Old Time Country & Blues Revue

Old Time Country & Blues Revue

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Our name says it all. We take any song that strikes our fancy, be it a Jimmie Rodgers, Fats Waller or a Britney Spears tune, and do it up in the style of the old time string duets.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No
Record Label: 
Rotting Moss Records
Band Website

Lyrics

Avocado

Written By: Pete Norman

Now, you can get them green or black,
You can get them soft or hard.
If you lived in Alcaupulco
You could get them from your yard.
But when you live in Chicago
You got to get them from a store.
But as long as you can get them
You can't ask for any more.

Avocado, avocado
The first thing I'd buy if I ever hit the lotto
Would be a prewar Martin guitar
And a ripe avocado.

You can dice them in a salad,
You can slice them on a plate.
You can just peel and eat them
If you don't mind gaining weight.
Because they got a lot of calories,
They even got a little fat.
But the yuppies seem to love them
So they must be where it's at.

Avocado, avocado
The first thing I'd buy if I ever hit the lotto
Would be a red B M W
And a ripe avocado.

You can mash them with a jalapeno
Diced onion and tomater
Throw in a little lime juice
If you want to eat it later.
'Else it gets all black and gooey
If you don't eat it right away.
But it still tastes good
You can still eat it the next day.

Avocado, avocado
The first thing I'd buy if I ever hit the lotto
Would be some modern refrigeration
And a ripe avocado.

Now, if you take that big old seed
And you soak it in some water,
It might start to sprout
Then you can give it to your daughter.
And if she puts it in some soil
It could grow into a tree
Then pretty soon you could have
All the home-grown you want for free.

(I'm talking 'bout) avocado, avocado
The first thing I'd buy if I ever hit the lotto
Would be an ounce or two of primo
And a ripe avocado.

SOL On AOL

Written By: Pete Norman

Well, I signed on last night
My screen name's "Cowboy Joe."
I found a country chat room
And met a girl named "Dosey Doe."
We started swapping fantasies,
We both got a little bolder.
I never saw my wife
Standing over my shoulder.

The World Wide Web has becomeall the rage.
I jumped head first into the cyber age.
I got caught sending e-mail
To some other female
Now I'm S O L on A O L
And I'm looking for a new home page.

The more she cried, the more she screamed,
The more her anger rose.
She said, "I hope you've saved what's on your screen
'Cause now your screen has froze.
You might have faulty memory,
But I don't give a damn.
Get your hard drive out of here,
Until you get more megs of RAM."

The World Wide Web has become all the rage.
I jumped head first into the cyber age.
I got caught sending e-mail
To some other female
Now I'm S O L on A O L
And I'm looking for a new home page.

So all of you web surfers
Take a tip from me
You don't need a faster clock speed,
You don't need more memory.
All of your peripherals
Can all go to waste,
If you don't have a nice warm home page.
It's cold in cyber space.

The World Wide Web has become all the rage.
I jumped head first into the cyber age.
I got caught sending e-mail
To some other female
Now I'm S O L on A O L
And I'm looking for a new home page.

If Elvis Had Stayed A Truck Driver

Written By: Pete Norman

Once in a while I think of The King and I think of the life that he led.
I think about all the things that he did and all of the reasons he’s dead.
I wonder if it was all worth it, a short life of fortune and fame.
I wonder if he’d still be with us if nobody knew his name.

If Elvis had stayed a truck driver he might still be alive today.
No one would know how well he could sing, no one would know that he played.
Maybe his friends and his family, maybe he’d like it that way.
If Elvis had stayed a truck driver he might still be alive today.

He may have driven short-haul and stayed around Tupelo
With a plump little wife and three or four kids in a shotgun bungalow,
Taken his two-week vacation in Vegas to see all the shows,
Sung in the choir every Sunday, been just a regular joe.

If Elvis had stayed a truck driver he might still be alive today.
No one would know how well he could sing, no one would know that he played.
Maybe his friends and his family, maybe he’d like it that way.
If Elvis had stayed a truck driver he might still be alive today.

But you know, that might not have worked out, a life he’d soon come to hate
And he’d drink himself silly every night and be dead by age thirty-eight.
Or killed in a fiery truck crash somewhere outside Buffalo.
One thing that I know for certain, there are some things that we’ll never know.

If Elvis had stayed a truck driver he might still be alive today.
No one would know how well he could sing, no one would know that he played.
So I guess it was all for the best; every life takes its toll.
If Elvis had stayed a truck driver there might never have been rock ‘n’ roll.
If Elvis had stayed a truck driving man...

Discography

We have one CD, "Nuff Said" on Rotting Moss Records.

Set List

We have a rather large repitoure of songs and tunes, both original and covers, anything from Jimmie Rodgers to Greg Brown to the Monkees to Britney Spears.