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  • Jazz Great Mose Allison - RIP

    This getting old is getting old. Another jazz legend gone at the ripe old age of 89.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/ar...t-89.html?_r=0
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    He was great. This is my favorite Mose song.
    Your Mind Is On Vacation

    You're sitting there yakkin' right in my face
    I guess I'm gonna have to put you in your place
    Y'know if silence was golden
    You couldn't raise a dime
    Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is
    Working overtime


    You're quoting figures, you're dropping names
    You're telling stories about the dames
    You're always laughin' when things ain't funny
    You try to sound like you're big money
    If talk was criminal, you'd lead a life of crime
    Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is
    Working overtime


    You know that life is short and talk is cheap
    Don't be making promises that you can't keep
    If you don't like the song I'm singing, just grin and
    Bear it
    All I can say is if the shoe fits wear it
    If you must keep talking please try to make it rhyme
    'Cause your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working
    Overtime
     
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    • #3
      A Man whose choice of music is biting insight on our cultural milieu.
       

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