Jitterbug Boy - Tom Waits

    Well, I'm a jitterbug boy
    by the shoe-shine
    resting on my laurels
    and my Hardys too
    life of Riley on a 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 want to know
    I seen the Wabash Cannonball,
    buddy, I've done it all

    beause 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 that he knows

    and so you ask me
    what I'm doing here
    holding 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 talking to you


    Marco Giunco
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