One Way Street (Down the Line)

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One Way Street (Down the Line) c. 2014 Sidney S. Whelan

It's a one way street but I don't mind
I like to pass thru here all right
I always have a mighty good time
Long as I know after I pass by
I ain't lookin’ back I'm headed down the line
Down the line, down the line
I ain't lookin’ back I'm headed down the line

They slapped me on the back passed the jug around
Poured a splash for old souls down on the ground
They said "ain't you on the wrong side of town?"
I said "More or less but I do get around."
I ain't lookin’ back I'm headed down the line
Down the line, down the line
I ain't lookin’ back I'm headed down the line

The man had his hand on his pistol grip
Cold black metal just above his hip.
He said "listen here boy don't you give me no lip."
I said "I guess it's time to finish my trip."
I ain't lookin’ back I'm headed down the line
Down the line, down the line
I ain't lookin’ back I'm headed down the line.

credits

from The Story of Ike Dupree, track released December 22, 2014
Vocals: Sid Whelan, Capathia Jenkins, Robbi Hall Kumalo, Darryl Tookes
Winds:
Trombone: Fred Wesley
Trumpet: Eleazar Shafer
Saxophone: Phillip Whack
Rhythm:
Drums: Richard Huntley
Percussion: Mark Manczuck
Bass: Marco Panascia
Organ: Jerry Z
Guitars: Sid Whelan

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Whelan New York, New York

Sid Whelan is a veteran guitarist who for many years backed singers in world music acts. Recently he returned for songwriting inspiration to his love of American music pre-1960: the blues and country, folk, bluegrass, Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and jazz. He has begun a songwriting project with those influences in mind, tackling often difficult themes of contemporary American life for his lyrics. ... more

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