Might Never Happen

by Phil Doleman

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Won’t Come Back I’ve been to town an’ I’ve been to the city I’ve been on trains and planes I sang my songs, and when no-one listened I sang ‘em just the same ‘Cos one of these days, I won’t come back Won’t come back, no I won’t come back ‘Cos one of these days, I won’t come back Won’t come back, no I won’t come back That final trip will be a one-way ticket And I won’t come back I’ve been to the North, I’ve been to the South The East and West as well Played my banjo, and if no-one listened Well I played it loud as hell! So play if you're able sing when you can Don’t matter how bad it sounds Don’t be thinking, “I wish I had” ‘Cos there ain’t no second time round Last chorus sing ‘you won't come back’
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This Is What You Get (Landlord Blues) You go to work each day, wear your blisters raw Come home late to a note on the door This is what you get (x3) When you can’t pay your landlord You work a job all day and another at night Just to feed the kids and keep on the lights This is what you get (x3) When you can’t pay your landlord The bills go up, the bills go up Pay stays the same but the bills go up The bills go up, the bills go up Pay stays the same but the bills go up The government says there’s no magic tree Cant shake none down, there’s won’t be enough for me This is what you get (x3) When you can’t pay your landlord The bills go up, the bills go up Pay stays the same but the bills go up The bills go up, the bills go up Pay stays the same but the bills go up I can’t turn on the lights AND turn on the heatin’ I suppose it’s my fault, I didn’t go to Eton This is what you get (x3) When you can’t pay your landlord
3.
Why Do You Want To Work So Hard? Why do you want to work so hard? Why do you want to work so hard? There’ll be no time to appreciate what you’ve done So pour a drink, pull up a seat Take the weight off your aching feet Find some time to have a little fun Why do you want to wake at dawn? Why do you want to wake at dawn? You’ll only have the hens for company So stay in bed, rest some more Before your feet hit that cold hard floor Your jobs will be there in an hour or three Why do you want to go to bed? Why do you want to go to bed? The night is young, the sun is barely set There are songs to sing, cards to play, Plenty of hours left in the day So what’ll it be be? Draw, fold or bet? Why do you want to work so hard? Why do you want to work so hard? There’ll be no time to appreciate what you’ve done So pour a drink, pull up a seat Take the weight off your aching feet Find some time to have a little fun
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Whisky And Wine If the river as whisky and I was a duck I wouldn’t believe my luck If I was a duck and the river was wine I’d swim ass-up all the time I tell myself every time Only a fool drinks whisky and wine Just one more glass and one more shot I haven’t drunk a lot But now I laugh a little too loud And it’s time they threw me out My tongue is dry and I can’t see The room that’s spinning round me Can’t stand up, can’t lay down Can’t remember the name of this town
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Might Never Happen All of those thoughts inside your head Keep you awake when you’re in bed They chase round and round’til they’ve had enough And then the alarm goes off You have a cup of coffee, look out at the world Then a little voice that no-one else heard, says If you can’t put on a face you’d better not go out ‘Cos you know what the people will shout Give us a grin! Give us a grin! It might never happen, so give us a grin Give us a smile! Give us a smile! It might never happen anyway You catch up on the world on the internet An hour later you’ve not stopped scrolling yet Politicians lying, they’ve destroyed the Amazon Then someone with their CAPS LOCK on, says Give us a grin! Give us a grin! It might never happen, so give us a grin Give us a smile! Give us a smile! It might never happen anyway You go to work in a busy office Everybody looks like you, except for the bosses They call you in to discuss your attitude And they tell you what you need to do Give us a grin! Give us a grin! It might never happen, so give us a grin Give us a smile! Give us a smile! It might never happen anyway Give us a grin! Give us a grin! It might never happen, so give us a grin Give us a smile! Give us a smile! It might never happen anyway

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Five original songs, all recorded as live into a single mic using a variety of banjos (tenor, 5 string, and fretless).

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released November 16, 2019

Phil: vocals and banjos
Music & lyrics by Phil Doleman
©2019 Phil Doleman
Cover photo by James Millar

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"massively entertaining"
Blues Matters Magazine

"Genuinely good- time music from ukulele stalwart, who also plays a mean banjo.”
fRoots Magazine

Phil’s love of vintage blues, hokum, old-time, and jug band music shines through as he blows the dust off obscure old songs and gives new life to classics with his intricate picking and driving rhythms on both uke and banjo
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