Snake Mountain Blues

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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

credits

from Lonely to Lonesome, released September 25, 2015
Snake Mountain Blues
(Written by Townes Van Zandt. Arrangement by The Randy Abel Stable with a special thanks to Jonathan Heeter)

Randy Abel – Lead Vocals and Harmonica
Johnny Bing – Bass
Josh Dyer – Acoustic Guitar
Yusi Liu – Acoustic Guitar and Electric Guitar
Peter Schloss – Banjo and Electric Guitar
Parker Trevathan – Mandolin and Percussion

“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

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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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