Anglin Bay Blues

by The Gertrudes

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As a contribution to considerations given to Kingston’s proposed Wellington Street Thruway, The Gertrudes have a new single! The song sheds a light on the increased use of this piece of waterfront by neighbouring residents, and the concern for the loss of its easy access if a highway severs it from the residential fabric it borders.

"Anglin Bay Blues" was reinterpreted by The Gertrudes from “San Francisco Bay Blues” by Jesse Fuller.

Guest artists joining The Gertrudes on this tune include Scott Thomson (trombone), Spencer Evans (clarinet), and Philip Collins (trumpet).

lyrics

I got the blues when the city drove me by the park at Anglin Bay
Drove right through where the children used to play
They didn't mean to treat it so bad
It was the best park we ever had
Said goodbye, it made me cry
Gonna lay down my head and die

Well, I ain't got a nickel and I ain't got a lousy dime
If it don't come back I think I'm gonna lose my mind
But if it ever comes back to stay
It's gonna be another brand new day
We'll be walkin in the city down by the park at Anglin Bay

Sittin' outside my back door
Wonderin' which way to go
The park that I'm so crazy about
Paved over by a city road
Think I'll take my bicycle, cause I'm feelin' blue
Ride all the way, down the Wellington line,
Thinkin only sweet Douglas of you

Meanwhile in another city
They're just about to go insane
Thought they knew what they were doing
When they built the Gardiner Expressway
But if it ever comes back to stay
It's gonna be another brand new day
Cause we'll be walking in the city down by the park at Anglin
...walking in the city down by the park at Anglin
...we'll be walking in the city down by the park at Anglin Bay

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released October 14, 2015
Recorded and mixed by Matt Rogalsky / Memory Device
memory-device.com

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