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Not Open For Business

words and music by JW Hanberry

50/90 2018

Liner Notes:

skirmish host coolparadiso
skirmish prompt closed for business

Saw this prompt on metalfoot's wonderful skirmish theme master list. I didn't do it as a skirmish although the initial lyrics came fairly quickly and were later changed. I took my time with the whole piece. Don't call 5-0 but it's not at all skirmish legal.

It's also not done but it's what I have for now. It needs to be 8 bpm faster. Thought I'd changed the tempo before I did audio but I didn't. It needs a few holes filled, background vocals, maybe horns and a more melodic guitar solo.


2012 Doug Brown Custom Telecaster
'76 MusicMan 212-65

'64 Fender Jaguar
'67 Fender Dual Showman

'94 Fender Mexi-Telecaster
'78 Marshall Mk II


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Not Open For Business

I looked through your window
There was dust on the shelf
'n I got to tell ya
I'm a little rusty myself

Sign in the window
Said you was out to lunch
You might be back later
But I got a powerful hunch

That you're not open for business
Not takin' anything in
You're shuttin' down your business
Lock the doors
Don't want anyone breakin' in

I called up your telephone
All I got was a disconnect
I'm on the line all alone
Beginning to suspect

'n I pulled up your website
Got error 404
Looked around, you were not found
Can't hide it anymore

That you're not open for business
Not takin' anything in
Shuttin' down your business
Turn out the lights
Don't want nobody lookin' in

What a rough season it's been
Got caught in a tailspin
Empty feelin' inside
No way to hide it
Your business model's wearin' thin

Gtr Vs 

That you're not open for business
Not puttin' anything out
You closed up your business
Don't pretend
You don't know what I'm talkin' 'bout

Not open for business
Not lookin' for business
Windin' down your business
Mindin' your own business

It's closed
I'll take my business somewhere else

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Thanks for listening.

J W Hanberry, GuitarSlinger

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