Black Tide

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this song is about the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston.

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Black Tide

Boston, wintertime, in 1919
on the eve of prohibition, changing the position of their team
a sound from Keany Square, 18 feet tall
took out railway passes
a big wall of molasses would crawl

old brown harbor, a January day
still a black tide, North End workers claim

the dark floods rise, through little Italy
40 miles per hour, a black tide tower sweet wave

old brown harbor, a January day
still a black tide, North End workers claim

still buried in the flood, Atlantic avenue train
sticky cobblestone ‘till May
the players all postponed the baseball game
Frank Antonio from Engine 31
heard sirens at the station
but missed evacuation for anyone

old brown harbor, a January day
still a black tide, North End workers claim
old brown harbor, a January day
still a black tide, North End workers claim

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released January 15, 2019
performed by Kites + Crows

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kites + crows Ashland

indie folk trio featuring
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- Michael " Mysha" Caruso - guitar, vocals, kick drum
with Jesse Baldwin on banjo, accordion, dobro
and Nancy Martin on Cello
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