Shirazz

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released October 21, 2017

Recorded by Michael Di Cecco, Michael Hanley and Lachlan Gordon at Echidna Studio, September 2017. Mixed by Michael Di Cecco. Mastered by Simon Russell. Cover design by Brolly Studios, photography by Laki Sideris

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Track Name: Milenberg Joys
I'm gonna rock my soul to the Milenberg Joys.
Gonna rock my soul to the Milenberg Joys.
Play it baby don't refuse,
Separate me from the weary blues.
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Sweet boy, syncopate your mamma!
All night long, with the dixie refrain!
Gonna play it once, gonna play it again.
Every time I hear that tune,
Good luck'll be with me soon.
Rock my soul to the Milenberg Joys!
Track Name: Comes Love
Comes a headache, you can lose it in a day,
Comes a toothache, see your dentist right away,
Comes love, nothing can be done.

Blow a tyre, you can get another shoe,
Start a fire, well you know just what to do,
Comes love, nothing can be done.

Don't try hiding, cos there isn't any use,
You best start slidin' when the heart turns on the juice.

Comes a rainstorm, get the rubbers on your feet,
Comes a snowstorm, you can get a little heat,
Comes love, nothing can be done.

Comes a nightmare, you canalways stay awake,
Comes depression, you may catch another break,
Comes love, nothing can be done.

Comes the measles, you can quarantine the room,
Comes a spider, you can chase it with the broom,
Comes love, nothing can be done.

That's all brother, if you've ever been in love,
That's all brother, that's what I'm talking of.

Comes a heatwave, you can hurry to the shore,
Comes a summons, you can hide behind the door,
Comes love, nothing can be done.
Comes love, nothing can be done.
Comes love, nothing can be done.
Track Name: By and By
Pour a little whisky, stay as long as you please.
Cast of your troubles, set your conscience at ease.
By and by, morning always follows the night.

No point in working down your hand to the bone,
Set down your burden now and feel right at home.
By and by, someday it'll all be alright.

By and by, baby, it'll be here one of these days,
By and by, baby yeah, listen to me hear what I say!

I tell you troubles come and troubles will go,
Just take a minute to take care of soul.
By and by, tomorrow is almost in sight.

I'll make a pallet, you can stay for the week,
I know you'll find all the answers you seek,
By and by, you'll learn how to open your mind.

By and by, baby, someday all your debts will be paid.
By and by, baby yeah, someday all your troubles will fade.
By and by, by and by, well it'll be here one of these days.
By and by, by and by, well listen to me hear what I say!
Track Name: L'il Lonnie May
She stands five foot two, just like the song, little Lonnie May,
But she'll kill you if you so much as look at her wrong, little Lonnie May.
She's quiet as a mouse, but that's what's the trouble,
You think you're alone, but suddenly, a hustle,
She's standing right behind you - you don't have long: Li'l Lonnie May, Li'l Lonnie May.

She don't drink, she don't get high, little Lonnie May.
She keeps her wits about her, she don't play no wise guy, little Lonnie May.
They never find the bodies, they never see 'em go,
She's been wanted now for decades but she's always lying low,
And that's why Lonnie don't need no alibi, little Lonnie May, little Lonnie May.

Not many folks say they seen her around, llm
Most people reckon she must've skipped town, little Lonnie May.
But I reckon folks who seen her would be all discreet,
From their shallow little graves by the side of the creek,
And that's why Lonnie just ain't been found. Little Lonnie May, little Lonnie May.
Track Name: Ice Cream
Well I scream, you scream, we all want ice cream,
So rock, rock my baby rock!

I scream, you scream, everybody wants ice cream,
So rock, rock my baby rock!

I see Ola, Pepsi Cola, well everybody wants my Coca-Cola!

I said I scream, you scream, everybody wants ice cream,
So rock, rock, rock my baby rock!
Track Name: I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I can't give you anything but love, baby,
That's one thing that I got plenty of, baby!
Dream a while, scheme a while, I'm sure to find,
Happiness, and, I guess, all those things of which you pine for.

Gee, I'd like to see you lookin' swell, baby.
Oh, diamond bracelets Woolworths doesn't sell, no no.
But till that sunny day, I mean darn well, baby,
That I can't give you anything but love!
Track Name: Big Bad Bill
In a town called Louisville, there lived a man they called Big Bad Bill.
I wanna tell you, he sure was tough (yeah he certainly did strut his stuff).
He had folks all scared to death,
When he walked past, they held their breath.
He was a fightin' man, sure enough.
Now Bill got himself a wife, and he lives a different life.

Oh, Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now,
Married life has changed him some how.
He the man that they all used to fear,
Now the people call him Sweet Papa Willie dear.
Stronger than Samson, I declare,
'Til his ma'am hit him down on his head!

Big Bad Bill don't fight anymore.
He washes the dishes, and he mops up the floor.
Yeah he used to spend his evenings looking for a fight,
But now he's got to see his mama every night!
Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now.

I must say it's mighty strange, to see the way the man has changed.
Roaring lion, is now a lamb, shut up just like a clam.
He had a deep bass voice, I'll never forget,
Now he sings soprano in the church quartet.
He answers mama yes, no, thankyou ma'am.
And I hear the neighbours say, he's learning to crochet!

Oh, Big Bad Bill don't fight anymore.
He's the guy that everyone adores!
Yes he's that red hot papa that you heard about,
To that cool mama put his fire out.
Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now.
Oh, Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now.
Yeah, Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now.
Track Name: After You've Gone
After you've gone and left me crying,
After you've gone, there's no denying,
You'll feel bad, you'll feel blue,
You'll miss the cutest thing you ever knew.

There'll come a time, don't you forget it,
There'll come a time when you regret it,
Some day, when you grow lonely,
Your heart will break like mine, you'll want me only,
After you've gone, after you've gone away.
Track Name: I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate,
She shakes and shimmies like jelly on a plate,
And all the boys in the neighbourhood,
They know she shimmies and she shimmies real good!

My mamma said to me last night,
Why do all the boys treat Katie so right?
I know I'm late, but I'll be up to date,
When I can shimmy like my sister Kate, oh mama,
Like my sister Kate.
Track Name: Walk of Life
Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies,
Be bop a lula, baby, what I say,
Here comes Johnny singing I gotta woman,
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay.

He got the action, he got the motion,
Oh yeah, the boy can play.
Dedication, devotion,
Turning all the night time into the day.

He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman,
He do the song about the knife.
And he do the walk (do the walk),
Do the walk (do the walk) of life.
Yeah, the walk of life.

Here comes Johnny, gonna tell you a story,
Hand me down my walkin' shoes.
Here come Johnny with the power and the glory,
Backbeat the talkin' blues.

He got the action, he got the motion,
Oh yeah, the boy can play.
Dedication, devotion,
Turning all the night time into the day.

He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman,
He do the song about the knife.
And he do the walk (do the walk),
Do the walk (do the walk) of life.
Yeah, the walk of life.

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies,
Be bop a lula, baby, what I say,
Here comes Johnny singing I gotta woman,
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay.

He got the action, he got the motion,
Oh yeah, the boy can play.
Dedication, devotion,
Turning all the night time into the day.

And after all the violence and double talk,
There's just a song in all the trouble and the strife,
Yeah he do the walk (do the walk),
Do the walk (do the walk) of life.
Yeah, the walk of life.
Track Name: Buddy Bolden's Blues
I Thought I heard oh, Buddy Bolden say,
Funky butt, funky butt, well take it away.
You're nasty, you're dirty, take it away,
Well I thought I heard him say.

Well thought I heard oh, Buddy Bolden shout,
Open up that window, let that foul air out.
Open up a window, let that bad air out,
Well I thought I heard him shout.
Track Name: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
There are blues that you get from sorrow,
There are blues that you get from pain,
There are blues when you're lonely for your one and only,
Those blues you can never explain.

There are blues that you get from sleepless nights,
But the bluest, bluest blues to me
They're the only blues that are on my mind,
They're the very very bluest kind,
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me!