30 Odd Days

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In this cigar box rock n' roll jam we meet Bob Johnson who is accused -- based solely on circumstantial evidence -- of killing his girlfriend.

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30 Odd Days

The golden rays of the sun shone down
On the little shack in my home town
And all the birds flew off down Arnold Street
When it's hot like this the folks all know
That the swimming hole on Edgar's Road
Will be full of people trying to beat the heat

Louise fried chicken at the Poulet Shack
Bob would hang around at the back
and beg Louise to take a ride after dark
When her boss came back to get some ice
All he saw were Bob's tail lights
Speeding off toward Edgar's Road

(chorus)
They're digging up Bob Johnson's yard
And they already checked the trunk of his car
Nobody's seen Louise for 30 odd days
The Police say he's guilty as sin
Even his momma won't look at him
Only God knows his evil ways

Early next morning when the sun got hot
people wandered down to the swimming spot
carrying a picnic lunch to take a snack
When folks arrived that summer day
they saw tire tracks all over the place
and they found Louise's apron from the chicken shack

(chorus)

Bob ain't got no alibi
No witnesses are on his side
He'll swear to God up above
Louise is the woman I love

(chorus)

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from Vintage Blend, released October 15, 2019

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Manitoba Hal Shelburne, Nova Scotia

For over 15 years, Canadian blues artist Manitoba Hal has been forging a career as one of Canada’s most preeminent roots and blues multi-instrumentalists.

His original songs have become modern classics and his take on standards and popular blues songs of the past have brought him to the forefront of the Canadian and international blues scene.
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