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The Sky Above And The Mud Below

Posted by Bluesage, written by Tom Russell

5 people like this

Play count: 255
Size: 8,619kb, uploaded 11/18/2010 6:56:03 PM
Genre: Folk / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A spaghetti western in song! This great ballad was written by a truly great songwriter: Tom Russell

2 comments on “The Sky Above And The Mud Below”

strumn1 Says:
Friday, November 19, 2010 @6:07:34 AM

The best rendition of this song I have ever heard!! Your voice is simply amazing with this song! (or any other song). You certainly picked the right banjo for this song too. It's great to see you posting here again. Thanks
Mossie Says:
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @2:07:54 AM

Wonderful story told in a great understated way. Great stuff!

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