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Marseille Figs - Sonny Gone to Heaven

from One in the Grave and One on the Beat by MOLE

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From the compilation 'One in the Grave and One on the Beat', a collection of demos, outtakes and oddities released to Kickstarter backers in May 2018 (FOL-7)

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Sonny growed up in a halfway home
He went to the promised land half-way grown
He’d jump on a bottle like a dog on a bone
’Bout halfway up the stairs

Sonny came to with a knock knock knock
In a gold Eldorado with a roll-back top
And his front two wheels on a forty-foot drop
And he couldn’t think why or where

Fe, Fi, I don’t wanna die
Sonny gone to heaven, left me behind
Me and mine for Auld Lang Syne
Will all be brought to mind

Bob got born in a folding bed
He wasn’t wearing nothin’ but the hat on his head
Had a fiddle in his hand till the day he dropped dead
He was half way up the stairs

Had a great big grin like a chimpanzee
Well he drunk till he couldn’t see his own four feet
Had one in the grave and one on the beat
And he died in a rocking chair

Fe, Fi, I don’t wanna die
Sonny gone to heaven, left me behind
Me and mine for Auld Lang Syne
Will all be brought to mind

Woah woah woah, woe is me
Lord, Lord, Lord, I just can’t see
Why oh why, why oh why
I just can’t seem to drink them off my mind

Joey woke up in the morning sun
He couldn’t recollect where he’d come from
High heel shoes and a red dress on
And half way up the stairs

Mama come runnin’ with her curlers on
‘Good God almighty what’ve I ever done?
Y’got shit on your shoes and your wig on wrong
And you look like you don’t care.’

Fe, Fi, I don’t wanna die
Sonny gone to heaven, left me behind
Me and mine for Auld Lang Syne
Will all be brought to mind

Woah woah woah, woe is me
Lord, Lord, Lord, I just can’t see
Why oh why, why oh why
I just can’t seem to drink them off my mind

Fe, Fi, I don’t wanna die
Sonny gone to heaven, left me behind
Me and mine for Auld Lang Syne
Will all be brought to mind

credits

from One in the Grave and One on the Beat, track released May 31, 2008
J. Maizlish Mole – guitar, vocal
Dorian McFarland – accordion
John Edwards – double bass
Andrew Ranken – drums
Jem Finer – banjo
Jerry Bloom – fiddles

Produced by J. Maizlish Mole
Original sessions produced by Jem Finer and Mole, recorded by Joe Leach at Cowshed, London, March 2009
Completed by Mole at Gobsmack, London, May 2018

Mixed and mastered by Ben Standage at Chuck's Vegetable Stand, Antioch, IL

Words and music by J. Maizlish Mole
Published by Wardlaw Music Ltd.

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Singer, songwriter, artist, bandleader. Born in California on a Saturday night. Lives in London. Formerly of Marseille Figs and the Jupiter Band.

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