Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Elementary (Turn, Turn Again)

 

Lyrics

It’s elementary my dear sir

I saw a coin fly through the air

Down to earth it came to rest

And from that moment I was blessed


By landing over Wear water

It saved a calf from certain slaughter

For I took a gamble and I bought her

Saving me and the Butcher’s daughter


And as sure as I stand here with you

I swear I heard these words ring true

"Turn again Duck, Lord Mayor of Durham

Turn again Duck, turn, turn again"


There is a time and a place for all things

Turn, turn again

Take heed when your inner voice sings

And turn, turn again

Be prepared for whatever chance brings

And turn, turn again

Listen for the sound of luck’s beating wings

And turn, turn again


A flame caught on my failing luck

And a fire flared for bold John Duck

I rose to fortune and to Mayor

It’s elementary my dear sir


Yes, all the elements came right for me

Whether by design or naturally

But I made them work successfully

Whilst thanking all the stars that shine on me


For as sure as I stand here with you

I swear I heard these words ring true

"Turn again Duck, Lord Mayor of Durham

Turn again Duck, turn, turn again"


There is a time and a place for all things

Turn, turn again

Take heed when your inner voice sings

And turn, turn again

Be prepared for whatever chance brings

And turn, turn again

Listen for the sound of luck’s beating wings

And turn, turn again


There is a time and a place for all things

Turn, turn again



(Gary Miller)


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Helen Temperley's first illustration from the project 'The Butcher Baronet'.

 

Notes

 

Currently unreleased