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Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle

[Intro:]
Lido missed the boat that day he left the shack
But that was all he missed, he ain't comin' back

[Verse:]
At a tombstone bar in a juke-joint car he made a stop
Just long enough to grab a handle off the top
Next stop Chi-town, Lido put the money down, let her roll
He say, "one more job oughta get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it"
One for the road

[Chorus:]
Lido, whoa-oh-oh-oh....
He's for the money, he's for the show
Lido's a-waitin' for another go
Lido, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh....
[1: He said] one more job oughta get it
One last shot, [1: 'fore 2: then] we quit it
One more for the road

[Verse 2:]
Lido be runnin', havin' great big fun 'til he got the note
Sayin' "toe the line or blow it" and that was all she wrote
He be makin' like a beeline, headin' for the borderline, goin'
For broke
Sayin, "one more hit oughta do it"
This joint, ain't nothin' to it
One more for the road"

[Chorus:]
Lido, whoa-oh-oh-oh....
He's for the money, he's for the show
Lido's a-waitin' for another go
Lido, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh....
[1: He said] one more job oughta get it
One last shot, [1: 'fore 2: then] we quit it
One more for the road
Instrumental break:

[Chorus:]
Lido, whoa-oh-oh-oh....
He's for the money, he's for the show
Lido's a-waitin' for another go
Lido, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh....
[1: He said] one more job oughta get it
One last shot, [1: 'fore 2: then] we quit it
One more for the road

The 1977 hit (reached #11 in the charts) – a story of a gambler/robber wanna be, based, according to his writers – Boz Scaggs and future Toto co-founder David Paich – based on a Fats Domino’s 1949 “The Fat Man” From the acclaimed 1976 album. (Grammy nominee) That also yielded his biggest hit, “Lowdown”. One of the odd songs where the title (“Lido Shuffle”) never appears in the lyrics. The shuffle is a dance beat, the rhythm, but in this song it can also refer to shuffling cards, part of the gambling theme.

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