Songs for the Seine

by The Downtown Merrylegs

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released August 11, 2012

Charlie Seymour - vocals, acoustic guitar
Melissa Cox - violin, backing vocals
Kevin Kretsch - electric guitar , mandolin
Martin Mayer - drums
François Marnier - accordion, keyboard
Paddy Sherlock - trombone
Michael O'Dougherty - tenor saxophone

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The Downtown Merrylegs Paris, France

The Downtown Merrylegs are a Parisian based Folk/Rock band made up of musicians from around the world,playing the songs of singer songwriter Charlie Seymour.

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Track Name: 1000 mandolins
Verse 1

The shadows grow longer on all that we see
And the colours go back down to the deep

The sky’s blood red as a rose
And the rhythm it slows
Down alleyways, over the cobblestones, onto the streets

Where it glitters and shines
In the gutters of time
Now ladies and gentlemen for you to all take your seats

From the left, to the right
Listen, here comes the night now

Chorus

And evening's falling
to the sound of a thousand mandolins.

Verse 2

This crooked mile winds on its way till it finds you
A temple-like tavern of treats

Where there’s a band on a roll
Singing “Silvermine Soul”
It’s what you go looking for when you want some relief

'Cause there’s a dream on the breeze
In the hot city
Squeeze me another one out of that barrel and i’ll go in peace

From the East, to the West
To my love,
To the rescue!

Chorus

Evening's falling
to the sound of a thousand mandolins.
Can you hear me calling?
And we'll dance to a thousand mandolins
cause the world just spins
and the pale moon grins
and forgives your sins
and you know you're nearly home.
Track Name: Waiting for the band
In the old downtown
Merrylegs I found
Playing the trains and riding the rails

To make the hotel room
Or the bar saloon
On through the white night if all else fails

Living for the moment
The circumstance demands
And the days go by
Waiting for the band

So we tuned up tight
And we played most nights
And down in Mcluskey's bar we found

That the stout flows thick
But the only trick
Is that he pays you in whiskey rounds

Stumbling on the staircase
Or singing down the Strand
And the days go by
Waiting for the band

When the circus came
Well we played that game
“Guess what the poet’s pockets hold?”

Maybe a silver spoon?
Or a piece of the moon?
Oh but for money no one told

And the clowns got drunk
From the elephant's trunk
Bringing the house down
Raising "Cheers!"

And the crocodiles said
“To the Old Nags Head! - for this can only end in tears.”

And its funny how it happens
And its never what you planned
And the days go by
Waiting for the band

I wanna sail across the ocean
I wanna race across the land
But the days go by
Waiting for the band

Find that key
One, two, three, four
Are you ready
Man?
Track Name: The midnight song
Verse 1

Here comes the Midnight song, floating down the stream
Pulling on the moonlit tide, and caught up in a dream
And it runs there deep inside
Where all of the things
We all really need
Are born from desire
Wanting to be freed

It's true
And if only for you
I’ll try
To sing it
And push it on through
And let the night time lead me on.

Chorus

In the black rose style
Turn our backs to the morning
And let's play a while

Oh when I think about all the good times we had
Black Rose why do you make me sing so sad?

Verse 2

In the distance there’s a spotlight, that sweeps across the sky
And it glitters on the hour,
She told me by and by
Like a lighthouse on the shoreline
Shining out to me
But I’m rolling the ocean
Lost to the sea

It's true
I don’t know what else to do
So i’ll try
And sing it
And hope it all comes through the darkness
Because there’s only you and me left here now
So let's push it on through
And let the night time lead us on

Chorus

In the Black Rose style
Turn our backs to the morning
And let's play awhile

Oh when I think about all the good times we had
Black Rose why do you make me sing so sad.
Track Name: Kallithea Girl
Verse 1

She skips down the road on her way to the station
Sunshine and gold in the colour of her hair
She smiles at the wild dogs that sleep on the pavement
And catches all the magic
Floating in the air

And the days keep the beat
And the months come to meet
On their way through the loop in a curl

Coffee cups, cigarettes
How many more nights will pass before i see my
Kallithea girl

Verse 2

She dances all night, with the planets she’s moving
Feeds all the wild cats, scratching at her door
She laughs like a child at the smile of an Angel
And she sings in the morning
Walking through the door

And i know somethings wrong
When i cant hear a song
As i open my eyes to the world

Coffee cups, cigarettes
How many more nights will pass before i see my
Kallithea girl
Track Name: Clavarel
Verse 1

Are you ready to go
Nap sack packed and spinning on a dime
Singing, GIMME THE ROAD, GIMME THE ROAD, GIMME JUST ANOTHER MILE……

Its good for your soul
Breath, breath deep and somewhere in your mind
ITS LIKE FINDING, RIVERS OF GOLD, RIVERS OF ANOTHER KIND…………..

Kindly people will help us
As we stop them to ask for the way
THERE’S NO NEED TO HIDE IT, DON’T KEEP IT INSIDE
This is you now and this is your day

Verse 2

Highways, passing the Quay’s
Onwards, a little further down the line
JUST LOOK AT THE SIGNS, THE RYTHMS AND RYMES, ANOTHER SKIP INTO YOUR STRIDE ………

Striding over the mountains
Turning the corners of the world

And the blue wide ocean
Shimmys the ships on the breeze
THE STARS SHING BRIGHT GUIDING YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT
As were crossing the whole seven seas

COS THE DOOR IS WIDE OPEN
And there’s nobody ringing the bell
AND WERE ON THE ROAD TO CLAVAREL

Verse 3

ARE YOU READY TO GO
NAP SACK PACKED AND SPINNING ON A DIME
SINGING GIMME THE ROAD,GIMME THE ROAD, GIMME JUST ANOTHER MILE……..

Its good for your soul
BREATH, BREATH DEEP AND SOMEWHERE IN YOUR MIND
ITS LIKE FINDING, RIVERS OF GOLD, RIVERS OF ANOTHER KIND…….

Kindly people will help us
As we stop to ask for the way
THERE’S NO NEED TO HIDE IT, DONT KEEP IT INSIDE
THIS IS YOU NOW AND THIS IS YOUR DAY

COS THE ROAD IS WIDE OPEN
And nobodys ringing the bell
AND WERE ON THE ROAD TO CLAVAREL

Where the crazy road might take us
ONLY THE MORRO CAN TELL
AND WERE ON THE ROAD TO CLAVAREL