Juvenilia 2

by Martin Stephenson

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Part 2 of refreshed recordings from a long long time ago, 30 - 35 years to be exact, lots of quirky little numbers, most of these new recordings were done @ Skip Studios Darlington and feature John Caverner on double bass, Keith Shepherd on drums, and Johnny Caverner junior on saxophone! Martin Stephenson on guitar and vocal, engineered by Colin Mee who also plays drums on 'Without You' and 'Spider's Web' the song 'Lets MAke A Day' was written by my cousin Jamie Harwood, who I began writing songs and paling guitar with in my mid teens. 'Love for the first time' was written by Helen McCookerybook when she was young and currently features on Daintees album 'California Star' xx

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released February 26, 2014

Martin Stephenson: Vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, additional Bass guitar + percussion
John Caverner: Double Bass
Johnny Caverner Jr: Sax
Keith Shepherd: Drums and percussion
Colin Mee: Engineer & occasional drums

Produced by Martin Stephenson
Recorded at Colin Mee's Skip Studios for the Barbaraville label 2013/14

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Track Name: Spider's Web
If you do it with me, we can laugh and fall over
We need not get caught, in the spider's web
You can spend most of your days, in my sweet company
I'll make sure you get Heaven and Earth and a giddy time

We need not get caught, in the spider's web
For we are too young, our lives have just begun

Should you decide to leave home, I will be leaving with you
Let me be the ass, you hang your suitcase on
We will collapse when we exhaust, kiss ourselves to sleep
And when we sleep, the sky will be the only roof we have
I'll make sure you get Heaven and Earth, and a giddy time

We need not get caught, in the spider's web
For we are too young, our lives have just begun

I want you to run, run, run, run, run!
Track Name: Without you
without You


im too high
to let this world go be
i could never be happy unless
i see you
for I won’t smile
til I have you in my arms
for I could never be happy
without you

please don`t cry
take that kerchief from your face
you know it makes me sad when I
see you that way
for I won’t smile
til I have you in my arms
for I could never be happy
without you
Track Name: Roll on Summertime
If you were a lady, and I were a man
Would you still love me, would you understand
And if I promised you the Heaven, would you promise me the world
Would you be my sweetheart, would you be my girl

Roll on summertime, in my heart you're always mine
Roll on summertime, the season season, the sunshine of your love

If we were to roam, on a desert island
Would you fall for a native? or would you fall for him
And if I promised you the Heaven, would you promise me the world
Would you be my sweetheart, would you be my girl

Roll on summertime, in my heart you're always mine
Roll on summertime, the season season, the sunshine of your love
Track Name: Better Plan
better plan

waiting waiting
waiting for a better man
waiting waiting
waiting for a better man
i said
wild wild wild woman
wild wild wild woman
why why why why why woman am i
waiting
waiting
waiting for a better man

i was fucked out
fractured
by a gut that bounces off the ground
cornered
captured
waiting for a better man
i said
why why why woman
why why why woman
why why why why why woman am i
waiting
waiting
waiting for a better
waiting for a better
waiting for a better man
Track Name: Ragtime Groove
ragtime groove


i used to wake up mornings with nothing to do
a skinny dole walla all hungry and blue
my flat was a pigsty i lived on rice
playing street corners in the snow and ice
but instead of getting wasted in the well of spare time
i`d switch on the telly put the sound right down
shut the curtains take the phone off the hook and get
stuck into ragtime groove

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stuck into ragtime groove
stuck into ragtime groove
when my heart`s anticipating with nothing to do
i get stuck into ragtime groove


on a battered old 6 string i would pluck away
to the sound of wild willie or a cool blind blake
broonzy grosman would keep me sane whilst
stuck into ragtime groove

Ch/

when on the road with the band i would sneak away
to the dressing room and suss out some new shapes
instead taking on fame`s trip to hell
I`d learn another number by willie mctell and get
stuck into ragtime blues

Ch/

when i first went recording in the USA
stayed in chataeu marmont
the pool was great
but instead of soaking up california`s heat waves
i`d jump on the bus and go out to macabes & get

Ch/

stuck into ragtime groove
stuck into ragtime groove
when my heart`s anticipating with nothing to do
i get stuck into ragtime groove

Ch/





‘for round eyes ray burns’
Track Name: Kathy
Kathy was more than a friend to me, changed my face when dour
Caress my neck and fend for me, and only make love in the dark
For she didn't mind my moods ya see, she say "ah thats just the way you've turned out'
I would bathe her and tell her what light looked like
Spin her tails till she yawned

For a blind girl in a man's world, she was more!

And the flowers were all that she longed to see
The snow covered hills and the little calves
Her face and my face in the rowing boat
As we'd kiss and drift slowly to shore
Yes kathy was more than a friend to me
And it was 15 moons we were locked
But now her poor chair gathers dust you see..
The Lord he took away his bright star

But for a blind girl in a man's world, she was more! she was more!
Track Name: I live in the East
I live In the east

I live in the east
I look to the west
my mother she’s a singer
in the air force band
I live in a cabin
with an evil man
who’ll share with me nothing
but hi scorn and his fist
o’ please bring us a war
to rip this cabin down
to rip away the bond
his tattooed arms
to rip away the liquor
and rip the call girls too
but most of all
the sight of this backyard

I live in the east
I wish to the west
my mother she’s a singer
in the air force band
I wish that i could join her
for these bruises hurt so bad
take this tip
from a helpless hungry
(cannot be a lad must be a youth)

o’ the gate it swings a manic
for me there is no supper
& there is no Christmas
o’ here e’ is’a coming now
a violently a’ clad

I live in the east
I look to the west
my mother she’s a singer
withthe air force band
I wish that I could join her
for these bruises hurt so bad
take this tip
from a helpless
hungry lad