Dancing Girl

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Our take on the Biblical story of Salome and John The Baptist.

lyrics

All the people watch the dancing girl
All the people watch the dancing girl
I want his head, that’s right, she said

He judged me with his eyes
She’s such a graceful dancer, see her with the lamplight on her
He would not love me, now he’s paying with his life
Warm skin, golden, bending and turning and arching and swirling

All the people watch the dancing girl
All the people watch the dancing girl
I want his head, that’s right, she said

The things we do are all he sees
Seven veils flutter, one touches your shoulder
You are my witness, he spurned me when I kissed his feet
Enticing, delighting, you couldn’t help loving her, couldn’t help loving her

All the people watch the dancing girl
All the people watch the dancing girl

My sisters, sweet unknown
Flowers of the desert
Close your eyes and give yourself
To the beating of the drum

All the people watch the dancing girl
All the people watch the dancing girl
I want his head, that’s right, she said, I want his head

All the people watch the dancing girl
All the people watch the dancing girl

credits

from Crow Coyote Buffalo, released November 24, 2008
Zoë Pollock (PRS) & Sarah McQuaid (IMRO)
Zoë: vocal
Sarah: vocal, steel-string guitar
Jarvis: drum kit, percussion, trumpet
Tiffany: flute

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Mama UK

When pop star turned potter Zoë Pollock and trad/folk innovator Sarah McQuaid both fetched up in rural west Cornwall after years of world rambling, the stage was set for a musical partnership whose unique sound defies any attempt at categorisation.

"A pleasingly maverick mix that recalls both the eccentricity of The Incredible String Band and the pastoral narratives of Lal Waterson." – MOJO
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