North Carolina’s venerable folk band The Red Clay Ramblers have done what folk musicians are supposed to do: They’ve released a protest song.
The Ramblers have joined the political fray with a new song written in response to the sweeping changes the Republican-controlled state government has brought to the state.
“Pay it Back” is a call for good government and civic engagement, with allusions to Moral Mondays and a chorus punch-line that says, “They got to pay back the devil some day.”
Dome took a listen and transcribed some of the lyrics belted out by singer Toshia Cunningham of Raleigh and Ramblers stalwart Bland Simpson of Chapel Hill :
You can download “Pay It Back” at http://www.reverbnation.com/redclayramblers.