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Riff: The Civil Wars – “Oh Henry”

Aug 6, 2013

When we wed, we said forever and a day/The whole town heard you promise to be true/So boy you’re gonna only give your gypsy heart to me/If it’s the last thing you do

from Oh Henry lyrics by The Civil Wars

Williams’ threat to kill her man if he’s cheatin’ combines bluesy rock with a Mumford-kick-drum chorus and a “Bang Bang“-esque bridge all seamlessly, but the musician and instrumental fan in me wants way more electric guitar in the mix.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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