The Groundskeeper

by Three Thirds

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released March 4, 2017

Groundskeeper composed by Alex Wand
Pastures of Plenty composed by Woody Guthrie
Songs arranged by Three Thirds
Mixed by Brian Saia
Mastered by Nick Zammuto

All proceeds will go to a local immigrant rights organization.



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Three Thirds Los Angeles, California

This group combines the underdog instruments of the orchestra - bass, oboe, viola - with acoustic and just-intoned National guitar. Add some close three-part harmonies and the result is a jangly, sometimes exuberant, sometimes desolate sonic landscape of songs you never knew you grew up with. Three Thirds is Jake Rosenzweig, Alex Wand, Claire Chenette, Heather Lockie. ... more

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Track Name: The Groundskeeper
I hear the groundskeeper's tune,
he carols his song to the rhythm of the broom,
he tends to his list of to-do's,
the garden needs a weeding and the trees a groom,
a worker of that backyard land,
his trusty machete and shovel in hand,
a methodical splitter of wood
and the fiercest sawzaller that ever stood.

I hear the groundskeeper's tune,
he sings to the rustle of the skunk and raccoon,
he's the backyard's water supply,
he can fill a 5 gallon bucket in the blink of an eye,
A summoner of things that grow
the nightshades, the citrus, the avocado,
the lettuce and the mustard greens,
yeah he's got the meanest garden that you've ever seen.

The day belongs to the day,
the bird belongs to his birdsong sound,
the dirt belongs to the plough,
and the groundskeeper belongs to the ground.