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When The Wind begins To Blow

from Old Dogs by Thaddeus Spae

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Started out as a folk song and was led astray by unsavory companions.


Don't show your wallet to a rich man
remember he don't earn his pay
don't tell your troubles to a blind man
you know he'll never see things your way
don't dine at the cozy diner
don't play gin rummy with doc
don't think that you're immune
you're not

there's a lesson to discover
lessin' you already know
better duck and run for cover
when the wind begins to blow

Don't double down on a lost cause
you ain't impressing anyone
don't tell your mama who you slept with
don't tell your papa what you done
don't wear good clothes to the market
don't let your honor drop
don't think that it's a game
it's not (ch)

Don't pick a fight with a madman
could be yourself you're trying to beat
don't put your faith in politicians
don't put your business in the street
don't sell your soul for a nickel
don't break your heart just to hear it pop
don't think that you're immortal
you're not (ch)


from Old Dogs, released August 7, 2020


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Thaddeus Spae Seattle, Washington

A 40-year veteran of the Folk Wars, Thaddeus Spae has played venues from Tipitina's to the EMP. He's an award-winning songwriter whose works range from quirky to literate, guardedly sentimental to outraged and sarcastic, performed on a panoply of instruments acoustic and electric, in a profligate variety of styles encompassing folk, hard rock, jazz, blues, electronic and more. Website: tspae.com. ... more

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