Signal 30
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By Rusty Newcomer, Louise (Flemming) Phillips, Kathy Hartman

I called you here today Because I have a need
I called you here today Because I have a need
Marietta Mary Won't you help me please
Marietta Mary Say, Who put that spell on me

Mary hey Mary Was it Nelson down the road
Mary oh Mary Down in that Rehmeyers hollow
A lock of his hair And the long lost friend
Buried under the eves Brings this spell to an end
Oh Oh Oh sell your soul Rid the Hex

I heard old John Stared down a mad dog
Put his tail between his legs And turned and ran off
Help me ole John I need the powers you possess
There is a wicked evil witch At the end of my quest
Oh Oh Oh sell your soul Rid the Hex

Nelson my friend Rest easy in your bed
We climb the stair Snatch a lock from your head
Make no sound Tread easy on the ground
But the witch is there At the top of the stair

He sees the scissors in my hand
We try to make clear our demand
A lock of hair to set us free
But he won't give it up to me

With fiery rage the man descends
Feeling betrayed by his friends
The book, the hair Our only thoughts
Until that moment we got caught
A log from the hearth Straight to his head
The witch called Nelson is lying dead

Our godly quest we must complete
The witch lies dead in his defeat
With kerosene we'll send his soul
To hell we have acquired our goal

Outside the stars are shining bright
The fire illuminates the peaceful night
The hex is rid and we are free
From Nelson and all his sorcery

Look Out, What is it?
There's something back there
It's coming after you
Oh my god it's a spirit

Then from the burning house I see
His spirit coming after me
With trembling hands I see him fly
Into the blackness of the sky.

Ohhhhhh sold your soul
Ohhhhhh sold your soul
Ohhhhhh sold your soul
Rid the hex
Short Song Description:
The killing of a witch
Long Song Description:
The 1929 murder of a self proclaimed witch in York Pennsylvania. The three young men were convicted even though they thought they did a good thing by killing a witch.
Story Behind the Song:
We wrote this song to try to describe some of the events that happened at that time.
Lyric Credits: Rusty Newcomer, Louise (Flemming) Phillips
Music Credits: Rusty Newcomer
Producer Credits: Rusty Newcomer
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Rusty Newcomer, Kathy Hartman
Label Credits:
Song Length: 5:59
Primary Genre: Rock-Gothic
Secondary Genre: Rock-Grunge
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Murder, Rape
Subject Matter 2: Crime, Theft
Mood 1: Composed
Mood 2: Furious
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later