Down on Thomas Street

key of [D7]

Down on Thomas Street
Down on Thomas Street
Down on Thomas Street
That’s where they meet

I went down there just the other day
Down to Thomas Street the other day
I went down to that old
Blue Note Cafe’

Most folks there are black but the songs are all blue
Most folks there are black but the songs are all blue
Most folks are black but hey, I was there
So there’s some white folk too

Some like jazz cool, some like jazz hot
Some like the backbeat, some like the bop
Y’know, I’m no fool, I like mine cool
And I like it hot

Where?

Down on Thomas Street
Down on Thomas Street
Down on Thomas Street
That’s where they meet

Texas Campfire Tapes (Cooking Vinyl 1987) / Texas Campfire Takes (Mighty Sound 2003)

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No one’s ever been able to define blues. To me, blues is three chords and something to say. There’s a real temptation to think that blues is singing about misery and sorrow. It’s singing about your experiences, and what I find in blues is the message of hope and inspiration, because you may be singing about your misery, but the fact that you’re singing, that’s the real message.