1. Tattoo Rose

From the recording Friends & Other Strangers


(Rick Lugg)

It was a night like any other
At the Tattoo Rose Cafe
Vinnie was presiding at the bar
Those of us who know him
Wouldn't have it any other way
He's different than most bartenders are

The first time I went in there
I thought he owned the place
He certainly acted like he did
He was puffing on a corncob
Through that mustache on his face
And he looked just like Yul Brynner's kid

Well, it's Thursday night at the Tattoo Rose
And the tattoo was beaten on the floor
Eleven came too early and it was time to close
But we all left coming back for more