The Hearse Song

by Brillig

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    Brillig's latest release, March 2011.

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ABOUT THIS TRACK:

Watch Brillig's HEARSE SONG VIDEO ON YouTube: www.youtube.com/brilligaustralia

"The Hearse Song" has its basis in a Traditional American folk lyric which to this day is recited by children across the United States on Halloween.

Some of you may be familiar with the chorus....

“The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose
They eat the jelly between your toes"

Brillig adapted, arranged and set this to music, and the resulting track enjoys a lurching, uneasy Addam’s Family groove. With hypnotic acoustic & electric guitars, a super groovy bass, chimey autoharp, creepy accordion, and the requisite silly lyrics, Brillig have truly made this track their own. A shout out to awesome Adelaide-based drummer BJ Barker, who laid down some strident military-style beats with flair.

Recorded in March 2011 at Hillside Studios with Matt Hills and mastered by Disk-Edits' Neville Clark, "The Hearse Song" is hot off the press and ready to roll.

Brillig would like to dedicate this song to The Wild Hearses – their favourite team in the Adelaide Roller Derby League - with the hope it inspires them to great feats of skill and daring.

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lyrics

LYRICS:
“The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose
They eat the jelly between your toes

Do you ever think when a hearse goes by that you may be the next to die?
They wrap you up in a big white sheet from your head down to your feet
They put you in a big black box and cover you up with dirt and rocks
All goes well for about a week
Then your coffin begins to leak!

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose
They eat the jelly between your toes

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
Be merry my friend be merry!”

credits

released April 7, 2011
Traditional lyrics arranged and adapted by Brillig 2011 (© Matt Swayne/Elizabeth Reid/Denni Meredith).
Music written and performed by Brillig.

Recorded at Hillside Studios. Adelaide, South Australia. March 2011.
Produced by Brillig and Matt Hills
Engineered by Matt Hills
Mastered by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits. Bowden, SA.

Matt Swayne: Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Elizabeth Reid: Vocals, Piano Accordion, Autoharp
Denni Meredith: Bass guitar

With guest BJ Barker: Drums

Running time – 1 min 57 secs

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Brillig SA, Australia

"If you know what Cohen, Cash & Cave have in common, it's right here” - Periplaneta, Germany

For those who like folk tales deliciously dark yet strangely uplifting, look no further than acclaimed trio Brillig, who share their penchant for sea shanties, murder ballads & beautifully tragic gothic folk tales with festival crowds across Europe, Australia + New Zealand and airwaves around the globe.
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