Ruth Americana

Released September 3, 2017

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Composition

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Bryan Williamson ("BKWilliamson")
Frankfort KY USA
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Neil Schmidt ("Mudflappus")
Salinas CA USA
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Guitar and Mixing
Peter Guyenette ("Captainzero")
Singleton Heights NSW Australia
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Guitar, Vocals and Base Track
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Ben Owen ("ben0")
San Antonio Texas USA
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Fiddle

Sound Recording

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Neil Schmidt ("Mudflappus")
Salinas CA USA
Other releases
Guitar and Mixing
Peter Guyenette ("Captainzero")
Singleton Heights NSW Australia
Other releases
Guitar, Vocals and Base Track
PLUS
Ben Owen ("ben0")
San Antonio Texas USA
Other releases
Fiddle
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Bryan Williamson ("BKWilliamson")
Frankfort KY USA
Other releases
Lyrics
Lyrics

Ruth

4/3/2017 - All Rights Reserved

Lyrics by: BK Williamson

Vocals and Mixing by: Peter Guyenette

Acoustic Guitars by: Neil Schmidt

Fiddle by: Ben Owen

The winter wind blew through the cracks in the shanty house where little Ruth was born

The coal fire burned through the night but not enough to keep the family warm

When the food ran out the fever came on, lord it took its toll

She burned like fire in her bed till it ate away her mind an' scarred her soul

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Little Ruth you were a Godsend

You were an angel no one noticed

You were my mother's crutch

when she was too weak to go on

Ruth you held a light inside

bright as the sun, you'd never show it

You never asked for much

Despite the fear, you made us strong

Springtime brought the rains to the mountain an' the valley way down below

The river overflowed her banks an' washed away the seeds that we did sow

If God is real an' lookin' down it makes me wonder what we're fightin' for

An' if heaven has a place for us then Ruth will be the first one through the door

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Bridge:

As long as I remember

Ruth helped me to believe

She eased my mother's burden

when daddy had to leave

Laughing through the sadness

Making sure our hearts were filled

An' when I close my eyes

I feel her arms around me still

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