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Butcherman (Shine a Light on the Abattoir)

from Saving My Heart for the Butcherman (single) by Curtis Eller

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From the documentary film Meat Hooked!

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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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from Saving My Heart for the Butcherman (single), released October 18, 2012
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Joseph "Joebass" Dejarnette: Upright Bass & Harmony
Nathan Bowles: Drums
Anna Roberts-Gevalt: Harmony Vocal

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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