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Lilly Pad Blues

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With Mark “Sweet Lips” Imsdahl on Harmonica.

This is a story about my friend with impure thoughts of stealing Lilly Pads for his carp pond in the back yard.

I guess it all started, Out in the dark
I was stealing lily pads, From the local park
Bad idea, That I learned so hard
Just to help those fishes, Swim in my back yard

I got the Lily pad blues, payin my dues
Oh Lord I got em, those lily pad blues

Now I’m in the big house, Doing 3 to 5
I’ll be so lucky, To get out alive
I see them all lookin Straight at me
What kind of pretty boy, Could I be

I got the Lily pad blues, payin my dues
Oh Lord I got em, those lily pad blues

Told my Pa,Can’t come home no more
I work all day, Then they lock the door
I’m stuck in here, With all kinds of life
Some of them even killed their wife

I got the Lily pad blues, payin my dues
Oh Lord I got em, those lily pad blues

They ask me what am I here for
I say Lily Pads, then they lock the door
There’s one big old boy, lookin straight at me
He got love in his eyes, can’t you see

I got the Lily pad blues, payin my dues
Oh Lord I got em, those lily pad blues

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terrysongs said

Suburban thuggery and nearly low down close to the bottom blues

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dreischl said

Outstanding

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slkrell said

Well now how'd I miss this one ! great collab from my two favorite Minnisota players

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dreischl said

That was just beautiful...well except for the dead wives. Who knew that lily pads could lead to love.

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Nick P said

Nice blues, especially the harmonica!

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Roger M. Harris said

You got some great friends Greg, in my mind, what great band we could be. If you accept me ........ Love guys

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Andrew Russe said

Oh this is the stuff. Damn fine... I know someone who occasionally "collects" poppy seeds for planting in her own garden, can you get 3 to 5 for that?

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Gene Eric Mann said

The man on harmonica sounds like he's been at it hard for 3 to 5! Had to come by for a second helping. Great song -- Rock on!

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FDR said

Nice collab, :)

Guest said

Good one.

Guest said

Currently Kicking Ass and rightly So!

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Raimondi Custom Guitars said

Listened on the way into work this morn. Nice way to start the day. Another gem.

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Robert Palomo said

If that don't keep ya on the straight and narrow nothin' will. Let this be a lesson to all you young whippersnappers out there!

Guest said

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 5 HEARTS! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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Ron said

Love it...I got dem ol lilly pad blues....whoo hoo!!!.....great collaboration guys.....

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terrysongs said

Outstand job guys, Its a lutheran-crime story no doubt.

Guest said

Something sounds fishy This one gives me a chuckle.

Guest said

Happy to have internet service here in my cell...

Guest said

Ripping off the Park System is a bad move An excellent look into Greg Connor and his cell mate Mark Imsdahl

Guest said

OMG 3-5 seems a bit harsh! Ha ha! Great one Greg! Cheers Bethan

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Greg Connor said

Nice Harmonica Playing Mark! I don't know why you wanted me to post this song on my site. The LAW is going to find you either way!

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