stars from a sidecar

by Ed Muirhead

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    releases October 26, 2019

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Orion's Belt
Where the Heart Is
Starlit Sky
Don't Give In
He's Growing Fast
It Shows
Tip of the Iceberg
Grace and Mercy
Like Like Unlike


releases October 26, 2019

Ed: vocals, piano, organ, drums, guitars, bass
Calder Houston: lead guitar on tracks 1, 2, 3
Molly Muirhead: trumpet on track 1




Ed Muirhead Dundee

old-fashioned songwriting, new-fashioned roots, blues and folk songs.

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Track Name: Sidecar
Will you be my sidecar, maybe, will you come along with me?
We'll ride the roads together, and see what we shall see.
If the road is hard, or if the road is clear,
Will you be my sidecar maybe, will you go with me from here?

Will you be my umbrella, will you shield from the storm?
We'll walk the roads together, we'll keep each other warm.
If the days are short, and the nights go on too long,
Will you be my umbrella, give me shelter from the storm?

Will you be my faithful compass, will you help me find my way?
We'll walk the wilds together, and say what we shall say.
If the skies grow dark, and the clouds are ashen grey,
Will you be my faithful compass, will you help me find my way?

Will you be my baked potato, will you keep me warm and fed?
Will you be the voice of reason to the nonsense in my head?
And when it seems the world has got me on my knees,
Will you be my baked potato, I'll be your grated cheese.

I can be your sidebar, baby, I can go along with you,
We'll ride the roads together, and do what we shall do.
If the road is rough, or if the road is smooth,
I can be your sidecar, baby, I can go along with you.
Track Name: The Right
My Grandpa was left-handed but his school-teacher tried
To make him write with the right so his left hand was tied.

What about you, what do you do?
When you meet someone a little different from you?
What do you do, What about you, do you have the right?

I knew a girl who thought that the right shape for her was thin.
As she grew older, she heard what they told her, and she couldn't keep it in.

I read about a man who had a masterplan.
If you weren't white, you had no rights, and so the war began.

When you look at somebody else,
Do you compare them to yourself?
What do you see, are they just like me?
Are they just like you?
What do you do?
Do you have the right?
Track Name: All O'er the World
I've worn a shirt and tie in Shanghai, in Mumbai and in Dubai.
On the southern coast of Norway and several states of the USA.

I've been all o'er the world, but where I love to be
Is here with you, with me.

I've been a hi-tech, low-budget wild rover
Who flies the skies the world over
From the concrete of Houston
To a farmyard in Hannover.

Oh the Indian Ocean is so sweet,
And those small towns in the south of France are hard to beat.
But you're the one who sweeps me off my feet.

I've walked the streets of Norfolk and New Orleans,
Met the greatest people that I've ever seen,
Here and now is the best place that I've been.

Hopped aboard a speedboat on the Dutch coast
Rode the fastest train in China but I can't boast.
Here in your arms is where I love the most.

Nearly melted in the Abu-Dhabi midday sun,
Couldn't believe the Texas foodstore selling guns.
Seen so many but I still know that you're the one.

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