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Thread #55131   Message #879568
Posted By: Art Thieme
31-Jan-03 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Strawberry: Liner Notes PermaThread
Subject: Mudcat CD Strawberry: Chicagotown Blues - Thieme
Not sure if this should go here but_______here it is anyhow.

3.  Chicagotown Blues - by Art Thieme (Public Tomane)  - © For Sale (by owner)

"This is one of the 3 songs I've written that I bothered to learn.  Just a tongue-in-cheek love song to the grand old place.    There is an extra verse printed here that I rarely sang.  It isn't on the CD." - Art

Chorus:
    There ain't no limit,  To the things you see in Chicago town,
   Just one thing, babe,  Ya gotta be sure not to let it get you down !

 I went walkin' 'round town, just seeing the sights;
 Saw a whole bunch of winos & one or two fights;
 Saw the dead rise up, for a five dollar note;
 Saw 'em walk to the poll, saw 'em go in and vote !

 Chorus

 I went walking down Rush Street, saw a gal standing there,
 She had wonderful legs, & beautiful hair,
 I said, "Hey baby, I could love you 'til I drop."
 She read me my rights, 'cause he was a cop!

 Chorus

 A patronage worker died, one day at City Hall,
 The undertaker came at noon, to make his grisly call,
 He didn't get back to the mortuary, until six o'clock & he said,
 "I had to wait around 'til quitting time to figure out which one was dead."

 Chorus

 A speed freak walking down Lincoln, just as hip as he can be,
 He bit off half a capsule & threw the rest away.
 His friend said, "Man, that's wasteful!  What's the big idea?
 Don't you know there are millions of people sleeping in India ???"

 Chorus

 Well, my mother became my father; my father is now my mom;
 My uncle got silicon injections, & my aunt calls herself John.
 Some o' that silicon got mixed in with a batch of refried beans,
 Made the best damn silicon-carne that you have ever seen!

 Chorus (twice)

 There are hookers in New York City, & winos in D.C.
 Gamblers out in Frisco & moonshine in Tennessee,
 Gambling in New Orleans, corruption all around,
 And I bet you'll find 'em all, in old Chicago town.

 Chorus