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Claire Simmons I love this track because it's a brilliant song for a start. Brain-candy lyrics and a tune that demands to be on repeat. But also I love that intro, love the drums, love Rowan's harmonies. Nancy & The Visitors = total perfection
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Part of double-A-side single with It Was Red


You can see me anytime you need me
Warm beyond a reason
Night is on the wing
And you could linger like a grind of ginger
Making love a season
Heating up the skin

You could water me with tears of hunger
Like the wheat in winter
Pressed into a bed
Like a handprint, flour upon a black dress
White against the darkness
Leavened into bread

Ch: We are not our gravest deeds
You are not your grieving
For the bravest flower seeds
As the birds are leaving
As the thin glow of summer's death
Will turn the leaves to red
May the wind blow like a lover's breath
Still warm as gingerbread

Dreams are kneaded into walls and windows
Sheltering our sorrows
Dusted and adorned
With the sweetness of some kind tomorrows
Sugar's incompleteness
Wrested into form


While the black sky spreads its myth of thunder
That we labour under
Reckoned by the dead
These are crude thanks, charity and food banks
For our harvest splendour
Pepper for our bread



from It Was Red & Gingerbread, track released April 23, 2015
Nancy Kerr: Lead vocals and violin
Rowan Rheingans: Vocals and viola
James Fagan: Vocals and guitar
Tim Yates: Double bass
Tom Wright: Drums and vocals

Words and music by Nancy Kerr
Produced by Tom A Wright and Nancy Kerr
Engineered by David Watts and Tom A Wright
Mixed by Tom A Wright at PFM Sheffield
Recorded at Chairworks Castleford and PFM Sheffield
Photography: Elly Lucas



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Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band Sheffield, UK

Folk Singer of the Year BBC Folk Awards 2015

"Outstanding chamber folk" (The Guardian) "Simply Perfection" (English Dance and Song Magazine)

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