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Al Stewart

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Biography

Al Stewart (born in Glasgow, Scotland on 5 September 1945) is a British songwriter and musician. He is best known for his 1976 single Year of the Cat and its 1978 follow-up Time Passages (both produced by Alan Parsons). Stewart's inspiration for his songs primarily comes from the past; indeed, he is credited with creating his own genre, "historical folk rock". At one time in his life, Stewart took guitar lessons from King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.

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  1.  
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    On a morning from a Bogart movie
    In a country where they turn back time
    You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
    Contemplating a crime
    She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
    Year of the Cat  -  485,030 plays
  2.  
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    The fishing boats go out across the evening water
    Smuggling guns and arms across the Spanish border
    The wind whips up the waves so loud
    The ghost moon sails among the clouds
    And turns the rifles into silver, on the border
    On the Border  -  151,199 plays
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    It was late in December, the sky turned to snow
    All round the day was goin' down slow
    Night like a river beginning to flow
    I felt the beat of my mind go
    Drifting into time passages
    Time Passages  -  112,234 plays
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    Go and tell Lord Grenville that the tide is on the turn
    It's time to haul the anchor up and leave the land astern
    We'll be gone before the dawn returns
    Like voices on the wind
    Go and tell Lord Grenville that our dreams have run aground
    Lord Grenville  -  55,139 plays
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    You got your ticket and your hotel keys
    And your overnight bag at your feet
    You're looking down on the tropical trees
    While the Spanish maids pick up the sheets
    Conquistador, in search of gold
    Midas Shadow  -  48,573 plays
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