I finally bought a capo for my guitar, so I pulled out this enormous stack of songs w/ the chords transcribed. I went on a frenzy about 10 years ago and printed a bunch out. I had completely forgotten about this Bap Kennedy tune. In fact, I had completely forgotten about Bap Kennedy.
This song comes from his 1998 solo debut, Domestic Blues, which he recorded after several albums with the band Energy Orchard. This is one of those songs that carried me through a breakup back in the day. I found it therapeutic to play sad and lonesome tunes on the guitar in my 700 square foot apartment on the railroad tracks.
Now I see the tune a bit differently. He’s just infatuated with a stripper. We’ve all been there at one time or another.
“Dude, I think she digs me!”
Lovely tune still…
Listen: Bap Kennedy – The Backroom (mp3)
Check out Domestic Blues (click the cover):