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Trad. Arrangement by Tar and Rosin


My wife died on Friday night and on Saturday she was buried,
Sunday was my courtin' day and on Monday I got married,

I won't get drunk no more, won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more, down the old plank road

Fifteen pounds of meat a week and whiskey here to sell
How's a boy to stay at home when the pretty gals look so well

Branson, Oh Branson, why'd you treat me so
If you want for me to leave, then I will gladly go

I'd rather be in Memphis in the cold and rain
Then being out here in Chicago wearing that ball and chain

I went up to a train yard to hop a gravel train
The very next thing you heard of me I wore that ball and chain

I went up to that courthouse so I could pay my fine
The very next thing you heard of me I was on that chain gang line


from You Can't Get There From Here Either, released August 8, 2013
Performed by Tar and Rosin
Engineered by Timothy High
Assistant Engineer Kyle Heverly with Jason Alley
Mixed and Mastered by Kyle Heverly
Produced by Joe Vangieri and Tar and Rosin at DigiTrax Recording Studios, Knoxville, TN




Tar and Rosin Asheville, North Carolina

Tar and Rosin is:
Chilly Coyote on Sawbox
Jon Fly Martin on Whomp Wheel
Whiskey Slim on Chug-Chug
BoogieAnn "The Drunken Boar" on scratch-clack

Tar and Rosin is an Old Time Appalachian String Band that formed this past winter in the drunken basements and apartments of Des Moines, IA. Playing songs from Pre-Civil War Era up to the 1940', they write and perform original music as well.
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