The Life and Death Of…

by Rattlin Bone

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Exclusive to Bandcamp, this special bonus bundle release of the debut album from the Swampmeisters includes 2 videos, a comic-book, promo photos, a cd booklet and an art booklet plus a third video with a taster track for Rattlin Bone's next album 'It's Been A Wonderful Life…'
Only available with the download version.

'Calaca' Artwork on album cover courtesy of Karl Stephan. All Rights Reserved.

Album produced by Wily Bo Walker

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released 21 January 2014

Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Violin, Accordion, Double Bass, Drums and Percussion, Sound FX

L'il Neill - Trombones, Trumpet, Backing Vocals, Sound FX

Kareña K - Backing Vocals & The Vampirettes

Max Wynter - Trumpet

E D Brayshaw - Lead Guitar on 'Speaking Of Happiness'

Ronnie Costley - Vocal Characters on 'Shoot Me Down'

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Wily Bo Walker UK

Wily Bo Walker is a solo artist, successful songwriter, composer and performer noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances. He is the frontman with both of his bands ‘Rattlin Bone’ and ‘The Mescal Canyon Troubadours’.
Currently No 1 on the Myspace Blues charts, Wily Bo works across many styles and genres; blues, soul, jazz, rock, alternative…turn on the radio and DRIVE!!!
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Track Name: Shoot Me Down (feat. The Vampirettes)
FOOTSTEPS UP BEHIND ME ON A SATURDAY NIGHT
SEEMS LIKE YOU CAN'T TAKE A WALK WITHOUT TAKING A FRIGHT
I TAKE A LOOK DISCRETELY BUT I CAN'T SEE A FACE
I PUT MY BEST FOOT DOWN AND START TO INCREASE MY PACE
UNDERNEATH THE LAMPLIGHT AS I'M STARTING TO RUN
WELL! SHOOT ME DOWN IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN

LOOKEE HERE MISTER I DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH DOUGH
BUT YOU CAN HAVE WHAT I'VE GOT IF YOU JUST PLEASE LET ME GO
I GIVE HIM MY WALLET
HE GIVES ME A SMILE AND SAYS…
“YOU CAN LEAVE HERE WITH YOUR LIFE, COS I APPRECIATE YOUR STYLE!”
TURN AROUND THE CORNER AND I'M STARTING TO RUN
WELL! SHOOT ME DOWN ANOTHER MAN WITH A GUN!

“I DON'T HAVE NO MONEY, I GOT NOTHING TO LOSE!'
HE SAYS “THAT MAYBE SO, BUT I QUITE LIKE YOUR SHOES,
AND THAT SHIRT ON YOUR BACK WELL IT FITS YOU TOO LOOSE!
ANYWAY, I GOT THE GUN, I'LL JUST TAKE WHAT I CHOOSE!”
STANDING THERE NAKED AS HE TAKES OFF AND RUNS
I SEE SOMEONE TURN THE CORNER IT'S A…

STANDING STARK NAKED
IN A DEAD END LANE
AND I’M THINKING TO MYSELF
WELL HERE I GO AGAIN…
A POLICEMAN ARRIVES JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME
AND I'M THANKING GOD I'M SAVED FROM SUCH A PERSONAL CRIME
HIS EYES LIGHT UP
HE SAYS “HI SON!”
WELL I’M NOT SURE OF HIS INTENTION BUT THAT BASTARD'S PULLED A GUN…

SHOOT ME DOWN
IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN
SHOOT ME DOWN
IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN
SHOOT ME DOWN
IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN
SHOOT ME DOWN
IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN
UNDERNEATH THE LAMPLIGHT AS I'M STARTING TO RUN…

© 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Speaking Of Happiness
SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS
YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF MINE
MENTIONING LONLINESS
I FEEL LONELY ALL THE TIME
EVER SINCE YOU WENT AWAY
AFTER SWEARING WE WOULD NEVER PART
THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD SAY
COS WHO COULD TALK WITH A BROKEN HEART?

SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS
WHY DID IT HAVE TO LEAVE
MENTIONING FAITHLESSNESS
WHY COULD YOU NOT BELIEVE
YOU KNOW I LOVED YOU SO VERY MUCH
HOW COULD ANYTHING GO SO WRONG
WITH THE MAGIC OF YOUR TOUCH
AND YOUR LOVE TO KEEP ME STRONG

SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS
WHERE DID IT EVER GO
DID IT LEAVE WITH YOUR CARESS
AND THE TENDERNESS THAT I USED TO KNOW
OR IS IT RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES
A BLESSING IN DISGUISE
SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS
WHY DON'T WE GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY

SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS
ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME
ALL THAT LONLINESS
SPEAKING OF MY HAPPINESS
YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF MINE
ALL THIS LONLINESS
DEEP DOWN INSIDE…
Track Name: Sixteen Tons
SOME PEOPLE SAY A MAN IS MADE OUT OF MUD
A POOR MAN'S MADE OUT OF MUSCLE AND BLOOD
MUSCLE AND BLOOD AND SKIN AND BONE
A MIND THAT'S WEAK AND A BACK THAT'S STRONG

YOU HAUL SIXTEEN TONS, WHAT DO YA GET?

ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT

SAINT PETER DON'T YOU CALL ME CAUSE I CAN'T GO
I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE

I WAS BORN ONE MORNING IT WAS DRIZZLE AND RAIN
HEARTACHE AND TROUBLE ARE MY MIDDLE NAME
I WAS RAISED IN A CANEBRAKE BY AN OLD MAMA LION
NO HIGH-TONED WOMAN MAKE ME WALK THE LINE

YOU HAUL SIXTEEN TONS, WHAT DO YA GET?

ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT

SAINT PETER DON'T YOU CALL ME CAUSE I CAN'T GO
I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE

SEE ME COMIN' BETTER STEP ASIDE
A LOT OF MEN DIDN'T AND A LOT OF MEN DIED

I GOT ONE FIST OF IRON AND THE OTHER OF STEEL

THE RIGHT DON'T GET YOU THEN THE LEFT ONE WILL

YOU HAUL SIXTEEN TONS, WHAT DO YA GET?

ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT

SAINT PETER DON'T YOU CALL ME CAUSE I CAN'T GO
I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE

YOU HAUL SIXTEEN TONS, WHAT DO YA GET?

ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT

SAINT PETER DON'T YOU CALL ME CAUSE I CAN'T GO
I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE

SIXTEEN TONS
SIXTEEN TONS
SIXTEEN TONS
SIXTEEN TONS
Track Name: Ain't Hungry No More (Voodoo Zombie Blues)
I WANT YOU TO KNOW
I DON’T NEED YOU NO MORE
BABY, SINCE YOU BEEN A’GONE, GONE
I KEPT THE WOLVES FROM MY DOOR
I GOT A TROUBLING MIND
BUT I AIN’T
I AIN’T HUNGRY NO MORE

ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU GAVE ME
ALL THOSE PRETTY LITTLE LIES
I WRAPPED THEM UP
TRADED THEM IN
FOR JUST ONE LAST GOODBYE
I GOT A TROUBLING MIND
BUT I AIN’T
I AIN’T HUNGRY TONIGHT

SO GOODBYE BABY
BABY BYE BYE
SO GOODBYE BABY BABY
BABY BYE BYE
I GOT A TROUBLING MIND
BUT I AIN’T
I AIN’T HUNGRY TONIGHT

FIND ME WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT
CATCH ME CRAWLING ON THE FLOOR
I MIGHT BE DRUNK ON YOUR FRONT PORCH DARLIN’ BUT
I WON’T BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR
I GOT A TROUBLING MIND
BUT I AIN’T
I AIN’T HUNGRY NO MORE

SO GOODBYE BABY
BABY BYE BYE
SO GOODBYE BABY BABY
BABY BYE BYE
I GOT A TROUBLING MIND
BUT I AIN’T
I AIN’T HUNGRY TONIGHT

© 2010 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Drag Me Down
IT'S GONNA RAIN
I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BONES
NO DRIVING PAIN
OR ANY FAILURE I HAVE KNOWN
IS GONNA DRAG ME DOWN
GET ME RUNNING UNDERGROUND
I STILL GOTTA WORK
IN THIS GOD-FORSAKEN TOWN
BUT I'M NOT GONNA LET IT
NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN…

IT'S ALL THE SAME
ANOTHER NIGHT OUT ON YOUR OWN
NO SENSE OF SHAME
CAN GET TO RATTLIN MY BONES
I MIGHT BE COLD
ICY FINGERS THROUGH MY SOUL
I MIGHT BE ALONE SINCE THAT NIGHT I LET YOU GO
BUT I'M NOT GONNA LET IT
NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN…

NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN
NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN
AND WHEN THEY CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE HUMAN RACE
I WILL BE SIX FEET UNDER WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE
NO I'M NOT GONNA LET IT
NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN…

SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO WAP
SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO
SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO WAP
SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO
I MIGHT BE COLD
ICY FINGERS THROUGH MY SOUL
I MIGHT BE ALONE SINCE THAT NIGHT I LET YOU GO
BUT I'M NOT GONNA LET IT
NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN…

NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN
NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN
AND WHEN THEY CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE HUMAN RACE
I WILL BE SIX FEET UNDER WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE
NO I'M NOT GONNA LET IT
NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN…

SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO WAP
SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO
SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO WAP
SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO…

© 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: The Wrong Man
Instrumental

© 2011 Neill Bristow. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Such A Night
SUCH A NIGHT
IT'S SUCH A NIGHT
SWEET CONFUSION UNDER THE MOONLIGHT

SUCH A NIGHT
SUCH A NIGHT
TO STEAL AWAY, THE TIME IS RIGHT

YOUR EYES MET MINE
AT A GLANCE
YOU LET ME KNOW THIS WAS MY CHANCE

YOU CAME HERE WITH MY BEST FRIEND JIM
AND HERE I AM
TRYING TO STEAL YOU AWAY FROM HIM

OH, BUT IF I DON'T DO IT SOMEBODY ELSE WILL
IF I DON'T DO IT, YOU KNOW SOMEBODY ELSE WILL

AND IT'S SUCH A NIGHT
SUCH A NIGHT
SWEET CONFUSION UNDER THE MOONLIGHT

IT'S SUCH A NIGHT
SUCH A NIGHT
TO STEAL AWAY, THE TIME IS RIGHT

I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EARS
AND MY HEART JUST SKIPPED A BEAT
WHEN YOU TOLD ME TO TAKE YOU WALKING DOWN THE STREET

YOU CAME HERE WITH MY BEST FRIEND JIM
AND HERE I AM
STEALING YOU AWAY FROM HIM

OH, BUT IF I DON'T DO IT SOMEBODY ELSE WILL
IF I DON'T DO IT, YOU KNOW SOMEBODY ELSE WILL
Track Name: Rain On My Footsteps
RAIN ON MY FOOTSTEPS
WIND IN MY HAIR
TEN LONG YEARS
SINCE I LEFT YOU BACK THERE
I THINK ABOUT YOU
EVERY STEP THAT I GO
OH MY PRETTY DARLING
I STILL LOVE YOU SO

TEN YEARS
IS A MIGHTY LONG TIME
STRUNG OUT
ALONE
ON THE MISSISSIPPI MAINLINE
I THINK ABOUT YOU
EVERY STEP THAT I GO
AND OH MY DARLING
I STILL LOVE YOU SO

BUT IT WAS
BYE, BYE BABY
BABY BYE, BYE
I’M LEAVING IN THE MORNING
ON THE SEVEN-O-NINE
WHO CARES ABOUT TOMORROW, HONEY
WE’VE GOT TONIGHT
AND WE CAN MAKE BELIEVE
I NEVER GOT TO GO…

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
AND A POCKETFUL OF CHARMS
I’D TRADE ALL THE RAIN
IN SACRAMENTO
FOR A MOMENT IN YOUR ARMS
I THINK ABOUT YOU
EVERY STEP THAT I GO
OH MY DARLING
I LOVE YOU SO

BUT IT WAS
BYE, BYE BABY BABY
BABY BYE, BYE
I’M LEAVING IN THE MORNING
ON THAT SEVEN-O-NINE
WHO CARES ABOUT TOMORROW, HONEY
WE’VE GOT TONIGHT
AND WE CAN MAKE BELIEVE
I NEVER GOT TO GO…

RAIN ON MY FOOTSTEPS
THE WIND IN MY HAIR
I’D PAY THOSE DOGS IN HEAVEN
IF THEY’D JUST TAKE ME BACK THERE…
I THINK ABOUT YOU
EVERY STEP THAT I GO
AND OH MY PRETTY DARLING
I STILL LOVE YOU SO…

I STILL LOVE YOU DARLING
YEH
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME…
AH
DREAM ON
OH
DREAM ON
I LOVE YOU SO…

© 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Little Gina (Swamp Beat Burlesque)
LITTLE GINA
COULD BE THE DEVIL IN YOUR EYES
LITTLE GINA
WELL THIS MIGHT COME AS SOME SURPRISE
BUT I DREAMED THAT WE WERE LOVERS AGAIN YESTERDAY
NOW LITTLE GINA

LITTLE GINA
YOU KNOW THEY TELL ME LOVE IS BLIND
BUT LITTLE GINA
I CAN SEE YOU IN MY MIND
AND I’LL BE LOVING YOU UNTIL THE END OF TIME
NOW LITTLE GINA

COS YOU KNOW ONE NIGHT’S NOT ENOUGH
WELL IF YOU FALL IN LOVE
AND YOU’RE A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
'NEATH THE STARS ABOVE
GONNA PACK MY THINGS
AND IF I HAD MY WAY
I’M GONNA FIND YOU LITTLE GINA
BRING YOU HOME TO STAY

GINA LITTLE GINA
THE QUEEN OF MAKE BELIEVE-A
YOU CAN’T LEAVE ME HERE
JUST A HEART WITHOUT A BEAT
GINA LITTLE GINA
THE QUEEN OF ROCK’N’ROLL
TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN
YOU KNOW I’D GLADLY SELL MY SOUL
AND I DREAMED THAT WE WERE LOVERS AGAIN YESTERDAY
NOW LITTLE GINA

THIS IS THE BIG BEAT
THIS IS THE BIG BEAT
OH YEAH!

YOU KNOW ONE NIGHT’S NOT ENOUGH
WELL IF YOU FALL IN LOVE
AND YOU’RE A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
'NEATH THE STARS ABOVE
I’M GONNA PACK MY THINGS
AND IF I HAD MY WAY
I’M GONNA FIND YOU LITTLE GINA
GONNA…

GINA LITTLE GINA
THE QUEEN OF MAKE BELIEVE-A
YOU CAN’T LEAVE ME HERE
JUST A HEART WITHOUT A BEAT
GINA LITTLE GINA
THE QUEEN OF ROCK’N’ROLL
TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN
YOU KNOW I’D GLADLY SELL MY SOUL
AND I DREAMED THAT WE WERE LOVERS AGAIN YESTERDAY
NOW LITTLE GINA

© 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: I'm Going Home
I’M GOING HOME
I’M GOING HOME
IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE
I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE

WELL I BEEN BURNING THESE TYRES
SINCE BEFORE YOU WERE BORN
I TELL YOU SHE WAS ONE SWEET RIDE
ONE TOO MANY DOWN MCKENZIE RIDGE
AND THAT GODDAM HOG JUST DIED

PICKLE EYED JOHNNY AND SWEET BABY SUE
WELCOMED ME WITH CLICKER’S AND FRIES
WE GOT ALL SHOOK UP
AFTER A YEAR OR TWO
WHAT CAN I TELL YOU BUT I LOVE YOU GUYS

I’M GOING HOME
I’M GOING HOME
IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE
I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE

CHICKEN STOMPIN GINA WITH A BIG TROMBONE
MIXING UP A HEAVENLY STEW
WELL I WAS SHAKING LIKE CALACA
AND A’RATTLIN DEM BONES
THAT GIRL COULD MIX A MEAN VOODOO

I’M GOING HOME
I’M GOING HOME
IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE
I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE

PULLING OUT OF FRESNO
IN A JACKET OF RAIN
I ENDED UP A'THUMBIN A RIDE
NOW I’M HANGING WITH CHRISTINA AND A BUCKET OF PAIN
BUT I’M STILL COOKIN WITH FORMALDEHYDE

AND MY BROTHER LUKE
SAID HE COULD SHOW ME THE LIGHT
AND DO DO DO ME A LINE
I’VE BEEN ALL FUCKED UP FOR THESE PAST TEN YEARS
BUT I CAN SAY IT’S BEEN A WONDERFUL LIFE…

I’M GOING HOME
I’M GOING HOME
IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE
I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE

I’M GOING HOME
I’M GOING HOME
IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE
I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE

I’M GOING HOME
I’M GOING HOME
IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE
I LEFT MY BABY AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
BUT I’LL MEET HER ON THE OTHER SIDE

BROTHERS AND SISTERS
I’M GOING HOME
IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE
I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE…

© 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.