Crossroads

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Inspired by countless folk tales, this is a cheerful little ditty about selling your soul to the devil. Just don’t do it. It never works out the way you think it will.

lyrics

Well, I am just a rambling soldier, discharged from the war
With my fiddle in my hand
I roam without no purpose and I roam without no aim
In this strange new land (break)
It’s all the same

One day I met a stranger just standing by the road
He said son take heed
I see you’re lookin kind rough, of trouble you have seen enough
I know just what you need

If you’ll just meet me at the crossroads when the stroke of midnight’s coming
Don’t you dare be late
If you’ll just meet me at the crossroads when your wildest dreams are coming true
Don’t hesitate
It’s not too late

He said I’ll make to you an offer that’ll help you fill your coffer
You could be the richest man
Gold and jewels, pretty women, finest silks and finest linen
For that fiddle in your hand

If you’ll just meet me at the crossroads when the stroke of midnight’s coming
Don’t you dare be late
If you’ll just meet me at the crossroads when your wildest dreams are comin true
Don’t hesitate
It's not too late

Well that soldier’s eyes did widen, he had no trouble deciding
He had nothing left to lose
My walking boots are old and worn, my clothing it is ripped and torn
And my fiddle it is yours

He said, “I’ll meet you at the crossroads when the stroke of midnight’s coming
I will not be late.
He said, “I’ll meet you at the crossroads when my wildest dreams are coming true,
I won’t hesitate.”
It’s now too late

Well that stranger started grinning and he had a contract written
He said sign it if you will
When the agreement it was finished, well that stranger he did vanish
But his voice echoes still

If you’ll just meet me at the crossroads when the stroke of midnight’s coming
Don’t you dare be late
If you’ll just meet me at the crossroads when your wildest dreams are comin true
Don’t hesitate

And it said, “Meet me at the crossroads when the stroke of midnight’s coming
And you can’t resist the pull
And it said, “Meet me at the crossroad, you’ve a debt that must be paid
And I’ll collect it in full

And it said, “Meet me at the crossroads when the stroke of midnight’s coming
And you can’t resist the pull
And it said, “Meet me at the crossroad, you’ve a debt that must be paid
And I’ll collect it in full

'Cause that fiddle was your soul

credits

from The Wayfarer, released January 31, 2014
Megan Thom – vocals, guitar
Christopher Herbst – vocals, dobro
Alex Rempel – bass, mandolin
Rodrigue Dechaine – cajón

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Megan Thom Vancouver, British Columbia

Megan Thom is a versatile singer-songwriter who honed her talent in the pubs of Galway, Ireland, the lodges of Churchill, Manitoba and the shoe stores of rural Switzerland. Her music draws from her diverse musical training that includes soul, jazz, bluegrass, celtic folk songs, gospel, klezmer and opera. ... more

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