Bedlam Boys (Bonus Track)

from by Various Guises

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lyrics

To meet Mad Tom at Bedlam
Ten thousand miles I travelled
Mad Maudlin goes on dirty toes
To save her shoes from gravel

It's well that you sing bonny boys
Bonny mad boys
Bedlam boys are bonny
For they all go bare and they live on the air
And they want no drink nor money

Went down to Satan's Kitchen
For to break my fast one morning
And there I got souls, piping hot
All on the spit a-turning

It's well that you sing...

Them spirits hot as lightning
Did on the journey guide me
And the sun did shake and the pale moon quake
Wherever they did spy me

It's well that you sing...

My staff has murdered giants
My pack a long knife carries
For to slice mince pies from children's thighs
For which to feed the fairies

It's well that you sing...

Tonight I go a-murdering
The man in the moon to a powder
His dog I'll shake and his neck I'll break
And I'll howl a wee bit louder

To meet Mad Tom at Bedlam
Ten thousand miles I travelled
Mad Maudlin goes on dirty toes
To save her shoes from gravel

It's well that you sing bonny boys
Bonny mad boys
Bedlam boys are bonny
For they all go bare and they live on the air
And they want no drink nor money

credits

from Tide Take Him, released November 25, 2016
Various Guises + Dana Immanuel

Percussion - Tom Hyatt

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Formed in the embers of a late-night bonfire, Various Guises takes your expectations of a female folk duo, rocks them in the cradle, and then holds them upside down until the blood rushes to your ears. Together Blanche Ellis & Maya McCourt weave a dark and dreamy aesthetic that has been called ‘enigmatic, timeless folk’. ... more

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