WATER BOYS

BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER 19th OCTOBER 2021

FIRST SET

The Water Boys are a folk band formed in Edinburgh in 1983. By Scottish

musician Mike Scott & Steve Wickham this band has been going 38 years

Band Line Up Mike Scott Vocals / Guitar Electric/ Acoustic /Piano ex.ex.ex.

Steve Wickham Electric Fiddle / Fiddle ex.ex.ex. Ralph Salming Drums ex.ex.

ex. Brother Paul Brown Keyboards B/V ex.ex.ex. Angus Ralston Bass ex.ex.ex.

Over 85 musicians have been in Water Boys. This is a Fantastic folk band.

Song 1. Don’t Bang The Drum ex. ” Here we are ” ” ” In a special place ”

” Under the sky’s so blue ” Just Mike Scott Piano/ Vocals just outstanding

” In a Fabulous place ” ” You love to run around ” ” If I know you ” Joined by

Fiddle & Bass ” Have we to stand on a rocky shore ” See his ghost ” ” Walk

on by ” ” Let it come ” Keys joined in . ” Don’t bang the drum ” Drums on.

Song 2. Love & Death ex. ” Behold the flashing water ” ” The water will go

on for ever ” ” Death & Love ” ” We need the flowers ” As Paradise is closed”

” The spirits have left & run ” Another amazing production number Love It.

Song 3. Island Man ex. ” O’ my body ” ” I saw you stand ” ” With two hands

held ” ” Ireland is my heart ” ” At my parting ” ” I saw the two hands held “

Outstanding Fiddle with Brilliant overall sounds from this incredible band.

Song 4. This is the sea ex. ” This you give ” ” You better throw them away “

” You turn you back ” ” Now your free ” ” Massive wave been to long ” ” You

try to remember ” ” It’s still 2003 ” ” You say you got trouble ” ” Now I can

see ” ” Your trying to decide ” Outstanding music arrangement. ” There is

a trail ” ” You don’t pay any fees ” ” This is the sea ” Pure magic . Love It.

Song 5. When Ye Go ex. Song dedicated to Dennis Johnson Manchester.

” He breaks down the rain ” ” And in the morning ” ” We will cry ” Mike /

Acoustic. ” I’ve much to say ” ” I will try ” Using Film production Lights .

Song 6. Freak ex. Lots of thump in this song ” Still freak ” ” Faces will

disappear ” ” I hear your voice ” ” I’m no good ” ” I’m still alive ”

” You’ve been chasing a long time ” ” Still flying the flag ” ” Still freak”

Song 7. Dennis Hopper ex. ” There ain’t no stopping ” ” They can’t

stop her ” ” Cowboy hand ” ” Rocking billy ” ” Lets get the poppers “

Bass B/V ” Amazing production number at it’s very best. Magic.

Song 8. Ladbroke Grove Symphony ex. ” My cowboy hat ” ” I didn’t

no how to dance ” ” People everywhere ” ” Back on the floor ” ” Sometimes

I open my eyes ” ” I’m in love with a girl ” Outstanding overall sounds &

magic lead from Mike . ” I know a place ” ” I need the cash ” ” That’s the

power of youth ” ” I tried to move back ” ” Way out of time ” Key/ Guitar

from Keys . Another great music arrangement & brilliant songwriting .

Song 9 Old England ex. ” The great time ” ” His clothes were dirty ” He

steals flowers & lies to you ” ” Still he sings ” ” He sticks his place were he

belongs ” ” He knows he’s dying ” ” Your asking me why ” ” Pray the yellow

sky’s ” ” Laugh & baby cry’s ” England is dying ” ” Swans are singing ”

Song 10. My Wandering In Weary Land ex. ” In the half light ” ” I recognise

their faces ” ” Plantation Rose ” ” Turn on the bright light ” ” Into the tunnel”

” The Invisible captain ” ” This place is no fortress ” Brilliant sounds. Love It.

INTERVAL 20 min. Then SET 2.

Song 11. Where The Action Is ex. ” You say the sweetest things to me let’s

go driving ” ” You got the spirit of ” ” At the eye of the storm ” ” You can keep

save ” ” I’ll make my stand ” ” Where the action ends ” Brilliant Songwriting.

Song 12. In My Time On Earth ex. ” You see the president ” ” I know his grace”

” Bring me back tomorrow ” ” Truth has been to long ” ” On this time on earth”

” I’m so tired my fingers hurt ” ” The darkest day is done ” ” I will sanctify the

secret ” Another fantastic promotion number. Band playing there hearts out.

” In my time on earth ” ” The songs of the dead ” ” Say as it is man ” ” I will say

it like a human ” ” My time on earth ” There songwriting is so magical.

Song 13. Fisherman Blues ex. ” I wish I was a fisherman ” ” You in my arms “

” I wish I was the grave man ” ” In my head ” ” Your in my heart ” Love the song.

Song 14. November Tale ex. Just Mike / Acoustic & Brother Paul / Keyboard .

” 60 dollars in my pocket ” ” The midnight bells are chiming ” ” In a tower I can’t

climb ” ” The great summer night she was so old ” ” I saw the ghost in her “

” The wonders when we meet ” Keys B/V . Pure magic lyrics & songwriting.

Song 15. Nashville Tennessee ex. It was easy ” ” I had this feeling that

something going to happen ” ” This is were I need to be ” ” If you see

man don’t shoot ” ” I’m a Music City ” Brother Paul on Hammond Organ.

” I wake up every morning ” Praise for Nashville ” ” You put back into

country ” ” That’s were I want to be ” ” My soul in Memphis my ass is

in Nashville Tennessee ” Another brilliant song & outstanding sounds.

Song 16. A Girl Called Johnny ex. Mike Scott / Piano .” I remember

Johnny come lately ” ” The choice to change or be changed ” ” I remember

the girls ” ” She said good- by ” Outstanding playing from this band tonight.

Song 17. The Pan Within ex. ” On a journey under the skin ” ” Bring your eyes”

Mike Scott Lead/ Electric Guitar. Pure magic sounds flying through the air.

” Loose your head ” ” Move your hips ” ” Close your eyes breath slow ” ” Put

your face on mine ” ” Stars of life ” ” Sanctify by human grace ” ” All you can

do ” On a journey under the skin ” Another amazing song weaving its magic.

Song 18. Medicine Bow ex. ” Back from boys ” ” I’m going to change my “

B/V Keys & Bass ” Move that mountain ” Season coming ” ” I’ll wear my vest”

” That should go ” Some of the playing tonight has been out of this world .

Song 19. Be My Enemy ex. ” With your ” ” I’ve got bruises ” ” Time of your

life ” ” Stains on your clothes ” ” My hands are tied ” ” I feel I’m knocking

on heaven door ” Amazing Instrumental ending to a brilliant song .Love It.

Song 20. The Whole Of The Moon ex. A very big hit for them. Picture the

rainbow ” ” I saw the presence ” ” The whole of the moon ” ” Two hearts “

” It was coming ” ” You fill the sky’s ” ” You saw the whole of the moon “

Crowd singing well on this song . Mike Scott / Piano ” You climb the ladder

with wind in your sails ” ” Two hearts to far to soon ” ” You saw the whole

of the moon ” This has been a wonderful concert with Brilliant Mixing &

Lights . It been so over welcoming with so much pleasure at the Brilliant

Bridge Water Hall & Its Excellent Staff / Security & Management .

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