My Little Town

from by Shaun Belcher

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about

I was listening to a lot of James McMurtry ( Larry McMurtry’s son and playing at The Maze in Nottingham in February!) and John Prine as well as usual suspects like John Hiatt and Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, I like the song because it an affectionate portrait of my ‘one-horse’ home town which actually did have a picture-house ( or movie-theater depending which version you listen to) called the New Coronet which still stands but now a Bingo Hall as the song states. It ceased showing films in 1974 and I even remember seeing live wrestling there with my grandad.

lyrics

MY LITTLE TOWN

There’s a road runs straight through my little town
Half way down it there’s a picture house
Now they’ve turned it into a bingo hall
They don’t show films any more

And the road runs straight through my little town
The road runs straight through my little town

There’s a railway line in my little town
All the kids do is talk of getting out
Stand on the platforms on a Saturday
With the lights of the city shining far away

The pubs are empty until the Saturday night
Half past eleven you’re guaranteed a fight
What else can those poor boys do
But get blind drunk and act the fool

And the road runs straight through my little town

Through my little town

Far away

credits

from Black Tin Barns, released February 1, 2017
Shaun Belcher Guitar/Vocal

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Nottingham, England performing songwriter,poet, designer and practicing fine artist.

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