Live From The Junk Yard

by donnie joe's American Swing

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Recorded Live at JunkYard Studios, Newport. 13 September 2014
A collection of Swinging jazz, Witty tunes, Infectious rhythms, and Poignant songs from donnie joe's American Swing.
The best of the 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s.
Music with a beat that will get your toes tapping, make you feel like dancing, and put a smile on your face.

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released September 14, 2014

Don 'donnie joe’ Sweeney - Guitar & Vocals
Gareth Hall - Piano
Ashley-John Long - Upright Bass
Greg Evans - Drums
Recorded Live at JunkYard Studios, Newport
Produced by donnie joe's American Swing
Executive Producer: Jamie Young
Engineers: Jamie Young & Jason Norman

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Swinging jazz, Witty tunes, Infectious rhythms, and Poignant songs; donnie joe's American Swing brings them all together for the best of the 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s. Music with a beat that will surely put a smile on your face, get your toes tapping, and make you feel like dancing. ... more

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Track Name: Sent For You Yesterday
Don't the moon look lonesome shining through the trees,
Don't the moon look lonesome shining through the trees,
Don't your house look lonesome when you baby packs up to leave

Sent for you yesterday and here you come today
Sent for you yesterday and here you come today
You can't love me baby and treat me this way

Baby, baby what's on your mind
Baby, baby, baby what's on your mind
Keep me bothered and worried all the time

By By By baby
By By By baby
By By, By By baby
By By, By By, By By, By, baby By By
Track Name: Sometimes I'm Happy
Sometimes I'm happy,
Sometimes I'm blue.
My disposition Depends on you.

I never mind
The rain, from the sky If I can find
The sun, in your eyes.

Sometimes I love you,
Sometimes I hate you.
But when I hate you,
It's 'cause I love you.

That's how I am
So what can I do?
I'm happy when I'm with you.
Track Name: The Best Man
I guess I've got a heart meant
For fooling around with chicks
Cause in that love department
I know the latest tricks

I met a gal the other day,
She was as sharp as a gal could be
And I wasn't surprised to hear her say
How she really went for me

She said I was the best man
Whoever knocked on her door
She said I was the best man
The fella she was waiting for

She said I was the best man at dancing
And nobody can deny
And when it came to romancing
I was the A plus number 1 guy

Then she met my best friend
And knocked him right off his pins
But I wasn't worried
'Cause the best man always wins
The way it all turned out
There was no doubt
That I was the best man in the end
Yes, I was the best man
When she married my best friend

So don't you think you're the best
Till you pass the test
And you know all the latest tricks
Or you'll wind up as the best man
While the other guy gets the chicks
Track Name: On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Grabbing up your hats, coats, boots and everything
And leave your worries on the doorstep 'cause we're going by by
Just direct your feet
Cause soon we'll meet
On that sunny side of the street

Can you hear the pitters and the patters
Of the raindrops trickling down them fire escape ladders
Life would be so fine
Fine as, mmm Red Red Wine
I used to walk, walk, walk in the shade
With my blues on parade, Boys
I'm not afraid
It's over, so move on over rover

If I never have one cent
I'll be rich as Rockefeller
With the gold dust at mine
On the sunny side of the street

Grabbing up your hats, coats, boots and everything
And leave your worries on the doorstep 'cause we're going by by
Just direct your feet
Cause you'll look neat
On that sunny side of the street

Can you hear the pitters and the patters
Of the raindrops trickling down them fire escape ladders
Life would be so fine
Fine as, mmm Red Red Wine
Well I used to walkata, walkata, walkata, walkata, walk in the shade
With my blues out on parade, Boys
I'm not afraid
It's over, Cassanova

If I never have one cent
I'll be rich as Rockafeller
With the gold dust at mine
On the sunny
On the shady
On the sunny
Side of the street
Track Name: Take The A Train
You should take the A train
To get to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem

If you take the A train
You'll get to Sugar Hill and in a hurry

Listen, now the train's a coming
Listen hear the rails a humming

Ohh You should take the A train
To get to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem

That old black magic has me
West of the moon
Where I just arrived from the Wollys destination Harlem

Sho be do be oo be do be oo be, do be oo be, oo ee oo ee, ooee ooee,
Doo bop boo diddlywah. . . let’s take the train some day

Hurry, Hurry
Man you better Scurry scurry
Never need to Worry worry
When you take the A train

You should take the A train if you’re thinking of going up town
You should take the A train it’s the swinginest trolley around

Get this straight for it’s no freight train
Hurry, Don’t be late it might rain, it might rain

You should take the A train if you’re thinking of going up town
You should take that train boy, it’s the swinginest trolley around

That Chattanooga choo choo won’t do
And don’t take the Santa Fe
The great northern line and the southern pacific
They don’t pass this way
For the quickest way to get into Harlem
Where they're still swinging to this day
Jump on board the A train
Let’s take the train today
Track Name: Night And Day
Like the beat beat beat of the tom-tom
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick tick tock of the stately clock
As it stands against the wall
Like the drip drip drip of the raindrops
When the summer shower is through
There's a voice within me and it keeps repeating
You, You, You

Night and day,
You are the one
Only you beneath the moon or under the sun
Whether near to me, or far
It's no matter darling where you are
I think of you,
Night and day

Night and Day,
Why is it so
That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffic's boom
In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you,
Night and day

Day and night
Under the hide of me
There's an oh such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And this torment won't be through
‘Til you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night,
Night and day
Track Name: Can't Take You Nowhere
You knock back the Schnopps,
You talk back to Cops
You walk in the room and conversation stops
I Can’t take you nowhere, I Can’t take you nowhere

You stagger, You sag,
You’re half in the bag,
On glass of beer and you’re a total drag
I Can’t take you nowhere, I can’t take you nowhere

I buy 3 or 4
You mooch plenty more
The check comes around and you are out the door
I can’t take you nowhere, I can’t take you nowhere
I don’t want to watch you fall on your Face

You’re loud and you’re lude
You tend toward the crude
My friend’s are disgusted with you attitude
I can’t take you nowhere, I can’t take you nowhere

You mumble you moan
You grumble you groan,
You called Honalulu on my telephone
I can’t take you nowhere, I can’t take you nowhere

I hear people say
You won’t go away
You stop by for breakfast and you stay all day
I can’t take you nowhere, I can’t take you nowhere

That’s right
Try not to get uptight,
But I can’t take you nowhere
Cause I don’t know a place
Where you can show your face
And anyway, I’d just like to say,
So sad to say you must be on your Way

So have a real nice day
But I can’t take you nowhere
Cause I don’t know a place where you can show your face
And anyway, I’d just like to say,
So sad to say you must be on your way
What a pity to say
So Long
Track Name: Tulip Or Turnip
Tulip or turnip
Rosebud or rhubarb
Fillet or plain beef stew
Tell me, tell me, tell me, dream face
What am I to do

Diamond or doorknob
Sapphire of sawdust
Champagne or just home brew
Tell me, tell me, tell me, dream face
What am I to you

Do I get the booby-prize
Or will I be the hero
Am I headed for blue skies
Or is my ceiling zero

Tulip or turnip
Moonbeam or mudpie
Bankroll or I.O.U.
Tell me, tell me, tell me, dream face
What am I to you
What am I to you

Tell me, tell me, dream face
What am I to you
Track Name: Just Squeeze Me
Treat me sweet and gentle
When you say goodnight
Just Squeeze me
But please don't tease me

I get sentimental
When you hold me tight
Just squeeze me
But please don't tease me

Missing you since you went away
I'm singing those blues away all day
Just counting the nights and waiting for you
I'm in the mood to let you know
That I never knew I loved you so
Please say that you love me too

Cause when I get this feeling
I'm in ecstasy
So don't tease me
Darling just squeeze me
Track Name: Stomping At The Savoy
(instrumental)
Track Name: The Home Fire
Pardon the smile on my face, my friend
Dreaming of reachin' my journey's end
I'm headin' straight for my heart's desire
Ain't it good to know I'm near the home fires

All of the folks that I know are there
And I've got a date with my fave'rit chair
With every step how my heart grows higher
Didn't know how much I missed the home fire

Well, the noises, the tv, the rusty old pipes,
The cat always teasin' my dog,
The neighbors, the quarrels, the screaming of kids
For the first time in years I'll sleep like a log

Cause heaven is waiting for me, my friend
7 or 8 drinks around the bend
So if you're ever in town inquire
Cause we'll be glad to have you here in the home Fire
Track Name: Too Close For Comfort
Be wise, Be fair, Be sure, Be there, Behave, Beware

Be wise, Be smart, Behave my heart
Don't upset your cart when she's so close

Be soft, Be sweet, But be discreet
Don't go off your feet
She's too close for comfort

Too close, too close for comfort, no, not again
Too close, too close to know just when to say when

Be firm and be fair, Be absolutely sure, Beware
Arm your guard, take care, When there's such temptation

One thing leads to another
Too late to run for cover
She's much too close for comfort now

Be wise, Be fair, Be sure, Beware

Put on your old thinking cap, boy, 'Cause if you don't look out, you,
Will find that you are much too
Too close for comfort

Your headin’ for a mishap, boy,
The first thing that you know she
Will have you up that old tree
She's too close for comfort

Too close, too-oo-oo close, Much too close
Sha dowee-ah-doo-baa-doo-wah, dowee-ah-doo-baa-doo-wah

Be firm and be fair, Be absolutely sure, Beware
Arm your guard, take care When there is such temptation

One thing leads to another
Too late to run for cover
She's much too close for comfort now

One thing leads to another
Too late to run for cover
She's much too close for comfort now

One thing leads to another
Too late to run for your mother
She's much too close for comfort now

Be wise, Be fair, Be sure, Be there, Behave, Beware
She's too close, too close, for comfort now
Track Name: This Will Make You Laugh
This will make you laugh
I staked my dreams on you

This will make you laugh
They never did come true

I took a chance on the one romance
And swore it couldn't miss

I should have known better
Than to judge a heart by a kiss

This will make you laugh
I once believed in you
But for all my love
You didn't see it through

Of all the fools
I break the rules
I love you still you see
This will make you laugh
But it's not funny to me