From the album Never Look Back

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A Windy Weekend in Whitby

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This is a song about re-discovering the person you have lived with a long time. Haunting solo on the melodeon by Sandra Shallis.

Lyrics

A Windy Weekend in Whitby

Triple time. Piano (or Guitar in D tuning.)

Verse 1
D G A D
Young lovers share secrets as they stroll through the crowd
D Bm A G
The future horizon untroubled by cloud
D G A D
And seagulls like children are calling above
D Bm A G
Theirs not to navigate the passage of love
Em D Bm A
The first time I kissed you under that tree
Em D Bm A
Your slender arms encircled me
Bm A G D D A D
Now we are strangers sipping our tea, on a windy weekend in Whitby
D G A D D A D
Now we are strangers sipping our tea, on a windy weekend in Whitby.

Verse 2
A couple are fighting on the way to the church
One or the other will be left in the lurch
As we climb the steps above the town
Discarded romances litter the ground
And as we take shelter here in the lee
We cab stay safe in the harbour of our memory
Or we can explore each other’s dreams on a windy weekend in Whitby. (repeat)

Middle 8
Bm A G D
Love was not given to throw on the floor
Bm A G A
While we have each other we cannot be poor
Bm A G D D A D
So we should endeavour to sail far from shore on a windy weekend in Whitby
D G A D D A D
So we should endeavour to sail far from shore on a windy weekend in Whitby

Verse 3
The delicate filigree in which your eyes are now set
Like the first ring I gave you bright gold and jet
And like the rose of the compass that graces a chart
Gives me the bearing that leads to your heart
And slowly I realise we are now free
As the lighthouse gives comfort to those on the sea
Your eyes light softly when I touch your knee on a windy weekend in Whitby. (Repeat)
NB Instrumental over first part of verse then repeat last 3 lines of last verse.

Copyright Kevin O'Regan 2010