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by Joe Tatton

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Eryl Roberts - Drums
Garry Jackson - Double Bass
Joe Tatton - Piano & vocal

Recorded at Hall Place Studios in Leeds November 2009

A late night protest song! Inspired very much by the great Mose Allison


Such a big fuss for a list of some names
Before you get your say you've got to play the game
I've mad a lot of promises to people that I met
The only problem is there's only two spaces left
I'm terribly sorry - it's nothing personal
You can't go on the guest list 'cos the guest list is full

On the back of a flyer someone scrawls it down
Every name is written different to the way that it sounds
It's way too late when you finally get it done
Friends on the phone it's "Me plus one"
It's such a shame but it's not negotiable
You can't go on the gueslist 'cos the gueslist is full

There's the socialite who's out all night never turns up
There's the drunk who comes in late tends to throw up
I've got to play God tonight - its me who will decide
Who to let in and who to leave outside
You're wasting your time - It's about to begin
If you're name's not down then you're not coming in


released December 19, 2016



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Joe Tatton Manchester, UK

Joe Tatton is also keys player for "The New Mastersounds", and co-writer / producer for "Rodina" as well as long-time collaborator with "The Haggis Horns" funk band and session musician on Corinne Bailey Rae's grammy-nominated Put Your Records On

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