Live at the Focal Point

by Lehto and Wright

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Skewbald 04:50
You gallant gentlemen all, come listen to me story It's of the bold Skewbald that noble racing pony Arthur Marvel was the man who has brought the Skewbald over He's a diamond of the land and he rolls around in clover The horses were brought out with saddle, whip and bridle And the gentlemen did shout when they saw the noble rider And some did shout hooray as the air was thick with curses On the grey Griselda sportsmen laid their purses The trumpet it did sound, they shot off like an arrow They scarcely touched the ground for the going it was narrow Then Griselda passed him by, the gentlemen did holler, "Oh, the grey will win the day and the Skewbald he will follow." Then halfway round the track up spoke the noble rider, "I fear we must fall back for she's going like a tiger." And when they did discourse, bold Skewbald flew like lightning and chased around the course, and the grey mare she was taken "Ride on, my noble lord, for they have two hundred guineas and the prize shall be of gold when we pick become the winner." Then past the winning post Skewbald won so handy And horse and rider both ordered sherry wine and brandy You gallant gentlemen all, come listen to me story It's of the bold Skewbald that noble racing pony Arthur Marvel was the man who has brought the Skewbald over He's a diamond of the land and he rolls around in clover
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As I was a-walking one morning in May I met a pretty fair maid, her gown it was gay. I step-ped up to her, and back she did fall She want to be played with the long peggin' awl. I said, "Pretty fair maid will you travel with me, Unto foreign countries, strange things for to see? And I will protect you, what e'er may befall And follow your love wuth his long peggin' awl" Then home to her parents she then went straightway And unto her mother these words she did say, "I'll follow my true love what e'er may befall I'll follow my love with his long peggin' awl." "O daughter, O daughter, how can yopu say so? For young men are false as you very well know. They'll tell you fine things and the devil and all And leave you big-bellied with the long peggin' awl." "O mother, O mother, now do not say so. Before you werte sixteen, you very well know There wqas father and mother and baby and all You followed my dad for his long peggin' awl." As I was a-walking one morning in May I met a pretty fair maid, her gown it was gay. I step-ped up to her, and back she did fall She want to be played with the long peggin' awl.
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Nancy Spain 03:50
Of all the stars that ever shone Not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes Like golden corn at harvest-time your hair Sailing in my boat the wind Gently blows and fills my sail Your sweet scented breath is everywhere No matter where I wander I'm still haunted by your name The portrait of your beauty stays the same Standing by the ocean wondering where you've gone If you'll return again Where is the ring I gave to Nancy Spain
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Hey, look yonder, tell me what's that you see Marching to the fields of Concord? It looks like Handsome Johnny with a flintlock in his hand, Marching to the Concord war, hey marching to the Concord war. Hey, look yonder, tell me what's that you see Marching to the fields of Dunkirk? It looks like Handsome Johnny with a carbine in his hand, Marching to the Dunkirk war, hey marching to the Dunkirk war. Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see Marching to the fields of Korea? It looks like Handsome Johnny with an M1 in his hand, Marching to the Korean war, hey marching to the Korean war. Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see Marching to the fields of Birmingham? It looks like Handsome Johnny with his hand rolled in a fist, Marching to the Birmingham war, hey marching to the Birmingham war. Hey, what's the use of singing this song, some of you are not even listening. Tell me what it is we've got to do: wait for our fields to start glistening, Here comes a hydrogen bomb, here comes a guided missile, Here comes a hydrogen bomb: I can almost hear its whistle.
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Pink Moon 05:49
aw it written and I saw it say Pink moon is on its way And none of you stand so tall Pink moon gonna get ye all And it's a pink moon Hey it's a pink moon Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon I saw it written and I saw it say Pink moon is on its way And none of you stand so tall Pink moon gonna get ye all It's a pink moon Yea, it's a pink moon
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Of time and rivers flowing The seasons make a song And we who live beside her Still try to sing along Of rivers, fish, and men And the season still a-coming When she'll run clear again. So many homeless sailors, So many winds that blow I asked the half blind scholars Which way the currents flow So cast your nets below And the gods of moving waters Will tell us all they know. The circles of the planets The circles of the moon The circles of the atoms All play a marching tune And we who would join in Can stand aside no longer Not let us all begin.
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It was back in nineteen forty-two, I was a member of a good platoon. We were on maneuvers in-a Louisiana, One night by the light of the moon. The captain told us to ford a river, That's how it all begun. We were -- knee deep in the Big Muddy, But the big fool said to push on. The Sergeant said, "Sir, are you sure, This is the best way back to the base?" "Sergeant, go on! I forded this river 'Bout a mile above this place. It'll be a little soggy but just keep slogging. We'll soon be on dry ground." We were, waist deep in the Big Muddy And the big fool said to push on. The Sergeant said, "Sir, with all this equipment No man will be able to swim." "Sergeant, don't be a Nervous Nellie, " The Captain said to him. "All we need is a little determination; Men, follow me, I'll lead on." We were, neck deep in the Big Muddy And the big fool said to push on. All at once, the moon clouded over, We heard a gurgling cry. A few seconds later, the captain's helmet Was all that floated by. The Sergeant said, "Turn around men! I'm in charge from now on." And we just made it out of the Big Muddy With the captain dead and gone. Well, I'm not going to point any moral, I'll leave that for yourself Maybe you're still walking, you're still talking You'd like to keep your health. But every time I read the papers That old feeling comes on; We're, waist deep in the Big Muddy And the big fool says to push on.
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See the boys out walking The boys they look so fine Dressed up in green velvet Their silver buckles shine Soon they'll be bleary-eyed Under a keg of wine Down where the drunkards roll Down where the drunkards roll See that lover standing Staring at the ground He's looking for the real thing Lies were all he found You can get the real thing It will only cost a pound Down where the drunkards roll Down where the drunkards roll There goes a troubled woman She dreams a troubled dream She lives out on the highway She keeps her money clean Soon she'll be returning To the place where she's the queen Down where the drunkards roll Down where the drunkards roll You can be a gambler Who never drew a hand You can be a sailor Who never left dry land You can be Lord Jesus All the world will understand Down where the drunkards roll Down where the drunkards roll
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Oh, I wish I was single again, again I wish I was single again Oh, if I was single, my pockets woulds jingle I wish I was single again I took me a wife, oh then, oh then, I took me a wife, oh then I took me a wife, she's the plague of my life I wish I was single again My wife got a fever, oh then, oh then My wife got a fever, oh then, My wife got a fever, I hope it won't leave 'er For then I'll be single again I wish I was single again, again I wish I was single again Oh, if I was single, my pockets woulds jingle I wish I was single again My wife she died, oh then, oh then My wife she died, oh then My wife she died, an' I laughed till I cried For now I am single again Oh, I went to the wake, oh then, oh then I went to the wake, oh then I went to the wake, but not for the sake But to view the young women again I went to the funeral then, oh then I went to the funeral then Oh, the music did play and I danced on the grace For now I am single again I took me another one then, oh then I took me another one then Oh, I tookme another, she's worse than the other I wish I were single again Come all you young men who have wives Come all you young men who have none Be kind to the first for the second is worse I wish I was single again Oh, I wish I was single again, again I wish I was single again Oh, if I was single, my pockets woulds jingle I wish I was single again
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There was a shepherd and he slept sheep upon a hill. And he would go each May morning all for to drink his fill. And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow Sweet the winds shall blow He looked up, he looked down He took a downward look And there he spied a pretty maid A-washing at the brook And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow Sweet the winds shall blow And then he rode along the road 'til he came upon an inn And ready was the pretty maid to let the maiden in And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow Sweet the winds shall blow She jumped off her milk-white steed and stepped within the inn, crying "You're a beggar without, and I'm a maid within." And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow You may take off your shirt and hose and let your feet go bare, but if you find a pretty maid you touch her if you dare you touch her if you date And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow Sweet the winds shall blow
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released May 26, 2007

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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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