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Moses in the Bulrushes

from How to Make It in Hollywood by Curtis Eller

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lyrics

Moses in the Bulrushes
In the key of D minor

Well, the lightning struck the surface of that swamp
And that monkey got his hands on a bottle of wine
And he tied that bulldog up in my backyard
And that monkey get a hangover every time

But you know there’s a white cloud crouching over the valley
And the night time was never as dark as you thought it would be
Elvis was born down in Tupelo Mississippi
But there’s a fossil up in Memphis, Tennessee

Well don’t you know…
I’m backsliding in my Sunday best
Without a mark over the door
That angel passed

The baby’s curled up next to the old man’s shotgun
And that little girl, she's gonna grow up just like me
I guarantee that nobody’s gonna fuck around with my baby
And grandpa’s in the living room watching T.V.

But you know there’s a black crow circling over the North Pole
They got the satellite hooked up but the signal just won't take
And the graveyard ain’t got room for my skeleton
There’s storm clouds rolling in but they just won’t break

Well don’t you know…
I’m backsliding in my Sunday clothes
Without a prayer to fill them wings
That angel rose

And it’s just like Moses in the bulrushes
That Memphis train is burning coal
And we’re gonna have to watch that little girl grow old
Yes, we’re gonna have to watch that little girl grow older everyday
Yodel-ay-hee-ooo

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from How to Make It in Hollywood, released January 31, 2014
Curtis Eller: Banjo, Electric Banjo, Lead Vocal
Louis Landry: Drums, B3 Organ, Piano, Calliope, Gong, Harmony Vocal
Douglas Vuncannon: Upright Bass
Shea D. Broussard: Electric Bass, 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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