The Toolbox Party

by Reggie Miles

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Playing a musical saw has been a fun way of offering more comedy in my performances. When folks know that you play music with a hand tool and have fun doing it, they tend to be more comfortable sharing every silly aside and bad joke related to hand tools. I began collecting them and that soon gave birth to this song.

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The Toolbox Party
by Reggie Miles ©2016 All rights reserved

I saw my saw was gettin' hammered
As I was strummin' my guitar
He was guzzlin' screwdrivers with the screwdrivers
At the far end of the bar

The vise and the vise-grip
Were both a gettin' kinda tight
They invited the whole toolbox
To party thru the night

The monkey wrench had his teeth
Round a banana daiquiri
And the file was soundin'
Sorta raspy to me

From chuggin' shots of whiskey
With the plumb bob and level
Who were both a few bubbles shy
From their binging and revel

The jigsaw was a jiggin'
With a jigger full of gin
And the shovel was a diggin'
A couple o' hoes that just walked in

The come along had come along
To have a little fun
It was half past eight, everyone was feelin' great
The party had just begun

The frame square squared off
In a game of chance with the rake
Who was rakin' in the winnin's
Without makin' a mistake

So i played another tune
And I sang another rhyme
While everybody in the Toolbox
Was havin' a good time.

The nails were all gettin bent
While old crowbar crowed for more
The ladder's twelve steps were wrung dry
And thought the whole bash was a bore

The tape was sizin' up the crowd
And askin' what's your pleasure
She knew how to treat us right, as we partied through the night
And through in a few extra shots for good measure

I saw my saw was gettin' hammered
As I was strummin' my guitar
He was guzzlin' screwdrivers with the screwdrivers
At the far end of the bar

And me I just kept on pickin'
While everyone was actin' like fools
They were drinkin' and dancin' and gamblin'
It was one hell of a fling for the tools
One hell of a fling for the tools
One hell of a fling

credits

released August 14, 2017
Reggie Miles - Nobro resophonic guitar
Brian Grunkemeier - Mandolin
Bill Bernard - Guitar
Bob - Washtub Bass

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Reggie Miles Seattle, Washington

A Folk/Blues artist from the US Pacific Northwest
A Songwriter, Singer, Storyteller, Slide Guitarist & Sawplayer
Earthy vocals, resophonic guitar bottleneckin’ and the rhythmic moans of harmonica combine while foot stompin’ abounds.
Turns recycled trash into "Nobro" resophonic guitars.
An award winning songwriter, composer, recording and performance artist
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