A travelogue is a record of a journey: an account of roads traveled and places visited. This is a catalogue of stuff we’ve seen, heard and done. Some of the songs are old, written years ago but never recorded, some of them we wrote specifically for this album.
All of them were recorded live, with no overdubs. You can hear a chair creak, breathe and finger on fret board. Our songs are about being humans on the road of life.
It’s customary to “Launch” a new CD so we’d love to invite you to celebrate with us.
Oscar’s Alehouse – Sat 9th July
Some Velvet Morning – Sun 17th July – with support from The Stragglers
The Wheatsheaf Hotel – Adelaide – 16th September
We’ll be pluggin’ it on radio too over the week –
thanks to Denise Hylands and David Heard!
3 – 5pm Thurs 14th July
2 – 4pm Sat 16th July
Making a CD is a collaborative process and we’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that helped us on the road.
All 13 songs were recorded live by a collection of beautiful vintage microphones by Matt Walker and Rowan Matthews at Stovepipe Studios, the album was produced by Matt Walker and mastered at Deluxe Mastering by Adam Dempsey. Our current bio was penned by Elizabeth Williams.
If you want to buy a digital copy of the album please head here and follow the links to your preferred music purveyor. If you would like a physical disc, you old fashioned soul, please email us to arrange purchase. slimdime[@]gmail.com
To listen to Travelogue go here.
Folk ask about our lyrics – so here they are………….
Bony Flowers - Land/Williams/Taylor Bony Flowers flies a gypsy moth her dusty wings have eyes Bony Flowers is tall and lean ancient, old and wise Bony Flowers snaps her gum blows clouds that pop on her chin she keeps loose change and feathers pockets full of air to keep them in Bony Flowers and her gypsy moth their bones have welded their skin is patched ragged their hearts nearly melded Leaves snail tracks, plane trail silver thread unwounding over patch worked ground verdant green velvet, button and pearl Bony Flowers is a gypsy moth dusty wings clear eyes one thousand feet and rising that’s the way, this story flies
I’m Satisfied – John Smith Hurt I’m Satisfied, tickled too old enough to marry you I’m Satisfied, it’s gonna bring you back First in the country, then in the town I’m a total shaker from my naval on down There was a time that she treated me fine Send all them shivers up and down my spine I pull my dress down to my knees give my total all to whom ever I please Bless my Soul what’s wrong with me? I’m a shakin’ like a leaf on a fuzzy tree I’m Satisfied, tickled too old enough to marry you I’m Satisfied, it’s gonna bring you back
Mary Jane - Land/Taylor Oh Mary Jane Tell me your game What’s in a name you’re still the same I’ve nothin’ left to gain My Mary Jane Oh Mary Jane leaving is the aim escape without pain slowly going sane I’ve nothin’ left to say My Mary Jane Oh Mary Jane I can hear the rain on my window pane running down my brain time to break the chain My Mary Jane Oh Mary Jane you can never be tamed moving with the grain unknown despite your fame lost inside the frame My Mary Jane Oh Mary Jane I’m so glad that you came I was a little lame in a lot of pain now I’ve gone and changed My Mary Jane Oh Mary Jane Farewell is the aim leaving in the rain solitude’s OK thank you once again My Mary Jane
In the Shadow of the Mountainside - Land/Taylor In the shadow of the mountainside cold as the grave too late to save my soul Surely it must be endtimes whiskey in my veins nicotine stains on my fingers on my nails and on my eyes Silence in the cold blue morning light alone in the pale locked in the jail of my mind Bottomless well deep in my soul cup that never fills bruise on the hills iron in my chest and in my arm In the shadow of the mountainside cold as the grave too late to save my soul
Circling the Wagon - Land/Taylor
Estelle - Land/Taylor The house was old And falling down Cockroaches crawled up out of the ground She answered the ad We needed her rent It was my fault the money was spent She was so thin Ugly as sin I know you shouldn’t judge - it’s only skin She was using & I didn’t know My flatmate did & asked her to go Her last three houses burned right down Up in flames burned to the ground All she had left, all that she owned Were four blurred photos & a stained t-shirt I could’ve been sorry I should’ve been sad I was so young I didn’t care She moved on Went away No-one was sorry that she didn’t stay If I knew then what I know now You can’t go backwards anyhow People come & People go Some you don’t really get to know
I see you now - Land/Taylor I’ve been watching you now for the longest time wondering who you are and what goes on in your mind I see you now Haven’t slept well at night in the longest time wondering where you are now and if you’re alright If I could see you now If I could see you right now I’d apologise I wasn’t thinking clearly when I spoke my mind If I could see you now If you were here right now and I could see your eyes Then I’d know if you were smiling or if you were crying If I could see you now I must have met you in a thousand lives you’re so familiar I feel I know your eyes I see you now I’ve been watching you now for the longest time wondering who you are and what goes on in your mind I see you now
One Room - Land/Taylor And the night comes rollin’ in creepin’ up the valley walls the chill creeps in my bones as the darkness quietly falls Do I see a blade that yr holdin’ in yr fist? Do I hear those words from the lips that I have kissed? And the wind begins to blow howlin’ in the trees yr not smilin’ now as yr down there on yr knees Darlin’ when I found you like an angel from above you & me we fit each other tighter than a glove And the flowers start to bloom on the mountainside the days are getting’ longer and yr right there by my side The promises we made were golden in the light sugar candy melting in the sweetness of our height And the nights are hot & close the days are long & bright I can’t see my edges anymore in the night When we went out dancin’ you held me oh so tight but yr eyes they were roamin’ to the left & to the right And the leaves begin to fall all golden, red & bright everything is falling apart in my mind You say that you love me that I’m the only one last time you were lyin’ so I gots me a gun And the rain begins to fall on the roof above my head crimson tide is risin’ up the walls of my shed The silence spreads in waves unbroken in the night the moon she rises slowly up the dark blue mountainside
The Code of the Mountains - H. Taylor, K. Davis & P. McAdory There’s a code of the mountains, way down in the backwoods There’s a code of the mountains, and an unwritten law There Harry and Joe Brown, way down in the backwoods There Harry and Joe Brown, shot Charlie McGraw They caught him at daybreak, way down in the backwoods They caught him at daybreak, down on his knees He pleaded for mercy, way down in the backwoods He pleaded for mercy, but they heard not their pleas Said Harry to Charlie, way down in the backwoods Said Harry to Charlie, you thought you were sly But the code of the mountains, way down in the backwoods The code of the mountains, says you must die He loaded his rifle, way in the backwoods He loaded his rifle, Joe loaded up too One shot and another, way down in the backwoods One shot and another, and then it was through They buried poor Charlie, way down in the backwoods They buried poor Charlie, without any prayer The code of the mountains, way down in the backwoods The code of the mountains, is the only law there Deep in the earth now, down in the backwoods Deep in the earth now, lies Charlie McGraw For the code of the mountains, way down in the backwoods The code of the mountains is the unwritten law
The Leaving Song - Land/Taylor Sally’s packing up the bar and callin’ out, “last drinks”, washing all the dregs of beer and ciggies down the sink. It’s the tail end of a long night, the kind that just won’t end. The same old crowd of punters driving her right round the bend. Sam’s still sitting at the bar, been sitting there all week. His Mrs upped and left him after 13 angry years. He shoulda seen it coming: he couldn’t be surprised. Still he can’t forget the wounded look deep in her eyes It’s something we all know without having to be told when it’s time to go you’d better go Em and John have been together now for 20 years, stuck it out together through the heartbreak, laughs and tears. Now she can’t remember, who it was she loved, that happy young man that she married - vanished into dust. They talk in different languages, lead their separate lives, quiet daggers stabbed in backs using just their eyes. Judy’s gonna stick it out, doesn’t wanna quit. She’s gonna keep on hanging on to get her little bit. She knows she’s bloody earned it, it’s her bloody due, and if she doesn’t get it, well, maybe she’ll sue!
Lil Darlin - Land/Taylor You have been by my side for so long Lil’ Darlin’ You’re there in the morn and in the night You have been by my side for so long Lil’ Darlin’ My one, Lil’ Darlin’ my light I will be with you ‘til the end Lil’ Darlin’ There in the dark and in the light I will be with you ‘til the end Lil’ Darlin’ My one, Lil’ Darlin’ my light I have walked by your side so long Lil’ Darlin’ I can feel your hand in mine You have been so long by my side Lil’ Darlin’ My one, Lil’ Darlin’ my light You are there when I close my eyes Lil’ Darlin’ You’re there inside my heart I have been so long by your side Lil’ Darlin’ My one, Lil’ Darlin’ my light
Comin Home - Land/Taylor Oh don’t you roam Oh don’t you go Oh don’t you roam So doggonne far from home Oh don’t you cry Oh don’t you sigh Oh don’t you cry Until I’m dead and gone Oh don’t you know Oh where to go? Oh don’t you know This long and lonely road Darlin don’t you cry You’re the apple of my eye Darlin don’t you cry Until I’m dead and gone Oh you must know This hard and heavy load Oh you must know this long and dusty road Oh all alone Please help me find my home Nowhere left to go Lord, please let me go Oh Lonesome Road So lost and alone Oh Lonesome Road Lord, please bring him home Oh Lonesome Road So far from home Oh Lonesome Road Lord, I’m coming home
Lay Down My Ole Guitar - Land/Taylor I am travelin’ down that road leaving off my heavy load havin’ journeyed long & hard through near & far I am not far now my dear If you listen you will hear as I lay down my ole guitar I will lay down my ole guitar and we’ll sing that ole song one more time come on round you good ole friends and we’ll sing ‘till the end and then I’ll lay down my ole guitar I am weary let me rest waitin’ for that final test nothin’ left for me to do for me to say Can you hear our ole time band Lord we travelled this wide land can’t you hear the music as it plays I have done the best I can I would do it all again I have tried with all my heart to keep the beat I’d rather be your shot of whiskey than be everyone’s cup of tea you can pour me on now I’ll take it neat