Each month (more or less), we will install a lyric sheet here for a Shrimp City Slim original song that might be timely.  


It takes two to tango and it takes two to break apart.  We do the best we can, head into the darkness, and hope for the best. From the CD “Blue Palmetto” (1996).  Jerome Griffin played the bass and Dudley Birch played the drums.

—August 16, 2023 (Charleston, SC)


LAY YOUR WALKIN’ SHOES DOWN  (words & music: Gary Erwin, copyright 1989, published by Blue Chasqui Music (BMI).

Long ago creation / put the two in time / Adam and Eve toed the line

CHO:  Lay your walkin’ shoes down / oh / lay your walkin’ shoes down

Love made love forever / Children toddled in / to make their noise in the woods


Family is our future / Family is our life / Two souls will multiply 


Don’t lose faith, don’t doubt us / lover friend of mine / just ‘cause I’m slow to unwind


I need lots of process / I need lots of time / I know only my life


Don’t be gone, don’t leave now / lover friend of mine / just ‘cause I’m under my prime