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Dry Lightning
In the key of F#m

Well, it’s the first week in August
When they leave their skins behind
This time of year all the rattlesnakes are strikin’ blind
But that horse reared back, he got one good kick
He’s staggerin’ against his own weight
If you put up a fight your blood start to circulate

And it move through those veins
Like a gas through a hose
Don’t you know that just ain’t the same horse that he knows
With his eyes rolled back in his head
And his leg swelled up like a root
Get a bead on that old horse before you shoot

Down by the ocotillo…where the yuccas grow tall
Deep in the shadows it’s cool and it’s dry
That’s where the poison always crawls


Tie him up to a split rail…wait for the sun to go down
There ain’t no point in us getting’ up early
This time tomorrow he’ll be gone

And there’s a…
Slow wind in the dessert
And these cloud always look the same
It’s only dry lightning

Don’t you know there’s never no rain
Don’t you know there’s never no rain
Don’t you know there’s never no rain


from Banjo Music for Funerals (EP), released October 23, 2002
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Tim Kiah: Upright Bass & Harmony Vocal
Michael Plunkett: Drums
Liisa Yonker: Harmony vocal


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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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