The Ghost of Emma Jean

from Dreamland by Beat Circus

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Music and Lyrics by Brian Carpenter.

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In a little town lived a little girl name was Emma Jean
Emma had two friends one was Mary the other Abilene
Emma earned her keep scrubbing floors all week don't forget your room
If she missed a spot mother swung at her with the wooden broom

I am the ghost of emma jean in your dreams
I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams
I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams
I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams

Every day at dawn she ran up the lawn to the wishing well
Prayed that she'd get wings and could float away from her mother's yell
Right down from the well laid a pair of tracks santa fe railroad
Told her many times stay away from there must do what you're told

I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams
I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams
I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams
I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams

credits

from Dreamland, released January 29, 2008
Brian Carpenter – vocal, harmonica
Orion Rigel Dommisse – chorus vocal
Kaethe Hostetter – violin
Julia Kent – cello
Brandon Seabrook – tenor banjo
Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
Ron Caswell – tuba
Matt McLaren – washboard

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“Beat Circus is a bona fide Boston music institution...one part edgy, eclectic art ensemble, one part twangy, moody roots-rock outfit, combined in an instantly appealing mix." -- Steve Smith, National Sawdust

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