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Jenny Lee (Is Back in Town)


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BossHook

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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I was going for a retro kinda Ricky Nelson sound with this song. Did not fiddle too much with production but tried to just lay it down naturally in a basic arrangement.

Copyright Boss Hook Music, 2007
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Jenny Lee (Is Back In Town)
© John LaMantia for Boss Hook Music
Jenny Lee is back in town,
She finally dropped that other clown.
And if she comes to see me at the service station,
I will change her oil for free.

Jenny Lee don’t say a thing,
I was wrong to let you leave.
It doesn’t matter now, we can try again somehow,
Your tires look low and you need a radiator hose.

Tell your Daddy I’ll be good to you,
Tell your Momma that I’m gonna make your dreams come true.
Tell your brother with that Chevy Super 8,
He can bring it by on Friday for some discount brakes,
Or maybe a Slim Jim, and a tire a rotation, or a bag of Cheetos,
A pack of Cowboy reds.

Jenny Lee is back in town,
She pulled in yesterday to see if I was around.
I combed my hair, put the sign up on the door,
Me and Jenny got to see if we can love once more.

Yes I know that I was wrong,
I cried so many tears after you were gone.
But if you can understand, I made myself a better man,
I bought the lot next door for body work and so much more.

Tell your Daddy I’ll be good for you,
Tell your Momma that I’m gonna make your dreams come true.
Tell your brother with that Chevy Super 8,
He can bring it by on Friday for some discount brakes,
Or maybe a Slim Jim, and a tire rotation, a bag of Doritos,
A pack of Camel wides.

Jenny Lee is back in town.
She finally lost that other clown.
Jenny Lee is back in town.
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Comments: 12
Fans: 6
Plays: 103
Downloads: 136
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Dec 26, 2007 - 10:25:52 PM
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2007 - 10:31:47 AM Last Played: Jun 01, 2019 - 06:19:50 PM
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Comments
Feter said 4199 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Jenny Lee
Man this is a classic ..great singin ..loved the
sund of the band ..tight and cool ...thnx for sharin
this here ...KUDOS !!
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BossHook said 4199 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks for the nice words.
J.A.Stewart said 4198 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Retro Ricky-ness
Sure does have that old Rick (Don't Call Me Ricky) Nelson feel to it. But to complete it you'd have to double-track the vocal, add a bit of echo to the vocals and... call James Burton in for some of his tasty lead work. lol

As it stands, this sounds like a rock-steady Boss Hook tribute to that uncluttered era of rockabilly music that Nelson, among others, helped introduce to a wider audience.

You need to post your lyrics with your tunes, bro. I liked the little irony you inserted about offering premium garage services to Jenny Lee and her family, but without the lyrics it's hard to tell if it's done to ingratiate you with her family, or... just drum up some extra business... which would be even funnier. lol

--- Joe
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NorthPoint said 4198 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Timeless
John, this tune has a great retro feel. Tight sound and cool lyrics with your trademark rockin' vocal. Sounds like it is rolling off the stage at a sock hop, or blaring out the window of a 57 Chevy at the drive-in. Nice American Graffiti image - well done! -- Alan
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HipHopMoses said 4197 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Classic
I was telling someone the other day that I thought you were a top notch song writer and what do you do ... Jenny Lee just to prove my point :D
great song Boss.
Moses
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Joe Brady said 4189 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
Real nice sound
guitar reminds me a little of Chuck Berry's "Memphis"
Great lyrics; My father-in-law is in the business.
Great vocal also; real nice.
Joe
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BridgeCreek said 4181 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Great Song
A Classic - well done John.
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rtcooper said 4181 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
BIG BOPPIN'
Super Vocal.
Hot-Rod Special
Fine song with Top Production Values all over.

appreciation and regards,
Cooper
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riddle2224 said 4147 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
great
Love this song!! it's got that classic feel for sure... slow country fried groove.... honky tonkin' texas style
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LiquidSky said 4144 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
Jenny etc
So many songs about women- how do find the time. Very nice tune from a midwestern boy?


said 4078 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Great!
Now that's what I'm talkin about. Great song, great feelings. Wonderfully recorded and performed! A true classic my friend. Thanks for sharing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
richardhowardjones said 4034 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
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Good songwriting, John. Love to windy city.
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Name: John LaMantia
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Singer, songwriter and guitarist working at it since the age of 10. I have been fortunate to perform and record with some great writers and musicians along the way and now I enjoy seeing my kids also start down their own musical paths. This is a ... [see more]

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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