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THERE WAS GONNA BE A SHOTGUN WEDDING BUT HE DIDN’T COME THE ONLY THING THAT PAPA KNEW WAS WHICH WAY TO RUN AIN’T NO FIGHT HE EVER WON AND ALL HE LEFT WAS A BASTARD SON OF A BASTARD SON MAMA TRIED TO DO WHAT SHE CAN TRY TO MAKE WILY BO IN TO SOME KIND OF MAN FOR ALL THE GOOD SHE EVER DONE I’M LIVING THE LIFE OF A BASTARD SON OF A BASTARD SON WELL I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING [I’M GONNA MAKE IT] I’M GONNA GET WHAT I NEED [I’M GONNA TAKE IT] AIN’T NOBODY GONNA STAND IN MY WAY [HEY] I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING [I’M GONNA GET IT] NOTHING GONNA STOP ME [AIN’T GONNA LET IT] I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD THAT’S WHAT MY PA USED TO SAY ALL MY LIFE I’VE BEEN A HIGHWAY CHILD BURNING RUBBER COVERING MILES SPENT MY TIME HIDING FROM A MAN WITH A GUN LIVING MY LIFE AS A BASTARD SON OF A BASTARD SON © 2019 Phil Thomas. All Rights Reserved

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“I‘ll sleep when I’m dead
That’s what my Pa used to say…”

'Bastard Son' is a VoodooVille tale and another drunken, swamp’n’stomp, Southern Gothic fable. This one from the pen of Phil Thomas

Performed here with Wily Bo Walker and friends, ‘Bastard Son’ is a stand alone story which also sets the scene and highlights the background of the lead character in Wily Bo’s forthcoming production of ‘The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’

Some fine guests have joined Wily and Phil on this recording: Ned Clamp on harmonica and E D Brayshaw, Don Gordon & Rattlin Bone’s very own Li’l Neill on claps, shouts and backing vocals

Wily Bo has given the song his trademark cinematic production

Phil Thomas is an ethnomusicologist. Formerly a director of an arts festival, he now researches and writes about topics in the world of music
He also writes & performs his own songs with instruments crafted from objects such as cigar boxes, broom handles & recycled objects (www.clippings.me/philip-thomas)

Also available as a bonus download with this release is Phil's book on the history of the Diddley Bow 'It's Been a Long Hard Road' available as a PDF or epub

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released April 30, 2021

Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Whistling,
Sound FX, Stomps, Claps, Shouts & The VoodooVille Choir

Phil Thomas - Acoustic Guitar, Diddley Bow, Tambourine, Cowbell, Cajon Shouts & Backing Vocals

Ned Clamp - Harp
Don Gordon - Shouts & Backing Vocals
E D Brayshaw - Shouts & Claps
Neill Bristow - Shouts & Claps

Produced by Wily Bo Walker

Mastered at 24 Bit 44.1khz by Denis Blackham, Skye Mastering

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