iron sight bobby

from can't find home by Four Mile Portage

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Written by Tom Maloney and Brandy Forsman for their uncle, hunting buddy, philosopher, and handyman Bobby Forsman. Bob died too young when his beet truck was hit by a freight train in East Grand Forks.


As the sun comes rising up on the big hills
my Johnson outboard breaks the morning loose
Gonna cross from stove hill and look up the White Pine
there I'll see Bobby, my Iron-Sight Bobby

We'll share the stories, we'll hike the boot trail
we'll drive 'em all past Diablo Stand
With the fire started and the lunch stew ready
With my Bobby, my iron-sight Bobby.

A bear skin rug out of the garbage,
Run down garage that's been cut in two.
It's ain't about short cuts, when nothings wasted
He's my Bobby, My Iron Sight Bobby

Don't be afraid to blaze a new trail
there may be something worth finding there
you can't get lost if you trust your compass
just like Bobby, my Iron sight Bobby.

Bob taught the lessons he learned the hard way
he'd give you shit, but with a smile.
You always knew that he loved you
He'd been there and done his time.

Can you have no fear if you don't know fear?
no senseless rebels are needed here
let's trust our instinct, and use the iron-sights
They work best when you trust your aim.

And so I'll wait till my own crossing
carries me home to those big hills
I'll walk right up his white pine
I'll find Bobby, My iron-sight Bobby.


from can't find home, released January 1, 2014
Songwriting by Tom and Brandy. Tom on guitar and vocal, Brandy on fiddle and vocal, Kyle Ollah on mandolin. Recorded live at Sacred Heart Music, Duluth MN.


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Four Mile Portage Duluth, Minnesota

We play dances in MN and WI since 2005 for Tamarack Dance Assn, Tapestry Dance Assn, & North Country Fiddle & Dance. Sing, clog, and perform regularly at Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe, Beaners Central, and Farmer's Markets. We love to get people dancing at parties & weddings, or happy to just to hang in a corner playing tunes. Guest artists on Charlie Parr's 2011 "Keep Your Hands on the Plow" CD. ... more

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