My favorite Mose Allison song would have to be “Everybody’s Crying Mercy” But the first one that really got me was “Parchment Farm” !!
Check out Greg Browns fantastic Ode to Mose below………..
The joint is a dump, The owner is broke
At least that’s what he said, The p.a.’s a joke
The waitpersons are snotty, the bartender’s rude
They want to make sure I know they forgot me, But not their attitude
The bellyachers played last night, Everybody got sick
Don’t even try dancing, your feet would just stick
The band signs their poster, “fuck u miguel”
And that’s all the good part, The bad part’s the smell
And what was your name again, oh – yeah – right – brown
Your crowd just drinks water, Surprised you’re still around
And nobody’s coming, because hey man you see, Advertising’s expensive, hey, what guarantee
But as I set up I am proud to be here, Because once last November, Mose Allison played here.
( lyrics by Greg Brown)