Lyrics for Black sky blues

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Music and lyrics by Jim Byrne and Pat Byrne

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tell me lord
what to do
ain't no rain
coming through
wind came up
land is dry
I watch my farm
blowing by

black sky blues
black sky blues
black sky blues

I'd had planned to
rest my soul
sleep in peace
on this land
see my kids
work this farm
sow their seeds
make their plans

black sky blues
black sky blues
black sky blues

blizzards black
block the sun
all my stock
dead and gone
bank-man came
rapped my door
took my house
sold my store

black sky blues
black sky blues
black sky blues

black sky blues

Jim Byrne: vocals, guitars, bass, Dexter Slim: slide guitar.

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What the critics said about 'Every day is sunshine' by Jim Byrne.

  • "a heady and exotic mix. " Q Magazine.
  • "..full of cinematic turns of phrase, dressed up in alluring melodies delivered by some of the most respected players on the modern-day Celtic Folk scene." UNCUT
  • Album of the week on Celtic Music Radio
  • Added to 'God's Jukebox' on Radio Two Mark Lamarr show
  • "A beautifully produced collection of Americana" The Daily Record. Four Stars
  • "Great record... a complete, compelling listen. ", Adam Levy (Songwriter/artist, guitarist with Nora Jones)
  • "ten beautiful, atmospheric songs..", Folk, Blues and beyond
  • "a fresh, original album", Eilidh Patterson (singer songwriter, vocalist with Beth Nielsen Chapman)
  • Sounding like Johnny Cash never left Folsom prison...meditations on life that'll soon sound like old friends. Spiral Earth

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