The Songs We Picked EP

by The Tenderbellies

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released May 15, 2015

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The Tenderbellies Burlington, Vermont

A rambling band of rabble-rousers from the rolling hills of the Champlain Valley. Representing a broad diversity in musical background, taste, and stage manners, The Tenderbellies have a little something for everyone. We pride ourselves on our ability to play to any crowd, regardless of the occasion. Their first EP is an experiment in studio space that went so smoothly, we decided to master it! ... more

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Track Name: Star-Spangled Banner
NA
Track Name: Dustbowl Children
My father's name was Hannibal, mama was Hannah-Mariah
Every thing we old got all burned up in the Great Depression fire
Straight lines of one-crop farming drained the Green Earth dry
We lost it all, only love was left, and that's one thing money can't buy.

Chorus:
We're all Dustbowl Children
Singin' a Dustbowl song
And the crops won't grow
And the dust just blows
(When them green fields are gone,
When them green grass-growin' fields are gone)x2

They said in California there was work every kind
But the only job I ever got out there was waitin' in a welfare line
Once I had a daughter, Once I had a dream
Now all the work is being done by big old machines

Chorus

Solos

Chorus
Track Name: Old Train
Old train I can hear your whistle blow
But I won't be jumping on again
Old train I've been everywhere you go
And I know what lies beyond each bend.

Old train each time you pass you're older than the last
And it seems I'm too old for running
I hear your rusty wheels grate against the rails
They cry with every mile and I think I'll stay awhile.

Old train I grow weary from the miles
And I'll miss the freedom that was mine
Old train just to think about those times
I'll smile when you're high-balling by.
Track Name: Salt Creek
NA
Track Name: Raleigh and Spencer
CHO. Oh Raleigh and Spencer done gone dry
There ain't no more whiskey in town
There ain't no more whiskey in town

I can eat more fat meat than you can cook in a week
And I'll tell more doggone lies
Yes, I'll tell them doggone lies

CHO

I can eat more chicken than a pretty girl can fry
And I'll tell them doggone lies
I'll tell them doggone lies

CHO

You can stomp down the flowers that bloom on my grave
They'll rise and bloom once again
They'll rise and bloom once again

CHO x2
Track Name: Try It Baby
Now you're moving on up, pretty baby
You're leaving me behind
Everybody seems to love you
Oh, you're doing just fine, fine, fine
But take away your good looks
And all your fancy clothes

Why don't you just
Try it baby
Try it baby
Try it baby
Try it baby
You'll see that nobody loves you but me
Nobody loves you but me

Now you tell me that you so busy, pretty baby
You ain't got much time
Oh, how will I remember all your time was mine, mine, mine
Well move on back cross the track, baby
Where you came from



I really wanna hold you, pretty baby
In my arms again
But I can't get close to you
For all your loving friend, friend, friend
But take your name from the bright lights baby
And tell me that you are all through

Why don't you just
Try it baby
Try it baby
Try it baby
Try it baby
You'll see that nobody loves you but me
Nobody loves you but me
Track Name: Rosa Lee McFall
Out on the lonely hillside
In a cabin low and small
Lived the sweetest rose of color
My Rosa Lee Mcfall

Her eyes were brightsome color
Her voice was sweet to me
I Know that I will always love her
And I hoped that she loved me

A asked her to be my darling
And this is what she said
You know that I will only be happy
When you and I are wed

Then God way up in heaven
One day for her did call
I lost my bride, oh how I loved her
My Rosa Lee Mcfall

I searched this wide world over
Cities great and small
But Ive never found another
Like my Rosa Lee Mcfall

Out on the lonely hillside
In a cabin low and small
Lived the sweetest rose of color
My Rosa Lee Mcfall
Track Name: My Funny Valentine
N/A
Track Name: Wayfaring Stranger
I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Traveling through this world of woe
Yet there's no sickness, no toil, or danger
In that wide world to which I go

I'm goin' there to see my Father
I'm goin' there no more to roam
I'm only goin' over Jordan
I'm only goin' o'er my home.

I know dark clouds hang around me
I know my way is rough and steep
But beautious fields lie just before me
Where God's redeemed his vigil's keep

I'm goin' there to see my Mother
She said she'd meet me when I come
I'm only goin' over Jordan
I'm only goin' o'er my home

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