& KEVAN BUNDELL - www.bundellbros.co.uk
'Stood on the Shore' (2006) ~The Songs - notes and lyrics (click on the titles) :
1. Mr Mitchell's Angel : The Spitfire - to those who built it, those who flew in it and above all to its creator R.J. Mitchell.
2. Widow of War : To the generation that lived through two Great Wars.
3. Wandering Jack : The character that Kevan would really like to be.
4. Waltham Blacks : In the 18th Century Hampshire had its own Robin Hood, who went by the name of 'King John'. (See 'Wigs and Hunters' by EP Thompson).
5. If wishes were horses : A love song - to the traditional Irish and hymn tune 'Slane'.
6. Hanging Tree : Ghosts haunt our English highways.
7. Slip away : Letting go of the past.
8. There's a thread runs through : Recalling the ideals of youth.
9. Who would true valour see : A song we borrowed from John Bunyan - to the traditional tune of 'Monks Gate'.
10. English Green : A hymn to English identity.
11. I loved her too much : Another love song, but this one a lament - to a traditional Irish tune.
12. Golden Fish : A fairytale.
13. Moving the meander : Ivor's 'Leech gatherer' moment. A true story (more or less).
14. It's not dark yet : A song for an old friend.
15. Thief in the Night : You won't see him comi . . . . .
All songs written by Ivor & Kevan Bundell except 9 and the tunes to 5 and 11.