Shake Those Bones

by the Mad Maggies

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Skullduggery 03:34
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____________________________________________ SHAKE THOSE BONES Oh aye, this life is a mystery What happens next is anyone's guess It's a game of chance, luck and happenstance Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose Shake those bones, shake ‘em and roll ‘em Shake those bones, shake ‘em and call Shake those bones, shake ‘em and roll ‘em Shake those bones, how will they fall? ____________________________________________
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____________________________________________ LA CHANSON DE JEAN Ô, Nuit lente, dépêche-toi Vas-y vas-y vers l’aube je t'en prie, mon amour m'attend Souffle, souffle, Vent bon et fort Gonfle les voiles sans cesse je t'en prie, jusqu'a qu’on y arrive Océan, porte moi vite à travers tes ondes Emmène-moi à celle que j'aime qui est tellement si loin! Volez, volez, les Mouettes au milieu des nuages Dirigez-vous ​​vers la côte et dites-lui que je viens, je viens Océan, porte moi vite à travers tes ondes Emmène-moi à celle que j'aime qui est tellement si loin! ____________________________________________
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____________________________________________ COLD HEARTS ABOUND Where ‘ere I go There’s guile and deceit I keep a wary eye on everyone I meet So often profit captivates lucre has its charms for which many a sordid rake will gladly do one harm I cannae trust a soul for most will lie and cheat even those I know who seem kindly and sweet Countless craven reprobates of every stripe and shade are pleased to take and take and take by pistol point or blade Cold, cold hearts abound as far as I can see The coldest heart I found was the love who betrayed me ____________________________________________
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_________________________________________ THE CARDS ON THE TABLE The cards are on the table For everyone to see that the Queen loves her Jack And the Jack his Queen The King doesn’t notice perhaps he doesn’t care He’s too busy winning money and counting up his share The Ace of Hearts is shocked as is the Deuce of Spades All the Diamonds and the Clubs start to feel disarrayed The King, slightly miffed looks up from his hoard saying “Shuffle and deal. I’m a very busy lord!” The cards are on the table For everyone to see that the Queen loves her Jack And the Jack his Queen Yes, the Queen has her Jack and the Jack his Queen While the King counts his money assiduously ____________________________________________
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____________________________________________ TEACH TÁBHAIRNE MHAILLÍ NÍ DHUIBH Tabhair dúinn rum, a Mhailli Tabhair dúinn rum Tabhair é go tapa mar tá an-tart orainn Is é an leigheas is fearr é an rum Tá orainn leigheas linn Brostaigh ort, a spéirbhean dubh! Tabhair dúinn rum, a Mhailli Tabhair dúinn rum Tabhair é go tapa mar tá ar mugaí folmha Táimid ar maos in airgead Is againn atá an saol Brostaigh ort, a spéirbhean dubh! Sláinte agus táinte Sláinte agus táinte Sláinte agus táinte Caith siar é! Bring us rum oh, Molly Black Oh, Molly bring us rum There’s a fearsome thirst upon us which only rum will slake So quickly bring our remedy That one and only cure Tarry not, sweet Molly Black
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Making Way 03:36
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Aye, Lassie 03:04
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We are back to the high seas with our fifth album "Shake Those Bones", our follow up album to "Skull and Magpies". Ten new tunes plus a hidden track inspired by rogues, reprobates, romance and rum. There's shades of ska, celtic flavors, a cumbiaesque song, a cajunesque song, a song in French, a song in Irish and more.

This is not your Disney pirate fare or rehashed trad -- oh no. And I can say with confidence that you've never heard anything like it. Take a listen and tell me if I am wrong ;-)

The beautiful album artwork is by fine artist and illustrator, Dale Horstman. He captured the feel perfectly! Dale did the artwork on "Skull & Magpies" also.

We recorded at Wally Sound in Oakland, once again to 2 inch analog tape, then mixed down to digital. Wally engineered, mixed and mastered. Wally gives good sound!
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credits

released August 1, 2011

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THE MAD MAGGIES
Johny Blood: tuba
Adrian Gormley: alto sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet
Ian Luke: drums
Maggie Martin: accordion, vocals
Rhian Robinson: clarinet, whistle
Tim Sarter: bass guitar
Gary “GDub” Wium: guitar

Music and Lyrics by Maggie Martin
"Drunken Sailor's Hornpipe" based on the traditional hornpipe

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Wally Sound, Oakland, California
Analog, 2 inch tape, 16 track, Digital mixdown
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The Mad Maggies are musicians from Montreal, Quebec and the San Francisco Bay Area who play rowdy ska rock folk fusion with a dash of hot pepper and a swig of slivovitz -- they kick up some dust.

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