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[Old Man]

Every day, I come to this café, to drink my coffee
I’m not alone, we come in droves, it’s our second home here

Rita serves everyday but Sunday, and sometimes Tuesday
She’s got a daughter, named after her mother, who serves on Wednesday

Seven years ago, her husband left her for a woman half his age

Rita knows every person’s order and knows their pain
Knows how Paul needs silent solace for the loss of his son

Then there’s Jocko, who lives a good life, married a good wife
Rita suspects he’s the only man in town who’s happy

Still, no one really knows ‘cause he never speaks a word

[Old Man + Townsfolk Choir]

Every day, we come to this café, to drink our coffee
To feel less alone, we come in droves, it’s our second home here


from The Folk Opera, released December 2, 2010
Joel Dean Stockdill (Old Man)
Annie Bacon (ukulele)
Savannah Jo Lack (violin)
Joe Lewis (upright bass)

Karl-Mauks Koepke (Jocko)
Megan Keely (Garrison)
Geoff Bouvier (Richard)
Lady Sunrise (Alicia Grace)
Kate Cockrill
Howie Cockrill
Caitlin Fahey
Benjamin Thorne
Benny Lee




The Folk Opera San Francisco, California

Written and composed on the ukulele during a 6-week trip on two distant continents,recorded live at The Tower Studios in SF’s Mission District, and self-released digitally and on vinyl in December 2010, Annie Bacon’s The Folk Opera is a haunting and triumphant extended musical suite written for ukulele, upright bass, fiddle, trumpet, and multiple voices. ... more

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