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Lonnie used to have a place to stay down New Orleans
Said he took a bullet in Falluja just below his knee
Tellin' truth from fiction is too hard to say but if you're messin' round with Lonnie there'll be Hell to pay
Lonnie sleeps outside with his pistol lyin' on his chest

I picked up my guitar and Lonnie got on his harp
He sings way out of tune but he don't know, no he don't know

Lonnie used to be a junkie way down New Orleans
Said the only cure was bein' face on LSD
Lonnie told me that I ought to stay for the show but I was only passin' through to get my high for the road
And I listened to the blues from Eugene down to the Frisco bay

An athlete don't you know?
But his big gut made him too slow
60 yards out I ran and the ball landed in my hands, man he could throw, yeah he could throw!


from JL Stiles, released May 1, 2021
JL Stiles solo guitar, voice and harmonica
Words and music by JL Stiles


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JL Stiles San Francisco, California

I would love to fingerpick and sing just like Blind Blake but as everyone knows, this is like becoming the Buddha.

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