Curios (with Bonus tracks​!​)

by Lehto and Wright

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Well as I was a-walking up White Copper Alley, As I was a-walking out one fine day, A lass neat and pretty from fair London City, Her cheeks were like roses, her colour was gay. And I stepped up to her a-thinking to gain her, Saying, "Where are you going you pretty fair maid?" And kisses I vented and love I pretended, For all was in vain 'cos she was a maid. "Oh I can not, I will not, I shall not, I dare not Submit to your passions for I am afraid; Friends will discover I have a new lover And then they will call me a wanton young jade." But I said, "Me dear there's no need to fear. We'll go to some inn where we shall not be known." And then she relented, at last she consented, "But first, kind Sir, some money pay down." And hearing these words it made me right anxious To think I should purchase a pretty fair maid; And when she demanded five guineas, t'was granted And when we'd had supper we went to bed. But I being tired and weary of drinking, And I being tired and weary of play, I fell a-nodding and she fell a-robbing And left the old bedroom before it was day. And I turned to kiss her and then I missed her; I looked for me wallet right under me head. But the lady had plundered, I roared out like thunder; All was in vain for the lady had fled. And it's not the gold watch and me silver I value, It's not the gold watch and the silver I crave. I think some young doctor will be me conductor, I wish I'd not met with that pretty fair maid.
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I went down to see the morning when the shutters all were drawn And the sidewalk tables empty and the laughing voices gone And from some upstairs window in the blue and grey of dawn Came the faded sound of somebody who played my song I had a dream and I gave it a name And the name that I gave it was your name I had a dream and I gave it a name And the name that I gave it was your name I was fighting phantom windmills made of nothing left to do But live among the shadows of the days I made it through With lies and false pretences that tomorrow would be new And it was because just like a dream I discovered you. And the Mirabeau Bridge is crowded with the ones who love the night And the river laughing endlessly like the wild cafe life Full of words from every language across the candle light As it shines like love in the eyes that I meet tonight
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Owre kynge went forth to Normandy, With grace and myyt of chivalry; The God for hym wrouyt marvelously, Wherefore Englonde may calle, and cry Deo gratias Deo gratias Anglia redde pro victoria. Noe gratious God he save owre kynge, His peple, and all his wel wyllynge, Gef him gode lyfe, and gode endynge, That we with merth mowe savely syng Deo gratias Deo gratias Anglia redde pro victoria.
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A bear there was A bear, a bear All black and brown And covered in hair Three boys, a goat And a dancing bear They danced and spun Up to the fair How sweet she was And pure and fair The maid with honey Up in her hair He smelled her all On the summer air The maid with honey Up in her hair From there to here From here to there All black and brown And covered in hair He smelled that girl In summer air The bear, the bear And maiden fair Oh, I'm a maid And I'm pure and fair I'll never dance With a hairy bear I called the knight But you're a bear All black and brown And covered in hair From there to here From here to there All black and brown And covered in hair He smelled that girl In summer air The bear, the bear And maiden fair The bear, the bear And maiden fair And the bear, the bear
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My father was a judge, a solitary man He beat me to cry, with the back of his hand I played with my sisters, he said I played too rough It seems to me son, I didn't beat you enough You're no good. He said I'm no good You're no good. He said "son, you're no good" I went for my schooling and I faced the wall "Tommy Burns" said the teacher, "can you hear me at all?" I sweep down the hall ways, and I sweep up the grounds And the boss he tells me that I'm late on my rounds I'm no good. Oh they say I'm no good I'm no good. They say I'm no good I once had a songbird with a broken wing I cried and I cried. Oh it never would sing I once had a songbird. The apple of my eye I put it in the killing jar just to watch him die I once had a sweet heart. Caught her running around I hit her with a log chain and I put her in the ground I once had a sweetheart, oh a pretty little thing I knelt in her cold grave and I took back my ring I'm no good. They say I'm no good I'm no good. You see I'm no good I'm no good. They say I'm no good I'm no good. I'm no good
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Waitin' for some rain to fall Waitin' for some mail to come Waitin' for the dawn again Old man on the farm Milk the cow slop the pigs Sweeping out the chicken house Drinking whiskey in the barn Goodnight ladies Sorry if I stayed too long So long it's been good to know you I love the way I sing that song

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released March 21, 2019

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Lehto and Wright Minneapolis, Minnesota

“... among North America’s best practitioners of Anglo-Celtic folk-rock... wonderfully intricate, powerful guitar-driven music...”
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“... Lehto & Wright produce a tight, seasoned yet compact sound, offering a fresh blast of inventive folk-rock American style.”
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Celtic/American Folk and Folk Rock from a Minnesota based Trio.
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