhanas her first band was The Chefs (John Peel fave) She later signed to RCA with her band The Horns and had a couple of minor hits
Helen took 20 years out to become a Mum and PHD, taking up her songwriting again in 2003. Suburban Pastoral was her 1st solo record.
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