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Jackson C. Frank — Blues Run the Game
Album: Jackson C. Frank
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Catch a boat to England, baby
Maybe to Spain
Wherever I have gone
Wherever I've been and gone
Wherever I have gone
The blues are all the same

Send out for whiskey, baby
Send out for gin
Me and room service, honey
Me and room service, babe
Me and room service
Well, we're living a life of sin

When I'm not drinking, baby
You are on my mind
When I'm not sleeping, honey
When I ain't sleeping, mama
When I'm not sleeping
You know you'll find me crying

Try another city, baby
Another town
Wherever I have gone
Wherever I've been and gone
Wherever I have gone
The blues come following down

Living is a gamble, baby
Loving's much the same
Wherever I have played
Whenever I throw them dice
Wherever I have played
The blues have run the game

Maybe tomorrow, honey
Someplace down the line
I'll wake up older
So much older, mama
I'll wake up older
And I'll just stop all my trying

Catch a boat to England, baby
Maybe to Spain
Wherever I have gone
Wherever I've been and gone
Wherever I have gone
The blues are all the same
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 cc_rider wrote:

I thought this was Tim Buckley. Glad I popped in to look. Wow.
c.



Same! the vocal is very similar!! Thanks for affirming my immediate impression
Thank you Bill and Rebecca for the beauty and music history. Its noticed and much appreciated.
Jackson C. Frank was a fixture in London's mid-60's folk scene and was a regular at the Les Cousins folk club He dated Sandy Denny and shared the stage with Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, Roy Harper, Al Stewart, Joni Mitchell, the Incredible String Band and a host of others. — including John Martyn with whom I was friends — so I was fortunate enough to see most of these performers in a small live setting. 

Paul Simon produced Frank's only album, which is how Simon & Garfunkel became familiar with "Blues Run The Game." The rest of the album also has some wonderful tracks on it, which echo his short tragic personal life — complicated by his serious mental health issues. The album Jackson C. Frank is well worth listening to.
I thought this was Tim Buckley. Glad I popped in to look. Wow.
c.
I had only heard the Simon and Garfunkel cover before. This is cool. The guy's story is tragic. I'll have to check out the rest of this album.
Another new one to me! Classic mid-60s folk.