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Fiona Friday – Dark End Of The Street

Dan Penn

Dan Penn

It is difficult to describe just how much an influence Dan Penn had on R&B music some of the songs he wrote with Spooner Oldham were from the top drawer.

I have many versions of “Dark End Of The Street” this written with Chips Moman and have probably posted some of them before, probably most recently the Cat Power version, however here is a version featuring Dan from his 1994 album “Do Right Man”

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“Dark End Of The Street” – Dan Penn

At the dark end of the street
that is where we always meet
hiding in shadows where we don’t belong
living in darkness, to hide alone

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

I know a time has gonna take it’s toll
we have to pay for the love we stole
It’s a sin and we know it’s wrong
Oh, our love keeps going on strong

Steal away to the dark end of the street
You and me

They gonna find us, they gonna find us
They gonna find us love someday

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

When the daylight all goes around
And by chance we’re both down the town
Please meet, just walk, walk on by
Oh, darling, please don’t you cry

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

 

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April 24, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Soul, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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