Paul Michel & Sally Rose

Paul Michel & Sally Rose

BandCountryBluegrass

Old-time country duets and fiddle tunes.

Biography

Our music is drawn from the sweet, strong
harmonies of the pioneers of American rural radio: The Carter Family, the Monroe and Stanley Brothers, the Louvins, Delmores and Blue Sky Boys,
and the many wonderful musicians past and present who've followed those old-time footsteps, as well as by the melodic, driving dance music of
Appalachia. Paul and Sally accompany ourselves on guitars, mandolin, violin and banjo, with Nancy Katz on stand-up bass.














Lyrics

Spring Wheat Cut Too Soon

Written By: Paul Michel

Spring Wheat Cut Too Soon

We always thought we’d have more time together
Spring wheat cut too soon
We thought you’d sail your heart across the ocean
We thought you’d plant a garden on the moon
I guess we thought old Daddy Time couldn’t touch you
Though we never dared to wonder how or why
Now morning’s breaking bright over the mountain
How can this be the time we say goodbye

Chorus:
Spring wheat cut too soon
And where did we go wrong
Oh my little darling how we’ll miss you
Just wait a while; we’ll be right along

I’ve got a picture here you won’t remember
Spring wheat growing tall
We used to wonder what was in the water
That made a young boy run ‘fore he could crawl
I guess we thought your world would turn forever
I guess we thought our skies would all stay blue
If I could clap my hands and make it happen
I’d disappear the world except for you

Chorus

You never know what weather’s round the corner
Spring wheat in the snow
We never saw the storm till it was over
How could we know how soon you’d have to go
I guess we looked too far over the mountains
I guess we thought we’d find some passage high
Now all our roads just lead down into sorrow
And every answer leaves us wondering why

Chorus

Set List

A typical set is about 45-60 minutes, and might include a half-dozen tunes we've learned from the Carter family, Louvin Brothers, etc. ("Hello Stranger," "Meet Me in the Moonlight," "Southern Moon," as examples), a few originals in the old-timey style, and a half-dozen dance tunes on fiddle or mandolin.