Roving Davey

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Stars and stripes are chasing my tail
If blue skies fell I’d chase them to hell
I’d find me a cab and drive off the map
Sayin’ goodbye to hard times and never look back

I find me a hill when I need a view
and I seek out a road and walk ‘til I’m new
It doesn’t take wealth to buy a new day
I’ll never be rich ‘cuz happy don’t pay

My name is Roving Davey
My door’s always open, I threw out the key
Let’s form us a square and stomp down our cares
Now dance to the right, don’t you take all night

Black-eyed Susans and red rocking chairs
A checkerboard love life of loss and despair
I never found nothing that never saw use
But a fine lady’s eye that went roving too

I met a man who circled the world
He offered me food to trade him a tune
That tune traveled round and found me again
in the hollers and hills of an old string band

My name is Roving Davey
My door’s always open, I threw out the key
Let’s form us a square and stomp down our cares
Now dance to the right, don’t you take all night

I hitched a ride to a 12 o’clock dance
Oh the caller’s now callin’ so grab someone’s hand
String up the banjo, and rosin the bow
For as long as there’s dancin, there’s somewhere to go

My name is Roving Davey
My door’s always open, I threw out the key
Let’s form us a square and stomp down our cares
Now dance to the right, don’t you take all night

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from So Sang the Whippoorwill, released March 19, 2013
by Matt Rolland

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Run Boy Run Tucson, Arizona

Award-winning acoustic Folk/Americana quartet from Arizona. Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. ... more

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