Ballad of the Clover

from by Crispy Watkins

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Go away my clover
Get out of my head
I'm tired of hearing what the people said

Go away my clover
Get out of my bed
I can finally recognize the smell of death

I met a ghost down in New Orleans,
her eyes shone like fire reflected in the sea, reflected in the sea

She looked at my clover and shook her head,
She said soon my friend I fear we'll all be dead, we'll all be dead

Go away my clover
Get out of my head
How can I live with nothing but regret

Go away my clover
Get out of my bed
I'm up all night, I cannot rest my head

I've been chasing the clover my whole life,
Thought if it smelled so sweet it must taste mighty fine, it must taste mighty fine

I couldn't be happy with just one bite,
Guess I should have known then that something wasn't right, something wasn't right

Go away my clover
Let me be free
I thought I was myself but it wasn't me

Go away my clover
You're not for me
I can't believe I thought you're all I'd need

I went to the men working in the fields,
Women and children working at their heals, working at their heals

I asked a man what is your wage,
He said this is America and we're your slaves, and we're your slaves

Go away my clover

I went to the mountain to have a look
As I climbed I found no mountaintop, just a barren hole in the rock

I asked the mountain what has been done
I have gone so your factories can run, so your factories can run

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from And It Will Move, released February 8, 2012

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Crispy Watkins Fort Collins, Colorado

Crispy Watkins is a Knoxville native who first became inspired to play Blues, Roots, and Americana music listening to WDVX radio. Today his music is greatly influenced by Delta Blues, jug bands of the early 1900s, and the Appalachian Old-Time tradition. Crispy's debut album, And It Will Move was recorded in the mountains of North Carolina during the fall of 2011. ... more

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