Live at the Tempe Tavern New Year's Day

by Jim Dalton

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I'll be anything you want me to be Show you anything that you wanna see Get you anything, whatever you need For you, anything I'll go anywhere you want me to go Tell you anything that you wanna know Take it fast or we can take it slow For you, anything I'll stay anywhere you want me to stay Dark of the night or in the light of the day And if you're lost then I will show you the way For you, anything For you, anything Anything For you, anything Anything For you, anything Anything For you, anything
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Here and Now 03:02
I don't like to think about the end of the story I only hope when my time's out It won't have been boring Cause what's it's really all about Without a question, there's no doubt The only certainty there is here to be found Is you and me, here and now So come with me and let's go fly And seek out new places We'll take the highway in the sky Through wide open spaces I'm tired of worrying bout tomorrow It may not get here anyhow The only certainty there is here to be found Is you and me, here and now And if suddenly I find myself again lost in the darkness Just shine your light on through Let it shine on through And I'll follow it to you And if suddenly you're swimming in a sea of desperation I won't let you drown I'll throw my line on down And pull you right back out
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She doesn't ever call me over Anytime that she is sober Because she isn't in the mood Only gives me attitude But then she'll have like seven brews And she'll insist that I get nude My observations got me thinking She only calls my booty when she's drinking She's always losing her bikini After she's had a few martinis But when she's having milk and cookies I never seem to get no nookie But once she gets into that vino She thinks I'm Rudy Valentino A few more reasons I've been thinking She only calls my booty when she's drinking Can't get no hugging from my shorty Unless she's chugging on a 40 She don't be dishing out the candy Unless she's sipping on her brandy Now I don't claim to be no genius But when she drinks she always wants to be my Venus Just some reasons I've been thinking She only calls my booty when she's drinking
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I see it's been One of those days Because it's written on your face This seat is free Come take a load off And have a drink on me Have a drink on me Tell me your problems I'll lend an ear Maybe we'll solve 'em over a beer So what'll it be? I got this round Have a drink on me Have a drink on me And when your world is getting crazy It's good to get away and get a little reprieve You don't need to repay me I got this round, so what'll it be? We've all got troubles Everybody gets down We have our struggles every then and now So what'll it be? I got this round Have a drink on me Have a drink on me
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Jeff's tab was $4,536 .24.
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I spend my time slinging booze, beer, and wine 6 nights a week at this bar I live on the south side In a one-room apartment And I drove an old beat up car But I got it good in this old neighborhood I pick spirits up when they're down They bring me their troubles I pour 'em a double When I'm needed I'll be around I can spread good cheer With a warm smile and cold beer And you can say what's your mind Let that weight on your shoulder Roll off like a boulder This is your place to unwind Cause I'm your bartender I'm a bad day ender A friend when you find yourself down If you've got the blues Well have I got the booze If you need me, I'll be around I'll be around You can find me in any old town Setting 'em up while they knock 'em down I'll be around I hear all the stories The hard lucks, the glories The ups, downs, and all in-between I'll listen if you share But it's going nowhere Your secret's safe here with me Cause I'm your bartender An expert ear lender A friend when you find yourself down If you've got the blues Well have I got the booze Should you need me, I'll be around So bring me your troubles and I'll pour you a double When you find yourself feeling down When you've got the blues Then with me you can't lose If you need me, I'll be around Yeah this watering hole Here is good for the soul It picks spirits up when they're down so bring me your troubles I"ll pour you a double Come see me, I'll be around
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Whiskey Rain 02:50
Well here I am once again In this darkness on my own And I don't have anybody show me the light I am alone Just one more glass to drown this sorrow Then it's time for me to go I won't be back here tomorrow Where I'm headed, Lord only knows I've been drivin' down this dark stretch of highway for as long as I can recall It don't matter if they don't approve of my way that won't change things at all Whiskey rain, whiskey rain Come down on me and wash away this pain Whiskey rain don't you go away I need you to stay Another night in this bar room that don't see the light of day and I've been guided by the full moon but I never do find my way So one more glass could drown this sorrow Then it's time for me to go I won't be back here tomorrow Where I'm headed, Lord only knows I've been drivin' down this dark stretch of highway for as long as I can recall and don't matter if they don't approve of my way That won't change me at all
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Big Ol' Dick 01:07
Big ol' dick Big ol' dick He is my friend From Kennewick Big ol' dick Big ol' dick He is with me Through thin and thick Big ol' Dick He is the best Once you see You'll be impressed Big Ol' Dick You will agree That he's as big as a big oak tree! Big ol' dick Big ol' dick Big ol' dick Big ol' dick It's Big ol' Dick The ladies love He is their gift From up above Big ol' dick He is their friend They stay with him Through thick and thin
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Pantalones 02:59
Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Donde esta? Mi pantalones Donde estamos? I cannot find you Donde esta? One weekend I did go To Puerto Peñasco It's down in Mexico Where I lay on the sand I met some locals And there was a man He had marijuana There in his hand There was a fiesta Yo bebo sangria Y dos cervezas Then dos more cervazas One in each hand And then came tequila and a mariachi band Too much fiesta I took a siesta There on the sand Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Donde esta?
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"Tradition" 00:55
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¡Amigos! 03:24
When you're out at the bar and you've had way too much Who's gonna come pick you up? Next time please call me and don't go to jail You still owe me last weekend's bail Wherever we go, no matter how far Nothing can change who we are Amigos, amigos When your piece of shit pickup breaks down once again I know you don't have AAA Who will reluctantly help out a friend? Who's only a phone call way? And when you've got a secret that you need to hide, who's gonna keep it inside Amigos, right from the start Amigos, we'll never part Amigos, that's Spanish for friends Amigos, until the end And if some jerk, down at your work Is pissing you off to no end Don't kick his ass, 'cause you'll probably get canned I'll handle your light work my friend When you're crazy ass girlfriend kicks you out again You know who lives just 'round the bend By the way that relationship's one you should end I'm telling you this as a friend Cause I heard she's seeing like 10 other guys Amigos will tell you no lies
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She's talking Spanish She's talking Spanish Can't understand it Don't know what she's trying to say She's talking Spanish She's talking Spanish I don't talk Spanish But I like it anyway Her words they flow oh so effortlessly It's a thing a beauty I don't know what she is saying to me This mexican cutie If she's asking "How are you?" I don't have a damn clue I know not what she's speaking of She's talking Spanish And I just can't get enough
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Gone Fishin' 03:09
Gone fishing If you're looking' for me I've gone fishing By the river's where I'll be Gone fishing Gone fishing Gone fishing Ain't no place I'd rather be I've gone fishing Can't nobody bother me Gone fishing Gone fishing
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Elizabeth 03:26
As I drive around the bend to that Pennsylvania borderline again I seem to find, my mind racing back to you Wishing you were by my side Just the two of us, nothing to hide We find that place That only you and I can find And how I need you God knows I need you Liz how I miss you and how I wish that you were here with me tonight Hey Elizabeth Let's run away So far away we'll leave it all behind Elizabeth let's run away And start a brand new day tonight You say they wouldn't understand and I know I didn't figure in their plan But say what you will Nothing can change the way we feel Like Romeo and Juliet Ours is a love that time will not forget It will live on Long after you and I are gone Hey Elizabeth Let's run away So far away we'll leave it all behind Elizabeth let's run away And start a brand new day tonight And how I need you God knows I need you
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Day after day I wake up and I say where did I go right? To have all these beautiful babes chase me night after night I look in the mirror and I can't help but ask myself why Why did I turn out to be such a good looking guy? When I'm stage people don't even know that I play the bass Cause everyone's busy just staring at my gorgeous face I really can't blame them when they look at me and ask why Why did Nick Scropos become such a good looking guy? I'm just a good looking guy Something sweet for your eye Thank me when I pass by For being a such a good looking guy I walk down the street and I see people passing me by They turn to each other and say "Wow, did you see that guy?" I really can't blame them when they look at me and ask why Why did he turn out to be such a good looking guy? He's just a good looking guy Something sweet for your eye Thank him when he walks by For being a such a good looking guy He's just a good looking guy Something sweet for your eye Thank him when he walks by For being a such a good looking guy
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I see you acting high and mightier than thou All I can do is scratch my head and wonder how You get away with things you do and say You'll step on anyone who gets in your way Well I've had it up to here with you So what I'm gonna say is long overdue I'm getting tired of biting my lip So I'm doing you a favor and giving you a tip You got a problem You gotta fix that shit You got a problem Everybody's tired of it You flaunt your money, wear expensive clothes Buy pricey shoes to use for stepping on toes But there are certain things you can't buy with dough But that's something that you're never gonna know If you keep looking out for number one You're never gonna realize what you've done And like I said I'm tired of biting my lip So I'll say it once again, I'm shooting from the hip You got a problem You gotta fix that shit You got a problem Everybody's tired of it You think the world never did revolve around anyone but you You are the most important person in world in the eyes of you
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My balls are swinging To everybody's delight The folks are bringing their dancing shoes tonight My balls are swinging From the left to the right Such fun they're bringing Have a ball tonight My swinging balls Bring joy to all Come one, come all Enjoy my balls My swinging balls Bring joy to all Come one, come all You gotta try my balls
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"Lemmy" 00:15
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Marie 03:20
Four riders behind me Three bullets left Two hours 'til sunset Just one regret I went lusting for gold I found only lead Lo siento, siento, Marie Marie, ah, Marie Even in death my heart waits only for thee Marie, ah, Marie Mi corazon pertenece Ahora y siempre En vida o muerte Solo a ti Crying, she stood in her white Sunday dress The wide world awaits, I would ride to possess My own envy and greed I let lure me away When I knew in my heart with Marie I should stay Marie, ah, Marie Even in death my heart waits only for thee Marie, ah, Marie Mi corazon pertenece Ahor e siempre En vida o muerte Solo a ti
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I wanna thank you for being here I wanna thank you for the shots and beers Did everybody have a good time?... Hell yeah, we had a good time.....
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Well there's a road that I know that'll get you up to heaven for a day Where you just might see an eagle fly or watch the bighorn play Or you can take a trail that'll lead you to the river's edge Where you can listen to the rollin' waters carry all your troubles away On I-70 Westbound, I-70 Westbound We'll get away for a little while on I-70 Westbound There's nothing that can quite compare to the Colorado sun When you're high in the Rocky Mountains and away from everyone And you know the Mile High city always will be home to me But for those times when I gotta get away there's a place I'll be On I-70 Westbound, I-70 Westbound We'll get away for a little while on I-70 Westbound Well I just can't wait to get next to a fire tonight Where I can hold my baby in my arms until morning light And when we wake up we can take a long walk and see what we can find Come on let's pack it up, hit the road, it's time to leave the city behind
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There's a dude I know from north of Mexico Some people call him Roger I just call him bro And I also call him "Singing Scorpion" and the "Dylan of the desert" He's a poet on the run His name is Roger Clyne and he lives among the cactus He's never on time and he doesn't like to practice He sings about an open door He's the Tucson Troubadour He is lean and mean, a songwriting machine He wrote that song "Banditos" and the "King of the Hill" theme He is also a conservationist and when people don't recycle, he gets kinda pissed His name is Roger Clyne and lives among the cactus He's never on time and he doesn't like to practice He always leaves 'em wanting more He's the Tucson Troubadour And you can take him out of Arizona but you'll never take Arizona out the man He's loves the Arizona land He digs the Arizona sand Yeah you can take him out of Arizona but you'll never take Arizona out the man He's got an Arizona tan Give him an Arizona hand And he has a lot of songs that rhyme with "O" like Dinero, Mexico, Americano, Buffalo Just went I thought that he was done rhyming in "O" He went and wrote another and it's called "Geronimo!" His name is Roger Clyne and lives among the cactus He's never on time and he doesn't like to practice He sings about an open door He's the Tucson Troubadour
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Recorded at the Tempe Tavern in Tempe, Arizona on New Year's Day, 2016 in front of a live, wonderfully loud, hungover, and drunk audience. Special guest guitarist on tracks 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, and 24, Steve Larson. Bonus tracks feature special performance by Chris Kantor and spoken word performance by Marc Norman.
Thanks to all of the awesome people who helped me start the year off right!
Me love you long time,
JD

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released January 6, 2016

All songs written by James Dalton (ASCAP), except "Marie" (Dalton/Clyne) and "Swingin' Balls" (Dalton/Naffah).

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Jim Dalton Denver, Colorado

Colorado-based Country, Americana, Roots singer-songwriter, and lead guitarist for Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. Lead singer & guitarist of the Railbenders and the Hickman-Dalton Gang.

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