"Tin Pan Alley" as written by and Curtis Jones....
Went down to Tin Pan Alley
See what was goin' on
Things was too hot down there
Couldn't stay very long

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Alley's the roughest place I've ever been
All the peoples down there
Lord, they are livin' for their whisky, wine and gin

She get up in the mornin'
Before the break a day
Before she can wash her face and hand
You know she really did go away

Hey, hey, hey, you tell
What kinda place can this here Alley be?
Well now, every women I get here
Every women I get to know
This Alley takes her away from me

I heard a pistol shoot
Yeah, and it was a .44
Somebody killed a crap shooter
'Cause he didn't shake, rattle and roll

Hey, hey, hey, hey
What kinda place can a Alley be?
All those people down there
Lord, they are livin' for their whisky, wine and gin

I heard a woman scream
Yeah, and I peeked through the door
Some cat was workin' on Annie with a
Lord, Lord with a two by four

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Alley's the roughest place, I've ever been
All the people down there
Lord, they are killin' for their whisky, wine and gin

I saw a cop standing there
With hand on his gun
Said this is a raid boy now
Run, run, nobody run

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Alley's the roughest place, I've ever been
Yeah, they took me away from Alley
Lord, they took me right back to the pen




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"Tin Pan Alley" as written by Robert Geddins

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    General Commenta question to all the SRV fans out there. Tin pan alley was a place where a lot of the capitalists and brodway music was produced (i.e. it was a center of where music property rights were advocated for). Do you think he was being sarcastic in saying that it was really tough? Just wondering.
    eskimoslimon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, amazing sound...
    stevie's guitar scratches the heart, really makes it skip a beat!
    saalon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is for sexin, the slow rhythm of this song is perfect for some love makin
    BlackDog4on May 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of my all time favorite songs. The story along with the brilliance of Stevie on his strat is truly amazing. No doubt my favorite guitar player. People that are fans of the blues or people that hate the blues can't deny the talent Stevie possessed.
    dustin1182on April 20, 2016   Link

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