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The Legend of Crusty Bill

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This is a song about a crayfish named Crusty Bill, who I met on my dinner plate Christmas eve 2007. I befriended the poor little guy and felt deeply sorry for the brutal way in which his peaceful life was taken from him, and decided to put my thoughts into song. I came up with the tune after dinner and wrote the lyrics during the christmas eve service that night.
Crusty Bill currently lives in my freezer in a small tupperware container. I never ate him or any of his fallen brethren, and hope that one day humans and crustaceans alike can live in peaceful coexistence.

Production wise, this simple song was a good excuse to try out some new equipment. I really could have sang better had I more time and patience but the vocal track was all one take so I stuck with it.

Thanks for listening, I sincerely hope you enjoy.
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I once knew a crayfish
His name was crusty bill
He came from the ocean, never caused a commotion
Underwater he had gills

Till one sad day they took him away
And boiled him alive
He tried to escape but it was all too late
There was no way he could survive

Crusty Bill why did you go, oh the times we had such fun
I loved you so
How could you know
That those days would soon be done

So that sad day we gathered
And said goodbye to Crusty Bill
Our hopes and dreams were shadowed
For his pinchers would always lie still

So we said farewell
Goodbye my friend
May you rest in peace for good
He was a proud crustacean, never went on vacation
Lived like every crayfish should

Crusty Bill don’t you forget the times we spent camping on the beaches of Denver
I’ll be just fine
Cause all your stuff’s now mine
But we’ll remember you forever
Crusty Bill
Crusty Bill

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Uploaded: Jul 02, 2008 - 05:42:27 PM
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Feter said 4121 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
The Legend of Crusty Bill
fine song and a good singing my friend ...somehow
reminds me of Blind Melon nice guitar tone ...thnx
alot for sharin !!
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said 4121 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
It's one of your real bests my friend, fine music work (very creative!) and good vocals too. Excellent production but just was wishing to hear the vocal bit louder and I recommend to low the music and keep the music as it is. Very nice song!

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- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
SJB said 4113 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
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Hi Andrew, never though I'd be moved by a crayfish story. Having wiped the tears away I've got a Beatles Octopus's Garden lead sound dialled into my PodXt and am having a great time practising my lead guitar over this song. Nice one!
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Name: Andrew D'Amico
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I attend Point Park University where I major in Cinematography. I am 19 years old. My favorite bands are Aerosmith, Queen, The Beatles, and Def Leppard. I attempt to record music. I play piano, Acoustic/Electric Guitar and some bass. I took piano le... [see more]

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