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Taking Up Serpents Again

from Taking Up Serpents Again by Curtis Eller

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Taking Up Serpents Again
In the key of F#m


Just like Lon Chaney’s gonna climb down and haunt you in your sleep
Just like any decent funeral’s gonna poor out in the street
If it gets too cold this winter
It’s gonna flood the place next spring
Oo…you can bet it was a sure thing
Yodel-ay-hee Yodel-ay-hee-ooo

Just like that son of bitch gonna wind up in the Whitehouse everytime
And the silver’s there just to keep you mind off the copper in your dime
And the war between the states
Was just a bell they had to ring
Oo…you can bet it was a sure thing
Yodel-ay-hee Yodel-ay-hee-ooo

And I’m taking up serpents again
I’m speaking in tongues unknown to men
I thought the cracks through that heart was finally on the mend
But I’m taking up serpents again
Yes, I’m taking up serpents again

Just like the horses trapped in the saltmine when the companysealed the place
And after they serve the coffee there’s a stain running through the lace
After flying through that fire
There ain’t a feather left in that wing
Oo…you can bet it was a sure thing
Yodel-ay-hee Yodel-ay-hee-ooo

And I’m taking up serpents again
I’m speaking in tongues unknown to men
I thought that was a letter I would never have to send
But I’m taking up serpents again
Yes, I’m taking up serpents again

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from Taking Up Serpents Again, released October 23, 2004
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Chris Moore: Drums and Harmony Vocal
Joseph "Joebass" DeJarnette: Upright Bass
Liisa Yonker: Harmony Vocal
Marilee Eitner: 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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