Who Sang My Old School? Steely Dan

Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy cover art

Some other versions of "My Old School"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker
release date: 1973-7
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:47
piano: Donald Fagen
lead vocals: Donald Fagen
bass: Walter Becker
background vocals: Sherlie Matthews, Patricia Hall and Myrna Matthews
guitar: Denny Dias
drums (drum set): Jim Hodder
horn arranger: Jimmie Haskell
solo guitar: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes
When you put me on the Wolverine
Up to Annandale
It was still September
When your daddy was quite surprised
To find you with the working girls
In the county jail
I was smoking with the boys upstairs
When I heard about the whole affair
I said oh no
William and Mary won't do

[Chorus]
Well I did not think the girl
Could be so cruel
And I'm never going back
To my old school

Oleanders growing outside her door
Soon they're gonna be in bloom
Up in Annandale
I can't stand her
Doing what she did before
Living like a gypsy queen
In a fairy tale
Well I hear the whistle but I can't go
I'm gonna take her down to Mexico
She said oh no
Guadalajara won't do

[Chorus]

California tumbles into the sea
That'll be the day I go
Back to Annandale
Tried to warn you
About Chino and Daddy Gee
But I can't seem to get to you
Through the U.S. Mail
Well I hear the whistle but I can't go
I'm gonna take her down to Mexico
She said oh no
Guadalajara won't do

[Chorus]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bodhisattva
  • 2 Razor Boy
  • 3 The Boston Rag
  • 4 Your Gold Teeth
  • 5 Show Biz Kids
  • 6 My Old School
  • 7 Pearl of the Quarter
  • 8 King of the World

  • Album Information
    label: ABC Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin