Hunterville is a song from the forthcoming album ’So Long Angel’ by Timbertops & is available to Blackmail Press readers free on Bandcamp at

Americana/folk band TIMBERTOPS formed in 2017, Auckland, New Zealand.

Band members are: Tim Heraud vocals & guitar , Stuart Shepherd guitar & hamonica, Crispin Maclean bass, organ & slide guitar,

Erwin van Asbeck drums & percussion.


henry smith’s my name to you

hand on the wheel, elbow on the sill

you probably wonder what i do

in hunterville

i packed up my van & i headed south

four thousand five hundred & ninety one to nil

she beat me, she broke me & sent me away

to hunterville

my wife is gone, she’ll never come back

cops & the barman must all think i’m ill

backwards & forwards i can’t get out

of hunterville

i wish i could touch her & hold her now

i wish i was married to her still

& she could be with me sitting here

in hunterville

thoughts going round & round in my head

i wish they would stop but i don’t think they will

& just like a gypsy i camp on the edge

of hunterville

telephone booth, the phone there is ringing

chess pieces shuffle, if you’re not looking they will

is there no one here going to take that call

in hunterville?

© Tim Heraud