Make a Hand

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We hit the road at o dark thirty for the white mountain cold,
The trout are biting early, and it's early.
Yeah, we picked up Eddie in that old yellow truck,
I was in the back already, he was riding shotgun.

Now, I had to pee soon as we hit the trees,
So they told me I was sitting on rattlesnake babies,
And I better not move too much, 'cause if I do,
They're gonna do what they do when I go and wake 'em up.

But he taught me how to fish,
To mix your whiskey with Sierra Mist.
Help your mother, she's the only one you got,
Make a hand, take a shot, but make it the last shot.

I was twelve years old when I quit the scouts,
At seventeen I trashed the house and mama threw me out for good,
And when I turned eighteen there wasn't anything that anyone,
or he could tell me.

But he taught me how to fish,
To mix your whiskey with Sierra Mist.
Help your mother, she's the only one you got,
Make a hand, take a shot, but make it the last shot.

The last time that I saw him,
He was a shell of the man,
who lie shot up on that hill in hell or France.
Refused to die, he was holding my baby's hand.
I sang him a song and he looked up at her and said,
"yeah, he can sing."
So I sent him to Fiddler's Green.

The man that taught me how to fish,
To mix your whiskey with Sierra Mist.
Help your mother, she's the only one you got,
Make a hand, take a shot, just make it the last shot.

credits

from Roamin', released June 17, 2016
Written and performed by American Longspurs: Zachary Zimmerman, Chester Carmer, Drew Switzer, Nick Pawlowski, John Churchill. Pedal steel guitar by John Rickard, banjo by Francisco Briseno, fiddle by Giselle Lee, harmonica by Adam Teer. Recorded by George White. Produced by George White and American Longspurs. Mastered by TW Walsh.

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