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Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues (Herb Steiner)

GUEST,No Rest At Night 20 Nov 01 - 09:25 PM
catspaw49 20 Nov 01 - 10:11 PM
GUEST,No Rest At Night 21 Nov 01 - 07:57 PM
Clifton53 21 Nov 01 - 11:06 PM
Stewie 22 Nov 01 - 02:54 AM
Clifton53 22 Nov 01 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,No Rest At Night 28 Nov 01 - 07:28 AM
GUEST,CrazyWolf 21 Aug 02 - 11:15 PM
GUEST 30 Dec 05 - 09:09 PM
GUEST,NCAAFBALLROX 20 Jan 10 - 10:24 AM
GUEST 22 Jul 10 - 07:55 PM
Jack Campin 22 Jul 10 - 08:25 PM
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Subject: Nyquil Blues -Alvin Crow
From: GUEST,No Rest At Night
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:25 PM

Looking for the lyrics to Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys version of "Nyquil Blues." The web is full of references to the song but the lyrics are not anywhere I can find them. Please help me rest at night and thanks in advance!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues -Alvin Crow
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 10:11 PM

What you need is an exact phase FROM the song and not the title to do a good web search. Be sure you have the words right as well as the spelling, but the title generally gets you nowhere except by accident.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues -Alvin Crow
From: GUEST,No Rest At Night
Date: 21 Nov 01 - 07:57 PM

Spaw,

Thanks for the tip. So far I have found the following:

"They call me Nyquil junkie, But I don't know what they mean. My soul just can't be satisfied, Unless my tongue is green. Analgesic decongestant, and an antihistamine."

Still looking. R/No Rest At Night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues -Alvin Crow
From: Clifton53
Date: 21 Nov 01 - 11:06 PM

Best I can do from memory Chorus Well gimme a bottle of Nyquil, that restful sleep my body needs

Gimme a bottle of Nyquil, that restful sleep my body needs
Analgesic decongestant, with an anti-histamine

I went to 7-11, the man says "what you need"?
I said " a roll of duct tape and a case of Nyquil please

Chorus

They call me Nyquil Junkie
I don't know what they mean
But I just can't be satisfied unless my tonque is green

Chorus

Use only as directed, don't exceed the proper dose
Keep out of reach of children, keep the bathroom cabinet closed

Chorus

Clifton53


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues -Alvin Crow
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 02:54 AM

Clifton's memory is spot on, except that Crow has the 'Take only as directed' stanza as second last and the 'Nyquil junkie' one as the last. The song was written by Herb Steiner who was pedal steel guitarist in the Pleasant Valley Boys. A recording of it by Crow is available on CD: Alvin Crow 'Texas Classic' Broken Spoke Records 9608D (1996). Steiner is not in the band on that CD, but is in the band on the Crow's 1976 LP - 'Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys' Long Neck Records LN-001 - wherein 'Nyquil Blues' features a tasty blues harp solo by Roger Crabtree.

--Stewie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NYQUIL BLUES (Herb Steiner)
From: Clifton53
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 09:03 PM

One more time with proper line breaks and verses in proper order(thanks Stewie)

Well gimme a bottle of Nyquil, that restful sleep my body needs
Gimme a bottle of Nyquil, that restful sleep my body needs
Analgesic decongestant, with an anti-histamine

I went to 7-11, the man says "what you need"?
I say " a roll of duct tape and a case of Nyquil please"

Chorus

Take only as directed, don't exceed the proper dose
Keep out of reach of children, keep the bathroom cabinet closed

Chorus

They call me Nyquil junkie,I don't know what they mean
But I just can't be satisfied unless my tongue is green

Chorus

I really liked Alvin and the Pleasant Valley Boys, what's become of Alvin over these twenty or better years? I heard he was still active in Austin and is involved with something involving teaching music to children, is that true?

Clifton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues -Alvin Crow
From: GUEST,No Rest At Night
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 07:28 AM

Just got back from a trip and lo the lyrics were there. Thanks to all for helping me rest at night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues -Alvin Crow
From: GUEST,CrazyWolf
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 11:15 PM

I have recorded an mp3 file of 'Nyquil Blues' from the 1976 LP 'Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys'.

If anyone would like a copy of it... Email me at crazywlf@telepath.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues -Alvin Crow
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 09:09 PM

Alvin is still putting well known Western Swing pretenders to shame, he kicks ass.
And, yes, he is also involved with the Natural Ear music camp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues (Herb Steiner)
From: GUEST,NCAAFBALLROX
Date: 20 Jan 10 - 10:24 AM

"GUEST" from above me is correct; Alvin is still active in the Austin scene & plays the Broken Spoke probably 2 times a month as well as teaches.

& He's 100% the best fiddle player I've ever come across in my life.

http://www.myspace.com/alvincrow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues (Herb Steiner)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 07:55 PM

I remember seeing Alvin Crow play at the Cotton Club outside Lubbock Texas, and eating Stubbs Barbeque and drinking Shiner beer....those were the days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nyquil Blues (Herb Steiner)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 08:25 PM

I once had a flatmate who liked to get high on a related substance (I think the active ingredient was chlorpheniramine, maybe with some dextromethorphan).

One one trip, he got lost in the toilet. There was a swarm of black insects the size of rats circling round the ceiling light and he was so hallucinated he couldn't find the door to get out, the whole room was a uniform swirly fuzzy electric green.

I guess if your quotidian reality is that you live in Texas, this might feel like fun in comparison.


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