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Geary Street (Solo)

from by Melissa Dinwiddie

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The original version of this song, as conceived by the songwriter (though perhaps originally imagined with a gruff male, Irish-accented voice…)

lyrics

There is a bar on Geary Street
Where sins confessed are washed away
And I confess that in my youth
I went there sometimes every day

For the weight of one day’s sin
Was more than I could bear
So off I’d go to Geary Street
To find forgiveness there

How I miss those days of youth
When I thought I could be washed clean
Now my trips to Geary Street
Are few and far between

But a wicked life is slow to pass
So here I am again
To lift a glass with you my friends
And be washed clean of sin

(tag) Of all the places to confess
Right here my friends is surely best

[Lyrics by Angus Stocking]

credits

from Online Dating Blues, released December 11, 2009
Melissa Dinwiddie - vocals

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Melissa Dinwiddie

Is this jazz, folk, or comedy? Performer (& “Uke-Diva”) Melissa Dinwiddie is a winning combination of all three. Inspired by the absurdities of modern life, Dinwiddie crafts songs evocative of the Great American Songbook but dealing with 21st Century themes. She has an ear for a witty turn of phrase, and her vocal chops and improvisational comic timing delight audiences of all ages. ... more

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