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Old Fashioned Blues

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Old Fashioned Blues


Written: 1970

Writers: David Jenneson, Alan Hovden

Status: Unrecorded and unpublished.

Genre and Style: Burner Jug Pop

Comments: Dave: Old Fashioned Blues was a tribute to the Burner’s jug rock roots. It came out of whole cloth. Most songs written early in the Burner’s career were eventually dumped, but Old Fashioned Blues, dedicated to the jug bands, juke joints and road houses of the 1930’s, held on to its place on the song list until the very end. It has a big chorus with a soulful verse yearning for the old days, yet is a fast, country funk dance song.

Comments: Al: Throw your hat up the air and hit the dance floor! 


Don’t try and hide it

If you really like it

It will get you every time

No matter where you try and hide

Now it’s a little bit like country

And a little bit like jazz

You know I used to think I had a good thing going

Until I saw no one was pulling off the old pizzazz

Of a genuine jug band

Old fashioned

Old fashioned

Old fashioned blues


It was 1930

And the hall was kind of dirty

Not having been cleaned

From the night before

I got a ride in with Bill Evans

We never made it till eleven

You could hear them sweating, you could hear them shout

The kazoo was screaming as the crowd rocked in the razz

Of a genuine jug band

Old fashioned

Old fashioned

Old fashioned blues


I’ve got lead in my belly

And a pistol in my hand

Join the hue and cry now

God bless the one night stand!

Now if there’s something wrong inside you

And you feel you’ve got to hide

Why don’t you take advantage of a sure fire deal?

Why don’t you come inside and feel the sin and smoke and jazz?

Of a genuine jug band

Old fashioned

Old fashioned

Old fashioned blues


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