The Big Easy

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(capo on fret 6)

One last trip in me, I'll see the Big Easy,
like I did as a happy young man.
The bus ticket's one way,
bound to relive beauty sleazy,
that I bought with my wrinkled old hand.
One last trip in me, I'll see golden trumpets
like I heard when I knew who I was.
And once last dance with the painted ladies
who'd tease me, like they did here
before all the fuzz in my head.

I'm scared. But I think I know what I'm doing here.
In this town. This old man-
I'm gonna sip a whiskey with my withered hand,
And recall... All the fun.
That this life had gave me under the sun,
And say thanks. And feel good.
For all the times I had back when I understood.


And my brain. I started missing words and didn't feel the same,
As I should. But I'm still me. So I'm checking out out while I can still live free,
And who knows? They might be proud? If at this classy exit, I was singing loud,
In this town. New Orleans. About the friends that made me, and the family that saved me and the wife I loved when I was still complete!



from Cold and Free, released August 20, 2016



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The Whiskey Predicament is Nate recording original tunes on lo-fi equipment. Nate enjoys comics, surfing, pipes, presidents, hamburgers and whiskey. You can contact him at


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