Lonely to Lonesome

by The Randy Abel Stable

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"Lonely to Lonesome" the second official release written, produced and recorded by Beijing's favorite Americana band, The Randy Abel Stable, is now available. Stream or download it now in high-quality MP3, FLAC or other formats. For more information about The Stable, follow us on Facebook.

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released September 25, 2015

The Randy Abel Stable are:

Randy Abel
Johnny Bing
Josh Dyer
Yusi Liu
Peter Schloss
Parker Trevathan

Lonely to Lonesome
Produced by: Peter Schloss
Recorded at: Moonsound Productions, Beijing, China
Recording Engineer: John Thompson
Mixed and Mastered by: Peter Schloss, except for “Snake Mountain Blues” which was mixed and mastered by John Thompson

All lyrics by Randy Abel and music and arrangement by The Randy Abel Stable, except "Snake Mountain Blues" which was written by Townes Van Zandt and arranged by The Randy Abel Stable

Original album artwork by Randy Abel
Black and white band photograph by 69

“Snake Mountain Blues” written by Townes Van Zandt
© Columbia Music Inc (ASCAP) 1969 and used under license.
Lyrics © BMG Right Management US LLC and used under license.

“Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong © Motown Records Corp 1972 and used under license.

℗ The Randy Abel Stable 2015 © The Randy Abel Stable 2015

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The Randy Abel Stable Beijing, China

The Randy Abel Stable is an Americana or Alt-Country band from Beijing. Formed in 2011, The Randy Abel Stable combines honky tonk, country, bluegrass and blues to produce a unique sound that has been described as having "the realism and sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the imagery and lyricism of Hank Williams Sr. and the excitement and raw energy of the Ramones." ... more

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Track Name: Snake Mountain Blues
Snake Mountain Blues

Mr ten dollar man
Let me tell where you're bound
Drink your green liquor, lord
You'll roll to the ground
But you come around here
With your money in your hand
Taste of my woman
Well, you die where you stand

Snake Mountain's gonna crumble, lord
And fall from the sky
Before that woman of mine
Stops tellin' her lies
If I'd die, lord, she'd weep
She'd weep and she'd mourn
Soon as I was buried
Forget I'd been born

Snake Mountain Blues
Have got me down low
I could die in the morning
But no one would know
My woman come around
My body she'd find
Go down to Dundee
And have her a time

Well a black skin woman
Won't do you no harm
Slow start moaning
She don't moan for long
But a yellow headed woman
Brings nothing but pain
Takes all you give her
Leaves only shame

My daddy, lord, he rides
On a long holy train
First winds of winter
I'll see him again
And it's farewell to this
Yellow headed misery I've known
Snake Mountain's calling
Calling me home

Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
Papa was a rollin' stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All that he left was alone

Snake Mountain Blues
Got me down low
I could die in the morning
But no one would know
My woman come around
My body she'd find
Go down to Dundee
And have her a time
Track Name: Lonely to Lonesome
Lonely to Lonesome

From lonely to lonesome is a dark stretch of time
Up in solitary for a partnerin’ crime
It’s a distance you measure by the walls that you climb
From lonely to lonesome takes a stark turn of mind

If you don’t know the difference, you ain’t known either one
Not the lonely that hits you when you’ve lost your someone
Nor the lonesome that follows if you don’t come undone
‘Cause one to the other there’s a gauntlet to run

If you see me out smilin', then the lonesome’s kicked in
Maybe lonely got drowned-out by whiskey and gin
Or just a lonesome delusion’s clouded my head again
Either way, I’m surviving, should you ask how I’ve been

From lonely to lonesome is a dark stretch of time
Up in solitary for a partnerin’ crime
It’s a distance you measure by the walls that you climb
From lonely to lonesome takes a stark turn of mind

I’m a lone semantician, you might be thinkin' by now
Why should I parse definitions in a song, anyhow?
Because you find it a joke, dear, to see me furrow my brow
When lonely to lonesome is all the range you allow

From lonely to lonesome is a dark stretch of time
Up in solitary for a partnerin’ crime
It’s a distance you measure by the walls that you climb
From lonely to lonesome takes a stark turn of mind
From lonely to lonesome is a dark stretch of time
Track Name: Leaving Me Incrementally
Leaving Me Incrementally

Your leaving me incrementally
Has turned me upside-down
You come to take a few small things
Back to your side of town
Lord knows this weren’t no sudden split
I’ll likely come around
But your leavin me incrementally
Has slowly dragged me down

Losing you’s blown all out of proportion
What little feel I’ve left for Love and Fortune
Our house is less a home by micro measures
As you drop by to loot our worldly treasures

Three-eighths of the time I feign not knowin
The quarter of my soul that’s glad you’re goin
Of heartache’s pain I’ve yet but felt a fraction
This lonliness is all slo-mo reaction

Your leaving me incrementally
Has turned me upside-down
You come to take a few small things
Back to your side of town
Lord knows this weren’t no sudden split
I’ll likely come around
But your leavin me incrementally
Has slowly dragged me down