Last Transmission

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A quiet story delivered with the sound of song birds singing outside the studio window. "We had a hard time convincing Jay to open the window and place a mic there for the session" says Hal. The last sounds heard on this album are birds singing and the wind rustling in the trees.

lyrics

Last Transmission

It was the last transmission before he headed out
Whiskey headed and bound for letting go
He said the city's never been the same
Like a full house in the wrong card game
He lost his way

If you've got a bottle then I have got the will
A desire to drink and I hope I never will
It's been a while since the wind changed
and it blows through my house like an old freight train
and I'm so tired

(chorus)
It's the last transmission I'm ever gonna send
Take this message to my friends
It's the last time I tell them how I feel
It's the last time

They found his car out on highway 61
With a note, a bottle and a cold shotgun
The note said fellas I'm on my way
I had some fun there's nothing left to say
but I'm so tired

(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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