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North Star Grassman and The Ravens 1971
Island ILPS 9165 1971

The North Star Grassman & The Ravens
Sandy Denny
Island ILPS 9165
Recorded at Sound Techniques, Basing Street and Air studios, May 1971.
Produced by Sandy Denny - Richard Thompson and John Wood.
Engineer: John Wood.

Sandy Denny (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano) /  Richard 
Thompson (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, accordion) / Trevor 
Lucas (acoustic, electric & 12-string guitars, background vocals) / Jerry Donahue (electric guitar) / Buddy Emmons (pedal steel guitar) / Barry Dransfield (violin, background vocals) / Ian Whiteman (piano, flute organ) / Pat Donaldson (bass) / Gerry Conway, Roger Powell (drums) / Royston Woods, Robin Dransfield (background vocals).

The North Star Grassman and the Ravens

They stood upon the deck
As the ship went out to sea.
The wind it took the sails
And left the land a memory.
All upon the shore for
To wonder why the sailor goes.
All to close their eyes
And wonder what the sailor knows.

That is you to them,
That is how they think you are.
Never on the land,
But sailing by the North Star.
That is you to they,
That is how they think you are.
Never on the land,
But sailing by the North Star
To the tower and to the ravens
And the tale that hopes they'll never leave.
What if they should go?
We always dread to think of them.
I wonder if they flew one day
And no-one ever knew they'd gone
To circle over ships at sea,
Claiming yet another son.

That is you to me,
That is where I think you are.
Never on the land,
But gone to find the North Star.
[Sandy Denny]
(Copyright 1970 Warlock Music)

side one

1 Late November (Sandy Denny)

2 Blackwaterside - (Trad. Arr)

3 The Sea Captain (Sandy Denny)

4 Down In The Flood (Bob Dylan)

5 John The Gun (Sandy Denny)

side two

1 Next Time Around (Sandy Denny)

2 The Optimist (Sandy Denny)

3 Let's Jump The Broomstick
   (Charles Robins)

4 Wretched Wilbur (Sandy Denny)

5 The North Star Grassman
  And The Ravens (Sandy Denny)

6 Crazy Lady Blues (Sandy Denny)

Sandy and piano

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our thank you note to
Sandy Denny, the finest
female singer ever.

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