J Meckold

J Meckold

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Lackanookie Blues

Written By: Jim Meck

LACKANOOKIE BLUES
Words and music by Jim Meck
©2007 James Meck

I got this gig in the middle of the ocean
A chance of a lifetime I couldn’t refuse
Now I’m stuck on this island
Six weeks without you
I got the Lackanookie Blues.

Gershwin was right; it’s nice work if you get it
I got some work, but there’s more I could use
Palm trees and beaches
Six weeks without you
I got the Lackanookie Blues.

Playing my grand, out on the sand
This party lasts until morning
They all go home, and I’m here alone
The beach patrol gives me a warning

“We got a law ‘bout open containers.”
I yell, “They’re not mine, I’m just the entertainer.’
Now I’m locked up, at least my cell has a view
I got the Lackanookie Blues

I wish you were here, but I know, dear
That old cliché sounds so corny
But you know it’s true, that I love you
And that you really make me hope to see you soon…

I got this gig in the middle of the ocean
A chance of a lifetime I could not refuse
Stranded in Paradise
Six weeks without you
I got the Lackanookie Blues

I got the Lackanookie Blues

I got the Lackanookie Blues