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Punch Brothers — Rye Whiskey
Album: Who's Feeling Young Now?
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Released: 2012
Length: 3:25
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Rye Whiskey makes the band sound better,
makes your baby cuter, makes itself taste sweeter. Oh, boy!

Rye whiskey makes your heart beat louder,
makes your voice seem softer, makes the back room hotter, oh, but

rye thoughts aren't good thoughts, Boys,
have I ever told you about the time I...

Rye whiskey wraps your troubles up into a bright blue package,
ties a bow around it. Oh, boy!

Just throw it on the pile in the corner,
see, you're not alone in not being alone tonight, but

rye love isn't god love, Boys,
have I ever told you about the time I...

I used to wake up bright and early,
got my work done quickly, held my baby tightly. Oh, boy!
Rye whiskey makes the sun set faster,
makes the spirit more willing but the body weaker because

rye sleep isn't good sleep, Boys,
have I ever told you about the time I
took it and took her for granted?
How I took it and took her for granted?
Well let's take some and take them all for granted.
Oh, boy!
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 oldsaxon wrote:

hmmm....it's definitely a very "american" song but I can hear so much of the celtic tradition that the early Americans brought with them that I can't politicise this as a purely American sound.

 
What do you suggest meets your requirement for American music?

American music is a culmination of the melting pot.

Jazz and blues - from African rhythms and melodic influence, western European instruments and harmonic structures, and gospel from white southerners transferred to African slaves and servants.

Bluegrass, mountain folk - from a mixture and progression of the music that people brought into the continent. It seems you are under the mindset that maybe Native American music is the only pure American music? Most people view it differently.

This tune is essentially a straight ahead modern bluegrass tune (which is usually rare for a Punch Brothers original, despite them consisting of traditional bluegrass string instrumentation and influence), which is a mixture from the celtic as you say and scottish sounds in addition to African influences (the banjo, blues).



Excuse me mister, what is the track number of the song "Rye Whiskey" Album "Who's Feeling Young Now"?
Is that none of the 12 titles, belonging to this album, corresponds to this title "Rye Whiskey."



Duck Dynasty
Saw Chris Thiel with Yo Yo Ma - Goat Rodeo sessions at Tanglewood this past summer. Pretty amazing and inventive mandolin player - heck he was good on just about any instrument he picked up including guitar and fiddle that night - not a bad voice either 
Reminds me of the style throwdown in the theme for TV's Justified -- performed by Gangstagrass.  Both are great examples of happy, hippie, barefoot dancing music.
OH BOY! psd...
indeed....{#Good-vibes}
 sirdroseph wrote:
 you can have Piers Morgan back.

 
No thanks, you were dumb enough to give him a work visa, you can keep the ****!!! {#Biggrin}
More than just pickin ang grinnin 
It's UnAmerican not to like this song......oh wait!{#Doh}{#Lol} Hey, I am happy to claim Chris Thile, you can have Piers Morgan back.
For the love of God not this again! :(
 tiggers wrote:
Can we not just leave this rubbish in the US... no need to broadcast it to the rest of the world! Why should we have to suffer?

 
hmmm....it's definitely a very "american" song but I can hear so much of the celtic tradition that the early Americans brought with them that I can't politicise this as a purely American sound.
Can we not just leave this rubbish in the US... no need to broadcast it to the rest of the world! Why should we have to suffer?
La la looooove this song!  I was going to upload, glad someone did!{#Cowboy}
Rye whisky does all those things and more.  I have proof.  No pun intended.  (hic)
Wow, everytime I hear Bluegrass these days, I have to think of the movie "The Broken Circle Breakdown" - if you like Bluegrass music and crying in movies, you should definitely watch it...
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Is this Chris Thiele's new gig?

 
Oh, that's why this sounded like Nickel Creek. Fun song. 7.
Doesn't really have much of an original sound, but I still like it.
Is this Chris Thiele's new gig?

ETA: AMG says yes! Though they also say I misspelled "Thile". Smug bastards!
Friday, is it beer 'o' clock yet?
Punch Brothers - the thinking man's, drinking man's bluegrass band.
So happy to hear the Punch Brothers on RP for the first time!
Yee haw!