Old Russian Jack

from by RAchel DAwick

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Released 19th September 2014 in celebration of Women's Vote Day in NZ (1893 in NZ). A four year project researching the lives of women in NZ in the 1800s and turning their stories into songs. The album of musical tracks is partnered by a book that has the show album including the musical tracks inside - includes the research behind the songs, images, lyrics of the show including the songs and tales on the road.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Boundary Riders via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

Old Russian Jack
In the evening before the sun disappears
The swagger man hits the road
A human face from those hungry years
Burdened by his heavy load

Walking from station to station
Finding what work he can
He may be the curse of the nation
But he’s an ordinary man

Old Russian Jack wet’s through to his skin
Heading south to Peter Grey
With mud on his boots he takes a sip of his gin
Heading down the Forgotten Highway

Instrumental solo

Walking from station to station
Finding what work he can
He may be the curse of the nation
But he’s an ordinary man

“Heaven help me
Down this lonely track
For I’m hungry and cold
A sight to be behold carrying the world on my back

Instrumental solo – slide, violin

Walking from station to station
Finding what work he can
He may be the curse of the nation
But he’s an ordinary man

So you next time you see a swagger appear
Burdened by his heavy load
Just remember his face from those hungry years
And help him out from the cold.

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from The Boundary Riders, released September 19, 2014

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