Two Tall Women

Two Tall Women

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Down home melodic songs that speak to life and all the experiences it offers. Pam and Beth play a variety of instruments including; guitar, accordian, djembe, pennywhistles, and the bouzouki. Memorable arrangements. Melodies that linger long after the songs are over

Biography

With 10 years under their belt performing together as a duo, Two Tall Women are a polished unit.
Always pushing themsleves with new instrumentation, arrangements and songwriting.
The unique variety of instruments and powerful harmonies set Two Tall Women apart.
Influenced by many musical styles, their sound is of a folky, rootsy, celticy nature.
Two Tall Women have toured England and Scotland, they performed at Festivals and Folk Clubs all over the U.K. Two Tall Women have toured the Gulf Islands of British Columbia and have distribution in the U.K.

Pam Southwell:
Pam Southwell starting singing in Folk Clubs in England after moving there at the age of 18. She has been performing ever since; solo, in various bands and as a children's performer ( singer and storyteller). Pam has written a musical, recorded 4 childrens CDs and is now currently exploring the exciting world of painting-where the creative ideas are pouring in. Pam plays the guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and Low D whistle and is also a songwriter.

Beth Southwell:
Beth Southwell is a singer songwriter, traveller of the world and the organiser of several music nights around the city of Vancouver B.C.. Beth has been singing and performing for about 15 years. Beth plays the guitar, accordian, pennywhistle, djembe and the Tenor Saxophone. Several of Beths songs were inspired and written during her extensive travels. Santorini was written about being on what was later discovered to be the wrong side of a Greek island where there was very little to do. It expresses the mixed emotions of being in paradise while dealing with feelings of boredom and loneliness. Taipei was written when Beth taught English over in Taiwan. The song speaks of the differences that exist in everyday life for both cultures. A lot to get used to... finding my way in Taipei'.

You can watch one or our videos at
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=qX4c2ip6Jok

Lyrics

Funny The Way It Is.

Written By: Beth Southwell

Funny The Way It Is.
(From Two Tall Women- Stripped Down Album)

It’s funny the way it is,
The light in the corner well it breaks my heart.
It’s funny the way it is,
I laugh and cry and sing in the dark
See the light shine,
Well the whole worlds dreaming, its like nothing I’ve ........ever see before, never went away, never died , never opened up,
Your like a fire inside ...... and ever since we cried I never knew the light was gonna be so bright

It’s funny the way it is,
singing songs while they shiver down my spine
The open hearts are walkin’ fine, lines, blind, into the night

Well it seems the sun is breaking back
I like to feel there’s something more
i hear the sound of tambourines banging crashing at my door,
I know I’ve got something to do,
i know I’ve got something for you,
you feel like everythings brand new when you open your heart when you open your mind.
you fall into the dusty ground,
you look and everything spins ‘round,
this is your world turned upside down, and nothing more

It’s funny the way it is,
asleep one minute then we’re wide awake
the earth seems so still then it starts to shake
you know yourself then your completely strange, completely strange

Well its been years since I have seen
the something more the in between
the past ifs what might have beens well they’re spinning round in my head
You know I’d like to think I tried
I wanted openess I lied,
I never meant to tell you all those things i said before
Sabotaging once again story of my life it will never end
I like to think I can, I like to think i can, I like to think I can

It’s funny the way it is
You wake one morning and suddenly everything is clear ......here

Clearing Out

Written By: Beth Southwell

I dont wanna think so much, keeping things on my brain
holding on to history is driving me insane
So let it out, let it float to the sky, get away from me
vanish into thin air I dont care, its now I set you free
Chorus:
Cause I'm clearing out, rearranging, trying to make some space, I've got new ideas and
expectations, need to let them find their place
I'm clearing out, rearranging, trying to make some space, I've got new ideas and
expectations, need to let them find their place
I want to thank you, you don't know what you put me through, and I want to thank you
now I've learnt all I can from you
so away with you, you dont know what you put mew through
away with you I've learnt all I can
Chorus:
Cause I'm clearing out, rearranging, trying to make some space, I've got new ideas and
expectations, need to let them find their place
I'm clearing out, rearranging, trying to make some space, I've got new ideas ands
expectations, need to let them find their place
I'm sending negative thoughts out the back door, you're not welcome anymore (x4)
dont wanna think so much, keeping things on my brain
holding on to history is driving me insane
So let it out, let it float to the sky, get away from me
vanish into thin air I dont care, its now I set you free
Chorus:
Cause I'm clearing out, rearranging, trying to make some space, I've got new ideas ands
expectations, need to let them find their place
I'm clearing out, rearranging, trying to make some space, I've got new ideas ands
expectations, need to let them find their place

Geordie

Written By: Traditional, arranged by Pam Southwell

Geordie
Traditional. Arranged by P. Southwell
(From Two Tall Women- Out Of The Woods)
This is the first song Pam ever sang in
her local folk club in Scarborough,
England. Still a favourite, its so sad.

As I walked out over London Bridge
One misty morning early
I overheard a fair pretty maid
Lamenting for her Geordie

My Geordie will be hanged from a golden chain
T’is not the chain or many
For he was born of the king royal breed
And lost to a virtuous lady

Go bridle me my milk white steed
Go bridle me my pony
That I may ride to London Town
To plead for the life of Geordie

My Geordie never stole no cow nor calf
He never hurted any
He stole sixteen of the kings royal deer
And sold them at Bohenny

Two pretty babies have I born
The third lies in my body
I’d freely part with them everyone
If you’d spare the life of Geordie

The judge looked over his left shoulder
And said “Fair maiden I’m sorry”
He said “Fair maiden thou must be gone.
For I cannot, I cannot pardon Geordie.”

My Geordie will be hanged from a golden chain
Tis not the chain of many
He stole sixteen of the kings royal deer
And sold them in Bohenny

Discography

Two Tall Women- 'Out of the Woods'
Two Tall Women- 'Stripped Down'

Set List

Funny the way it is
Real Life
Dream, love
Rainforest
I Didn't Want To Fall
It Came Undone
Santorini
Clearing out
Human spirit
Take to the Universe
The Great Lakes
Manys the Mile
Just Say Fraser Valley
Taditional covers:
Sorrows Away
Geordie
P stands for Paddy