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Uncle Ben's
Author: Ben Laney

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Music is what I was hired for
at a joint called Uncle Ben's
Little did I know what lay in store
at a joint called Uncle Ben's
The patrons there carry guns and knives
I didn't know I'd have to risk my life
at a joint called Uncle Ben's

At a joint called Uncle Ben's
They say the party there never ends
But love nor money will ever get me back there again
to that joint called Uncle Ben's

Bad boys were getting right in my face
at a joint called Uncle Ben's
Saying Honkey you better get out of this place
at a joint called Uncle Ben's
I said I ain't about to run away
I've been paid so I'll stay here and play
at this joint called Uncle Ben's

Well the bartender came walking over
at a joint called Uncle Ben's
He said now don't you worry 'bout it brother
at a joint called Uncle Ben's
He said I'm packin' me a chrome thirty eight
and I'm makin' sure you are safe
at this joint called Uncle Ben's

At a joint called Uncle Ben's
They say the party there never ends
But love nor money will ever get me back there again
to that joint called Uncle Ben's

------- Author's Notes -------

This one is about a gig I did at a black nightclub some time ago. The club owner saw me playing at another bar across town and hired me to go over to his "Joint". Needless to say, it turned out to be a most interesting and unforgetable one-night-stand. I am glad I walked out alive after playing that joint called Uncle Ben's! You'll have to catch one of my shows somewhere else, I guess. I won't be back at Uncle Ben's.
Haa! Haaaa! Haaaa!
Best Regards, Ben

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* (65.150.165.148) -- Sunday, October 10 2004, 12:55 am

Ben, ya stayed ....and continued to play?

interesting ...
a one nighter huh?
their usually the most memorable..hahahaa
bet that night...
after hearing you play and sing,
they forgot ya was white
they knew they let go of a good thing..
toys of chrome they pack
bet they're beggin' ya to go back...
glad ya didn't have far to run..
interesting but not very fun.....


Ben, i enjoyed this
Glad ya made ya made it out to tell about it..
i guess i won't get near Uncle Bens...
HUGS/LOVE.....
(no pun intended)..
joyce ivy (68.19.167.144) -- Sunday, October 10 2004, 06:24 am

You won't see me there...

lol...glad ya made it out...sure you don't want to try it again...you might find it more interesting the second time around...lol
enjoyed it...it was really funny...believe i will avoid the place myself....
Ben Laney (68.127.173.253) -- Sunday, October 10 2004, 03:42 pm

Yeah Terrie, that was some one-night-stand at..

Yeah Terrie, that was some one-night-stand at Uncle Ben's Joint. Sometimes I look back and think, "WHAT WAS I THINKING!" Haaa! Haaaa! Haaaaa! It was a gig I won't forget, for sure. I am glad you were able to enjoy the story from the safety of your living room. Thanks soooo much for your comment, I really appreciate it.
Best Regards,
Ben
Ben Laney (68.127.173.253) -- Sunday, October 10 2004, 03:52 pm

Joyce Ivy, yes it's a good place to...

Joyce Ivy, yes it's a good place to avoid, girlfriend. I am glad to know that you don't feel compelled to run down to Uncle Ben's. Maybe sometime I'll tell about a gig me and Jack did at a roadhouse in Texas that went WAY WRONG! Haa!Haaaa! Haaaa! Thank you very much for your kind words, I do appreciate them very much. And I am pleased to know that you like this one.
Kind Regards, Ben
joyce ivy (68.19.167.144) -- Sunday, October 10 2004, 05:40 pm

Your welcome Ben

Look forward to hearing about texas...Roadhouse Hell..huh...have a good day...joyce
Jack Fuller (24.152.236.136) -- Saturday, August 14 2010, 10:08 pm

Road House

I'll tell ya all about it some other time ... Ben wrote a lot of songs and it's getting late can't comment on every one
 
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