Pockets In A Shroud

by Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six

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The final track from The Bedlam Six, a song about death from Louis Barabbas' musical.

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Pockets In A Shroud

My daddy always said
When you drop down dead
There are certain things that just ain't allowed
When you get your angel wings
Don't you try to bring a thing
Because there ain't no pockets in a shroud

Oh my boy you'll soon be finding
Behind every silver lining
There lurks the biggest deepest darkest cloud
But it don't matter if you're rich
Or if you haven't got a stitch
Because there ain't no pockets in a shroud

There ain't no pockets in a shroud
There ain't no pockets in a shroud
There ain't no pockets in a shroud
So smile and leave it all behind

When the end is nigh
When you've sighed all of your sighs
And your last remaining furrow has been ploughed
Come and bid adieu
For it's not au revoir for you
There ain't no pockets in a shroud

When that big red curtain falls
And they're sweeping up the stalls
And the girls have dropped their curtsies and you've bowed
You've taken your last turn
There are no more lines to learn
There ain't no pockets in a shroud

There ain't no pockets in a shroud...

All it takes is one calamity
For alas such immortality
Is a trait with which you never were endowed
When you've quit all of your hurting
There's only one thing left that's certain
There ain't no pockets in a shroud

So now no more caveats
You've bagged up and drowned your cats
And choked a sob as each of them meowed
Well isn't life a bitch
You've scratched your final itch
There ain't no pockets in a shroud

There ain't no pockets in a shroud...

credits

released October 3, 2016
Louis Barabbas: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Matthew Cleghorn: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Tom Cleghorn: Drums, Backing Vocals
Fran Lydiatt: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Biff Roxby: Trombones, Tuba, Backing Vocals
Dan Watkins: Bass Guitar
Jess Shenton: Backing Vocals

Recorded at the WR Audio studios in Greater Manchester
Engineered and Produced by Dan Watkins at WR Audio (www.wraudio.co.uk)
Released by Debt Records (www.debtrecords.net)

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Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six Manchester

Whilst relentlessly peddling their peculiar brand of Dirt-Swing Barabbas & The Six have captured the imaginations of every species of listenership, winning support from the likes of Supergrass, The Mighty Boosh, Har Mar Superstar, UB40, Mark Steel, The Hell’s Angels and BBC Radio, inspiring stage invasions, dancing in the aisles and a confused mixture of exhaustion and bonhomie wherever they go ... more

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