Washtenaw County

from by Curtis Eller

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Washtenaw County
In the key of C minor

Hey Charlie shake my hand
I’m takin’ off for the promise land
Look here man, I got my hat on my head
My feet in my shoes are heavy as lead
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12…13
Oh…Virginia, you gotta get me outa here
Yea…Virginia, you gotta get me out

Well I been hearin’ ‘bout World War II
Airplane engines and combat shoes
Tiny little people crawlin’ in the grease
And I’m signed on to a one-year lease
But I’m not hangin’ around no more, I never called this home before
Oh…Virginia, you gotta get me outa here
Yea…Virginia, you gotta get me out

I’m down in the left lane Keepin’ my hands on the wheel
Getting’ out of Washtenaw County and diggin’ in my heals

Wee, the kids are hangin’ around in a broken down paper mill
And the Huron river don’t act alone and a passenger train can kill
Ooo..that’s Michigan Avene for you
You know it only leads outa town

Oh…Virginia, you gotta get me outa here
One way or another , man, well you gotta get me out

I’m down in the left lane Keepin’ my hands on the wheel
Getting’ out of Washtenaw County and diggin’ in my heals
I’m down on the beltway around Washington DC
Getting’ outa Washtenaw County
I’m getting’ outa Washtenaw County
I’m getting’ out of Washtenaw County
And I’m gonna burn down Ypsilanti

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from 1890 (2011 Remix), track released March 29, 2011
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Elizabeth Walsh: Electric Bass
Adam Budofsky: Drums
Rob Curto: Accordion
Michael Plunkett: Percussion

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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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