1. Woe Is Me

About The Song…
♪ Modestly, a live sing-along favorite, especially with Mike and Marc’s interplay in the bridge – take a listen…Great ideas by Marc and Joe Mattis on the spoken word portion of the Bridge and the crowd vocals – Thanks, guys! This was supposed to be on the first album; Marc demanded that we put it on this album. If a glass has a drop in it, it’s got something in it. There’s always more good than bad, and you always have more than you don’t have – in my opinion.

Joe McAvoy: Lead and Rhythm Electric Guitars and Harmony Vocals
Felix Fitzsimmons: Harmony Vocals
Mike McAvoy: Drums
Marc Arot: Bass Guitar
Jim Walsh: Capo-ed 12-string Electric Guitar, Crowd Vocals
Joe Mattis: Mouth Percussion, Tambourine, Eggz Percussion, Drum Loops, Drum Toms, Clava, Wood sticks, Crowd Vocals
Don McAvoy: Mandolin, Straight and Cross-harp Harmonicas, Keyboards, Acoustic Electric 6-String Guitar, Acoustic 12-String Guitar, Lead Vocals, Crowd Vocals
Crowd Vocals: Joe Mattis, Jim Walsh and Don McAvoy
Mixed by: Joe Mattis and Don McAvoy in consultation with Joe McAvoy, Mike McAvoy, Marc Arot and Jim Walsh
Basic tracks recorded at: Manners Came To Montgomery Studios, West Norriton, PA - Engineer: Gordon Rice
Overdubs by: Red Phone Studios, Norristown, PA - Engineer: Rob Vigg and Slugfest Studios, Pottstown, PA - Engineer: Joe Mattis
Produced by: Don and Joe McAvoy
Mastered by: Tom Volpicelli, The Mastering House Inc., Pottstown, PA

©1992, Don McAvoy
Published by McAvoy Music Productions, Inc. (ASCAP)
Administered by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.
Lyrics printed by permission. All rights reserved.


Woe, oh woe, woe, oh woe, woe is me
Woe, woh oh, WOE, woe, oh woe, woe is me
Woe, oh woe, woe, oh woe, woe is me
Woe, woh oh, WOE, woe is me

If something's got you singing the blues
Something's gonna pull you through
As you walked in…
You can walk out
Now if things aren't really right today
Come back, back another day
Been through miles…
I've been through trials of doubt

Now, I'm picking up the pieces (Pieces!), honey
Shaking out my shoes (shoes!)
I'm squinting through the dust (dust!)
But I'm never gonna rust, OH NO!


Reinvent, Time to grow, Start over, No woe is me!