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Shake Those Bones

from Shake Those Bones by the Mad Maggies

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Bones is another word for dice. Originally dice were made from a specific bone in the knee area of sheep called the talus. Shake those bones = cast dice.

Shake those bones = dancing. No matter what Fate has in store for us we might as well take our chances and shake 'em and roll 'em while we can.




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?


from Shake Those Bones, released August 1, 2011

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

Written by Maggie Martin

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Wally Sound, Oakland, California
Analog, 2 inch tape, 16 track, Digital mixdown


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