One For The Boys

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Carolyn Wilkins


In my book They Raised Me Up I talk about my life as a single Mom and budding jazz musician back in the '80s.  Here's a tune I wrote to celebrate all the fun I had jamming with my musician friends at tiny dives all over Boston.  Almost exclusively, these musicians were guys - hence the title.  Enjoy!


Once upon a time when I was young and so green

Used to hang with The Boys

Make my mark on the scene

We'd be jammin' and jammin' and jammin' all night

In little nightclubs all over this town

We played the swingin' blues and be-bop

Crazy music nonstop

What fun hangin' out with The Boys