01 Long Way Blues
We all tryin’ to get to Heaven
Got a long long way to go
We all tryin’ to get to Heaven
Got a long long way to go
Well I know I’ve been a bad man
But now I’m doin’ the best I know.

I been a liar and a cheater
You know I put it all around.
I been a liar and a cheater
You know I put it all around.
Had to ‘fess up to my bad ways
Now my head is hangin’ down.

Y’ know I had my outside women
You know I lied to you
Y’know I had my outside women
You know I lied to you
But I put all that behind me
I just want to be with you

We all tryin’ to get to Heaven
Got a long long way to go
We all tryin’ to get to Heaven
Got a long long way to go
Well I know I’ve been a bad man
But now I’m doin’ the best I know.
02 Stealing Home
V1
I’ve been to China
I’ve been to Spain
Been to San Francisco
But I won’t go back again
Without you baby
The whole world turned blue

I was just stealing home
When my life took a swerve
I really got struck out there
When you threw me that curve.

V2
I’ve been to Colorado
I’ve been to Maouii too
Been down to Las Vegas
Been to France a time or two
But I’m never going back babe
If it can’t be with you.

I was just stealing home
When my life took a swerve
I really got struck out there
When you threw me that curve.

V3
I saw you leave the house
With the time at 7:10
I got the news at nine babe
That I won’t see you again
Well I’m gonna need strength now
And I’m gonna need nerve

I was just stealing home
When my life took a swerve
I really got struck out there
When you threw me that curve.
03 The Day I Quit You
V1
The day I quit you Babe
I’m gonna need a walking cane
The day I quit you Babe
I’m gonna need a walking cane
If I ever leave your sweet love
You know I’ll be insane.


V2
The day I quit you Babe
I’m gonna need a zimmer frame.
The day I quit you Babe
I’m gonna need a zimmer frame.
If I ever leave your sweet love
Nothing would be the same.


CHORUS
Got your sweet love in the morning
Got your love at night.
Got your sweet love in the morning
Got your love at night.
If I know I got your sweet love
Makes me feel so right.

V3
The day I quit you Babe
You better go and dig my grave.
The day I quit you Babe
You better go and dig my grave.
If I ever leave your sweet love
Won’t be nothing left to save.
04 The Average Man
V1
I’d like a T-bird parked outside
I’d like a woman who ain’t too wide
Dress her up in the latest gear
Watch her wiggle over here
Open up the ice-box, get me a beer
All my problems disappear.

Chorus
Hot car, cold beer in a can...
.....
Good mama, get it while you can...
.....
Hot car, cold beer in a can
These are the dreams of the average man.

Repeat chorus:

Solo

V2
I’ve got a clunker that I drive to work
I’ve got a woman tells me I’m a jerk
House is mortgaged up to here
Neighbourhood’s in a state of fear
Look in the ice-box, got no beer
One day I’m gonna disappear!

Chorus X 2 Hot car...
05 Finally Found the Blues
Chorus:
I finally found the blues - Wish I’d left them on the shelf
I finally found the blues - Wish I’d left them on the shelf

I finally found the blues - But you can keep them for yourself!

Verse 1:
I was havin’ me a good time - Havin’ a good time every day
I was havin’ me a good time - Havin’ a good time every day

But I finally found the Blues when my baby went away.

Chorus:

Verse 2:
She packed her suitcase, put on her coat and hat
She packed her µsuitcase, put on her coat and hat
Walked out my front door, and left me flat!

Verse 3:
She didn’t write me a letter - she didn’t leave a note
She didn’t write me a letter - she didn’t leave a note
In lipstick on the mirror, “Goodbye” was all she wrote.

Chorus:

Verse 4:
You know my baby’s running wild with every man in town
You know my baby’s running wild with every man in town

She knew how to build me up - how to tear me down.

Chorus:

Solo

Chorus:

Verse 5:
I’m a man without a woman - I gotta wash my own clothes
I’m a man without a woman - I gotta wash my own clothes

I’m on strange ground in the kitchen
I don’t know where nothing goes.

Chorus:
I finally found the blues - Wish I’d left them on the shelf
I finally found the blues - Wish I’d left them on the shelf

I finally found the blues - But you can keep them for yourself!

Repeat Chorus:
06 Blues From A to Z
V1
When you’ve been around and around as long as me
And you’ve seen all of the pain you want to see
Well there’s no more surprises
In the Blues’ old disguises
And I guess I’ve had the Blues from A to Z.

V2
You know I’ve never been a one woman man
Tried to get a little loving where I can
So I played by my own rules
But there’s been times when I’ve been fooled
And I guess I’ve had the Blues like any man.

Solo:


V3
When you’ve walked a country mile along the road
And you’ve found that you regret some seeds you sowed
You’ll find that life’s a crooked dealer
And time’s a real slow healer
And “could have been” weighs like a heavy load.

V4
Well I’ve never worked down on the killing floor
But we all go through the same old exit door.
I know life’s destination ain’t some heavenly plantation
Where we’ll sit and sing the Blues for evermore.

(Reprise V1)

When you’ve been around and around as long as me
And you’ve seen all of the hurt you’ll ever want to see
Well there’s no more surprises
In the Blues’ old disguises
And I guess I’ve had the Blues from A to Z.
07 Pork Chop Blues
V1 (I said) Load them pork chops on my plate
Don’t care if I put on weight
Home cooking’s what I ‘preciate
A nagging woman’s what I hate.
You always gotta take me to task.
When I want your opinion I’ll ask.
When I want your opinion I’ll ask.

V2 Well, don’t I give you half my pay?
Don’t I haul the trash away?
But I pay no mind to what you say
Since your ass got fat and your hair went grey!
You always gotta take me to task.
When I want your opinion I’ll ask.
When I want your opinion I’ll ask.

V3 I said don’t ask me where I go.
Don’t ask me how I spend my dough.
You think I’m gettin’ old and slow?
I got business Fridays you don’t know!
You always gotta take me to task.
When I want your opinion I’ll ask.
When I want your opinion I’ll ask.

Chorus:
When I want I’ll ask
When I want I’ll ask!
When I want I’ll ask
When ..... I want ...... I’ll ask!
08 All Night Baby
Chorus:
Well it’s all night baby, I’m sitting by the phone
Well it’s all night baby, I’m sitting by the phone
I wish that you would call me
Cos I’m feeling so alone.

Verse1:
I know you’re near a phone booth
With my number in your purse X2

Call me up and fix my blues now
You can be my all night nurse.

Chorus:
Well it’s all night baby, I’m sitting by the phone
Well it’s all night baby, I’m sitting by the phone
I wish that you would call me
Cos I’m feeling so alone.

Verse 2:
Why don’t you call me baby
It won’t cost but one thin dime X2

You know I’d pay you back a dollar
For every minute of your time.

Solo
Chorus:
Well it’s all night baby, I’m sitting by the phone
Well it’s all night baby, I’m sitting by the phone
I wish that you would call me
Cos I’m feeling so alone.

Verse 3:
I remember when you loved me
Before my money was all spent X2

I don’t know if that was true love
Or just the way you pay your rent.

Chorus:
Well it’s all night baby, I’m sitting by the phone
Well it’s all night baby, I’m sitting by the phone
I wish that you would call me
Cos I’m feeling so alone.

09 Blame It on the Blues
V1
You can blame it on the weather when your throat is kinda dry
You can blame it on the breeze when you begin to wipe your eye
You can blame it on indifference if you just don’t wanna try
But you can blame it on the Blues when you see a grown man cry.

Chorus
You can blame it on the Blues
You can blame it on the Blues
You can blame it on the Blues
When you see a grown man cry.

V2
Can’t brush away your troubles like you brush away a fly
You just can’t tell a man who’s lo˜w that he should be getting high
You may as well tell the USA to give up on apple pie
But you can blame the whole thing on the Blues when you see a poor boy cry.

Chorus
You can blame it on the Blues
You can blame it on the Blues
You can blame it on the Blues
When you see a grown man cry.

SOLO x 24 bars

V3
You can love a pretty woman with the devil in her eye
You can believe the things she tells you when you know they’re just a lie
You can blame your jealous nature when she leaves for another guy
You can blame it on the Blues now when you sit at home ‘n’ sigh.

Chorus
You can blame it on the Blues
You can blame it on the Blues
You can blame it on the Blues
When you see a grown man cry.
10 G-Whizz
Instrumental

Forms an introduction to ’Dirty Mama’
11 Dirty Mama
Chorus:
I’m so lucky I should knock on wood
Lord, I’m so lucky I should knock on wood
I got a dirty mama loves me like a woman should!

V1
She got dark red hair and legs down to the floor
She got dark red hair and legs down to the floor
She loves me till I just can’t take no more.

V2
She got eyes that smoulder, she got lips that burn.
She got eyes that smoulder, she got lips that burn.
She’s my dirty mama when a good man’s back is turned.

Chorus:
I’m so lucky I should knock on wood
Lord, I’m so lucky I should knock on wood
I got a dirty mama loves me like a woman should!

Solo

V3
Dirty mama makes my backbone bend
Dirty mama makes my backbone bend
She can burn my candle at both ends.

V4
She got bright blue eyes and candy round her mouth
She got bright blue eyes and candy round her mouth
She likes candy North, West, East and South!

Chorus:
I’m so lucky I should knock on wood
Lord, I’m so lucky I should knock on wood
I got a dirty mama loves me like a woman should!

I’m so lucky I should knock on wood
Lord, I’m so lucky I should knock on wood
I got a dirty mama loves me like a woman should!


12 San Diego Woman
V1
I met a woman in La Jolla.
We stood and passed the time of day.
We talked and looked across the ocean,
We felt the cool wind from the bay.
I asked her could I buy her coffee.
She thought a while and said, “Okay.”

Chorus:
Oh you San Diego woman
Why you treatin’ me this way?
Oh you San Diego woman
Why you treatin’ me this way?
I asked her if she’d swing by later:
She said she didn’t swing my way.
V2
She told me ‘bout the place she came from,
Up where the skies are cold and grey,
And how in Southern California
She had the sunshine every day.
And every night the Sea World fireworks
Reflected over Mission Bay

Chorus:
Oh you San Diego woman
Why you treatin’ me this way?
Oh you San Diego woman
Why you treatin’ me this way?
I asked her if she’d swing by later:
She said she didn’t swing my way.

SOLO:

V3
That night she took me to Blind Melon’s
To hear some local heroes play.
I said I’d write a song about her
And how she stole my heart away.
She said,”It’s gonna be a blues song.”
She touched my cheek and walked away.

Chorus:
Oh you San Diego woman
Why you treatin’ me this way?
Oh you San Diego woman
Why you treatin’ me this way?
I asked her if she’d swing by later:
She said she didn’t swing my way.
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San Diego Woman
2003