Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Handbags and Gladrags

This is a tune I picked up in Mexico. I heard it once or twice in the one room apartment, writing odes to Kerouac and drinking beer with a hooker chaser and I thought, "I can sing that tune." But it took a year to get a damn piano to do it properly. I haven't figured out the exact piano lick but it's just a variation on a D major chord into a C major chord. Then G Major. Then A major. the chorus is b minor, A major, then D major then E major. Then G major and A major back to the lick.


hardworker said...

sweet action. sessions was records, dollophs was a coin shop , peddlers the bike shop and gallagers, what was that? a sports store?

Oggy Bleacher said...

Gallagers was out at the Newington Mall (it might've moved from Islington Street) and was the last place I knew that would re-lace your baseball glove and also restring a tennis racket. Now I have a tennis racket with busted strings and I might make a documentary showing how impossible it is to get it fixed instead of throwing it away. I don't think there is one place in the state that would put new strings on the racket. Oh, how I miss Gallagers! I don't remember if it was spelled with an 'H'. Anyone know?

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