Clarence Cole's Backyard

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This is a preview, you can get the recording for a discounted price before it is 'officially' released on "Creekside Collection" and "Goober Deluxe".

The song is a true story, believe it or not. I wrote the chorus . . . and then twenty-eight years later, I wrote the verses!

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CLARENCE COLE'S BACKYARD

I knew a man named Clarence Cole
He had a lot of stuff
His hobby was collections
His biggest one was dust

I believe the old man heard
voices in his head
And when he tried to throw junk out
They told him instead

You'd better save it, Clarence Cole
You never know when it might be handy
And then someday, you'll fix it up
And it'll be just like brand new
But for now, it'll have to go
Where all of your things go
In your backyard

The Fire Chief, he hired me
To haul away that trash
Said until it was all gone
He wouldn't let the old man back

Clarence had a lot of land
underneath his things
And as I tried to clear a path
I heard those voices sing

You'd better save it, Clarence Cole
You never know when it might be handy
And then someday, you'll fix it up
And it'll be just like brand new
But for now, it'll have to go
Where all of your things go
In your backyard

I found four mannequins, three kitchen sinks
Everything pile six feet high
Worn encyclopedia sets
Racks of clothes and five bald tires
Old broken down washing machines
Pots and pans and three junk cars
Stacks and stacks of boxes
And that was just the barn!

You'd better save it, Clarence Cole
You never know when it might be handy
And then someday, you'll fix it up
And it'll be just like brand new
But for now, it'll have to go
Where all of your things go
In your backyard


Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)

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from Creekside Collection, releases May 10, 2020
All Instruments/Vocals by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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