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My Work Here Ain't Yet Done

by Georgie Jessup

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    Georgie Jessup and co-producer/engineer, Steve Carr, masterfully crafts the scenes behind her vocals and she stays true to her Americana music brand whether it’s a work or protest song, getting back to nature/environmental consciousness, a tribute to hero and family, traveling (either walking life’s road or riding a pony), fighting or not fighting, and hard work - they're are all in there.
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    Americana folk, Americana Country, Americana alt Bluegrass

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Go to GeorgieJessup.com/My-Work/Here/Aint-Yet-Done for Lyrics and more!
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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee I have walked the white man's highway. I have seen his urban sprawl. Take another piece of heaven, just to build a shopping mall. Chorus: Leave my bones up on the mountain. Send my spirit out to sea. Let my people know my journey and bury my heart at Wounded Knee. I have seen great mountains crumble to the shovels filled with coal. Polluted rivers, stagnant waters, as we sell away our soul. Repeat chorus: Let us always fight the good fight even when our heroes fall. Teach the children they are warriors and let them stand when justice calls repeat chorus: Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap
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The Ballad of Silas Soule His name was Silas Soule. A story that must be told. In eighteen sixty -four, on a cold November morn As troops prepared for battle dark clouds rolled over the sun. Silas knew the Native People there. Treaties insured that all was fair Tipis stood in peace while rifles stared. Silas would not charge his command. They'll be no blood on his hands. Chivington 's troops were told. By captain Silas Soule The Indians fly the Stars and Stripes and the white flag of truce Silas heard a woman scream, “Save the children turn the ponies loose” Chivington and his men charged on and showed no mercy in the bloody dawn Babies died that day at the Colonel's hands. Silas did not obey his command. There is no blood on his hands. BRIDGE : And everything he believed in and everything he knew, Would come to light, in a Denver court room. With the Bible at his side, Silas testified. About the massacre at Sand Creek Silas would not lie. An assassin's shot took his life 'cause he brought the truth to light, And he died for what was right. His name was Silas Soule. The Truth is what he told. An honest man he took a stand, he did not charge his command. No blood upon his hands. [instrumetnal theme] His name was Silas Soule Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap
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Crazy Horse Mountain Washington sent George Custer they needed to pay some bills The headlines read go west young man! There's gold in them there hills So they packed up their mules and wagons, headed for our holy land But our young men said it's a good day to die last stand for old Custer's Clan Chorus: “If I had the balls of a bison and the prick of a bull buffalo I'd stand on top of Crazy Horse Mountain and piss on the bastards below.” Crazy Horse took exception to the sounds of shovels and picks Gold diggers ran, with gold in their pans, their bones in the river now sit And sitting on top of Roosevelt's head the old man and me drinking wine He said, “this mountain's changed, four Presidents came, and put up that new tourist sign.” repeat Chours: So now, many years later they've traded our gold for crude Our young men fight for the government's might come home with a bad attitude So we do what we can to enlighten and that's why we're here on Rushmore Congressmen say they will help us we don't believe anymore Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap
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This Old Body (has carried me) This old body has carried me I've lived and loved and faced my fears This old body has carried me I've been happy and I've shed some tears This old body has carried me chorus: This old body has carried me It's tired and broke and I'm on my knees Prayin' to the Lord and the Goddess I love Let the winds carry me, set my spirit free This old body has carried me I've walked life's road and I've sung my songs This old body has carried me And I've done more good than I've done wrong This old body has carried me chorus I've paid my dues and I worked real hard This old body has carried me Kept on going and I've played my cards This old body has carried me chorus: words and music Georgie Jessup Mauler winkte music/ascap copyright 2020
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Ride Your Pony chorus: Ride your pony through Heaven tonight Your horse awaits green grass and blue skies They say where you're going all good cowgirls ride So ride your pony through Heaven this night I recall I was too small to walk you carried me on that big brown bay I fell asleep in your loving arms in your loving arms, I felt safe that day when I was four I was climbing aboard my very own pony and you taught me to ride Ride tall in the saddle and know you are love This life is your journey the horse is your guide Repeat chorus: Your ride down here is over and done I'm gonna miss you and the love that you gave So climb aboard for one glorious ride On to the trail that the Angels pave Repeat chorus: Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap
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Earth And Water Dance Now if a butterfly were to land on my guitar I wouldn’t be surprised to see you there I'd turn into a flower give you all the things you need And I know you’d do the same for me chorus: Let the winds of heaven dance between us Let every angel sing a sacred song And every grain of sand be kissed by the mist of the ocean Let the earth dance with water Now if a thousand fairies were to dance around my head I ‘d know it was you who sent them there We’d fly in through your window and drop dust upon your bed You’d hear the words we left unsaid repeat chorus: Now when my body dies they’ll be no last regrets Even though I've traveled lonesome roads All this time you’ve been there dancing in my heart And knowing you has lightened up my load repeat chorus: Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap
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Hammer in My Hand chorus: “If I die with a hammer in my hand I’ll die happy. A little hard work never hurt an honest man. “ That’s what my father said. I wish that I could be a little more like he was. But he would always say, “Live the life that God gives today and put a hammer in my hand.” verse: If a jobs worth doing then do it right. Stick to a plan and don't lose sight. You build it up, on solid ground. Build it strong so it won't fall down “ If I die with a Hammer in my hand I'll die happy.” verse: Hammer a nail it'll keep good time. Hold on to your tools you'll be just fine. You sing your songs. We work our hands. You keep the beat. I've got the plans. “If I die with a hammer in my hand I’ll die happy. A little hard work never hurt an honest man. “ That’s what my father said.* *Solo for rest of chorus music When your day is done and its time to play Just save some money for a hard rain day. Have some fun. Keep your vision strong. Stay true to your heart. Let your worries be gone! chorus: “If I die with a hammer in my hand I’ll die happy. A little hard work never hurt an honest man. “ That’s what my father said. I wish that I could be a little more like he was. But he would always say, “Live the life that God gives today and put a hammer in my hand.” Outro: “Keep the beat I've got the plan” “Let your worries be gone” “Live the life that God gives” “Put a hammer in my hand” Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap
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Mary Sunshine She was looking out the window of the last home that they made The blue-bird was singing as the sun began to fade She was hoping she could see him peeking through the distant clouds When the wind started calling her great trees began to bow She was standing in the kitchen washing off a single plate With a smile on her lips 'memberin’ how he use to wait For the cake that’s in the oven or what’s roasting in the pan They had such a good life she was proud to take his hand Chorus: She heard his voice and it was calling like sweet summer rain But it was December still she drifted back in time when he sang, “You are my sunshine my only sunshine And U make me happy all of the time You’ll never know dear how much I love you. U make me happy all of the time” Now I'm lying in a lonely bed wishing you were here. Holding me in your loving arms, wiping away my tears. From all the times I've thought of you, and every time I cry. 'Til the Angels are here to take me to your arms and by your side. Repeat chorus: Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap
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Green Man 03:36
Green Man When every blade of this green grass has turned a golden brown. Summer burns forever and no children are around. They've run off to the mountains and left you to wonder why. chorus: They'll be dancing in the forest soon. And singing under a sweet full moon. Calling out to the Green Man's tune, “Won't you be my friend again?” When every day's a red day, and you're praying for another blue. No one's gonna say, “I told you so”, the thing you already knew. They've run off to the mountains, and left you here to cry. Repeat chorus: If there ever was a hope. If you ever had a prayer. Lessons you never cared to learn, have vanished to thin air. So sing the song of the Green Man, under a cool blue sky Repeat chorus: Georgie Jessup Mauler © 2020 winkte music/ascap
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No Train (Is Fast Enough) Where I'm goin' you can't go. Where I've been you'll never know. Just these tears are all I leave behind. There's no seed that you can sow It don't matter what I say. You won't ever go away! Though I've tried to help you understand. I guess I'm always in your plans. chorus: And there's no train that's fast enough for me. There's no plane that I can fly. If I could I would grow some wings. No train is fast enough for me. Some folks say you're crazy. I think your thinking’s a little hazy. If you're thinking I'd be better off with you. I think you're just crazy too. Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap
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Woody Guthrie Blues Chrous: I got the hard travelin' Woody Guthrie Blues I got the Woody Guthrie Hard Travelin' Blues I got the I ain't got no home in this world Woody Guthrie Blues They say a hard rain, a hard rain's gonna fall Yeah a real hard rain, it might kill us all Ain't no savior singin' ever gonna hear my call Ain't no savior singin' ever gonna hear my (to chorus) chorus: Hear me boss man and listen to what I say You'd better hear me boss man every word I say Poor man gonna rise up, so pay us for our days Yeah Poor man gonna rise up, so pay us for our (to chorus) chorus: I got a feelin' somethin's gotta change I got a real strong feelin' things are gonna change So I got to keep on movin' a rollin' like that train Yeah I got to keep on movin' a rollin' like that chorus: Words and music by Georgie Jessup Mauler ©2020 winkte music/ascap

about

Georgie Jessup had a variety of issues tugging on her mind
and soul when she began work on the follow-up to 2017’s
When Santa Was A Pagan. As she completed work on this
album, Marc Almond (Soft Cell) performed that title track
on a holiday special.
This time “My Work Here Ain’t Done,” Georgie recalls,
“brought the album together and is the thread that holds it
all together. I had been listening to a lot of old hill music
and gospel like the Staples Singers, and the music just
flowed out of me like its supposed to do. The lyrics speak
more directly to the times we have all lived through for the
past four years.
“Then as the album poured out of me. I remembered my
fathers sound advice. He was a hard working conservative
man (the real down home grounded conservativism of a
hard working family man). He said pretty much everything
in “Hammer In My Hand” at one time or another. I realized
my aunts work here was done. They deserved a rest. I had
to carry on.”

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released January 18, 2021

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Musicians playing various instruments and backing vocals etc. include: Georgie Jessup, Pete Miller, Ira Gitlin, Kyle Windbeck, Akira Otsuka, Jacob Panic, Mark Delaney, Christina Van Norman, John Heinrich, Sahffi Lynne, Jocelyn Haversat, Gary Back Haus, Fred Lieder, Leslie Willis, Jacque Mawhinney Zoerner, Alan Oresky, Ty Ford and Featuring 'Mary Sunshine' Mauler

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Georgie Jessup Jessup, Maryland

Old school country to Memphis R&B influences her music placing it in the Americana genre, outspoken for animal rights, Native American issues, transgender rights and environmental sanity. “Georgie sings from the heart, like a rare flower in a wilderness. She speaks to us about the deepest issues. Issues that all of us should care about, but so many of us pretend don’t affect us.” ~ Candye Kane ... more

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