from Tightrope by Odgers and Simmonds



A brand new version of this track from ‘Elvis Lives Here’. Paul, Bobby and Geoff Price all contribute accompaniment to Phil’s guitar and vocal. Another of the tracks recorded especially for the album with Pat Collier producing.

Lead Vocal - Phil Odgers



I’ve got the shivers, I’ve got the shakes
Wake up in the night
Feel like I’m drowning in a lake
I’m on a tightrope

Sharks on the left, snakes on the right
It’s cold, this tunnel I’m in
Got no chink of light, so dark
I’m on a tightrope

Just a little gust of wind
Is gonna blow me over
Just a little push, one little shove
Took me off the tightrope

You give me balance, you give me hope
You keep me walking
On this tightrope


from Tightrope, released August 21, 2015
Lyrics P Simmonds / Music P Odgers

Geoff Price - Steel Guitar
Bobby Valentino - Violin


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Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang.

Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Vancouver and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in.
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