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ROADLOG: BENTONIA | 6/14/19 

ROADLOG: BENTONIA 
6/14/19 
Mississippi was lit. 
Bentonia, MS 
To be specific. 
The Town that birthed Skip James 
And Jack Owens, 
Legendary minor key 
Dark delta pioneers. 
The venue, 
Blue Front Cafe 
Was opened by Carey & Mary Holmes 
in 1948. 
In 1970, 
Their son Jimmy Duck Holmes, 
Now considered a blues legend, 
Took it over and runs it 
To this day. 
Place is a straight up sweaty, 
Dusty, cinder block 
Delta Blues shack. 
They only serve beer. 
No liquor. 
But everybody’s walking round 
With cups of local moonshine. 
Minimal PA. 
Place packed. 
No stage. 
Just set up on the floor 
and go. 
Which is what I did. 
After my set, 
I said hello to Jimmy Duck. 
He gave me a lazy handshake 
And funny look, 
Like, “What the fuck that noise 
Is you was playing?” 
And I gave him back one 
That said, 
“That’d be MY noise. 
This how I do it, mang.” 
Met a lot of good people 
At this one. 
Including 
Mississippi John Hurt protege 
R.L. Boyce, 
Who was cool 
And we just talked shit 
Outside. 
Much thx to Michael Schulze 
For having me. 
And to Robert Connely Farr 
@robertconnelyfarr 
For the photo.

BENTONIA BLUES FEST + PENTAGRAM TOUR JUNE 14 - 25 

 

 

SUMMER 

6/14  Bentonia, MS, Bentonia Blues Festival (Solo) 

6/18  New Bedford, MA, The Vault Music Hall 

6/19 Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory 

6/20 Portland, ME, Genos 

6/21 Philadelphia, Voltage Lounge 

6/22 TBA 

6/23 Syracuse, NY, The Listening Room http://shorturl.at/bwLV5 

7/20/19 Boltigen, Switzerland, Run to the Hill Festival 

7/21/19 Lucerne, Switzerland, Blue Balls Festival

NEW BROTHER DEGE STATE SEAL SHIRTS UP AT MERCH STORE 


NEW STATE SEAL SHIRTS ADDED TO BROTHERDEGE.NET STORE. 
Been a busy week. 
Now in stock: $20 + shipping 
MENS COAL-BLACK T’s 
SIZES: S,M, L, XL, 2XL, & 3 XL (for my big bros) 
+++ 
WOMENS TANKS 
*super soft, luscious Aeropostale tanks. My GF picked’em out. She knows the good shit. 
Color: black 
SIzes: XS, S, M, L, XL 
Color: white 
SIzes: XS, S, M, L 
+++ 
WOMENS T’s 
Black only 
SIzes: XS, M, L only. 
+++ 
Hit me up on the site. 
I roll out on short solo tour 
On June 13, 
So the store will be idle 
After that for a week or so. 
All orders are processed 
And shipped by me. 
So if you got a problem, 
Email or message me 
And I’ll handle up on that 
FAST like Prefontaine. 
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Much thx to @bigbassdrum 
For printing up 
This latest batch of shirts.

LIMITED QUANTITIES OF VINYL LEFT IN STOCK 

BUY: http://brotherdege.net/merch 

Limited quantities of Brother Dege Vinyl is now available at BrotherDege.net.  

FARMER'S ALMANAC VINYL |  Signed & Numbered on chemtrail-grey vinyl. Includes 11x17" gig poster, extended version of "Laredo," & heirloom bugout seeds.  

HOW TO KILL A HORSE VINYL | Signed on black vinyl. Clear vinyl is SOLO OUT. Includes 11x17' gig poster & Brother Dege State Seal sticker.  

CDS: SIGNED BY DEGE LEGG | IN-STOCK 
FOLK SONGS OF THE AMERICAN LONGHAIR (2010) 
HOW TO KILL A HORSE (2013) 
SCORCHED EARTH POLICY (2015) 
FARMER'S ALMANAC (2018) 

*All purchases include a free download of the instrumental, lo-fi album Trailerville, recorded in a Louisiana trailer park in 2004.  

All order processed & shipped by me, Dege Legg.  
You click it and I stick it in a box.  
If you have a problem, 
You can email me direct 
And I'll handle up on it fast.  

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COMPLETE LYRICS | FARMER'S ALMANAC BY BROTHER DEGE 


ALBUM: FARMER’S ALMANAC 
ARTIST: BROTHER DEGE 
All lyrics: Dege Legg  

01  Partial to the Bitters (instrumental)                     
02  Country Come to Town                 
03  The Early Morn                     
04  The Shakedown                             
05  Bastard's Blues                         
06  The Moon & the Scarecrow                  
07  The Ballad of Ingo Swann                 
08  Laredo                             
09  Whiteboy                         
10 No Man a Slave                     
11 Partial to the Bitters Pt. II (instrumental)         

COUNTRY COME TO TOWN  
Ain't it a pity 
When your rooster crows 
At the top of the day 
Lays a whip down to your bones 
Get up and get it 
Baby all day long 
Maybe nobody cares 
Maybe nobody wants us 
Either way... 

City to city  
For the best in show 
I got some cattle to call 
You got those buck-kneed sows 
Lazy don’t get it  
In this old ghost town 
Why don’t you get out the way 
So I can lay it all down 

Either way, here I come 
From the smallest town on the lowest rung 
All the same, got no bad blood 
When country come to town 
Or town to country come 
Because there ain't nowhere to run 
Nowhere to run 

Ain't it a pity 
When your rooster crows 
At the top of the day 
Lays a whip down to your bones 
Ain’t got no money 
Ain’t no rich man’s son 
Man, I work like a slave 
From the darkness to the dawn  

Either way, here I come 
From the smallest town on the lowest rung 
All the same, got no bad blood 
When country comes to town 
Or town to country comes 
Because there ain't nowhere to run 
Nowhere to run 
Nowhere to run 
Nowhere to run 

Either way, here I come 
From the smallest town on the lowest rung 
All the same, got no bad blood 
When country comes to town 
Or town to country comes 
Because there ain't nowhere to run 
Nowhere to run 

THE EARLY MORN  
Early in the day 
Early in the morn 
Why I got to wake  
So early in the morn 
Early in the dawn 
Why I got to wake 
So early in the morning 
So early in the morn 

Early in the day 
Running out the door 
How am I awake 
So early in the morn 
Early in the morn 
How am I awake 
So early in the morning 
So early in the morn 
We’re going all the way to the early  
To the early morn 

Coming to the day 
Going out the door 
Try to find a way 
To get a little more  
Get a little more 
Try to find my way 
To get up in the morning 
So early in the morn  
     
Early up to wake 
Early in the morn 
Try to keep the pace 
Move it all along 
Move it all along  
Am I in your way 
So early in the morning? 
So early in the morn 

We’re going all the way  
To the early morn 
To the early morn  

THE SHAKEDOWN 
Soldiers and slaves 
Pounding halos and chains 
Marching somewhere the same 
Always somewhere the same 

All along the way 
All along the way  
Till it goes down 
Yet I got rent here to pay 
Up in the long lost charade  
Of the shakedown  

Riots and raids 
Rolling blackouts & tanks 
Give them a kick if they don’t behave 
Give them a kick if they won’t obey 

All along the way, 
All along the way till it goes down 
I got rent here to pay up 
In the long lost charade of the shakedown  

And I got no time to waste 
Swear to god  
There may be hell to pay 
When it goes down 
For the shakedown 

I called out my name  
And my number in vain  
Always somewhere the same  
Always somewhere the same 

All along the way 
All along the way  
Till it goes down 
Yet I got rent here to pay 
Up in the long lost charade  
Of the shakedown  

Man, I got no time to waste 
Swear to god  
There may be hell to pay 
When it goes down 

Oh, lord, 
Here comes the shakedown 
Bracing for the shakedown 
Bracing for the shakedown 
For the shakedown 
For the shakedown 
Here comes the shakedown 
Here comes the shakedown 
Here comes the shakedown 

BASTARD’S BLUES 
Come down slow, pauper  
There ain’t no way out 
Upside the head and down 
Boss man done hit the ground 
Then they found him cold dead 
Paint the whole town blood red  

Raised to pull on a snake chain 
At the age of 12 I went astray 
At 22 they say I killed a man 
And today they say I'm going to hang 

Come down slow, jailer 
I think I got me a way out 
Here they come to condemn 
Yet they’ve bought and sold men 
All I got’s the here and now 
One shot to black it out 

Raised to pull on a snake chain 
At the age of 12 I went astray 
At 22 they say I killed a man 
And today they say I'm going to hang 
Don’t let me hang yet 

One step to the holy chair 
Down the hall to the guard & stair  
Tie him up and I’m on the tier 
In and out the door here 

Raised to pull on a snake chain 
And today they say 
I'm going to hang 

THE MOON & THE SCARECROW 
I got to hear her cry 
I got to hear my angel calling 
Such a long goodbye 
(Hope the sound to break me) 
It all comes down 
When you're lost in the middle in a bad way 
And broken like an old vow 

But don't cry for me, baby 
We’re all out here alone 
Who even know where  
Our souls are born 
Or where they may be going 
From on high to below 
With the moon and the scarecrow 
But don’t let it get you down 
With the Moon & the Scarecrow 
Don’t let it get you down 

Got to hear her cry 
Got to hear my angel calling 
And give a long sigh 
(the sound may shake me) 

They put the old man down 
And they cried to the lord with a fury 
Only flesh & bone will allow 

But don't cry for me, baby 
We’re all out here alone 
Who even know where 
Our souls are born 
Or where they may be going 
From on high to below 
With the moon and the scarecrow 
But don’t let it get you down 
With the Moon & the Scarecrow 
Don’t let it get you down 
With the Moon & the Scarecrow 
And if truth ever be told 
Will we go mad? 
With the Moon & the Scarecrow 
The Moon & the Scarecrow 
In the Farmer’s Almanac 
I saw the signs 

I split my palm  
Against his whispering cheek 
Down in a dark cove 
I fasted with the scarecrows 
And the whole town 
Ran with the killers and cutters 
And got down 
Double did my time in a cold hole 
Right where the law man caught me 
In the dark glow 
Then I hear my song 
And I want more 
If you keep on coming 
You gonna get shown 
Get him get him, 
Before I forget them 
And ditch them 
Disempowered and pulling the trigger 
A riddle 
I’m a skinny chicken  
My mind my legs my whole 
Head’s on fire  
Along the way 
Skull jammed it’s doomed and damned 
you a real man? 
Like a child that's born & raised & hazed 
And kicked around by maggots 
And now I'm crazy 
Do I live or die 
Along the way 
With the Moon & the Scarecrow 

THE BALLAD OF INGO SWANN 
Black sails 
To nowhere if you want 
Bust out the broken grind 
Lonely like suicide around us 

All hail the tall tale of Ingo Swann 
To kiss the earth goodbye  
To kiss the earth and sky  
Upon us again 

To reach the other side 
Come on, baby 
Give it a try and see 
Come on, hold me, help me 
Give me something 
To kiss the earth goodbye 
I'm on the other side 
To kiss the earth goodbye 
I got to give it a try 

Outbound to no town 
The dirty earth  
Over the mountainside 
Over old Palestine  

Slow way to no way  
Which ever’s first 
I see your sad eyes 
Are these the darkest times  
Upon us, again 

To reach the other side 
Come on, baby 
Give it a try and see 
Come on, hold me, help me 
Give me something 
To kiss the earth goodbye 
I'm on the other side 
To kiss the earth goodbye 
I got to give it a try 
To kiss the earth goodbye 
Just like a human I’m blind 
To kiss the earth goodbye 
Again 

All hail the tall tale of Ingo Swann 
Lonely like suicide 
Over the mountainside 
Over the mountainside 
I want to kiss the earth goodbye 
To kiss the earth goodbye 
I want to kiss the earth goodbye again 
I want to kiss the earth goodbye 
I want to kiss the earth goodbye 
I want to kiss the earth goodbye 

LAREDO  
The last train for Laredo leaves today 
And I’m going to catch its spine 
The last train for Laredo hear what I say 
Ain’t going to let it ride without me 

Don’t ride without me 
Don’t ride without me 
Train go how, how, how 

The hippies chase the morning 
They like to dream 
But I can’t take no sides 
Because the evil talks to bad men 
Just like to saints 
And I can’t let them ride without me 

Don’t ride without me 
Don’t ride without me 
Hear the train go how, how, how 
Hear the train  
Hear the train go 
Hear come the train 
Train go how, how, how 
How long will it take? 

WHITEBOY 
Nowhere shining  
Look the poor boy crying 
A hole where I can hide in 
May never get to find it. 

Dead horse riding 
From the Milan to the Mayan 
He took a bullet from a tyrant 
Can you give me some asylum 
Whiteboy 
Where you going, whiteboy? 
Whiteboy 
Where you going, whiteboy? 
Whiteboy 
Where you going, whiteboy? 

Get him, get him  
With your boys 
And all the bullies and the noise 
Fight or flight. Got no choice 
Where you going, whiteboy? 
Whiteboy 
Where you going, whiteboy? 
Whiteboy 
Whiteboy 
Whiteboy 

NO MAN A SLAVE 
Bobby got back from jail 
Talking about eternity’s too long 
Spent my time in hell 
They can’t mess with me no more, no more 

Pop said son you got to lay it down 
Want to keep the peace somewhat 
“How I’m going to keep the peace 
When the war is all I got?” 

What evil tried to do me 
You don’t want to know 
Yet I’d rather run away 
Another mile and they're mine today 
Another sign that I’ll have to be 
Moving on 
No man a slave 

Saw Cuz out at the mill 
Saying how we used to be so close 
You've forgotten all of your friends 
They're going to remember all of your faults. 

They all said son you got to lay it down 
Want to keep the peace somewhat 
“How I’m going to keep the peace 
When the war is all I got?” 

What evil tried to do me 
You don’t want to know 
Yet I’d rather run away 
Another mile and they're mine today 
Another sign that I’ll have to leave 
And be going 
No man a slave 

I go where I want 
And leave it the same 
Slow as a crawl 
Or speed like a train 
A stranger of one 
In a town without a name 
But slave here to none, none, none 

I stumble and fall 
Sometimes afraid 
Outside it all 
Within it the same 
I might have to run 
I might have to beg 
But I'm slave here to none 
Ain't no man a slave

HOW TO KILL A HORSE VINYL PACKAGE $20 

 

SHIPPED/DELIVERED: 
To: Darren Pierce
In Hermitage, PA. 
That’s a classy display 
Of the How to Kill a Horse 
Vinyl package w/11x17” flyer. 
Get you some. 
IN-STOCK 
At BROTHERDEGE.NET MERCH Store: 
VINYL 
-FARMER’S ALMANAC (signed, chemtrail grey) 
-HOW TO KILL A HORSE (signed, black) 
CDS 
-FOLK SONGS OF THE AMERICAN LONGHAIR 
-SCORCHED EARTH POLICY 
-HOW TO KILL A HORSE (2013) 
-FARMER’S ALMANAC (Last of the signed-limited, pressing with expanded 
Art & lyric booklet. Less than 50 left of 1000). SHIRTS -------------------- 
-SMALL WOMENS’ TANKS 
-LARGE MENS LOUISIANA STATE SEAL T’S 
Note: 
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And all orders at BrotherDege.net 
Are processed & shipped by me. 
So if you have a problem 
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NEW IN STORE: TRAILERVILLE (MP3 ALBUM) & FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS  



TRAILERVILLE (MP3 ALBUM) & FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS NOW IN STORE
Added to the BrotherDege.net store TODAY. 
You can now buy a digital download of Brother Dege's
All instrumental album TRAILERVILLE. 
http://brotherdege.net/product/316561
Recorded in 2004 in a Louisiana trailer park,
This thing is 12-tracks of Lo-fi moody, southern sound scapes
Recorded on the front lines of the class war.
You can't get more Alan Lomax than that. 
In addition, 
All CD & Vinyl purchases now include 
A FREE digital download of the album
You are purchasing. 

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SIGNED CDs ADDED TO THE BROTHERDEGE.NET STORE 

NEW MERCH ADDED TO THE STORE
You can now order any or all four Brother Dege CDs
And have them signed by me, Dege
Included in this bunch is the first, expanded pressing 
of the Farmer's Almanac CD. 
If you remember, the first 1000 included a lyric booklet & extra artwork. 
I found a box of these in studio,
So they are there for the grabbing now.
I ship everything out myself at BrotherDege.net. 
No middle men, so if you got a problem, I'll handle it. 
And we'll work it out. 
ORDER THEM HERE: http://brotherdege.net/merch

 

SUMMER DATES | PENTAGRAM + BENTONIA + SWITZERLAND 


SUMMER TOUR | I’m going back out with seminal heavy metal legends Pentagram in June with @thedirtystreets. I’ll also be playing the Bentonia Blues Festival 6/14 + a couple festivals in July. I’m trying to add shows on the east coast & Midwest. Holler if u book 

SUMMER 
6/14 Bentonia, MS, Bentonia Blues Festival (Solo) 

6/18 New Bedford, MA, The Vault Music Hall 
6/19 Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory 
6/20 Portland, ME, Genos 
6/21 Philadelphia, Voltage Lounge

Brother Dege Spring US Tour with Pentagram + Dirty Streets 


It's going down. 
I'll roll out for a solo tour
With the legendary Pentagram this week
+ Dirty Streets. 
I've got some cool surprises 
For the solo set, which I love doing
And is actually how I started doing
This whole Brother Dege thing. 
Here are the dates that I'll be on the bill: 

PENTAGRAM + BROTHER DEGE (SOLO) + DIRTY STREETS TOUR  
3/16/19    Nashville, TN, Little Harpeth Brewing  
3/17/19    Atlanta, GA,  The Earl      
3/19/19    Dallas, Gas Monkey  
3/20/19    Austin, Come & Take It Live  
3/21/19    Houston, Warehouse Live 
3/22/19    Little Rock, Rev Room  
3/23/19    New Orleans, Howling Wolf 

FARMER'S ALMANAC VINYL | OUT NOW 


BROTHER DEGE | FARMER'S ALMANAC COLLECTOR'S VINYL

It's the only album you can plant in the earth & eat. 

OUT NOW | Farmer's Almanac Vinyl 

- Signed, limited edition: 1-200 total count 

- Pressed on Chemtrail-grey colored vinyl 

- Expanded gatefold artwork.  

- Includes plantable, organic heirloom seeds, 11x17 gig flyer, extended unreleased version on "Laredo," and a Brother Dege Louisiana State Seal sticker.  

BUY: http://brotherdege.net/merch 

OR HERE: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/brotherdege114

Farmer's Almanac Collector's Vinyl | OUT NOW 


BROTHER DEGE | FARMER'S ALMANAC | VINYL
It's the only album you can plant in earth & eat.
OUT NOW | Farmer's Almanac Vinyl
- Signed, limited edition: 1-200 total count
- Pressed on Chemtrail-grey colored vinyl
- Expanded gatefold artwork.
- Includes plantable, organic heirloom seeds, 11x17 gig flyer, extended unreleased version on "Laredo," and a Brother Dege Louisiana State Seal sticker.

BUY: http://brotherdege.net/merch

OR HERE: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/brotherdege114


FARMER'S ALMANAC VINYL

Signed & numbered Collectors Edition