The River

by Zero She Flies

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released July 15, 2015

Maria Milewska: Lead and Backing Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Flute, Sequencing.
Jamie Field: 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitars
Wendy Marks: Cor Anglais, Oboe, Recorders, Double Bass
Shane Webb: Bass, Backing Vocals

Guests:
Jonathan Edwards: Piano on ‘Riverboat’
John Pearce: Solo Violin on 'River Girl'
Hannah Simons: Violin on ‘Riverboat’ and ‘River Girl’
Robert Kelly: Electric and Acoustic Guitar on ‘River Girl’

Shane Webb, Robert Kelly and Josh Ekins: The River Chorus on ‘Watertight’


Recorded, Engineered, Produced, Mixed & Mastered in Bristol by Maria Milewska

Tracks 1 & 3: Copyright © Jamie Field 2015. All rights reserved.
Track 2: Copyright © Maria Milewska 2015. All rights reserved.
Track 4: Copyright © Jamie Field & Maria Milewska 2015. All rights reserved.

Artwork design: Mike Bergin

Cover photograph by William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) reproduced courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-det-4a09441]

℗ and © 2015. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jamie Field and Maria Milewska. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.

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Track Name: Riverboat
Riverboat
Words & Music: Jamie Field

Picture this if you will, a backlit summers evening, everything quite still.
Water flows slow and brown, it’s like the glory and the torture of a Mississippi sundown

My name’s Mister LaTour and I live on the river, know every inch of it for sure,
Every tumbledown shack is a marker going upstream and a prayer when coming back
I’m Captain of this riverboat, just tryin’ to keep the thing afloat
It’s steam and wheels, and thuds and squeals, riding on the water…..
I’m Captain of this riverboat, just tryin’ to keep the thing afloat
It’s steam and wheels, and thuds and squeals, riding on the water…..

Who knows who runs this place, and through all the death and darkness, should I meet him face to face,
Words are never enough, but when the final battle’s over, then I’d like to call his bluff.
I’m Captain of this riverboat, just tryin’ to keep the thing afloat
It’s steam and wheels, and thuds and squeals, riding on the water…..
I’m Captain of this riverboat, just tryin’ to keep the thing afloat
It’s steam and wheels, and thuds and squeals, riding on the water…..

Copyright © Jamie Field 2015. All rights reserved.
Track Name: Watertight
Watertight
Words and Music: Jamie Field

Out here on the water wide, (Row, my lady, row)
Shadows dance and strange birds cry (Go, my lady, go.)
Cotton fields are growing high (Row, my lady row)
Hands reach up to touch the sky (Go my lady, go.)
And your words will echo through the darkest night,
Faith, love, oh, please, won’t you show me a guiding light?
And even if I run, I know that I am right,
Keep me safe, keep me warm…. watertight.

Spin and swirl and breaking free (Row my lady, row)
Withypool won’t wither me, (Go, my lady, go)
Hang my woes from the hanging tree, (Row, my lady, row)
Mercy, love, and mercy me. (Go my lady, go)
And your words will echo through the darkest night,
Faith, love, oh, please, won’t you show me a guiding light?
And even if I run, I know that I am right,
Keep me safe, keep me warm…. watertight.

Copyright © Jamie Field 2015. All rights reserved.
Track Name: River Girl
River Girl
Words: Jamie Field. Music: Maria Milewska

This misty morning, see it rising from the river,
And the path down to the levee’s jeweled with dew-drops strewn from heaven,
See me shiver in the cold, cold air

And the flotsam’s drifting past me like so many bad-news dreams
Is the world so full of wonder or as pretty as it seems?
See me shiver in the cold, cold air
And the sun beats down on the river,
It’s a mirror shining back into the sky
Goes on forever and I’m waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting…..

Out on the water, feel it moving like a lover
Caught between the pain of guilt and love of guilty pleasure,
See me shiver in the cold, cold air,
And the sun beats down on the river,
It’s a mirror shining back into the sky
Goes on forever and I’m dreaming, dreaming, dreaming, dreaming, dreaming, dreaming…..

This misty morning, I pull you from the river,
More beautiful than I am, but I’m me and I’m still breathing
See me shiver in the cold, cold air.....

Copyright © Jamie Field and Maria Milewska 2015. All rights reserved.