Rattlesnake Jar

by Casimir Greenfield

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Four pure, raw acoustic songs unreleased in this form.

Red House and Sure Feels Like The Blues are originally from my 2012 album 'A Twist Of Time'. Rattlesnake Jar and Northern Star are new songs from the spring of 2015 and are unadorned first recordings of songs destined for the follow up album to 'Boy In The Attic'

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released May 26, 2015

Cas Greenfield guitar and vocals. Rufus Fry, harmonica on Sure Feels Like The Blues.

Cover art by Cas Greenfield. A photograph of a 1930s 'Depression Glass' Pill Bottle.

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Casimir Greenfield Stroud, UK

Casimir Greenfield is an author, musician and broadcaster.


A well-known figure on the Dutch music scene in the 70s and 80s, Cas worked with artists as diverse as B.B. KIng, Yes, Sparks, Sonja Kristina, Kayak, Leonie Janssen, Frans Ehlhart, Herman Van Veen, Boudewijn de Groot and many others. Cas has remained fresh and involved with current music. ... more

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Track Name: Northern Star
Northern Star

• When I met her at the dance, there were Ravens playing
• Music so loud, couldn’t hear what I was saying
• But I think ‘I love you’ was something said
• ‘Cause the way she danced really turned my head, yeah, yeah
Chorus;
• I was used to back-combed country girls
• With a Western twang and Woolworths pearls
• Then there you were, my child of May
• Shining like the Northern Star

• Then we danced at church and we stole the stage
• Singing Masters Of War with a Pilgrim’s rage
She held my hand and I stole my kiss
• I believe in fate at times like this, oh yeah
Chorus;
• Hey, hey, hey, we crossed the great divide
• Hey, hey, hey, through waters deep and wide
• And when I look back at the days and years
• Through the mists of time and the salty tears
• My iPhone reading ‘I love you’
• Telling the world that it’s still damn true
• My Shining Northern Star words and music Casimir Greenfield

• Now time is rolling and I’m still playing
• Singing songs, drifting away
• And those sweet ‘I love you’s’ are in every line
• Pretty little Mayflies and A Twist Of Time
Chorus;
• Hey, hey, hey, we crossed the great divide
• Hey, hey, hey, through waters deep and wide
• And when I look back at the days and years
• Through the mists of time and the salty tears
• My Morse Code heart plays ‘I love you’
• Beating out time like a wild tattoo,
• From Jailhouse Rock to Love Me Do
• From Killer Queen to Blue Suede Shoes
• Fate drew an arrow and pointed it at you
• My darling Northern Star
Track Name: Rattlesnake Jar
Rattlesnake Jar - words and music Casimir Greenfield

• Pain in my head - buzzing like a hive A
• Powders and jelly-beans keeping me alive D
• Take one of these, take one of those A
• Open up the gizzard and down they goes

• Cracking like the frosting on a birthday cake
• Shaking in my skin like an old earthquake
• I wish I had a choice but it’s how things are
• Shaking all the sweeties in my Rattlesnake Jar

• I’m sick and tired of this daily grind
• Popping these pain pills is skewing my mind
• Take one of these, take one of those
• Take a pinch of poison with the highs and lows

• Spinning like a rooster on an old church spire
• Running on empty and threadbare tyres
• Hitting that road all cobbles and tar
• Shaking all the sweeties in my Rattlesnake Jar

• Wake me up, shake me up
• Slip another jigger in the poisoned cup
• You know when it’s time to hit that fix
• Cause you can't raise a stack without firing the bricks

• Pain in my head - buzzing like a hive
• Powders and jelly-beans keeping me alive
• Take some of these, take some of those
• It takes mess of voodoo to keep me on my toes

• Cracking like the frosting on a birthday cake
• Shaking in my skin like an old earthquake
• I wish I had a choice but it’s how things are
• Shaking all the sweeties in my Rattlesnake Jar