Weather Beaten

by Katie Spencer

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  • 'Weather Beaten' Guitar Tablature Book
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    The complete transcriptions of Katie Spencer's debut album for guitar, including lyrics, illustrations and photographs.

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1.
Incense Skin 02:17
Breathe in your incense skin It stops our smoky hearts from touching Soothing blues eyes that have become akin To seeing
2.
And I count every third tree on my way to school I wonder if you ever did the same As I wash my hands in the morning I wonder if you’re doing the same And sometimes I smile when I realise that we’re Breathing the same air And we’re drinking the same water All the while, never mind I just hope That you’re thinking of your daughter And sometimes I call myself a fool And I wonder if you ever did the same Because I think too much without forewarning And I’m wondering if you’re doing the same now And sometime I smile when I realise that we’re Breathing the same air And we’re drinking the same water All the while, never mind I just hope That you’re thinking of your daughter And most the time hey I do fine, as a rule I wonder if you ever did the same And I’m giving you a whole load of love now spring is dawning And I’m wondering if you’re doing the same now
3.
I didn’t expect to see your face today Even if I’d have wanted to I really would have looked the other way You’re weather beaten and war torn on the inside You’re so fresh and fruity and wide-eyed on the outside Are you trying to make a fool of me? Looking right across the room at me After somebody said something they shouldn’t have Right after I told you that the best that I could do Was what I’d already done Was what I’d already done I didn’t expect to see your face today Even if I’d have wanted to I really would have looked the other way You’re weather beaten and war torn on the inside You’re so fresh and fruity and wide-eyed on the outside And I used to count your smiles like sparks Flying from a fire in a lazy wind A fleeting glimpse of something I was trying to reach But jealous loving makes you burn Jealous loving makes your burn Jealous loving, jealous loving makes you burn
4.
You came just like a hurricane, hey hey Ripping into new scenes Oh ripping into new blue jeans Now you’re a kiss on my cheek and I’m so happy And I saw you by the side of the road last night You were a handsome silhouette Outside the supermarket Where we met You came just like a hurricane, hey hey Ripping into new scenes Oh ripping into new blue jeans Now you’re a kiss on my cheek And I’m so happy, this is a means to an end Feeling you weight bearing with no load Twenty pound notes under your duvet Of simple dreams And wild, wild schemes
5.
Hello Sun 03:39
Hello sun, it’s been so long Lately I’ve been spending time With a good friend of mine His name’s the darkness Hello sun, wouldn’t it be nice To spend some time together Wouldn’t it be nice, hey Hello sun, it’s been so long It’s May Day April showers cannot fool us, anymore Hello sun, wouldn’t it be nice To spend some time together Wouldn’t it be nice, hey Hello sun, look what you’ve done Darkness has run He’s been wordlessly watching, quietly waiting For your rise Hello sun, look what you’re done Wouldn’t it be nice to spend some time together again
6.
Helsa 02:56
7.
Yesterday I saw some flowers Their heads were bent for you’re leaving You’re heading west That’s where you build your towers And I know, I can already feel the party grieving Today you have your boots on And I’m waving good-bye You remind me of a starling flying too high alone Too high alone High alone Tomorrow I’ll be reading letters Sent by a bird in the sky Wondering if life is any better now Well how can you ask and expect no lie Today you have your boots on And I’m waving good-bye You remind me of a starling flying too high alone Too high alone High alone
8.
This tune was composed by Spencer the Rover Valiant a man as ever I knew He had been much reduced and he caused great confusion That was the reason he started to roam In Yorkshire near Rotherham he had been on the ramble Weary of travelling he sat down to rest By the foot of a mountain there was a clear crystal fountain With bread and cold water he did refresh With night fast approaching he resorted to the woods Woodbine and ivy to make his bed But he dreamt about sighing, he was lamenting Oh and how he cried, how he cried Go home to your family my boy, forsake all the rambling It was the fifth of November, we all have reason to remember When he first arrived home to his friends The stood so astounded, they were surprised Oh and hey they were dumbfounded To see a stranger in their sight And his children come around him with their stories Prattle prattling stories that drive care away And he’s happy as those who have thousands and thousands and thousands of riches Contented he’ll remain and never ramble away Ramble away, ramble away
9.
They say the best thing about leaving is the sun upon your back And I don’t know if I know best, so find out for yourself Please don’t tell me the reason Why you say you’re leaving Cos I love you, right from here to there And back again All my perspective has flown Right through vanishing point And the sun feels closer than ever And I love you
10.
The Hunter 03:38
I am not the hunter you say I am The birds nest it’s always in my head Never in my hand The cuckoo flew this morning Scratching and yawning Discontent with rented goods And I think you know where I’ve been hiding Looking for my land of a thousand sounds And I’m never blind, I’m only deaf hey sometimes And I lost my way I am not the hunter you say I am The birds nest it’s always in my head Never in my hand The cuckoo flew this morning Scratching and yawning Discontent with rented goods So do not treat me in the way That you might have done yesterday Shadows only exist from day to day Dissolve come the night, come the night And I am not the hunter you say I am The birds nest it’s always in my head Never in my hand

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released March 1, 2019

“The way Katie plays is never contrived, showy or imitative; it sounds true … a world-class folk guitarist” fRoots

“Great discoveries are always a pleasure and Katie Spencer’s debut album Weather Beaten is a grand pleasure” RnR Magazine

“What a gem! Packaged with vintage minimalism, this remarkable collection of original songs has a richly rewarding poetic depth in setting of complex simplicity. Katie is a remarkably fine singer with a distinctive assured voice that is very much her own in a time when female folk vocals seem overburdened by imitated archetypes.” Tykes News

“If you like quality folk guitar playing and singing, all interwoven with thoughtful and clever lyrics, you will love this album and, like me, be blown away by Katie Spencer” FATEA

“Circling crystal shimmering fingerpicked guitar … delicate, pastoral folk” folking.com

Guitars, vocals: Katie Spencer
Double bass: Tom Mason
Percussion: Miles Bould
Clarinet, flute: Martin Winning

Recorded at Steinway Recording, Fulbeck
Produced and engineered by Spencer Cozens

All songs © Katie Spencer, KRS Music 2019
All songs written by Katie Spencer, except track 8

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Katie Spencer Hull, UK

"A world-class folk guitarist” – fRoots

Like the expressionistic brushstrokes of a landscape painter, Katie Spencer conjures vivid landscapes through the medium of song. Curating intimate studies using her unique finger picked acoustic guitar style and an assured warm voice, Spencer underlines the sense of space that surrounds her home by the sea in Hornsea, East Yorkshire. ... more

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