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by The Stetson Family

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released November 1, 2014

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The Stetson Family Melbourne, Australia

The Stetson Family are an acoustic five-piece band who respectfully tip their hats to bluegrass and folk Americana whilst free-wheeling with their own unique sound. They’re said to be “more Old Crow and Gillian than Del, Jimmy or Bill.” Original, story-driven songs infused with lush harmonies and live performances take audiences on a journey down life’s joyous and sometimes crooked highway. ... more

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Track Name: Travellin' Man
All my life I’ve been a travellin’ man, I’ve never had a home
Had no front door to cross through, no bed to call my own,
See, my daddy was a drinkin’ man, a heart as cold as steel
And my mama not too far behind, he kept her down at heel

My brothers and sisters, haven’t seen since I was five
And I wonder what they look like now or If they’re still alive
This picture I carry all faded with time’s all I have of my childhood and that family of mine

I guess I was too young to know or even question why,
Why they left me with a stranger, never heard ‘em say goodbye
As days turned into weeks and months and years just passed on by
Not a word from my daddy or that family of mine

So now the sky is my blanket, the moon is my light
And this river bank it gently rocks me at night
The trees tell me stories and kiss me goodnight
But I dream of my mama’s arms holding me tight

I left the home and joined the railways, rode those rails for 20 years
Took up drinkin’ like my daddy to drown out all my fears
But no amount of whisky could wash away the tears
And give me back those years, with that family of mine

So now the sky is my blanket, the moon is my light
And this river bank it gently rocks me at night
The trees tell me stories and kiss me goodnight
But I dream of my mama’s arms holding me tight
Track Name: Haunted Hills
Brother don’t go, Brother don’t go
Into the Haunted Hills

‘Cause old Jack Quidon, he’s 97,
But he remembers the date way back in ‘38
It was the 16th of May and to this very day
No-one can say what took ol’ Diamond away

So brother don’t go to the hills tonight
There’s a ghost on the wind and somethin’ ain’t right
There’s a howl in the trees, I’m beggin’ you please
Don’t go to the Haunted Hills

Then six years later there was young Jimmy Slater
He had a newspaper round in the very next town
He waved to his mama, said “I’ll be home by supper”
He rode off up the track, but he never came back

So brother don’t go to the hills tonight
There’s a ghost on the wind and somethin’ ain’t right
There’s a howl in the trees, I’m beggin’ you please
Don’t go to the Haunted Hills

There’s rumours around ‘bout a man leaving town
There’s stories been told he went out huntin’ gold
Now his horse can be seen runnin’ hungry and mean
Through them old hills at night, when the moon’s shinin’ bright

So brother don’t go to the hills tonight
There’s a ghost on the wind and somethin’ ain’t right
There’s an ill wind blowin’, and these old bones are knowin’
Don’t go to the Haunted Hills.

Brother don’t go
Brother don’t go
Into the Haunted Hills

Brother don’t go
Brother don’t go
Into the Haunted Hills