NORTH COUNTRY GENTLEMEN

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Carolyn Dixon The members of North Country Gentlemen may proclaim that they are “Canada’s most un-ambitious-est band,” but don’t let their self-deprecation catch you off guard when it comes to the scope of their musical talent. These guys write terrific songs. Favorite track: GHOST TRAIN.
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The new record from North Country Gentlemen (formerly Cowboys & Indians) released March 11, 2014. facebook.com/northcountrygentlemen

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released March 11, 2014

Produced by Ryan McAllister. Co-produced by North Country Gentlemen. Recorded at Five Acres. fiveacres.ca

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North Country Gentlemen Vancouver, British Columbia

www.northcountrygentlemen.com North Country Gentlemen is the collaboration that began seven years ago with Barnaby McRae, Daniel Huscroft, & Ryan McAllister. Formerly Cowboys & Indians, they’re back with a new name & a new member, JJ Shiplett. Filled with rich, haunting melodies and four-part man harmonies, the new collaboration is a magical blend of grit, poetry, humour, and nostalgia. ... more

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Track Name: GHOST TRAIN
I had a vision plain and true
Saw something that few people do
And Lord God I've seen enough.
I had a vision true and plain
That cracked broken rusty ghost train
That once you're on you can't get off.
I saw their eyes, I saw their eyes, I saw their eyes.

Old iron bearing down like wind
It's built by ruin and run on sin
It had no start it has no end.
Every face it looks the same
No one can tell from where they came
Nobody knows what's round the bend.
I saw their eyes, I saw their eyes, I saw their eyes.
Looking down from the train through those busted window panes
They were calling out my name, "Boy, you're next."

This train ain't bound for glory, and I don't want to go no no.

Lord have mercy let that ghost train pass me,
Curse its rails to the weeds and the rust.
Tell me once again that old story
Cure the pride and cure the flesh and cure the lust.
I saw their eyes, I saw their eyes, I saw their eyes.
Captured souls that test the ground, across the line, were never found
They were reaching out their hands from the wrecks.

This train ain't bound for glory, and I don't want to go no no no.

Come aboard the train, it'll be okay.
Come aboard the train, it'll be okay.

This train ain't bound for glory, and I don't want to go no no no.
Track Name: THE BALLAD OF JESSE JAMES
I was just a boy when they tied me to that tree
They hung my daddy’s brother, left him swinging over me
I went off to get my vengance underneath a flag of red
And that angel on my shoulder she ain’t spoke to me since then.

Well I tried my hand at working, but working’s not for me
So I left my wife and children in the state of misery
I went off to make my living for my daughter and my son
And I found an occupation at the wrong end of a gun.

Lying here looking up at the cracks in the roof
Well I thought you were my friend but I guess I was a fool.
There’s no pain only blood and the smoke from your gun
And I ain’t on the run anymore.

I joined a band of brothers, and those brothers took my name
We were feared across the country as the gang of Jesse James.
Some folks call me a hero but those folks don’t know me well
There’s no place for me in heaven, there’s no peace for me in hell.

Lying here looking up at the cracks in the roof
Well I thought you were my friend but I guess I was a fool.
There’s no pain only blood and the smoke from your gun
And I ain’t on the run anymore.

I thought you were my brother, but now its come to this
You’ll be off to get your silver just like Judas with no kiss
And that angel on my shoulder on my shoulder looked me deeply in the eye
As she turned to face the doorway, I could hear that angel cry.

Lying here looking up at the cracks in the roof
Well I thought you were my friend but I guess I was a fool.
With my Colt 44 lying cold on the floor
Well I ain’t on the run anymore.