Steak for Two

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“Steak for Two” looks back on a very young man learning for the first time what it means to fall madly in love with a feminist.

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Steak for Two c. 2014 Sidney S. Whelan

Well where you been Baby? I been waitin’ all alone
Well where you been baby? I been waitin’ all alone
I ain’t heard a word, no message on my phone.

She said: “Why I gotta call you? You know you ain’t my pa.
Why I gotta call you? You know you ain’t my pa.
I’m a good and grown woman, don’t report to no one at all.”

Well where you been Baby? You been out all night
Well where you been baby? You been out all night
I been worried ‘bout you baby, wonderin’ if you was alright.

She said: “don’t you worry ‘bout me, I can take care of myself.
Don’t you worry ‘bout me, I can take care of myself.
Jus’ worry ‘bout yourself – yourself and nobody else.”

She said: “You don’t tell me what to do; don’t tell me where to go,
And as for where I been, you ain’t got the ‘need to know’
Though I do love you baby and you see I came back home to you.
So that’s how it is – now tell me what you gonna do?”

Well I understand baby; I can’t tell you what to do.
I understand baby. Can’t tell you what to do.
But now I got the menu – I can order that steak for two…

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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
Bass: Marco Panascia
Piano: 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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