ugashik tides

from can't find home by Four Mile Portage

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Written by Tom Maloney about his sister Cate's set net commercial fishing camp on the Ugashik River in Alaska.


It's 5 pm on the east coast
it's 8 o'clock on the west
but up on top of the lines and the crowds
That sun just keeps on spinnin' without rest

Where it comes in clean and it goes out muddy
They swim out fresh and they come back red
Where the waters heave on the corkline
and the graying dawn of the midnight sun
has a rhythm all of it's own

A cool salt sea by the mornin's tide
a muddy river's all that's left here by one
the full moon sails over the mountain
and that sun just keeps on spinnin' without rest



Can an anchor hold back this river
Can my eyes lead me home in this fog
Will I find peace on this fixed dry land
without breathing in the salt and the mud

Chorus, but last line:
holds a rhythm that will guide me home
Last Chorus again


from can't find home, released January 1, 2014
Songwriting by Tom Maloney. Tom on guitar and Vocal, Brandy on fiddle and vocal, Kyle Ollah on banjo. 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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