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The Bluegrass Album (2012)

by Dan Frechette

Burning Bridges In This Town You helped me find a meaning in everything I've been revealing I'm burning bridges in this town No need to be worried about a dagger I found buried I'm burning bridges in this town (chorus) - This town ain't good for me no more I'm feeling like a stray I'm drowning out my troubles thought my fire had gone away and no one wants to hear someone who is always feeling down so I'm burning bridges in this town. Had too much talk about me - He said, she said, she said, he said I'm burning bridges in this town no need playing hide and go seek when nobody gave a damn about me I'm burning bridges in this town Chorus You won't miss me when I'm gone - all you did was tag along I'm burning bridges in this town TNT and a trampoline a blowtorch and some kerosene I'm burning bridges in this town Chorus.
All Right Now Baby we were like night and day But we're all right all right now You put that bottle away Baby you're all right you're all right now You smoked that last cigarette jumped into fashion baby you're all right now I sure hope I still got your place to stay Baby you're all right now I got you in my heart again You're all right now Don't know what direction I'm spinning in You're all right now As long as I am on your floor I'm gonna want your action baby it's all right now Please don't change throw me out your door baby you're all right - you're all right now. For too long I've wasted time baby it's all right - it's all right now Someday I'm gonna make you mine You're all right now You're about as good as you're gonna get you've won all my elections baby you're all right now Pinch me and it won't hurt a bit Baby it's all right it's all right now.
Bust Out The Baileys (Chorus) Bust out the Baileys Hand him a jack mickey Because he won't leave until the last drop is gone Hide all the china There's ain't no use in trying to Shut him down because he can't last too long. Roll out a carpet Set him up in a bed Lay him on his stomach put a bucket near his head Throw some ice down his t-shirt Slap him in the face Just because his paycheque didn't bounce doesn't mean that he owns this place so won't you (chorus) Someone hold him up while he's emptying his bladder and don't play him no country music because it might just make him madder don't tell him no funny jokes he might vomit in your ear but we should celebrate the drunkest night of his career (chorus) Took my hottie for gelati on a Saturday night he was the first to mention that her clothes were on too tight. (chorus)
Devil's Dues 03:07
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).
Bye Bye, Daddy Blue Eyes Daddy was a painter he knew my mama well when he was home he loved her and he loved his children well he lived hard and died that way and it's so hard to understand he never lived his life too long but daddy was an honest man I wasn't old when he had the stroke I was just a kid of ten the town pulled together and helped us way back when whatever wasn't needed he just gave it back again Daddy believed there was worse off and Daddy was an honest man (chorus) So Daddy my protector Daddy my old friend Daddy my surrender to the ways not born again Daddy be my healer my teacher of goodbyes Bye Bye Daddy - so long Daddy blue eyes. He still climed ladders made some friends when he went back to work Set a good example and still prayed and went to church he never meant no one no harm and he stayed out of harms way he taught us how he laughed and loved and lived on everyday He used to drive me to my gigs and help to ease my mindI I won't forget hanging with him and laughing all the while I wish he'd be there for me now but that just ain't the plan I'll remember all the things I learned from a good old honest man. (Chorus) Daddy won't you please stay strong in our hearts and in our minds May your memories be like rain dreams through all the tears we cry Hold us in your ransom and may the price be eternity You'll always be our Daddy - forever Daddy be.
Heart Of Mine There ain't nothing in the world that I would rather do Than be the happiest man who will ever be with you To drift in the arms of a friend, lover or wife To go to heaven with a smile on my face and love in my life I'm hoping maybe that you'll see me through Since the day we met and inside I knew Lots of changes coming on this heart of mine There's lots of changes coming on this heart of mine. These kind words are all that I ask of you Just a tear and a smile when the big old day is through. Nowhere I'll go without you on my mind I've been looking around this whole world for the meaningful kind I'm going up to heaven with you in my heart No matter where you'll go the seas will always part Lots of changes coming on this heart of mine There's lots of changes coming on this heart of mine.
Going Out On My Own Again Catch you tomorrow when I'm going And I'll be on my way I'm going to travel to the end of the world Where everyone feels the same (Chorus) When I'm leaving please don't call my name And tell me not to go on my way Because I don't want to feel afraid Going out on my own again I'm going where the song and dance man Breaks the silence with his song I'm going where the laughter and smiles Know where to belong (Chorus) Catch you tomorrow when I'm going Leaving your world behind But I'll remember how you helped me Kick my shoes off for a while. When I'm leaving won't you call my name and tell me you will see me on my way Because I don't want to feel ashamed Going out on my own Going out on my own Going out on my own again.
The Other Side I took all my shortcomings and made them into something By seeing a bright future in the baddest of times And some places I was fired and other places still desired Doesn't really matter when there's no one on your side (Chorus) Wide is the future - tall is the saddle - fast is the big horse this pain of mine will ride on Good are the people who will help me through the fire I have seen the wreckage and I'm out the other side. Those bills were there for paying I was leaving they were staying there wasn't much I wanted but escaping with some pride and the preacher told me "Son, just remember who you are" now I have seen the wreckage and I'm out the other side. (Chorus) There's places we can go to be alone in nature and heal from the silence when we reach the other side Take away all longing from you see the morning light in plain view The valley and the mountain are both on the other side. (Chorus x 2)
Tell Me Now 02:45
Tell Me Now Searching for someone I know searching where the ragged people go A never-ending song had sung inside my mind but it kept me moving on (Chorus) Have you seen the man who dreamed he had seen my long lost friend? If you know what I don't know - tell me now. After finding shelter from a storm that blew so hard and left me starved and cold I went out searching high and low and all I found was my shadow on this road. (Chorus) Stolen truth has led my mind back to the times I loved her when we met Fear has come and fear has gone and has led me to hate my deep will to forget. (Chorus).
Ramble On, Gamble On I don't want to see you - gambling all our money - rolling dice and shuffling them old cards all night I don't want to see it when you win your million dollars and watch your common sense get out of sight. Seeing all the strangers romance you by the dozen and so and so knows so and so's dying second cousin. So if you want to stay here and gamble all our money, honey, funny you just looking for a fight. (Chorus) - Roll on, shuffle on, ramble on, gamble on, slow down, cool down. Would somebody please shoot out the lights? I had a friend who won lots of money and soon she took to running around Had a lot of friends treat her like a banker and the scandals just sent her out of town Police tried to arrest her for allowing miners access and then the calling came the next April for the taxes She spent more in one month than she did in her lifetime and even now I don't see her because she's gone. Chorus. x 2
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've 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 a fool will never learn And I'm past the point of no return. In restless days I wandered from shore to lonely shore I couldn't seem to find you but I always found the door Wishing that you were near me but with regrets I find it's the reckless days I cherish when I had nothing on my my mind. Now it seems I wander while the walls are closing in I don't want to have to climb back from where ever 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.
Dear Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter (Chorus) Dear Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter Mrs. Brown I remember meeting you beside the turnstile at the fair We hit it off like old friends and I asked if you had seen your daughter there You told me where to find her but now she's gone All my friends and I can't be wrong (Chorus) I managed to buy a promise ring I hope you see it taped inside the note Maybe if you see her you can read for her this poetry I wrote My friends say I'm a nice all around chap Not everyone can measure up to that (Chorus) Mrs. Brown I know you just happen to be alone in this world too Why is the one you love always has better things to do? I hope that she'll be with you as we write please tell her I'll be at home tonight. (Chorus)


released March 10, 2012

All songs Copyright Dan Frechette (unless otherwise noted) and registered with SOCAN.

Personnel -
Dan Frechette - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro (on tracks 2, 3, 6, 9, 13), Banjo (on tracks 5, 10, 11), Ukulele (on track 6), Mandolin (on track 6), Upright Bass (on track 2).

Robert Allan Wrigley - Banjo.

Tim Longbottom - Upright Bass.

Jeremy Rusu - Mandolin.

Patti Kustorok Lamoureux - Fiddle (on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, 13)
Alex Lamoureux - Fiddle (track 7)

Emma Cloney and Jane Cory - Harmony Vocals (on tracks, 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13)

Jane Cory - Fiddle (tracks 4, 8, 9, 10, 11)

Thanks to all the great musicians and people who support this great style of music. Special thanks to Zeke Preston, Joel Titchkosky and Tim Osmond for introducing me to bluegrass music which I have since been immersed in. Very Special thanks to my mother, Agnes Frechette without whose supportive nature this would not be possible. Thanks to Martin guitars and GHS vintage Bronze strings for the sound of my guitar on this album.

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