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I am the King of Cotton
I'm on the levee side
Never will I mate or marry
No maiden, an easy bride
no more
no more
no more

Red skeleton bones that built me
Roll round in their painted pins
my tribe has a longing language
Blood's high when the water's thin
Oh Lord
Oh Lord
Oh Lord

Play me my life on your concertina
Play me my life on your tambourine
Spin me a yarn from your pastures greener
Say it's all alright

Play me my life on your snare drum, soldier
Play me my life on your violin
I'll be a swan, though I'm ever older
Say it's all alright


from House / Hymn II, released June 1, 2017
Piano and Vox: Heather Christian
Drums: Matt Bogdanow
Acoustic Guitar: Gabe Gordon
Lap Steel and B3: Jon Anderson
Bass: Josh Myers

Music and Lyrics: Heather Christian
Arrangements: Heather Christian & the Arbornauts
Produced by Brian Bender


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Heather Christian & The Arbornauts Beacon, New York

An Arbornaut is a three way cross between a flying squirrel, an astronaut, and an angel. I know one as soon as I spot one. They are naturally occuring in nature. I had a dream about them once and started a band. We are a choir and we are an orchestra. We are disgruntled classical musicians & believers in musical traditions of feeling lots of things. This is the noise from the inside of a root. ... more

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