"Tin Pan Alley" as written by and Curtis Jones....
Went down to Tin Pan Alley
See what was going 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 people down there
Livin' for their whiskey, wine, and gin

I heard a woman scream
Yeah and I peeped through the door
Some cat was workin' on Annie with a
Lord with a two-by-four
Hey hey hey hey, Alley's the roughest place I've ever been
All the people down there
Livin' for their whiskey, wine, and gin

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, Alley's the roughest place I've ever been
All the people down there
Killin' for their whiskye, wine, and gin

I saw a cop standing
With his hand on his gun
He said "this is a raid, boy

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 Curtis Jones

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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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