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michaelr Lyr Req: Mendocino Desperados (Bob Gibson) (16) Lyr Add: MENDOCINO DESPERADOS (Bob Gibson) 21 Jul 17


Takes a Bay Area resident to do this one. I think I got most of it, except for the strip joint on Broadway.
The No-Name Bar in Sausalito still exists. The Drinking Gourd was a semi-famous folk club in SF (there was a thread about it here some time ago).

MENDOCINO DESPERADOS
(Bob Gibson)

Heading south from Mendocino to descend on Sausalito
Two old desperados driving like a falling rain

Bound to see the lights and ladies, hug 'em up and kiss their babies
Dance along the sparkling streets that lie beyond the Frisco bay

Brenda gave us chicken curry, told us boys now dontcha hurry
All the clocks in Petaluma all have broken down

So off we drove through mud and laughter, Brenda naked running after
Dylan take along some fruit, and Bobby you forgot your boots!

We started drinking in Mill Valley, stopped at Sausalito Sally's
She works at the No-Name Bar and gives us drinks for free

Crossed the Golden Gate and almost hit a drunken passing lamp post
Wonder if we got the brakes to hold against these hills

Stopped to have a drink at Perry's, broke my heart, broke up her marriage
Please believe me officer, I tripped and fell on top of her

I can't recall The Drinking Gourd, or being thrown out through the door
Of that Polk Street party that we weren't invited to

I met a beauty at Enrico's, I rent a cheapie room at Chico's
Find out she's a guy, well honey, since we already paid our money...

Tourists in the North Beach clip joint, Lady ??'s Broadway strip joint
Can you spare some change or would you like to buy a lid?

See the way the shuffle goes from Chinatown to porno shows
Feed the longhair street musicians dancing with the Hare Krishnas

Heading back to Mendocino 'cross the bridge through Sausalito
Two old desperados weaving through the falling rain

Bound to see our own ol' ladies, hug 'em up and kiss our babies
Crawl in bed and tell 'em, it's so good to be back home again

La lalalalallal, lalalallaal
Lalalalalalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zyjqWr7KNU


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