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Composer : Kathleen Nisbet and Steve Charles
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Track Produced by John Raham and Viper Central


Music is a whiskey drink, take you to the ground
Fiddle is a box of sin, carries the Devil's sound
Devil's string will lead you to where what's lost is found

Still got the old tunes
Tuned in the Devil's key
Gonna play like hell till I break the spell
Between the world and me

I came to fiddle and dance, didn't come to marry
Tying knots in the Devil's tail, even on a Sunday
Take me as a guest tonight, no longer will I tarry

Went up north to get away, hear the ocean blue
Shut out the cold dark night, find the gospel true
Flames flickered round the walls and smoke filled up the flue

Still got the old tunes

Preacher come and take his time, say what should be done
Put the fiddle away and be afraid, go down with the setting sun
Then he drives away on down the road with the devil riding shotgun


from The Spirit of God and Madness, released March 1, 2017
Kathleen Nisbet :Vocals and Fiddle
Steve Charles : Vocals and Guitar
Chris Suen : Vocals and Banjo
Mark Vaughan : Mandolin
Patrick Metzger : Bass


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Viper Central is an acoustic stringband based in Vancouver. With roots in bluegrass and old time traditions, they have carved a niche for themselves with their original tunes and arrangements.

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