Boxcar Betty Blues

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Got that iron beneath my feet
That rhythm in my head
No cotton sheets on easy street
Got a boxcar for my bed
I'm gonna ride that freight train 'til I'm dead

The railroad bulls are friends of mine
Smokestacks smell like home
And until I hop a suicide ride
These crossties are my bones
I'm gonna ride that freight train 'til I'm gone

Well I don't know but I've been told
That freight train, she don't grow old

There's still a train upon this track
Still water in that well
Still answers in your almanac
And histories to tell
I'm gonna ride that freight train straight to hell


from Raisin' Heck, released July 29, 2017
Words and music by Esther Wheaton
Esther Wheaton - banjo, vocals
Dave Pike - mandolin, vocals
Michelle Horel - banjolele, vocals
Stuart Cybulskie - double bass
Julia Narveson - fiddle



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Onion Honey Waterloo, Ontario

A pair of pseudo-gingers with banjos, Esther Wheaton and David Pike started playing music together around the same time they started cooking together and watching dozens of astronomy documentaries together; the result is a deliciously stellar blend of old-time and jug-band music that will tug at heartstrings and set feet a-tappin'. They hail from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. ... more

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