Hungrytown

by Hungrytown

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes 16-page booklet with lyrics. Photography by Gentl & Hyers.

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Lucille, Lucille I’m coming home To take you for a ride These winter days have ground me down And I long to see you smile. Lucille, Lucille I don’t know why This world should treat me so For all my sins I must’ve paid by now Why won’t they let me go? Lucille, Lucille you teach the sun To swim across the sky You make the rivers all to run And the autumn wind to sigh. A man would walk one thousand miles To stand outside your door Oh won’t you turn your pretty head And smile on me once more?
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One morning, one morning, one morning in May I watched through my window as he marched away. Through fields lately blooming, they sang as they went The sons of the poor, ‘til their blood all was spent. Oh my, my, who’s gonna pay For every sweetheart taken this way? Oh my, my who will replace Your sons and your daughters when they’re gone away? Oh darlin’, my darlin’, don’t grieve for me so I’ll come home a hero before the first snow. They have no hope against us, our numbers are too strong; You must stop your cryin’ for nothing can go wrong. Oh mother, dear mother, I’ve seen all the signs I know I’m a-slippin’, and wanderin’ in my mind. Oh take me to that river and let me wade across, There’s no point in lingerin’; our battles all are lost.
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Sylvie 04:26
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Every Day 02:57
Every day I’m waiting for a sign to take me to the place where it all began. I see birds like omens flying down so low Looking for a dry place to land. And I try to return to the place where I grew. But it’s so high above me now, I can’t pull myself through. In the deepest ocean lies a seabed meadow Where the purest wildflowers grow. Through a velvet forest sails a ship that drifted there A thousand years ago.
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Solid Ground 02:46
At the top of the stairs it’s a long way to fall A mighty sad way to go. If the waiting makes you restless and impatient to start Just remember, you’re too young to know. So meet me at the top and I’ll take you down I’ll plant your feet on solid ground. The way can be lonely, ragged and steep But you’ll rest at the end of the day. A prisoner might think he longs to be free When he looks on the hills and the sky But when his pardon comes down and they open the gate He turns round and walks back inside.
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My darling why are you crying? Your face looks so pale and drawn. Try not to think of your troubles; They’ll fade away with the dawn. My heart is so heavy tonight, love” She said without raising her head. “I don’t know what has come o’er me, But I need to take to my bed.” Sleep easy tonight my love I’ll return with the morning light You know I will never forsake you So weep not for me tonight. The whipporwill cried at my window And the wind made a low mournful sound. I went to go for the doctor But it was a long way to town. The doctor and I traveled quickly Through that long night with no rest But he said she’d long since departed When he laid his hand to her breast.
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There’s a road that leads out of this town And one day gonna follow it down I’m going down the Hungrytown Road ‘Til I reach the place I belong. I got married when I was just a young girl And I’d never seen much of the world I learned how to fight with the ones that I love And to pay for the words that I said. Well I saved and I worked everyday But I never seemed to put much away It’s too low a price for a life that’s so dear So I guess I’ll be moving along I look up at the mountains so high Their treetops are brushing the sky And I know there’s a road that leads past those hills But I wonder how far it will take me.
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Through the hills as the streams do flow That’s the way she always seems to go. As autumn trees burn against the sky So shines the color in my true love’s eyes. The summer grass it grows green and high And bows before her as she walks by November chill turns the fields to gold And I hate to leave her but I’m bound to go. Jumping high you can catch the sun Turn the clock back when the day is done Teach the sea to forsake the shore Stop the young men marching on to war.
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Hungrytown's first album, featuring multiple instrumentalists that included Mike & Ruthy and the Virginia Ramblers. Photography by Gentl & Hyers and cover design by Hatch Show Print.

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released May 1, 2008

Rebecca Hall: guitar, vocals.
Ken Anderson: background vocals, drums, electric bass, harmonica, organ, percussion, piano.

Zack Deming: banjo.
Charles Frazier: guitar.
Eric Lee: violin.
Michael Merenda: banjo.
Ruth Ungar Merenda: violin.
Suzanne Mueller: cello.
Donny Shifflett: acoustic bass.
Jeff Vogelgesang: guitar, mandolin.

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Hungrytown Townshend, Vermont

After more than fifteen years of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.

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