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Seaside
You can see her sipping wine
Beneath the old town tavern sign
Cross her palm with silver and
A fortune she’ll deliver
Counting each and every wave that breaks here
Each and every wave
Along the seaside by the seaside
By the seaside, by the sea, on the sea shore

Cuttlefish bones
Shellfish stones
Driftwood, glass
And crab claw carcass
Un-amusing game machines
Froth and foam and carton cream
Greasy chips with vinegar
Water here it’s not so- clear
Cuttlefish bones
Shellfish stones
Driftwood, glass
And crab claw carcass
Bottles thrown wash in wash out
Kids and dogs chasing about
Sea gulls scraping, feet are dangling
Teenage kicks and couples- hanging out,

Along the seaside by the seaside
By the seaside, by the sea, on the sea shore

Cuttlefish bones
Shellfish stones
Driftwood, glass
And crab claw carcass
Deck chair Frisbee families
With wind-breakers and flasks of tea
Seaweed, nets and wires twining
Oily bathers on their towels- reclining
Cuttlefish bones
Shellfish stones
Driftwood, glass
And crab claw carcass
Rock pool fossil barnacles
Beers cans for BBQ’s
Skyline scraping blue to grey
Now smoke-ring billowed clouds turn into rain

Along the seaside by the seaside
By the seaside by the seaside by… (continued in background)
She sells seashells and ice-cream cornets, plastic buckets
Picture postcards, Mr Punch, rock hard candy-floss and gum
Coffee served in polystyrene,
Kiosk coupons donkey riding,
She sells seashells on the seashore
Cross her palm with silver and
A fortune she’ll deliver
Counting each and every wave that breaks you
Each and every wave that breaks you
Each and every wave

credits

from Stones Throw, Lament Of The Selkie, released July 22, 2015
Seaside: copyright words and music Rachel Taylor-Beales
Rachel Taylor-Beales: vocals, electric guitars, piano, organ,
Lucy Rivers: violin
Rosy Robinson: cello
Bill Taylor-Beales: distorted guitar tracks 1
Paul Gray: bass on tracks 1 and 10
Angharad Evans: additional backing vocals tracks
Shane Beales: percussion

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Rachel Taylor-Beales Cardiff, UK

Singer songwriter Rachel Taylor-Beales blends folk, roots and jazz with a delicate yet soulful voice and keenly observed narratives. Described as “Musically exquisite and enthralling.” by BBC Radio 4

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