Smokey Joe
Buddy Holly Lyrics


One day while I was eating down at Smokey Joe's Cafe
A-sittin' there readin' down at Smokey Joe's Cafe
A chicken walked in through the door
That I had never seen before
At least I never saw her down at Smokey Joe?s Cafe
And it scared me when she sat right down next to me
Her knees were almost touching mine at Smokey Joe's Cafe
A chill was runnin' down my spine at Smokey Joe's Cafe
I could smell her sweet perfume
She smiled and made my heart go boom
And everybody room at Smokey Joe?s Cafe
They said be careful - that chick belongs to Smokey Joe
And from behind the counter - I saw a man
A chef's hat on his head and a knife in his hand
He grabbed me by the collar and began to shout
You better eat up all your beans, boy and clear right on out!?
Well, I know I'll never eat again at Smokey Joe?s Cafe
And so I'll never see again at Smokey Joe's Cafe
I'd rather eat my chili beans at Jim's or Jack's or John's or Gene's
Than take my chances eating down at Smokey Joe's Cafe
I risked my life when that Smokey Joe's a crazy

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Written by: JERRY LEIBER, MIKE STOLLER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Buddy Holly

An interesting fact:

look almost just like him. I’m from Texas, have a bit of a similar voice, and play guitar and some other instruments. I remember singing a while ago and my parents and everybody said I reminded them of Buddy Holly. Then my parents looked at my family tree. There he was. On my family tree. I’m also same religion as him. I’m a baptist he was too. And I realized that my father looked like buddy too. I am happy to be related to him. I impersonate him

Some information about Buddy Holly:

Buddy Holly was only 22 when he died and sang since he was around 13. He was in a country and western duo with bob Montgomery for a while then he joined the crickets in late 1957. They had good songs together, such as, Oh Boy!, Peggy Sue, That’ll be the day, Everyday, and words of love. He was no doubt great at a lot. I don’t like him because he’s my relative, I like him because he has talent. I was a fan of him before I figured out I was related to him. But his band was mainly friends but he had his 3rd cousin by marriage join. Niki Sullivan was in there but then quit because he wasn’t a fan of the traveling. Then it was stuck with Buddy Holly, Joe B Mauldin, and Jerry Allison. Then the crickets got in a argument because Buddy wanted to record in New York. But Jerry and joe wanted to stay in Clovis New Mexico. Also Joe and Jerry were drinking a little bit. Then Buddy on a tour that took his life along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Maria Elena Holly had a miscarriage and lost the baby. She was devastated and she never remarried again. February 3rd 1959 was then nicknamed The Day The Music Died. And there is some theories that Buddy shot The Big Bopper but there was no way it was possible for Buddy, Ritchie, or The Big Bopper to live. The last thing I want to say is....


R.I.P



All comments from YouTube:

Dave Stonehill

Buddy Holly was one of the greatest!

Jerry Johnson

One of the first and best of the greatest

Grover Bennington

This song could play today and still sound modern..

jaggermorrison2010

Interesting to hear the song this forrm. Buddy recorded it in his apartment in January 1959 with his acoustic guitar. those tapes were found after his death and additional music and vocalist were added in the studio.

T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT

Did'n know Bud recorded this. Interesting. What a great guitarist the West Texas Tornado was.
R.I.P. Buddy🎸

Deborah Dickson

Buddy Holly recorded this as a demo on his apartment tapes with just him and his guitar shortly before he died. This has been dubbed and released after his death. The apartment tapes not dubbed are the best with just Buddy and his guitar.

bilbo206

Whaaa? I thought I had every Buddy Holly CD available, had heard every song. I have got to find this, fabulous. He was soooo far ahead of his time.

the king

Buddy holly a legend........RIP

Grover Bennington

Listen to the backing riff..no one has done 5his since..

Buddy Holly

An interesting fact:

look almost just like him. I’m from Texas, have a bit of a similar voice, and play guitar and some other instruments. I remember singing a while ago and my parents and everybody said I reminded them of Buddy Holly. Then my parents looked at my family tree. There he was. On my family tree. I’m also same religion as him. I’m a baptist he was too. And I realized that my father looked like buddy too. I am happy to be related to him. I impersonate him

Some information about Buddy Holly:

Buddy Holly was only 22 when he died and sang since he was around 13. He was in a country and western duo with bob Montgomery for a while then he joined the crickets in late 1957. They had good songs together, such as, Oh Boy!, Peggy Sue, That’ll be the day, Everyday, and words of love. He was no doubt great at a lot. I don’t like him because he’s my relative, I like him because he has talent. I was a fan of him before I figured out I was related to him. But his band was mainly friends but he had his 3rd cousin by marriage join. Niki Sullivan was in there but then quit because he wasn’t a fan of the traveling. Then it was stuck with Buddy Holly, Joe B Mauldin, and Jerry Allison. Then the crickets got in a argument because Buddy wanted to record in New York. But Jerry and joe wanted to stay in Clovis New Mexico. Also Joe and Jerry were drinking a little bit. Then Buddy on a tour that took his life along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Maria Elena Holly had a miscarriage and lost the baby. She was devastated and she never remarried again. February 3rd 1959 was then nicknamed The Day The Music Died. And there is some theories that Buddy shot The Big Bopper but there was no way it was possible for Buddy, Ritchie, or The Big Bopper to live. The last thing I want to say is....


R.I.P

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