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"...Swinging, toe-tapping, rootsy blues
...great rhythm and slide guitar
...a fine album."

Blues Matters! - UK


'Delta Roots' 2001

 


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That's No Way To Get Along 3:49

Front Porch Swing 4:40

Soul Searchin' Blues 3:02

Stop Breakin' Down 5:26

Rhythm Guitar 5:11

Hey Hey 3:19

Clyde 3:24

Midnight Madamoiselle 4:22

I Can't Be Satisfied 4:21

Queen Of The One Night Stand 2:58

Kansas City Kitty 1:09

Am I High? 2:59

Life Is Fine 3:50

How Long Has That Train Been Gone 3:10

Hard To Get 4:12

Click on the play button to hear a 1 minute sample of each track on the album.


Reviews

"...three musicians interweaving and complementing each other perfectly."
Folk Roots - UK

"Blues stripped down to its essential elements."
Bass Player Magazine - US

" ...Semi-acoustic, country blues featuring Ben Tyzack's fine songwriting and spare, clean guitar lines".
Time Out - UK

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Lyrics

 

Thats No Way To Get Along

Lyrics & Music by Robert Wilkins
Ben - lead vocals - Lowden baritone guitar - harmonica
Constance - backing vocals - bass
Maurice - drums

 

Front Porch Swing

Lyrics & Music by Ben Tyzack, Music by Spikedrivers

Ben - lead vocals - guitar
Constance -backings vocals, bass
Maurice - drums

You know my baby she's long and tall
Got the biggest pair of brown eyes I ever saw
She's so sweet aint no doubt
She make my little heart wanna pop right out

But she left me here as I whipped out my ring
Well she left me all alone just sittin' on a front porch swing

Mmm late at night she's so fine
She got a way of lovin' that just blows my mind
She likes to shout, she likes to scream
She likes to wake up the whole damn street

But she left me here as I whipped out my ring
Well she left me all alone just sittin' on a front porch swing

I'm gonna sit here swingin'
I'm gonna swing all day
I'll just sit on my front porch swingin' my blues away

I tried everthing in the book to keep her around
The only trouble was I had it upside down
She wore me out then she waved goodbye
No matter how I tried I couldn't satisfy

So she left me here as I whipped out my ring
Well she left me all alone just sittin' on a front porch swing

I'm gonna sit here swingin'
I got nothin' else to do
Just swingin' in the breeze
An' wishin' I was swingin' with you

I'm gonna sit here swingin'
I'm gonna swing all day
I'll just sit on my front porch swingin' my blues away

 

Soul Searchin' Blues

Music & Lyrics by Ben Tyzack
Ben - lead vocals - guitar
Constance - bass - backing vocals
Maurice - drums

 

It's been a long, long, long time
Since I travelled my way home
When I think ‘bout the years gone by
And all those miles out on the road

So I'll walk all my life
Ain't gonna stop lord ‘till I die
I'm gonna walk ‘till all my shoes
Ain't got no soul
Searchin' blues


Well I tried to settle down
And I worked hard as I ever will
But I gave into the sound
Of my feet when they can't stand still

So I'll walk all my life
Ain't gonna stop lord ‘till I die
I'm gonna walk ‘till all my shoes
Ain't got no soul
Searchin' blues

It's been a long long long time
And now I stand here alone
The house I see once was mine
But my home everywhere I go

So I'll walk all my life
Ain't gonna stop ‘till I die
I'm gonna walk ‘till all my shoes
Ain't got no soul
Searchin' blues

I'm gonna walk all my life
Ain't gonna stop lord ‘till I die
I'm gonna walk ‘till all my shoes
Ain't got no soul
Searchin' blues

Stop Breakin' Down

Lyrics & Music by Robert Johnson
Ben - lead vocals - guitar
Constance - bass
Maurice - drums


 

Rythm Guitar

Lyrics by E. Harris & P. Kennnerly, Music by Constance Redgrave
Constance - lead vocals - bass
Ben - backing vocals - guitar
Maurice - drums

Hey Hey

Lyrics & Music by Big Bill Broonzy
Ben - lead vocals - guitar
Constance - backing vocals - bass
Maurice - drums

 

Clyde

Lyrics by JJ Cale


Maurice - lead vocals - drums
Constance - backing vocals - bass
Ben - Guitar - backing vocals - harmonica


 

Midnight Mademoiselle

Lyrics & Music by Ben Tyzack
Ben - lead vocals - guitar
Constance - backing vocals - bass
Maurice - drums

“Let's go to bed,” she said, “I'm a woman in need”
but I'm just so tried but at least I'm not lonely
‘cause when the stars come out and twinkle above
I just can't refuse her love
It's like the deepest wishing well,
My midnight mademoiselle

S'il vous plait, let me sleep
You sleep in the day, c'est la vie
While I'm workin' all week
I got great big circles under my eyes
Walkin' in a daze and here's the reason
Her evening smile is how I fell for
My midnight mademoiselle

S'il vous plait, let me sleep
You sleep in the day, c'est la vie
While I'm workin' all week

“Are you awake” she's says, “you know I just can't sleep”
but I can hardly move and it feels like I'm in a dream
when the moon comes up and starts to shine
She warms me up like the finest wine
One taste and I'm under her spell
My midnight mademoiselle

I got great big circles under my eyes
Walkin' in a daze and here's the reason why…
Her evening smile is how I fell for
My midnight mademoiselle
My midnight mademoiselle

I Cant Be Satisfied

Lyrics by McKinley Morganfied
Ben - lead vocals - guitar
Maurice - drums
Constance - bass - backing vocals

 

Queen Of The One Night Stand

Lyrics & Music by Constance Redgrave
Constance - lead vocals - bass
Ben - guitar
Maurice - drums

She got looks. She got style
And the boys in the band
would walk a country mile.
She got money to take her anywhere
But when the goin's this good
Who needs the getting there?

She got a telephone.
It rings off the hook.
She got a answer machine
but she never looks.
She only wants the boys
that she aint found
And it's the thrill of the hunt
when the sun goes down

She's the queen of the one nightstand
Haunts the cowboy bars, for the cowboy man
That's got the key to her heart
and knows the master plan
But when the sun comes up,……
Wrong again.

Another sunrise.
Her hearts broken,
she got tears in her eyes.
She tells him sweet lies.
Sun comes up and she don't say goodbye.

She got looks. She got style
And every notch in her belt's another country mile.
She got money, to take her anywhere
But when the goins' this good
Who needs the getting there?

 

Kansas City Kitty

Music by Donaldson & Leslie
Ben - guitar
Constance - bass
Maurice - drums


Am I High?

Lyrics by R. Benson
Maurice - lead vocals - drums
Ben - guitar -Brasso tin kazoo
Constance - bass

 

Life Is Fine

Lyrics by Langston Hughes, Music by Ben Tyzack
Ben - lead vocals - guitar
Constance - backing vocals - bass
Maurice - drums

 

How Long Has That Train Been Gone?

Lyrics by Professor Longhair, Music by Ben Tyzack
Ben - lead vocals - guitar
Constance - backing vocals - bass
Maurice - drums

 

Hard To Get

Lyrics & Music by Ben Tyzack
Ben - - lead vocals - guitar
Constance - backing vocals - bass
Maurice - backing vocals - drums

Well life's a bowl of cherries
But with you it's the pits
You're like a bad bellyache
You give me thge sh…..ivers every night layin' by your side
Always clingin' on to me you make me wanna hide
Messin' with my hair you won't leave me alone
You're not the girl I met all those years ago

When you would play hard to get
So hard to get !
I was a fool for your love
So hard to get !
You where so hard to get
now you're just hard to get rid of

You say we go together like red beans and rice
I think it's more like sauerkraut and Ice cream
Every time when you come around
You drive me crazy when you won't get out of town
This is the last straw baby you pushed me too far
Woman leave me alone I got to play my guitar

So hard to get !
So hard to get !

They say you don't know what you got ‘til it's gone
I used to believe it then you came along
You're like something sticky stuck to the soul of my shoe
No matter how I try I just can't get rid of you
Every year I try and work it out but it turns into a mess
You always come back just like the I.R.S.

So hard to get
So hard to get !
I was a fool for your love
So hard to get !
You where so hard to get
now you're just hard to get rid of

So hard to get
So hard to get !
I was a fool for your love
So hard to get !
You where so hard to get
now you're just hard to get rid of

 


Credits

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