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DEBAUCHERY PALACE
Notes on Song writing

AUDIO/LYRIC

A poor Asian packer lay wasted and blind
Mother, my Earth, come and shelter his soul
In Dresden I know, the streets were quite empty
The memories not left me

Korean woman you are lovely at times
We lived as wild Geese we lived un-betrothed
In August I know, the rains were quite heavy
The memories not left me

Now your sons and daughters lay writing in pain
Mother, my Earth coma and shelter their souls
In Kent Ohio, the streets were not empty
The memories not left me

I want to live in Debauchery Palace
Everyone is feeling the same
I want to die in Debauchery Palace
Bury me jeweled sealed and stained


NOTES ON SONG WRITING Back to top ^

Debauchery Palace, was written in 1971.
I happen to be reading Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five at the time. I think my original intention was to have the singer of the song become un-stuck in time; vocals by Billy Pilgrim.
My Debauchery Palace was located someone in a remote region of heavens called Planet Tralfamadore. And as Mr. Vonnegut showed us, it can be very much a real place if you can imagine it.
Written in my self styled tuning of Asus2, or as we referred to it back then; 'Debauch-O-Tune'.

E   A   E   A   B   E
6   5   4   3   2   1


Debauchery Palace enjoyed a regular spot on the Blue Ox Band's set list. Eventually I heard, in a section of Debauchery Palace, a guitar part overly similar to a guitar motif in a David Crosby song and it kind of put me off to this tune. But it is what it is, and I always had fun playing this song with my Blue Ox Band mates.

This version was performed by The Blue Ox Band .2 (Willie Schoellkopf-Organ & vocal harmony, Norris Lewis-Bass & vocal harmony, Joe Frontera-Drums, CO'N- Lead vocal, & guitar) at Track Master Studio (Larkin Building, 701 Seneca Street Buffalo NY, May 1973).


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