Chicago Blues: Merry Christmas by Gatorman

Posted on 12/23/2009 by Gatorman


A day before Christmas and blues played throughout the house
Everyone's happy even the bass player's spouse
Inside was drinking and dancing, a good time affair
That merriment flowed right up the oak railed stairs

And Everyone knew the best blues for miles around
no invite was needed to the best joint in town
A Blue Christmas gathering with cold flowing champagne
"Best blues" A Neon sign flashes  proudly proclaims

For each and every Christmas a party she had
She treated everyone with respect all felt glad 
Cash registers filled with money from bar maids little hands
While sweet Leslie sounds flowed from that Hammond's blues man

Up on stage the guitarist made his blues guitar talk
While the bass player went for a down home blues walk
The Drummer played a bad Memphis style old fatback groove
While shake dancers showed their shimmy-ing moves

All people were merry and happy all beamed with delight
Except a red suited Grinch who said," it ain't right!"
with long hair and red beard he loved that hackneyed rock and roll
He wanted that non blues song before he would go

Red Grinch held up his beer and yelled Hey it's Free Bird time"
and with one foot on the bar he started his climb.
He slipped on a lemon twist and fell to saw dusted floor,
Then mumbled Free Bird while bouncers showed him the door.

Quiet fell that moment then laughter such a sight they saw
Like snow falling sawdust dropped from red bearded jaw
He picked up his hat glowing deep blue from that neon light
Bah humbug to you Merry Christmas, Good Night!

©Terrance B. Lape/Robert Tooms  12/2009

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

American Blues News Staff

What makes American Blues News unique is our coverage across America. Here is our lineup:

Mon: Memphis Correspondent - Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms
Nighthawk is our resident globetrotter and man behind the scenes, as he tours with the Reba Russell Band.

Tues: New York Correspondent - J. Blake
Blake is the American Blues News review and interview guru. You may catch him out and about in NY playing the blues.

Wed: National Correspondent - Monica Yasher
Monica is our executive director and artist interview specialist. You can catch Monica singing the blues around Pittsburgh or working on some country music songs in Nashville.

Thurs: Washington, DC Correspondent - Virginiabluesman
Geraldo offers inteviews and reviews. You may have seen him at an Ana Popovic concert or conversed with him on her websites, as he offers administrative support with her music.

Fri: Northeast Photographer - Nelson Onofre
Nelson offers a Friday column of blues photography and pictorial support for the interviews covered by the team.

Jim Stick in Colorado
Jim will be focusing on the Blues Festivals in the beautiful state of Colorado, and the artists that live and visit there.

Maureen Elizabeth, our resident art correspondent, will be focusing on blues art as she explores the creation of CD covers, or speaking with artists who also have a love of creating pictorial art in addition to their music! She may also feature some of her good friends in the Pittsburgh area. In her love of art, you may find Maureen's photography accompanying writer's articles on our pages. Maureen is also our marketing director.

Pittsburgh correspondent and photographer, CR Bennett, will share the Pittsburgh scene with all of you. You may also see CR's pictures accompanying other writer's articles.

We head to the big state of Texas! Abby Owen, our Texas correspondent.

Another big area to cover, the West Coast with Casey Reagan, Casey will feature many artists and events on this ocean's shores.

Lastly, we have our roving blues entertainment writer,
Chef Jimi.

And of course, we will surprise you sometimes!

Internet Marketingdata recovery