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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Story Behind the Song

It's 1935 and an Oklahoma farmer is looking across the plains at an oncoming dust storm, bringing ever more hardship, death and destruction. Set in the time of the dust bowl of the 1930s.


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

Song Length
Country - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Multiple Tempos
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Disasters, Fear

1930 - 1939

Lyric Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Music Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Producer Credits Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman
Publisher Credits Suburban Cowboy LLC
Performance Credits Grant Maloy Smith, Rob Ickes, Matt Burgess, Tim Lorsch
Label Credits Suburban Cowboy LLC