• Artist: Tumbledown House
  • Title: Jug O' Rossi
  • Genre: Jazz - Dixieland/Ragtime, Folk
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy, Dramatic
  • Speed: Mixed
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/18/2011
  • Lyric themes: Storytelling, Courtship Dating, Attraction/Sex Appeal, Alcohol, Casual Sex, Seduction
  • Lyric hook: The ace of hearts reveals your parts, the queen of spades pull down the shades, the diamond queen will cause a scene, the jack of clubs will make you do the things you shouldn't ought to.
  • Lyrics: Jug O’ Rossi Jug of Carlo Rossi Seven lines erased She hoped he would not see The cracks in her porcelain face She stooped down low Said would you care to play Her dress revealed her breast as he began to say ‘well.. I aint a gambling man, but here’s a game I learned first-hand while fighting in a foreign land He shuffled her cards and left the jokers in He poured a glass of wine and lit the lanolin ‘how exactly do you play?’ ‘well first we need another glass of beaujolais’ Now the ace of hearts reveals your parts The king of spades pull down the shades The diamond queen will cause a scene The jack of clubs will make you do the things you shouldn’t ought to Then you’ve got ten nine eight seven Six five four three Two chances to be naked with me So what’s it gonna be? She crossed her arms And she pursed her lips She raised her right brow And she shifted her hips ‘who do you take me for? Sounds to me you keep the company of two bit whores’ Oh look at you saunter right in You shuffle my cards and you think you’re gonna win But lo and behold no one told you I’m the cadence of sin He played his cards he lost the round His trousers came down He blushed a ruby red But he failed to wear a frown He lost again his shirt opened A patch of manhood surely shown At this point he asked for a loan So Madam Botticelli lent him two pence for a kiss She said when you play with me it’s hit or miss But I like your cowboy swagger and there’s a scabbard for every dagger So choose any girl for your bliss
  • Keywords: simple, jazz, Bass, Guitar, Organic

About Tumbledown House

Tumbledown House is a songwriting duo from Bozeman, Montana. Often described as gritty saloon jazz, parlor music inflicted with the unspeakable, or Tom Waits in a cocktail dress, Tumbledown House writes stories that revolve around shady characters down on their luck, brothels with an eccentric clientele, or a scorned woman out for revenge. These stories are delivered with sultry female vocals reminiscent of a bygone era and placed over jazz guitar accompaniment.
Tumbledown House tours extensively ...

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