The Recipe

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This song was Scott Tonkinson's title and basic idea, which he brought to a writing session at my apartment, back in 1996. As I recollect, most of the original music was his, and I helped him shape the story. Originally it was for a man to sing . . . later, I also did extensive rewriting and arrived at a duet version, which I'm anxious to hear someday!

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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THE RECIPE

It was four in the mornin', when I stumbled in
Expecting to find her cryin' again
Instead, in the kitchen, I read her good-bye
In a letter she taped to the recipe file

Warm up a jukebox with an old country song
Mix in your cheatin', and stay out till dawn
Add just a teaspoon of teardrops I've cried
Cover with excuses and weak alibis
When you've had a taste, I think you'll agree
There's nothing so bitter as a fool's recipe

There was no light from the doorway at the end of the hall
And our picture was missing from it's place on the wall
She left it torn up on our bedroom floor
She just couldn't see us together no more

Warm up a jukebox with an old country song
Mix in your cheatin', and stay out till dawn
Add just a teaspoon of teardrops I've cried
Cover with excuses and weak alibis
When you've had a taste, I think you'll agree
There's nothing so bitter as a fool's recipe

When you've had a taste, I think you'll agree
There's nothing so bitter as a fool's recipe


Written by Scott Tonkinson and Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Tonkinsong / Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)

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from Honky​-​Tonk Opera, released March 4, 2009
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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