Wild & Wicked Youth

by Kim Lowings and The Greenwood

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1.
In Spirit
2.
Oyster Girl
3.
Farewell, My Love So Dear
4.
The Cuckoo
5.
The Tortoise and The Hare
6.
Firestone
7.
Wyle Cop / The Wonderful Mr Clark
8.
Bold Riley
9.
Oh The Wind and Rain
10.
Away Ye Merry Lassies
11.
12.
Fly Away

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Wild & Wicked Youth features songs of the sea, soul searching, murder, treachery, triumph, love lost, love gained and a girls' night out!

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releases September 8, 2017

The Greenwood:
Kim Lowings - vocals, appalachian dulcimer, stick dulcimer, piano
Andrew 'Jarv' Lowings - guitar, bouzouki, bodhran, backing vocals
Dave Sutherland - double bass, backing vocals, guitar (track 11)
Tim Rogers - cajon, percussion, drum kit

Guest Musicians:
Lewis Jones - melodeon (tracks 5 & 8)
Shannon Johnson - violin (tracks 4, 9 & 11)
Ami Oprenova - violin (track 7)

Produced by Dave Draper & Kim Lowings.
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Dave Draper at Tower Studios, Pershore.
Photography by Miss Whittington's Photography.
Design by Mitchel Neate.

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Kim Lowings and The Greenwood West Midlands, UK

Folk singer & songwriter Kim Lowings fronts a collective of musicians called The Greenwood. They are based in Stourbridge in the West Midlands and play a mix of contemporary, original and traditional folk song. The Greenwood released their debut album 'This Life' in August 2012 and have supported acts such as Martin Simpson, Dave Swarbrick, Faustus & Belshazzar's Feast.​ ... more

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Track Name: The Newry Highwayman
In Newry town I was bred and born,
Near Stephen's Green now I lie in scorn.
I served me time at the saddling trade;
I always was a roving blade.

At seventeen I took a wife,
I loved her dearer than I loved my life
And so to keep her both fine and gay,
I went out robbin’ on the King's highway.

I never robbed a poor man yet,
Nor any tradesman caused I to fret.
But I robbed lords and ladies bright,
And carried their gold to my heart's delight.

I robbed Lord Golding I do declare,
And Lady Mansel in Grosvenor Square.
I closed the shutters, bid them goodnight.
And carried their gold to my heart's delight.

To Covent Garden I made my way,
With my dear wife for to see the play.
Lord Fielding's men they did me pursue,
And I was taken by that cursed crew.

My father cried “My darling son."
My wife she cried "now I’m undone."
My mother tore her locks and cried
"It’s in the cradle you should have died.”

When I am gone and want for me grave
A flashy funeral pray let me have.
Six highwaymen to carry me.
Oh Give ’em broadswords and liberty.

Six pretty maidens to bear my pall,
Give them white garlands and ribbons all.
And when I'm dead they will speak the truth,
He was a wild and a wicked youth.