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Postcard from Mc Hillbilly

Monday, October 31st, 2016

While the Madhatters were in New York in 1992, Mc Hillbilly Sent Cousin Lee a Postcard while living on Myrtel avenue with Steve (Fastyears) Prestionni.






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Thursday, August 4th, 2016

What did you do Judas

what do you feel Judas


You who have so little faith

Prepare to condemn to the ground

When you asked to see the holes in hands

You thought you get let me down


What did you do Judas

what do you feel Judas


Now the nights fear whip your face

Your out yet still to be beaten down

James said you had golden chance

But the tidal waves came crushing down


Who did you betray this time

when you took the mask away

Was it really worth it for the crime

The music is just a shot away


What did they tell yeah

Where you going going now

There is no one left to betray yeh

except the words that are yours


Is the going getting you down

the clock keeps turning around

but don’t it grind you down

how far have you been wound


What did you do Judas

What do you feel Judas


Written 1993 Cousin Lee, Published Cousin Lee © 1993

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How Cousin Lee went To New York with S Mc Hillbilly

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Greatest wonder that you ever saw,

was Augustus and S Hillbilly totally disregarding the law

One night after smoking draw

Mc Hillbilly said to Augustus lets go to America Luggage and all

Goster headed back to his House

packed his bags and slip out as quiet as a mouse

Well Mc Hillbilly almost as quite apart from waking up the entire house

Saying I am aware to America, hope you’s all get on fine

The greedy gluttons ate toast before they left

and England of its two finest songwriters was bereft


Mc Hillbilly Headed back to Brenda the Landlady

and Sang the Brenda song and she went crazy

Get in taxi for the bus from Salford college

That place where they take a young man and fill them with crap not knowledge

And the greedy glutton Mc hillbilly was eating crisps

and Augustus Goster got on the bus

and then he left and said I am not taking any of this

So off Mc Hillbilly went to catch his plane

Augustus murmuring all way back to Witherington, that Mc Hillbilly’s gone insane


So Augustus did the same and they met at Dublin Airport

where Mc Hillbilly got barred from going to America

The custom offices where a lousy bunch

Mc hillbilly got himself a pair of magic boots

And some how was allowed to go to America







I can not Stop the Fighting

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

I can not Stop the Fighting Edited by Cousin Lee written in 1994

Why is it so hard to understand
  • I can’t stop the fighting
  • but it ain’t on the streets
  • I can’t stop the battling
  • Between where it all meets
Who speaks the future, with the words they write
Who knows where that train is heading
Maybe it is what one reads
Maybe it is the newspapers
First your up and then your down
A glass world will smash
Just as your thoughts crash
  • The eye of truth is burning
  • Some where in the mind
  • One thinks they can touch it
  • These large profit making machines
What is it one is lacking
I see the cracks
People standing in the way
What one feels will never sell
A closer look inside
something you feel
It is all so painful
but there is way to heal
  • To stop the fighting
  • not on the streets
  • to stop the battling
  • With out blame
if we knew we would do better
it not our nature to fall
if we knew we would do better
nobody acts stupid

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People Pass By

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

People Pass By (song)

Written by Cousin Lee

Featured on Greedy Pig Album, available here:


Running to the shop on the corner

I see a man I say hello

Is it me or him or the world that is dreaming

I am leaning

cup of tea yes please

It has to do with dealing

can you smile and say cheese

or do the right thing with meaning


People walk by

has ended

before they pass by

the truth never spoken


I am scared in what I am learning

I am trying but I only have one life

Believe in not hiding

Just what will survive

Every one moves slowly

I guess I only mange one line

guess it is better than nothing

do what you believe in


People walk by

has ended

before they pass by

the truth never spoken


The steps we could gain

the places we could go

It is really unbelievable


The truth never spoken

Written By Cousin Lee © 1996


Greedy Pig (front cover)


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