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Songs not on CD:

 Bad News
 Denver Blues
 Grateful Man

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This version was recorded at Streeterville Studios in Chicago in 1976 with my brother, Lance Kula, on drums. I recorded an acoustic version for Sophomore Jinx.

Denver Blues

I'm free like a caged wolf
Scratching at his steel floor
I'm free as a caged wolf
Scratching at his steel floor
You know he'd change his way of living
If someone would unlock the door

I'm holed up in Denver
begging the price of a song
I'm holed up in Denver
begging the price of a song
I'm too poor to keep from trying
But I been trying much too long

And so I've got the blues
Some years you just can't win
I got the homeless, jobless,
out west, penniless blues

My girl's in Chicago
I've taken to drinking wine
My girl's in Chicago
I've taken to drinking wine
Why don't you hire us for Friday
I need some way to spend my time

Because I've got the blues
Some years you just can't win
I got the homeless, jobless,
out west, penniless blues

I let my hair grow in April
By May I couldn't get a job
Just let my hair go in April
By May I couldn't get a job
But if I make a dollar Monday
Tuesday I'll get robbed

And so I've got the blues
Some years you just can't win
I got the homeless, jobless,
out west, penniless blues

Copyright 1970 Bruce C. Kula