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jiva Written an interesting song this week? (39) RE: Written an interesting song this week? 08 Nov 07


This came about through tinkering with our new guitars just for the fun of playing. jiva are not renowned for humorous songs, but tongue is firmly in cheek for this light-hearted look at the life of a stereotypical folkie.

Folkie Lament

You don't hear me on the radio, you don't see me on TV
You don't read me in the papers or the glossy magazines
But I built me my own website and I burn my own CDs
That's why I'm singing in the folk clubs for free

I never played America, never made the grade
Never played the Albert Hall, never did get paid
Couldn't fill the local bar, or even get laid
I'm singing in the folk clubs down your way

   Singing in the folk clubs, there's no-one there to hear
   Singing in the folk clubs, I just do it for the beer
   Singing in the folk clubs, I don't know where I am
   I'm singing in the folk clubs and I don't give a
   ... damn

I've played the songs of Dylan 'bout a hundred thousand times
Of Paxton and of Taylor, now I need a song that's mine
With a chorus and six verses, catchy tune and perfect rhyme
Till then I'm singing in the folk clubs marking time

   Singing in the folk clubs, there's no-one there to hear
   Singing in the folk clubs, I just do it for the beer
   Singing in the folk clubs really is the pits
   I'm singing in the folk clubs and I don't give a
   ... damn

They say that I should sing the blues when I'm feeling low
Maybe I should play some jazz with chords that I don't know
Or country, or bluegrass, or middle of the road
But I'm singing in the folk clubs... here we go!

   Singing in the folk clubs, there's no-one there to hear
   Singing in the folk clubs, I just do it for the beer
   Singing in the folk clubs, I just can't get enough
   I'm singing in the folk clubs and I don't give a
   ... damn

   Singing in the folk clubs, there's no-one there to hear
   Singing in the folk clubs, I just do it for the beer
   Singing in the folk clubs, I guess I'm out of luck
   I'm singing in the folk clubs and I don't give a
   ... damn

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So there you have it - our reputation now in tatters!

Jimmy and Val (jiva)
www.jiva.co.uk


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