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Backwards Burner

by The Tanglers

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Chorus: Mountain life and beauty my darlin’ Those blue hills you’ll never know But my darlin’, too lat for asking We sold our souls to Peabody Coal When I was just a child Was a child of the streets Daddy was a coal mining man Worked long hours to put shoes on my feet Chorus Word came through the town Something in the mine had gone wrong Said “Sorry my son” “Daddy ain’t comin’ come” Chorus When I turned seventeen I was workin’ in that same mine Worked in the dark for sixty-odd years Thought I had done my time Chorus They tore my mountains from the sky to the ground Just to get what’s beneath They moved my mountains and they moved my streams Just to feed our own greed Chorus
In the Pines 06:07
Ho Jo Blues 02:07
I got off work last Wednesday night Wasn’t quite feeling alright Went to the bar on 49th Sat myself down and ordered up a pint Chorus: Hey you there with your coat and your tie Let me on the train, let me ease on by Been drinking since work, see the morning light Won’t do it again till tomorrow night You know the bartender was a friend of mine He knew just what would make me feel fine Gave me a Magic Hat #9 Laid down a twenty and he kindly declined Chorus Two became three and three became four All the barflies were stumbling out the door “Last call boys, can’t drink anymore” “Except you man, stay as long as you care” Chorus Next thing I know, six o’clock came Looked in the sky and it started to rain Fell on my ass trying to get on the train Door started to close, so I had to say Chorus
Grassy Py 04:07
Salt Creek 02:46


released February 23, 2013


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The Tanglers New Orleans, Louisiana

2012 Best of the Beat nominee.

"Daredevil solos," "High-lonesome quality"--Offbeat Magazine

Dylan Williams, Graham Robinson, Harry Hardin, Jacob Tanner, Matt Rota, and Craig Alexander blend their backgrounds in bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz, and classical music into “Big Easy Bluegrass,” a hard-driving mix of originals, traditionals, and classic New Orleans cuts.
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