I found a box of beer in the snow

by Richard Garvey

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Recorded live off the floor with the Ever-lovin' jug band in Kitchener, ON
www.everlovinjugband.ca

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released January 11, 2016

Recorded and mixed by The Monolith
Mastered by Dave Pike / String Theory Studios

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Track Name: I found a box of beer in the snow
I found a box of beer in the snow
It wasn’t all empties and it wasn’t all froze
hallelujah I found a box of beer in the snow

we met at the arena on a friday night
she wore her mitts and scarf and toque just right

she made me maple syrup pancakes on monday mornings
we we’re talking about a wedding i was shopping for rings.

we we’re drinking beers and playing hockey on tv
when we got in a fight about don cherry

if the river was whiskey and i was a duck
i’d sink to the bottom like an old hockey puck

this snow bank is cold guess i’ll try to stand up
we could drink these together or finally break up

i found a box of beer in the snow
guess i’ll drink until its empty or my hearts less broke
Track Name: Grapefruit
Grapefruit

The morning is such a rough time
I peel a grapefruit
I taste the sunshine

Grapefruit, such a great fruit
help me start my day grapefruit

i’ve been told
grapefruits the fruit for those getting old
but the elderly must be wiser than me
look at all the days they’ve seen

grapefruit such a great fruit
help me see old age fruit

some say bitter
I say divine
the clergy man he eats grapefruit all the time
and he talks to the wholiest of holies.

So grapefruit such a great fruit
give me strength to pray to Jesus fruit

I try to eat one
every other day
but there so unsustainable
they come from so far away
at least two thousand miles they’ve seen

so grapefruit such a great fruit
make me wanna pack up and move away fruit

The morning is such a rough time
I peel a grapefruit
I taste the sunshine
Track Name: Don't take yourself too seriously
Don’t take yourself too seriously
F C
Don’t take yourself too seriously
G
If you get anxious or an ego
Am
Just listen to the beatles
F D G
And let it be!

C
If you believe that life is precious
G
And the ground that we walk sacred
Am
Let your teen angst go
F
And rid yourself of hatred
C G C
And pray for peace

Chorus

When you read that men and women
We’re all created equal
Try to treat them so
And pray for peace

Chorus
Em Am
If all the folks around you say
F C
Hippie get a grip
Em Am
Don’t lose your cool my friend
F c
But don’t just bite your lip

Say *chorus
F G C
Just let it be

Musical break C F C/C G C /C F C/ C G C
Track Name: Singing don't pay the bills no more
Singing (don’t pay the bills)

On the day I was born verse D A G D
The doctor spank’d my bottom chorus G D A D
And I started to sing

Oooiooh. Waaaaaahaha
Dream’d my name in lights

But singing don’t pay the bills no more
And singing never paid the bills before

I can’t find no job
So I can’t afford no beer
And I love beer

Beer keeps me drunk
And drunks as good as happy
But I’d rather be singing

But singing don’t pay the bills no more
And singing never paid the bills before

To just scrape by
I don’t see the point
Working nine to five

I’d rather be sober
Picking my banjo
And feeling so alive