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crissew

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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This song was done with Steve Anderson a while ago. Steve did the music, and I did the lyrics/ melody/ vocals and production. I listened to the version on his page and realized that it was a super old mix. I figured I may as well upload it here in the latest mix format. This song is about James "Killer" Miller. Also known as the deacon. Perhaps the most cold blooded killer of the wild west, yet yet he fancied himself a godly man. He had no problem with shooting people in the back with a shotgun and did so often. This song actually got a fair amount of radio airplay from what Steve tells me. Quite cool!
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Lyrics
Killer Miller


VERSE I
Born in Arkansas, never liked the law
Both my parents died, my sister married off
Killed my grandpa, killed my grandma
Killed my brother in law


CHORUS
Ooh Im just getting started wait and see
Ooh Got a hundred law men... chasin after me

James Killer Miller church goin man
F i fty somethin men have died by hand,
150 dollars for a dead man


VERSE II
No one can convict me no prison can hold me
Killed the marshall, the lawyer and the deputy
Shotgun in my hand, no witness takes the stand





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Hits: 2146
Comments: 24
Fans: 25
Plays: 111
Downloads: 41
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Oct 02, 2011 - 10:02:50 AM
Last Updated: Dec 24, 2013 - 09:25:13 AM Last Played: Mar 29, 2017 - 01:55:23 PM
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Comments
sammydix said 2059 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Killer Miller
first song of the day and what a waker-upper. that chorus really sticks with you. hmmmm....doesn't look like much has changed in 100 years...
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Feter said 2059 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Miller
Great rhythm section and for sure vocals work is superb here ..great collaboration bro ..thanks for sharing !
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Skean said 2059 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Cool
I dig it… Downloaded, thanks.
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RochaMalhada said 2059 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Killer song
Good grief - way to lay down the ax on impact. Nice mix

. - Harold
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Vic Holman said 2059 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
killer track
cool story in the lyrics. excellent dynamics here!
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egobandit said 2059 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
just gettin started
Nice phrasing in the lyrics, 150 dollars back then it would nhave been allot.really cool I played it with my wife next to me and she got into it when you sing 150 dollars thanks! great song!
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spitlogic said 2059 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Awesome
Love the backing and the intensity of the delivery. Nice and grimy.
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johnwhitehead said 2058 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Killer
Cool, dark track. Wouldn't call it folk-rock, more like punk/metal/country. Love all the things you're doing vocally. Great production ideas, too.
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tokai said 2058 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Cool guitar progression
and words. Killer song literally! Mood setting piece of music.
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PeterB7858 said 2058 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Dark tale....
Hi Charles. You and Steve did a great job with this dark tale. The structure suits the song well. Can see why it got airplay. Well done. Regards, Peter.
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Sigmund said 2058 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
Killer Miller
Really cool tune - it drives and rocks almost like a metallica ballad-y type of song but this no ballad - rather this is pretty high energy (folk) rock. Great vox and well arranged - this one was really fun to listen to - enjoyed Charles - thanks!
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musichead said 2056 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
I have been,,,
I have been believe it or not doing this song live. It gets a lot of funny looks. But its a great fun tune to play acoustic guitar live. We need to do another song Charles. Real soon!!
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richard13 said 2056 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
This is too cool
Uncle James would be proud, darn right proud, to know that people are writin' and singin' songs about him.
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rabittwhole said 2056 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
i fell
in love with steve's original instrumental track and when u guys released Miller was blown away by the complete track. Good to hear again.
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Soundhound said 2055 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Yep.....this is cool..
Back in the day, that's what it was and it's not fare from that now.....

Solid vocals and bed track......

Nice 1.....
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papag said 2054 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Cold killin
Nice vocal tones and the instrumentation is sweet how it stays out of the way of the singing.

thanks for the download :)
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dave_b said 2053 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
Killer Miller
I like the driving acoustic. The round in the chorus is creative. Strong vocals. Good story song.
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Jarvoid said 2039 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Oh sheeeeitt....I remember
screwing this tune up ....I called it something like Bolloxealero or some spoof on Bolero.......this is an excellent take on the theme and a super story.....spot on...just shows what folks can do when they don't arse about like I do. 80)


Chris
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awigze said 2034 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
wow
where have I been... sorry I missed this when it first came out. very cool. Iam going to have to look this guy up. I bet some of my ancestory of this guy. great production.
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ste said 2026 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
cool
tune. like the vox effect on "just getting started" great guitar - bit of jimmy page in there. cool idea for a song. one of the best ones i've heard from you.
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PatriciaGirl said 1999 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Cold blooded deacon...
I like songs that have a lil bit of history to them. It's crazy to hear that he was a godly man and yet shot men mostly in the back-sounds very cold like you said...

The guitar work I really like. The vocals are really clean and catchy-especially the chorus. Good job and thanks for sharing :)

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Philip18 said 1946 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Killer Miller
The rhythm provides a good structure for the mood of this - that "heartbeat" sort of beat is a bit scary, like the subject of the song. Strong vocal style. Clean and clean mix with the guitars sounding nice and crisp. Much enjoyed!
TvRicky said 1940 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Killer Guitar
Lyrical madness sung marvelously. It is rather amusing although dark for real. Nice Production you guys make it seem light..Ha Ha real cool groove. Great vocals..

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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tmcfate said 1927 days ago (February 11th, 2012)
great
mix and melody. a bit infectious. and tells a story in the process. really nice
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Name: crissew
Location: NC United States
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Have enjoyed working with lots of MJers, iCompers, and various others as well. Special thanks goes out to Jeff Cook, who really put a lot of time and effort into producing many of my songs. ... [see more]

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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