11​:​60pm (2011)

by The Irwell Street String Band

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- - - - - Dear when you smiled at me, I heard a melody It haunted me from the start Something inside of me started a symphony Zing! Went the strings of my heart 'Twas like a breath of spring, I heard a robin sing About a nest set apart All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony Zing! Went the strings of my heart Your eyes made skies seem blue again What else could I do again But keep repeating through and through "I love you, love you" I still recall the thrill, I guess I always will I hope 'twill never depart Dear, with your lips to mine, a rhapsody divine Zing! Went the strings of my heart - - - - - -
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11:60pm 03:49
- - - - - Eleven sixty pm, Eleven sixty pm, The clock was strikin' One-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine-ten-eleven sixty pm! The moon was high in the sky, You had that look in your eye; I tried to kiss you One-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine-ten-eleven-twelve hundred times! We had spent the evening Walkin' around the block; It was grand to wind up Closer together than twelve o' clock! I gotta see you again, And hold you close to me when The clock is strikin' One-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine-ten-eleven sixty pm, Eleven sixty pm, Eleven sixty pm, Goodnight! - - - - -
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- - - - - I love you but I don't like you What a way to begin What a terrible mood to be in I love you but I don't like you And I am running away Just as soon as they finish this song Don't try to be nice Don't dance so well I know that you're nice But I'll never tell Find more lyrics at ※ Mojim.com Because I love you but I don't like you And I'm wondering now How I'll ever go on without you Don't leave me, we'll dance forever If I love you I know I'll learn to like you somehow If I love you I know I'll learn to like you somehow If I love you I know I'll learn to like you somehow - - - - -
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- - - - - In a little Spanish town 'Twas on a night like this.. Stars were peek-a-booing down 'Twas on a night like this.. I whispered "Be true to me" And he sighed: "Oh, Si, Si" Many skies have turned to gray, as we are far apart Many moons had passed away, and he's still in my heart.. We made a promise, and sealed it with a kiss! In a little Spanish town 'Twas on a night like this. - - - - -
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- - - - - The Ritz I never long for, The Savoy oh, they can keep. There's only one place that I know and that is where I sleep! Underneath the arches, I dream my dreams away Underneath the arches, on cobblestones I lay Every night you’ll find me, tired out and worn Happy when daylight, comes creeping, heralding the dawn Sleeping when it’s raining, and sleeping when it’s fine Trains rattling all the time, Pavement is my pillow, no matter where I stray Underneath the arches, I dream my dreams away - - - - -
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Elmer's Tune 03:41
- - - - - Why are the stars always winkin' and blinkin' above? What makes a fellow start thinkin' of fallin' in love? It's not the season, the reason is plain as the moon It's just Elmer's tune! What makes a lady of eighty go out on the loose? Why does a gander meander in search of a goose? What puts the kick in a chicken, the magic in June? It's just Elmer's tune! Listen, listen, there's a lot you're li'ble to be missin' Sing it, swing it, any old way and any old time.. The hurdy gurdies, the birdies, the cop on the beat The candy maker, the baker, the man on the street The city charmer, the farmer, the man in the moon All sing Elmer's tune! - - - - -
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- - - - - You sinners, drop everything! And let that harmony ring! Up to Heaven and sing, Sing you sinners. Just wave your arms all about And let the Lord hear you shout Pour the music right out And sing, you sinners Whenever there's music, the devil kicks He don't allow music.. by the river Styx! You're wicked and you're depraved And you've all misbehaved If you wanna be saved Well, sing, you sinners - - - - -
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- - - - - You came a long way from St. Louis, You climbed the ladder of success I've seen the town and country cars That were parked out in front of Your fancy address! You came a long way from St. Louis, You broke a lot of hearts between I've met a gang of gloomy guys Who were doin' all right 'Till you came on the scene! You blew in from the middle-west And certainly impressed The population here-abouts Well baby, I got news for you, I'm from Missouri too, So, naturally, I got my doubts! You got 'em droppin' by the way-side, A feelin' I ain't gonna know You came a long way from St. Louis, But baby, you still got a long way to go! - - - - -
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- - - - - Some people simply love to eat raw fish, And pay high rent, and dance on broken glass. Some people simply love to kill themselves, and sad to say, I think I'm in that class, alas! Your dopey walk, your double talk, I go for that! Your corny jokes, your crazy folks, I go for that! Your kiss just misses, your dancing is rough, But I like that stuff! I guess I don't get around quite enough! You play the uke.. you're from Debuque, I go for that; And furthermore, I just adore Your fuzzy hair... your vacant stare.. To Mister Cupid I take off my hat; You can't account for silly taste, Of all the hearts I could have chased, I look at you.. and ooh! I go for that. - - - - -
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- - - - - It's the bluest kind of blues, my baby sings It's the newest kind of blues, my baby sings It's the kind that makes you sigh It's the kind that makes you cry Doing something to my poor heart Like a soft lullaby It's the bluest kind of blues, my baby sings It's the truest kind of blues, my baby brings Always on my mind, awake or a-sleeping It's the bluest kind of blues, my baby sings Always on my mind, awake or a-sleeping It's the bluest kind of blues my baby sings - - - - -

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This is the second album, recorded in 2010 and released in 2011 from Melbourne string band, "The Irwell Street String Band"; as sparkling as a summer's day. Both of their albums were recorded all in one room by Barry Stockley in his underground studio in North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Barry used vintage analog equipment with minimal takes and edits.

You'll enjoy Sam Lemann stretching out on guitar, ukulele and mandolin and also Andy Baylor on both guitar and mandolin. And furthermore, from the eclectic song list of classics and curios, this release marks the very start of vocalist Hetty Kate's foray into more unusual selections from the 40s and 50s.. a habit she's continued to indulge to this day.

This album is no longer in print, but will remain available as a digital download to remember this endearing string band and the music they shared with fans around the world. They rarely perform together as an ensemble these days as each of them has moved either interstate or overseas. So aloha, and enjoy!

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released February 1, 2011

Recorded / Mixed / Mastered : Barry Stockley
Studio : Fat Sound Studio
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Recorded 2011, released 2012

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The Irwell Street String Band Melbourne, Australia

The ISSB feature sweet vintage vocals and infectiously tuneful strings.

They hail from Melbourne, and were formed in 2008.

They released two albums and toured extensively at clubs and festivals around Australia.
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