Tom Waits – Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis (1978)

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Written and performed by Tom Waits, this festive song uses his trademark whiskey-soaked growl to its fullest. ‘Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis’ is off his 1978 album, Blue Valentine. The opening line “Hey, Charlie, baby, I’m pregnant” kicks off a storytelling masterpiece of americana. “Hey Charlie for chrissakes, if you want to know the truth of it/I don’t have a husband he don’t play the trombone/I need to borrow money to pay this lawyer and Charlie hey/I’ll be eligible for parole come Valentine’s Day.”

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