One More Mazurka

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Beautiful cardboard gatefold sleeve designed by Rima Staines, with astrolabe design on CD. Lyrics included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Steer by the Stars via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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And how will we know
When it comes to a close
Will the stars tumble down one by one?
The festival’s done
The punters are gone
As fleet as a midsummer moon

So take me dancing, like it’s the end of the world
The beautiful freaks are still dancing
Like it’s the end of the world
The toothless old man with the squeezebox is playing a tune, like the end of the world
So darling one more mazurka
’Til it is time to go

The relics are back in their boxes again
The drunks are asleep where they fell
We laughed at the priests
Threw mud at their feet
We did the old carnival well

And where will we go?
Which is our road?
The hare’s path lies over the downs
But ours is the way
So travellers say
That keeps the whole thing spinning round

The lie of the land
An old caravan
We are ready to leave with the light
So tether the lark
Haul back the dark
Just one more dance for the night


from Steer by the Stars, released May 1, 2015
Song © Andy Letcher, arrangement © Telling the Bees 2015.



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Telling the Bees Oxford, UK

Telling the Bees are an innovative acoustic band making a unique and original music they call darkly crafted folk.
They met in 2007 at Oxford's legendary Catweazle Club, and as a four piece released two acclaimed albums, Untie the Wind and An English Arcanum. In 2011 they expanded to the current five-piece line-up. Steer by the Stars is their third album.
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