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Attack of the Killer V: Live album at
Lonnie Mack's, "Whereever There's A Will, There's A Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Go downtown, so discouraged,
don't know what to do
Even Fred and all at once
Out there troubles brew
The Real Lyrics:
Oftentimes, so discouraged,
don't know what to do
Even friends and our loved ones,
They have their troubles too
The Story: I had the opportunity to ask Lonnie Mack personally about the lyrics and he supplied the above. It was quite a relief after 30 years. He also signed my album w/ the original recording on it. I didn't notice at the time that he signed his name and dated it 1974. (It was 1998)Ah, how time flies. - Submitted by: Sylvia Morris-Smith
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