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Buckdancers Moon

from The Diver by Bob Wright and Harbortown Revue

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© Bob Wright (key of G)
when the airs too full of fiddle tunes and the dancers are worn out
you need some old buck dancers to dance those fiddles down

cause fiddle tunes don’t disappear and they don’t stay in the room
they keep on risin’ upwards till they bounce right off the moon
the moon it turns an eerie blue and sends the tunes back down
and all the old buck dancers rise back up from the ground


they hike their pants and begin to dance
at the edge of the sleepy town
and their high-topped boots flatten out the roots
of the trees for miles around
those spirits start to stompin’ when they hear those fiddle tunes
and they dance all night in the pale blue light
of the old buckdancers moon

it happens every year or so and the tunes are extra hot
and they hold a ghostly contest to see what all they got
there’s a one-armed man who leads the dance
and even Old Joe Clark
and when they start to movin’ all the dogs begin to bark
the people in the village think they’re howlin’ at the moon
but if you listen close enough they’re howlin’ right in tune


they boil that cabbage down boys and do the chicken reel
they do si do in a ghostly show rockin’ toe to heel
and when the tunes are over and the air is sweet and clear
they’re slappin’ backs and makin’ tracks until they disappear
so fiddlers rosin up your bows and do what you do best
fill the air for another year while the old buckdancers rest


from The Diver, released January 1, 2008


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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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