The Rag

The Rag

BandFolkBluegrass

Original music that may remind you of those good ol' country tunes your daddy used to play, but then slap you with some of your momma's hoochie-coo'in when you're not looking.

Biography

While the band has been performing in their current configuration for the last year and developing a unique sound, they have come across many friends and styles of music. The influences are vast, and the band is proud to say that they have thieved all they could get their bloody picking hands on.

The result is a brand of acoustic music that has entertained rock clubs, jazz clubs, folk clubs, smoky lil' bars, parties, and amphitheaters. The mission of the band has always been simple...play music...have fun, let everyone hear.

One zealous listener described the Delaware Rag thusly:

"A well-greased skillet... nasty and wholesome. The songs performed are old and new, original and unlikely. Philandering all musical genres... pillaging at will... wailing out their own make of bluegrass.

Lyrics

Grovetown

Written By: Casey Neal

You might catch the lightning,
But you're gonna miss the rain
And you can cross the ocean,
But it's just not the same

When we left you off that morning
With our dollars in your hands
If I had it all again
I'd make a better plan

And you might hold the aces
But you're gonna lose the hand
And you can claim your gold
But there's none in the pan

Well, you dusted us in Grovetown
Serves 'em right is what you said
And no I can't bother 'bout you today,
Not today

Burning down the highway
With a smile on your face
Gonna teach us all a lesson
You're gonna put us in our place

But you threw in your aces
And you sold out your hand
And you can claim your gold
But there's none in the pan

Cause we made a friend in
Grovetown,
And he sent us on our way
So barkeep, won't you pass another Schlitz my way

Yea we made it out of Grovetown
Straight from Watkin's bay
And now I can't bother 'bout you today,
Not today

Cuckold Blues

Written By: Pat Maholland/ Casey Neal

Cuckold Blues
(Maholland/Neal 2006)
Chorus I:
You can’t make a cuckold of me
Oh you can’t make a cuckold of me
Though my heart may be torn
I won’t wear them horns
Oh you can’t make a cuckold of me

Verse I:
I left you that mornin’ in the rain
Oh I left you that mornin’ in the rain
When we said our goodbyes
Your hair was wet but your eyes were dry
When I got on that Tuscaloosa train

Yodel---- Solo

Chorus II:
You can’t make a cuckold of me
No you can’t make a cuckold of me
Though you make me cry
When you teld them lies
But you can’t make a cuckold out of me.

Verse II:
You swore that there was no other man
Well you swore that there was no other man
But when I was on that road
That ain’t what I’s told
‘Cause they saw you strollin’ hand in hand

Chorus III:
You done made a cuckold of me
Oh you done made a cuckold of me
Now my heart has been torn
Guess I’ll wear them horns
‘Cause you done made a cuckold of me
‘Cause you done made a cuckold of me
‘Cause you done made a cuckold of ----- meeeee

Discography

2007 - The Rag

Set List

Sets are 45 - 90 Minutes

Snowy Mountain Special
You Could Be Mine
She's Got to Lose
One Fair Girl
Stakeout
So Blind
The Old Lady Blues
Wish I was a Millionaire
The Cuckold Blues
Hamer Girls
Silver Dollar

Georgia Pecans
Beaufort on My Mind
The Ballad of Mindy and Midge
Too Little Too Late
The Poacher Man
6 Percent Grade
Empty Road
Running With a Grin
She's Coming Around Again
Playing the Ingenue
Pittston Mining Company Man