Songs From the Basement

by Justin Hoffenberg and Martin Gilmore

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Recorded on June 24th and 25th, 2012 in Boulder, CO. No edits, punches, or other audio processes were used in the making of this recording. Everything that you hear is exactly the way it was played. All singing was tracked live with the instruments, with no isolation between microphones. This is how things really sounded when we played, and we hope that you enjoy!

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released September 1, 2012

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Track Name: Asheville Junction
Chorus:
Asheville Junction
Swannanoa tunnel
All caved in, babe
All caved in

Last December, I remember
That the wind blowed cold, babe
That the wind blowed cold

Chorus

Well a hammer falling from my shoulder
All day long, babe
All day long

Chorus

When you hear my watchdog howling
Somebody 'round, babe
Somebody 'round

Chorus

When you hear that hootowl squalling
somebody dying, babe
Somebody dying

One of these days I'll see that woman
That's no dream, babe
That's no dream

Chorus
Track Name: My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
Chorus:
Well my bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
I can't buy no beer

I went up on the mountain
I looked down to the sea
Saw the crabs and the fishes
Doin the be-bop-bee

Chorus

I went down to the corner
With a bucket in my hand
I was a loopking for a woman
Who ain't got no man

Chorus

Me and my baby
We bought us a Ford
Now we all sit together
On the running board

Chorus

What's the use
In me working so hard
When I got a woman
In the bossman's yard

Chorus
Track Name: Dixie Cannonball
I'm headed back to Dixie, it's the place I long to be
Where the Swanee flows I'll be on my toes it's home sweet home to me
Where they meet you and they greet you with the sweetest "How Y'all"
Shut my mouth I'm headed south on the Dixie Cannonball

Chorus

On the Dixie Cannonball, the Dixie Cannonball
I love to hear that whistle, it'll thrill you one and all
And I know I'll not be lonesome when I see them tree tops tall
Shut my mouth I'm headed south on the Dixie Cannonball

When I cross them Smokey Mountains I'll be counting every mile
When the whistle blows I'll be on my toes and I'll shuffle down the aisle
Got a sweetheart waiting for me she's long and she's tall
I'm coming through on a big choo-choo called the Dixie cannonball

Chorus
Track Name: Barrett's Privateers
Oh the year was seventeen-seventy-eight
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
When a letter of marque came from the king
For the scummiest vessel I'd ever seen

Chorus

Oh damn them all I was told
We'd sail the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns and shed no tears
I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

Elcid Barrett cried the town
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
And twenty brave men all fishermen who
Would make for him the Antelope crew
But the Antelope sloop was a sickening sight
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
She'd a list to her port and her sails in rags
The cook in the scuppers with the staggers and jags

Chorus

It was on the king's birthday we put to sea
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
We were ninety one days to Montego bay
Pumping like madmen all the way
On the ninety sixth day we sailed again
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
When a bloody great Yankee hauled into sight
Our crack four-pounders made to fight

Chorus

The Yankee lay low down with gold
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
She was broad and fat and loose in her staves
But to catch her took the Antelope two whole days
At length we stood two cables away
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
Our crack four-pounders made an awful din
But with one fat ball the yank dove us in

Chorus

The antelope shook and pitched on her side
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
Barrett was smashed like a bowl of eggs
And the main mast took of both of my legs
Now here I sit in my twenty-third year
How I wish I was in Sharbrook now
It's been five years since I sailed away
And I just made Halifax yesterday
Track Name: Long Gone Lonesome Blues
I went down to the river to watch the fish swim by
When I got to the river I was so lonesome I wanted to cry
Then I jumped in the river but the dog-gone river was dry
Now I'm long gone lonesome blue

I had me a woman who wouldn't be true
She made me for my money and she made me blue
But a man needs a woman that he can lean on
But my leanin' post has done left and gone
Now I'm long gone lonesome blue


I'm gonna find me a river one that's cold as ice
When I find me that river good lord I'm gonna pay the price
I'm going down there three times but lord I'm only coming up twice
Now I'm long gone lonesome blue

She told me on Sunday she was checkin' me out
Along came Monday she was nowhere about
And now it's Tuesday I ain't got no news
I got them gone but not forgotten blues
Now I'm long gone lonesome blue
Track Name: Sitting on Top of the World
Was in the spring one sunny day
My good girl left me she went away
Now she's gone and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

She called me up from El Paso
Said I need you darling why'd you let me go
Now she's gone and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

Don't need you here holding out your hand
I can get me a woman quick as you got your man
Now she's gone and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

That Mississippi River run deep and wide
I can see my darlin' on the other side
Now she's gone and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

Don't want my peaches don't shake my tree
Stay out of my orchard baby let my peaches be
Now she's gone and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Show me a woman that a man can trust
Now she's gone and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world
Track Name: Miss Molly
Have you seen miss Molly
Her cheeks are rosy red
She's got lips as sweet as satin
And they taste like gingerbread

Chorus
Me oh my miss Molly I'm in love with you
Me oh my miss Molly won't you say you love me too

When miss Molly smiles
The sun goes dim a spell
And when she laughs her voice is like
A little silver bell

Chorus

I'll hang up my saddle
My drivin' I'll resign
If only old miss Molly'd say
That she would be mine

Chorus

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Chorus
Track Name: Wichita Lineman
I am a lineman for the county
And I work the main road
Searching in the sun for another overload
I hear you singing in the wires
And I hear you in the whine
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line

You know I need a small vacation
But it don't look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south wont ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line

And I need you more than want you
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line
Track Name: Lost Highway
I'm a rolling stone all alone and lost
For a life of sin I've paid the cost
And now I'm lost ain't no use to pray
I started rolling down that lost highway

I was just a lad barely twenty two
Neither good nor bad just a kid like you
And now I'm lost too late to pray
Started rolling down that lost highway

Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine
And a woman's lies makes a life like mine
When I pass by all the people say
Just another guy on the lost highway

So listen to me boys before you ramble round
On a road of sin or you're sorrow bound
Take my advice or you'll curse the day
You started rolling down that lost highway