Jockey Full of Bourbon

by Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands

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John Cuellar An excellent treatment of the Tom Waits original. Just reverent enough to please his fans, but with a lot of unique touches (and of course, the vocals) that make it stand on its own.


Recorded at On Pop of the World Studios
Crystal Bright - vocals, piano, stumpfiddle
Jeremy Haire - guitar, double bass, percussion
Randy Seals - percussion
Adam Collis - trombone


Edna Million in a drop dead suit
Dutch pink on a downtown train
Two dollar pistol but the gun won't shoot
I'm in the corner on the pouring rain
16 men on a deadman's chest
And I've been drinking from a broken cup
2 pairs of pants and a mohair vest
I'm full of bourbon; I can't stand up.

Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire; your children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire; your children are alone

Schiffer broke a bottle on Morgan's head
And I've been stepping on the devil's tail
Across the stripes of full moon's head
Through the bars of a Cuban jail
Bloody fingers on a purple knife
A flamingo drinking from a cocktail glass
I'm on the lawn with someone else's wife
Admiring the view from up on top of the mast

Yellow sheets on Hong Kong bed
Stazybo horn and a Slingerland ride
To the carnival is what she said
A hundred dollars makes it dark inside.


released August 18, 2015
Written by Tom Waits and Karen Brennan



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Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands Greensboro, North Carolina

Crystal's songs heavily incorporate her educational background in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology and her experiences playing in groups that have varied from Mariachi, Chinese, Balinese Gamelan, Samba, to Ugandan ensembles.
"This is what it would sound like if Kate Bush were to genetically fuse with Danny Elfman and Dresden Dolls in some strange biological experiment."
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