Pete Atkin sings
Sessionman's Blues

by Clive James and Pete Atkin,
from Secret Drinker

[Much more at www.peteatkin.com]

LYRIC:

I've got the sessionman's blues
I played on three albums today
I paid a sessionman's dues
I played what they told me to play
Then I climbed in my Rover 3-Litre and motored away

          I've got the sessionman's Blues
          The squattin' in a booth alone blues
I've got the sessionman's blues
But I get the dots right from the start
I drink a sessionman's booze
But my tenor blows what's on the chart
A single run through and I've got the whole solo by heart

          I've got the sessionman's blues
          The squattin' in a booth alone
          Isolated microphone blues

I've got the sessionman's blues
I'm booked up a lifetime ahead
I get a sessionman's news
The voice on the blower just said
They want me to work on the afternoon after I'm dead

          I've got the sessionman's blues
          The squattin' in a booth alone
          Isolated microphone
          Doublin' on baritone blues