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Stiffneck Blues

from Magic Theatre (Jan 2024) by Mint Biscuit

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My Dad, Neil Thomas, is dying of prostate cancer. This is a light hearted attempt to deal with his struggle. Thanks to The Animals for the first verse, which I have stolen, lock, stock and barrel from "We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place".

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Stiffneck Blues

Watch my daddy in bed a-dyin'
Watch his hair baby turning grey
He's been working and slaving his life away, away
He's been working and slaving his life away

His legs don't fit in his trousers
His feet don't fit in his shoes
Yeah he's got the stiffneck blues

The stiffneck blues
The stiffneck blues
He's got the stiffneck blues
Yeah

The stiffneck blues
The stiffneck blues

Man and boy, we learn together
We are cut from the same cloth too
Yeah we've got the, the stiffneck blues

Well no-one asks to live forever
But just another day will do
When you've got the stiffneck blues

Yeah he's paid his dues
He's got no more to lose
It's not the way that anyone would choose
He's got the stiffneck blues
The stiffneck blues

He built his house upon the rocks
Now he can't put on his socks
My old man
He's got the stiffneck blues

He's fighting to stay alive
Stiffneck blues yeah right down inside
My old man
He's got no more to lose
My old man
He's got the stiffneck blues
He's got the stiffneck blues

The stiffneck blues

credits

from Magic Theatre (Jan 2024), released January 1, 2024
Words by Mint Biscuit and The Animals (Eric Burdon / Hilton Valentine / Chas Chandler / Alan Price / David Steel).
Music by Mint Biscuit (Richard Thomas).
Guitar: Ibanez Artcore
Amp: Marshall Origin

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