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Evel Knievel, you've jumped over canyons with no fear Always so brave, always so strong, you're a hero Evel Knievel, why didn't you give me a wink? Evel Knievel, why didn't you see my face? Penelope Ward, you look like a real lady Always so delightful, always so charming, you're so lovely Penelope Ward,I thought you did not like the cowboys Penelope Ward,i never dared to stare at you
He:  I've got 5 bucks in my pocket A rifle on my chest, My head is still fuzzy I met you near Dover. Two gallons of white booze,I thought I was a lover She: I feel like a dead cow, your arm upon my breast You whispered some filthy words and tried to be romantic, a while before you puked You took advantage of me, or at least a little bit He: I woke up in the morning, tremendously muddled Recovering from yesterday's haze "My name is Sean, lady. What's your's?"  You took up my pair of boots, and got up to pee She: "You should call me Lucy, dude"  You've tried to be romantic, and you do it well We are dirty as pigs, stinking drunk but we've made love like never before


TWO COWBOY SONGS is an homage to Lee Hazlewood. Two duets very inspired by Lee and Nancy.
Hand made cover printed on recycled paper with gold painting.
All songs written by Merk. Produced, mixed and recorded by Merk (except drums, vox on "naughty balad...", lapsteel, and fretless bass on "penelope").

Mastering made by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio (NY)


released September 11, 2015

Penelope Ward:
Vox; Aurélie Emery, Fred Merk
Flute: Aurélie Emery
Guitars, melotron: Fred Merk
Pedal Steel: Andy Ellison
Drums: Théo Missillier
Fretless Bass: Marc Joray

The naughty balad of Lucy and Sean
Vox: Sean Brooks, Laure Betris
Guitars: Mat Evequoz, Fred Merk
Synth: Fred Merk
Bass: Laurent Jaussi
Drums: Théo Missillier


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17f Vevey, Switzerland

Sous le pseudonyme de 17f se cache Fred Merk, musicien suisse discret.
On décrit souvent sa musique comme poétique et cinématographique, faisant fi des modes et des convenances. Souvent sombre et intimiste, l'univers du Suisse est unique tant par sa créativité que par son abnégation à tracer un chemin pas toujours accessible, mais totalement authentique ... more

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