Ocean Gypsy

Ocean Gypsy Cover
© 1997 HTD Records, Ltd.


Transcribed by: Russell W. Elliot
Special Thanks to Malcolm Holmes, HTD Records
Last Update: 02 June 1997

As some of these lyrics were obtained by closely listening to the recordings and converting them to the written word, we apologise if any errors have been introduced.

  1. Ocean Gypsy (Dunford/Thatcher Newsinger)
  2. Things I Don't Understand Part 2 (Dunford/McCarty)
  3. The Young Prince And Princess (Dunford/Thatcher Newsinger/Tout)
  4. Carpet Of The Sun (Dunford/Thatcher Newsinger)
  5. At The Harbour (Dunford/Thatcher Newsinger)
  6. I Think Of You (Dunford/Thatcher Newsinger)
  7. Star Of The Show (Dunford/Gosling)
  8. Trip To The Fair (Dunford/Thatcher Newsinger)
  9. The Great Highway (Dunford/Alderson)

Liner Notes


Tried to take it all away
And learn her freedom just inside a day
And find her soul
To find their fears allayed

Tried to make her love their own
They took her love they left her there
They gave her nothing back
That she would want to own

Gold and silver rings and stones
Dances slowly of the moon
No-one else can know
She stands alone

Sleeping dreams will reach for her
She cannot say the words they need
She knows she's alone
And she is free


Ocean gypsy of the moon
The sun has made a thousand nights
For you to hold
Ocean gypsy where are you
The shadows followed by the stars
Have turned to gold, turned to gold

Then she met a hollow soul
Filled him with her light
And was consoled she was the moon
And he, the sun was gold

Eyes were blinded with his light
The sun she gave
Reflected back the night
The moon was waning
Almost out of sight

Softly ocean gypsy calls
Silence holds the stars awhile
They smile sadly
For her where she falls

Just the time before the dawn
The sea is hushed
The ocean calls her
Day has taken her and now she's gone

Repeat chorus

No-one noticed when she died
Ocean gypsy shackled to the tide
The ebbing waves were turning
Spreading wide

Something gone within her eyes
Her fingers lifeless stroke the sand
Her battered soul was lost
She was abandoned

Silken threads like wings still shine
Winds take pleasure still make patterns
In her lovely hair
So dark and fine

Stands on high beneath the seas
Cries no more
Her tears have dried
Oceans weep for her the ocean sighs

Repeat chorus



And in the morning of my time
I'll try to understand
I learn by what I find
And love you if I can

We don't need to know the answers
To hope and pray for peace
And each by what he can
To make us all complete


And you would cause the sun to see your light
And then be shamed
You cover darkness with a thousand secret flames
With your love, oh my love, oh my love, my love
And I would cause the winds to blow a hundred different days
And bring the perfumes of the gardens of the ways
Of your love, oh my love, oh my love, my love

Crystal and the clay, nights and the day
All on the prince's seal
Eagle of the sky, lion of the earth
This is what the seal is worth, what the seal is worth
Holds all of the dreams of a man
Tapestries, wishes of man, pictures and visions of man
The spirit, the soul of the man
And he would vow to love her for the rest of all his days


Come along with me
Down into the world of seeing
Come and you'll be free
Take the time to find the feeling
See everything on it's own
And you'll find you know the way
And you'll know the things you're shown
Owe everything to the day


See the carpet of the sun
The green grass soft and sweet
Sands upon the shores of time
Of oceans mountains deep
Part of the world that you live in
You are the part that you're giving

Come into the day
Feel the sunshine warmth around you
Sounds from far away
Music of the love that found you
The seed that you plant today
Tomorrow will be a tree
And living goes on this way
It's all part of you and me

Repeat chorus twice

See the carpet of the sun
See the carpet of the sun
See the carpet of the sun
See the carpet of the sun


Out at daybreak to the sun
Seas are drifting glass
The tides were turning to the storm
Winds were moving fast
Women waiting at the harbour
Silent stand around
Weather storms another day
For men the sea had found

Fisherman were laying nets
The barrels spread the bait
The seagulls warning echoed round
Winds that wouldn't wait
People gathered at the harbour
Waiting for the tide
Eyes half closed against the spray
And tears they cannot hide


Shadows falling at the harbour
Women stand around
Weather storms another way
For men the sea had drowned

Hulls were creaking crashing sails
Rains were slating down
The oilskins flapping, decks awash
Slanting turning round
Thunder roaring at the harbour
Women drawn in fear
Huddle up to wait the time
And pray the sky will clear

Howling winds and the raging waves
Cracked upon the boats
And torn from safety torn from life
Men with little hope
Ghostly echoes at the harbour
Whispering of death
Women weeping holding hands
Of those they still have left

Repeat chorus


I love you like a stream flows restless to the sea
See you like the mist touches clouds, touches me
See you in the stars wherever you may be
I think of you, think of you

If ever you're near and have some time to spend
I love you every way, love you like a friend
And then when you leave a whisper in my mind
I think of you, think of you

When I see a bird fly over to the sea
And the sun in the sky is shining warm and free
And when I feel the wind blow cool over me
I think of you, think of you


What did become of the girl I once knew
What of the glamour and pain
Those were the days, yes the star of the show
There up in lights shone my name
Shone my name

I fell in love with the man of my dreams
He was so handsome and kind
One day I found her alone in his arms
A pretty young girl from the line, chorus line
Chorus line


I lost faith in myself
Couldn't face publicity
What this man had done to me
And I was right, and he was wrong
Foolish pride got in my way
If I'd looked the other way
I would still be the star of the show

I vowed I'd never go back on my word
No-one would treat me this way
Only close friends knew how he broke my heart
A secret I kept to this day
To this day

Repeat chorus

Time passes slowly and people forget
No-one remembers my name
Such a price, such is fame


I took a trip down to look at the fair
When I arrived I found nobody there
It seemed I was all alone
Must be that they've all gone home


A trip to the fair but nobody was there
A trip to the fair but nobody was there

Voices of yesterday make not a sound
Even the roundabout stopped going round
I wonder just what it means
Is everything how it seems?

Repeat chorus

A creak as the dodgems came onto the scene
Wheels began turning I started to scream
A carousel swung around
My head spun and hit the ground

Repeat chorus

I close my eyes to disguise the fear from inside
Trembling within my own mind I find no place to hide
Stars of tomorrow shine through the grey mist that has gone
I wish that this trip to the fair had never begun

Suddenly thousands of faces I see
Everyone seemed to be staring at me
Clowns laughed in the penny arcade
What was this game my mind played?

I took a trip down to look at the fair
When I arrived I found nobody there
It seemed I was all alone
Must be that they've all gone home

A trip to the fair but nobody was there, but nobody was there ...
A trip to the fair but nobody was there, but nobody was there ...


We made tracks for the Great Highway
In the night the storm had calmed
Obscurely, they just stood by
Not a trace was left there now
No single sign to show they'd ever been
Disappeared like a breath of wind
Wrung my hands in a silent cry
You held my head, I couldn't speak
In that place called the Great Highway
Light above us the earth beneath


I'm fainting in the storm
Hold me fast
While the horseman pass
Sister, I feel their burning hearts
Carry me away

Took them down to the Great Highway
In a night that was raging fast
Questioned, as others lied
Destined to be the last
Their thoughts scattered to the wind
The blood of a thousand tribes
We had promised to be steadfast
To the things that they believed in
In that place called the Great Highway
Not a word we could ever say

Repeat chorus


Repeat chorus twice

Of the lonely hunter
On the Great Highway
In the light
Voices of the silenced
On the Great Highway