The Red Album

by Matt Minglewood

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released March 6, 2014

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Matt Minglewood Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Matt Minglewood Band is a musical hybrid, a four member band with one foot steeped in the musical roots of blues and country and the other knee-deep in rock.Their constant touring and high octane live show has earned them the well-deserved reputation of 'down to earth bearers of good will and good times'. ... more

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Track Name: Door to Door Salesman
Door to Door Salesman (Matt Minglewood)

Hey Baby, Hey Baby
Don't treat me oh so bad
Oh baby, Oh baby
Don't you know that I'm the best thing
You ever had not gonna stand for that

Well went out last night, like I did every evening
Play guitar down at the Roll & Tumble bar
Went out at my front door who should I be receiving
But scooby-dooby dude in a Cadillac car

First I thought once, then I thought twice
Then I said no that girl is far too nice
I was just about to ask that dude just what he was selling
But the look in your eyes, in you eyes
Believe me I didn't need no telling baby

He was a salesman for his own company
He was trying to talk my baby into leaving me
He was a product with a written guarantee
Given you samples just for free

Oh Baby, Oh Baby
Did you have to treat me oh so bad
Oh baby, Oh baby
Don't you know that I'm the best thing
You ever had, not gonna stand for that

REPEAT LAST 2 VERSES
Track Name: Dan Willie
Dan Willie (Matt Minglewood)


He left his home down east
It was a bar town by the sea
Took his troubles with him
Didn't know how long he'd be
Packed his problems in a suitcase
He always carried in his right hand

CHORUS
He drank a lot of booze to ease his pain
Train tracks running up and down his veins
I wonder if he will ever make it home again
Will he always ride upon the lonesome train

I read it in the local paper just a line or so
Dan Willie John MacInnis died last week
God rest his soul
Found his body lying in a burnt out basement
No one even knew was there

REPEAT CHORUS TWICE

That silver train
Track Name: Stood Up
Stood Up (Matt Minglewood)

Seems like it's just a day or so since I offered you a ride
Down along the waterfront just to watch the evening tide
But you turned me down cause your new found friends had better things in store
Sweet dreams on your mind, you wandered off to make the score

CHORUS
But I said lately I've been worried babe
Start to wonder why
Saw you walking down the street
With nothing in your eyes, in your eyes

Mountains change in the seas, seas change into sky
So why can't you change into someone who can realize
That the dancer pays the fiddler and the fiddler pays the fool
Still you pay the price just to roll the dice in the hard knocks grammar school

REPEAT CHORUS TWICE

There was nothing in your eyes
There was nothing in your eyes
Track Name: Run You Off the Hill
Run You Off the Hill (Moorehead/Dunbar)

Don't want no trouble, don't want no trouble
Don't want no trouble from you baby
Don't want no trouble
Well if you give me trouble baby
I've got to run you off the hill

You've been lying, you've been lying
You've been lying bout me baby
Oh, you've been lying
And if you don't stop your lying baby
I've got to, I've got to run you off the hill
Start your running baby

What you do to me baby
What you do to me
I can't stand it, I don't want it
But if you give me trouble baby
I've got to run you on the hill
Track Name: Caledonia
Caledonia (Fleecy Moore)


Well I walk with my baby, she's got big feet
Long, lean and lank she's had nothin' to eat
But she's my baby, I love her just the same
I'm just crazy 'bout that woman
Caledonia is her name

Well if you see my baby, tell her to get on home
Ain't had no good lovin' since she's been gone
She's my baby and I love her just the same
I'm just crazy 'bout that woman
Caledonia is her name

CHORUS
Caledonia! Caledonia! What makes your big head so hard
I love ya, I love ya just the same
I'm just crazy bout that woman
Caledonia is her name

Do you know what Matt? No what
My momma she told me to leave that little girl alone. Imagine!
But you know what? No what! I love that woman.
It 's a straight natural fact. Is that right!
I'm going to go down to her house as soon as this session is over
And I'm going to knock on her door one more time

REPEAT CHORUS

Well I love you baby and I'll tell you the reason why
Why I love you baby and I'll tell you the reason why
If you don't start lovin' me, I'm going to break down and cry
You've got to shake your moneymaker
You've got to shake your moneymaker
You've got to shake your moneymaker
You've got to shake your moneymaker till the break of day

I said come on baby, come on back to school
I said come on baby, come on back to school
Well come on back and I'll teach you the golden rule
You've got to shake your moneymaker
You've got to shake your moneymaker
You've got to shake your moneymaker
You've got to shake your moneymaker till the break of day
Track Name: East Coast Blues
East Coast Blues (Matt Minglewood)

The wheels on this old bus keep right on turning
On the highway across New Brunswick now they're burning
And if we don't break down this time
We'll hit the border at just about nine
Cross the state of Maine to the border again we go

We've got a rockin' blues band trying the best that we can to please you
Heading off to the big city trying to find somebody who needs us
And if the man will just say you on
These poor boys are gonna be just about gone
Never gonna have the East Coast Blues again

Rambling, gambling, searching
Trying to find the right chord blues

We hit the 401 past Montreal
When I get to Toronto, I swear that I might have myself a ball
But this old engine been holdin' on
Just about a thousand miles too long
How can we roll if the wheels won't go no more

A rented truck might change our luck, so we got one
Six in the front seat, driving down Younge Street laughing
But when the man came to hear our songs
He said "I'm sorry boys but you're comin' on way to strong
We can't get it on the radio"

Rambling, gambling, searching
Trying to find the right chord blues

We're a rockin' blues band trying the best we can to please you
We're heading off to the big city trying to find a man to see us
But when the man came to hear our songs
He said, "I'm sorry boys you're comin' on way to strong"
He said: "We can't get it on the radio"

Rambling, gambling, searching
Trying to find the right chord blues
Track Name: Funk City
Funk City (Matt Minglewood)


Funk City, ain't got no pity
Funk City, ain't got no shame
Funk City, down right gritty
You can't even say whose to blame

Funky sidewalks people jive talk
Everybody's hustling you man
Funky monkey, just a junky
You don't really want to know his name
Colored lights can take the place
Of make-up on your ugly face
On somebody knows you're lying
I can only see my way
To get away from you today
I can almost hear you crying
Good Lord you're dying
Funky lowdown

Come on in, shut your mouth
Don't want to hear, what you're talkin' about
What's the price, of rollin' the dice
What's the score, when you holler for more

She's so tight, she's dynamite
She's so tight, she's dime a night
Track Name: Same Old Blues
Same Old Blues (Don Nix)

Morning rain is falling
Just like the tears that fall from my eyes
As I set here in my room
Staring out at the gloom
And the rain is the same old blues

I can't help, I just can't help but thinking
When the sun use to shine in my back door
Now the sun has turned to gray
And my laughter (ha ha) has turned to pain
Yes it's a pain of the same old blues

Sunshine, sunshine is all you can see now
But it all looks like clouds to me
But as I sit in my room staring out at the gloom
And the rain, yes it's the same old blues
Yes the rain, it s the same old blues
Yes the rain oh it's the same old blues
Track Name: Swing Low Sweet Cadilac
Swing Low Sweet Cadillac (Minglewood/Moon)

Long black and shiny as the miles pass on by me
Bringing me where my baby's nest is hanging low
All that I did was wrong
I won that race but I took too long
Hear that funeral bell
Mournful horn is playing low

When I come to the sweet bye and bye
Bury me down with my black shirt and tie
See that my friends sing me a good-bye song
Got the angels by my side
As I go on my last ride
Swing low sweet Cadillac
Blue, blue highway sail along
Sail along, sail along

Now as the sun is sinking
I must surely get to thinking
The last toll bridge soon will be drawin' near
I haven't got the right change
My life I can't rearrange
Ten thousand road signs
Stand for my every tear

Now as the sun is sinking
I must surely get to thinking
The last toll bridge soon will be drawin' near
I haven't got the right change
My life I can't rearrange
Ten thousand road signs
Stand for my every tear

When I come to the sweet bye and bye
Bury me down with my black shirt and tie
See that my friends sing me a good-bye song
Got the angels by my side
As I go on my last ride
Swing low sweet Cadillac
Blue, blue highway sail along
Sail along, sail along

Swing low, sweet Cadillac
Swing low, black Cadillac
Swing low, sweet Cadillac
Swing low, hearse Cadillac

From the rockin' of the cradle
To the rollin' of the hearse
Lord don't you know
My life has been one curse
Take me home Lord
Drive me home Cadillac
Take me home Lord
My sweet Lord
Take me home
Black Cadillac