Gobi Desert Canoe Clubin nimihistoriaa

Joskus 60-luvun lopussa Tampereella oli ehkä Suomen ensimmäisin nuorisoputiikki, Popet. Sieltä löysin t-paidan jossa pari wanhanajan herrasmiestä pitkine viiksineen ja raidallisine urheilupaitoineen soutivat tyylikkäästi ja tuon kuvan ympärillä luki Gobi Desert Canoe Club.

Tuon kuvan ja tekstin monimuotoinen hauskuus painui lähtemättömästi nuoren pojan mieleen ja siitä lähtien nimi onkin kulkenut mukana erinäisissä jutuissa ja oli luonnollista että siitä tuli myös oman baarin nimi.

At the Blues Bar (lyrics Huutava Hirvi)

I went down to the blues bar
with my guitarcase in my hand
well it’s hard to tell you about that
but I guess you are a friend of mine

The bartender at the blues bar
he smiled and winked his eye
and the drinks that were on the table
very soon were born to die

oh take me down to the bluesy bar
where all my friends have already gone
take me down to the bluesy bar
where I can find my second home

I played some notes of sorrow
and I played some notes of blue
and everytime I changed to chorus
I drank a whiskey or two

and my eyes, they were spinning
there was a dizzy feel in my head
I couldn’t take any of those fancy chords
so I just sang my blues away

oh take me down to the bluesy bar
where all my friends have already gone
take me down to the bluesy bar
where I can find my second home

Gobi Desert Blues
(lyrics Angie “Who’s Your Momma” Pohja)

Ohh, baby – i got me them blues
ohh, baby – i got me them blues
feel like canoeing in the Gobi Desert
got me nothing left to lose

please baby throw this ol’ dog a bone
please baby throw this ol’ dog a bone
if you up and leave me baby
how will i get on my own

yes i be canoeing in the Gobi Desert
ain’t got nothing left to lose
drown me in the Gobi Desert
soak me up in those blues.