Rambler´s Romance (LP 2014)

by SARA GEE & THE RAMBLERS

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Well...here it comes, thunder and lightning, Outlaw Country, Memphis Rockabilly, Delta Blues, Southern melodies and much, much more in the first studio album of Sara Gee & The Ramblers, featuring several new own compositions and non previously recorded material. Copies in physical CD format available in our online store of our website (sarageeandtheramblers.jimdo.com)

We are strongly influenced by the old recordings of Sun Records, Chess Records, the field recordings of Alan Lomax and we believe that there´s not a better way to capture a band´s sound that recording them when they are playing live, so that´s exactly what we did.

We gathered together at Soni's recording studio, dear friend and sound wizard and after setting up a SM 58 to capture Sara´s vocals and a Taylor rhythm guitar in one track and a Seinheisser hanging in a Class A 5W valve Chimp BWM amp for the lead guitar, a Gretsch Nashville and an AKG bassdrum microphone for the double bass sharing another track. Backing vocals and snare drum were captured during the ambient recording, we captured the sound analogically and no overdubs have been added to the recordings.

"Ramblers Romance" and "House of the Blues" are home studio recordings that we decided to include as the title track and a bonus song. Matt sings and plays a 1940s Archtop Melodija Menges Acoustic Guitar, Dobro with slide, Electric Bass, Shakers, Cow Bell, Percussion in "Rambler's Romance"

Vocals, 1940s Archtop Melodija Menges, Fender Thinline Telecaster, Electric Bass and Drums in "House of The Blues".

Backing Vocals in both tunes by Sara and Matt. Recorded in Ruzafa, Valencia between April and June 2014.

We would like to dedicate this album to our friends and family, and to our supporters, fans and enemies too. We love you all. Power is a State of Mind.

"You can drop me a dollar and I´ll sing you a song, loose a fifty and you´ll get me singing all night long..." (Rambler's Romance)

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released June 17, 2014

SARA GEE
Vocals, Taylor Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Scratch

Mateo "RAMBLIN MATT" Garcia
Vocals, Gretsch Nashville, Fender Thinline Telecaster, Dobro Resonator, Slide, Electric Bass, Percussion, Shakers, Backing Vocals

JAY RAMBLER (Juan Carlos Mota)
Double Bass, Slap, Backing Vocals

SONI GUEY
Snare Drum & Brushes. Production and engineering

RECORDED LIVE AT THE STUDIO WITH AMBIENT MIKES IN TWO ANALOG TRACKS. STEREO , NO OVERDUBS ADDED. EXCEPT TRACKS 16 and 17

EXILE IN ALBUIXECH (Part II) RECORDED AND MASTERED IN SONI'S FARM, ALBUIXECH, VALENCIA. MAY AND JUNE 2014.

Ain't gonna work in Soni's farm no more...

PHOTOGRAPHY BY IZIAR KURIAKI

ARTWORK BY MATEO "RAMBLIN MATT" GARCIA

WEBSITE: sarageeandtheramblers.jimdo.com
FACEBOOK: Sara Gee & Ramblin Matt
BOOKING: ramblingee@outlook.com

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Sara Gee & Ramblin Matt Dénia, Spain

The old Delta Blues, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Memphis Minnie, the C&W of Hank Williams Sr, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, and old Memphis Sun Rockabilly are the cement that consolidates our union, we write our material inspired by all of them and more.

Sara Gee - Songwriting, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Ramblin Matt - Songwriting, Arrangements, Guitar, Dobro, Bass, Vocals
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Track Name: Big River
BIG RIVER

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die

I met her accidentally in St. Paul, Minnesota
And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, Southern drawl
Then I heard my dream was back downstream Cavortin' in Davenport
And I followed you, Big River, when you called

Then you took me to St. Louis later on down the river
A freighter said she's been here but she's gone, boy, she's gone
I found her trail in Memphis but she just walked up the block
She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down alone

Now, won't you batter down by Baton Rouge, River Queen, roll it on
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans
Go on, I've had enough, dump my blues down in the gulf
She loves you, Big River, more than me
Track Name: Hyenna´s Smile
HYENNA'S SMILE

Once my daddy told me, girl you better just take care with the ones you meet, people use to lie, they're not what they say so you better be smart and don't show your real face.

Always bring your smile, also if you feel sad and don't let no one know the reason of your pain, because once they know they'll use it as a bomb, for when you feel good and they do not.

But I never learnt to wear a phony face, trying to show up like everything's ok because when I feel bad I can cry and cry and let the ones I love, take care of my heart.
Track Name: Kissing In The Dark
KISSING IN THE DARK

Call the doctor, call him quick
I done got something ’bout to make me sick
I been kissin’ in the dark
Yeah, kissin’ in the dark
Kissin’ in the dark, honey, that’s my birthmark

Well, I had a girlfriend from Alabam’
She done put her pennies all in a jam
Kissin’ in the dark
Yes, kissin’ in the dark
Kissin’ in the dark, honey, that’s her birthmark

She had a date with scrap, met a hip cat
And nobody knows where she end up at
She been kissin’ in the dark
Yes, kissin’ in the dark
She been kissin’ in the dark, honey, that’s her birthmark

Be a good pal, just swappin’ up a dime (??)
You thinkin’ about a man, throw it after mine (??)
Kissin’ in the dark
Kissin’ in the dark
Kissin’ in the dark, honey, that’s my birthmark (Spoken: Yeah, let’s get it now!)


Well, you’d better wake up, and try to get wise
Get yourself hip to that old crazy jive
Kissin’ in the dark
Kissin’ in the dark
Kissin’ in the dark, honey, that’s my birthmark (Spoken: I done told you!)
Track Name: A Woman Needs A Friend
A WOMAN NEEDS A FRIEND

When I was just a girl I heard many people say
A woman needs a man by her side
But now that I´ve grown up, I know that was a lie
And I don´t need no man to break me down

Well, a woman needs a friend who can love her and help her on the way
Well a woman, needs someone who can share with her the stars and make her laugh.

You are going to try, to find the perfect guy
Who can always call you "my sweetheart"
Then you will hang around, and you´ll go up and down
And come back home with empty and broken heart

Well, a woman needs a friend who can love her and help her on the way
Well a woman, needs someone who can share with her the stars and make her laugh.

But now I´ve found someone, his name´s Ramblin Matt
He´s not very smart but treats me right
And I just realized that in a woman´s life
There´s no place for lies and cheatin´hearts

Well, a woman needs a friend who can love her and help her on the way
Well a woman, needs someone who can share with her the stars and make her laugh.
Track Name: Call Me The Breeze
CALL ME THE BREEZE

Call me the breeze
I keep blowin' down the road
Well now, they call me the breeze
I keep blowin' down the road
I ain't got me nobody
I don't carry me no load

Ain't no change in the weather
Ain't no changes in me
Well, there ain't no change in the weather
Ain't no changes in me
And I ain't hidin' from nobody
Nobody's hidin' from me

Oh, that's the way its supposed to be

Well, I dig you Georgia peaches
Makes me feel right at home
Well now, I dig you Georgia peaches
Makes me feel right at home
Well, I might go out to California
Might go down to Texas, I don't know

Well now, they call me the breeze
I keep blowin' down the road
Well now, they call me the breeze
I keep blowin' down the road
I ain't got me nobody
I don't carry me no load
Ooh, Mr. Breeze
Track Name: Bed Bug Blues
BED BUG BLUES

Yeah, bed bug sure is evil, they don't mean me no good
Thinks he's a woodpecker and I'm a chunk of wood

When I lay down at night, I wonder how can a poor gal sleep
When I lay down at night, I wonder how can a poor gal sleep
When some is holding my hand, others eating my feet

Bed bug as big as a jackass1, will bite you and stand and grin
Bed bug as big as a jackass, will bite you and stand and grin
Will drink all the bed bur for them turn around and bite you again

Something moan in the corner, I went over and see
Something moan in the corner, I went over and see
It was the bed bug a prayin', Lord, gimme some more cheese
Track Name: Same Old You
SAME OLD YOU

So here you are
In your borrowed car
Kickin' rocks around
Lookin' at your shoes
It's the same old you

Tell me where you've been
Where you're goin' to
Where were you last night?
Boy listen up when I'm talkin to you
It's the same old you

Another lonely night
With that same old whiskey morning
It's the same old you
When you get to drinkin'
The same old you
When you're on the town
The same old you
In church on Sunday
Gettin' high when the sun goes down

Well this time I done some thinkin'
And I think I'm done with you
'Cause until I get to leavin'
It's just the same old me too

Well your mama's gunna cry her eyes
There ain't gonna be no wedding day
What's she gonna say?
When I tell her how I had no choice
Same old you couldn't even raise your voice
And ask me to stay , I wouldn't anyway
So you can keep your ring
And I can keep my daddy's name

It's the same old you
When you get to drinkin'
The same old you
When you're on the town
The same old you
In church on Sunday
Gettin' high when the sun goes down

This time I've done some thinkin'
And I think I'm done with you
'Cause until I get to leavin'
It's just same old me too

'Cause until I get to leavin'
It's just the same old me too
Track Name: Rocket In My Pocket
ROCKET IN MY POCKET

I got a rocket in my pocket and a roll in my walk
So, baby don't fuss me with that North Forty talk
There ain't nothing you can tell me I don't already know
I got a rocket in my pocket and I'm raring to go
A-Let's go some place so we can rock a bit
I got a rocket in my pocket and the fuse is lit

Well, two-in-one's polish and three-in-one's oil
A lot of lid-flipping makes my bad blood boil
I didn't come here to listen, so cut the scene
I got a rocket in my pocket and a roll in my jeans
Let's go some place so we can rock a bit
I got a rocket in my pocket and the fuse is lit

Well, better tune in and get my signal right
Or there'll be no rocking tomorrow night
Ain't nothing you can tell me I don't already know
I got a rocket in my pocket and I'm raring to go
A-let's go some place so we can rock a bit
I got a rocket in my pocket and the fuse is lit
Track Name: Pirate Love
PIRATE LOVE

Time runs very fast when I feel good
Tears turn into diamonds when I cry them for you
My bed is a like a boat drifting in the sea
Following the stars searching for you

I think I'm gonna keep floating on the waves
And see where I end up at
Maybe you're somewhere waiting for me
On an island with a chest under a palm tree

Alarm clock just rung it's time to wake up
I find myself dreaming with the deep blue sea
With my sheet as a flag of a pirate boat
And my pillow between my legs dripping form you

Alarm clock just rung my dream is over
It's hard to open my eyes
I wish I was a pirate with a patch in my eye
Or I wish that I was just blind

Then I'll see you everywhere I go
Now I know why they say love is blind
You know you're the captain of the boat nod my dreams
On an island with a chest under a palm tree
Track Name: You Win Again
YOU WIN AGAIN

The news is out - all over town
That you've been seen - a-runnin' 'round
I know that I - should leave, but then
I just can't go - you win again.

This heart of mine - could never see
What ev'rybod - y knew but me
Just trusting you - was my great sin
What can I do - you win again.

I'm sorry for - your victim now
'Cause soon his head - like mine will bow
He'll give his heart - but all in vain
And someday say - you win again.

You have no heart - you have no shame
You take true love - and give the blame
I guess that I - should not complain
I love you still - you win again.
Track Name: Morning Rain
MORNING RAIN

There are times in the life of a man
When things get very hard to understand
When love turns into sorrow and joy turns to pain
And all you got is the sweet morning rain

Morning rain come and take away my pain
Morning rain dripping down my window frame
Like my teardrops keep-a-fallin, like the kisses that I´m blowing
To your health, your happiness and grace

Like th eknife cuts the butter on a tray
Like a lion drives its claws into a prey
Like a hammer on red iron, like a child´s hand on wet clay
Please rain on me and wash my blues away

Waitress come and sit with me tonight
Come and pour me some brown liquor into a dirty glass
Come and sing with me way downlow
Any old blues or a sad Hank Williams song

Morning comes and the wind makes me sway
As I´m walking and stumbling on the way
Ain´t no use in being mad, ain´t no gain on feeling low
So bring it on and let the good times roll

Waitress come and sit with me tonight
Come and pour me some brown liquor into a dirty glass
Come and sing with me way downlow
Any old blues or a sad Hank Williams song
Track Name: Hard Headed Woman
HARD HEADED WOMAN

Well a hard headed woman,
a soft hearted man
been the cause of trouble
ever since the world began.
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
a hard headed woman been
a thorn in the side of man.

Now Adam told to Eve,
"Listen here to me,
don't you let me catch you
messin' round that apple tree."
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
a hard headed woman been
a thorn in the side of man.

Now Samson told Delilah
loud and clear,
"Keep your cotton pickin' fingers
out my curly hair."
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
a hard headed woman been
a thorn in the side of man.

I heard about a king
who was doin' swell
till he started playing
with that evil Jezebel.
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
a hard headed woman been a thorn in the side of man.

I got a woman,
a head like a rock.
If she ever went away
I'd cry around the clock.
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
a hard headed woman been
a thorn in the side of man.
Track Name: Two More Bottles of Wine
TWO MORE BOTTLES OF WINE

We came out west together with a common desire
The fever we had migtha set the west coast on fire
Two months later got trouble in mind
My baby moved out and left me behind
But it's all right 'cause it's midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine

The way he left sure turned my head around
Seemed like overnight she just up and put me down
Ain't gonna let it bother me today
I been workin' and I'm too tired anyway
But it's all right 'cause it's midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine

I'm sixteen hundred miles from the people I know
Been doin' all I can but opportunity sure come slow
Lord I'd be in the sun all day
But I'm sweepin' out a warehouse in west L.A.
But it's all right 'cause it's midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine
Track Name: Ask The Devil
ASK THE DEVIL

I remember all those nights waiting for you to come back
And I know how much it hurt when no one even said your name

Still I know I´ll wait for you to come one day and ease my pain
To say "hi babe, I´m doing good", to show at least that you just care

I forgot how much it hurt, to live your dream as a nightmare
To change your pink dreams into blues, to be in love with what you hate

Still I know I´ll wait for you to come one day and ease my pain
To say "hi babe, I´m doing good", to show at least that you just care

Now I can only sing my song, and pray the Lord to set me free
And ask the Devil, if you are there, to make in hell a place for me
Track Name: Losing End
LOSING END

I went into town to see you
yesterday
but you were not home.
So I talked to some old friends
for a while
before I wandered off alone.

It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow,
Though I know I'll never be the same.
Won't you ever change your ways,
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end,
And I feel that way again.

Well, I miss you more than ever,
since you've gone
I can hardly maintain.
Things are different round here
every night,
my tears fall down like rain.

It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow,
Though I know I'll never be the same.
Won't you ever change your ways,
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end,
And I feel that way again.
Track Name: SARA GEE & RAMBLIN MATT - Ramblers´ Romance
RAMBLERS ROMANCE

I've been up and I've been down
Done my share of being round
From the green of Tennessee to the African blue sea
I've been busy with the business of being me

Been a broken man all my days
But what I own it's yours to take
Never knew very well what's the use of being a rich man
If your soul is full of greed and outta rest

This is a ramblers' romance, just a ramblers' romance
Alright, mmmmm

I've been high and also stoned
And I've drank whiskey til I drowned
I spent ten long years shooting brown shit down my gullet
And I made it half alive and mostly sound

Found redemption on the road
Playing my guitar everywhere I go
If you drop me a dollar I'll sing you a song, loose a hundred and you'll get me singing all night long

Up on a plane, down in a boat
On a train or walkin', limpin' or dragging myself out
Jumping oceans, flying mountains, crossing rivers, driving roads I learned myself how to be a rollin stone

This is a ramblers' romance, just a ramblers' romance
Track Name: SARA GEE & RAMBLIN MATT - House Of The Blues (Bonus Track)
HOUSE OF THE BLUES

Mmm....Sometimes, brother
When you feel like a motherless child
Your piston seems to burn no steam
And you're running out of gas

There's a hole in your boot, cause you've been ramblin
Ever since you pawned your car
And it feels like years since the last time
You held a dollar in your hand

(Chorus)

And it feels like the heavens are falling over you
And there ain't a joint in town where your credit stills good
But if you have a heart that keeps on beating
We have a place for you
Come and join us in the house of the blues

(Guitar Lead)

And it's been three nights that you've been seen
Begging for a friend to pay you company
But the only one who hears you
Is that bottle of JD

There's a light that shines down the avenue
And the door is never closed for a guy like you
You can buy a dream for a buck or two
And you'll be the hero no matter what you do

(Chorus)

So if it feels like the heavens are falling over you
And there ain't a joint in town where your credit stills good
But if you have a heart that keeps on beating
We have a place for you
Come and join us in the house of the blues

But if you have a heart that keeps on beating
We have a place for you
Come and join us in the house of the blues
Come and join us in the house of the blues
Come and join us in the house of the blues