A Bit Like Jazz - John Hunter Combo

by John Hunter Combo

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A collection of jazz based original songs featuring harmonica and guitar accompaniment.

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released September 20, 2019

All songs performed entirely by John Hunter Combo, Melbourne Australia

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John Hunter Combo Melbourne, Australia

BOOK John Hunter Combo, noted Melbourne-based solo singer song writer and renowned harmonica player.
John sings his unique blues, country, ballads and humourous material with harmonica and guitar around Melbourne and Victoria. He is frequently invited to complement bands and other aritists and to provide studio harmonica in locals studios and overseas by internet connection. ... more

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Track Name: Can't Forget You
Can’t forget you, can’t forget you
You haunt me ‘cross the years
I can’t let you, can’t let you go like so many tears
Are you feeling what I’m feeling?
Do you wonder why we’re apart?
Well, I’m sorry but I’m not sorry
You belong in my heart.

And when I try to shake you
It only serves to make you harder to ignore
And on a street or lonely beach
I find you there but out of reach
And I want you more.
How did we ever say “It’s over”?
Was it you who lied or was that me?
I still love you and I’ll always love you,
That’s how it’s got to be

Ev’ry time I think it’s over and at last I can be free
In a careless moment your love comes flooding back to me

Can’t forget you, can’t forget you
You haunt me ‘cross the years
I won’t let you, won’t let you go like so many tears
Are you feeling what I’m feeling?
Do you wonder why we’re apart?
Well, I’m sorry but I’m not sorry
You belong in my heart.

How did we ever say “It’s over”?
Was it you who lied? - No, that was me
I love you, I’ll always love you
That’s how it’s got to be
That’s how it’s got to be
Track Name: You, My Love, My, My!
No more sad songs today
Told my blues, “Get away!”
Up in the sky there’s not a cloud
None’s allowed
Oh, no, not today

Troubles had me laid so low
It was them or me I said, “Go!”
Had me flat down on the floor
But no more
Thanks to you, my Love, my, my!

Looking at a brighter picture
Now all my world is new
Got me a whole new outlook on life
Since you came into view, my Darling

I told my blues, “Bye, bye”
From now only good times apply
Poor sad fool I use to be
Well that’s just history
Thanks to you, my Love, my, my!

Looking at a brighter picture
Now all my world is new
Got me a whole new outlook on life
Since you came into view, my Darling

I told the blues, “Bye, bye”
From now only good times apply
Poor sad fool I use to be
That’s just history
Thanks to you, my Love, my, my!

Thanks to you, my Love,
Oh, you my Love,
Thanks to you, my Love,
Thanks to you, my Love, my, my!
Track Name: That Secret You Can't Keep
Don’t you tell me nothing’s happened, Baby, I can see it in your eyes
There’s a sorrow deep in-side you, the kind you can’t dis-guise
And when I look at you my Baby you’re inclined to weep
And when you act like that my Baby you’ve got a secret you can’t keep

Are you gonna up and leave me, Baby? Oh, that’s my greatest fear.
Will i find this home turned empty save for memories left here?
‘Cos when ask you what you’re thinking, oh! you’re inclined to weep
And when you act like that my Baby you’ve got a secret you can’t keep

I wish you’d talk this over but you keep avoiding me
If you think our love is over, tell me so we can be free

Won’t you tell me what’s happened, Baby, don’t you owe that much to me?
Oh, there’s something going on, Babe, plain for any fool to see
When I ask you what you’re thinking, you’re inclined to weep
And it’s killing me to watch you, live with this secret you can’t keep

Oh, I wish you’d talk this over but you keep avoiding me
if you’ve found another lover tell me so we can be free

Are you gonna up and leave me, Baby? Oh, that’s my greatest fear.
Will I find this home turned empty save for memories left here?

When I look at you my Baby you’re inclined to weep
And when you act like that my Baby you’ve got a secret you can’t keep
And it’s killing me to watch you live with this secret you can’t keep
Oh it’s killing me to live with live with this secret you can’t keep
Live with this secret you can’t keep
Live with this secret you can’t keep
Track Name: Star Melt Together
I lay out in the darkness of this hot Summer night
Crickets tell the stillness.
The stars are shining bright.
And I’m lost in this big, empty, starry sky.

You and I once lay here; the moon hung low above
We planned our lives together; so young, so in love
Lost in that big, empty, starry sky.
Lost in that big, empty, starry sky.

I spend so many lonely nights like this;
And a fire burns hot and hungry longing for your kiss.

Tonight I feel so lonely.
I wonder where you are.
Are you out beneath this same sky wishing on these stars?
Lost in that big, empty, starry sky.
Lost in that big, empty, starry sky.

We had our time together.
You needed something more.
Tonight I hope you’re happy and you found what you were looking for;
And you’re lost in that big, empty, starry sky.
Or do stars melt together through bitter tears you cry?
Stars melt together through the bitter tears I cry.

I spend so many lonely nights like this;
And a fire burns hot and hungry longing for your kiss.

Tonight I feel so lonely.
I wonder where you are.
Are you out beneath this same sky wishing on these stars?
And do stars melt together through tears you cry?
Stars melt together through the bitter tears I cry.
Stars melt together through the bitter tears I cry
Track Name: Springtime Malady
Spring has sprung
The grass has risen
I’m all yours but you’re all his
And it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady

Flowers bloom
The sun is high
I’m so low since you said goodbye
And it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady

Summer long I try to smile
Autumn helps me reconcile
To Winter walks and open fires
But Spring is pure, wild desire

Another year of wasting time
Love in vain should be a crime
‘Cos it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady

Summer long I try to smile
Autumn helps me reconcile
To Winter walks with open fires
But Spring is pure, wild desire

Another year of wasting time
Love in vain should be a crime
‘Cos it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady
Oh, it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady

Oh, it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady
Track Name: Telephone
The warm rain falls and memories come rising with the steam
Shadows on my wall.
Wind and moonlight conjure up the scene
What might have been I see in shapes and shadows dancing on my wall

We went our separate ways such a long, long time ago
Could you be feeling this, too?
I really want to know

I pick up the phone, I toss my coins in, your number’s ringing in my ear
My confidence grown
This time I’ll say the words I long to hear
But I’m not alone
I close my eyes, I hear your voice - you’re here

It’s late but I can’t wait to say what’s on my mind
One shot is all I got
I don’t know what I’ll find

Romance stands no chance as I shout above the rain
But I hear you loud and clear:
You want me back again

And we’re all alone, yeah suddenly there’s only you and me
And the telephone
You’re coming home, you’re coming home to me.

No more alone, I can’t believe you’re coming back to me

I hang up the phone, you’re coming home, you’re coming home to me.

No more a-lone, you’re coming back, you’re coming home to me
Track Name: Portrait In A Cotton Dress
I saw you in the street girl
Your hair was such a mess
No longer a silk and satin girl
You wore a cotton dress
You'd dropped all your pretensions to society so fine
But I've seen you in the corner bar drinking dollar wine

I remember we had something
Something worth a chance
But you said you needed so much more than what you termed “romance”

Well, you chose to marry riches
Climb the social ladder too
You were just his merchandise
Now he'll buy someone new
Sure he gave you furs and laces and a habit you can't lose
And I've seen the laughing faces of those men you think you use

I know your childhood home was a disaster
No time for love just trying to survive
You sought escape, a rich man you were after
You couldn't know you needed love to know that you’re alive

But I've seen you in the street girl looking such a mess
Ghost of a silk and satin girl in a shabby cotton dress

I know your childhood home was a disaster
No time for love just trying to survive
You sought escape, a rich man was your answer
You couldn't know you needed love to know that you’re alive

But when I see you in the street girl
I can hardly bear to look
I'd steal that satin dress for you if that were all it took
Track Name: You Took The Best Of Me
Feeling Lonely and all on my own,
Felt this way since you left me all alone
Got to wonder where it’s leading me
Oh yes I do because
I spend each night out lookin’ for you,

I’m not complaining
I’m not blaming you or me
It’s just that there’s this pain in me,
It’s driving me insane you see,
It never lets me be, my darlin’

Another night out lookin’ for you,
Seems there’s nothing else I’d rather do
When you left me you took the best of me

I’m not complaining,
I’m not blaming you or me,
It’s just that there’s this pain in me,
It’s driving me insane you see,
It never lets me be, my darlin’

Another night out walkin’ the street,
Don’t hit the pillow till I’m dead upon my feet
When you left me you took the best of me.
When you left me you took the best of me.
When you left me you took the best of me.

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