Whitehorse ‘Gun Street Girl’ (Tom Waits cover) in-studio NP Music

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Falling James in the Tahoe mud Stick around to tell us all a tale
Well, he fell in love with a Gun Street girl And now he’s dancing in the Birmingham jail
Dancing in the Birmingham jail He took a hundred dollars off a slaughterhouse
Joe Brought a brand new Michigan twenty-gauge
He got all liquored up on that road house corn Blew a hole in the hood of a yellow Corvette A hole in the hood of a yellow Corvette John, John, he’s long gone
Gone to Indiana, ain’t never coming home I said John, John, he’s long gone
Gone to Indiana, ain’t never coming home I bought a second-hand Nova from a Cuban
Chinese And dyed his hair in the bathroom of a Texaco When a pawnshop radio said quarter past four He left for Waukegan with a slamming of the
door Left for Waukegan with a slamming of the door Shadow fixed the toilet with an old trombone
He never get up in the morning on a Saturday Sitting by the Erie with a bull-whipped dog Telling everyone he saw, “they went that-a-way, everyone he saw, “they went that-a-way, crying John, John, he’s long gone
Gone to Indiana, ain’t never coming home I said, John, John, he’s long gone
Gone to Indiana, ain’t never coming home I’m banging on a table with an old tin cup. Banging on a table with an old tin cup. Ya never kiss a Gun Street girl again No, I’ll never kiss a Gun Street girl again I’ll never kiss a Gun Street girl again No, I’ll never kiss a Gun Street girl again John, John, he’s long gone
Gone to Indiana, ain’t never coming home I said John, John, he’s long gone
Gone to Indiana, ain’t never coming home I said John, John, he’s long gone
Gone to Indiana, ain’t never coming home I said John, John, he’s long gone
Gone to Indiana, ain’t never coming home

 

19 Responses

  1. TenThumbs Productions

    May 3, 2016 3:49 pm

    Beautiful parlor style guitar, well and worn with a story to tell. Great work.

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  2. Brett Jones

    August 25, 2016 7:24 am

    Love it! …but you cut out 3 verses. I wanted to hear about Miss Charlotte. I understand. Leave 'em wanting more, right? 🙂

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  3. david nelband

    April 17, 2018 3:57 pm

    the definition of robbing the soul from the song and raping it to be another piece of shit friendly listening dumb ass song. ugh

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  4. youmaus

    August 1, 2018 9:00 pm

    I knew a woman with a yellow Corvette….it had mag wheels that looked like jet turbines….apparently they were for blowing the doors off of cars she passed…..:-)

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  5. Rafał Zięba

    January 10, 2019 9:39 am

    I am a fan Tom Waitas and as a rule I am accepting no interpretations of his artistic work, but, after examining it, I felt the sympathy and approval.

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  6. Khal Netherfields

    July 17, 2019 7:44 am

    this rocks so hard, love what you did, this would have been even better with all the lyrics. and the percussion of the original too.

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