The Scatterlings

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    "Rustic, Rootsy, and Sunny-Side Dark"
    Americana/Roots music with songs about heartbreak, whiskey, killings, hangings and other happy things.

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1.
Fire and Whiskey It goes to your head, The fire and the whiskey Burns through your brain, Roaring like a train It's a bitch going down, The fire and the whiskey Drink it til it's done, Cause you're already gone Where I'm going next I don't really care If time is what you want I've got some to spare Get me out of here I'm going nowhere with you..........with you Drinking on the train Headed to Chicago We were both insane Don't wanna feel that way again Pocket full of pills Stomach full of whiskey Where do I belong The only thing I want is gone I am sinking fast but I don't mind What I'm looking for I will never find Nothing I'm going toward I left it all behind with you.............with you It's a bullet to the brain The fire and the whiskey But you love it just the same Yes you love it just the same And it hurts going down The fire and the whiskey Warms you to your soul Fools you that you're whole It goes to your head The fire and the whiskey Burns through your brain Roaring like a train It's a bitch going down The fire and the whiskey Drink it til it's done Cause you're already gone Drink it til it's done Cause you're already gone Lesley E Kornfeld (Elfy Kornfeld Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
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All my friends are drunks, but say they’re sober. Come the noon day sun they’re wishin’ the day was over. A little hair of the dog does the trick And the clock on the wall begins to tick All my friends are drunks . . . I’m still sober. Lord knows I try to keep a level head ‘Cuz I don’t want to see the day I wake up dead Well, I’ve never been known to go easy on a man And day by day I’m doin’ the best I can All my friends are drunks, but say they’re sober. Come the noon day sun they’re wishin’ the day was over. A little hair of the dog does the trick And the clock on the wall begins to tick All my friends are drunks . . . and I could be sober Now I ain’t sayin’ I never touch a drop And anytime I want all I gotta do is stop These are the best friends I have ever found So shut your mouth and pour me another round All my friends are drunks, but say they’re sober. Come the noon day sun they’re wishin’ the day was over. A little hair of the dog does the trick And the clock on the wall begins to tick All my friends are drunks . . . and I’m never sober All my friends are drunks . . . and I’m never sober Richard E Russell (Richard Russell Publishing/ASCAP), Lesley E Kornfeld (Elfy Kornfeld Publishing/ASCAP), © All Rights Reserved, elfy2@bellsouth.net,
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Lost and Alone He wakes up and says today it's time for him to go his own way She can tell there's nothing left to say and watches as he packs How many times will she be here waking up to her worst fear All she knows is that it's clear there's no going back She's calling his phone There's nobody home She's lost and alone again How many paths can she walk down leave some bread crumbs on the ground And all the birds will come around until the trail is gone How many choices can she make that lead her back to the same mistake It could be worse but it's not great so many ways to be wrong She's calling his phone There's nobody home She's lost and alone again Is this the day that she gives up the mirror says enough's enough Wanted easy but she got rough on that she can depend Summer ends the days grow cool wonders why she's still a fool If someone would please explain the rules so she can start again She's calling his phone There's nobody home She's lost and alone again, She's lost and alone again Lesley E Kornfeld (Elfy Kornfeld Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
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Bucket of Nails You woke up hung over and stale All the fairy tales left you by the road When you leave the stories behind And make up your mind You'll let them all go But it's not hard to keep saying yes Put on your party dress a smile on your face You just go somewhere in your head Do what they said and wait for some grace When you dream you dream of going away But it's so easy to stay so easy to fall When you wake it's just another day Already tangled and frayed you can't pull it apart But it's not hard to keep saying yes Put on your party dress a smile on your face You just go somewhere in your head Do what they said and wait for some grace You went down like a bucket of nails Right off the rails a train off the tracks When you pick yourself off the floor And walk to the door don't ever look back Cause it's too hard to keep saying yes Take off your party dress the sun on your face You just get yourself out of bed Don't do what they said and look for some grace, grace, grace Lesley E Kornfeld (Elfy Kornfeld Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
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Gallows Road 02:53
Gallow Road I’m goin’ down Gallows Road, I’m goin’ down Gallows Road, Goin’ down Gallows Road, got no where else to go I said I’d be his wife, yes, I said I’d be his wife, I said I’d be his wife, but something was not right He done wrong to me, but that he did not see. Oh, he done wrong to me, and I could not let it be We went to Willow Bend, but my love was all pretend. Yes, we went to Willow Bend, that’s where his life would end I’m goin’ down Gallows Road, got no where else to go I’m goin’ down Gallows Road, where the devil gets my soul Soon they’ll bury me, beneath an old oak tree Soon they’ll bury me, I could not let it be He said I love you so, how much you’ll never know. He said I love you so, please don’t ever go I let go of his hand, and I took his wedding band. Yes, I let go of his hand, he did not understand I was in my wedding gown, when I shot him down Yes I shot him down, and put him in the ground Now he’s six feet deep, forever in a sleep. Now he’s six feet deep, for him I do not weep I’m goin’ down Gallows Road, got no where else to go I’m goin’ down Gallows Road, where the devil gets my soul Soon they’ll bury me, beneath an old oak tree Soon they’ll bury me, I could not let it be Soon they’ll bury me, I could not let it be I could not let it be, I could not let it be . . . Richard E Russell (Richard Russell Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
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The Whiskey King Major Redmond walked a line between revenuers and shine; The whiskey from his stills was the best in all the hills. Folks for miles around bought all that he could bring, And soon he became . . . the Whiskey King. His Daddy taught him right how to give the whiskey bite; It took one dollar bill to get your order filled. The Robin Hood of Swain, but if the truth be told, The Whiskey King . . . was livin’ bold. Run Major run, the law is after you. Run Major run, your shinin’ days are through. Run Major run, they say you’ll pay the price, Someday you’ll pay the price. Major Redman took a stand, so he was a wanted man; He couldn’t stop the vice he had done for all his life. When Marshals took up chase with a dozen guns, The Whiskey King . . . was on the run. Run Major run, the law is after you. Run Major run, your shinin’ days are through. Run Major run, they say you’ll pay the price, Someday you’ll pay the price. Major Redmond crossed the line between revenuers and shine; He sat in Buncombe Jail under twenty-five hundred bail. When the day came ‘round that they finally took him down, The Whiskey King . . . had lost his crown. Run Major run, the law is after you. Run Major run, your shinin’ days are through. Run Major run, they say you’ll pay the price, Someday you’ll pay the price. Richard E Russell (Richard Russell Publishing/ASCAP), (Walter Harrill/ASCAP), (Jon Gibson/ASCAP), © All Rights Reserved
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Caroline Shipp (Choked to Death by Law) On this wagon of death beneath a cloud of black and grey I near my fate on a cold and damp and dark winter’s day I did not kill my babe and I do not need to fear I’ll meet him when I pass beyond this veil of sorrowed tears Oh . . . . . . . . . I am crying Oh . . . . . . . . . I am crying In my best black gown and wearin’ a Sunday hat I can hear the drum a-rollin’ its rat-a-tat-tat-tat Well, they believed old Mack and what he said he saw And now I’m being choked to death, choked to death by law Oh . . . . . . . . . he is lying Oh . . . . . . . . . he is lying I know that all is right come my judgment day But my blood runs cold as I hear the hangman say: “Give it a good drop, give it a five foot drop Give it a good drop, don’t let up ‘til her breathin’ stops” Soon . . . . . . . . . I’ll be flying Soon . . . . . . . . . I’ll be flying To watch me die are one hundred and fifty score My kerchief slowly falls as he drops the gallows door I did not kill my babe and I do not need to fear I’ll meet him when I pass beyond this veil of sorrowed tears Oh . . . . . . . . . I am dying Oh . . . . . . . . . I am dying Richard E Russell (Richard Russell Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
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The Hounds of Sheriff John Was many a body that lost the chase and swung from the hangin’ tree Despite the pleas of desperate men it was easy to foresee When the hounds stopped a-runnin’ the conclusion was foregone Never was one that could break away from the hounds of Sheriff John Old Joe took the lead and not a scent that he could not track And those who tried to get away found no turning back They began to shake and sweat and their hearts began to pound When they heard Sheriff John’s pack of howling hounds When the hounds of Sheriff John were set loose upon the trail They always found their man and it was justice that prevailed Listen close about the time of the waning of the day You may hear the hounds of Sheriff John begin to howl and bay When a gentle hand from high above took the one that he had wed The soul of Sheriff John was gone and he may as well be dead A pearl handled pistol could put an end to all his grief and pain So on a cold and dark winter’s day he shot a bullet in his brain When the hounds of Sheriff John were set loose upon the trail They always found their man and it was justice that prevailed Listen close about the time of the waning of the day You may hear the hounds of Sheriff John begin to howl and bay To always uphold the law was the oath that he had sworn And though he died in twenty-four his promise will be borne In a long black overcoat he makes his rounds near the Buncombe jail While the hounds of Sheriff John cry out their lonesome wail When the hounds of Sheriff John were set loose upon the trail They always found their man and it was justice that prevailed Listen close about the time of the waning of the day You may hear the hounds of Sheriff John begin to howl and bay You may hear the hounds of Sheriff John begin to howl and bay Richard E Russell (Richard Russell Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
9.
Desdemona 04:15
Desdemona I was a stranger in this place until you chose me and let me in Now I see danger in your face you are the prize that I can't win Desdemona I said it's not over Won't you please listen, listen to me You will be fine, you will be mine Be a good girl, won't you be I leave your bedside in the night and when I leave he walks in I may be a fool, but I am right it is your faith that I can't win Desdemona you'll see me tomorrow Do I believe you or will I just grieve Alone tonight I hope I am right Be a good girl, won't you be You've spent a lifetime in this place and when I came you let me in Your eyes they follow his face I stand beside you but I can't win I am a danger in your eyes your love is something I could never keep Words you gave me, only lies he lies beside you when you sleep Desdemona you'll see me tomorrow Do I believe you or will I just grieve Alone tonight I hope I am right Be a good girl, won't you be Your hand in mine has grown cold it was the a prize I could never win My hands on your neck were too bold all that is left is hell and sin Desdemona I said it's not over Won't you please listen, listen to me You will be fine, you will be mine Be a good girl, won't you be Desdemona night time is over Lie down beside you, let myself bleed You were fine, you were all mine Be a good girl won't you be Lesley E Kornfeld (Elfy Kornfeld Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
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Get Your Dog Out of my Yard When I first met you I thought I had it made Never did I think you would ever look my way My friends, they tried to warn me since I hadn’t learned it yet That what you see ain’t always what you get Get your dog out of my yard. Get your cat off my car I don’t care where you go, just as long as its far You know what you done, so don’t ask me why Get your dog out of my yard and get yourself out of my life Only in my mind did we have a happy home You started actin’ like an heiress to a throne In a flash you spent my cash and maxed my credit cards You sold my truck for a hundred bucks and hocked my best guitar Get your dog out of my yard. Get your cat off my car I don’t care where you go, just as long as its far You know what you done, so don’t ask me why Get your dog out of my yard and get yourself out of my life Excuse me while I take just a minute to reload Cause you know the time has come for you to hit the road Ain’t no way you’ll understand the price I had to pay Get your coat, that’s all she wrote, that’s all I’m gonna’ say . . . . except Get your dog out of my yard. Get your cat off my car I don’t care where you go, just as long as its far You know what you done, so don’t ask me why Get your dog out of my yard and get yourself out of my life Richard E Russell (Richard Russell Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
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Good Girl 03:29
Good Girl Running............keep on running Don't you ever slow down................or think of turning around Driving.................keep on driving Keep your foot on the gas.............til you hit the next town You were a good girl.............where did that get you and You were a good girl.............where are you now cause Being a good girl...............is all done for now ooooooooooooooh oooooooooooh ooooooooooooooh oooh ooh ooh Drinking..............keep on drinking Til the ghost in your head.........is finally dead And thinking...........enough with the thinking Of what you wish you had done..............and what you did instead You were a good girl...............pushed til you broke and You were a good girl............where does that leave you now cause Being a good girl................is long gone for now ooooooooooooooh ooooooooooooooooh ooooooooooooooh oooh oooh oooh Whiskey............you brought him his whiskey And he never knew..............what you were planning to do And burning.................the house is still burning From the gas that you poured...............and the match that you threw You were a good girl..............until he broke you and You were a good girl.................til he ground you down and Being a good girl...................won't help you now oooooooooooooh ooooooooooooooh ooooooooooooh ooooh oooh ooooh Lesley E Kornfeld (Elfy Kornfeld Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved
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You’re Not Coming Back Glass of water on the counter top But I won't drink it, I won't spill a drop Cause I can't swallow this bitter pill That you left me on the window sill, the window sill And it's all shattered dreams and broken glass That has brought me to my knees on this jagged path Cause you're not coming back You went south without saying why But I won't ask and I won't cry It's just a sickness that I can't shake And a fever that I can't break, I can't break I got a bottle of bourbon and if it comes to pass That I wake up in the morning I'll pour another glass Cause you're not coming back I will put on my best dress And I will wait here cause all that I got left Is more time until the fever breaks And I can drink as long as it takes, long as it takes Cause I got a jug of water and a bitter pill That has brought me to my knees at the window sill And it's all bourbon whiskey in a shattered glass Cause you're not coming back You're not coming back You're not coming back You're not coming back Lesley E Kornfeld (Elfy Kornfeld Publishing/ASCAP) © All Rights Reserved

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Americana/Roots music with mountain influences, folk stylings, astute songwriting, textural instrumentation, songs about heartbreak, whiskey, killings, hangings and other happy things.

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The Scatterlings Asheville, North Carolina

"Rustic, Rootsy, and Sunny-Side Dark"

Americana/Roots music with mountain influences, folk stylings, astute songwriting, textural instrumentation, songs about heartbreak, whiskey, killings, hangings and other happy things

The Scatterlings are a four-piece acoustic/Americana band based in Asheville, North Carolina.
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