Simple, original blues in an old timey style. Kind of a different line structure. I hope I didn't steal the tune. I've heard so many blues that I just don't know. - Uncle John 3 in DGB.

I [I] used to know a gal named Alice Brown,
She' had a [IV] two room suite in a hotel down town.
She was a [V] cleanin' woman there and she got those two rooms [I] cheap.
I had a [V] thing for her and I hoped she'd have a thing for [I] me.

I took Alice out, on my payday.
At first she had not much to say.
Then she drank two gins, and started talkin' plenty.
I had a thing for her and I hoped she'd have a thing for me.

Then I took her down to Joe's Chilli Parlor.
Tamales and chili for under a dollar.
I could tell right away, she was impressed.
I had a thing for her and I hoped she'd have a thing for me.

I used to dream about what she'd be like.
Twenty pounds of love in a ten pound sack.
But she told me, “Johnny, You got to move real slow.
I had a thing for her and I hoped she'd have a thing for me.

She said she had to get to know me, I understood that.
She talked about her momma and her brother Jack.
But she never mentioned her husband Joe.
I had a thing for her and I hoped she'd have a thing for me.

I didn't know she was lawfully wed.
Until Joe came along and hit me upside the head.
He knocked me down and stomped me too.
Hmmmmmmmm
Hmmmmmmmm

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Comment by Uncle John on January 12, 2019 at 7:27am

Pick, Vinnie does look good in it.

Comment by the anonymous pick on January 11, 2019 at 7:52pm

Vinnie wants his hat back

Comment by Uncle John on January 11, 2019 at 5:37pm

Thanks, Andries.  You are right on that, Andries, lots of blues songs do state a moral, even if it should have been obvious.  Yup, Kevin Sprague/knotlenny is a bowler hat wearing man.

Thanks, Brian.  I have been knocked up side the head, but not nearly as often as I deserved it! 

Thanks, AGP.  We got that bill paid and the powers is on.  Life is purty good.

Comment by AGP # on January 11, 2019 at 4:17pm

Nice to nearly see you 'UJ', did you forget to pay the electricity bill??, an original old timey blues in every sense, and, as always, "Well Done Sir"  :-)  

Comment by BrianQ. on January 11, 2019 at 1:20pm

Man, you never know if there’s a Joe who wants to knock ya upside the head? At any rate, great ol’ timey song uncle! That bowler fits you well, thanx for sharing :D

Comment by Andries D. EKER on January 11, 2019 at 11:42am

I see you dont close of whit the morals from the story ,not that it needs it, but in these type songs they usaly do! you know the final resumay, the lesson! ahhwell ,like your Knotlenny version of the Vid; a bouler is often used for the Vintage look, im to used to your stedson i think! 

Comment by Uncle John on January 11, 2019 at 11:12am

Thanks, Dave and Dennis.  I kind of like this one.  It could have used some practice and polish, but patience is not one of my best virtues.  I had the story and lyrics for a few weeks and a tune, but I looked at it this morning and changed the tune and the line format.  

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on January 11, 2019 at 10:19am

Great little story cool singing & playing UJ. There's a lesson about the fine looking Ladies in there :))

Comment by Dave Lynas on January 11, 2019 at 9:58am

Mighty fine Uncle. Good lighting on your set. Stay away from Joe. Your guitar sounds just right.

Comment by Uncle John on January 11, 2019 at 9:48am

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