palmer’s pickup blues

 

Another unexpected gift at the end of the session - never planned on recording it before hand but I just figured Mark was the right drummer to record this song with and he and Jim and Ty went to town.  Johnny capped it by bravely suggesting some background vocals that I now can’t get out of my head

Palmer’s Pick Up Blues


Could have been the whiskey

might have been the gin

Could have been the state that I found myself  in

The state of Alabama

borders on Louisiana

or anyways both of them are far from home


I got those low down Palmer’s pick up blues

I’ve gambled everything I had to lose

On Palmer’s pickup blues


Could have been the rough road

or maybe just the tough grind

or the fact that I have trouble making up my mind

Should’a would’a could’a

been a little more like Buddah

remembered what I’d left at home


I got those low down Palmer’s pick up blues

I’ve gambled everything I had to lose

On Palmer’s pick up blues


Could have been the perfume

or her underlying scent

or where it was it seemed that those legs went

could have been the “I wanna”

or the marijuana

or the fact I was long way from home


I got those low down Palmer’s pick up blues

I’ve gambled everything I had to lose

On Palmer’s pick up blues


What is it that smells so sweet?

Flowers blooming in the cracks of the street

They’re just like me and you

They’re gonna find the sun somewhere

Just like lovers they don’t care

Somehow they’re gonna get their share

I can see them blooming... everywhere


I got  Palmer’s pick up blues