Louisville 1910

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Written on Father's Day 2014.

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Louisville 1910
© Nancy K. Dillon 2014

1) It was 1910 - the 10 Days War
Colorado winter blowin’ in their door
Silver bullets – red blood – white snow
She lost her man before the winter snows…..were o’er

2) He was born without a compass or a need to be saved
Within the sound of Freedom’s name
Running on empty all the way to the grave
Listening to the whistle of the train

CHO: And the church bells rang as we walked those hills
Among the stones - the angels fallen to the ground
It’s a long long way to Louisville
It’s there my Father can be found

3) Fighting for the right to choose how to believe
The guns ring out – the people bleed
No King shall rule – no Queen conceive
Until there’s no more children we can’t feed

CHO: And the church bells rang as we walked those hills
Among the stones and angels fallen to the ground
A cold cold wind blows in Louisville
It’s there my Father can be found.

3) In the Colorado Coal Fields, the men left the mines
They came above to strike - to fight
Hundreds of them slaughtered by the CF&I
Just for tryin’ to make conditions right

CHO: And the church bells rang as we walked those hills
Among the stones - the angels fallen to the ground
The train’s last stop’s in Louisville…..
It’s there my Father can be found.

[Father’s Day 2014]

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from Live at The Royal Room, track released September 16, 2017
All songs written by Nancy K. Dillon (BMI) except "Annabelle" written by Nancy K. Dillon (Rose Rock Music BMI, Admin SongTrust) & John Hadley (Hadley Six Music BMI, Admin by Sony, ATV, BMI

Performers:
Nancy K. Dillon (vocals/guitar)
Lucien La Motte (electric guitar)

Engineered by Kyle Mooney (Royal Room, Seattle)

Mixed and Mastered by Ian Lang (Nursery Studios, Alsager, UK)

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Nancy K Dillon Seattle, Washington

On her albums, Nancy K. Dillon maps the road West; the dusty highways that conjure up images like Kerouac's road trips, traveling dustbowl carnivals, and free-spirited 70s hipsters. Inspired by Oklahoma & Texas troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Kevin Welch, Dillon's songs are short stories about characters that populate true American life. ... more

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