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Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes

from Howay The Lasses by Howay The Lasses

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  • A beautifully packaged and high quality printed album companion booklet presented with carefully curated artwork designed by Annie Ball. Against a backdrop of historical maps that relate to each character, each album companion comes with full information for our Howay The Lasses songs and stories. As you listen to the songs read about the background to each of the women or organisations we've written about, linger over the lyrics and find out more about how we came to collaborate together. The package also includes a A4 poster from our photoshoot for the project taken on location at Sycamore Gap on Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland.

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You were your mother’s only child
The apple of your fathers eye
Imagination wild and free
Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes.....

You left your childhood days behind
Became a mother and a wife
Fate and duty chose your life
Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes…..

Then a widow you became
Your liberty once more restored
Free to love as you should please
Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes…..

You fell for Stony’s criminal scheme
Lost nothing short of everything
You suffered more than the rule of thumb
Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes…..

With Mary Morgan you escaped
Your faithful maid became your friend
And life companion ‘til the end
Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes…..

Captain Stony and his men
Held you in their grip again
His vicious rumours spread like weeds
Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes…..

With heart of oak and will of iron
You used the law to rise again
Imprisoned Stony and his men
Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes…..

As the red kites fly over Gibside
And your seeds and plants sail over the sea
You will never again be the sun and the moon to a man

The richest heiress of the North
With heart of oak and will of iron
Fought for female liberty
Lady Mary Eleanor Bowes…..


from Howay The Lasses, released October 18, 2022
Words & Music by Annie Ball
Copyright © Annie Ball 2022


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Howay The Lasses Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

The North East of England is rich with the discoveries, achievements and successes of women from all strands of life - from writers, and reformers, to animators and engineers. Some stories are known to a degree - others not at all. Musicians Annie Ball, Katie Tertell, Bronwen Davies-Jones and Gareth Davies-Jones have teamed up on "Howay The Lasses" to tell them out loud through original song. ... more


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