Hung Him on a Tree

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Hung Him On A Tree
By Kathleen Dunbar
Copyright by Kathleen Dunbar

Verses:
Chinese love song playin in the rain
with a coin for luck and a joke for the pain
he was lookin for the holy grail
she was candy sweet, naked as a nail STOMP

Little Miss Slyboots laughin out loud, Ooh!
sugar in her kiss and her name on the shroud
baby you think you’re pushin cool
well I take cash/STOMP money and I ain’t no fool

The Ohs

how’d you get in trouble with the law
you ain’t heard nothin, there’s nothin that you saw
playin with the bottle with the pistol with the drug
keep lookin, till you find
looooooove

Christ was the fall guy, hung him on a tree
talkin to his daddy said you forgot me
I’m so fulla woe
o, ho, lookin for your sayso
that’s all that I know

Aphrodite in her nightie and a old blind shark
angel and the devil put a bet on their mark
deed gets done, then we know by dark

pull it, shake it, break it on down
that’s how you keep alive in this town
no time to mess a-round

The Ohs

INSTRUMENTAL

watch it go, money you spent
hair and nails women with the strong accent
foot out the limo see the high heels shine
ain’t got the dollar, they ain’t got
tiiiiiiiiime

Christ was the fall guy, hung him on a tree
talkin to his daddy said you forgot me
I’m so fulla woe
o, ho, lookin for your sayso
that’s all that I know

livin high on the hog, gotta have dough
axe them cards, cards say no
help yourself nobody gotta know

then you get a shovel and you put it in the ground
they’ll never know what it was that you found
nest egg don’t make no sound

The Ohs

credits

from Liars, Cutthroats and Dames, released August 4, 2017
Kathleen Dunbar/songwriting, vocals. Gawain Mathews/keyboard, guitars. Kyle Caprista/drums. Dan Feiszli/standup bass. Nicholas Daniel Wlodarszyk/trombone. Rich Armstrong/trumpet. Bryan S. Dyer/backing vocals.

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Kathleen Dunbar San Francisco, California

You may notice my songs are about angels and devils, birth, life, death, about creation and crumbling destruction—the troubles we humans get ourselves into and the choices we make—some of them funky, some of them ending in the dark, others rising into the light of morning. Touching, humorous, spellbinding storytelling—my songs brings you into the irony, the tragedy, and the possibilities of life. ... more

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