Blues for Amy Jane

from by Pete Grubbs

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I had something of a crush on a lovely lady named Amy Jane and wrote this song for her during a summer when we were both working for the Summer Theater Program at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Given that she wasn't similarly interested in me, that caused her a certain bit of 'awkward,' which she handled perfectly. I don't know if she ever heard the recorded version and have not had any information about her in decades, but here's wishing her well.

This song earned an 'Honorable Mention' from the Blues Deluxe syndicated radio show and was featured one time, along w/the other HMs, for broadcast across their entire network. I've totally forgotten how many stations that included and since there were none in my area, I didn't get to hear the airplay, which rather sucked. However, back when a local DJ on 'Magic 96,' Brookville's WMKX, got a listen to it, he liked it so much that he gave it regular rotation on a Saturday night show he hosted every week. That DJ was then-Program Director, Robin Commons who was hired on at the station shortly after (or maybe it was before) I went to work there. Robin and I had also been mates all the way back to '73 or '74 when we were in Stage Crew. He left Brookville for greener radio pastures a very long time ago.

lyrics

Amy Jane--I think about you all the time.
Amy Jane--I think about you all the time.
Lord, I'd call you on the telephone, but I ain't even got a dime.

I love to see her walkin'--love to watch her walkin' down the street.
Lord, I love to watch her see'--love to watch her walkin' down the street.
'cause, Lord her legs are long and her shuffle's mighty sweet.

She said she really loved me.
She said she really cared.
She said she's gonna be around,
But you know she's never there.

Whoa, Amy Jane--why you gonna do me the way you do?
'cause every night I'm lonesome and every day I'm sad and blue.

She's leavin' Sunday morning' and she ain't gonna say goodbye.
Whoa, she's leavin' Sunday mornin' and she ain't gonna say goodbye.
Come a Tuesday afternoon, I'm gonna lay me down and die.

credits

from Twistin' in the Wind: Redux, released February 14, 2017
Pete Grubbs--bass, guitars, vocals

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Pete Grubbs Brookville, Pennsylvania

I started performing music when I was 6, turned pro at 20ish & spent well over 30 years tracking down as many gigs a month as possible. While those days are behind me, I'm still making calculated noise. My music lives where rock, classical, folk, blues & parody hang out. Oddly enough, one of their favorite haunts appears to be in collections of my songs--you'll find a bit of each on every track. ... more

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