Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys

from Almost Alive in Two Zero One Five by Dave and Jerry

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    ALMOST ALIVE IN TWO ZERO ONE FIVE is a studio document of Jerome Deppe and David E. Williams performing together in a 4-piece band with Tristan Deppe on bass and some electric guitar and Justin Dorsey on percussion. This unit had two live shows in the Fall / Winter of 2014, one in New York and one in Philadelphia. The repertoire was a mix of older songs from both Jerome and David, as well as new compositions and covers.

    1. Alone
    2. Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys
    3. Dead Horses
    4. Famous
    5. Kill Your Friends
    6. Kill Yourself in Cape May
    7. Onion Tree
    8. A Patch of Fog in Purgatory
    9. Pentecost
    10. Pumpernickel Crust
    11. Salvation
    12. Vinegar Stew

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Traditional song from American Revolutionary War, recently recorded elsewhere by the band The Muskets, which includes David E. Williams

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Ho--all to the borders! Vermonters, come down,
With your britches of deerskin and jackets of brown;
With your red woolen caps and your moccasins come,
To the gathering summons of trumpet and drum.
Come down with your rifle!
Let gray wolf and fox
Howl on in the shadow of primitive rocks;
Let bear feed securely from pig-pen and stall;
Here's two-legged game for your powder and ball.
Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer the green mountaineer

On the south came the Hessians, our land to police;
And armed for the battle while canting of peace;
On our east came the British, the red coated band
To hang up our leaders and eat up our land.
Ho--all to the rescue! For Satan shall work
No gain for the legions of Hampshire and York!
They claim our possessions--the pitiful knaves--
The tribute we pay shall be prisons and graves!
Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer the green mountaineer

We owe no allegiance, we bow to no throne,
Our ruler is law and the law is our own;
Our leaders themselves are our own fellow-men,
Who can handle the sword and the scythe and the pen
Hurrah for Vermont! For the land that we till
Must have sons to defend her from valley and hill
Our vow is recorded--our banner unfurled,
In the name of Vermont we defy all the world!
Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer the green mountaineer

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from Almost Alive in Two Zero One Five, released October 18, 2016

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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for close to 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He is also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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