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Written to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK. Offered as a free download, but donations to the Fleetwoodstock 175 charity fund are welcome.


Floating out on the Irish Sea
Coming in as the waves hit the beach
Are flotsam memories
Of a Fleetwood woman and a Fleetwood man

Seagulls cry over the Wyre
Like the devil’s unholy choir
And they feed my desire
For a Fleetwood woman and a Fleetwood man

The old man worked the sea
With the crew of the Rosa Maris
He wanted the same thing for me
That was the plan for a Fleetwood man

The ebb and flow of the tide
Like the ups and the downs of her life
Through it all there was pride
The Fleetwood woman for her Fleetwood man

When he was lost at sea
With the crew of the Rosa Maris
All that he left her was me
The only child of a Fleetwood widow

All things have their day
Like the steamboats and trawlers and trains
Still through it all there remains
The Fleetwood woman for the Fleetwood man

[(C)2011 Glyn Bailey]


released July 24, 2011
Words, music and vocal - Glyn Bailey
'Seagull' Guitar - Phil Senior
'Flotsam' Keyboards - Jamie Singleton
'Steamboat' Bass - John Gardner
'Trawler' Drums - Neil Cotton


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Glyn Bailey UK

A boyhood spent watching ancient films, reading half-digested biographies and media stories, the numerous faltering careers including egg delivery man, bed salesman and MPs assistant, combined with the experience of living brought up in a shabby sea-side town like Blackpool, make up the backdrop to Glyn Bailey’s music.

Live he is currently backed by four piece band The Beholden.
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