© 2015 by Keith Shaw

Jake's Saloon

 

My third album on Silver Heart Records containing 8 original compositions.

Release date 28th January 2016

Cover art "Jake's Saloon" by Kay Shaw

Not Tonight Josephine

 

Josephine called you up at sundown you told me you was feeling run down
Have to take a rain check that's all right we can make it some other night
Bye Josephine hope you're feeling better meybe when you are you can send me a letter

I got into the car and I went for a drive picked up my buddy Fat Boy Clyde
We went cruising down the street who do you think we happened just to meet
Went rolling by in a big black sedan it was you Josephine with another man

 

Not tonight Josephine caught you with another Josephine no he ain't your brother
Had me on the go but oh now I know why they call you "Two Timing Jo"
Not tonight Josephine you'd only do me wrong again

 

Who was that in the car with you Josie my oh my it looked pretty cosy
You told me that you were staying home I believed what you told me on the phone
Now you call me up and you ask for a date but you know Jo that'd be a big mistake

 

Not tonight Josephine caught you with another Josephine no he ain't your brother
Had me on the go but oh now I know why they call you "Two Timing Jo"
Not tonight Josephine you'd only do me wrong again

 

Josephine you called me up at sundown then you started giving me the run around
A lame excuse and a lot of little lies if you was here now I could see it in your eyes
Bye Josephine glad you're feeling better but I can't handle a fast jet setter


Not tonight Josephine caught you with another
Josephine no he ain't your brother
Had me on the go but oh now I know
Why they call you "Two Timing Jo"
Not tonight Josephine you'd only do me wrong again
Not tonight Josephine you'd only do me wrong again


Bandito

 

Oh oh bandito you lived your life too long by the rule of the gun Oh oh bandito you better pack your bags bandito and run

When you were a kid you lived with the wild ones Breaking each rule bandito in turn

But cheating and stealing soon turned to killing Now you look behind and all of your bridges are burned

 

Oh oh bandito you lived your life too long by the rule of the gun Oh oh bandito you better pack your bags bandito and run

Didn't you know that someday you'd meet her A woman to tame the wild side of your heart

But you can't expect that girl to run with you can you? You'd better kiss her quick 'cos you gotta part

 

Oh oh bandito you lived your life too long by the rule of the gun Oh oh bandito you better pack your bags bandito and run

You better pack your bags bandito and run

 

Say You Need Me

 

I don't care if the sun don't shine Just as long as you are mine
Say you need me say you want me and I'll be there

I ain't fooling and it's no joke I don't care if I'm stony broke
Say you need me say you want me and I'll be there

 

Across the highest mountain range across the deepest sea
Pick up the telephone and say "Darlin' won't you come back to me?"

So when you're feeling blue and you want me to be with you
Say you need me say you want me and I'll be there

 

In a boat or an aeroplane or walking in my shoes
Through the snow and the wind and rain I'll make it back to you

So when you feel it's all gone wrong and you want someone to lean on
Say you need me say you want me and I'll be there
Say you need me say you want me and I'll be there


Not In Our Time

 

The man on the wireless said we might have to leave our lovers and go and fight

And we may be away for more than a day or so

But I don't believe a single word to tell you the truth it's so absurd

Because Neville's got a piece of paper and he says that there won't be any trouble at all

No no there won't be any trouble at all no no there won't be any trouble at all

 

Big A's got his show on the road it's world wide now and wherever he goes

It's killing that the crowd gather round their hero for

And the main critic seems to be the chosen race they're calling the show a big disgrace

But Neville brought a piece of paper back and he says he didn't see any trouble at all

No no he didn't see any trouble at all no no he didn't see any trouble at all

 

How come now that it's hit the fan and Winnie's come back and he's number one man

And Mitch has built a bird to fly the hopes of us all

And the wives are crying for the men they've lost 'cos they picked up the ticket and they paid the cost

And Neville's torn his piece of paper up he says that there shouldn't have been this trouble at all

No no there shouldn't have been this trouble at all no no there shouldn't have been this trouble at all

 

Jake's Saloon

 

There was a time not so long ago her looks could turn heads everywhere she'd go
In her dreams there wasn't much she couldn't be some high flyer or a beauty queen
Then one drunken night she started trying something new her friend was supplying
And as that gold rolled around her vein her career path was changed

Now she loves Cowboy Joe but there's no attraction this is just a business transaction

If he has the money she can make his dreams come true
Most of the time she stares at the ceiling but for a little extra she can fake the feeling
In a rented room up above Jake's Saloon

 

Sometimes at night in a rare lucid moment she dreams of the house and the husband she once wanted
Then it all fades away there's another at the door guess there's no choices any more

Now she loves Cowboy Bob and he is confessin' he brings clothes he likes her to dress in
And for a little while she can play his favourite tune
She can pretend anything he dreams of and even some things he wouldn't think of
In a rented room up above Jake's Saloon

 

Now she loves Cowboy Bill and he is a strange one he believes he is the main one
He even thinks there may be a wedding soon
He can't see that it's only the money that's the reason she calls him honey
In a rented room up above Jake's Saloon


High Treason

 

I didn't want to get myself in trouble always stayed on the right side of the law

I thought rules were there not to be broken guess I don't think like that any more

I don't easily give in to temptation even though it's some kind of fixation

I don't look for any kind of reason for a woman like you I could commit High Treason

 

You turned my world all upside down and outside in on the day we met you know I lost my heart

If this is crazy I am not complaining I'm just mad we took so long to start

I don't easily give in to temptation even though it's some kind of fixation

I don't look for any kind of reason for a woman like you I could commit High Treason

For a woman like you I could commit High Treason

 

Maggie Won't You Please Come Home

 

Maggie, Maggie won't you please come home Maggie won't you please come home
You been away now far too long

You said it would only be a day or two you told me only be a day or two
Been so long now how I'm missing you

 

You know that I've apologised can't tell you the tears I cried
I want to get back with you what more can I do

I know I know I was the one to blame I know I was the one to blame
Now I'm without you life just ain't the same 

So Maggie won't you please come home can you hear me begging on the telephone
Miss you so much won't you just come home


Your Place Or My Place

 

Let me take you home with me tonight I got the time if you got the mind for making things all right

The dance is gone and we've gotta say goodbye or is it your place or my place tonight?

 

Don't get me wrong I'm not the kind to settle down but you got to me tonight while we were dancing round

And though my mind tells me I should go home I'd only be lonely I don't want to be alone

 

So is it your place or my place tonight? I got the time if you got the mind for making things all right

The dance is gone and we've gotta say goodbye or is it your place or my place tonight?

 

No don't get me wrong I'm not the kind to settle down but you got to me tonight while we were dancing round

And though my mind tells me I should go home I'd only be lonely I don't want to be alone

 

So is it your place or my place tonight? I got the time if you got the mind for making things all right

The dance is gone and we've gotta say goodbye or is it your place or my place tonight? Is it your place or my place tonight?