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The Music: Related Releases: Ian McDonald Releases: "McDonald And Giles"04.27.03

McDonald And Giles 1. "Suite In C"; including
    "Turnham Green",
    "Here I Am" and others.
2. "Flight Of The Ibis"
3. "Is She Waiting?"
4. "Tomorrow's People - The Children Of Today"
5. "Birdman"; involving
    "The Inventor's Dream (O.U.A.T)",
    "The Workshop",
    "Wish-Bone Ascension",
    "Birdman Flies!",
    "Wings In The Sunset",
    "Birdman - The Reflection".

© 1970 EG Records. © 1999 Atlantic Recording Corporation, WEA International Inc. and East West Japan. Produced by Ian McDonald and Michael Giles. Engineered by Brian Humphries. McDonald And Giles: multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and drummer Michael Giles. Notable appearance: bassist Peter Giles. First and only album, Ian features lead vocals on the entire record. "Flight Of The Ibis", composed by Ian, was the original melody for King Crimson's "Cadence And Cascade", however Ian was not cedited for it on "In The Wake Of Poseidon", which consider guitarist Robert Fripp as the composer. The left side of the cover art presented above is the back cover of the CD booklet and features Ian, the right side is the front cover and presents Michael. This album is available only in Japan.
 

McDonald And Giles
Ian McDonald: guitar, piano, organ, saxes, flute, clarinet, zither, sundries, lead and background vocals
Michael Giles: drums, percussion (including milk bottle, handsaw, lip whistle and nutbox), background vocals

Additional musicians
Peter Giles: bass guitar
Steve Winwood: organ, piano solo on "Turnham Green"
Mitchael Blakesley: Trombone on "Tomorrow's People"
Mike Gray: strings and brass arrangements and conduction on "Suite In C" and on "Birdman"

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1. "Suite In C"; including
    "Turnham Green",
    "Here I Am" and others.
(I. McDonald)

The sun shone, 'til Turnham Green
I walked, into a dream
What happened, to that face I'd seen?
Some pussy, on her knees

She smiled, at me and then
With the sun, away she went
I knew I had to see her again
That girl, on the DL train

Aaaaaah aaah-aaah aaaaaah
Aaaaaah aaah-aaah aaaaaah
Aaaaaah-aaaaaah

Turu-ruru-ru-ru
Tururu-ru-ru-ru-ru

I sped, my way upstream
She played, my tambourine
Severn Mansions, I wrote the theme
Placed an ad, in a magazine

We walked, to the Serpentine
Shared the Sunday, evergreen
She was, my ballerine
A woman, of seventeen

Aaaaaah aaah-aaah aaaaaah
Aaaaaah aaah-aaah aaaaaah
Aaaaaah-aaaaaah

You want someone to make your life, happy
While here I am, here I am
You are the one to make my life, happy
And here you are, in my head, oh-oooh, aaah-ah

The sun shone 'til Turnham Green
I walked into a dream
Now I know what happened to that face I'd seen
Some pussy, on her knees

Auuh

One sugar is all I need
You are my sugar 'n' my cup of tea
'N' you can give all your love to me
Now we're something and don't we see?

Yeah

Aaaaaah aaah-aaah aaaaaah
Aaaaaah aaah-aaah aaaaaah
Aaaaaah-aaaaaah

You and me and we don't mind the weather, babe
'Cos you and me are sitting in a rainbow, woah-oh-oh-oooh
We'll be going on and on and on and on and on forever
Shine on babe, my life, yeah

Come along with me
We can have some tea
Brewed by me for thee, my love
Come inside and you will see
Come inside and you will see

Tururu-tu-ru-ru
Tururu-tu-ru-ru
Tururu-tururu-tu
Turururu-tu-ru-ru
Turururu-tu-ru-ru
Tururu
Ah-ohm
Tururu
Ah-ohm
Tururu
Ah-ohm
Tururu
Ah-ohm
Tururu

© 1970 TRO - Total Music, Inc. (BMI)

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2. "Flight Of The Ibis"
(I. McDonald / B.P. Fallon)

Look into your eyes
Your eyes look away
Want to reach you now
But there's nothing I can say

I try hard to see you
But can't say what I want to

Love, love is why
Love, we've begun
Love, let it come

You are but a child
Of the stars and the sky
We are just a young
Of the wind flying high

We're standing in a wind song
Through struggle we arrive on

Love, love is why
Love, we've begun
Love, let it come

Look into your eyes
Let your eyes look at me
We have been as one
And as one we can be

Sad moment, sure of nothing
Love is all, all is loving

© 1970 TRO - Total Music, Inc. (BMI)

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3. "Is She Waiting?"
(I. McDonald)

Is she waiting? Is the ashtray by the bed, beside her?
Is she waiting? With the book that's never read?

I need to know she knows
I'm on my way home
Coffee's closed
I'm back on the road

Is she lonely? Painting pictures of the sea, to show me?
In the morning, she'll be there and I will be

Beside her is the place
I know I should be
See her face
Shine smiling at me

Is she sleeping? Half awake to hear the door, at sunrise?
Is she waiting? Just to be with me once more?

I know she is

© 1970 TRO - Total Music, Inc. (BMI)

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4. "Tomorrow's People - The Children Of Today"
(M. Giles)

Who's gonna climb the fence and smell the flowers there?
It'll take more than time to get our 50 lines
If everyone wants to go it won't take very long
But how many years their eyes are hard to really know?

Not many will be here, I hope it's everyone
To fill me up with the silence when the silence speaks
And who will open their eyes to see what they can see?
And then while looking around to walk through reality

Tomorrow's people are playing now
And tomorrow's people could have the world

Who will show us the way where it is happening?
For those who want the sun to shine on everyone
Even now the wall is old and falling down
So look ahead while the time is coming for you to go

Tomorrow's people are playing now
And tomorrow's people could have the world

Who's gonna climb the fence and smell the flowers there?
It'll take more than time to get our 50 lines
If everyone wants to go it won't take very long
But how many years their eyes are hard to really know?

Who will show us the way where it is happening?
For those who want the sun to shine on everyone?
Even now the wall is old and falling down
So look ahead while the time is coming for you to go

Tomorrow's people are playing now
And tomorrow's people could have the world

Tomorrow's people, could have the world
Tomorrow's people, could have the world
Tomorrow's people, could have the world
Tomorrow's people

© 1970 TRO - Total Music, Inc. (BMI)

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5. "Birdman"; involving
    "The Inventor's Dream (O.U.A.T)",
    "The Workshop",
    "Wish-Bone Ascension",
    "Birdman Flies!",
    "Wings In The Sunset",
    "Birdman - The Reflection".
(I. McDonald / P. Sinfield)

(Baaah) (baaah) (baaah) baaaah
(Baaah) (baaah) (baaah) (baaah) aaaah-aaaaah
(Baaaah-aaaaah) aaaah-aaaah aaaaah-aaaaah
(Baaaah-aaaaah) aaaah-aaaah
Baaaah-aaaaah

Long ago in Warnerstone
A man he dreamed a singular scheme
Had no wish to join the fish
But inside I'd love to fly

Sat in bed and scratched his head
So absurd to fly like a bird
Time flew past until at last
Late one night he saw the light

Careful hands threw up the plans
Shapes and things like curious wings
Hieroglyphics most prolifics
Numbered chalks with all of the pops, now the work starts

Toiled through days on stretched and strained
Umpteen screws and nails too

Harness leathers and rainbow feathers
Hinges and joints that led him up far

With the golden throne beside
He saw that all the work was done

His face aglow, ran up the road
To wish that it would hold him still

Cast his eyes on distant skies
And saw minutes flought

Slowly up, then slowly down

Faster up, then faster down

Faster up, then faster down

Till at last with a swishing sound
He very gently left the ground
With a swishing sound
He very gently left the ground

Weary from his journey
Birdman set for homeward
Gliding through the sunset
He very gently floated down
Down to the ground

Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah-aaaah

Aah-aah aah-aah aah-aaaah aaaaah
Aah-aah aah-aah aah-aaaah aaaaah
Aah-aah aah-aah aah-aaaah aaaaah
Aah-aah aah-aah aah-aaaah aaaaah

Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah

Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah-aaaah

Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah

Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah

Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah
Aaaah-aaaah aaah-aaah aaah-aaah aaaah-aaaah

© 1970 TRO - Total Music, Inc. (BMI)

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Document Credits
Information and lyrics transcribed by Phoenix. "Suite In C" co-transcribed by special collaborator Ben Quon.

The Music: Related Releases: Ian McDonald Releases: "McDonald And Giles"04.27.03
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