Sunday, 31 January 2010
Lyric for the day
I went down to the corner, just to meet my gal,
I found her standing on the sidewalk, talking to my pal,
I strolled back to the bar room, to get another drink of gin,
The first thing I knew I was reelin', rocking and drunk again.
I kept drinkin gin and liquor, till way up in the night,
When my pal came to the bar room, we had an awful fight,
I reached down for my razor, and then we knocked around,
But when I pulled my pistol, I quickly smoked him down.
The gambling bar room blues.
Jimmie Rodgers - Gambling Bar Room Blues
First heard this on a compiltion of Country drinking songs. Blew me away. No-one can yodel as melancholy as The Singing Brakeman.