Brooklyn Girl

from by Herb & Hanson

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You ever been to that place down town with the lantern o’er the door?
It’s got a Brooklyn girl working there. She’ll have you crawling back for more.
Well she says she’s a Christian but she’s sinning every day.
You gotta practice what you preach. It makes a difference. Or so they say.
Patty come to save me with a smile draped on her face.
I say, “Sorry I gotta go now. Feeling a little too outta place.”
So we head down to that barroom and start drinking up that wine.
My girl is dancing on the tables. She’s feeling mighty fine.
But the keep calls the policeman. And he says he’ll be right down.
So we got ten drinks to go and we started out of town.
That’s where we met a traveling salesman trading whiskey for a smile.
And we saw a smiling traveler. He’d been drinking for a while.
And we saw a man on one knee getting ready for the fall.
He thinks he can change things. Make them better for us all.
Then we tried to hitch a ride back to the place from where we’d come.
A car came in from the west. Riding right next to the sun.
The man told us how it was and we all jumped inside.
He took us straight to the jailhouse. We didn’t thank him for the ride.


from Awakeness, released February 15, 2011



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American roots duo Herb and Hanson features two songwriters expressing themselves with little more than a guitar, a mandolin and their respective voices. Incorporating the sounds of America's oldest influences of blues, folk and rag, into their songwriting, this prodigious pair seeks to relay these traditions in a contemporary way for their audience to ruminate. ... more

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