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THE BALLAD OF JIM AT THE SEAVIEW BAR IN HOPE, ALASKA

The Ballad of Jim at the Seaveiw Bar in Hope, Alaska (single) (2023). Lyrics by Dan Zlotnick

Weren't you the singer from the Seaview Bar last night?

I woke up drunk inside my tent trying to get my memory right

I think I might've left some extra dollars in your jar

That's supposed to go to my Martha Jo when I'm home in Old Lamar

So find, find, find my five hundred dollar bills

The long dark night is coming and my feet are standing still

I need my, my, my money back before the sun goes down

So I don't have to chase you around this old Alaskan town

I know that gas is running hot and you're burning gallons quick

But my catch this year was awful light and my Martha Jo is sick

So grab your wallet from your jeans, this will all be over soon

But if I have to take it out myself, we'll sing a different tune

So find, find, find my five hundred dollar bills

The long dark night is coming and my feet are standing still

I need my, my, my money back before the sun goes down

So I don't have to chase you around this old Alaskan town

I tried to show you mercy but you Insisted on your greed

So I leave you barely breathing on this dying fireweed

As darkness swallows up the sky and frost replaces air

Don't ever take no berries from a twelve-foot grizzly bear

I said find, find, find my five hundred dollar bills

The long dark night is coming and my feet are standing still

I need my, my, my money back before the sun goes down

So I don't have to chase you around this old Alaskan town

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