Brand New Song, First Time Live

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Country Blues walks in Zen Time. Is the musical past impacting the musical present? Of course! So it can be said that the past is here in the present. And of course the present is here in the present. And is the musical present impacting the musical future? Of course! So it may be said that the future is here as well. Thus, the musical past, present, and future are all here now. Country Blues walks in Zen Time.

If you happened to have read the post from December 8th, you would have read of—and perhaps even listened to— my performances of a suite of songs written a century ago. And if you read this post—and perhaps even give a listen to the recording below—you’ll discover a song written in the last week. Past, present, future. Country Blues Zen Time!

Before continuing, may I just say, if you DID read that post, or listen to those songs, and/or if you DO read this post, or listen to this song, thank you!

So, here ’tis. A brand-new song, performed for the first time (just click the song title/link below to stream the live recording). And I should say, whoever “Roger” is, you’re now immortalized in this recording! (listen through to the end, and you’ll see what I mean!). And note, this is a guerrilla-raw live recording:

New Red Cedar Blues (click title to stream)

off the banks where the rapids flow
learn a lil’ somethin’ ‘bout what i know
raccoon is as raccoon does
learn a lil’ somethin’ bout what i was

and the good witch of the river
from deep down in the water
asks for you to give her
your wish upon a quarter
flashin’ silver that you feed her
oh, if you get lost …
dip & swing to red cedar

the thunder sends the lightnin’ first
after that, the cloud bursts
its buckshot through the shadows
to the water’s black staccato

and the good witch of the river
from deep down in the water
asks for you to give her
your wish upon a quarter
flashin’ silver that you feed her
oh, if you get lost …
dip & swing to red cedar

oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’
oh my darlin’, look behind you
in a cavern, in a canyon
if you get lost, i’m gon’ find you
oh, if you get lost …

we left the lake to greet the sun
and got some walkin’ done
follow the leader
back to red cedar

and the good witch of the river
from deep down in the water
asks for you to give her
your wish upon a quarter
flashin’ silver that you feed her
oh, if you get lost …
dip & swing to red cedar

oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’
oh my darlin’, look behind you
in a cavern, in a canyon
if you get lost, i’m gon’ find you
oh, if you get lost …

 


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