Seven Little Sisters

Seven Little Sisters

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Seven Little Sisters music is a high energy, punchy amalgam of styles including Folk Punk, Bluegrass and Cajun music. While there are notes of all these styles within their songs they are not slavish to them, giving them enormous scope and musical freedom to produce ‘genre crossing’ music.

Biography

Seven Little Sisters music is a high energy, punchy amalgam of styles including Folk Punk, Bluegrass and Cajun music with a thumping rhythm section and three talented song writers up front. We are definitely more rock driven than folk.....think "Motorhead with an accordion" and you are in the ball park.

Seven Little Sisters gained a large and loyal following across the British Isles and main land Europe through the release of the ‘Cow Trousers’ album and almost constant gigging around hundreds of pubs, clubs, festivals and European tours. A period that would see us balancing amps on a fish tank in a Yorkshire pub one day and playing to thousands of people at a festival the next. We were performing about a 150 gigs a year. Things were going very well for us, playing with bands ranging from Big Country to ZZ Top. We were also joined on stage by Philip Chevron of The Pogues. We were playing some of the best venues in the country. We were buying new equipment and had begun to demo our second album………
But, as with all good stories, just when it seemed that Seven Little Sisters were unstoppable we were hit by a disaster that in band terms can only be described as catastrophic. In late June 1996 our tour bus, fully loaded for a German festival, complete with every instrument and piece of merchandise that we possessed was stolen just days before we were due to travel.
After the initial shock of the loss had subsided we spent a frantic few days begging and borrowing instruments and hired a transit van. We managed to get to Germany and play the festival. On our return we continued to play together, but the financial loss hit us hard, and we all felt that things would never be the same again. Within a year the band decided to split up.
Skip forward twelve years.........
After noticing an interest in the band on YouTube, and with the help of facebook, the six of us met up and despite being older and supposedly wiser we were all keen to play together again. And so the decision was made for Seven Little Sisters to reform.

Lyrics

Radio

Written By: Jon Harris

As I sit and watch my radio,
That somehow never seems to know,
So I stay and watch a TV show,
That helps to keep my spirits low,

But it’s alright,
Honestly, it’s alright,

As I watch the morning traffic flow,
It takes me where I need to go,
When I go looking for society,
To try and set my spirit free,

Where it’s alright,
I’m telling you it’s alright,
Yeah it’s alright,
You’re telling me it’s alright,

There’s no surprise no mystery,
So don’t come crying, don’t run to me,
Just take a seat they’re always free,
There’s always room, for you and me,

Where it’s alright,
Suddenly it’s alright,
Yeah it’s alright,
It’s heavenly, it’s alright.

As I sit and watch my radio,

Promised Land

Written By: Jon Harris

Feeling like I’d died and gone to Heaven,
Looking like I’d died and gone to Hell,
No pain, no gain the wind and rain don’t bother me,
This is Paradise as far as I can tell,

Got myself a one way ticket,
Headed for the stars,
I can see my destination now,
I guess it must be Mars,
Be my enemy,
I’ll take you by the hand,
And lead you to a special place,
I call The Promised Land,

Lying in a stupor at the bottom of a ditch,
Breathing through a straw I feel my lips begin to twitch,
Got to do the right thing but I think I got it wrong,
The drink might do the talking but it never sings my song,

Got myself a one way ticket,
Headed for the stars,
I can see my destination now,
I guess it must be Mars,
Be my enemy,
I’ll take you by the hand,
And lead you to a special place,
I call The Promised Land,

Feeling like I’d died and gone to Heaven,
Looking like I’d died and gone to Hell,
No pain, no gain the wind and rain don’t bother me,
This is Paradise as far as I can tell,

Got myself a one way ticket,
Headed for the stars,
I can see my destination now,
I guess it must be Mars,
Be my enemy,
I’ll take you by the hand,
And lead you to a special place,
I call The Promised Land,

Dead and Gone

Written By: Jon Harris

When I’m dead,
When I’m dead,
When I’m dead and gone,
Would you laugh,
Would you cry,
Would you do me wrong,
When I’m dead and gone,
Would you do me wrong,

Late last night,
Late last night,
Late last night I cried,
Gonna leave,
Gonna leave,
Gonna leave this world behind,
Gonna see what I can find,
When I leave this world behind,

Ain’t no point in hangin round,
Had enough of this old town,
Don’t like it much round here no more,
‘Stayed my welcome, that’s, that’s, that’s for sure.

When I’m dead,
When I’m dead,
When I’m dead and gone,
Would you laugh,
Would you cry,
Would you do me wrong,
When I’m dead and gone,
Would you do me wrong,

Ain’t no point in hangin round,
Had enough of this old town,
Don’t like it much round here no more,
‘Stayed my welcome, that’s, that’s, that’s for sure.

Discography

Cow Trousers (LP)