Down On Deptford Creek

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    1. Dark River (Alan Tyler)
    2. Down On Deptford Creek (Alan Tyler)
    3. Essex Girl (Alan Tyler)
    4. Long Time No See (Alan Tyler)
    5. The Fields Beneath (Alan Tyler)
    6. The Streets Of Baltimore (Tompall Glaser & Harlan Howard)
    7. She Thinks I Still Care (Dickey Lee & Steve Duffy)
    8. Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zandt)
    9. Return Of The Grievous Angel (Gram Parsons)
    10. True Love Ways (Buddy Holly & Norman Petty)

    The Alan Tyler Show: Alan Tyler (vocals & guitar), Patrick Ralla (guitar, banjo & vocals), Jim Morrison (fiddle & mandolin). Recorded at Bark Studio by Brian O'Shaughnessy. Mastered at Famous Times.
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lyrics

The water’s rising with the tide
That comes in twice a day
The city streets are always near
But now we drift away

From muddy beds we’re lifted up
In boats that crack and creak
It’s time to strain the ropes again
Down on Deptford Creek

And though the wind is blowing low
And though my light is weak
I’ll see a moving picture show
Down on Deptford Creek

And when the tide begins to turn
And go back to the sea
A mossy wall shows velvet green
That used to be the quay

Where bigger boats had once come to
When Ha’penny Bridge was raised
Unloading cargo from afar
Back in the older days

Below the rumbling dockland train
Down in the waters bleak
I see the ages ebb and flow
Down on Deptford Creek

And when the sea has left the scene
It leaves a shallow flow
Where duck and wader, gull and grebe
And heron come and go

To pick among the rank remains
For filthy foraged fare
In tangled twine a Christmas tree
A broken office chair

Up on a rung my fisher-king
Above the sea-birds’ shriek
Surveys the silver in the stream
That swims in Deptford Creek

A flash of blue, a dip, a dive
A tiddler’s in its beak
I hope that I’ll see you again
Down on Deptford Creek
I hope that I’ll see you again
Down on Deptford Creek

credits

from The Alan Tyler Show, released March 17, 2015
Words and music by Alan Tyler (published by Bucks Music)

The Alan Tyler Show

Alan Tyler (guitar, vocals)
Patrick Ralla (guitar, banjo, vocals)
Jim Morrisson (fiddle, mandolin)

Recorded at Bark Studio by Brian O'Shaughnessy
Mastered at Famous Times

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Rockingbird Alan Tyler's 3 piece acoustic combo, featuring Patrick Ralla (The Rockingbirds) and Jim Morrisson (former Lost Sons of Littlefield). Playing original songs and favourite country covers.

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