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Place of Milk and Honey

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What working musician hasn’t prayed for easier times? This song owes a debt to Mississippi Fred McDowell. It combines the time-honored blues theme of travel and rambling with some of my own feelings of homesickness and financial strain. Check out the price of a trans-Pacific airfare sometime and you know I ain’t joking when I sing ‘if I don’t make some money - I can’t go back home…’

lyrics

I find a place of milk and honey
Lord, where I can take my rest
I find a place of milk and honey
Where I can take my rest
If I don’t make some money, people
I can’t go back home

I know my mother, she is waiting
Lord and all my family too
I know my mother she is waiting
And all my family too
But if I don’t make some money
I can’t go back home

I gotta ramble, way on over
Where it suit my pocket-book
I gotta ramble way on over
Where it suit my pocket-book
Lord, if I don’t make some money. People
I can’t go back home

Better times, times a-coming
Lord if I just hope and pray
well, better times, times a-coming
If I just hope and pray
Yeah, if I don’t make some money, people
I can’t go back home

I find a place of milk and honey
Where I can take my rest
I find a place of milk and honey
Where I can take my rest
If I don’t make some money, people
I can’t go back home…

credits

from Blues Woman, released May 5, 2009
Fiona Boyes - acoustic guitar and vocal
Ronnie James - upright bass
Jimi Bott - drums and washboard

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Fiona Boyes Australia

Sassy and soulful electric and acoustic blues have earned this Australian guitarslinger nominations for Blues Music Awards for four years running.

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