Tom Paine's Bones

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    The Confluence is a 12 track album featuring Sally Taylor, Richard Grace, Ryan Tews, Carmen O'Brien and Mandy Connell.

    Each artist leads a song (Vocals) and the CD features

    Tom Paine's Bones (Graham Moore
    Mad Tom of Bedlam (Arr Stray Hens. Tune by Nick Jones and Dave Moran)
    Diamantina Drover (Hugh McDonald)
    Song of the Inland Rain (Roger Montgomery / Jack Sorenson)
    (With Tune "The Confluence" by Ryan Tews
    The Dreadful End of Mariana For Sorcery (Karine Polwart)
    The Cruel Mother (Trad Arr Mandy Connell)
    Pot & Tinker (Mandy Connell)
    The Handweaver & THe factory Maid (Trad/ A L Lloyd)
    Riddles Wisely Expounded (Trad)
    Ballad Of Accounting (Ewan MacColl)
    The Recruited Collier (Trad Arr Mandy Stray Hens)

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about

Written by Graham Moore and recorded by Stray Hens with his emailed consent, this arrangement of Tom Paine's Bones was written by Mandy for a women's concert hosted by Lainey at Uranquinty Folk Festival.

Connell knew the song from the singing of Dick Gaughan

lyrics

Tom Paine's Bones (Graham Moore)
Verse 1
C F
As I roved out, late one night, by a river of discontent
F G Am
I ran straight into old Tom Paine as running down the road he went
C F
He said, "I can't stop right now, child, King George is after me
F G Am
He'd have a rope around my throat and hang me on the Liberty Tree"
Chorus
C F
But I will dance to Tom Paine's bones, dance to Tom Paine's bones
F G Am
Dance in the oldest boots I own to the rhythm of Tom Paine's bones
C F (/G) (/A) (/G) (/F) (/E)
I will dance to Tom Paine's bones, dance to Tom Paine's bones
F G Am
Dance in the oldest boots I own to the rhythm of Tom Paine's bones
Instrumental - start on hanging Am, turnaround on G.
| Am | Am |
| C | C | F | F |
| F | F | G | Am |
| C | C | F | F |
| F | F | G | Am | G |
| C | C |
Verse 2
"I only talked about freedom and justice for everyone
But since the very first word I spoke I've been looking down the barrel of a gun
They say I preached revolution let me say in my defence
That all I did wherever I went was to talk a lot of common sense"
[Chorus]
[Instrumental]
Verse 3 (we don’t sing the second half)
Old Tom Paine he ran so fast, he left me standing still
And there I was, a piece of paper in my hand standing at the top of the hill
It said, "This is the Age Of Reason, these are The Rights Of Man
Kick off religion and monarchy" it was written there in Tom Paine's plan

(Not on our recording:)
Old Tom Paine, there he lies
Nobody laughs and nobody cries
Where he's gone or how he fares
Nobody knows and nobody cares
[Chorus x2]

credits

from The Confluence, released December 2, 2016
Ryan Tews (Drums)
Mandy Connell (Vocal and Guitar)
Carmen O'Brien (Fiddle and Vocals)
Sally Taylor (Lead Vocals)
Richard Grace (Double Bass

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Stray Hens Melbourne, Australia

Three stunning frontwomen, on fiddles, vocal and guitar, backed by drums & double bass. No one in Australia is arranging folk revival songs with such passion. Complex harmonies, jazz & old-timey inspired rythms, & anceint anglo ballads create a theatrical show.
Formed in March 2013, & already booked for some of the country's Premier festivals, their debut EP has us anticipating the full album!
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