Jumped In The Humber

by JERRY LEGER

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As Torontonians and Ontarians will note, “Humber” is referencing the Humber River, the 100km river with two main branches that join north of Toronto and then flow into lake Ontario. Jumped in the Humber was dropped last minute from Time Out For Tomorrow, though Leger kept it in his back pocket, expecting to release it in some way in the future. One indigenous name for the Humber River, “Niwa’ah Onega’gaih’ih,” “Little Thundering Waters”, might sum up the atmosphere of the track. It has a moody, powerful sound and tempo that supports foreboding lyrics like “You're hired if you know how to drive /can you gun this sucker to the deep Eastside." The opening lyric, “Jumped in the Humber, or was he pushed” makes one sit up in their seat on first listen.

As with all the tracks from Time Out For Tomorrow, Jumped In The Humber was produced by Michael Timmins of alternative folk/rock band Cowboy Junkies and recorded with Leger’s long-time backing band, The Situation.

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released January 21, 2021
Written by Jerry Leger, 2019/2020 Leger Music (SOCAN)
Recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Timmins at The Hangar, Toronto, Canada
Mastered by James Paul, Toronto, Canada

Jerry Leger - vocals/guitar
James McKie - lap steel
Dan Mock - bass/vocals
Kyle Sullivan - drums/percussion/vocals
Aaron Comeau - piano
Alan Zemaitis - organ

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JERRY LEGER Toronto, Ontario

singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada. Jerry Leger has been called “one of Canada’s best” by Exclaim, a “gifted storyteller” by The Toronto Star and "One of the best Canadian songwriters" by Rolling Stone.
Ron Sexsmith, Jim Lauderdale and Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies are known fans.
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