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CHRISTMAS CARD FROM A HOOKER IN MINNEAPOLIS (Tom Waits) Tom Waits - 1978 Kacey Jones - 2000 Neko Case - 2000 Walker & The Brotherhood Of The Grape - 2003 Maria Tecce - 2006 Michelle Stephens - 2008 Aslso recorded by: Magnapop; The Ataris; Asian; Bukowski Waits for You. As recorded by KACEY JONES: Charley, I'm pregnant, livin' on 9th Street Right above a dirty bookstore off Euclid Avenue I stopped takin' dope, I quit drinkin' whiskey My old man plays the trombone and he works down at the track He says that he loves me, even though its not his baby He says that he'll raise him up like he was his own son He gave me a ring that was worn by his mother, yeah And you know he takes me out dancin' ev'ry Saturday night Charley, I think about you every time I pass a fillin' station On account of all the grease you used to wear in your hair I still have that record, Little Anthony and the Imperials, but you now Someone stole my record player, well now, how d'ya like that Charley, I nearly went crazy after Mario got busted I went back to Omaha to live with my folks But everyone I know is either dead or in prison So I came back in Minneapolis, this time I think I'm gonna stay Charley, I think I'm happy, first time since my accident I wish I had all the money we used to spend on dope I'd buy me a used car lot and I wouldn't sell any of 'em No, I'd just drive a different car every day, dependin' on how I feel And Charley, if you wanna know the truth of it, I ain't got no baby Ain't got no husband, he don't play the trombone I need to borrow money to pay this lawyer, Charley Hey, I'll be eligible for parole come Valentine's Day (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2013)


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