Flowers on her Grave

by Silas J. Dirge

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This country murder ballad tells the horrid story of Rosie, or better, of her haunting ghost and the peculiar misfortunes she brings upon those who get too close to her grave.

The song is the first of a few singles to be released this and the coming year, preceding Silas J. Dirge's in the works sophomore album.

Music by Silas J. Dirge, featuring Jan Kooiker, Harald de Ruiter, Jan Paul de Bondt, Nicole Schouten and Justin Zandbergen
Lyrics by Jan Kooiker
Video by Valerie Janssens and Jan Kooiker

VIDEO: youtu.be/NEyLwBYsR34

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Rosie had a troubled mind
Engaged to Jim, he was the murderous kind
She left him at the altar and he had killed for less
He buried her in her wedding dress

Don’t you go there
When there’s flowers on her grave
Don’t you go there
On her wedding day
Her wedding day

But Jim, in a melancholic wave
Took his guitar to play at her grave
‘t Was a year to the day and remorseful Jim
was found hanging by a guitar string

Don’t you go there
When there’s flowers on her grave
Don’t you go there
On her wedding day
Her wedding day

One year some cattle grazed near her stone
The spooked wrangler passed out, fell and broke his bones
He came by arms and legs tied to four of his cows
One pulled east, one west, one north and one south

Don’t you go there
When there’s flowers on her grave
Don’t you go there
On her wedding day
Her wedding day

They once tried to dig old Rosie up
To take her far away and make this thing stop
Three men armed with shovels, they never came home
Since then there’s four names written on her stone

Don’t you go there
When there’s flowers on her grave
Don’t you go there
Don’t you go there
When there’s flowers on her grave
Don’t you go there
On her wedding day
Her wedding day
On her wedding day
Her wedding day

credits

released September 27, 2019
Vocals, acoustic guitar: J. Kooiker
Electric guitars: H. de Ruiter
Pedal steel: J.P. de Bondt
Additional vocals: N. Schouten, J. Zandbergen

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Silas J. Dirge Amsterdam, Netherlands

Silas J. Dirge is the moniker adopted by songwriter Jan Kooiker. With mostly character driven and story based lyrics he explores subjects like death, religion and (lost) love while accompanying himself on a beat up acoustic guitar. He is often aided by musician friends, with Harald de Ruiter as a returning contributor on electric guitar. ... more

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