Crazed and Enthused

by The Mad Maggies

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about

The Mad Maggies debut album

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AS SEEN ON TV "Sleepy Maggie" was chosen by director Paul Haggis to underscore and action scene in the pilot of "The Black Donnellys" which aired on NBC internationally.

HONORED "Luna Marie" & "Street Dog" from "Crazed and Enthused" were nominated by the Just Plain Folks Music Awards 2006 in the cabaret and cajun song categories respectively.

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released October 1, 2004

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THE MAD MAGGIES
Johny Blood: tuba
Bill Schwartz: drums
J. J. Davis: vocals
John Hensley: trumpet, Pujé, cornets
Lawrence Jarach: trombone
J. X. Jones: tenor sax
Maggie Martin: accordion, vocals
Lewis Wallace: bass guitar
Gary Wium: guitars


All music by M. Martin
except "Sleepy Maggie" based on a traditional reel

Recorded at Wally Sound, Oakland, California
Analog, 2 inch tape, 16 track

Mastered by J. J Golden, Ventura, California

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The Mad Maggies are musicians from Montreal, Quebec and the San Francisco Bay Area who play rowdy ska rock folk fusion with a dash of hot pepper and a swig of slivovitz -- they kick up some dust.

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Track Name: Up North
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Track Name: Luna Marie
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LUNA MARIE

With moons in her fingers and moons in her toes,
a faraway look in her starry eyes
Luna Marie was the belle of the ball
in a town with a lonesome past

Her nights were spent in the old dance hall
stepping to tunes from a bygone time
her heart was heavy yet it skipped a beat
when she saw the stranger came in

He'd been traveling through on his way to a war
when he lost his place in the scheme of things
so he followed the sounds of the honky-tonk band
playing la dee ah dee ay

He found her there in that dimly lit crowd
the light of his life with the dark brown hair
the two started dancing round the wornout floor
and the night soon passed away

Oh Luna, Luna
Luna, Luna
We're spinning around in a cold, dark sky
And loving makes that seem okay

They never looked back as they dipped and whirled
past the rundown memories and the faded looks
Between their cares and forgotten dreams
they kissed at every chance

Was it the turn of her ankle or a twist of his fate,
the love poem written on a used matchbook?
Whatever it was, it was what they had
and they never let it slip away

Oh Luna, Luna
Luna, Luna
We're spinning around in a cold, dark sky
And loving makes that seem okay

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Track Name: La Pachulera
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Track Name: Street Dog
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STREET DOG

It was Mardi Gras
when I first saw him
sitting outside my door
Just a street dog with some loving ways
I had to let him in when he wagged his tail


Some time has passed
since we first hmm hmm
sleeping inside my door
Now he's my sweet dog with those loving ways
I always let him in when he wags that tail.

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Track Name: Heaven On This Earth
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HEAVEN ON THIS EARTH

Supposin' there's no
home on high, no
great beyond up in the sky
no hereafter after all

Well then I want
this world to be
a paradise, a place of peace
I want heaven on this earth

I want a band of angels
in my backyard
singing to the neighborhood
I want heavenly shores
out my front door
milk and honey at the corner store

My just rewards
might be just this
a chance to live,
a touch of bliss,
revelation in a song

I don't want war
I don't want greed
no more hunger or disease
I want heaven on this earth

I don't want war
I don't want greed
no more hunger or disease
I want heaven on this earth

Yes I want
this world to be
a paradise, a place of peace
I want heaven on this earth

I want a band of angels
in my backyard
singing to the neighborhood,
hallelujah glory be
this here's the promised land
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Track Name: Furey's Polka (the Furious)
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Track Name: Barefoot Kate
BAREFOOT KATE

At a summer's end
not so long ago
Two lovers walked
barefoot by the sea

Clouds of war would
soon take Joe away
so he asked his Kate
"Will you wait for me?"

Tide and time wait for no one
and may carry us apart, but
I will wait for you, my love
yes, I will wait for you

She kissed her Joe and
asked him not to go
He smiled and held her
happy that she'd wait

The winds and williwaws
blew for seven years
Waves of rage crashed
onto foreign lands

Sand swept through
the souls of humankind
and Joe saw things that
broke his heart and mind

Tide and time wait for no one
and have carried us apart, but
I will wait for you, my love
yes, I will wait for you

Each day Kate walked
the water's edge alone
and traced his name with her
bare feet on the strand

They sent Joe home
with a wounded soul
His country served
and his duty done

When he saw his Kate
he began to cry
he shook as she kissed
his grey and wearied head

Tide and time wait for no one
and may carry us apart, but
I will wait for you, my love
yes, I will wait for you
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Track Name: Hearts Ride a Big Wheel
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HEARTS RIDE a BIG WHEEL

What opens sometimes closes
What promised to be forgets
What changes pulls apart
What follows finds its way alone

What's fragile has a strong appeal
What hurts wants to make amends
What hope remains accepts
What chances there are again

Sorrow tells a different tale everywhere it goes
Joy carries on though mistaken for a fool
Time tells the difference depending on its mood
Oh I like this round and round and round with you
Oh I like this round and round and round with you

What moves us knows what for
What happens is a nice idea
What's destined never loses sleep
What matters dreams of you and me

Sorrow tells a different tale everywhere it goes
Joy carries on though mistaken for a fool
Time tells the difference depending on its mood
Oh I like this round and round and round with you
Oh I like this round and round and round with you

Oh I like this round and round and round with you
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Track Name: Short & Sweet
SHORT & SWEET

When considering the measure of manly might
don't believe what you've heard of that age-old hype
it's not the length of the lover that makes him right
there's more to a man than inches and height
He could be short and sweet, diminutive in style
with compact delights so crazy and wild

Widen your horizons, lower your sites
Forget the verticality and take my advice
if you're lookin' for lovin' in the heavens above
you could be missin' the kissin' here near the ground
He could be short and sweet, diminutive in style
with compact delights so crazy and wild

Instead of long and lanky,
I'll take mine small and swanky
The apple of my eye ain't even five feet five
He's short and sweet, diminutive in style
with compact delights that drive me,
so crazy and wild
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Track Name: Where's Diana?
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WHERE'S DIANA?

The last we saw of Diana
was her paisley bandana
She up and ran away
to join the circus they say
but she never told a soul
where she planned to go

Perhaps she went to Jamaica
Katmandu or Topeka
She could be anywhere
without a worry or care
And she never told a soul
where she planned to go
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Track Name: Friday Night
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FRIDAY NIGHT

Friday night is when he asked her
Let's dance hand in hand
Without a moment's hesitation
she stepped into his life

Moving closer with each turn
They could sense their togetherness

Oh she wonders which way to go
Can she follow his touch
He holds her near with such certainty
What else can she say?

But I want to surrender
Show me once more how you move
It's so nice

Oh she wonders which way to go
Can she follow his touch
He holds her near with such certainty
What else can she say?

But I want to surrender
Oh let me try
Show me once more how you move
It's so nice
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Track Name: Time's Up
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