Jumpers for Goalposts

by Eileen Quigley

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4 track debut EP from Eileen Quigley
Tracks include:
Jumpers for Goalposts
The Philosopher and Ska Band
Artificial Flowers
Soundtrack of Life


released May 25, 2018

All songs written by Eileen Quigley
Produced by Eileen Quigley and Dan Whitehouse
Uilleann pipes - Max Gittings
Other instrumentation - Eileen Quigley and Dan Whitehouse


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Track Name: Jumpers for goalposts
Jumpers for Goalposts

Jumpers for goalposts, bread and jam for tea
growin' up in Glasgow that was the place for me.
A shilling for your Glasgow Fair
a week in Saltcoats or in Ayr
Glasgow dear Glasgow, you're always home to me.

Climbing up on midgie bins, swinging from a tree
a hudgie on a dustcart, to be so young and free.
Playing kerby with a ball
Climbing o'er the old school wall
Glasgow dear Glasgow you're always home to me.

Scrambles at weddings to make a bob or two,
fivepence on a bottle back of coke or irn bru.
Friday night for fish and chips
liquorice and sherbet dips
Glasgow dear Glasgow your always home to me.

Following the football, I'd keep up with the score
'cause standing on the verandah I could hear the Hampden roar.
Throwing snowballs in the park
playing out 'til it got dark
Glasgow dear Glasgow is always home to me.
Track Name: The Philosopher and Ska band
The Philosopher and Ska band.

City lights are so bright, but tonight's a different night
I hear the people's plight down by the riverside
Home, home, home, I'm thinking of home

The place where good folk meet on the corner of the street
The poet and the working man, the philsopher and Ska band
Home, home home, I'm thinking of home

I thought I heard Joe Cusker say that there can be a better way.
Everyone will have a home, freedom to speak and freedom to roam
Home, home home, I'm thinking of home
Track Name: Artificial flowers
Artificial Flowers

Artificial flowers never die
artificial flowers never die
imitation posy or ring a ring of rosy
artificial flowers never die.

Lilies fragile petals white
tulips bright will fade with light
roses true lose their perfume
but artificial flowers never die

Chrysanthemum it's splendour wanes
daffodils have springtime fame
carnation's friendship lasts a while
but artificial flowers never die

Fresh bouquet in grandeur stood
synthetic fern and acorn wood
watch as nature takes its course
artificial flowers never die
artificial flowers never die.
Track Name: Soundtrack of life
Soundtrack of Life

When life is making you weary
and nothing is going your way
look up to the sky
hold your head up high
tomorrow will bring a new day

We will sing and dance in the evening
we will sing and dance at the dawn
though the night may be dark
or your up with the lark
the soundtrack of life carries on

We can step on the stones, cross the river
on the ladder we'll climb every rung
every throw of the dice
all the mysteries of life
the challenges we'll overcome

The hands on the clock keep on turning
in the blink of an eye they've moved on
to know that each moment is precious
for time is to live not to own.


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