Red Rockin' Chair

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    5 years in the making, from Ireland to Appalachia and back, my debut album: Red Rockin' Chair! The album includes my arrangements of a few Irish songs, an awesome, ripping' old-time song called Red Rockin' Chair (from which the album gets its name), covers of Scythian's "Song of Sacrifice" and Tommy Sand's "There Were Roses," and a few of my original tunes and songs written with an Irish and/or Appalachian feel.

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I first heard this song played by Brittany Haas at a late-night hotel lobby jam session at Merlefest a few years ago and immediately fell in love with it! Joe Basconi had the idea of adding The Ballygow tune to the beginning of the song which he learned from the band Nightingale.

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Well I ain't got no use / Ain't got no use for that red rockin' chair / I got no sugar baby now / Got no sugar, honey baby now

Well I laid her in the shade. / I laid her in the shade I gave her every dime I made. / What else could a poor boy do? / What else could a poor boy do.

Well who will call me honey? / Who will call me honey and who will sing that song? / Who will rock the cradle when I'm gone? / Who will rock the cradle when I'm gone?

I'll rock the cradle. / I'll rock the cradle and I will sing that song. / I will rock the cradle when you're gone. / I will rock the cradle when you're gone.

Well I ain't got no use / Ain't got no use for that red rockin' chair / I got no sugar baby now / Got no sugar, honey baby now

Well I ain't got no use / Ain't got no use for that red rockin' chair / I got no sugar baby now / Got no sugar, honey baby now

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from Red Rockin' Chair, released July 25, 2015
Old-Time Traditional

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Ben-David Warner Charlottesville, Virginia

Ben-David Warner is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter with roots in Celtic, Classical, and Folk music. He was a member of the band Scythian for 4 years. He plays a mix of Irish, Old-Time, and Original music.

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