THEME FROM THE TUSSLER instrumental Gebhardts very own Duellin’Banjos ! tuning (L to H):G D G A D personnel: Duellin’ Flint Geb-banjo,acc g Charlie Bob Bent-acc g words: music: Gebhardt SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD A good ol’ classic by mr’s Green & Montgomery, originally performed by just about everyone,but Taj Mahals version is really good. The Flying Burrito Brothers can be seen doing it at Altamont in the Stones’ «Gimme Shelter» movie. Tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: Duellin’ Flint Geb-banjo Snakebite Ryan-g,voc Carlie Bob Bent-b,acc g K.K.Karlsen-steel guitar Barry HilLien-lead voc,piano Chicken shakin’ Lolly Hanks Jr-d words: Green & Montgomery music: Green & Montgomery FRANCES see Lobotomizer for words Joni Mitchell goes west...... tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: S.Ryan-electric g C.B.Bent-b,acc g B.H.Lien-voc,piano C.S.Lolly H.Jr-d words: Sæther music: Sæther BABYLON See Demon Box for words The way this D.B.-punkrocker was originally intended- mellow & easy: we just didn’t dare to at the time....... tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-banjo S.Ryan-electric g,voc C.B.Bent-b,voc.acc g B.H.Lien-lead voc,piano C.S.Lolly H.Jr-d K.K.Karlsen-steel guitar words: Sæther music: Sæther I KNOW YOU ,RIDER Written by the legendary Trad Arr, this song has been done by just about every folk-singer ever,as well as a multitude of «folksily inclined» bands such as the Byrds and of course the good ol’ Grateful Dead,on which we based our version. The audience is not a tussler-crowd,but taken from a Lust-O-Rama live tape Strype had lying around. No offence! tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-banjo S.Ryan-electric g,voc C.B.Bent-b,acc g,voc B.H.Lien-piano,voc C.S.Lolly H.Jr-d Words: trad arr music: trad arr HOGWASH See Lobotomizer for words Or should that be Hogwalk ? The International Tussler Society gets funky,and includes Lobotomizer the song in this medley. tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: D:F.Geb-banjo S.Ryan-g,voc C.B.Bent-b,voc,»handmonica» B.H.Lien-lead voc C.S.Lolly H.Jr-d THE TUSSLER (Slight Return) A Minor key version of The Theme, written & played by the lovable Duellin’ Flint. SONNYBOY GAYBAR I’m a poor lonesome cowboy and I roam around the country from the Appalachian mountains to the Gulf of Mexico I once had a girlfriend, but now I have 3 wives and a kid in every town in the West Sonnyboy Gaybar Sonnyboy Gaybar I’m the golden boy of the Oregon Trail, and I’ll be back someday Polly Peggy Sue with her eyes so blue and her southern lips & hips in a dress You’re cheatin’ all the boys but you’re livin’ just for me, and what you’ve got the others just can guess....... tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-banjo S.Ryan-violin,voc C.B.Bent-mandolin,voc B.H.Lien-b,voc C.S.Lolly H.Jr-d words: Sæther & Ryan music: Sæther,Ryan,Gebhardt,Lien SUNCHILD See Demon Box For words Again the Tussler version is closer to the original idea than the version on D.B., but the vocal delivery is a bit too much on the psevdo-gospel-y side for comfort as far as Charlie Bob is concerned,but Emmilou wasn’t available,so.......... tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: S.Ryan-electric g C.B.Bent-b,acc g B.H.Lien-Lead voc,piano K.K.Karlsen-steel guitar Chris-voc words: Sæther music: Sæther WAITING FOR THE ONE See Demon Box for words ye-haw! The ultimate kickass longhair country revenge! and I’ll personally lynch any sumbitch that sez diff’rently!! This song pretty much validates the whole Tussler Experience, as far as I’m concerned. tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-banjo S.Ryan-violin C.B.Bent-b,mandolin,acc g B.H.Lien-lead voc C.S.Lolly H.Jr-d,voc words: Sæther music Sæther A MEMORY Ever walked along a beach sometime? The waves washed your past away, hid it in the memory of the sea Ever play your part to perfection sometime? When every second is hit or miss ever wonder why it’s always like this? Gulping for breath, the rotting leaves were sucked into his mouth James,you’re just a memory That’s what it’s all about Ever felt the loneliness of a crown trandecendent without wanting to be ever wondered where she really did go? ever played your part to perfection sometime? When every second is hit or miss- ever wondered why it’s always like this? Chorus a memory,a memory,James you’re just a memory........ tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-acc g S.Ryan-g C.B.Bent-b,voc B.H.Lien-piano,lead voc C.S.Lolly H.jr-d K.K.Karlsen-steel guitar words: Sæther music: Sæther with Ryan NOTE: This song was among the first we ever recorded.A punkrock version was taped during the sessions for Maiden Voyage and released on a compilation tape called «Knall- The Album vol 3» in 1990.It’ll probably be re-released some time, but until then,this’ll have to do-it’s better anyhow.................. POLKA WITH THE DEVIL I know a guy they call Freddie, he has nothing much to do he’s a full blooded fuck up- spends every wakung minute sniffin’ glue and solvents,getting high and falling low he’s dancing Polka with the Devil and the devil just won’t let him go He’s a kid without a concience, he’s hardly 17 he’s not a threat,he’s not a danger a phony rebel with a brain like gelatine and in a year now,he’ll ride his very own horse dancin’ Polka with the Devil and going down slow.... I don’t sympathize with Freddie, but where there’s darkness there is light he’s onto something valid it’s a pity,though ,that he didn’t get it right of course there’s discord,there’s a world to change,that’s true I’d rather dance Polka with the Devil than squaredance with those fools........ tuning (H to L): E A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-banjo S.Ryan-g,voc C.B.Bent-b,mandolin,voc,g,perc B.H.Lien-voc C.S.Lolly H.jr-d K.K.Karlsen-steel guitar Words: Sæther music: Gebhardt & Sæther NOTE: Only on vinyl edition. LAZY DAYS Every country album worth having, made after 1970-something,has some music made by and/or related to the one and only Gram Parsons.The ultimate long- hair country hero died a junkie in 1973,but in only 6 years totally rejuvenated a whole style of music.L.D. was recorded by the Byrds for their only Gram-ified album «Sweetheart of the rodeo» in 1968,but the song was dropped from the album running order.Gram re-recorded it for The Flying Burrito Brothers’ second album «Burrito DeLuxe» in 1970,and that’s where we got it. tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-banjo S.Ryan-g,voc C.B.Bent-b,voc B.H.Lien-lead voc C.S.Lolly H.jr-d K.K.Karlsen-steel guitar words: G.Parsons music: G.Parsons NOTE: Only on vinyl edition CHANGES I was born in the middle of a big city I grew up with asphalt & traffic jam I think concrete buildings are so pretty may sounds weird,but that’s the way I am They want me to wear hats and boots and torquise just because I like to pick some country stuff Why do I have to look just like a cowboy? I don’t want to be acting as a bluff! But I like to sing Odelay,odelay,odelay And I think it’s fun : hey-di-hey-di-hey-di-ho Changes are so hard when it goes against your will (x2) I don’t have to lead a cow to be a cowboy I don’t have to own a horse to take a ride pickin’ & singin’ my music is the real joy I love livin’ this way,that’s my pride repeat 1st verse Chorus tuning (L to H): E A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-banjo,g S.Ryan-g,voc,mandolin C.B.Bent-b,voc B.H.Lien-piano,voc K.K.Karlsen-steel guitar,lead voc C.S.Lolly H.Jr-d words: Karlsen music: Karlsen NOTE: Only on vinyl version,and nobody proof-read the lyrics....... ALBUQUERQUE Neil Young Classic from perhaps his finest album «Tonight’s the Night».Ours is basicly a straight copy of the original,but sounds like The I.T.S.,and works really well. The I.T.S’s finest hour? tuning (L to H): D A D G B E personnel: D.F.Geb-banjo S.Ryan-g,voc C.B.Bent-b,lead voc B.H.Lien-piano,voc C.S.Lolly H.Jr-d,harmonica,voc K.K.Karlsen-steel guitar words: N.Young musuc: N.Young NOTE: Only on vinyl edition. During the second I.T.S. session these songs were recorded as well: Bird Song,One more saturday night,It must’ve been the roses (All by the Grateful Dead),With care from someone (Gene Clark),Illinois (Sæther,Ryan,Burt), and Queen Chinee (Ryan,Sæther).Most of these are quite good and will probably be released at a later date.
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