the songs
title : Young James
written by : Kate Rusby
song copyright : © 2003 copyright control / PRS
incorporating :
title : Pig shoes   [instrumental]
written by : Ian Carr
song copyright : © 2003 copyright control / PRS

the performance
musicians
Kate Rusby lead vocal
Ian Carr guitar
John McCusker fiddle
Andy Cutting diatonic accordion
Ewan Vernal double bass
with :
Michael McGoldrick flute
James Mackintosh percussion
Eddi Reader guest vocals
music
key : C major
time-signature : 6/8
tempo : MM 58-60 (dotted crochet)
form : V C V C i V C i V C C i
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Young James

young James he has gone to the sea
and he promised he’d come back for me
my parents they say he ran away with another
but true to his word he will be

oh and any day now when that ship it comes in
we will walk hand in hand from the shore
the people will see when that ship it comes in
because then he will leave me no more

if false unto me then I’ll rue
if my parents’ cruel tale it was true
and the one I love best, above all the rest has another
well then I know not what I’d do

oh and any day now when that ship it comes in
we will walk hand in hand from shore
the people will see when that ship it comes in
because then he will leave me no more
for then he will leave me no more

– including part of Pig shoes

my wedding gown hangs by my bed
alongside the veil for my head
but if I learn he’ll not return I’ll be broken
and over my poor heart they’ll tread

oh and any day now when that ship it comes in
we will walk hand in hand from the shore
the people will see when that ship it comes in
because then he will leave me no more

– part of Pig shoes

young James he has gone to the sea
and he promised he’d come back for me
my parents they say he ran away with another
but true to his word he will be

oh and any day now when that ship it comes in
we will walk hand in hand from the shore
the people will see when that ship it comes in
because then he will leave me no more

oh and any day now when that ship it comes in
we will walk hand in hand from the shore
the people will see when that ship it comes in
because then he will leave me no more
and then he will leave me no more

– including Pig shoes


the recording
personnel
produced by : John McCusker
recorded by : Joe Rusby at Pure Records Studio, South Yorkshire
mixed by : Joe Rusby? at Pure Records Studio
mastered by : Bunt Stafford-Clark at Town House Studios, London
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 4:49
song timing : 4:42
released on
album : Underneath the stars track 7