Brother Green

by Redwood River Band

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released December 9, 2018

Recorded by Gary Hughes at The Barn in Arthington, May 2018
Mastered by Carl Rosamund at The Billiard Room


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Redwood River Band Leeds, UK

Old Time Acoustic trio based in Leeds, England.

Simon Robinson - Vocals, Banjo, Guitar
Naomi Moores - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Clarinet
Alice Phelps - Vocals, Double Bass

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Track Name: Brother Green
Oh brother Green, oh come to me,
For I am shot and bleeding,
Now I must die, no more to see,
My wife and my dear children.

The foreign foe has laid me low,
On this cold ground to suffer,
Stay brother stay and lay me away,
And write my wife a letter.

Tell her that I’m prepared to die,
And want to meet her in heaven,
Since I believed in the Lord above,
My sins are all forgiven.

My little ones, I love them well,
Oh could I once more see them,
That I might bid them a long farewell,
But we will meet in heaven.

Go tell my wife she must not grieve,
Oh kiss my dear little children,
For they will call for me in vain,
When I am gone to heaven.

Oh brother I am dying now,
Oh see I die so easy,
Oh surely death has lost it’s sting,
Because I love my Jesus.
Track Name: Green Rocky Road
When I go to Baltimore
I need no carpet on my floor
Come along and follow me
And we'll go down to Galilee

Green, green rocky road
Promenade in green
Tell me who you love
Tell me who you love
Who do you love

See that bird up in the sky
He don’t walk cause he can fly
He don’t walk and he don't run,
He just flies in to the sun

Green rocky road
Promenade in green
Tell me who do you love
Tell me who do you love
Who do you love

Ooka dooka soda cracker,
Does your Momma chew tobacca
If your Momma chews tobacca,
Oooka dooka soda cracker
Track Name: St. James Infirmary Blues
I went down to St. James Infirmary
To see my baby there,
She was lyin' on a long white table,
So sweet, so cool, so fair.

I went up to see the doctor,
"She's very low," he said;
I went back to see my baby
Good God! She's lying there dead.

I went down to old Joe's barroom,
On the corner by the square
They were serving the drinks as usual,
And the usual crowd was there.

On my left stood old Joe McKennedy,
His eyes were bloodshot red;
As he turned to the crowd around him,
These are the words he said:

Let her go, let her go, God bless her;
Wherever she may be
She may search the wide world over
And never find a better man than me

Now that's the end of my story
Let's have another round of booze
And if anyone should ask you just tell them
I've got the St. James Infirmary blues
Track Name: Glory of Love
Give a little, take a little
Let your poor heart bleed just a little
Baby, that's the glory of love

Laugh a little, cry a little
Until the clouds roll by just a little
And baby, that's the glory of love

As long as there's the two of us
We've got the world and its charms
And when the world is through with us
We've got each other's arms

Baby now, win just a little, lose a little
Sometimes have the blues just a little
'Cause baby, that's the glory of love.

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