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Save Me Joe Louis

from Wirewalkers & Assassins by Curtis Eller

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Save Me Joe Louis
In the key of A

Here’s hoping things get better
After I’m gone away
If I was there with you I would drink myself blind
But these hard times could be here all day

Mr. Roosevelt in the Whitehouse
Can deliver no comfort down here
And I know that it’s only a paper moon
But it’s the last hope to fight back this fear

Save me Joe Louis, save me…
The last words that I’ll ever say
Save me Joe Louis, save me…
Let the gas chamber take me away

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Like a pistol shot in the salt mine
Like the tone of a funeral bell
Like a blow that could take out Jack Dempsey
I’m gonna call out when they drag me from my cell

Save me Joe Louis, save me…
The last words that I’ll ever say
Save me Joe Louis, save me…
Let the gas chamber take me away

Save me Joe Louis, save me…
The last words that I’ll ever say
Save me Joe Louis, save me…
Let the gas chamber take me away

Joe Louis come and save me today

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from Wirewalkers & Assassins, released April 7, 2008
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Chris Moore: Drums & Harmony Vocal
Joseph "Joebass" DeJarnette: Upright Bass & Harmony
Gary Langol: Organ & Mandolin
Rima Fand: 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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