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Underneath the bells of May
We put our cares away
And rambled out looking for the sun
And we laid in the sands
Clovers in our hands
And the water rushed under and over

I will sit I will sway
‘Neath the hills of Nodaway
Glory, hallelujah
If there ever was a time
She faded from my mind
It’s gone with the wide, wide Missouri

And the wheels of industry
Rolled from Tennessee
Implanted on the river’s southern shore
And with blood, bricks, and mortar
They led the hogs to slaughter
And the city’s sons and daughters were provided for

I will sit I will sway
‘Neath the hills of Nodaway
Glory, hallelujah
If there ever was a time
She faded from my mind
It’s gone with the wide, wide Missouri

From the finest quarry stones
They built their sterling homes
High in the bluffs north of town
But the iron gears of fate
Will pause at no one’s gate
When the winds from Dakota came raining down

I will sit I will sway
‘Neath the hills of Nodaway
Glory, hallelujah
If there ever was a time
She faded from my mind
It’s gone with the wide, wide Missouri

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from Under the Big Oak Tree, released August 5, 2014

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Under the Big Oak Tree St. Joseph, Missouri

Under the Big Oak Tree’s blend of vintage folk, acoustic country, & traditional bluegrass has been described as “warm” and “picturesque” with “flawless harmonies.”

The band’s 2014 debut recording stood out as “one of the most lush, beautiful records to come out of the local scene,” and made multiple year-end best lists. The group’s second album, Local Honey, will be released on MudStomp Records.
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