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Gulf Coast Hghway
by Flowers/Griffith/Hooker/Colgems/Linchell/Irving
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Gulf coast highway, he worked the rails
He worked the rice fields with their cold dark wells.
He worked the oilrigs in the Gulf of Mexico
The only thing we've ever owned is this old house here by the road.

And when he dies he says he'll catch some blackbird's wing
And we will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet blue bonnet spring.

She walked through springtime when I was home.
The days were sweet. Our nights were warm.
The seasons changed, the jobs would come.
The flowers fade, and this old house felt so alone
When the work took me away.

And when she dies she says she'll catch some blackbird's wing
And she will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet blue bonnet spring

Highway 90, the jobs are gone.
We tend our garden. We set the sun.
This is the only place on Earth blue bonnets grow
And once a year they come and go
At this old house here by the road.

And when we die we say we'll catch some blackbird's wing
And we will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet blue bonnet spring.

Yes when we die we say we'll catch some blackbird's wing
And we will fly away together
Come some sweet blue bonnet spring.


Notes: 

Cynthia Peterson – lead vocals
Alan Klien – lead vocals, guitar
Dave Lyman – guitar
Chuck Cole – mandolin
Wes Peterson – harmonica

Dave: I love this song; it is one that becomes almost a spiritual experience when we play it. You will not hear any better harmonies than the ones done here between Cynthia and Alan. They are tight and unique. I only wish the song lasted longer.  

News:

2018 is another good year for Vintage Fare and, so far, we've played some fun gigs, with more to come.

We also began performing at Bella Bru in Carmichael, a great coffee shop & restaurant that includes the Luna Lounge. We're generally there the first saturday of each month.

Check our calendar for upcoming events.


 



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