Buttonwillow EP

by Smithfield Bargain

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released December 6, 2014

All songs composed by Smithfield Bargain except for "Oh! Susanna," written by Stephen Collins Foster. "Oh! Susanna" recorded and mixed by Mike Wendland at Beer City Studios in Van Nuys, CA. All other tracks mixed and mastered by Stefan Litrownik at D-spot Studios in Burbank, CA.

Album artwork and graphic design by Melanie Santillan at Estudio Santillan

Featuring:
Connor Vance: Fiddle on 1
Connor McElwain: Trumpet on 1, 3, and 5
William Logan: Drumset on all, washboard on 5, spoons on 2
Andrew Katz: Accordion on 2
Eric Hargett: Baritone Sax on 3

Smithfield Bargain is
Sri Panchalam: Vocals
Daniel Landau: Guitar, vocals, banjo, and ukulele on 1, clarinet on 3
David Landau: Cello, vocals, upright bass, kazoo, and whistling

Smithfield Bargain would like to thank all of you who have supported us in the past and continue to support us in the present and into the future. High-fives to all, and to all a high-five!

© 2014 Smithfield Bargain Music LLC
℗ 2014 Portly Gentleman, ASCAP

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Smithfield Bargain Los Angeles, California

Smithfield Bargain, a troupe of speakeasy folksters with sly vaudevillian charm, began in late 2009 when a sassy young lady in a pretty dress met two ruggedly handsome, stylish brothers in a room with a vacant piano. Tea was had. Songs were made. Ironically, sans piano. Then along came a wry jazz cat to lend a backbeat to their melodies, and extra pep in your step. And so it was. Just for you. ... more

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Track Name: Buttonwillow
Buttons on the willow of your windowsill
Underneath the piles of paper left there by
the older giants
they live in the hillsides
travelling in the pockets of a wayward son

I had a plan
I had a plan
try to understand
head in the air
under the stairs
won't you hold my hand?

Searching for the center of some cinnamon synonym
where you say that something can be found
I don't like it when you give me things
just to take them back later
take it on out
take it to the streets
the house
the underground waterways

I had a plan
I had a plan
try to understand
head in the air
under the stairs
won't you hold my hand?

Motor control the learning
Smoke comes from fire
fire comes from wood
wood comes from trees
trees come from earth
earth is in space
and space is in space

I had a plan
I had a plan
try to understand
head in the air
under the stairs
won't you hold my hand?
Track Name: Darling
Darling
You sounded forlorn when you called
on the telephone this morning
Asked why (asked why)
You said you'd been gone
in the maelstrom that'd been forming
but I'm glad you found this line to bide some time

You'll be alright
you'll be ok
I'm fine with you
It just so happens
I'll sing you this song
and we'll be along
oh believe me, do
I'll never let the bad things come

Sweetheart
you seem to think I'm full of lies
that I'm dreaming of some other bright place (bright place)
This world is just not very nice
You'll take your chances on another
please stay
and I will find a sun that shines

La La La

You'll be alright
you'll be ok
I'm fine with you
It just so happens
I'll sing you this song
and we'll be along
oh believe me, do
I'll never let the bad things come
Track Name: Keepin' with the times
Trying with my mind
it's getting closer
could not find the words
there goes communication
I got things to find
forgetting is so easy
as soon as by the time
we get there we start all over

go
stop
wait here for more instructions (x3)


wait there's goes another one
I shoulda known better
but fire is fire and oh my
I tried to keep myself in line
but all this push and pull is fashionable
you're more inclined to keep in line with the times
thicken up your skin and then let's...


go
stop
wait here for more instructions (x3)


Listening to myself
hard to hear another soul
when I need so much help
there simply is no other way
could it be I can't see
even words in front of me
too much shine, too much light
maybe it's just time for me to...

(awesome trumpet solo)

go
stop
wait here for more instructions (x3)
Track Name: Oh! Susanna
I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee
I'm going to Louisiana
my true love for to see
the sun so hot I froze to death
Susanna don't you cry

Oh! Susanna
Oh don't you cry for me
I come from Alabama
with a banjo on my knee

I had a dream the other night
when everything was still
I dreamed I saw Susanna, dear
a-comin' down the hill
A buckwheat cake was in her mouth
a tear was in her eye
says I'm a-comin' from the south
Susanna don't you cry

Oh! Susanna
Oh don't you cry for me
I come from Alabama
with a banjo on my knee

I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee
I'm going to Louisiana
my true love for to see

Oh! Susanna
Oh don't you cry for me
I come from Alabama
with a banjo on my knee
Track Name: Warm Whispers
Warm whispers of warning signs
greet my ears in shade of clouds
Warm whispers of warning signs
Seem to be the only sound
(Honey read the writing!)

Take, take what you haven't seen
but leave the rest for little ol' me

try, try yourself on for me
and you might see a clearer scene

Warm whispers of warning signs
greet my ears in shade of clouds
Warm whispers of warning signs
Seem to be the only sound
(Honey read the writing!)

Walk, walk on down to the street
without a care of where or why

With a little lovin' care
there may appear a sight to see
(I dare not speak about it)


Warm whispers of warning signs
greet my ears in shade of clouds
Warm whispers of warning signs
Seem to be the only sound
(Honey read the writing!)