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Mark Cohen Who is Uncle Jack? (15) Lyr Add: JIMMY COME LATELY^^ 28 Jan 00

Here are the words to the Fred Small song. Jimmy Come Lately Road and Lost Mountain Road are both on the map.


I pull on the choke, pump hard on the gas
Oh this wheezing old bus is complaining
The Dungeness winter is blowing its last
It's cold, but for once it's not raining
Good morning, Jennifer, welcome aboard
That's a handsome new jacket you're wearing
And hustle up, Carey, I'm closing the door
And I'll thank you to knock off the swearing

And it's Jimmy Come Lately to Lost Mountain Road
The fog on the bay will be clearing
And I'm crossing Dean Creek with a thirty-kid load
And I'd rather be nowhere but here

I can still smell the sweat, hear the roar of the crowd
See the team on the magazine cover
My wallet was thick, the airport was loud
Till the Monday I knew it was over
My back had gone out and I lay awake nights
As I diagrammed plays on the ceiling
All those motel-room calls to my long-distance wife
Made me feel like a junkie caught stealing


I've seen city lights turn a good coach mean
Seen the pressure drive a family apart
I've gone for the glory, I've worn the gold ring
And I barely escaped with my heart
Now, Patrick Delaney, I've seen the kid play
God, he's got the moves and the shooting
And he's already talking about UCLA
While the agents line up for the looting


Now Mary and me we're a comfortable fit
And the ocean here's running with salmon
Evenings we go for a walk on the spit
And on Sundays sometimes we go clammin'
And I still get the offers and I just turn them down
It's a wonder they bother to find me
And I'll leave to Valvano and Lewis and Brown
The wonders that I left behind me


Sorry, I don't know how to post the tune. So, does anybody know the coach's name? Or who Uncle Jack was?
Kat-- it was at the Iron Horse. I was on the staff at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, living the life of misery for a year in East Longmeadow. Northampton was fun -- I wish I'd lived there instead. But then I might not be in Hawaii now...


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