Drunken Hearted Man

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This song is a dramatic re-telling of the death of blues legend Robert Johnson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson

lyrics

In a crowded barroom
Robbie come sing them blues
27 years upon his head
well he play but he never loose

Sweet Sally in the red dress she's spinning
Golden ring on her hand
Fat old husband in the corner
never before stopped the blues man

So honey won't you dance a little bit closer
You know I sing my blues for you
and there ain't no need for that husband of yours
to know just what we do

I'm a lowdown lonesome drunken hearted man
that booze keeps me sober
keeps me doing the best that I can
a drunken hearted man

When that dance was over
in the corner over by his chair
was a big tall bottle of that single malt rye
and a note left written there

well to the man with the deep blues tenor
who sings that song so well
whiskey is the surest friend you'll find
in heaven or in hell

I'm a lowdown lonesome drunken hearted man
that booze keeps me sober
keeps me doing the best that I can
a drunken hearted man

Robbie didn't see the man poisoned the bottle just for he
Robbie didn't know tonight would be his very last show
Whiskey came for free but he paid so dearly
He just wanted to be one night with the sweet sally

Robbie don't you touch that bottle
That man he ain't your friend
You can never see tomorrow
just by lookin' round the bend

credits

from Drunken Hearted Demo, track released November 7, 2016
Reed Bunnell - Bass
Ben Lee - Drumkit
Brian Sheridan - Piano
Halley Walker - Vocals
Dylan DiSalvio - Guitar, Vocals

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Portland, OR guitarist/singer Dylan DiSalvio.

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