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


Presenting "Prix".  I wrote this psychedelic love song in 1973.  I was still living in Boston and our all-original band 'Boris' was a commodity.  A piano-only/instrumental version of "Prix" appears on "Tidal Pool" and usually gets a good response when performed live.  I call it a 'blues minuet'.  Decide for yourself! 

February 21, 2021

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PRIX  (words & music: Gary Erwin, copyright 1973, published by Blue Chasqui Music (BMI).

Verse 1:  Tawny waif / and the roar of a smile and our leisurely haste / Calmly frail  / and a regular coffee to go

Brimstone babe / knowing more than I told her, telling more than I know / Righteous trade / Give me a kiss and let it show

Chorus:  Princess, the cautious emeralds story-dressed / Woman, the transit of caress

Verse 2:  Lovers' Day / And the weekends in "Paris" feeling mighty and slain / Passage paid / poem on a pilgrimage to surrogate snow

Wander way / Give me some wine and I can shake it / Nibble prey / I collapse laughing under your load


Verse 3:  Bonnie bride / She's a blessing of bright in my balderdash eyes / Handsome night / Give me a wink and watch me grow

Darling wife / She's the love of my own for the rest of my life / Life Life Life / Give me some more