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1. BLIND SPOT (Greg Trooper)

Ger Wolfe: Vocals, Martin Leahy: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Accordion,

Mandolin; Áine Whelan: Backing Vocals

 

She’s got a crazy streak, she’s got a gentle touch

She’s got a painter’s eye, I think she’s got it way too much.

She’s got a perfect smile; she’s got a child’s dreams.

When she looks in your eyes, you swear she sees everything

 

But every love affair is troubled from the start.

She’s got a blind spot in her heart.

 

She’s got a crazy laugh, everyone loves to hear.

When you’re afraid you’ll crash, she’ll take the wheel and steer.

She’s got you and she’s got me, falling in love again.

It breaks my heart to see she’s making believe with him.

 

Her brand new love affair is breaking her apart

She’s got a blind spot in her heart    

 

She tells me everything is fine; she likes a rough and tumble time;

She’s going all the way this time - don’t try and change her mind.

And when it comes to my life’s mess, she’s always got the right idea.

For you and me she knows what’s best -

 

But with her own love affair she’s completely in the dark -

She’s got a blind spot in her heart

She’s got a blind spot in her heart, in her heart, in her heart...

 

 

2. POND (Wayne Holmes / Alan Riggs)

Hank Wedel: Vocals; Shane Scanlon: Electric Guitar; Martin Leahy: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Pedal Steel

 

The birds are singing, the pond is full...

And me, I’m on the edge.

The wind is sleepy, the water’s cool.

And me, I’m on the edge.

I’ll take a swim to soothe my skin, to ease my heavy load.

I get the feeling I’m not alone. And I’m ready, yeah I’m ready I know.

The leaf is drifting, the stone is thrown.

And me, I’m on the edge.

The clouds are waiting, time stands still.

And me, I’m on the edge.

I take a swim to soothe my skin, to easy my heavy load.

I get the feeling I’m not alone. And I’m ready, yeah I’m ready. I’m ready to take my life.

And I’m ready to give it all.

In this world where I don’t fit in, the mermaid will catch my fall.

Her skin is so fair and I don’t care, whether I live or die.

I’m ready to take my life, and i’m ready to give it all. In this world, where is my love.

I’m ready yes I’m ready. I’m ready to take my life. And I’m ready to give it all.

In this world where I don’t fit in, the mermaid will catch my fall.

 

 

 

3. I’LL TAKE A MELODY (Allen Toussaint)

Annette Buckley: Vocals; Martin Leahy: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keys, Backing Vocals

 

I’ve seen the rain pouring down
The sky was grey with a speck of blue
Peek through a hole in the clouds
The sun was screaming, “Hey you!”

 

As you ramble through your sorrows
Seems like everything is wrong
I’m livin’ in yesterday’s tomorrows
I know something’s helping me along

 

Chorus

I’ll take a melody and see
What I can do about it
I’ll take a simple C to G
And feel brand new about it

I understand why the old fisherman
Sailed along, sailed along, sailed along
Someday, he’ll be gone.

 

I hear you talking ‘bout your troubles
Everybody’s got their troubles too
You can make them burst like bubbles
If you know just what to do…

 

Chorus

I’ll take a melody and see
What I can do about it
I’ll take a simple C to G
And feel brand new about it

I understand why the old fisherman
Sailed along, sailed along, sailed along
Some day, some day, some day, he’ll be gone…

 

Shine on, keep on shining on
Shine on, keep on shining on, shine on…
Shine on, keep on shining on

Shine on, keep on shining on, shine on…
Shine on, keep on shining on

Shine on, keep on shining on, shine on…

 

 

4. IT’LL SHINE WHEN IT SHINES (Steve Cash/John Dillon)

Hank Wedel: Vocals; Martin Leahy: Guitars, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Backing Vocals; Christy Leahy: Accordion; Brian Carroll: Backing Vocals

 

The ol’ cat on the roof, he could stand a little push
’Cause he’s got nine good lives to live
But like my Mama said, you only live ‘til you’re dead
And you got to give and give and give

There’s a pebble in the pond, rollin’ on and on
Makin’ waves and tides and ripples and rain
There’s a leaf in the wind, that don’t know where to end
Chasin’ days and ways and wishes and dreams

Seems like everyone is out lookin’ for the sun
Singin’ rain and pain on he who hesitates
But it’ll shine when it shines
You might think I’m wastin’ time
But I’m just a good ol’ boy that’s learned to wait

Whippoorwill’s in the dawn, pretty soon he’ll be gone
And he’s got one good song to sing
But like my Daddy said, it’s in your heart not your head
And you got to sing and sing and sing


There’s a window in the wall, lookin’ out on it all
Leavin’ fears and tears and troubles alone
There’s a fire in the stove, keepin’ out the cold
Warmin’ wine and winters and babies and homes

Seems like everyone is out lookin’ for the sun
Singin’ rain and pain on he who hesitates
But it’ll shine when it shines
You might think I’m wastin’ time
But I’m just a good ol’ boy that’s learned to wait
Yes, I’m just a good ol’ boy that’s learned to wait

 

 

5. SOME RISE SOME FALL (Edel Sullivan)  

 [Instrumental] Edel Sullivan: Fiddles; Martin Leahy: Guitars, Harmonium, Bass, Percussion

 

 

6. DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY (Rev. Gary Davis)

Ger Wolfe: Vocals; Tim Leahy: Accordion; Christy Leahy: Accordion; Áine Whelan: Backing Vocals; Martin Leahy: Guitar, Backing Vocals

 

Death don’t have no mercy in this land
Well, death don’t have no mercy in this land
He will come to your house and he won’t stay long
You’ll look round the room and your family will be gone
Death don’t have no mercy in this land

Death will leave you standing crying in this land
Death will leave you standing crying in this land
He will come to your house and he won’t stay long
Look round the room and your family will be gone
Death don’t have no mercy in this land

Death don’t give you time to be ready in this land

Death won’t give you time to be ready in this land

He will come to your house and he won’t stay long
Look round the room and your family will be gone

Death don’t have no mercy in this land

 

Death don’t have no mercy in this land

Death won’t have no mercy on this land

He will come to your house and he won’t stay long
Look round the room and your family will be gone

Death don’t have no mercy in this land

 

 

7. GENESIS (Jorma Kaukonen) 

Hank Wedel: Vocals; Marja Gaynor: Strings

 

Time has come for us to pause
And think of livin’ as it was
Into the future we must cross, must cross
I’d like to go with you
I’d like to go with you

You say I’m harder than a wall
A marble shaft about to fall
I love you dearer than them all
Them all, so let me stay with you
So let me stay with you

And as we walked into the day
Skies of blue had turned to gray
I might have not been clear to say, to say
I never looked away
I never looked away

And though I’m feelin’  you inside
My life is rollin’  with the tide
I’d like to see it be an open ride
Along with you, goin’ along with you

The time we borrowed from ourselves
Can’t stay within a vaulted well
And livin’  turns into a lender’s will
So let me come with you
And let me come with you

And when we came out into view
And there I found myself with you
When breathin’ felt like somethin’ new, new
Along with you, goin’ along with you

 

8. SUMMER WAGES (Ian Tyson)

Ger Wolfe: Vocals, Guitar

 

Never hit seventeen
When you play against the dealer
‘Cause you know that the odds
Won’t ride with you
Never leave your lover alone
With the petals you will grieve her
She’ll be lost, lost and gone
Like summer wages

And we’ll keep on rollin’ on
’Til we get to Vancouver
And the lady that I love
She’s living there
It’s been six long months
And more since I’ve seen her
Maybe she’s gone – oh gone
Like summer wages

In all the beer parlours
Down along the main street

The dreams of the seasons
Get spilled down on the floor
The big stands of timber
Wait there just for falling
The hustlers stand watchin’,
Waiting by the door

Oh the work on them towboats
With my slippery city shoes
Lord I swore I’d never do that again
Through the gray fog-bound straits
Where the cedars stand there waiting
I’ll be lost, lost and gone
Like summer wages

In all the beer parlours
Down along the main street

The dreams of the seasons
Get spilled down on the floor
The big stands of timber
Wait there just for falling
The hookers stand watchfully
Waiting by the door

Never hit seventeen
When you play against the dealer
You know that the odds
Won’t ride with you
And never leave your lover alone
With the petals you might grieve her
She’ll be lost, lost and gone
Like summer wages

 

All the years, lost and gone

Like summer wages
 

 

 

9. PALM SUNDAY (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)

Ger Wolfe: Vocals; Áine Whelan: Backing Vocals; Helen Murphy: Bass; Martin Leahy: Guitars, Keys, Percussion

 

The river so white, the mountain so red
and with the sunshine over my head
The honky-tonks are all closed and hushed
It looks like Palm Sunday again 

 

If I stay longer, trouble will find me
An epitaph and a sheet to wind me
A passable day for the least of men
It must be Palm Sunday again


It looks like Palm Sunday again
It must be Palm Sunday again

 

 

10. SERPENT OF DREAMS (Jorma Kaukonen)

Hank Wedel: Vocals; Marja Gaynor: Strings; Shane Scanlon: Electric Guitar; Martin Leahy: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Mandolin, Piano, Harmonium, Backing Vocals

 

Flowers today bloomin’ by the pathway;
Linin’ the edge of tomorrows grave.
Bright shinin’ way,
Living in the shadows,
Trying to be the master of tomorrow’s slave.
Down in the mine, circled ‘round a diamond;
Serpent of your expectations,
sleeps a nervous dream.
Circled so fine, like a velvet palace,
Whiles away the passing hours;
Not being what he seems.
Then he creeps into the light;
speeding up like fire flight,
Now he moves across the forest floor.
Send away the pace of time;
Leave behind the lonely mine,
and the diamond brilliant on the floor.
We cannot stay by the crystal mountain;
Serpent of dreams has left his shadow lair;
Diamond remains, brilliant in its cavern;
No one to see and no one left to care.
Serpents friends have come and gone,
down the slopes they’re movin’ on,
through the lakes and forests and the dale.
They will find tomorrow’s rise,
brings them all the bluest skies,
Frees the lonesome banshee and his wail

 

 

11. DAYS BETWEEN (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)

Annette Buckley: Vocals, Piano

 

There were days, and there were days
And there were days between
Summer flies and August dies
The world grows dark and mean
Comes the shimmer of the moon
On black infested trees
The singing man is at his song
The holy on their knees
The reckless are out wrecking
The timid plead their pleas
No one knows much more of this
Than anyone can see
Anyone can see

There were days, and there were days
And there were days besides
When phantom ships with phantom sails
Set to sea on phantom tides
Comes the lightning of the sun
On bright unfocused eyes
The blue of yet another day
A springtime wet with sighs
A hopeful candle lingers
In the land of lullabies
Where headless horsemen vanish
With wild and lonely cries
Lonely cries

There were days, and there were days
And there were days I know
When all we ever wanted
Was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
We told them where to go
Walked halfway around the world
On promise of the glow
Stood upon a mountain top
Walked barefoot in the snow
Gave the best we had to give
How much we’ll never know
We’ll never know

There were days, and there were days
And there were days between
Polished like a golden bowl
The finest ever seen
Hearts of summer held in trust
Still tender young and green
Left on shelves collecting dust
Not knowing what they mean
Valentines of flesh and blood
As soft as velveteen
Hoping love would not forsake
The days that lie between
Lie between.