from Lucky One by Alex McMurray



"List" songs are fun and easy. This one takes place all over the world, from Salt Lake City to Madagascar. Whatever it is you are searching for, don't forget you might be able to find it down at the Family Dollar. When somebody says "Winona", I say "Why Not?". This one goes out to all plongeurs everywhere.


have you seen winona? The shimmy queen of arkansas
they know her around new jersey — from tenafly to totowa
but out in salt lake city — where they teach the boys to sing
i hand the man 3 fifty — and i seen a most wonderful thing
so how you gonna keep me…
how you gonna keep me down on the farm when i’ve seen winona dance?

i been to madagascar — but they wasn’t really mad at all
they mostly just pick guitars got their back up against the wall
i went to see ol’ gay paree plongeuring and cutting hair
did my time at the dmv you know there’s many fine people there
so how you gonna keep me…etc…

winona winona you make my dreams come true
my piggly all wiggly when you do that dance you do
winona you are my facination
you just about bust my imagination
you gimme just a little but a little ain’t enough
come on winona don’t be so rough

down at the family dollar
that’s where i always go
and when winona’s working
the line moves much too slow
i asked her what’s the secret
what keeps you so serene
she said i leave it up on the stage
it keeps my conscience clean
so i threw down all my money
my toothpaste and my gin
i said won't you come with me
and now we’re on the road again
sometimes we go wrong
sometimes we go right
but when i’m with winona
go dancing every night
so how you gonna keep me….


from Lucky One, released February 11, 2020
AM guitar & vox
Carlo Nuccio-drums & vocals
Joe Cabral-bass & vocals
Glenn Hartman-piano
Washboard Chaz Leary-washboard
Recorded and mixed by Mike Napolitano at the Nappy Dugout
Mastered by Brent Lambert at Kitchen Mastering, Carrboro, NC
Photo by AM, design by Kourtney Keller


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Alex McMurray New Orleans, Louisiana

I'm a New Orleans based singer songwriter type. I play in a bunch of bands. I make recordings sometimes. Some of them are here. Thanks for supporting my work. Drop me a line--I'd love to hear from you.

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