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Liverpool to Houston

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As a teen Ringo had wanted to emigrate to Texas to meet Lightnin’ Hopkins.. what if?

Liverpool to Houston

Liverpool is far from Houston
1960 to present day too
What if fab was just fine
And Ringo had gone to Texas to hear Sam sing the blues
Sitting in a bar in the fifth ward
A far cry from the Cellar
They were drinking whiskey
And rolling dice as Sam sang
A mule is kicking in your stable
As Ringo tapped a backbeat
on the barroom table
Skiffle and Mersey beat
Just another name for jump blues in the Texas heat

John and Paul did their best
Hamburg was fun and all the rest
But it never got off the ground
Without his beat to drive their sound

He played some gigs
In Houston and Dallas too
Following the Lightnin
Everything felt so right
But his dreams died in the Texas summer
No stars burned bright
So he went back to Liverpool and settled down
And the world was a worse place without Love Me Do around

John and Paul did their best
Hamburg was fun and all the rest
But it never got off the ground
Without his beat to drive their sound

Guest said

Nice guitar work.

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Andrew Russe said

Awww love this. A brilliant idea. Brilliantly executed. "John and Paul did their best" heheh... And it's even got one of RIngo's "backwards" fills

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thetworegs said

What a start.....loving that guitar. .......what if hey!

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