The Appleblossom Rag

Album: The Beast In Its Tracks (2013)
  • Where's the queen of my parade?
    She ain't coming back.
    The only thing she left me is
    This apple blossom rag

    Oh, the apple blossom rag
    Oh, such sweet refrain
    Hid underneath the chords, the thorns
    That cause such awful pain.

    This new gang's the gang for me
    Always on the town
    Oh, the stories I could tell
    If I felt like it now.

    This new gang's the gang for me
    I know all of their names
    And they know mine and them that don't
    All love me just the same.

    Oh, the apple blossom rag
    Oh, for such a knife
    That from my blood could love unbraid
    Without taking my life.

    This new girl's the girl for me
    Best girl that I know.
    Never asks me where I've been
    Or when I'm coming home.

    This new girl's got a real fork-tongue
    I love the way she lies.
    A false young painted devil
    But, I know so it's alright.

    Oh, that apple blossom rag
    Lord, I'm such a fool
    For things that sing so sweet and sad
    And are so goddamn cruel.

    Oh, the apple blossom rag
    Lord, I'm such a fool
    For things that sing so sweet and sad
    And are so goddamn cruel.

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