The Occoquan River

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released September 30, 2015

Gallie .....................................................Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica
Robbie Melvile.....................................Guitars
Colin Berwick......................................Piano, Keys
Mark Stanley.......................................Drums, Percussion, Keys
Tristan Courtney................................Bass
Joe doyle...............................................Bass
Nathan Farrelly...................................Bass
Stuart West..........................................Bass
Liz frenchman......................................Bass
Ed Bates................................................Pedal Steele
Liz Stringer.........................................Backing Vocals
Julie Buxton........................................Backing Vocals
Paddy Montgomery............................Bazouki, Mandolin & Backing Vocals
Nick Matin...........................................Alto Sax
Gideon Brazil......................................Tenor Sax
Adrian Perger.....................................Tenor Horn, Trombone
Atila Kuti.............................................Violin
Karoline Kuti.......................................Cello
Pepita Emmerichs...............................Violin
Matiss Schubert…...............................Violin
All songs written by Gallie
Produced, recorded and mixed By Mark Stanley
Recorded @ Red Room Studios Emerald, Memo Music Hall St KIlda & Floraston House Victoria St Melbourne.
Mastered by Simon Polinski @ Laundrygoat Mastering
String and woodwind arrangments by Robbie Melvile
Artwork, layout and cover illustration by Gallie

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“One of the outstanding releases this year.The Occoquan River is brilliant.” Paul
Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National.
"The Occoquan River is one of the best songs of the year-Australian or International"....Brian Wise , Triple R
…… The crown jewel of the album is the title track: a truly haunting, mournful piece."Lukas Murphy, theMusic
★★★★☆
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Track Name: The Occoquan River
The Occoquan River

Baby let your hair hang low
I'm ready, I'm ready
The light is fading
and the shadows are long
I'm ready
I feel your body tremble next to mine
Now over river, now over time
I'm already gone, I'm already gone

Well, I fear no one
I got my head held high
I'm a fighting man from the sixty-ninth
We learnt about death when Stonewall stood
The Occoquan River ran red with blood
When the day was done

My brother Billy had his mothers eye
He had a gentle soul but something broke inside
He took to the fight
just like any man
My brother Billy was a gentleman

Baby let your hair hang low
I'm ready, I'm ready
The light is fading
and the shadows are long
I'm ready
I feel your body tremble next to mine
Now over river, now over time
I'm already gone, I'm already gone

We took some prisoners late in sixty-five
We marched them north along the Ohio line
They were hungry, they were beaten
They were barely alive
My brothers sword hung by his side
One them rebs keeled over and fell
Billy was on him like a hound of hell
I just stood there with my hands by my side
Billy slit that boys throat
Right in front of my eyes

Baby let your hair hang low
I'm ready, I'm ready
The light is fading
and the shadows are long
I'm ready
I feel your body tremble next to mine
Now over river, now over time
I'm already gone, I'm already gone
Track Name: Long May Your days Be Gold
LONG MAY YOUR DAYS BE GOLD

I GOT A GOOD WOMAN
SHE'S GOOD TO ME
SHE WANT A LITTLE LAND
RAISE A LITTLE FAMILY
I'D GET A GOOD JOB IF THE MONEY WAS OKAY
BUT I NEVER DID CARE
FOR MONEY TOO MUCH ANYWAY

I'VE BEEN SINGING DOWN IN THIS SOUTHERN TOWN
I SEEM TO FIND MYSELF THERE
WHEN THE MONEY RUNS OUT
BEEN THINKING ABOUT MAKING SOME PLANS
GUESS I'VE BEEN THINKING A LITTLE TOO MUCH RIGHT NOW

LONG MAY YOUR DAYS BE GOLD
LONG MAY YOUR DAYS KEEP ON ROLLING

I HEAD UP NORTH WHEN THE SNOWS COME IN
GET A LITTLE BIT OF THAT GENEPE SCENE
I KNOW I CAN MAKE A PRETTY GOOD COIN
JUST GET A LITTLE TIRED FROM TIME TO TIME

LONG MAY YOUR DAYS BE GOLD
LONG MAY YOUR DAYS KEEP ON ROLLING
LONG MAY YOUR DAYS BE GOLD
LONG MAY YOUR DAYS KEEP ON ROLLING


I LOVE YOU BABY I JUST LOVE YOU
YEAH I LOVE YOU
BABY BABY BABY I JUST LOVE YOU

LONG MAY YOUR DAYS BE GOLD
LONG MAY YOUR DAYS KEEP ON ROLLING
LONG MAY YOUR DAYS BE GOLD
LONG MAY YOUR DAYS KEEP ON ROLLING
Track Name: All Cried Out
All Cried Out

I'm all cried out and I'm all out of tears
I perished on the heart that I tried to commandeer
I know it sounds crazy but I always seem to stumble over you

Another sunday morning with an aching in my gut and the
Bells all a tolling and my fists all blood and dirt
And I'm crawling, crawling home to you

Early in the morning I get up from my bed
Take my poison and shake my sleepy head
Stumble out, see whats to see, searching for something we use to be

I come home in the evening with the darkness on my back
Just wanna see you bring your blue skies back
Just a hint of a smile could make my day
It takes lust blood and money to make love stay

We've been running, we've been hiding
Braced to the wind like a bird out on the wire
We'll be flying misty mountains
But it's been so long since you swallowed one of my lies.

Well, I'm all cried out and I'm all out of tears
I perished on the heart that I tried to commandeer
I know it sounds crazy always seem to stumble over you

We've been running, we've been hiding
Braced to the wind like a bird out on the wire
We'll be flying misty mountains
But it's been so long since you swallowed one of my lies.
Track Name: Sometimes
Sometimes


Vocals 1
Sometimes when you move
Real slow out of time
I will try
To see the signs
I will try
To walk real quiet

There must be somewhere
we can call our own
Somewhere light, somewhere light
Well I can't stand it
But its sure to be alright
In time

Sometimes when you move
Real slow out of time
I will try
To see the signs
I will try
To walk real quiet

Sometimes when you move
Real slow out of time
I will try
To see the signs
I will try
To walk real quiet

Vocal 2

Damn I was out of time
Love come running come shining down
Singing oh my, my oh my
here come the long and lonely sky
Hey, I will pick you up
I can't stand it when you talk so rough
Its alright, its alright, its alright

So much doubt trying to seep on through
You got to keep on rising
Keep on Lord, you got to keep on rising
Well you know I could never lie
There's a calm slowly gonna blow our minds
Singing Oh Oh Oh

Damn I was out of time
Love come running come shining down
Singing Oh My, My Oh My
here come the long and lonely sky
Hey I will pick you up
I can't stand it when you talk so rough
Its alright, its alright, its alright

Yeah we all got fear
But you know that I'm always here
Never gone there's a light
There's so much light
Well I your cold
I know you say
Enough enough this day
Well I will try to see the signs
To walk real quiet
Track Name: Into Your Arms
NTO YOUR ARMS

I STEPPED DOWN FROM THE BOTTOM
WITH ALL MY COLOURS ON MY HANDS
I MOVED CASTLES
CAUSE OF THE WEIGHT OF MY LAND
WAS BRINGING ME DOWN
I COULD NOT MAKE MY STAND
TAKING WHATEVER COMES
THROUGH THE HOLE IN MY HANDS

CAN YOU HELP ME OUT
I'VE BEEN RUNNING AROUND
AND WHEN THE BOTTOM FALLS OUT
I WAS SO TIRED
I FELL INTO YOUR ARMS

WE RAN LIKE CRAZY
TAKING NOTHING FROM THE MAN
STARING WIDE EYED AT THE LIGHTS ON PICCADILLY
BUT WE WERE KINGS DOWN AT THE LITTLE CROWN
WHILE, I WAS GETTING LOST
YOU WERE TAKING HOLD
THEY LET ME KNOW YOU WERE GONE
WELL IT CUT ME TO MY SOUL
CUT ME TO MY SOUL

CAN YOU HELP ME OUT
I'VE BEEN RUNNING AROUND
AND WHEN THE BOTTOM FALLS OUT
I WAS SO TIRED
I FELL INTO YOUR ARMS

WE HOLD THE LINE
AND WE KEEP ON KEEPING ON
SPLILLING BLOOD JUST LIKE WE ALWAYS DID BEFORE
NOW I'VE BEEN WISHING YOU WERE HERE
TRYING TO WORK IT ALL OUT
TRYING TO WORK OUT
WHERE THE HELL TO GO FROM HERE

OUT ON THE STREETS
THEY GOT THE RHYTHM AND THE SOUNDS
MARLEY AND THE WAILERS SINGING
WE GOT A SOUL SHAKE DOWN
A SOUL SHAKE DOWN
I WONDER WHAT YOU'D BE
IF THE ROLES HAD GOTTEN CHANGED
I TURN MY COLLAR UP
LEAN INTO THE COLD AND RAIN
THE COLD AND THE RAIN
Track Name: Look Away
I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU FOR SUCH A LONG TIME
DOWN TO MY TOES AND OUT OF MY MIND
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY
I'VE BEEN WORRIED LORD
GOT TROUBLE ON MY MIND TROUBLE AND YOU
GET AWAY AH GET AWAY

NOW WE'RE STANDING AT THE THRESHOLD
IT SURE FEELS LIKE
SOME KIND OF EDGE
WELL ITS A HARD DAY TO CALL
BUT I STILL PUT YOU ABOVE ALL THE REST

HAND ME MY CANE
HAND ME SHOES
GET OUT FROM THE DOOR
STEP OUT TO THE BLUE
GET AWAY AH GET AWAY
I'VE BEEN DRUNK
DEAD ON THE FLOOR
GET UP IN THE MORNING AND ASK FOR MORE
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY

NOW WE'RE STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS
IT SURE FEELS LIKE THERE'S NOTHING LEFT
SO I'LL BE GONE
REAL REAL GONE
BUT I STILL PUT YOU
ABOVE ALL THE REST

THERE'S GOTTA BE A CHANGE A COMING
THERE'S GOTTA BE MORE TO THIS
WELL ITS A HARD DAY TO CALL
BUT I STILL PUT YOU ABOVE ALL THE REST
WELL ITS A HARD DAY TO CALL
BUT I STILL PUT YOU ABOVE ALL THE REST

I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU FOR SUCH A LONG TIME
DOWN TO MY TOES AND OUT OF MY MIND
WALK AWAY
WALK AWAY