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An album of original songs that are inspired by Alfred Wainwright, the reknowned author of unique Lakeland walking guides. Some are based on the life of this complicated character, whilst others use his writing and drawings as inspiration.
The songs are celebratory of Lakeland and of AW's achievements whilst also recognising his idiosyncracies.

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released September 9, 2015

All songs composed by Mike Rimmington, except Leisure, where WH Davies' famous poem has been set to music.

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Track Name: Got to Keep on Walking
In my times of bother
Put one foot before the other
Got to keep on moving
Try to think things through
There aren't no easy answers
To the moves in life's mad dances
Some space to work things out
Up where the wind blows free

full lyrics are in the CD brochure insert
Track Name: Alfred Wainwright
Wainwright was a man of the fells
Lakeland's peaks and dales
Their exploration his lifetime's work
To be completed without fail

full lyrics are in the CD brochure insert
Track Name: Thirteen Years
It's true that I am crotchety
Stubborn and headstrong
Cantankerous and curmudgeonly
It's to my task I'm wedded
In truth I do love animals
More than the common man
So leave me to my private ways
Let me wander as I can

full lyrics are in the CD brochure insert
Track Name: Woman of my Dreams
But when I close my eyes each night
My true love comes to me
She's soft and warm with waves in her hair
And I hold her tenderly
When I look into her eyes
I know that she's the one
But as I wake to morning light
I find that she is gone

full lyrics included in CD brochure insert
Track Name: Ruth's Song
Since we moved to Kendal
He's always on the fells
Silent evenings at work on his guides
Not talking for days on end
Non of my friends can come to the house
When he is working here
It is an empty marriage
Except for my son so dear
Track Name: At One With the World in the Lakes
When Friday comes it's away to the fells
And the joy of Lakeland's embrace
Spirits soar higher with each stride you take
At one with the world in the Lakes
At one with the world in the Lakes

full lyrics included in the CD brochure insert
Track Name: Walking Coast to Coast
It's from St Bees by the Irish sea
that your journey begins this day
Take your time and wet your boots,
breath in deep that salt sea air
Many footsteps lie ahead
before you on the way
For when you view the sea again
it will be at Robin Hood's Bay!
Track Name: Betty McNally
He's written Lakeland walking guides
which seem to me sublime
Lovely maps and sketches
hand written prose that seems just fine
He is a well known fellow of stature in this town
Shall I welcome his advances
or give hime the run around?

full lyrics in CD brochure insert
Track Name: Leisure
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare
Track Name: Think Kindly of Me
On this splendid mountain
by this namelss tarn
It's here that my spirit roams free
A life of devotion to the mountains I love
As you pass by think kindly of me

full lyrics in the CD brochure insert

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