My Young Man

from by Marc Block

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    Marc's new album, Brisk & Breezy, sees him revisit the “jaunty acoustipop” of his former band, Marc Block and the Breezes, overdubbing his own voice, guitar, bouzouki, harmonicas and percussion, with further backing vocals by Rachel Delicata and double bass by Martin Bentley. It’s an exuberant collection of mostly original songs, including new recordings of some of Marc’s old favourites from his younger days.

    CD artwork by Frank Duffy (www.frankduffy.co.uk), photography by James Fagan.

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about

When I wrote this (for Richard, a fine young man), I was perilously close to thinking it was finished without having written a chorus; thankfully common sense prevailed, and it's proved to be my best audience-joining-in song.

lyrics

CHORUS
My young’s a fine young man, a fine young man is he
A fine young man is my young man, as fine as he can be

My young man he’s brisk and gay, he’s handsome, tall and true
His pretty mouth smiles and lights his eyes of palest blue
And when he takes me in his arms the world and all its cares
Fade from view and disappear as he his sweetness shares
We met on a grey cold day, a-walking by the Tyne
Where I went to face my fears and leave some stuff behind
And there I opened up my heart just like a morning bloom
Surprising me with joy he took me gently to his room

CHORUS

He unhooked my hang-ups and he flung them on the floor
I showed him my worries and he showed them the door
I can tell him nigh on anything and he won’t bat an eye
I’m truly free to be myself with this young man of mine
My young man gives of himself freely and with love
Showers me with bounties that I never dreamed of
And now and then he’s fragile too, and if he’s feeling down
He’ll trust that I will be there, to soothe away his frown

CHORUS

Hardly any hour goes by that I don’t think of him
I’m put in mind of his tender love by almost everything
A bath, a bird, a curious word, an unfamiliar tree
We share in my imaginings wherever he may be
My young man always knows the very thing to say
No matter what the distance he’s the one who shows the way
And all he is and all he does appeals so much to me
Whenever we’re together, I am his entirely

credits

from Brisk & Breezy, released October 7, 2016
Marc Block: Lead and backing vocals, guitar, bouzouki, harmonica, bodhrán and other percussion
Martin Bentley: Double bass

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Marc Block Nottingham, UK

"one of the most exciting singers I've heard in a long, long time" - Mike Harding

"passionate and careful in his treatment of traditional material" – Rob Bartlett

“..a great voice” – James Fagan

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