Aura Lee


Recorded at Backwoods Recording Studio by:

Vocals, guitar and bass: Tony Ray Jones.

Fiddle: Kim Marrs.

Harmony: Beth Williams.

Arranged, mixed and produced by Tony Ray Jones.

Composed  by Mark Owen.

Released 3rd January 2014.

Creative Commons attribution licence.


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The Story

A popular song from the American Civil War with modern lyrics portraying Aura Lee at the centre of corporate mayhem after a sharemarket crash.


Verse 01

Once I sought an employee
For my Wall Street company.
Fickle fortune favoured me 
When I employed Aura Lee.

Chorus 01

Aura Lee, Aura Lee, 
Maid with business flair.    
Income came on stream with thee 
And Profits for my shares.     

Verse 02

Although profits were but few 
Suddenly they bloomed and grew 
amazingly and certainly
because of Aura Lee.     

Repeat Chorus 01

Verse 03
Aura moved away from me 
And  I shed a tear to see 
The failure of my company 
From the loss of Aura Lee. 

Repeat Chorus 01

Verse 04

A cruel takeover spree 
Turned me into history. 
Now I am an employee 
Of CEO Aura Lee. 

Chorus 02

Aura Lee Aura Lee,
I'm your loyal employee. 
Look upon me favourably 
As you review my salary. 




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