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Lucy Allen and Marshall Goers
2006-07-09
Eddie Lee Bolt

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Eddie Bolt is the manager of Hagood Mill in Pickens County and a really fine songwriter. I heard this song during the 2003 SC Community Scholars Institute and fell in love with it. Eddie was kind enough to teach it to me and let us use it as the title track for our CD. --Lucy

Lyrics

Set my dinner plate In payment for the work I’ll do today Just don’t be too late Or you may find that I’ve gone on my way Chorus: Let me say thank you For everything you do Just don’t get too used to hearing it cause I’m just passing through Lay me down a place to rest my head And sleep this night away Do it just in case I may decide To stay another day Let me say thank you… Let me say thank you… Soon I’m glory bound, I’m headed on to where the angels tread When that place I’ve found I’ll tell them by whom I was clothed and fed Let me say thank you…
Marshall Goers with the Piedmont String Sawyers
2003-09-23
Marshall Goers
2003-04-09
Marshall Goers & Lucy Allen
2006-06-09
Traditional

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Traditional fiddle tune. Marshall on lap dulcimer
Lucy Allen & Marshall Goers
2006-06-09
Lucy Allen

Story

For Andy. Hope you're still playing guitar and singing and writing songs.

Lyrics

In the winter of 85 and on into the summer Played music at the club, for our friends and for each other I have the tape we made back then with Angel from Montgomery Recorded in the living room with our harmonies so lovely The letters you used to write were the best gifts I received With your address they’re now gone, something I can’t retrieve The last time I saw you I was standing at the station It seemed right for you to leave me there, go back to my own nation Chorus: I wish I never told you “I love you” I wish I had been single at the time I wish I knew now you are happy In London or in Oxford or in Skye Bridge: You might have been the right one but it wasn't the right time You could've been the wrong one and I was desperate in my life It seemed you were my best friend, or I remember it that way And if I hadn’t spoken we might still be friends today Sitting on the bottom shelf a memory in a folder The songs we sang together before we both got older I give to you a wish today of grace and peace and plenty And this song I send out to you wherever you may be Chorus
Lucy Allen
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Lucy Allen

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Chorus: How do I know when to let go? Why is the fear that holds me here? Where is the love that'll set me free? When will I be me? A happy little girl walked down the lane, The day was clear and cold She spotted a diamond snake in the grass and picked it up to hold She saw the diamonds glitter so fine, the rest of its skin was gold The snake it bit her in the side the way it was foretold Chorus ‘You knew what I was when you picked me up’--But the girl was innocent She dropped the snake back in the grass; it never did repent The wound healed over out of sight and left her double-bent And the poison trickled through her veins for there was no way to vent Chorus The years went by and joy slipped out replaced by fear and hate Till one day a healer happened by and he knew it wasn't too late He saw the scar that left the mark that she thought was her fate He opened the wound and let it drain the poison of that snake Chorus Every day the poison came draining from her side And while she changed the bandages tears fell from her eyes Then one day the bleeding stopped, the sun came out to shine She saw the healer in her heart, it always was inside. Now I know when to let go Gone is the fear that held me here Come is the love that has set me free Now that I am me [repeat]
Lucy Allen
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Lucy Allen

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About a relationship disaster. True story about driving and seeing 6 different hawks on the journey. In a number of different cultures hawks are messengers.

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On my way home from DC Six hawks sitting and staring at me From the branches they sat upon Telling me it’s time to move on Part of me still wants to love you Despite the pain you put me through And even though I hurt today I wonder why it went astray On the highway showing me a sign Six hawking staring from their pines Elders say hawks never lie Now they’re urging me to fly You taught me to care about myself Then turned and left me on the shelf So now you’ve gone the other way And I live through another day Bridge: In my dreams a window opened I flew out and your spell was broken Driving down the interstate Hawk flew across and caught my gaze Looked at me and I took her to say You’re flying free, now keep it that way
Lucy Allen
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Blind Blake/Lucy Allen

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Police Dog Blues is played by blues great Etta Baker, recorded at her home. Etta's gift is my tribute to her. It was meant to be a blues; didn't turn out that way, but she likes it so that's okay.

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Little white house in Morganton town I stopped by but you were already gone Hey Etta, did you get the apples I left? Hey Etta, did you get the apples I left? It wasn’t a visit you thought I’d make So catching up will have to wait In your garden flowers grow tall And doves reply whenever you call Driving down in your big ol’ Pontiac With your Gibson and your Martin in the back “John Henry” and “One Dime Blues” “Dew Drop” is the one that I would choose Groovin’ grandma out there playin Your guitars said all that’s worth sayin
Lucy Allen & Marshall Goers
Traditional

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From our recent album, 'Won't See Tadpoles Covered In Fur".

Lucy Allen & Marshall Goers
Traditional

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Another cut from our latest album.

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