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"Ol' Jesse" is a song about a Louisiana drunkard in the depths of the damp swamps who's made a name for himself, but never any friends.


Deep down in the swamps of Lou'siana
Where the Tupelo Gum trees lie
There's a man who been wrestlin' Alligata'
Since a young boy, age of five
He don't care much for social inte'action
Lived alone this long just fine
Snare trappin' and a bass fishin'
With a tow line

Wine and Moonshine
Drink from nine to five
Can't take off time
Clock waits for no one

People 'round town 'ould call 'em Ol' Jesse
No one knew his real name for sure
Smelled of wood smoke
A hint of gun powder
And he made a mean peach preserve
There's a legend he can reach down in the water
Pull up twenty Crawdads per turn
No one's seen it, but then no one's really that concerned

Wine and Moonshine
Drink from nine to five
Can't take off time
Clock waits for no one

Jingle Jangle those tin cans
There ain't no sheriff to spoil his plans for you

He's a quiet man
Don't intrude on his land
With deadly aim he'll pump you full of lead

"Where you runnin', boy? Truth be told, I love a good hunt."


from I Bet Birds Wish They Could Teleport, Too. - Marklar Demo, released April 12, 2016
Guitar and Vocals: Jacob Klag
Bass Guitar: Alex O'Connor
Drums: Michael "Leo" Maiewski
Recorded, Engineered, and Produced: Steven Ramos
Lyrics and Songwriting: Jacob Klag



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Marklar Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Marklar is three audacious odd-balls from Portsmouth, NH. Jacob Klag on 7 string guitar and vocals, Michael "Leo" Maiewski on drums, and Alex O'Connor on Bass. Marklar is trekking the greater Nor'eastern Americas, tracking dirty grooves and driving lyrics. They write about anything, jam to all kinds, and will pull you along with them. Dirt/Funk/Rock/Prog ... more

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