The Jazz Butcher


Here I am, I'm just lying on the floor with you
We had to get drunk, it was the only thing we could do
Well, it's funny 'coz I thought that it could have turned out quite romantic
But it isn't like that, which is fine, 'coz it means I can stand it


My best friend's girlfriend... I've got a girlfriend
And you're somebody's girlfriend too
You know it only ever makes me down

Oh look, it's easy,
You come round my house, give me information, then you go home
Well, it sure beats talking all that foolish rubbish on the telephone
But I don't know about all the implications of all this,
I just feel so-so,
But it's a measure of a feeling that I can't identify
that I can let you go


Something's got a hold on my heart and it's making me down
You left me singing
"Don't sleep in the subway darling,
Don't standing in the pouring rain, Maureen."

Found On

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We were all disappointed at the way this came out. The concert was great, but logistics prevented us from making anything much more than a glorified bootleg. Still, live albums are best as souvenirs anyway, so I guess some people regard it fondly. Lots of entertaining photos to look at anyway...
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Glass/Rebel LP
A Scandal In Bohemia
The Albatross. A record, I feel, of its time. We were young(ish) and cocky and I think it shows. I still haven't learned to sing on this one, which bugs me too. Still, it was cheap and cheerful, and it helped us to meet an awful lot of people.
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Draining The Glass
Glass Records era compilation.
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Cake City
Glass-era compilation.
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The Wasted Years

Featuring ‘Bath Of Bacon’, ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’, ‘Sex And Travel’ and ‘Distressed Gentlefolk’.

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Fire Records 4xCD


The Butcher Says..
Concerns a number of conflicting feelings (yes, we do have them) about the strangest summer I ever spent. Yes, it is a shame, and yes, I do miss them all. Dedicated to the free dinner circuit, and may it never ever happen again.

Live Stats

105 documented performances (click to explore)
1984 1 (JBC)
1985 11 (JBC)
1986 9 (JBC)
1987 11 (JBC)
1988 8 (JBC)
1989 2 (Pat Solo)
1990 8 (JBC)
1991 1 (JBC)
1992 7 (JBC)
1997 4 (JBC)
1998 1 (JBC)
1999 7 (JBC)
2000 14 (JBC)
2001 3 (JBC)
2002 3 (JBC)
2006 1 (Pat Solo)
2009 2 (JBC)
2012 2 (JBC)
2013 4 (JBC)
2014 1 (Pat Solo)
2017 2 (JBC)
2020 1 (Pat Solo)
2021 2
1 (Pat Solo)
1 (JBC)


7 Recorded Live Performances
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA
Credit: Tom Peterson
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA
Credit: John Leon
2009-10-13 The Echo - Los Angeles, USA
Credit: Ian Matthews
1990-11-11 Paradise - Boston, USA
Credit: Brian Kelly
1999-09-13 Sy Klopps Studios - San Francisco, USA
1997-09-17 Practice for Bob & Anne's Wedding - Seattle, USA
1988-06-12 Odd Rock Cafe - Milwaukee, USA
Credit: Douglas Buege
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  • NEVER break these rules
    creclou[at] - creclou - California
    29Jun2016 4:01 PM (6 years 338 days ago)
    I hate it when that happens...
  • Where are the real lyrics?
    djbuege[at] - BeeKeeper, Madison,WI
    31Dec2010 9:25 AM (12 years 155 days ago)
    I've listened to Girlfriend a billion or so times and these lyrics at best approximate Pat's words. What are the real words? I can hear "Wendell" and "Marnie" spoken at times.