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The Barr Brothers — Beggar In The Morning
Album: The Barr Brothers
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7.4

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Total ratings: 2863









Released: 2011
Length: 5:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Steady woman won't you come on down?
I need you right here on the ground
I've walked the outskirts of this town
Been terrorized by what I've found

I saw a standing virgin bride
Where holy Dionysus died
She tore the heart out from his side
And laid it there, and there she cried

(Whoa's x4)

She said, "Hello, I'm a monster too."
"What poisons me is what poisons you."
Into these animals we grew
(But) When we were young our eyes were blue

I take my medicine on my knee
Twice a day but lately three
Keeps the devil from my door
And it makes me rich and it makes me poor

I'm a beggar in the morning,
I'm a king at night,
My belt is loose,
But my trigger is tight

May come without warning,
At the speed of the light
Make it shine so pretty
Make it shine so bright

(Music Break)

I think I've come a long, long way
To stand before you here today
They're yours alone, the songs I play,
To take with you or throw away

Whoa-o-o-o, Whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o, Whoa-o-o-o-o, Whoa-o-o-o, Whoa-o-o-o
(Away forever or fade away)

Oh, I want an angel to wipe my tears,
Know my dreams, my hopes, desires and fears
We may capsize, but we won't drown
Hold each other as the sun goes down

I'm a beggar in the morning,
I'm a king at night,
My belt is loose, and
My trigger is tight

May come without warning
At the speed of the light-
Make it shine so pretty,
Make it shine so bright.
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Moody Blues....Oooohhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
 NatureDeficit wrote:


He is my Gynecologist too!


That sounds painful
Yes! I need you right here on the ground.
 CamLwalk wrote:

I saw the Andrew and Brad with Marco Benevento and Nathan Moore in a club in Albany with their band Surprise Me Mr Davis.  Very very good show but it was a Wednesday night and there were only 19 people there (I counted).  Next time I saw the Barr Brothers they were on Letterman!  When they finished their song, Dave walked over to Eveline the harp player and said "Did you have to lug that in here yourself?  I'm gonna speak to the union!"


I remember that Letterman appearance and his comment about the harp.
Usually, it is the song itself that brings back memories.
 mamahoneymeow wrote:

Oh my god, their dad is my dentist! And these guys are SO great live. I'm so excited that others know of them! Now I know RP knows me... <3



Now I wish they had named the band, "Our Dad Is Your Dentist".
 mamahoneymeow wrote:

Oh my god, their dad is my dentist! And these guys are SO great live. I'm so excited that others know of them! Now I know RP knows me... <3



He is my Gynecologist too!
Thought this was starting as "Strong Enough" by Sheryl Crow. A whoa moment.
nice

first heard this song put to good use in the Austraian TV series The Heart Guy
I saw the Andrew and Brad with Marco Benevento and Nathan Moore in a club in Albany with their band Surprise Me Mr Davis.  Very very good show but it was a Wednesday night and there were only 19 people there (I counted).  Next time I saw the Barr Brothers they were on Letterman!  When they finished their song, Dave walked over to Eveline the harp player and said "Did you have to lug that in here yourself?  I'm gonna speak to the union!"
Good Gawd, this is nearly ten years old?
Seems like I just heard it for the first time a year or two ago.
You watch a few episodes of Game of Thrones and another decade has flown by; jeez!
I love the animal noises at first, then tthr humans made dull sounds and it went downhill. I've nowt against the song or the Barr Bros, but it's a bit dreamy sleepy night snoozy-snooze.
Damn aint it Purdy!!! *sigh*
In the opening I tasted a note or two of Have You Seen The Stars Tonight
Get to know The Barr Brothers, they are fantastic. Check out their previous band The Slip, as well as a side project that pops up from time to time, Surprise Me Mr. Davis.

Super talented musicians all around, and Brad Barr is one of my all time favorite guitar players.
Rey is still making great music
https://reyvillalobos.com/
crescendo the whole song
This is a rather nice but sleepy tune. I saw that at the always amazing Hillside Festival in Guelph Ontario couple years back and their set ran from beautiful nallads to some rather kickass bar stompers. The Barr Brothers may get the focus but their harpist and backup singer Eveline Gregoire-Rousseau is unbelievably talented in her own right. They put on a fantastic show.
I should learn the lyrics by heart and hum it while walking to work (partly through the wooded park).  
 Nerubo wrote:
The intro is so good, you think well, the song peaked, the rest is not going to be as good.  But then it is just as good, just in a different way. Brilliant lyrics, brilliant music. Like comfort food for the soul.

Yes, I rated it a 10, why do you ask?  {#Cheesygrin}
 
Okay, so you were right.  Don't gloat.   9 -> 10
 owchita wrote:
The tune and rhythm of the verses is taken from The Roches "My Winter Coat" .
That's folk music for you...
 
It's a different chord progression, similar tempo, but yes, that's folk music for you.
 bmccaul wrote:
Amazing/perfect segue from Family of the Year by Hero, well done as always, Bill
 
Genius!  Time to contribute.
Amazing/perfect segue from Family of the Year by Hero, well done as always, Bill
The tune and rhythm of the verses is taken from The Roches "My Winter Coat" .
That's folk music for you...
great canajun band
Why do I feel like I've heard someone else do this song? 

Here's another cool track that might segue well into PF's "Several Species of Small Fury Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" - which I think would be cool to hear here.  I've rated this at 7 and would bump to an 8 if that segue ever happened {#Music}

LONG LIVE RP!!  PEACE!!

The intro is so good, you think well, the song peaked, the rest is not going to be as good.  But then it is just as good, just in a different way. Brilliant lyrics, brilliant music. Like comfort food for the soul.

Yes, I rated it a 10, why do you ask?  {#Cheesygrin}
 bronorb wrote:

Agreed. My favorite JA album.

 
I loved that album.
 kcar wrote:

Whatcha drinking, kingart? I can highly recommend North Coast Brewing's Pranqster.

Had to track down your quote, motobecane. Here's some more—from A.E. Housman's "A Shropshire Lad": 

Why, if 'tis dancing you would be,
There's brisker pipes than poetry.
Say, for what were hop-yards meant,
Or why was Burton built on Trent?
Oh many a peer of England brews
Livelier liquor than the Muse,
And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God's ways to man.
Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:
Look into the pewter pot
To see the world as the world's not.
And faith, 'tis pleasant till 'tis past:
The mischief is that 'twill not last.
Oh I have been to Ludlow fair
And left my necktie God knows where,
And carried half way home, or near,
Pints and quarts of Ludlow beer:
Then the world seemed none so bad,
And I myself a sterling lad;
And down in lovely muck I've lain,
Happy till I woke again.
Then I saw the morning sky:
Heigho, the tale was all a lie;
The world, it was the old world yet,
I was I, my things were wet,
And nothing now remained to do
But begin the game anew.
 
The collection of poems is "A Shropshire Lad", but the particular poem here quoted in part is "Terence, This is Stupid Stuff".
 Skydog wrote:

"Blows Against The Empire" by Jefferson Starship was/is, as you say  An incredibly overlooked masterpiece. 

 
Agreed. My favorite JA album.
 oldsaxon wrote:
...Even Stingray keeps it to the music, well, aside from scientology but that's fair. 
 
{#Lol}
I see they are playing with Hey Rosetta! in Halifax.  Lucky Halifax!
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
8 > 9

Really cool song, really cool sound. 
 
Can't get it out of my head. 9 > 10

Rock on ya'll. 
 bubbadub wrote:
 angelomisterioso wrote:
First time I heard the intro, it reminded me of Blows Against the Empire's Have You Seen The Stars......

  An incredibly overlooked masterpiece. 

 
"Blows Against The Empire" by Jefferson Starship was/is, as you say  An incredibly overlooked masterpiece. 
 angelomisterioso wrote:
First time I heard the intro, it reminded me of Blows Against the Empire's Have You Seen The Stars......

 




An incredibly overlooked masterpiece.
I can doodle steady work wonders, and make it like as if it was written in someplace.
HEY RDO...
Ha Ha Ha Ha, HA HA... you ver-wee, ver-wee funny guy. Now take this down...yeah, pork-chop, on paper!
hilary - pumpkin.  hilary, in a landslide.  bet the ranch on it.  the grand-pooh-ba's of America are NOT going to let bad hair-guy put his fingers on the nukes.  Will - not - happen. Ooops, gotta' go, hairball in my mouth...{#Eek}
bah-bye.
++++++++

justin4kick wrote:

Seriously?

 

This is an amazing - awesome song. Where did the politics come from?
Solid 10 
 rdo wrote:

You have been listening to this station longer than I have yet you have rated something like 20 songs a 10 rating.  A pittance.  Can I seriously ask why you listen to this station?  I don't think you made any headway in converting the US to your agenda.  Republicans swept the last election.  If anything, we are moving more to the right.
 
Seriously?
First time I heard the intro, it reminded me of Blows Against the Empire's Have You Seen The Stars......
I like tuba.
Audio perfection 
Just saw them live earlier tonight.
Excellent 2-hour show in a small club.
 westslope wrote:
rdo:  Take your ethnic cleansing politics elsewhere.

 
The soner the better. I kind of hope that if Hillary Clinton doesn't get the nod for candidate the Dems put up a black lesbian hippy so his head pops. I heard that comment said elsewhere, on another site about another person, but like the idea enough to share it. I also heard the term "thundering dickweasel"....which i intend to use often
Even Stingray keeps it to the music, well, aside from scientology but that's fair. 
 passsion8 wrote:
Beautifully simple.
Simply beautiful. 

 

Yes - simple!
Beautifully simple.
Simply beautiful. 
Sounds like Townes Van Zandt
Sways back and forth
And ends just like his songs
Oh my god, their dad is my dentist! And these guys are SO great live. I'm so excited that others know of them! Now I know RP knows me... <3
rdo:  Take your ethnic cleansing politics elsewhere.
 fredriley wrote:
If only the song were as interesting as the album cover. Aural Mogadon {#Sleep}

 
You have been listening to this station longer than I have yet you have rated something like 20 songs a 10 rating.  A pittance.  Can I seriously ask why you listen to this station?  I don't think you made any headway in converting the US to your agenda.  Republicans swept the last election.  If anything, we are moving more to the right.
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...  time flies when we're having fun...
Brilliant song. Reminds me of my oldest son. 
8 > 9

Really cool song, really cool sound. 
 Pyro wrote:
These guys remind me of Simon & Garfunkel with a current twist.  Very nice.
 
Yeah, kind of a S&G for this generation. Whatever, I rather like this one!
 fredriley wrote:
If only the song were as interesting as the album cover. Aural Mogadon {#Sleep}

 
Perhaps a little harsh, but thanks for drawing my attention to the excellent cover art.
 jktravl wrote:
I want to join your church! Great tune also
 
You are welcome to join my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps any time!  Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps be dancing buck ass naked all across the fields and forests and mountains and beaches from sea to shining sea like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

hope life is grand for you right now, jktravl...

 fredriley wrote:
If only the song were as interesting as the album cover. Aural Mogadon {#Sleep}

 
Agreed, where is the Monty P in these lyrics?  Let's have some aural Megadeath.
These guys remind me of Simon & Garfunkel with a current twist.  Very nice.
If only the song were as interesting as the album cover. Aural Mogadon {#Sleep}
yep......a sweet sound
 rdo wrote:

C'mon Peter, let's bump it to 10!
 
..... sorted 10  {#Cheers}
really enjoying the whole album which is highly recommended
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Wave}....... really enjoying this 8 >>>>> 9
 
C'mon Peter, let's bump it to 10!
{#Wave}....... really enjoying this 8 >>>>> 9
 Lazarus wrote:
Keef wrote:

That's my kind of Church!
  

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 

I want to join your church! Great tune also
Lol --- best critter sounds ever in a song--- listen closely-------------10
i am hearing a lot of critters at the beginning of this...like..
Still liking this one.
Now I may have to buy it; damn you RP!  ; )
 Krispian wrote:
Wonderful cover art
 It's the Rose Temple of that wacky cult so many of our forefathers ascribed to: Rosicrucianism.
 unclehud wrote:

Next thing you know, Hootenanny will return to network TV.  Where's the resurgence of Zeppelin and Stones and ZZ Top music?

 
Heck, you live in Boston - just turn your radio on and you'll get more than your fill of Zep, Stones, though not so much ZZ

BTW, this is a great song and do love the resurgence of folkish tunes of any sort 
Extremely enthusiastic tune, ESP when I hear the birds
Keef wrote:

That's my kind of Church!
  

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
Um, okay.
 kingart wrote:
Must be that whup ass beer I just drank. And you know what, I'm going to get another. 
I started this as an 8. Now it's a 9. Can't keep a sincere tune down. 
 
  

motobecane wrote:

"and malt does more than Milton can, to justify God's ways to man..."

Worth a 2 point bump here! 

 
Whatcha drinking, kingart? I can highly recommend North Coast Brewing's Pranqster.

Had to track down your quote, motobecane. Here's some more--from A.E. Housman's "A Shropshire Lad": 

Why, if 'tis dancing you would be,
There's brisker pipes than poetry.
Say, for what were hop-yards meant,
Or why was Burton built on Trent?
Oh many a peer of England brews
Livelier liquor than the Muse,
And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God's ways to man.
Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:
Look into the pewter pot
To see the world as the world's not.
And faith, 'tis pleasant till 'tis past:
The mischief is that 'twill not last.
Oh I have been to Ludlow fair
And left my necktie God knows where,
And carried half way home, or near,
Pints and quarts of Ludlow beer:
Then the world seemed none so bad,
And I myself a sterling lad;
And down in lovely muck I've lain,
Happy till I woke again.
Then I saw the morning sky:
Heigho, the tale was all a lie;
The world, it was the old world yet,
I was I, my things were wet,
And nothing now remained to do
But begin the game anew.



Dunno, seems like I've heard way too many variations on this theme. Can't they think of something new? Ho Hum furshur!
 Lazarus wrote:

We be square dancing buck ass naked right outside the barn...
 

 
That's my kind of Church!
 sieversfam wrote:
 

....says a person who has no idea what he/she is talking about.       

 
Absolutely. Beards are not back in style.
 xkolibuul wrote:

Hey, beards are back in style now.  Those really were the only memorable element of ZZ Top.  Their music?  Yawn.

 
 

  

....says a person who has no idea what he/she is talking about.       

We be square dancing buck ass naked right outside the barn...
 
The beginning of this song reminds me of Starship's  "Have you seen the stars tonight" .... nice.
 Xstar wrote:
So this is folk!?  I don't think you people know what "folk" music is for Christ's sake!  {#Eh}
 

Woody Guthrie is folk music...

this song by The Barr Brothers is bowlegged gypsy muleskinner music...  love it...  we be dancing...
 
So this is folk!?  I don't think you people know what "folk" music is for Christ's sake!  {#Eh}
 motobecane wrote:
"and malt does more than Milton can, to justify God's ways to man..."

Worth a 2 point bump here! 
 
Your quote fits the meter of this song perfectly.  Try singing it when the song comes on next time!

Enjoying it!


Wonderful cover art
 unclehud wrote:

Next thing you know, Hootenanny will return to network TV.  Where's the resurgence of Zeppelin and Stones and ZZ Top music?

 
Hey, beards are back in style now.  Those really were the only memorable element of ZZ Top.  Their music?  Yawn.

 
 
 mutepoint wrote:
Nice.  Really nice.

The folk resurgence is well underway. 
 
Next thing you know, Hootenanny will return to network TV.  Where's the resurgence of Zeppelin and Stones and ZZ Top music?

marvelous...  love it...
 
 I hear it.


Dave_Mack wrote:

Very much so. I was looking for someone who heard that.

 


Nice.
Somewhat reminiscent of Gregory Alan Isakov.
 Keef wrote:

I am here with Ya!
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
It does grow on you doesn't it?  After the third listening I had to buy the CD.
Is that blows against the empire on the opening?
Good song non the less 
 alexg1 wrote:
Getting better with every listen, up to 9
 
I find this is the case with me as well; that I like this song more upon every playing.
Getting better with every listen, up to 9
8 {#Arrow} 9
Lovely. First I've heard of them, must find out more.
gefällt mir immer mehr 
Space, the final frontier....

wait, its an acoustic guitar.  We are back on earth.
 
 kingart wrote:
Must be that whup ass beer I just drank. And you know what, I'm going to get another. 
I started this as an 8. Now it's a 9. Can't keep a sincere tune down.
 
 
"and malt does more than Milton can, to justify God's ways to man..."

Worth a 2 point bump here! 
I've heard this song numerous times on RP and every time it sounds better.  Up to an 8 today.

Reminds me to do my monthly donation to RP.  RP is what radio is meant to be!
ein sehr gutes Melodie chen  schön !{#Whistle}
Great song... Gets better every time I hear it.
Im really digging this tune.  
 e_b wrote:
This reminds me of Sheryl Crow's "Strong Enough"...
 
Very much so. I was looking for someone who heard that.
Must be that whup ass beer I just drank. And you know what, I'm going to get another. 
I started this as an 8. Now it's a 9. Can't keep a sincere tune down.
 
I just received this CD for my birthday.  It did not disappoint.  Thanks RP for introducing me to The Barr Brothers.
10 +++
Just woke up from a wonderful nap I had after this set lulled me to sleep 5 hours ago.
Steven Wilson influence?
I wonder if this song was inspired by "The Boxer" (Simon and Garfunkel).
 romeotuma wrote:

Isn't this song fantastic?  Hope you be having a marvelous day right this minute...

 
 
It's not Marv quite yet, but it will be soon.  It's Friday!
Every time I hear this I bump the rating up another notch. Be looking for the 11 soon. 
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 
I am here with Ya!
Splendid cover art
sounds still
God only knows...how I'll stay awake...while this song goes on... {#Sleep}
I like these guys...
Truly, a great debut-album.
Go and get it – and let your CD-Player get you an daily repeat of this.
This song is so good I get an instant smile.
too bad it is almost identical to Sheryl Crow's song...guess which...(if it is Sheryl's song originally) :)