Pigs Ate My Roses

March 23, 2011 8:24 PM

Another tune recorded during my brief exile on Awajima Island. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite


pigs ate my roses
so i had none to bring to you
pigs ate my roses
oh honey i swear it's true
i was ready to knock on your door
with an offering in hand
i wanted to see the look of delight on your face
but things didn't go as i'd planned

pigs ate my roses
now i'm just left with some stems and thorns
pigs ate my roses
the angels have put down their harps and horns
and the heavenly choir i wanted you to hear
it looks like they've disbanded
there's just the sound of some cars going by
as i stand here empty handed

pigs ate my roses
i guess i'd best be on my way
pigs ate my roses
you'd be a fool to ask me to stay
i'd tended those flowers so carefully
but i left them unguareded one night
a moment's inattention and now they're gone
lord it just don't seem right

pigs ate my roses

copyright P & C Samm Bennett - all rights reserved
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:28 PM on March 23, 2011

Thanks so much, TWF. Yup, just a standard issue strumstick. It's the larger of the two models made by Bob McNally, called the "Grand" strumstick. Suggested tuning for that one is DAD, although I use all sorts of tunings, for different songs.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:40 PM on March 24, 2011

Is it just me, man? Or is this a little trip into Appalachia? Not just in the lyrics but also in your vocal tones and banjo quality of your strumstick. Beautiful.
posted by snsranch at 4:43 PM on March 25, 2011

Thanks, sns. Well, I do loves me some Appalachian banjo: Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley, Dock Boggs, etc. So maybe a hint of that coming out here.

As it happens, someone just gave (!) me a pretty decent banjo very recently, and I'm just starting to fool around with it. You know, in between aftershocks...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:35 PM on March 25, 2011

Ah, that is great!
posted by snsranch at 6:00 PM on March 25, 2011

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