Robin

by Dominie Hooper

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A Christmas song about home, family, queerness and Christmas.

Originally commissioned by Michael Betteridge for The Sunday Boys choir in Manchester.

lyrics

We go walking on the moor
To make a wreath for your front door
Muddy boots on paper stood
Snow melting on the floor

I put my hand into a bush
A holly branch to gain
But I was scratched upon my wrist
Blood and berries all the same

Robin, Robin why do you sing
Is to bring the warmth in
You flew down to the window sill
And saw the flame within

Mother, mother, purest love
It pains me to pretend
it’s here that I call home
it’s not here I feel free

Family is where there is love
To be loved for who you are
And home is where that love resides
Be it near or far

Robin, Robin why do you sing
Is to bring the warmth in
You flew down to our window sill
And saw the flame within

The apple fell under the tree
Hoping for love and family
mother, father, simple love
Will you still love me

Well in my belly lives this fire
As true as an ever-green tree
And as Christmas comes round every year
You are as you as I am me

Are you
Am me
Are you

Robin, Robin why do you sing
Is to bring the warmth in
You flew down to my window sill
And saw the flame within

Robin, Robin why do you sing
Is to bring the warmth in
You flew down to my window sill
And saw the flame within

And saw the flame within

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released November 11, 2022
Produced by Kate Stables
Recorded and Mixed by Biff Roxby at WR Audio
Mastered by Nick Cooke

Featuring:
Dominie Hooper - Vocals, Guitar
Phil Self - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Chimes
Dave Hamblett - Drums, Percussion
Jesse D. Vernon - Bass
Howard Jacobs - Tenor Sax
Aaron Wood - Flugelhorn
Biff Roxby - Trombone, Backing Vocals
Mikey Kenney - Backing Vocals
Kate Stables - Backing Vocals, Chimes
Conrad Singh - Chimes

Photo - ©BronacMcNeill
Styling by Willow De La Roche

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Dominie Hooper London, UK

London-based alternative folk artist.

Debut EP ANNO out 10th June 2022.

Touring with band in June 2022 - check dates via website and songkick.

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