Empty Kettle

by christopher davis-shannon

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released April 19, 2018

Christopher Davis-Shannon - Ukulele/Banjolele/Vocals
Michael Durkan - Violin/Mandolin
Alex Delcourt - Upright Bass

Tj McGlinchey - Bouzouki (Track 3)

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Tony Mascara at The Audio Lab
Produced by Christopher Davis-Shannon

Photography by Stacey Salter Moore - SSM Photography

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christopher davis-shannon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christopher Davis-Shannon's music is the essence of honest simplicity. Steeped strongly in the piedmont and delta fingerstyle blues traditions, his performances bring you back to a time of juke joints and smoky blues clubs of the early 20th century south. A modern vagabond he has toured the country as a performer the past 3 years, performing from Las Vegas to New Orleans. ... more

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Track Name: Dream a Little Dream of Me
We meet at evening time
tis sweet at evening time
to know I’ll spend an hour or two
just with you
But when the hour grows late
I love to hesitate
the moments seem so fleeting
While I’m here repeating

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper I love you
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me

Say nighty night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on, dear
Still craving your kiss
I'm longing to linger till dawn, dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me
Track Name: Whose Honey are You?
What you’re doing to my heart
Really is a crime
Won’t you tell me when you’ll start
Giving me your Time?

Whose honey are you?
Whose tea do you sweeten
Whose sugar and spice and everything nice
Depend upon you

Whose honey are you?
Whose dreams you completing
Who goes for those eyes like sugar plum pies
Whose honey are you?

You’ve got a tiny little touch of heaven
In your fingertips
You’re got all the rest of heaven
on your sugar coated lips

Whose gonna get you?
Some Sunday go meeting
Whose little heart leaps, and wants you for keeps
Whose honey are you?

I see lovelight in your eyes
Plain as plain can be
I’m in doubt so put me wise
Does it shine for me?

Whose honey are you?
Who gets your affection
Whose making those dates and kisses and rates
the loving you do

Whose honey are you?
Who made the selection
Whose beautiful schemes,
and honeymoon dreams, are gonna come true?

Please tell me have you really made your mind up
who it’s gonna be
Don’t you think before we wind up
We’re terrific you and me?

Whose honey are you?
Whose dream of perfection
Who’s gonna raise can until you explain
Whose honey are you?
Track Name: We'll Meet Again
Let's say goodbye with a smile, dear,
Just for a while, dear we must part.
Don't let the parting upset you,
I'll not forget you, sweetheart.

We'll meet again,
don't know where, don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again,
some sunny day.

Keep smiling through,
just like you always do,
Til the blue skies
drive the dark clouds far away.

So will you please say hello to the folks that I know,
Tell them I won't be long.
They'll be happy to know that as you saw me go,
I was singing this Happy song.

We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again,
Some sunny day.

After the rain comes the rainbow,
You'll see the rain go, never fear,
We two can wait for tomorrow,
Goodbye to sorrow, my dear.

We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again,
Some sunny day.
Track Name: I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me
Yesterday you came my way,
And when you smiled at me,
In my heart I felt a thrill you see,
That it was love at sight and
I was right to love you as I do.
Still I never dreamed that you could love me too.

Your eyes of blue, your kisses too,
I never knew what they could do.
I can't believe that you're in love with me.

You're telling ev'ry one I know
I'm on your mind each place we go
They can't believe that you're in love with me.

I have always placed you far above me.
I just can't imagine that you love me.

And after all is said and done,
To think that I'm the lucky one.
I can't believe that you're in love with me.

Skies are gray. I'm blue each day
When you are not around.
Ev'ry thing goes wrong, my dear I've found
But when you're by my side I fill with pride
For I'm so proud of you
It all seems too good to me to all be true

Your eyes of blue, your kisses too,
I never knew what they could do.
I can't believe that you're in love with me.

You're telling ev'ry one I know
I'm on your mind each place we go
They can't believe that you're in love with me.

I have always placed you far above me.
I just can't imagine that you love me.

And after all is said and done,
To think that I'm the lucky one.
I can't believe that you're in love with me.
Track Name: When You Wish Upon a Star
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true