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Bohemia Blues, The         completed: 1987-09-18    release(s): moll, joefolk2 © Roger Manning
The Bohemia Blues
1987-09-18

she likes me, i guess i'm lucky
but it keeps me off the street
and then i'm broke
but, what would i do if
i had the world at my feet?
i dunno, guess i'd take a walk

the cops let me go
i guess i'm lucky
i was flexing one of the weaker muscles of free speech
it may be "the law"
but that don't make it right
ask jesus christ if you pray to him tonight

years ago musicians would eat
by singing for nickels
beneath dripping tenement sheets
now, they say it ain't ever been better, and that may be
but it ain't enough, no, not for me

the junky didn't shoot
i guess i'm lucky
he had his thumb on the hammer
we surrendered money
that zombie takes in more than we do
then he wastes it all away, the bloody fool
still we got east side fun
from tompkins square to rivington
sunday-go-to-meeting at "bohemia central"

she likes me, i guess i'm lucky
i've got sweet in my sheets, roses on my pillow
her husband's got his green card
but i have his wife
so at least there'll be love
on the wedding night
yeah, we got east side fun
from tompkins square to rivington
oh yeah...