The Livermores  

 The Livermores

A Series of Pocket Operas 

  words and music by Darren Gordon Smith  The Livermores Libretto part 1: The_Livermores_Libretto.pdf

copyright Darren Gordon Smith

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Excerpt from "The Livermores: a Series of Pocket Operas"

"Bix and a Bottle” 

BIX AND A BOTTLE OF MUSCATEL

WHERE MY HOLLOW SHELL

CAN GO TO HELL

NO SLIDE RULES AND ROCKET PARTS

JUST ME IN THE DARK 

SQUINTING THROUGH MY COKE BOTTLE LENS

SITTING WITH MY ONLY FRIENDS

BOOZE AND JAZZ

I’M IN THE PAST

WITH MY BOOZE AND JAZZ

I IOVE MY

BIX AND A BOTTLE

              BIX AND A BOTTLE               

BIX AND A BOTTLE OF MUSCATEL

WHERE I FACE REGRET

ON A BENT CORNET

PLAYING ALONG WITH BIX BEIDERBECKE

AND HIS DAVENPORT HORN 

HOLED UP HERE IN MY SMOKE FILLED STUDY

AWAY FROM MY FAMILY

THEY ALL MOCK ME

THEY CALL ME THE LORD GILLIE

THE LG

SINCE 1963

BUT HERE, IT’S JUST ME, ONLY ME

WITH MY ONLY FRIENDS

BOOZE AND JAZZ

BOOZE AND JAZZ 

BLUE NOTE COOL OR RED HOT

AND GODDAMIT!

WHY THE HELL NOT? 

I’M SO LOOSE, I’M TIGHT TONIGHT

I’M SO TIGHT, I’M LOOSE TONIGHT

DIGGING MY

BIX AND A BOTTLE

BIX AND A BOTTLE

CAN GO TO HELL

NO SLIDE RULES AND ROCKET PARTS

JUST ME IN THE DARK 

SQUINTING THROUGH MY COKE BOTTLE LENS

SITTING WITH MY ONLY FRIENDS

BOOZE AND JAZZ

I’M IN THE PAST

WITH MY BOOZE AND JAZZ

I IOVE MY

BIX AND A BOTTLE

              BIX AND A BOTTLE               

BIX AND A BOTTLE OF MUSCATEL

WHERE I FACE REGRET

ON A BENT CORNET

PLAYING ALONG WITH BIX BEIDERBECKE

AND HIS DAVENPORT HORN 

HOLED UP HERE IN MY SMOKE FILLED STUDY

AWAY FROM MY FAMILY

THEY ALL MOCK ME

THEY CALL ME THE LORD GILLIE

THE LG

SINCE 1963

BUT HERE, IT’S JUST ME, ONLY ME

WITH MY ONLY FRIENDS

BOOZE AND JAZZ

BOOZE AND JAZZ 

BLUE NOTE COOL OR RED HOT

AND GODDAMIT!

WHY THE HELL NOT? 

I’M SO LOOSE, I’M TIGHT TONIGHT

I’M SO TIGHT, I’M LOOSE TONIGHT

DIGGING MY

BIX AND A BOTTLE

BIX AND A BOTTLE

words and music copyright Darren Gordon Smith