Love By The Minute

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I wrote this tune back in about 1981 - inspired by a friend's tales that I had heard when working in the oil fields (I worked for Chevron in Oxnard, CA for a couple summers while going to college.) It's really a blues song (also on "Sweet Stuff" and "Bawdy Language" by Sweet Willie Milton), but I recorded this rocking 'fuzzed-out' version myself . . . I think on my old 4-Track Tascam Cassette recorder, probably in the early nineties.

I've since re-written the song a bit, so - it's not your imagination - this recording doesn't match the lyrics!

I do think that I want a rocking version of this song on this album though, and this recording gives you a 'sketch' of what I have in mind.

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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LOVE BY THE MINUTE

There's a place that I know about
It's in a rundown section across the town
They're makin' love by the minute
Love by the minute
It's a good place to leave your blues
You don't even have o take off your shoes
They're makin' love by the minute

You can walk right in and choose your own
Or use your credit card number over the phone
But they'd love to take your money
Love to take your money
You can do whatever you want
Just as long as you pay up front
'Cause they'd love to take your money

They're makin' love by the minute
They're makin' love by the minute
Love by the minute

She'll try to tell ya' that it ain't even work
You're so much better at lovin' than them other jerks
And ya' know you're kind of special
You know you're kind of special
She'll be tellin' you just what she's feelin'
Then you turn over and you read on the ceilin'
"You know you're kind of special"

She's makin' love by the minute
She's makin' love by the minute
Love by the minute

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright 1981 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)

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from Concrete Jungle, releases May 10, 2020
All Instruments/Vocals by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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