The Honeysuckle Possums

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This is the Honeysuckle Possums first CD release. We are thoroughly excited about the new CD and hope you are too. We spent lots of time recording and mixing to get it right, thanks to all of our fans who made it possible!! We appreciate you!!

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released May 4, 2014

All vocals performed by the Honeysuckle Possums
All instruments played by the Honeysuckle Possums
Original songs on CD: High Mountain Girl (Nicola Gordon/Susan Marie Reeves), I Like You (Nicola Gordon), Living In My Car (Rebecca Troon), Be Well In The Valley (Nicola Gordon/Susan Marie Reeves), You Made Me Laugh (Rebecca Troon)
Executive producers: The Honeysuckle Possums
Producers: The Honeysuckle Possums & Robinson Eikenberry
Recording Engineer: Robinson Eikenberry
Mastering: Eric Conn, Indpendent Mastering
Photography: Richard Salas

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Honeysuckle Possums Santa Barbara, California

The Honeysuckle Possums are a high-energy, all-woman band, playing bluegrass, originals & old-time mountain music.
The 3 lead singers, Nicola Gordon (fiddle/ukulele); Susan Marie Reeves (guitar/strumstick/ukulele) and Rebecca Troon (banjo/fiddle/bodhran/tin whistle) are all songwriters. Lisa Macker plays stand up bass/mandolin & sings harmonies. Ruth Alpert is an Appalachian-style flat-footer
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Track Name: Get Down Boys
Get down boys, go back home
back to the girl you love.
Treat her right, never wrong
How mountain girls can love.

I was riding thru the night in the high cold wind
on the trail of that old lonesome pine.
Thinking of you and feeling so blue
Wondering why I ever left you behind.

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Do you remember the night when we walked in the lane
Our hearts were gay and happy then.
And you whispered to me as I held you tight
How I wished this night would never end.
Track Name: High Mountain Girl
You're my wild flower baby, you're my honeysuckle thrill, you're my wild rose blooming, come and cover my hill
You're my porridge in the morning, you're my whiskey at night, you're my magpie on the mountain, come on baby, hold me tight

Oh darling, dosey doe me, give me a twirl, swing me round the dance floor, I'm your high mountain girl

You're my scarecrow in the corn fields, you're my hushpuppie pie, you're my raccoon in the green beans, you keep me satisfied
You're my corn and mashed potatoes, you're my little lightenin' bug, you're my sunshine on the clover, it's you I'm thinking of
Track Name: I Like You
I like the sun, I like the sky, I like the dew and I like you
I like the jacarandas purpling the street, I like it when you call, I like it when we meet

Oh, I like you, I like you a lot (chorus)

I like the twerping of the bird's call, I like the spring and I like the fall
Did I say how much I like you? I like you a lot, you're so cool, you're so hot

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And it seems the more I like you, the more I like the rest of my life
And it seems the more I like you, it's contagious, like a beautiful dream

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Track Name: Walls Of Time
The wind is blowing cross the mountains
Down on the valley way below.
It sweeps the grave of my darling
When I die that's where I want to go.

Lord send the angels for my darling
And take him to that home on high
I'll wait my time out here on earth love
And come to you when I die.

I hear a voice out in the darkness
It moans and whispers through the pines
I know it's my sweetheart a calling
I hear him through the walls of time

Our names are carved upon the tombstone
I promised you before you died
Our love will bloom forever darling
When we rest side by side.
Track Name: Living In My Car
Living in my car, living in my car, here on the dark side of town,
well the engine broke, so I don't get far, I reckon you could say I settled down (chorus)

Sometimes in the winter it gets mighty cold, but the rain makes a beautiful sound, falling on the hood, tapping on the roof, and splashing on the pavement all around

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I've got a solar oven on the dashboard here to heat up food that I found,
dining's in the front, bedroom's in the back, and the radio makes a happy sound

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Well my neck gets stiff and my hip gets sore until I get up and move em all around, I got a piece of rug to stretch out on, so I don't do my yoga on the ground

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Now I cover all the windows and lock all the doors at night when my fears get strong, when I wake up in the morning and I'm still here, then I start to hum a little song

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Scared of getting tickets for sleeping in my car, god knows I hate doing time, but some rich lawyers in the land of the free decided being broke was a crime
Track Name: Be Well In The Valley
Be well in the valley
Be well on your own
Be well in the valley
So far from home

Be well with your children
Be well with your wife
Be well in the valley
Dream of me tonight (chorus)

Last time I saw you
You held me so tight
I could have just died there
Our love was so right

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But now I just hear your voice whisper my name
You chose another love nothing’s the same

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Track Name: Waterbound
Chickens crowing in the old pine tree
Chickens crowing in the old pine tree
Chickens crowing in the old pine tree
down in North Carolina

Water bound and I can't get home
Water bound and I can't get home
Water bound and I can't get home
Down in North Carolina.

Say old man I want your daughter
Say old man I want your daughter
Say old man I want your daughter
down in North Carolina.

Tell me boy what you want her for
Tell me boy what you want her for
Tell me boy what you want her for
Down in North Carolina.

To make my bread and share my water
To make my bread and share my water
To make my bed and share my water
down in North Carolina.

If you don't let her go we're gonna run away
If you don't let her go we're gonna run away
If you don't let her go we're gonna run away
down in North Carolina.
Track Name: You Are My Sunshine
Beyond the night, dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamt I held you in my arms
But when I woke, dear, I was mistaken
and I hung my head, and cried

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away (chorus)

I'll always love you and make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me to love another,
You'll regret it all some day

You told me once dear you truly loved me
And no one else could come between
But now you've left me to love another
You have shattered all my dreams
Track Name: Cluck Ol' Hen
My old hen, a good old hen
She lays eggs for the railroad men
Sometimes one and sometimes ten
That's enough for the railroad men

Cluck old hen cluck and sing
Ain't laid an egg since late last spring
Cluck old hen cluck and squall
Ain't laid an egg since late last fall

Had an old hen, she had a wooden leg
best little hen that ever laid an egg
she laid more eggs than the hens around the farm
another little drink wouldn't do me no harm

My old hen, a good old hen
She lays eggs for the railroad men
Sometimes one, sometimes two
Sometimes enough for the whole dang crew
Track Name: You Made Me Laugh
You made me laugh evey time I saw you
I cried and cried, when you were gone
Sweet love and music go on forever
I lift my voice up and carry on (chorus)

Good times, that's what you said
with a smile and a wave and a bob of your head
Grubbin' and rapping was vivedly fun
Down at the raggin' Cajun

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Technique and passion, you had it all
Your music flowing like a waterfall
May Day, May Day all the girls cry
Our love for you will never die

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You played births and weddings and rock and roll
Every moment historical, thanks mega for the epic time
I'm so glad that you were mine

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