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The Original Pearl River Turnaround

from The Original Pearl River Turnaround by Chris Rawlings

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Mark A Folse Loved this song since I heard it in the long ago on WTUL in New Orleans.
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    This Vinyl takes original songs from my first 2 releases Pearl River Turnaround and Soupe du Jour. 4 songs were rerecorded. The originals were all studio albums from the early 1970s and feature many many notable artists including Anna McGarrigle (with Peter Weldon and Jack Nissenson-marking a vocal trio from the Mountain City 4); Cathy Fink, a Grammy winner with partner Marcy Marxer, teamed up with Duck Donald (sic) to deliver harmonies. on many of the others; Nancy White of Momnipotent and CDC fame, Henry Heilig of the Heillig Maneouver; Studio recordings were Morin Heights Le Studio, Studio Six (Montreal), Philo Records (Vermont) and Kensington Sound (Toronto). More details in the close-up pictures

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lyrics

Pearl River Turnaround

Sittin' on a fence with a straw between my teeth
And the green and the blue of the forest and the sky
And a thought came to myfeet and my feet began to move
Down a country road, it's

Chorus:
Only six miles to the Pearl River Turnaround
Never very far in the sun or the rain
If you don't turn 'round at the Pearl River Turnaround
Never get back again

Down the road I went past the village and the farm
With a whistle and a tune singing “je méfie personne” (I don't distrust anyone)
First I crossed the river and then I got a ride
To the Pearl River Turnaround, down a country road, it's... chorus

Well, first I crossed the river and then I got a ride
With a banker in a Ford and a hippy in a hot rod
Took me to the city with the buildings growing tall
and it's so far back, to the Pearl River Turnaround, down a country road it's...chorus

He took me to the city, I asked him where to stay
He said I should ask anyone who looked like him
So I asked him again and he give me all the ropes
And I slept and I begged and I borrowed and it's so far back to the Pearl River Turnaround, down the country road it's...Chorus

I smoked and I laughed and then I took a pill
And when nothing happened well I went up to a hill
I sat and I talked with a woman for an hour
'Till she left on her high heels, taller than the trees, I slept and I begged and I borrowed and it5' so far back to the pearl River Turnaround, down a country road it's....Chorus

Just sittin on the grass and who should arrive
Jesus and the Virgin in an apparition
I could not even speak, they were so beautiful
That I didn't even think to confess all my sins, till she left on her high heels taller than the trees and I slept and I begged and I borrowed and it's so far back to the Pearl River Turnaroun, down a country road it's...chorus

Dieu me parlez-Vous, that's all I could say
And when I looked around again they had gone away
So I asked a pretty girl, sittin' close to me
If she saw what I'd seen, she said

“The blue bottled spider man chased her by the statues of the rain soaked streets sellin' headbands as a front to the leaders of the students on the steps of the building” and I said “hold it lady, it doesn't make any sense, if she saw what I'd seen that I didn't even think to confess all my sins till she left on her high heels taller than the trees and I slept and I begged nd I borrowed and it's so far back to the Pearl River Turnaround down a country road it's....Chorus

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from The Original Pearl River Turnaround, released June 1, 1970

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Chris Rawlings Toronto, Ontario

Chris Rawlings is a honey-baritone singer, nimble-fingered guitar picker and gifted song-writer noted for his originality.

Rawlings embraces quick and complex chords and intricate harmonic and rhythmic structures. He adds authenticity to Celtic jigs and reels with a masterful touch on the recorder.
He charms with an easy voice that goes right to the heart.
See YouTube: Song of the Old Bush Pilot
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