Your Funeral My Trial

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Well, I recall when we first met
It was on a Friday night
We spent two lovely hours together
And the world it seemed all right
I'm begging you, baby, please stop that off-the-wall jive
'Cause if you don't treat me no better
It's gonna be your funeral and my trial

Well, the Lord made the world and everything that's in it
The way my baby love is some solid sentiment
She can love to heal the sick, she can love to raise the dead
You might think that I'm joking, you better believe what I said
I'm begging you, baby, please stop that off-the-wall jive
Oh, if you don't treat me no better
It's gonna be your funeral and my trial

Your Funeral My Trial (Live 1986)
Written bySonny Boy Williamson
Performed byElvis Costello & The Confederates
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
James Burton - lead guitar
Jerry Scheff - bass
Jim Keltner - drums
Mitchell Froom - keyboards
T Bone Burnett - rhythm guitar
T-Bone Wolk - accordion, vocal
Michael Blair - marimbas, vibraphone, percussion
Ralph Carney - saxophone
RecordedOctober 23, 1986, New York, NY
ReleasedJune 28, 1995
AlbumsKing Of America (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1995
King Of America (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2005
Length5:16 - medley with Your Mind Is On Vacation

First known performance:
October 2, 1986, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
November 3, 2010, Morning Joe - only a snippet was broadcast
     (31 known performances, 3 as a snippet)


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