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Saving My Heart for the Butcherman (single)

by Curtis Eller

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justin patterson
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justin patterson I love this song, it is a great tune. Make me smile Favorite track: Butcherman (Shine a Light on the Abattoir).
Sam Saunders
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Sam Saunders This is the latest release by Curtis Eller's American Circus. I have all his albums and I have been lucky enough to see him perform a few times. The songs are Great American Tales. Favorite track: Butcherman (Shine a Light on the Abattoir).
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Butcherman (Shine a Light on the Abattoir) I’m going down to the butcher man Wash my heart in the blood of the lamb Take a number at the counter and… …Touch the hem of his apron and shake his hand I don’t want that filthy Chicago meat Take me down to Delancey and Essex Street Get that blood all over my feet I’m taking my heart to the butcher man Taking my heart to the butcher man (oh yes I am) Taking my heart… I take my baby to the butcher shop My knees start shaking and they just won’t stop When I see that blood on the counter top I get so weak I just about drop Tell Mr. Sinclair down in The Jungle dark I’m gonna shine a light on the abattoir I love you, baby just the way your are But I’m saving my heart for the butcher man Saving my heart for the butcher man (oh yes I am) Saving my heart …for the butcher man I got no use for that gospel mud, down hear in the river of blood There ain’t no love for the preacher man Nobody does it like the butcher can Nobody does it like the butcher can The butcher was always somebody you knew The butcher was someone who cared about you When the butcher says, “hey man, how do ya do” Everybody sing Amen and Halleluijah! You can dump my bones with the undertaker Take my long black hair to the wig maker Tell my girl I would never forsake her But I’m saving my heart for the butcher man Saving my heart for the butcher man (oh yes I am) Saving my heart…for the butcher man Oh yeah…for the butcher man Oh yeah…for the butcher man
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Butcherman (Shine a Light on the Abattoir) I’m going down to the butcher man Wash my heart in the blood of the lamb Take a number at the counter and… …Touch the hem of his apron and shake his hand I don’t want that filthy Chicago meat Take me down to Delancey and Essex Street Get that blood all over my feet I’m taking my heart to the butcher man Taking my heart to the butcher man (oh yes I am) Taking my heart… I take my baby to the butcher shop My knees start shaking and they just won’t stop When I see that blood on the counter top I get so weak I just about drop Tell Mr. Sinclair down in The Jungle dark I’m gonna shine a light on the abattoir I love you, baby just the way your are But I’m saving my heart for the butcher man Saving my heart for the butcher man (oh yes I am) Saving my heart …for the butcher man I got no use for that gospel mud, down hear in the river of blood There ain’t no love for the preacher man Nobody does it like the butcher can Nobody does it like the butcher can The butcher was always somebody you knew The butcher was someone who cared about you When the butcher says, “hey man, how do ya do” Everybody sing Amen and Halleluijah! You can dump my bones with the undertaker Take my long black hair to the wig maker Tell my girl I would never forsake her But I’m saving my heart for the butcher man Saving my heart for the butcher man (oh yes I am) Saving my heart…for the butcher man Oh yeah…for the butcher man Oh yeah…for the butcher man

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Butcherman was written and recorded for the soundtrack to Suzanne Wasserman's film, Meat Hooked!, which documents the rise and fall and rise again of butchers and butchering. Mr. Eller is a proud vegetarian.

Learn more about the film here:
www.meathooked.com

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released October 18, 2012

Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Joseph "Joebass" Dejarnette: Upright Bass & Harmony
Nathan Bowles: Drums
Anna Roberts-Gevalt: Harmony Vocal

Cover Artwork by Jamie B. Wolcott

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by
Joseph "Joebass" Dejarnette

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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