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The Ballade of Cactus Jack's

by The Bucktones with Richard Ball

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The Ballade of Cactus Jack’s Poor Evergreen, Colorado Became a one-saloon town, But the best rage of Mother Nature Can’t keep a good saloon down! Now Cactus Jack’s was a good saloon At the top side of the town Where you could get a burger from the grill And a beer to wash it down. All the best bands around Would play upon their stage And every once in a while Someone got engaged. You could sit out on the deck Over lazy old Bear Creek And take in all the wonders And savor your good drink. Then one day the rains came down And nothing could make them stop! Lazy Bear Creek rose and rose And it just would not drop! It’s picture became famous Over all the interwebs, The creek flowed right over the deck, And it didn’t seem to ebb. Then one day, the sun came out And the town was filled with hope They hung out a sign; “We Made it!” And they washed it out with soap. But Mother Nature wasn’t done with our town or with our state, And the next day the rains came back And its wrath was very great! Lazy Bear Creek rose again And became a raging fury! It washed away the poor, old deck, It seemed wide as the Missouri! It came over the sandbags And filled up the noble bar The owners packed up all their booze And loaded it in the car. Poor Evergreen, Colorado Became a one-saloon town But the best rage of Mother Nature Can’t keep a good saloon down! Cactus Jack’s will be back When the town dries out once again Now the whiskey has been washed away And the cleanup can begin. Cactus Jack’s will rise up again Like the Phoenix of locals bars And we’ll sit out on the new deck And look up at the stars! Bear Creek will become lazy And life in Evergreen will resume And it all begins at Cactus Jack’s The mighty old saloon! Poor Evergreen, Colorado Became a one-saloon town But the best rage of Mother Nature Can’t keep a good saloon down!

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released October 13, 2013

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Richard Ball Evergreen, Colorado

I am a composer, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist specializing in combining jazz and world music. I play flutes and other instruments from many parts of the world. Be sure to check my other jazz projects on Bandcamp! beforetherain.bandcamp.com, walkingeagle.bandcamp.com, and conceptevergreen.bandcamp.com ... more

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