Common Law Cabin

drumkit - gerald dowd
bass guitar - mike fredrickson
electric guitar - grant tye
acoustic guitar and vocal - robbie fulks
fiddle - jubal fulks
backing vocals - amy warren, ingrid graudins,
mike fredrickson, and k.c. mcdonough

We actually stopped mid-mix to listen to "Thunder Road" and "Ghost Riders In The Sky" for guidance. Just to let you know that we weren't all going, "Jesus Christ, mix number forty-six -- hustle, people!"

Lyrics

Common-law cabin!

Uncle Ebenezer was a proud and honest man
Lived up in the hills on a secluded patch of land
Claimed he fought the Northern War at General Stuart's side
No one was surprised when he died

Aunt Sue Billy joined him soon, in fact that very week
Which left the mountain homestead a ghostly place and bleak
Except a pair of orphans – Kate and Evangeline
Identically fine

CHORUS:
Who’s gonna take these orphan twins?
Sweet as the breath of the April wind
Not quite old enough for marryin’
Who’s gonna take ‘em now?
Who better than their flesh and kin
I’m gonna take them orphan twins
I’ll do the fine and decent thing
I’m gonna take ‘em now
So without the benefit of clergy
It’s my girl and my girl and me
In our common-law cabin in Tennessee
Common-law cabin

(Spoken) Sure gets kind of lonesome in these hills at night. Lucky I got a couple little playtoys to keep me warm.

Kate she does the cooking and rubs the old washboard
Eva traps the possums and polishes my Ford
Me I swing a shotgun as I pace across our porches
Watching for the townfolk with their torches

Yeah, the good folk down in Smyrna say we’re bound to burn in hell
But I won’t go there thirsty, a-drinkin' from two wells
And if you think that I can’t have my Kate and Eva too
Peep in my winder one night and I’ll show you how I do

So without the benefit of clergy
It’s my girl and my girl and me
In our common-law cabin in Tennessee
Common-law cabin
Common-law cabin
Common-law cabin

Guitar Chords/Tab

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