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Coney Island Blue

from Taking Up Serpents Again by Curtis Eller

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Coney Island Blue
In the key of F

You can still hear Al Joson on the jukebox at Ruby’s
On the boardwalk between Stillwell and Eighth
But the music sounds small, and the pictures on the wall
Make you feel like you’ve missed the parade

The photos from the old days like a star that's grown cold
But the faces just don’t raise a spark
And the Cyclone still shake, but the sound that it makes
“Don’t no one remember Luna Park?”

CHORUS
How I wish that I’d been there
In 1903 after dark
When they would light the place up like the daytime
Don’t no one remember Luna Park?

And the ashes from Dreamland ad Steeplechase Park
Have long disappeared down the coast
And the memories are faint as that blue and red paint
And they break like the bones of a ghost
And they cover it over with that Coney Island blue
Don’t no one remember Luna Park?

CHORUS
How I wish that I’d been there
In 1903 after dark
When they would light the place up like the daytime
Don’t no one remember Luna Park?
Don’t no one remember Luna Park?

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from Taking Up Serpents Again, released October 23, 2004
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Chris Moore: Drums
Marilee Eitner: Accordion & Harmony Vocal
Joe Exley: Tuba
Liisa Yonker: Harmony Vocal

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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