Vernacular Songs

by Brad Fielder

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side 1


released March 14, 2017

all songs written by Bradley Allan Fielder (BMI) 2017
except where noted
+ based on the Woody Guthrie political cartoon "This Is The Hand"


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Brad Fielder Norman, Oklahoma

Recalling the songsters of the early 20th century, songwriter and music maker Brad Fielder presents a program of original and traditional material. Inspired by old time, country blues, ragtime, and bluegrass, the songs are brought to life on acoustic guitar, banjo and resonator guitar. The occasional melodic augmentation is realized on kazoo, harmonica, or mouth horn. ... more

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Track Name: The Brick and the Broom
It’s the brick and the broom
Torch and the hose
The helmet and the hoodie
Riot gear versus clothes
It’s the gun and the gauze
The fist and the palm
Pepper spray and signs
Rubber bullets versus songs
It’s the red tape and tears
Yellow tape and fears
White guns and black men
Priviledge versus years
It’s the body cam and phone
Water cannon and the crowd
The shield and the rock
Mighty versus the loud
It’s the mother and the looter
A thug and a preacher
The shot and the shooter
Kids versus the teacher
When the system is broken
With no effort to fix
When the truth is not spoken
We’re out throwing bricks
When we bring together
Both sides in one room
To agree on the causes
We’ll pick up the broom

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