Home Recordings: Americana Album

Artist(s): Jim Croce

Tracklist

Living With the Blues

Things ’Bout Goin’ My Way

length: 2:05

Nobody Loves a Fat Girl

writer: Sophie Tucker
arranger: Jim Croce
Nobody loves a fat girl
But oh how a fat girl can love
Nobody seems to want me
I'm just a truck upon the highway of love

I'm all alone inside of my form
When every ounce of me is dyin' to keep somebody warm
Nobody loves a fat girl
But oh how a fat girl can love

Nobody loves a fat girl
But oh how a fat girl can love
Nobody seems to want me
I'm just a truck upon the highway of love

The only game I can get the boys to play
Is to have them sit around and try to guess how much I weigh
Nobody loves a fat girl
But oh how a fat girl can love, pretty mama
Oh how a fat girl can love

You Oughta See Pickles Now

length: 2:10

Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Wild Women

length: 1:49
producer: Jim Croce
vocal: Jim Croce
composer: Tim Spencer
lyricist: Tim Spencer

Cigareets and whuskey and wild wild women
They'll drive you crazy they'll drive you insane
Cigareets and whuskey and wild wild women
They'll drive you crazy they'll drive you insane

Once I was happy and had a good wife I had enough money to last me for life
I met with a gal and we went on a spree she taught me to smoke and drink whusky
Cigareets and whuskey...
And now I'm feeble and broken with age
The lines on my face make a well written page

I'm leavin' this story how sad but how true
On women and whusky and what they will do
Cigareets and whuskey...

Write on the cross at the head of my grave
For women and whusky here lies a poor slave
Take warning dear stranger take warning dear friend
Then write in big letters these words at the end
Cigareets and whuskey...
They'll drive you crazy they'll drive you insane

In the Jailhouse Now

length: 1:52
I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob
Who used to steal gamble and rob
He thought he was the smartest guy in town
But I found out last Monday
That Bob got locked up Sunday
They've got him in the jailhouse way down town
He's in the jailhouse now he's in the jailhouse now
I told him once or twice quit playin' cards and shootin' dice
He's in the jailhouse now

He played a game called poker pinoccle with Dan Yoker
But shooting dice was his greatest game
Now he's downtown in jail nobody to go his bail
The judge done said that he refused a fine
He's in the jailhouse now he's in the jailhouse now
I told him once or twice quit playin' cards and shootin' dice
He's in the jailhouse now

I went out last Tuesday met a gal named Susie
Told her I was the swellest guy around
We started to spend my money
Then she started to call me honey
We took in every cabaret in town
We're in the jailhouse now
We're in the jailhouse now
I told the judge right to his face
We didn't like to see this place
We're in the jailhouse now

If the Backdoor Could Talk

length: 1:43

Who Will Buy the Wine

length: 1:31

Mom and Dad’s Waltz

length: 1:21
composer: Lefty Frizzell
lyricist: Lefty Frizzell

The Wall

length: 4:36
Well, there's lots of strange men in cell-block ten,
but the strangest of them all
was a pal of mine who would spend his time
just staring at the wall, staring at the wall.

In his hand was a note that his gal had wrote,
which proves that crime don't pay
the very same gal that he'd robbed and stole for,
naming her wedding day, naming her wedding day.

As he looked at the wall so strong and tall,
I heard him softly curse, "nobody at all
has ever made that wall, but I'm gonna be the first,
I'm gonna be the first."

Well the Warden walked by, said "Son don't try,
cause I'd hate to see you fall -
cause there ain't no doubt we're gonna carry you out
if you ever touch that wall, if you ever touch that wall."

But a year has gone by since he made his try;
I can still recall how hard he tried
and the way he died,
but he never topped the wall, never topped the wall.

Many a man who has shook this can,
and I know a man who tried.
The newspapers called it a jailbreak plan,
but I know it was suicide; I know that it was suicide.

Well I know that I shouldn't have done it
I know it just wasn't right.
Cause they got me backed up to the Cottonmouth river
and I can't cross late at night.

Yeah, there's lots of stories told about the Cottonmouth river,
they tell them time and again,
about the men who tried to cross that river by moonlight
never were heard from again.

Well if I had my life to live over,
I'd've gone to work that day
instead of going into town and shooting him down
for a thing I never heard him say.

Yeah, there's lots of stories told about the Cottonmouth river,
they tell them time and again,
about the men who tried to cross that river by moonlight
never were heard from again.

Well, I'd just made it through the canebreak
and got one foot in the mud.
I can hear the hounds a-bayin'
but the snake around my ankle's telling me
my running days are done.

Yeah, there's lots of stories told about the Cottonmouth river,
they tell them time and again,
about the men who tried to cross that river by moonlight
never were heard from again.

Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans)

length: 1:43

I Got Mine

length: 2:49

Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate

length: 1:40

Six Days on the Road

length: 1:32

Mama Tried

length: 2:36