jowritesongs

Songwriter & singer Jo Girdlestone

Slow Cooking

 

My Grandmother's kitchen was a temple by the sea
Like a holy woman she followed the practice of slow cookery.
My Grandmother's kitchen was a heart beating like a drum in the middle of my life somewhere far beyond the humdrum.
I can see her thru the open window, working in the steam
To the rhythm of her slow cooking.

I never saw no recipe, it was more like alchemy.

The Seagulls cry and the waves hit the shore
She took her salt from the air
She took her time and she put her care, into everything that she ever cooked up in there.

My Grandmother's kitchen was a temple by the sea.
Oh the aromas and mysterious flavours captivated me
And the taste of the time and the care was in everything that she ever cooked up in there.
I never saw no recipe. It was alchemy.
In my Grandmother's kitchen
In my Grandmother's kitchen.
In my Grandmother's kitchen.

 

 

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Recordings: guitar & voice - Jo Girdlestone; fretless bass & backing vocals - Richard J Finch-Turner.