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Well I've seen fires that split the summer
Seen forests burning to rise again
Sent from the sky to land asunder
Your songs are turning tears to cooling rain

I heard their rhythm, it was in the thunder
It was heard at midnight and through the day
Your catechism, my eyes of wonder
That once had seen you could never look away

You are the tune no one expected
Unsung and unpredicted
Like a dream in the night ahead
I thought the moon
It just reflected our silver light
But when it rose up it was red

No priest or templar ever told the future
And if they could perhaps we'd never fall in love
Well I'll repent if you're the preacher
For your songs of gold and the moon above


As red as blood, as black as carrion
Our muse is scattered on battered wings
Bruised and bolder, the muse is older now
And still she sings

I've heard them say blood-moon's arising
And this could be the end of all joys
Well I can face that far horizon
If the final chorus is in your voice



from It Was Red & Gingerbread, track released April 23, 2015
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


Nancy Kerr: lead vocal
Rowan Rheingans: vocal and violin
James Fagan: vocal and guitars
Tim Yates: vocal and double bass
Tom Wright: vocal, drums, guitars


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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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