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SCENES FROM THE COUNTY FAIR

SCENES FROM THE COUNTY FAIR

 

1.         AMERICA’S MY HOME

2.         AT THE COUNTY FAIR

3.         DEMOLITION MAN

4.         ELLIE’S BARBEQUE

5.         FIGHT TO SEE ANOTHER DAY

6.         FISHIN’ HOLE

7.         GRANDSTAND BREAKDOWN

8.         LOVE IS ALIVE

9.         MAMA’S MAD

10.       NEW MOUNTAIN SUNRISE

11.       ONE MORE TIME

12.       STAY WITH ME

13.       TEN MORE MILES TO E’TOWN

14.       THIS MUST BE LOVE

1. AMERICA’S MY HOME

(Rob Pulsifer) © 1984 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I am a proud American, and I love to write patriotic rock and roll songs like this one. Verse Three contains my tribute to President Ronald Reagan.

 

2. AT THE COUNTY FAIR

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2008 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    There’s nothing like young love blossoming at a county fair. This song recounts a young couple’s day-to-evening tour of the fair.

 

3. DEMOLITION MAN

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2011 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

David Tyo                    Percussion, Sound Effects

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    The opening guitar rift was stuck in my head for months. I played it over and over again, but no words came to mind. Then I went to see my cousin, Gerry Mitchell, drive in the Demolition Derby at the Essex County Fair in Westport, NY. He won the derby, and SMASH! I found the words for this song!

 

4. ELLIE’S BARBEQUE

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2009 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    Fair food is soooooo good! This song began life as “Vinnie’s Barbeque”. When my granddaughter, Ellie, visited rehearsal one evening, I changed “Vinnie” to “Ellie” for her. And it stuck!

 

5. FIGHT TO SEE ANOTHER DAY

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2009 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    My band has played many benefit and charity shows over the years. I always wanted to play a song in dedication to persons and families struck by an unfortunate medical situation. I could never find an appropriate song, so I wrote one. I dedicate this song to everyone who fights the good fight against illness, disease, or injury.

 

6. FISHIN’ HOLE

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2006 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass, Harmonica

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    Many of my best times with family are times spent fishing, hunting, or engaged in other outdoor activities. This song is dedicated to my Grandpa (George Sr.), my Daddy (George Jr.), me (Rob Sr.) and my son (Rob Jr.).

 

7. GRANDSTAND BREAKDOWN

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2008 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    One of my favorite bands is REO Speedwagon. They included an instrumental track on many of their albums. I like that, so I do the same. On this track, my studio musicians get an opportunity to flash their greatness.

 

8. LOVE IS ALIVE

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2010 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I wrote this while on deer stand during the 2010 hunting season. It was an unusually warm day in upstate New York, and the deer weren’t moving. I had a small pad of paper and a pen in my pocket, and I had a tune bouncing around in my head. Voila! I didn’t get a deer that day, but I did write a fun song. It turned out to be a productive day!

 

9. MAMA’S MAD

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2010 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I remembered a time as kids when my brother, George, and I got lost in a department store. I changed the setting to the fair and wrote this song from the point of view of two young brothers who get separated from Mom for a while.

 

10. NEW MOUNTAIN SUNRISE

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2012 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, and I went to law school at West Virginia University in the Mountain State, West Virginia. I am proud to say I am both an Adirondack Mountaineer and a West Virginia Mountaineer. Hence, I love to write songs with mountain themes.

 

11. ONE MORE TIME

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2014 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I have a friend who loves Martina McBride. I offered to write a song in Martina’s style if my friend would sing it on my recording. My friend was not available at time of recording, so I sang it instead. Maybe someday, I can get Martina to sing this song at a county fair…

 

12. STAY WITH ME

(Rob Pulsifer) © 1989 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion, Cello

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I wrote this song as a “wedding song”, and I have sung it at numerous weddings over the years.

 

13. TEN MORE MILES TO E’TOWN

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2011 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    Sometimes, lost love can be regained. Especially, as you get closer to E’Town…

 

 

 

14. THIS MUST BE LOVE

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2008 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Kazoo, Rhythm Guitar

Rob Pulsifer, Jr.           Drums

Russ Dumas                Bass

Chris Carballeira         Keyboards

David Tyo                    Percussion, Banjo

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    A county fair CD would not be complete without a square-dance song, and this is mine. I am aware of only two songs with kazoo solos; this one, and Ringo Starr’s YOU’RE SIXTEEN. Go Ringo!