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Little Jane visits the Pacific


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Over yonder

1/ Do you think the world is fair?

Greedy lawyers get their share

Wealthy heirs enjoy their loots

Hungry peasants sell their boots

Do you ponder? Do you ponder? Do you ponder?

2 / Now that cars can run on corn

Cows are not allowed their horns

Poor kids wish they were not born

Don’t you sometimes feel forlorn?

Do you wonder? Do you wonder? Do you wonder? Do you wonder?

3 / Many people fall for cheats

Scapegoats get their beats

Future’s now a common dread

Aren’t there better times ahead?

Over yonder, over yonder, over yonder

Music & lyrics: Doc Dooley a.k.a. Helmut Haberl, written spring 2016

Baggage Belt Blues

1/ Flew in from New York City, right from JFK

Had some hot stuff with me for my holiday

2/ Want to leave the airport, that’s the way I felt

Collect the things awaiting at the baggage belt

No baggage there, I think I need some booze

No baggage there, got the baggage belt blues

3/ Everyone picked a bag, mine did not arrive

Got no shirts, no pants, got no pocket knife

No baggage there, ain’t got no shoes

No baggage there, that’s the baggage belt blues

4/ My bag flies to Rio, or it goes to O’Hare

Got no shirts, no pants, got no pipe to share

No baggage there, ain’t got no shoes

No baggage there, that’s the baggage belt blues

5/ Asked the guy at the counter where my stuff might be

Saw the police coming, guessed they found my weed

They busted me, they gave me no booze

Now I’m all fucked up, got the baggage belt blues

Music & lyrics: Doc Dooley a.k.a. Helmut Haberl, written February 2016.
Inspiration by Gabriele M. is gratefully acknowledged

Still The Grass Is Green

1/ The world outside my window

Looks innocent and clean

The sun, the clouds, the blossoms

Nothing mean

2/ There’s a creepy feeling spreading

Unlike anything we’ve seen

We’re together, we’re divided

Still the grass is green

Still the grass is green

It isn’t just a dream

3/ Fear of illness all around us

The virus taking names

Gets some rich, gets the poor

Can foul us all the same

4/ It’s a creepy feeling spreading

That’s a world we haven’t seen

We’re together, we’re divided

Still the grass is green

Still the grass is green

5/ It isn’t just a dream

The world outside my window

Looks innocent and clean

The sun, the clouds, the blossoms

Still the grass is green

Music & lyrics: Doc Dooley a.k.a. Helmut Haberl, written March 2020.
Inspiration by Charlie Segar, Big Bill Broonzy & Eric Trauner
is gratefully acknowledged

Clock With No Hands

1/ Two lovers sit in their favorite bar

So silent, just dreaming, and far

Out in their minds so bizarre

Time drops like notes from his guitar

And the clock with no hands

Spins round and shows no time

And the clock with no hands

Spins round …

2/ Daydreams, not much to do

Time slips unnoticed, there’s nothing new

They need no talking, these two

Rain falls outside, smoke floating blue

And the clock with no hands…

It didn’t last

He went so fast

Nostalgic dreams remain

Of lovers who sat in their favorite bar

Of lovers who sat in their favorite bar

Of lovers

Music & lyrics: Doc Dooley a.k.a. Helmut Haberl.
Written March/April 2019. Inspiration by Patti Smith
is gratefully acknowledged

Brown River Country

1/ Where the woods roll out

And the sky hangs low

I met my girl

In the evening glow

We found a place

Where the poppies grow

There we laid our heads

Near the river flow

This is the brown river country

Where the hills roll out to nowhere

The grass is green in the courtyards

The hawk flies high up in the air

2/ The wheat stood high

First the sky was blue

Then the rain fell hard

We were only two

This is the brown river country…

The river’s slow

But we had to go

We’ll be back again

In a month or so

This is the brown river country…

Music & lyrics: Doc Dooley a.k.a. Helmut Haberl, written July 2014

Arizona Days (Flagstaff)

1/ It’s a rainy day in Flagstaff

Almost nothing I can do

But I got my old guitar here

It is shining like brand new

The trucks blaze through this country

Got nothing else to do

The motel I’ve just checked in

Got a heater and a loo

I came driving up that highway

To see some Arizona views

Left my girl back in old Europe

To have some Arizona days

2/ The rocks are red down in Sedona

As they are supposed to be

But the dust is rather slimy

Rainy curtains hide the creek

Dairy Queen did serve some breakfast

Coffee weaker than my tea

Got some Bud Light for my headache

Let the TV shine light on me

I came driving up that highway…

3/ It’s a rainy day in Flagstaff…

Music & lyrics: DocDooley a.k.a. Helmut Haberl, written October 2010

Staring at the moon

1 / I was going out last night to see some friends

They were staring at the moon

I tried to lure them into going out to town

They let me down and I looked like a goon

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And now I’m waiting, sitting, staring   waiting for the train to come  

2/ I was walking down the street some time ago

I met a girl, staring at the moon

I tried to talk to her, tried to mess around

She just let me down and I looked like a goon

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3/ I want to leave now there’s nothing I can do

Don’t want to end up staring at the moon

Packed up my stuff, looking for a train

I did not find it and I look like a goon

Flu Blues

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1 / Woke up this morning, feeling worn and blue

Woke up this morning, feeling worn and blue

My nose is running

My head is aching too

2 / Want to see my baby, but I can’t get out of bed

Want to drink some coffee, got a truck driving through my head

Got to stay at home

Won’t move today, I’m afraid

3 / Yes I miss my baby, want to see her right away

Oh I miss my baby, want to see her right away

Can’t leave my bed

I know it will be sad

4 / Feeling sick today, I guess I caught the flu

Didn’t sleep tonight, fuck this rotten nasty flu

It’s the flu flu blues

I think I got it too

Blue Ridge Rider

1 / Ken didn’t move for days in a row

Played some games, watched a TV show

He’s feeling plump, his body slow

His mind is drifting to a place no one knows

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Goes out of town seeking skies so blue

Walking someplace without a queue

To buy a horse, a saddle too

Following the trail the wind often blew

Out in the mountains he‘s a Blue Ridge rider

Travelling the valley on his horse all alone

Out in the mountains he’s a fearless strider

Until the moment where he hears his phone

2 / There’s always trouble, he is all-alert

The pressure’s rising, he’s just a nerd

Who’s got to fix it, that’s all he should

But now Ken’s drifting where he’s feeling good

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3 / Ken’s back in office, he hates the smell

Of dust and paper inside his cell

His boss is angry, he’s been so rude

But now he’s drifting where he’s feeling good

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One hundred shades of green

1 / Summertime, the heat is on

A lazy summer day

You’re walking down the alley way

You ask yourself

Just where to go

It doesn’t matter anyway

Ref / One hundred shades of green

Surround us in the day

One hundred shades of blue

When we’re at the shore

One hundred shades of green

Calm our weary souls

One hundred shades of blue

Greet us at dawn

2 / Life’s easy here

We’re drifting through the days

Watching the birds, counting the sheep

The cows are grazing

The horses too

Look forward to an early sleep

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Berlin Blues

1 / The trees are blooming but the air is fresh today

 Yeah the trees are blooming but the air is fresh today

 The city’s dreaming, got the Berlin Blues, hey hey

2 / There’s that nice old lady, doesn’t want to sleep tonight

There’s that nice old lady, doesn’t want to sleep tonight

Now the band is playing, it’s gonna be alright

3 / Got up that evening, I couldn’t sleep all day

Got up that evening, I couldn’t sleep all day

But the Berlin hipsters, they need no sleep, hey hey

4 / Now I’ll grow a beard like the guys in ZZ Top

Now I’ll grow a beard like the guys in ZZ Top

Then I’ll be a hipster, get the Berlin Blues, hop hop

Faceless Devil

1 / Uh the faceless devil had his fun today

Uh the faceless devil had his fun today

He’s got us by the balls, that’s all one can say

2 / He sends his money priests to kick us in the ass

He sends his money priests to kick us in the ass

To ruin a whole country, to have his way at last

3 / But the people there didn’t play the game

But the people there stopped to play the game

Couldn’t cope no more, stopped doing the same

4 / Now nobody knew what to do

Now nobody knew just what to do

They spoiled the party, and the evening too

5 / Uh the dollar devil had a shitty day

Yeah, the dollar devil had a shitty day

In his glassy tower, ain’t a thing to say

6 / But the end of the story nobody knows

The end of the story nobody knows

It could be better, could also be worse

Going Down

1 / We once were civilized people

Here in Europe so we thought

Now barbarians take over

And the hatred that they brought

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The greeks, the romans, now it’s our turn,

We’re going down, we’re gonna burn

The greeks, the romans, now it’s our turn,

We’re going down, we’re gonna burn

2 / See this man in a detention camp

With his guitar on his knees

Got no strings, got no amp

He’s as silent as can be

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3/ There he stands, a cute young lad

A chancellor… – oh my

Serves his sponsors banks and industry

Got their profits flying high

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4/ It’s getting warmer almost by the day

The heat is on, it’s going to stay

There’s few who care, who wanna turn

We’ll dry out, we’re gonna burn

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Isonzo Delta Blues

(1) We hit the road, we’re on our way

My baby too, we couldn’t stay

Snowy mountains in our back

The sun so hot, our shoes are black

(2) Broken boats rot in the mud

Choking fish long for the flood

Flowers smell so fresh and green

Crabs crawl sideways, oh so mean

Ref Isonzo delta blues, there’s nothing we could lose

Isonzo delta blues again

(3) Follow me to the fishman’s boat

Diesel fumes, a mouldy moat

The fisher man drinks gin and beer

Shouting strange songs in our ears

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(4) We’re going out, come rain, come storm

We got ourselves to keep us warm

The delta’s hot, the delta’s cold

It’s damp and bold, it’s shining gold

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Shelter In Place

1 / Those were the days, those were the nights

Laughter and tears, life’s cheerful rites

Shelter in place, that’s where we’re now

The virus still spreads, anyhow

Where we go, we don’t know

Where we go, we won’t know ‘till we’re there

2 / Strange are these days, like on stand-by

Blustering silence, no planes in the sky

Strange days, strange nights, quiet nights

Daily news, viral fears, restricted our rights

Where we go, we don’t know

Where we go, we won’t know ‘till we’re there

3 / Strange are these days, we keep carrying on

Spring moves ahead, the straw ain’t yet drawn

Shelter in place, that’s where we are

The virus slows down, it’s so bizarre, so bizarre

Where we go, we don’t know

Where we go, we won’t know ‘till we’re there

The Chinese Doctor

1 / She was such a lively girl

Full of dreams and joy

Running over the green green grass

Faster than a boy

Her hair was long and flowing down

Blowing in the wind

Her mood was bright and mellow then

All the day it seemed … was it just a dream?

Ref The Chinese doctor was there, what did he say?

The Chinese doctor was there,

The Chinese doctor was there, what did he do?

The Chinese doctor was there, what could anybody do?

2 / Then there was a desparate look

On her small grey face

You almost couldn’t see her then

Like behind a haze

Thin like a razor blade

Life seemed pretty bleak

Dark rings under her eyes

The pale and hollow cheeks

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3 / I don’t know what happened here

It isn’t plain to see

Who did what, and why, and when

You’ve got no clue nor me

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