Little Fish EP - Milton Hide

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1.
Sun comes up and the sun goes down Looks the same in every town Tide goes in and the tide goes out Started to wonder what it’s all about Home is where you don’t ask why Home is where there ain’t no lie Travel the world and seven seas Home is where your heart is I’ve seen the world in a thousand ways I’ve been looking through a purple haze I don’t care if it’s foul or fine I’m coming home to a hearth that’s mine Home is where you don’t feel lost Home is where you feel love most Travel the world and seven seas Home is where your heart is Life can be a battle ground People falling all around You pick me up when I lose my feet Build me up when I’m feeling weak Home is where you feel secure Home is where the love is pure Travel the world and seven seas Home is where your heart is Wind you up but won’t let you down Keep you safe in this dangerous town This is where we make a stand Strangers in a foreign land Home is where I know my place Home is where I see your face Travel the world and seven seas Home is where your heart is…
2.
Monkyn Pyn 05:10
One morning in the month of May when the dew was on the ground A dark and handsome stranger came tripping o’er the land Came up the hill from Wilmington heading for the inn No-one knew from whence he came but they called him Monkyn Pyn He met a fair maid on the road and fairly caught her eye In a barn across the way together they did lie He laid her down upon the hay and kissed her cheek and chin Took his knife to that poor girl did that evil Monkyn Pyn He’s cleaned the blood up with some hay and thrown her in a well He’s found the sherrif’s men that day and a story he did tell Of a widow old who lives nearby, he saw her kill the girl The men did find that poor sweet girl in the widow’s drinking well They found her with a bloody knife and blood was on her dress She cried she’d killed a goose that day with innocent protests Where is your proof of that they asked for nothing can we find I filled the mattress and used the fat, there’s nothing left behind She begs for justice for the crime for she is innocent She claims the man who killed the girl is the same who had her sent But the way to prove her innocence is to test her with the flame If she doesn’t burn it goes to prove the widow is to blame They’ve sent her down to Lewes town, she’s in the castle grounds It’s there they’ve built a great bonfire atop of which she’s bound They’ve set their torches to the pyre to cleanse her of this sin And no one knows the murderer is the evil Monkyn Pyn She walks the lanes round Wilmington every night in May Searching for the evil Pyn who took her life away But Monkyn Pyn’s as clever as he’s evil, now he’s gone So maidens all look out for him on the misty May Day dawn
3.
No car, no scooter No iPhone, no computer No bricks, no mortar 2 Sons, 3 daughters Got health, I got looks See friends, I read books Got time but no money Stale milk, no honey Life’s tough and it’s getting tougher I like it smooth but it sure is rougher I took advice but the man he said Living’s fine But you’re better off dead I got the blues but don’t worry This is Hastings not Surrey The best place that I’ve ever been Great folks and a great scene I got legs, I got hands I got feet but I can’t dance I don’t care ‘cos I rock’n’roll This old town’s got great soul Life’s tough and it’s getting tougher I like it smooth but it sure is rougher I took advice but the man he said Dancing’s fine But you’re better off dead Government put a squeeze on They need dough for a reason The last guys well they sure messed up Left the house with an empty cup Here’s a church, got a steeple Full house, full of hard working people They got jobs, on a living wage Mortgaged to a dying age Life’s tough and it’s getting tougher We like it smooth but it sure is rougher We took advice but the man he said You’re doing ok But you’re better off dead Take a train, take a bus Take a car, we ain’t fussed Gotta move, gotta go No people, no show Make some noise, make a stink Make a night, gonna make them think Gotta be another way Gonna have, gonna have our say We’re tough and we’re getting tougher We like it smooth but it sure is rougher Take advice but the man he said Well you’re doing ok But you’re better off dead!
4.
Everybody needs a place to think Everybody floats ideas they know will sink Who’s will sail? Time will tell Time to drive a man to drink Rain is closing in from the west Clouds are gathering and I’m not at my best Melancholy melodies I’m ok, it’s just the rest Skies are grey almost every day It’s the perfect place to hang Now it’s time to say goodbye my friend The party’s finished but the hangover never ends Torn apart. Breaks my heart All my love to you I’ll send Skies are grey almost every day It’s the perfect place to hang On the hill there stands a broken tree It’s the perfect place to let my spirit free No-one knows. Nothing grows It’s the perfect place to hang Skies are grey almost every day It’s the perfect place to hang Skies are grey almost every day It’s the perfect place to hang
5.
You often see her walk out with that look in her eye You never know who she’s going to meet She tells me “Sometimes true love is a hard thing to find But I’ll keep on looking till it blinds me” She has a vodka and coke with ice and a slice She sits in her usual seat She says hello to the guy at the bar who seems nice Sometimes looks can be very deceiving They go back to her place and he stays the night She dreams of a future like a bird taking flight But her bed is now empty, he was gone by first light She says she’s ok but she lies Love is a bitch then you die He was his Mummy’s best boy, the light of Dad’s life His future their only concern They taught him how to be true, always to be kind A lesson that’s not always learned Despite all this love he turned out no good The law came at least once a week Until he went out one night and never came home His name they would never repeat He went out one Friday to get himself laid But he got himself high with the wave of a blade They found him curled up like a newly born babe His parents can testify Love is a bitch then you die We get this life sentence like love is a crime We’re guilty as hell so just do your time And you’ll be ok Baby you’ll be just fine We can’t take no more but we try ‘Cos love is a bitch then you die Yes, you get this life sentence like love is a crime You’re guilty as hell so just do your time And you’ll be ok Baby you’ll be just fine You say you’re ok but you lie ‘Cos love is a bitch then you die
6.
Little Fish 03:09
Fly little fish fly May the winds of the world ease your path ‘cross the sky Fly little fish fly Those colourful kites o’er the rooftops so high With strings made from love You will float high above Fly little fish fly Fly little fish fly May the winds of the world ease your path ‘cross the sky Fly little fish fly Those colourful kites o’er the rooftops so high Good fortune, good health Fortitude and wealth Be yours evermore Fly little fish fly May the winds of the world ease your path ‘cross the sky Fly little fish fly Those colourful kites o’er the rooftops so high

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Songs are like little fish being released into a big ocean. Who knows where they (or any of us for that matter) will end up?
We really hope you enjoy our first official release and sense the love that we have put into it.
It’s dedicated to our family and friends. A special thanks to the amazing Chuck.
Jim and Josie

Reviews so far:

“…high in melodic quality, perfectly-matched voices and rich with storytelling…” Folk Words

“Lovely stuff” Mike Harding

"There is a wonderful streak in Little Fish that sees the duo take a meandering walk through song and exemplifies the sheer depth and versatility they possess.” Artree

"This is a surprisingly enchanting EP” Northern Sky Magazine

Milton Hide draw inspiration from their surroundings, from people they meet and from traditional folk songs from East Sussex and beyond - way beyond, sometimes!

​Who (or where) is Milton Hide?
Husband and wife duo, Josie and Jim Tipler take their band name from an area of scrub and coppice, known for its nightingales and other wildlife, near their East Sussex home.
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released April 28, 2018

Milton Hide are Jim Tipler and Josie Tipler
All songs written and performed by Milton Hide
© Milton Hide 2018
Recorded at Magpie Studio in Wilmington, East Sussex
With thanks to:
Marylin Thomas for violin on Perfect Place To Hang;
Rob Skinner for bass guitar on Love Is A Bitch;
Charlie Tipler for electric guitar and bass guitar on Home Is Where Your Heart Is, drums on Love Is A Bitch
Produced by: Charlie Tipler and Jim Tipler
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Charlie Tipler
Cover artwork by Josie Tipler

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Milton Hide Brighton, UK

Milton Hide's songs are often stories about people or places they know. Often uplifting, sometimes melancholy, sometimes uptempo and sometimes laid back, many original songs and a few surprise covers, Josie and Jim's voices and playing blend like your favourite smoothie.

Milton Hide take their name from an area of scrub and coppice near their home in beautiful East Sussex.
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