Around the Corner

by Stefan Weiner

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Here's my cover of "Around the Corner," a song originally by Ben Selvin from 1930 that I found in my great-grandparents' record collection. I recorded this song for my Grandma Blanche. It's one of her favorites. Stay tuned for POTLUCK, my upcoming EP, due out this summer!

Stefan Weiner: vocals, mandola, piano, vibraphone
Brittany Buongiorno: background vocals
Jon Seale: background vocals
Russell Durham: violin

Produced and Arranged by Stefan Weiner in the Mason Jar Music Studio in Brooklyn
Mixed by Damian Wiseman
Mastered by Giovonni Lobato
Photo by Andrew Ellis

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He was a major of Grenedier
Grenediers are handsome and tall
She was the fairest of all Algiers
In Algiers, the fairest of all

He had to leave behind and so
The so-and-so had broken her heart
She has a terrible tale of woe
Tale of woe that she will impart

Around the corner and under the tree
The gallant major said 'stroll with me'
I said ' nay nay'
I said 'no no'
But ever since I've been there onc I always want to go
Around the corner and under the tree
The handsome major made love to me
He kissed me once
He kissed me twice
It wasn't just a thing to do, but gosh it was so nice

He was a man with an oily tongue
Oily tongues tell many a tale
She was so trusting and oh so young
Oh so young and now she's so pale

He wore a drooping mustachio
The one you know that curls on the end
Girls oughta know a mustachio
Doesn't grow on any good friend

Around the corner and under the tree
The breeze was sighing and so was he
He held my hand
He talked so grand
Then went away and stayed away while every night I stand
Around the corner and under the tree
The cruel major's forgotten me
He wrote a note
Here's how it went
'I would've married you but couldn't get my wife's consent’

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released March 27, 2013

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Stefan Weiner New York, New York

Stefan Weiner is an indie folk musician from Northampton, MA, based out of Brooklyn. He combines a classic approach to songwriting with a passion for music that is melodically and harmonically surprising. Inspired by everything from Top40 Pop to folk song, Stefan is on a constant quest for music that tells a story and invites listeners in. He hopes to do just that with Potluck, his latest EP. ... more

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