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  1. Timepiece

From the album Timepiece

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Written by Beth Husband & Milan Miller
Red Desk Publishing (SESAC)/Songs from the Stillhouse (SESAC)

Milan Miller- Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Terry Baucom- Banjo
Aubrey Haynie- Fiddle
Jim Lindsey- Upright Bass
Buddy Melton- Tenor Vocal
Darren Nicholson- Mandolin
Adam Wright- Baritone Vocal

Lyrics

Charlie Price had- a mighty fine timepiece
Obtained by nefarious means
He wound it tight- along about midnight
Above the town of Eureka Springs

Charlie headed out- the very next morning
With four other bandits in tow
In a Model T Sedan- he had the perfect plan
To rob the bank in the valley down below

Timepiece- timepiece
A scoundrel’s prized possession
Timepiece- timepiece
It taught his final lesson

Charlie and the boys- sauntered in…
To the bank as the sun was high
Thinking that the town- was completely shut down
But that pocket watch told him a lie

Snatching stacks of silver, loads of Liberty Bonds
Charlie turned from the teller cage
To see his downfall- in the clock on the wall
Then he heard the blast of a twelve gauge

Timepiece- timepiece
A scoundrel’s prized possession
Timepiece- timepiece
It taught his final lesson

See Charlie Price’s timepiece- was one hour fast
And that proved to be the fatal flaw
The situation dire- when the whole town opened fire
That day in Northwest Arkansas

When the gunsmoke cleared- Charlie was a dyin’
And not a one of the bandits walked away
Weren’t the bullets nor the guns- that left the plan undone
Time just wasn’t on their side that day

Timepiece- timepiece
A scoundrel’s prized possession
Timepiece- timepiece
It taught his final lesson