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Rain pour down, days on end;
Sun will bake, and the law will bend.
Wolves come out, raze our land;
Well, Papa never was a businessman.

Fear for the hounds of Lady Grey,
For the father of the church, and his medicine crate
Bind my hands beneath your will;
Now I'm counting crows on a window sill.

Wake face-down in the shallowest grave;
Well, I've got more than a soul to save.
Patient blade ready by my side-
It'll soon be sheathed in his thick, dead hide!

Grind my bones to makes his bread;
Got a hook back home to hang my head
I climb out with a shakin' spine
Gonna cut him down and take what's mine!


from The Forty Thieves EP, released August 17, 2012



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The Forty Thieves Brisbane, Australia

The Forty Thieves started in Jacob Clarke's living room at 2am one night after a party. Since then, the group started writing songs in university practice rooms and eventually put together recordings in Matt's little West End flat. The result was a tuneful mess of world-inspired folk, a mix of unconventional instruments (like the guitarrón, autoharp, and mandolin). They have big plans. ... more

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