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Happy Halloween from BOBTOWN to YOUR town!

We thought this would be a great track to give away for Halloween (for a limited time only). Kentucky Graveyard is on our new album "A History of Ghosts" which releases November 17, 2014.

Illustration by Fred Stesney: www.behance.net/fredstesney

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KENTUCKY GRAVEYARD
C 2014 F. Stesney


Ah-ah, Ah-ah

Shake those stones, rattle them bones, bang on your guitar
Make a sound to wake the dead in that old Kentucky graveyard
Shake that gloom, bang those tombs, pluck the old banjo
The graveyard’s where people come when it’s time to go

Jimmy Joe lost his girl so he took his life
Pastor Ned was caught in bed with someone else’s wife
Fireman Fred was crushed to death by a train gone off the tracks
Otis Parson’s heart gave out while engaging in the act

Captain Craig was blown to bits when the boiler blew
Katie Lee, an Irish lass, killed by the Spanish flu
Granny Cob was frozen stiff in the blizzard of ‘99
Baby Tyler took a swig from a can of turpentine

Shake those stones, rattle them bones, bang on your guitar
Make a sound to wake the dead in that old Kentucky graveyard
Shake that gloom, bang those tombs, thump that double bass
You’re welcome any time you like, we’re saving you a place

Major Stevens lost his head to a rebel gun
Then his entire regiment was blown to kingdom come
The Etzels and McDearmans, they got into a feud
Eighteen died on the Etzels’ side, the McDearmans: twenty-two

The outlaw Sneaky Snyder was gunned down by the law
Hattie West—killed by a bus that she never saw
Tim Cook struck by lightening while walking in the rain
Grandpa Hicks died in his sleep and never felt no pain

Shake those stones, rattle them bones, bang on your guitar
Make a sound to wake the dead in that old Kentucky graveyard
Shake that gloom, bang those tombs, strum that mandolin
The line is wrapped around the block, they’re dying to get in

Shake those stones, rattle them bones, bang on your guitar
Make a sound to wake the dead in that old Kentucky graveyard
Shake that gloom, bang those tombs, let us hear your horn
You were on your way here the day that you were born

Ah-ah, Ah-ah

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released 17 November 2014

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