A Concert At The Snoring Sasquatch (2012)

by Dan Frechette

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Introduction 02:31
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The Drunkard 03:32
The Drunkard The good Lord is my sunshine, He rises with me and sets me in the cold I spend my nights alone , cold in terror and the moonlight is my home I’m just a poor young drifter, nothing I can do to gain control, But pray to the good lord that the life I lead won’t sting me when I’m old (chorus) Singing “Here’s to the sunshine Here’s to the grass Here's to the bed I’ve made my home. Here’s to the people Who hand me their spare change Although there’s better places for their small change to go Here’s to the waitress who takes all my money Pities me as I stumble out the door I must be getting older – these burdens hurt my shoulders So don’t step on the drunkard anymore. I want the love of a good woman To keep me free from darkness in my heart She’s a hunter and a fighter for the good things to keep me warm and keep me smart I’m just a poor young drifter A bunch of hippies taught me where to go. Now I’m just a cowboy with a problem and a pocket full of holes. (chorus)
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My Bride and I Echo of blue water I’ll never leave your side Your ocean sky my blanket your starlight as my guide Drift along this weightless whale so festooned in the sea And my bride and I, my ship, my sail, my dream dreaming of thee For many nights and moonlights I’ve waited on ‘ere shore For the sea to come to rescue me from loneliness and war The broken hearts cast aside as ships were floating free And My bride and I, my ship, my sail, my dream dreaming of thee. Without an answer to my shadow I foretold the tombs The hollow ghost broke open, the rising of typhoons Whispers turned to storms anchors held onto debris And my bride and I, my ship, my sail, the dream was lost on me I died inside her breasts I kissed the last of air farewell The morning sun was rising as she floated through the dell, My love was sinking low but I thanked the Lord for thee My bride and I, My ship, my sail, my dream dreaming of thee.
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PAST THE POINT OF NO RETURN If you want to leave me I wouldn't blame you if you tried seems it's been forever since I been goodbyed but think back to what I told you when the flames began to burn I'm past the point of no return Long days are passing when we can't see the light imagining life without your love don't get me through the night so I'll go on believing that this fool will never learn and I'm past the point of no return In restless days I wondered from shore to lonely shore couldn't seem to find you but I always found the door wishing that you were near me but with regret I find it's those reckless days I cherish - when I had nothing on my mind And now it seems I wander while the walls are closing in I don't want to have to climb back from wherever I have been So I'll just dream of heaven while the devil takes his turn and I'm past the point of no return
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Lucky Day 03:50
Lucky Day I’m living on a mountain, people And I’m hiding from the world I’m in the middle of the view – and you can’t see me but I can see you You can’t see me but I can see you This is my lucky day, this is my lucky day, I spent my money on a rocking chair and a ticket to get me out of here. I’m happy that you treat me kind I’m happy that you treat me kind Even though we don’t see eye to eye Even though we don’t see eye to eye You see me and I can’t see you. I’m standing on my mountain. Dancing in a stream – Staring at all the naked people Standing out there staring at me Standing out there staring at me I don’t mean to say it so I ain’t hiding from the world I’ve shown you all my money tree, you can climb it here or you can leave me be. I’ll take a little walk when I need to, and I’ll score a little weed, I’ll catch it between my toes, little girl, come and take a walk won’t you come with me?
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Nothing To Lose But The Blues I want to sing until the blues come out no more a song that nobody can ignore we used to rock and roll -we used to get along you made my life into some old country song. I tried to love but trying never wins the more you want seems the less you gonna get so keep the hard times coming - I'm paying all my dues and I've got nothing to lose but the blues I want to lose the blues that nobody can find i'm sadhearted and losing all the time I had a lot to laugh about but now the joke's on me yesterday made a big fool out of me. tomorrow's bound to be another day another layer to cover up the wound. if I could only build me a time machine that machine would have steered clear of you. Now your pride is sinking so fast - and your happy faces make my sad face last so keep the hard times coming - I'm paying all my dues and now I've got nothing to lose but the blues.
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Your Smile Is Your Wealth In the morning sun is on your face in the evening gone is your embrace. (chorus) Hey, wear the rain on your brow Be beautiful, take life sweetly Don't be like them, express yourself Your smile is your wealth. I have followed me and found me under your feet. I will lift you until the stars retreat. (chorus) I have met you when my life has been unfair. I will let you think of me and I'll be there. (chorus x2)
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Good Time Charlie Blues I'm just a good time Charlie - I don't want no blues don't spoil my party - I won't have to walk in your shoes Don't need no bad luck - don't play me for no fool I've learned too many lessons maybe i got a lesson for you Some people say hard times is just the way it goes you hang out with trash -smelling everytime the hot air blows. Got no use for no doctor - I'm as clean as can be don't mess with my prognosis you're messing with the likes of me Good time Charlie - he's a man with a smile He's got just one woman and she never drives him out of his mind.
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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine I’m going where the water tastes like wine Where the lovers and the gamblers have gone. Will you comfort me when the fog rolls in I mistook you for being alone Once upon a summer every road was mine Every traveller had a jealous bone But this time Iíve come to settle down With the lady I would like to call my home Something was always failing me I had nothing to do nothing about But then when you kissed me in my dreams There was nothing left to try to figure out. You can be an angel If you want Iím going where the water tastes like wine Heís pretty and heís sweet but heís got dust on his feet And I can show you a much better time, You can be an angel if you want Iím going where the water tastes like wine Heís pretty and heís sweet but heís got dust on his feet And I can show you a much better time.
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The Mists Of Down Below Wild wind, take me home to the mists of down below. I'll be flying come September day. With no borders in my way, you'll find me home until the May sun burns the heavy mists of down below. (Chorus) I see the rivers flooding strong and people wishing they belonged Free for anywhere they want to go. When they pray they can look to the sky and they'll see me as I pass by heading for the mists of down below. Without fields ripe from rain there ain't no way to feed my pain dreaming of the mists of down below. Down below is not my fate, there is no land from where I came not even mists of old Mexico. (Chorus) So I looked hard at reasons for the dreamers blowing door to door dreaming of the mists of down below. I'm sure they'd go anywhere they could if wings became their neighbourhoods and there would be nowhere they wouldn't know. (Chorus)
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My Canada 03:37
My Canada This heaven is my Canada so proud so wide I've seen marshes, woodlands, rockies, fields and rising tides Seen a lot of worlds I've known go to waste now in my time But I will not be blind to the crimes against my country. As I go through this old world so far from here The horizons, lakes, and futures never seem as clear as the rapture of the hinterland I hold so dear I will not be blind to crimes against my country. To keep this land preserved, protected from tyranny governments and policy raise fears in me I hope someday to simply see my children grow In this place that I call Canada my life and home. It's not too hard to imagine papers being signed By the stiff suits we'll elect because the saints resign And the bulldozers beating all the very fields That our forebears served for many years for many yields And the woods and fields all gone to fire and condemnation Wetlands, marshes gone to fire and excavations and the youth in suits who grow to learn to love the crimes but I will not be blind to the crimes against my country. This heaven is my Canada so proud so wide I've seen marshes, woodlands, rockies, fields and rising tides Seen a lot of worlds I've known go to waste now in my time But I will not be blind to the crimes against my country.
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Devil's Dues 03:24
Devil's Dues Uncle Dave Macon said to Sam McGee, "Why don't you sing a little song for me?" Sam said to Dave, "but my burden is so, I think I might have hit another fork in the road Chorus - But the devil's got to pay his dues even the devil's got to pay his dues this devil's got to pay his dues even the devil's got to pay his dues." Macon said to Sammy "We're gonna drink some moonshine down." Sammy said, "but it won't help me because my lady had a falling out" (Chorus) Uncle Dave Macon said to Sam McGee - "Them women don't care about you or me so deal out your hand there's some poker to win come on and bet on this bottle of gin (Chorus) Sam said, "You ain't got nothing when all you got is a bottle and a line. Without a lady for cussing and fussing there ain't no rhythm in this heart of mine." (Chorus) So Sam pulled out a guitar and he picked on a tune The tune had a lilt and it lit the saloon Out walked dirty Maggie with her heart on her sleeve said "If you gonna be singing come down and swing with me" (Chorus) Macon said to Sammy "I'm gonna go with her for a while - you might get drunk and lonesome living Uncle Dave Macon style. (Chorus).
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Who Will Take My Place? If they shoot me down to shut me down Who will take my place? If they bring an army into this town Who will take my place? if they rule this land and silence me when I'm laid out with injury When my words won't matter anymore Who will take my place? Rebellion you are not my own Who will take my place? There are flowers painted on these stones Who will take my place? When the silence of oppression dies overheard beyond the battle cries will be the words of final compromise Who will take my place? When the dogs of war are on the land Who will take my place? When you forfeit life to take a stand Who will take my place? When the dreamers fear the simplest thoughts When the bloodshed takes all that you've got When this world is just an empty, creaking floor Who will take my place?
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THE SUNSHINE GONE I'll make you happy for the rest of my life no regrets will haunt you - no pain nor strife I'll be there in the morning through the darkest nights Through the clouds and the sunshine gone When the roses fade and are replaced with years and the smiles are strained and the words aren't clear in the light of the day we'll see the truth in the mirror I'll be coming your way in the sunshine gone And I'm hoping the same for me my dear it's been this way from far and near and it ain't gonna change and I know you won't mind laughing together through the sunshine gone Through the storms we'll survive and the battles will scar and the times will be simple just like they've been so far once again we'll be free and the romance will pine and I'll be waiting for you through the sunshine gone
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Encore intro 00:52
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Recorded live at The Snoring Sasquatch in Creston, B.C. May 2, 2012.

All songs (music and lyrics) by Dan Frechette and registered with SOCAN.

Dan Frechette - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica.

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