Talkin' Like You

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Nat and co’s version of Connie’s song ‘TALKIN’ LIKE YOU’ plays out as an expedition to Lonesome Lake, where the flute-birds fly, the musical saw sways like the tall trees and the ukulele brook gurgles.

“We wanted to float you through the forest, then fly you across the lake”, said Nat. “It’s a bit ‘Peter and the Wolf’ with each instrument representing a particular element of Connie’s lyrics.”

lyrics

In between two tall mountains, there's a place they call Lonesome
Don't see why they call it Lonesome - I'm never lonesome when I go there

See that bird sitting on my windowsill, well he's saying whip-poor-will all the night through
See that brook running by my kitchen door, well it couldn't talk no more if it was you

Up that tree there's sort of a squirrel thing. Sounds just like we did when we were quarrelling
In the yard I keep a pig or two - they drop in for dinner like you used to do
I don't stand in the need of company with everything I see talkin' like you

Up that tree there's sort of a squirrel thing. Sounds just like we did when we were quarrelling
You may think you left me all alone, but I can hear you talk without a telephone

I don't stand in the need of company with everything I see talkin' like you
See that bird sitting on my windowsill, well he's saying whip-poor-will all the night through
Just whip-poor-will all the night through

In between two tall mountains, there's a place they call Lonesome
Don't see why they call it Lonesome - I'm never lonesome now I live there

credits

from Lonesome Lake EP, released September 18, 2015
Written by Connie Converse in 1951
This arrangement by Nat Johnson and band

Nat Johnson (vocals, guitar), Hannah Browne (vocals, flute), Katherine Jackson (ukulele), Oliver Allchin (musical saw), Neil Piper (percussion)

Produced by Dave Sanderson

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Nat Johnson Sheffield, UK

“A treat for fans of PJ Harvey and Alela Diane” – Subba Cultcha

Singer-songwriter., ex-Monkey Swallows the Universe / Nat Johnson & the Figureheads.

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