Old Joe Brook

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In Sackville, New Brunswick is a creek in the backwoods called the Old Joe Brook.

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Old Joe caught twenty-seven trout
Early Wednesday morning 'fore the sun come out
Old Joe by Wednesday night
Had eaten every one of them and gotten in a fight

Is the Old Joe Brook still running
Running like it always did before
That old stream is full of fish
Runs as cold as you could wish
It'd be a shame if the Old Joe was no more

Old Joe stole the Twenty-Seven Train
Early Wednesday morning 'fore the sun was seen
Old Joe before the day was full
Had run that train right out of town and shoveled all the coal

Is the Old Joe Train still running
Running like it always did before
If that train still runs on time I'll be home by Saturday night
It'd be a shame if the Old Joe ran no more

Old Joe took to his heels and fled
Early Wednesday morning 'fore the cops were out of bed
Old Joe before the sun went down
Had got those coppers off his trail and headed back to town

Is the Old Joe Man still running
Running like he always did before
If Old Joe is ever caught
He'll have to answer for a lot
It'd be a shame if poor Old Joe was no more

Be a sham if poor Old Joe was no more

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from Raisin' Heck, released July 29, 2017

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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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