Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith

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Country - Americana | South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Total Song Plays: 181   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell

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Plays:

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Song Description

From the Billboard top 10 album "Dust Bowl - American Stories", recounts the fear and trepidation felt by a farm looking out over the prairie, as he sees yet another enormous dust storm, aka "black roller" coming to wreck havoc the land and people. It also shows the grit and determination of those people. They were "hard as horseshoe nails"

Story Behind the Song

From the Billboard top 10 album "Dust Bowl - American Stories", recounts the fear and trepidation felt by a farm looking out over the prairie, as he sees yet another enormous dust storm, aka "black roller" coming to wreck havoc the land and people.

Lyrics

Old Black Roller
words and music © Grant Maloy Smith

Old black roller
Taller than the sky
Old black roller
He's angrier this time

Old black roller
Chasing out our plows
Raining down pneumonia
Killing all our cows

Old black roller
Why'd you come today?
Half of Oklahoma
Is blowing dead away

Dust might choke us
Lord let us prevail
We're from Oklahoma
We're hard as horse shoe nails

Song Length
3:04
Genres
Country - Americana, Country - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Worried, Poignant

Subject Matter
Disasters, Prairie, Plains

Similar Artist
Tom Petty
Language
English
Era
1930 - 1939

Lyric Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Music Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Producer Credits Grant Maloy Smith & Jeff Silverman
Publisher Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Performance Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Label Credits Suburban Cowboy LLC