Mrs. McCleary’s Farm

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:42
Listen to the Song:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

1990
Lyrics
There’s a place in the meadow, just around the bend
A place all the locals know well
Where, on Saturday night the men all come around
Their pockets are full of dollar bills
You see, it’s Judy McCleary that they’ve come to see
To forget all their problems for a while
She makes them remember what good lovin’ can be
With a jump and a hump and a smile

It’s been three long years since ole’ Bill McCleary
Married young, sweet Judy Brown
And one would be amazed that he doesn’t know
She does the most business in town
Even Deputy Parker is a customer now
He pays her a visit every week
They all live in fright, afraid to their wives
That someday their secrets may leak

But who’s to say what she does is wrong?
It helps to pay the bills
She knows she must write her life’s long song
A little heaven on the edge of hell

But Judy doesn’t mind bearing all her parts untanned
It is more like a daily routine
It’s kind of amazing, when you think of it
How many she has actually seen
As for her husband Bill, she just figures, well
What he doesn’t know can’t do him harm
While the rest of the men talk of gathering again on Mrs. McCleary’s farm

But who’s to say what she does is wrong?
It helps to pay the bills
She knows she must write her life’s long song
A little heaven on the edge of hell

Composition © 1990 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on August 3, 1990
Recorded August 1990
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, All Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: Lyrically, this is a follow-up to an earlier song called “Sweet Judy Brown”, with the same central character. Musically, the song borrows heavily from early era Rush, especially when it comes to the guitar tone and chord arrangements.

Please offer your own analysis of Mrs. McCleary’s Farm by leaving a comment in the box below.

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *