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    High-bias, aqua blue cassette tape manufactured by Analogue Media Technologies in Montreal, Canada. Liner notes include a personal essay by Frank Cruz. Only 100 copies available. Includes digital download.

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lyrics

BALLAD FOR A FRIEND

Sad I’m a-sittin’ on the railroad track
Watchin’ that old smokestack
Train is a-leavin’ but it won’t be back

Years ago we hung around
Watchin’ trains roll through the town
Now that train is a-graveyard bound

Where we go up in that North Country
Lakes and streams and mines so free
I had no better friend than he

Something happened to him that day
I thought I heard a stranger say
I hung my head and stole away

A diesel truck was rollin’ slow
Pullin’ down a heavy load
It left him on a Utah road

They carried him back to his home town
His mother cried, his sister moaned
Listenin’ to them church bells tone

words & music by Bob Dylan

Frank Cruz - vocals and acoustic guitar

Recorded and mixed in the basement at Rand Avenue

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from Gotta Try A Little Harder: The Ofrenda Demos, released November 1, 2014
“Ballad for a Friend” by Bob Dylan. Copyright © 1962, 1965 MCA, Renewed 1990, 1993 Songs of Universal, Inc (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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Frank Cruz and the New Deal Oakland, California

Frank Cruz & the New Deal are Frank, Chris, Wes, and Ari. An indie folk rock band from Oakland, CA.

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