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A 2004 blues jam with me, myself, and I... playing guitars, harmonica, bass, and singing (with my faux deep south vox). It's an adaptation of an old campfire song from way back when. I learned it from my dad growing up, as he would sing this and other songs when as a family we would be driving on vacation.
Vocal, guitar, harp, bass: Jack
Remix 2011
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Lyrics
You can't get to heaven in a limosine (3X)
Cause the Lord ain't got no gasoline
You can't get to heaven in a limosine

You cant get to heaven in a P38 (3X)
You'll fly right by those Pearly Gates
You Can't get to heaven in a P38

If you get to heaven before I do (3X)
Just dig a hole and pull me through
If you get to heaven before I do....
Song Stats
Hits: 2384
Comments: 20
Fans: 16
Plays: 76
Downloads: 65

Uploaded: Jul 22, 2011 - 10:14:53 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 08:54:43 PM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 03:09:23 PM
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Hardware:
Applause AA-14 acoustic, harmonica, shure m57, software bass.
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Comments
davisamerica said 2316 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
oh lord
wont u buy me a mercedes benz .... rock on jack.
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Dadai.2 said 2316 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
limosine or mercedes benz...
makes no difference.... so as you said, rock on........

Jack
jiguma said 2316 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
What about ....
.... in an Eldorado? :)

Nice one Jack - good to hear all these remixes lately.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Dadai.2 said 2314 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Hopefully...

Before too long I'll find the time and urge to record something new. It's been almost a whole year since...

Thanks
michaeljayklein said 2316 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Get down with your ol' self!
Superb Jack...thanks!
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Dadai.2 said 2311 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
... with my ol' self
... that's the only other guy I can find to join my band! Thank you sir crooner...


D
Char said 2315 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
You
had fun, especially with the voice. I never heard this, before. Nice jamming. Thanks.
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Dadai.2 said 2311 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
Who knows....
what lurks in the dust of my previously deleted songs... Thanks Char.

D
Vic Holman said 2315 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
You Can't Get To Heaven
youz knowz da bluuuz alright. nicely done Jack
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alackbass said 2315 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
You Can't Get To Heaven...
Wow Jack! I really like the harmonica chops on display here. Dad taught you well!
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jibes said 2315 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
#:)
2004 was a good year and now we find out it was even better! Great jam Jack!
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dave_b said 2314 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
You Can't Get To Heaven...
Clever lyric and authentic sounding bluesy goodness. I like that harp especially!
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lengold said 2313 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
Great
fun blues. What is a P38?
Cheers
Len

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Dadai.2 said 2312 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
P38...
The P38 was one of the main American fighter/bomber planes in WWII.


Thanks!
Feter said 2313 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
You Can't Get To Heaven
I think its a Big Bill Broonzy? but you deliver it way cool Bro ...got em some blues ,thanks for sharing !
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Jarvoid said 2312 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Love this....it's the
antithesis of my last blues piece and complements it so superbly I think that I am going to hafta make a collection and put 'em on a CD for my driving pleasure....this is definitely on said CD,with a by your leave of course....


Chris
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Dadai.2 said 2312 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Of course you can....
DL and listen where and when you please. Thanks.

Jack
RochaMalhada said 2310 days ago (July 28th, 2011)
oh, yeah
s'wat I'm tellin' ya now

. - Harold
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Warren Smith said 2308 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Campfire song
Do families still sing during road trips? Or have iPods and earbuds knocked that activity out of contemporary culture? I know I grew up singing with my brother and sister that way.

I recognize this song, but I don't remember these particular verses.

I know it from campfire sing-alongs. I specifically recollect one evening in Yosemite Park in the early 1960s. We were camping. A group of folks, young and old, coming from neighboring tents, gathered around a fire where a couple of guys had guitars and they were running through various folks songs of the day. When they announced they were going to do "You Can't Get to Heaven" they invited any of us there to add verses … and much to my surprise my brother, who is two years older than me, contributed not one, but two verses to the hootenanny. It is just one of those musical moments that has always stuck with me over the years.

Who knows how many verses have been improvised over the years. (I've written a few variations myself.)

Your version? A solid, stylistic reading with the stamp of an individual on it. It may not get you into heaven ... but it sounds like what should be playing on the celestial jukebox.
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Roxylee said 2302 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
geetah heahya
Jack, you sure can ply da blues. Thanks for posting these up. It's great to hear them again. I am so far behind on listening. will playing catch up. Sweet pickin and the harp, oh. yeah....
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