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Jitterbug Boy (Sharing A Curbstone With Chuck E. Weiss, Robert Marchese, Paul Body and The Mug and Artie)

from Small Change (Remastered) by Tom Waits

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Well I’m a jitterbug boy
by the shoeshine
resting on my laurels
and my Hardy’s too
life of Riley on the swing shift,
gears follow my drift
once upon a time I was
in show biz too

I seen the Brooklyn Dodgers
playin at Ebbets Field
seen the Kentucky Derby too
it’s fast women, slow horses
I’m reliable sources
and I’m holding up a lamp post
if you wanna know
I seen the Wabush Cannonball
buddy I’ve done it all

because I slept with the lions
and Marilyn Monroe
had breakfast in the eye
of a hurricane
fought Rocky Marciano
played Minnesota Fats
burned hundred dollar bills
I eaten Mulligan stew
got drunk with Louis Armstrong
what’s that old song
I taught Mickey Mantle
everything he knows

and so you’ll ask me
what I’m doin here
holdin up a lamp post
flippin this quarter
trying to make up my mind
and if it’s heads I’ll go to
Tennessee, and tails I’ll buy a drink
if it lands on the edge
I’ll keep talkin to you

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from Small Change (Remastered), released March 9, 2018

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