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Strait of Gibraltar

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Tuning: DADGAD (capo III). Chris wrote this while visiting Los Angeles in the spring of 1997 after visiting Frank Zappa's studio with a woman who had previously worked for his widow Gail. It's a poem set to music about the dark side of manifest destiny.

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"Strait of Gibraltar"
words and music by Chris Knudson
©Tathata Music (ASCAP)

Chanting out aloud
Silent one in a crowd.
Four horsemen, three dog
Poison toad, bump on a log.

Out across open sky
Heaven's gate, hell's fly.
Four horsemen, three dog
Poison toad, bump on a log.

Set out sail with my bread and my ale
Through the Strait of Gibraltar.
Just a man on the move.

Old gold in the hills
Red rum, speed kills.
Four horsemen, three dog
Poison toad, bump on a log.

Set out sail with my bread and my ale
Through the Strait of Gibraltar.
Just a man on the move.

Dead words in the hood
Lip service, Hollywood.
Four horsemen, three dog
Poison toad, bump on a log.

Listening all around
Screaming eagle, not a sound.
Four horsemen, three dog
Poison toad, bump on a log.

Set out sail with my bread and my ale
Through the Strait of Gibraltar.
Just a man on the move.

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from Versicle, released December 8, 1998

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Val Holler New York, New York

Val Holler is the artist name for singer/songwriter Chris Knudson primarily from the mid-1990s to early 2000s, while based in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, Germany. It was a result of Chris being born with a phonetically challenging last name (he pronounces the "K" in Knudson), and finding a musical identity that mixes Scandinavian lore (Valhalla) and southern "hollerin'." ... more

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