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Compass 3
Water is Wide 1
The Landing 7
Solid Ground 2
Guinevere 2
Call and the Answer 0
Fairy Dance Jig 9
The Whistling Gypsy Rover 4
A Song for Lark 2
Feast of the Elven King 6
Danny Boy 0
Flying Sails 6
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Compass

Compass is a is a Celtic-folk musical adventure weaving elements of celtic, folk, pop, rock and world influences with the sisters' signature youthful sprinkle of joyful exuberance, Mozart and fairy dust. Both new arrangements of beloved songs in the folk tradition and sparkling originals are included in this joyful new exploration by the Gothard Sisters.

Lyrics and Credits

1. Compass
(W. Gothard)

Greta Gothard - guitars, electric guitar, bass, synths, drums, hand claps 
Willow Gothard - violins, mandolin, hand claps 
Solana Gothard - bodhran, cajon, tambourine, percussion, shaker, bongos, hand claps

2.  Water is Wide
(Traditional, arr. G. Gothard)

Greta Gothard - guitars, cajon, djembe, bongos, bass, violin, vocals 
Willow Gothard - octave mandolin, violin, vocals 
Solana Gothard - vocals

Lyrics
The water is wide, I cannot cross o'er / And neither have I wings to fly 
Give me a boat that can carry two / and both shall row, my love and I 

A ship there is, and she sails the sea / she's loaded deep, as deep can be 
But not so deep as the love I'm in / I know not if I'll sink or swim 

O Love is handsome, and love is fine / the sweetest jewel, when first it's new 
But love grows old and waxes cold / and fades away, like morning dew 

Must I go bound, while you go free / must I love a man, who does not love me 
Must I be born with so little art / as to love a man who'll break my heart 

The water is wide, I can't cross o'er / and neither have I wings to fly 
Give me a boat that can carry two / and both shall row, my love and I 
And both shall row, my love and I

3.  The Landing
(The Landing / The Contradiction)
(W. Gothard / Traditional Folk Reel)

Greta Gothard - guitars, violin, hand claps 
Willow Gothard - cajon, violin, dance taps, bodhran, bass, hand claps 
Solana Gothard - violin, tambourine, dance taps, hand claps

4.  Solid Ground
(D. MacLean, arr. The Gothard Sisters)
Greta Gothard - guitars, synth, vocals, bass 
Willow Gothard - vocals, lead violins 
Solana Gothard - chimes, percussion, vocals, cajon, octave violin 
Darin Watkins - drums

Lyrics
Where is the honest truth, where is the open soul, where is the simple smile 
A friendly word or two for the passing stranger who may rest a while 
Across the Arlick face the amber sun beats down upon the vivid green 
I hear it wide and loud feel it wild and proud the way it's always been 

My fathers they have walked this road, and now I know, yes didn't they know 
There is no great and heavy load, and now I know, yes didn't they know 
CHORUS: Fa-la la la we stand on solid ground, on solid ground 
Fa-la la la we stand on solid ground, on solid ground 

My fathers they have looked this way and now I know, yes didn't they know 
No clever words we have to say, and now I know, yes didn't they know 
CHORUS 

It's the land it is our wisdom 
It's the land it sees us through 
It's the land, it feeds our children 
It's the land - you cannot own the land, the land owns you 

My fathers they have said these things, and now I know, yes didn't they know 
The joy that shared friendship brings, and now I know, yes didn't they know 
CHORUS 
CHORUS

5. Guinevere
(Traditional Slip Jig, arr. G. Gothard, S. Gothard)
Greta Gothard - violin, guitars, bass, bells, djembe, cajon, keys 
Willow Gothard - octave mandolin, bodhran 
Solana Gothard - penny whistle, octave violin, tambourine 

6. Call and the Answer
(Phil Colcough, arr. The Gothard Sisters)
Greta Gothard - guitars, bass, strings, vocals 
Willow Gothard - octave mandolin, violin, strings, vocals 
Solana Gothard - cajon, vocals, strings, background vocals

Lyrics
You called and I ran / wild as the wind which rolls across the moor 
All we need is each other / with the eagles we will soar 
CHORUS: You are the call, I am the answer / You are the wish and I am the way 
You the music, I the dancer / You are the night and I am the day 

You and I, we're like two rivers / run and fall down to the sea 
When we meet, we're lost forever / lost forever, you and me 
CHORUS 

Lay your head upon my pillow / let your heart beat close to mine 
With no past and no tomorrow / two hearts lost in space and time 
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