Just Another Thursday Night (at the Queen's Hotel)

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Backporch Blues

Story

 

True story about a "Velvet Elephant" gig that went really wrong

in central Canada in 1978.

 

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Lyrics

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  • Music and lyrics by:  E David Strange     Copyright: E David Strange ©2012
  • Arrangement:   E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Randy Currie on guitar

 

---- 1st Verse----

We were playin’ rock n’ roll at the Queen’s Hotel

Well it was summertime and it was hot as hell

Now we were on the stage playin’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

I heard somebody scream and then I heard a blast

 

---- Chorus----

There’s a man at the door with a gun in his hand

He started shootin’ at the bar; everybody ran

And the bartender pulled out his gun and shot right back

 

I dove to the floor by the exit door

I kicked it open wide:  I rolled outside

It was just another Thursday night at the Queen’s Hotel

 

---- 2nd Verse----

I went up to my room:  it was right above the bar

I just lit up a doob: when a knock came on the door

Now there’s a buncha cops: they say they’re looking for a slug

It came up through my floor and now they’re ripping up my rug

 

---- Chorus----

There’s a man at the door with a gun in his hand

He started shootin’ at the bar; everybody ran

And the bartender pulled out his gun and shot right back

 

I dove to the floor by the exit door

I kicked it open wide: I rolled outside

‘Cause it was just another Thursday night at the Queen’s Hotel

 

---- break----

 

Kinda wonder what Friday night’s like in here…

 

Watch out people!

 

---- Chorus----

There’s a man at the door with a gun in his hand

He started shootin’ at the bar; everybody ran

And the bartender pulled out his gun and shot right back

 

I dove to the floor by the exit door

I kicked it open wide: I rolled outside

It was just another Thursday night at the Queen’s Hotel

 

Yeah, y’all come back real soon ya hear?