Saturday December 24 (Christmas Weekend)

A little vintage ditty (from 1971 – New York City and New York City tenement woes), included in First Blues – Rags, Ballads & Harmonium Songs (1975) – and on First Blues, the 1981 Folkways album), followed by “MacDougal Street Blues” (another cut from the same source)

COME BACK CHRISTMAS

Christmas  Come Back
New York City Died Last Year
New Year Come Back
Big City Died Last Year
Dead On Her Big Stone Feet
No Lightbulb Shed One Tear

O Mister Santa Claus
How Come Ya Still Coming Round
Historic Reindeer
Flying The Same Old Ground
Anyway You Northpole Peoples
Sure Make A Pretty Sound

Bring Me A Big Mass Transport
Garbage Disposal System Too
Clean My Police Force
So My Boy Friends Won’t Sniff So Much Glue
I’ll Start Giving Presents
& Thank You For Coming In Blue

Last Year I Thought
I’ll Never Leave Manhattan Alive
Year Before Brought Up
My Vomit on Riverside Drive
Next Year If I’m Here
I Think I’ll Bring My Bee-Hive

Honey Oh Honey
I Know I’m Making No Sense
Sweet Molasses Forgive
My Anti-War Grunts
Sugar Baby This City
Stole My Poetry Pants

Merry Christmas
Don’t Take Too Much Hard Dope
Happy New Year
Don’t Hang Yourself With A Rope
Manhatta Reborn
After We Gave Up All Hope

Radiator Cockroach
Waving Your Horns At The Wall
What’ll I Feed You?
I Don’t Eat Meat At All
Go Tell The Bed Bug
He Bettter Stay Out In The Hall.

[December, 1971 – At St Mark’s Church)

ALL BEST WISHES FROM THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT!  – HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

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