Tarn Chateau Blues

by Holly Ruth and The Grey Jays

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Song was written originally by Holly Ruth overlooking a sunny french hillside that became The Tarn Valley. Heavy garden work, memories followed by a trip down the pub.

photo by Elizabeth Shearer


Well I left my baby,
three weeks ago,
in my hometown of,
I tell him I miss him, but he,
can't do the same,
he's too ashamed,
he's too ashamed.
He was hurt this year,
and his ego was defamed.
So he's too ashamed,
you know he's, too ashamed.

Well you know he's a painter, he likes to draw
he's got his artist friends and he's got his guitar.
I hear he keeps busy, all round' town,
playin' shows and plain' the clown.

But he's too ashamed,
too ashamed.
He was hurt this year and his ego was defamed.
So when I tell him I miss him,
he'll never do,
the same.


released September 10, 2014
Holly Stratton - vocals, original songwriter

Grant Trippel - production, engineering, recording, electric guitar,
Tyson Eidse - drums, percussion
Finley Allison - electric bass



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Holly Ruth and The Grey Jays Winnipeg, Manitoba

Formed in winter 2013, we've been playing shows across Winnipeg, and a couple rural places, since! We've toured as far as Peterborough in a rain-filled beautiful autumn. Our sound is roots/groove, emotionally honest, with jazz influences. We have been playing together in various projects for years. 'Birds' is our launched work of heart.

Artwork /drawing: Gabrielle Funk

Font-style : Siyee Mann
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