“With A Spade”

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Track listing in order:

  1. It’ll Be Alright (Travis Book / Sarah Siskind)
  2. Walking Slow Behind You (Hy Heath / Johnny Lange)
  3. Down Along the Dixie Line (David Rawlings / Gillian Welch)
  4. Come Sail Away (Dennis DeYoung)
  5. Compadres in the Old Sierra Madres (Paul W Chrisman)
  6. Mando Bounce (Jim Hurst)
  7. Rain in Durango (Guy Clark / Ray Stephenson / Shawn Camp)
  8. I Call It Gone (Melonie Cannon)
  9. Stripes (Brandy Clark / Matt Jenkins / Shane McAnally)
  10. Steam Powered Aereo Plane (John Hartford)
  11. The Graveyard Shift (Steve Earle)
  12. All About That Bass (Kevin Kadish / Meghan Trainor)
  13. Sail to Australia (Steve Brines / Sam Bush)
  14. My Baby Thinks He’s a Train (Leroy Preston)
  15. Ol’ Slewfoot (Howard Hausey / Eddie Manney)
  16. Camping by the Sun (Peter Mayer c 1997 www.blueboat.net)

The Pipi Pickers are:
Jenine Abarbanel: Double bass, Vocals
Garry Bigwood: Mandolin, Vocals
Barry Torkington: Guitar
Nathan Torkington: Banjo

Also with:
John Egenes: Dobro on Tracks 1, 9, 11, and 16 and Guitar on Track 6.
Anna Bowen: Fiddle on Tracks 2, 5, 10, 13, and 15
Gunther Flutney: backing vocals on 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, and 15

Recorded at Otago University by John Egenes. All songs produced and mixed by John Egenes.
Mastered by Dave Glasser at Airshow, Boulder, Colorado.
Produced with assistance from NZMiC, University of Otago

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Cover design and layout by Slavka Franclikova.
Cover and band photos by Aurelia Torkington.

Special thanks to all our friends in the Australian bluegrass community and New Zealand folk music community for your love and support, and to our endlessly patient families especially Sue Bigwood and Dee Torkington. Thanks to John Egenes for all his efforts and generosity. Thanks also to Sarah Winge, Leonard Cohen, Bruce and Andrea Packard, Doug and Lynn Wallace. Much love and thanks to everyone at the Mountain Pickers Association of Victoria, Australia.

The Pipis are proud members of the Australasian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association. www.abotma.org.au

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Song book:
It’ll be Alright (Travis Book, Sarah Siskind)
Key: G
NB: 1st 3 verse lines and “don’t look back” in chorus are in 7/8

G_______________D_________G
Always thought that you would fly
C_______G________D
Sail away, learn to ride
C__________________________Em
What you waiting for, a change in tide
G_________D_______G
Take a train, catch a flight
E__D_____D_______G
Go ahead, it’ll be alright

No one that you owe it to,
You’ll do what you want to do
Start the car and leave tonight,
Go ahead it’ll be alright
We’ll still be here, it’ll be alright

Drive out past the city lights,
Watch the day turn into night
You’ll be feeling better by midnight,
Winding road will make it right
Go ahead, it’ll be alright

CHORUS:
Em______________________D
What is past is done, No use holding on
C
Don’t look back
Em__________________D
That old house is gone, Ground it rested on
C_________Em_____D
Turn out that light
G_____________D_______G
Don’t look back, it’ll be alright

(in the solos, the last G chord of one break is the first G chord of the next)

Take your chances when they come
Don’t wait for somethin’ or someone
Hate to miss a chance at life
Go ahead, it’ll be alright
Take a chance, it’ll be alright

Walking Slow Behind You (Hy Heath and James Lange)
We first heard this by Judy Roderick off her album “Woman Blue.” Nobody was credited as song writer on the album.

C
They’ll be walking slow behind you
_________F7
And they’ll know just where to find you
_____C___________________G
If you don’t leave my baby alone

C
There’ll be flowers by the dozens
_____F7
From uncles, aunts and cousins
_____C___________ G_______C
When all your earthly trials have flown

G
They’ll take you out to you know where
____C
And lay you in the shade
_____D7__________________G___________G7
Then proceed to pat your ugly features with a spade

So allow me to remind you
They’ll be walking slow behind you
Satan’s gonna claim you for his own
If you don’t leave my baby alone

They’ll cover you with violets
They’ve gathered in the dell
There’ll be lots of flowers but you think you’ll be in shape to smell?

Well remind me to remind you
They’ll be walking slow behind you
Friends will gather round to weep and moan. Weep and moan!
If you don’t leave my baby alone. [STOP]

If you don’t leave my baby alone.

Down Along The Dixie Line (Gillian Welch, David Rawlings)
Key: A

A
Way down in Dixie, oh do they miss me
D_________________A
Down along the Dixie line
A
Banjoes are strummin’, horseflies are hummin’
B7______________D
Ripe melons on the vine

____F#m_______A_________D_______B7
The gold and the gray weeds sing look away
_A________________E_____A
Way down along the Dixie line

I spent my childhood walking the wildwood
Down along the Dixie line
Freight trains are squallin’, eyeballs are ballin’
Four engines at a time
I was so happy with Momma and Pappy
Down along the Dixie line

[Chorus]
A______________________D
Can’t you hear those drivers wail
_________A _______________ E
Can’t you see those bright rails shine
______A______________D
Gonna catch that Fireball Mail
_________F#m____E____A
Leave the northland far behind

A river of whiskey flows down in Dixie
Down along the Dixie line
They pulled up the tracks now, I can’t go back now
Can’t hardly keep from crying
Oh do they miss me way down in Dixie
Down along the Dixie line

[Chorus]

Come Sail Away (Dennis DeYoung)

Compadres in the Old Sierra Madres (Paul W Chrisman)

Mando Bounce (Jim Hurst)

Rain in Durango (Guy Clark / Ray Stephenson / Shawn Camp)

I Call It Gone (Melonie Cannon)

Stripes (Brandy Clark / Matt Jenkins / Shane McAnally)

Steam Powered Aereo Plane (John Hartford)

The Graveyard Shift (Steve Earle)

All About That Bass (Kevin Kadish / Meghan Trainor)

Sail to Australia (Steve Brines / Sam Bush)

My Baby Thinks He’s a Train (Leroy Preston)

Slewfoot (Howard Hausey / Eddie Manney)

Camping by the Sun (Peter Mayer c 1997 www.blueboat.net)