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Janey is the one that got away. Ok, if we’re being honest, you never really had her in first place. Sometimes she was there for you, in a casual kind of way, sometimes she wasn’t. You never could really predict. She was a mess, that’s for sure, a drunk and out of control and you loved her in spite of it, because of it. But now she’s dead and you think about her all the time, elevating her in your memory and memorializing her in song.

Four people worked on "Janey." Ben Carroll, Jessie Torrisi, Colin and William Berlind. The chamber section in the middle has Charlie Burnham on violin and William on an accordion and organ. Colin is playing bass recorder. He’s quite proud of his recorder collection. If you see Colin at a show, ask him about his bass recorder. He’ll buy you a beer.
-W. Berlind

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I fall behind
I can’t catch up
There’s a man on a boat throwing a rope to me
I fall behind I can’t catch up
Janey where’d you go?

I dropped a stone
I watched it fall
Watched the ripples going out to sea
I dropped a stone
Watched it fall away from me
Janey where’d you go?

Is this the end of the road
Lying here cold and all alone?
The moon is sinking low
And I don’t know how I got so far from home
(Ohh)

(interlude)

Is this the end of the road
Lying here cold and all alone?
The moon is sinking low
And I don’t know how I got so far from home
(Ohh)

There was a time
Not long ago
When I didn’t worry about
What I didn’t know
There was a time
Not that long ago
Janey where’d you go?

credits

from Yellow Brick Man, released November 11, 2011
Colin McGrath- vocals, guitar, tenor and bass recorders
Jason Harrod- harmony vocals
William Berlind- organ and accordion
Robert DiPietro
Ian Riggs- bass
Charlie Burnham- violin

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Colin McGrath Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn based songwriter Colin McGrath mines the crossroads of American music from the Appalachian Mountains to Tin Pan Alley. A storyteller with a tendency for the theatrical, McGrath inhabits his characters with his rugged, earthy voice and nuanced guitar playing. McGrath won first place in The Wildflower! Songwriting Competition, and The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival Competition. ... more

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