Don Rosler: Lyricist/Songwriter/Producer

Drop on By

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Jimmy Norman
Rosler, Valentine, Gately

Story

Performed by the wonderful Jimmy Norman, who was a member of the Coasters.

Written for "Quatro y Quartro" on Som Livre/Global soundtrack, with Peter Valentine. 

This bluesy'ish song had a long, circuitous journey, but landed on its feet a couple of times, including on a soundtrack album in Brazil (go figure) that also featured Sheryl Crow, Crash Test Dummies. 

Jimmy had many health problems, but he managed to put together an inspiring resurgence in the early 2000's. Jimmy

wrote "Time on My Side" recorded by the Rolling Stones, and also songs recorded by Bob Marley, among others.

 

He was a great guy and singer. RIP.

Lyrics

Drop on By---Rosler, Valentine

   Produced by Rosler, Valentine, Gately

 Performed by Jimmy Norman featuring Bobby Mallach on Tenor Sax

 

It's springtime in the city

I sit at home

The streets are one big party

But I prefer here alone

And besides

You mentioned you might

Drop on By

 

Now I had to buy some flowers

Had to clean up this mess

It's time I had some wine chilled

'Bout time these pressed were pressed

And besides

You mentioned you might drop on by

 

  So if you do you do, if you don't you don't

  No, it won't matter much to me

  We could burn on this couch in a hot romance

  Or I'll just sit here watching baseball 

   on my color tv

 

Now I always

Play old records

That cry for slow dance

Arrange grapes and candles

To practice elegance

And besides

You mentioned 

you might drop on by

Be in the neighborhood

Yes, besides

You mentioned you might drop on by...

 

  (sax solo)

 

So if you do you do

Ans if you don't you don't

It won't matter much to me

We could burn down this here couch

In a real hot romance

Or I'll just sit here pressing buttons

 on the cable tv

 

Always play old records

That cry for slow dance

Arrange grapes and candles

To practice elegance

And besides

You mentioned you might drop on by...

 

   is that the door...

 

 

 

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