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  1. Old Bub

Themes: hard times, better days to come, farming, seed saving, tech comes to the mountains

Lyrics

Song Title: Old Bub
(Key of G major)

Instrumentation:
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Upright Bass

Chord Progression:
Intro: 1111 11 4444 4411 1144 4455 1111
Verse & Chorus: 1111 11 4444 4411 1144 4455 1111
Outro: 1111 11 4444 4411 1144 4455 1111

Lyrics:
[Instrumental Intro]
Verse 1:
[G]In the pioneer days of ’16 all trampling through the [C]mud,
Got a crew of old boys [G]on the line and a mule they call Old [C]Bub,
Got a [D]mule they call Old [G]Bub.

Well I use to wear a big fine hat and suit and tie to town,
Now town is just a vacant lot and the people are broke down,
And the people are broke down.

Chorus 1:
Haw! Old Bub there’s a new day coming, get that info down the line,
Well daddy’s lost his job again and momma ‘bout lost her mind,
And the baby won’t stop crying.

[Break: Mandolin Solo]

Verse 2:
One hand upon his shoulder and the other o’er his heart,
He cried “Oh, Lord, oh please reach down and show me where to start,
I need a brand new start.”

Was then she took his trembling hand and filled it full of dirt,
And placed the seed her daddy raised in the pocket of his shirt,
In the pocket of his shirt.

Chorus 2:
Haw! Old Bub there’s a new day coming, get that info down the line,
Well daddy’s lost his job again and momma ‘bout lost her mind,
And the baby won’t stop crying.

[Break: Banjo Solo]

Verse 3:
Way up early in the morning, pack up the pickup and head to town,
We got kennebecs and heirloom beans going dollar and a half a pound,
Going dollar and a half a pound

Then they jump on that old high-speed wire and tell’em what all they got
And the people came from all around and bought the whole damn lot,
They bought the whole damn lot.

Chorus 3:
Haw! Old Bub there’s a new day coming, get that info down the line,
They’ve set up an online market place and the mortgage got paid on time,
And the baby’s doing fine.

[Instrumental Out]