Brother Fox

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03:09
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04:05
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02:50
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04:14

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Debut EP

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released October 1, 2009

Vocals and Ukulele - Laura Burn Acaster
Vocals and Ukulele - Mary Booth
Vocals and Round Bell - Dolly May Ryall
Vocals, Banjo, Guitar, Violin and Tambourine - Ric Booth
Guy Whittaker - Snare Drum


All songs written by Laura Burn Acaster except Track 2 written by Mary Booth and Laura Burn Acaster.
Recorded in Sheffield at The Laundry Rooms, August 2009.
Recorded, Engineered and Mastered by Dan Worrall for Platinum Ears.
Produced by Dan Worrall and Little Robots.
Artwork by Cate James.

Thank you to all of our friends and family.

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"Through a steam-whistle of woman-powered vocals and eclectic instrumentation, Little Robots' full-blooded renditions of blues-folk originals feel immediately inclusive." - Diane Cluck

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Track Name: Pa
He pat me head and kissed my nose and said sweet darlin I gotta go
I'm working on the railway all day long
He said cheer up hun don't be glum I'll bring you back a Capri-Sun
I'm gonna catch a rail train now so so long

Pa's working on the railroad
All day

He said girl grab my hat and grab my coat the engine fire I gotta stoke
I'm working on the railway all day long
Hey little girl climb inside my Intercity 125
I'm working on the railway all day long

Pa's working on the railroad
All day

He said rally round boys make some noise we ain't no rich man's toy
We'll strike today for fair pay
it's 8:28 I can't be late a man like me the boss man hates
I'm standing on a picket line all day long

Pa's working on the railroad
All day long
Track Name: Brother Fox
Fox on the night trail keeping watch painting the town red
Fox in your neighbourhood peeping on you and peeping on us
On your doorstep scavenging through your belongings
I thought I'd put a stop to that and put a lid on it

Brother Fox you're always around keeping an eye on me
Brother Fox you're always around there's nothing you don't see

Passing by on secret moments revealing nothing
Praying on you from above the pavement and every corner
Sweeping the streets with his brush you should be weary
You captured a still of my life but you don't own it

Brother Fox you're always around keeping an eye on me
Brother Fox you're always around there's nothing you don't see

Peeping on you
Peeing on me

I still catch a glimpse of you on my doorstep russet and red
We walk down the same road it's a gentle reminder that

Brother Fox you're always around keeping an eye on me
Brother Fox you're always around there's nothing you don't see
Brother Fox you're always around slilently hounding me
Brother Fox you're always around there's nothing you don't see
Track Name: Benny Boy
Goodbye oh Benny Boy will this by the last time?
Goodbye oh Benny Boy I'm sorry you see me crying
Goodbye oh Benny boy you say you got a job to do
But I know the gun is trained on you
Yes I know the gun is trained on you

Flying back to base Benny came down
Helicopter crash then Benny was gone
He was a loved brother an son wounded on this mission

His heart was with his squadron "Nil Desperandum"
Soon he will be home to stay
And I'll live to see another day without you

Benny Boy will this by the last time?
Goodbye oh Benny Boy I'm sorry you see me crying
Goodbye oh Benny boy you say you got a job to do
But I know the gun is trained on you
Yes I know the gun is trained on you

Benny has left me for you
Benny oh my trooper where are you?

Goodbye oh Benny Boy will this by the last time?
Goodbye oh Benny Boy I'm sorry you see me crying