Ain't Gonna Dig My Own Grave (No More)

from by Wily Bo Walker & Li'l Neill

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“I’m half way up to heaven, darlin’
I hear the devil knocking my front door…”

Presenting the début single ‘Ain’t Gonna Dig My Own Grave (No More)’ taken from ’The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’

Wily Bo & Li’l Neill have been in the studio laying down the music for ‘The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’ and the original soundtrack album which will be released on CD and download prior to opening the doors of the stage show to the public in 2018

Swamp blues, voodoo jazz, circus burlesque, mixed with more than a smattering of N’awlins swagger and gypsy singalong tales of drunkenness and cruelty…

“Expect an evening of the unexpected!”

Building upon the stories in the songs from the album and, much like their ‘live’ tours and festival appearances, ‘The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’ will feature ‘alternative’ sideshow acts, fire-eaters, burlesque dancers and a whole lot more!

“A veritable feast of strange!”

Li’l Neill will again lead the ‘Bone Army from the depths of the swamp and, of course,
Wily Bo will be bringing his top hat, silver cane and alter-ego’s swagger as the Ringmaster of the madcap swamp blues burlesque voodoo circus:

lyrics

WHAT’S THAT?
WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY?
YEAH, YOU COULD SAY I GOT A TROUBLING MIND…

WAS GONNA TELL YOU A STORY
THAT STARTED WITH THE KING OF THE ROAD
BUT DIGGING THIS HOLE S’BEEN A’TAKING IT’S TOLL
AND NOW I THINK THAT STORY’S BETTER LEFT UNTOLD
I’VE BEEN OUT HERE WALKING
THERE’S A FULL MOON ON THE RISE
SOME FOLKS BELIEVE IN THAT VOODOO-ESE
AND THAT EMPTY KIND OF MAGIC FROM BEHIND YOUR EYES

I’M HALFWAY UP TO HEAVEN, DARLING
I HEAR THE DEVIL KNOCKING MY FRONT DOOR
I’M HALF WAY UP TO HEAVEN DARLING
I AINT GONNA DIG MY OWN GRAVE
NO MORE…

DON’T WANT TO KNOW OF YOUR PROBLEMS
COS I’VE GOT A FEW OF MY OWN
I DON’T WANT TO HEAR OF YOUR LOVES AND YOUR FEARS
COS I CAN HEAR HIM BREATHING WHEN YOU PICK UP THE PHONE
AND ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU GAVE ME
ALL THOSE PECULIAR LIES
I WRAPPED THEM UP AND I TRADED THEM IN
FOR JUST ONE LAST GOOD BYE BYE BYE

AND NOW I’M HALFWAY UP TO HEAVEN, DARLING
I HEAR THE DEVIL KNOCKING MY FRONT DOOR
I’M HALF WAY UP TO HEAVEN DARLING
I AINT GONNA DIG MY OWN GRAVE NO MORE…
NO MORE…

I AIN’T GONNA DIG MY OWN GRAVE
NOT FOR YOU, NO MORE

GABRIEL AND JEREMIAH
BEEN TALKING ABOUT SCRIPTURES TO ME
WELL I’M NOT CALLING THEM LIARS
IT’S JUST THAT THINGS YOU HEAR THESE DAYS ARE
SO HARD TO BELIEVE
I HEARD YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME
I HEARD THAT YOU SAY THAT YOU CARE
I HEARD YOU’VE BEEN DANCING WITH STRANGERS, DARLING
DOWN WHERE THOSE ANGELS THEY JUST DON’T DARE

I’M HALFWAY UP TO HEAVEN, DARLING
I HEAR THE DEVIL KNOCKING MY FRONT DOOR
HALF WAY UP TO HEAVEN
I AINT GONNA DIG MY OWN GRAVE
I’M HALFWAY UP TO HEAVEN
I HEAR THE DEVIL KNOCKING MY FRONT DOOR
I'M HALF WAY UP TO HEAVEN DARLING
I AINT GONNA DIG MY OWN GRAVE NO MORE
NO MORE…

I AIN'T GONNA DIG MY OWN GRAVE
WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?
YOU COULD SAY I GOT A TROUBLING MIND, HA
SO I’M JUST GONNA PACK MY THINGS
GONNA PACK MY THINGS
AND WAVE GOODBYE…

© 2017 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved

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from Ain't Gonna Dig My Own Grave (No More), released May 5, 2017
Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Handclaps, Double Bass, Hammond Organ, Guitars

Li'l Neill - Trombones & Backing Vocals

The Monks of Unspeakably Dirty Habits - Choir

Produced by Wily Bo Walker

Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London

'Ain't Gonna Dig My Own Grave (No More)' © 2017 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved

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Wily Bo Walker London, UK

Wily Bo Walker is a Scottish artist, songwriter, composer and performer noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances.

'The Wily Bo Walker Story' is a twin album release (Jan 2016) comprising his trilogy of albums from 2015:
('Moon Over Indigo', 'Stone Cold Beautiful' & 'A Long Way From Heaven') plus 8 bonus tracks!

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