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Lyr Req/Add: Milkmaid (Martha Tilston)

GUEST,Simbo 09 Sep 08 - 06:17 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Sep 08 - 02:48 PM
oldhippie 11 Sep 08 - 07:35 AM
GUEST 11 Sep 08 - 11:26 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: More than blood in common
From: GUEST,Simbo
Date: 09 Sep 08 - 06:17 PM

This is driving me mad, and Google can't help me. Does anyone know the name of a song that starts 'I am the daughter of the son...' and contains the line 'You and I have more than blood in common'? Another verse has 'more than a name in common'. I think it's by Kate Rusby, but I'm not sure. Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: More than blood in common
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 08 - 02:48 PM

Well, if it's really a song that Kate Rusby recorded, you might be able to go to Allmusic.com and play sound samples until you recognize the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: More than blood in common
From: oldhippie
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 07:35 AM

The lyrics quoted do not appear in any song on Kate's lyric web page. Probably someone else singing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: More than blood in common
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 11:26 AM

It turns out the song is The Milkmaid by Martha Tilston. Thanks for taking the time to reply


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Subject: Lyr Add: MILKMAID (Martha Tilston)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 02:38 PM

MILKMAID is on Martha Tilston's album "Of Milkmaids and Architects," Squiggly CD 03, 2006.

There's a video of a live performance on YouTube.

I did my best to transcribe it but the sound quality is rather poor, and the words are cryptic, so I am doubtful about many of these words.

I am the daughter of the son of the son of a milkmaid with my name,
She one of seventeen children on the farm.
Grandpa fought in the war, and his father in the one before,
Three days in no-man's-land, no man....
And when I look at grandpa's hands,
Pick me up and swing me round,
You and I have more than just blood in common.
Will you tell me more about your mum?
She was a milkmaid and she was one.
She and I have more than just a name in common.
And the cows come in and the cows go out.
Some of the lessons we learn, I could do without.
And the cows go out, and then come in.
And all that ends again must begin.
Yes, all that ends must begin.
All that ends will begin again somehow.

I am the daughter of the son of the son of a milkmaid with my name,
She one of seventeen children on the farm.
Grandpa was an engineer, old minstrels and milkmaids here.
Sometimes I feel too many tears.
When I look at grandpa's hands,
Pull the beans out from the land,
You and I have more than just blood in common.
Will you tell me again about your mum?
She was a milkmaid and she was one.
She and I have more than just a name in common.
And the cows come in and the cows go out.
Some of the lessons I've learned, I could do without.
And the cows go out and then come in.
And all that ends must begin.
Yes, all that ends must begin.
And all that ends will begin. Mm-mm.
All that ends must begin.
All that ends must begin.
And all that ends must begin. Mm-mm.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: More than blood in common (Milkmaid)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 03:48 PM

It's an interesting song. I wondered if Martha Tilston was related to Steve - turns out she's Steve Tilston's daughter. Who's her mother? A number of Websites call Martha the stepdaughter of Maggie Boyle, but don't name the mother. Was Martha's mother a musician, too?

Jim did a darn good transcription, but there are a few rough spots. I hear "She was a milkmaid and she was theone," but that could be wrong. I wish somebody who speaks English English would take a listen and tell us what they hear.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Milkmaid (Martha Tilston)
From: GUEST,rach
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 04:20 PM

Martha Tilston- the song was written about her great grandmother who was also called Martha Tilston who was a milkmaid


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Milkmaid (Martha Tilston)
From: GUEST,magb
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 07:58 PM

Hi Joe
Just came across this tread by chance.
I'm step-mum. Martha's Mum is Noami Lyons, also known as Naomi Whately, a fine artist and writer.
Re Martha's words to this song...
Three days in no-man's-land, no man ever should.
She was a milkmaid and she was a one.
"a one' meaning, to my mind, a right character - or a bit wild.

Maggiex


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Milkmaid (Martha Tilston)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 08:56 PM

Thanks for the clarification, Maggie.

-Joe Offer in Colfax, California-


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