The Skidmore Up and Down - By Dan'l Mcllhenny

You can Skidmore East or Skidmore West 

In either direction you decide what’s best 

It’s all part of the Alameda heart of town 

That’s called... the Skidmore Up and Down 

Breezin’ through the avenue’s 

Checkin’ out home after home 

Most of em’ been  

Around these blocks 

Long before this boy was born 

Is that my Taxi blowin’ his horn?   

Keep your shirt on Pappy 

I’ll be there lickiddee-split  

I got a date and can’t be late 

Here’s my guitar daddy let’s git! 

You can Skidmore East or Skidmore West 

In either direction you decide what’s best 

It’s all part of the Alameda heart of town 

That’s called... the Skidmore Up and Down 

There’s this new gate off of 22nd 

Built by a friend of mine 

Dang, groovy, beautiful man! 

Can’t tell if it’s redwood, cedar or pine 

But look at Howard’s craftsmanship 

‘tis really finer than fine   

Into the courtyard 

Latchin’ the latch 

I‘m feelin’ the music bloom 

You see Rich and Jim  

Have this incredible place 

Where happiness perfumes the room 

Tell me how’d we get so lucky - to find such an awesome space 

Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to sing about... before it’s time to go 

You can Skidmore East or Skidmore West 

In either direction you decide what’s best 

It’s all part of the Alameda heart of town 

That’s called... the Skidmore Up and Down

Leave a comment

Add comment