1000 Feet of Throat

from by Curtis Eller

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1000 Feet of Throat
(in the key of Em)

There's something about the people hanging around this place
There's something about the people that could knock me off my face
And I'm never gonna turn my back on this town again
No I'm never gonna turn my back on this town again

There's something about the shadows moving across the ground
ANd somebody's got the time enough to hang everyone in town
Somebody in this place has got a thousand feet of rope
And if you line up everyone in town there ain't one inch of hope
And I'm never gonna turn my back on this town again
No I'm never gonna turn my back on this town again

HARMONICA SOLO

Well half of the people in this town have already closed their eyes
And nobody's feet are touching the ground and they're putting on neckties
Well nobody says a word about the ropes around their necks
Everybody knows who won this time, ain't no need for a ballot check
And I'm never gonna turn my back on this town again
No I'm never gonna turn my back on this town again
No I'm never gonna turn my back again...

YODEL-EY-HEE

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from 1890 (2011 Remix), released October 23, 2000
Curtis Eller: Banjo, Lead Vocal & Harmonica
Elizabeth Walsh: Electric Bass
Adam Budofsky: Drums

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. Eller's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Abe Lincoln, Buster Keaton and Joe Louis rub shoulders against a backdrop of circus disasters and sweatshop fires. ... more

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