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Everlasting Faint (The Tale of the Greenbrier Ghost)

by River Drivers

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Song about a victim of domestic violence who came back from the dead to help send her murderous husband to prison.


Everlasting Faint (Tale of the Greenbrier Ghost) by Mindy Murray

Elva Zona Heaster Shue, What did that (Drifter) do to you? You had to come back from your grave, to make sure that his crime got paid

You had a child when you were twenty-two, But then your lover he was gone
In strides a stranger His name was Edward Shue, the most handsome man you ever saw chorus-(stranger)
Within a month, things got real bad, His words turned mean and cruel
Your throat was crushed by those blacksmith hands, Because he didn’t like your stew chorus-(blacksmith)
Shue hid the truth as with two wives before, so the coroner would not know He wrapped your neck in your long red scarf, So the bruises wouldn’t show chorus-(husband)]
Your mother said, “The Devil did his work”, She never trusted Edward Shue
She prayed that you would raise up from the dead, so she could learn the heinous truth chorus-(Devil)
Your death was ruled an everlasting faint, though It was murder foul &cruel Your ghost came down on four straight nights, to tell you mother the truth chorus-(Killer)
The judge &jury, they believed your ghost, they raised your body from the ground
They saw the marks of his hands across your throat, they sent Edward Shue to Moundsville chorus- (Difter)


released September 28, 2022
Mindy Murray- Vocals, guitar, bass
Kevin McCloskey- mandolin
Marian Moran- Irish whistle
Videographers- Meagan Ratini, Angelo Ratini
Video Producer- Mindy Murray
Audio Engineer- Richard Hartline
Song by Mindy Murray


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River Drivers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-based Celtic-tinged folk rock collective River Drivers is a four-piece band whose unique passion-infused style of music draws from Celtic, Americana, and Appalachian influences and features powerful and distinctive vocals. their repertoire strikes a fine balance of original songs and more obscure folk songs, resurrected from deep folk vaults. ... more

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