The Dixieland Album (2012)

by Dan Frechette

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A Gentleman's Gal You can lose a good gal in a minute but you can have a lot of fun if you're with it give her your bear at the fair if you win it and you'll have yourself a gentleman's gal if your gal's a slow operator and she don't want no meat with her potater don't go cussing and fussing just date her then you'll have yourself a gentleman's gal. (chorus) She's delightful so be very insightful the scene can be frightful for a bachelor falling in love if there's a glimpse of trouble must you turn to rubble you can be the couple everybody's dreaming of If the line is tight you can tow it if the grass is grown you can mow it if the feeling is in the air you will know it and you'll have yourself a gentleman's gal so be careful with the stuff you're saying it don't matter what the air is weighing you'll get yourself a lot more than just a layin if you have yourself a gentleman's gal. (chorus)
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Grandpa Was A Spaceman My grandpa was a spaceman and a herb junkie he didn't ride the rails hoboing the big country he didn't work hard in his prime he was a suburban rebel kind my grandpa worked a porn store in Moose Jaw My grandpa read of Huxley and he hung out with whores hells little angels knocked on my granddaddy's door and my daddy came to be admidst chaos and treachery rooting around for roaches with my granddaddy. When I was young the teacher would call to me and say, "Hey, son! Tell the class - who's your granddaddy!" My grandpa was a spaceman and a herb junkie he didn't ride the rails hoboing the big country he didn't work hard in his prime he was a suburban rebel kind my grandpa worked a porn store in Moose Jaw my grandpa worked a porn store in Moose Jaw
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Don Juan Blues I don't know your name everybody looks the same and I've kept my distance from this place and tomorrow is gonna come beating on its drum and I'll follow tomorrow yesterday will not stop me. I've shot your heart with an arrow full of love and you watch me like I'm your truest saint I may be a saint but a true one I ain't and I'll follow tomorrow yesterday will not stop me. I don't know your name everybody looks the same and I've kept my distance from this place and tomorrow is gonna come beating on its drum and I'll follow tomorrow yesterday will not stop me.
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The Dark Side Of Town I left old Bessie last year she never laughed too much you got me so turned on now darling I can say I've had my turn of luck Finally life is looking up now that I'm fortune bound I've stopped drinking I've stopped sinking down on the dark side of town. You got me dancing the Charleston since you laid your love on me you caught me laughing I caught you laughing Just like a stranger to misery. Instead of cracking a bottle I've been cracking smiles all around. Instead of croaking I've been joking that I was down on the dark side of town. You bring out the best in me in the morning, noon and night you bring out the best in me baby I'm doing everything right. Now if old friends call me crazy I just say that I'm crazy for you they see me picking you daisies instead of out having a few. I'll treat you so good mama You ain't ever gonna mess around You won't be drinking you won't be stinking up all the dark side of town.
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I Can't Help But Miss You Wrong I've been away so long I can't help but miss you wrong Remembering the hard times too much Why can't I recall your touch? (chorus) Forgetting the laughter that's been and all of the beauty in between maybe we should get along I can't help but miss you wrong. It's possible to miss someone who's treated you badly and left you behind but I can't help but miss you wrong, dear everytime you cross my bitter mind. (chorus) I think back to arguments and hardships and all of those times that you tried to tolerate my endless individuality and all of my hardened goodbyes (chorus) You fill my mind with worry you fill my heart with regret as long as you're someone I remember you're someone I can't forget (chorus)
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If We Make It Through The Wedding Here I sit thinking and drinking in all the things we do and say and how love wound us up here and ended us up this way I'm fighting when I'm hiding and there ain't no exit sign If we make it through the wedding the divorce will go just fine We've packed up all our things too many times to say and last year we were younger and now we're old and gray and talking gets downhearted just about all the time If we make it through the wedding the divorce will go just fine (chorus) If we make it through the wedding the divorce will go just fine we used to be young dreamers but now we're old and blind we used to be with used to be's and now we're doing time If we make it through the wedding the divorce will go just fine repeat chorus
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Six Old Pints Of Guiness Hell, I ain't no backstreet boy I'm working all the time from Soho down to Brixton bars are ringing down the line there ain't a hard nosed drinker who has ever beat me down I've got a horseshoe up my arse I'm the old clown of the town. (chorus) Hell, this ain't no nursery boy you're on your way all right with six old pints of guiness and you'll win us in the fight. Hell, this ain't no nursery boy you're on your way all right with six old pints of guiness and you'll win us in the fight. Rags to riches bitches are all up to keep us square we're nothing but old cowboys when they want us we're nowhere sometimes I hear a big jet soar and I must have missed the flight stranded in the shithole with the drunken gang tonight (chorus) Give me a 1000 Euros and I'll break the pub tonight there ain't a broken heart that I have never not done right money don't buy nothing but a cracked head in the morn I been picking up the pieces since the cruel day I was born. (chorus)
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Baby Lemonade (chorus) Treat me right, baby, and maybe we can have it made If life gives you lemons make a little lemonade I can't stop the sunshine making shade we're gonna take these lemons and make a little lemonade Get me a glass to see through and I'll get the last straw You can squeeze the lemons baby I'll make sure the ice don't thaw (chorus) We can work together, baby, one more time to get it right there's definitely enough lemons we can drink lemonade all night (chorus) Old doctor told me lemonade was good for my soul been drinking lemonade so damn long I'm starting to get on a roll. (chorus) (chorus)
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Sure Fire Way Of Taking I've got that sure fire way of taking 'til that little heart of mine is breaking I'm hard to take and shake and make myself get down. I've got that old standby just waiting for a new flirtation with my Satan and I can't guarantee I won't run you around. (chorus) I've got that old campfire a swaying and I'm drunk but I'm still playing not caving in to the glare behind the dawn. I'm gonna write her an old time love line Sing it in a song a thousand time and make up for the times I put her on. Because she is just a dreamer I'm just a coffee in need of creamer and I'm bitterly just hoping to get by. She's had many years going crazy being treated just like a lady and I'm hard to take on the ground my money is tied. (chorus)
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Life On The Run Let me tell you a story about my life on the run I had to buy myself a mask and some bullets and a gun hey hey whoo whoo whoo I could use a couple dollars to ride me 'cross state lines too. I had a donkey for a mama and a monkey for a pa daddy picked the pockets and mama bucked them off hey hey whoo whoo whoo who would have known I'd wind up to be a criminal too? I beat up an old punker trying to sell me his stash I'd be high as a kite now but the heat came back hey hey high high high Mr. Policeman understand this explanation of mine. I had the three meals, the working and the schooling and the man had the prison walls reflecting all the stupid things I did hey hey high high high I had no money but the taxman was treating me right. When I got out of jail I had no choice but to rob I'm a pretty smart guy who can't find a job hey hey oh shucks found myself a nice store put the man on the floor and ran off with a couple of bucks There ain't much better than jail than the life on the run you get to have yourself some action get to have yourself some fun hey hey whoo wee I'm getting quite a kick out of wrecking people's lives, you see.
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Everyday I Am Everything All At Once Well, I'm happy and I'm sad and I'm good and I'm bad everyday I am everything all at once I'm smart and I'm a fool I'm a loser and I'm cool everyday I am everything all at once I admire and berate you I comfort and frustrate you everyday I am everything all at once. If you like it it is good if you love it it is bad if you don't know well, you should and if you hate it don't be mad I love you and life goes on the world will follow even though it's wrong everyday I am everything all at once Get it all figured out one day and maybe then it'll go away everyday I am everything all at once I broke you and I made you I ripped you off even when I paid you Don't worry about tomorrow who cares about today? It's all going to revolve around you Just hope the bad shit goes away 'Cause I'm happy and I'm sad and I'm good and I'm bad everyday I am everything all at once I'm smart and I'm a fool I'm a loser and I'm cool everyday I am everything all at once I admire and berate you I comfort and frustrate you everyday I am everything all at once everyday I am everything all at once everyday I am everything all at once at once at once at once.

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These songs will someday feature dixieland style musicians (horns, piano, tuba, drums).

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released June 8, 2012

Recorded in June 2012. Dan Frechette on all instruments (bass, banjo ukulele, dobro, 12 string guitar, mandolin) and vocals. All songs by Dan Frechette. All songs Copyright Dan Frechette (unless otherwise noted) and registered with SOCAN.

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