Barfly's Lament

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A song inspired by a song, inspired by a song. In this case Findlay Napier’s “One for the Ditch” in turn inspired by George Jones’ “Bartender Blues”. I’m a huge fan of Findlay’s work and wrote this song the day after seeing him perform both the songs a few years back.


The bartender stands and polishes glasses
Straightens the bottles as I sit and look on
I order another he pours me a whisky
My ticket to nowhere to forget that I’m gone

Long, lonely sleepless nights
Lost in a world on my own
Counting the days since you left me here
Wondering how can I make it alone?

Last orders are called have one for the highway
One for the memory of days lost in time
And outside the front door alone in the city
Back to the four walls that I can call mine


We drifted apart you no longer loved me
You went your own way, a promised new start

Lying here on my bed the pictures fly by me
Reminds me the stories of days long since gone
And as the day closes I know in the morning
I’ll lie here awake at the break of the dawn.

Wondering how can I make it alone?
Wondering how can I make it alone?


from Looking At The Tracks, released June 30, 2017
Gary Anderson – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Mike Knowles – Drums
Jim Reid – Bass
Rhona Macfarlane – Piano
Sandy Tweeddale – Electric Guitars
Neil “Wishy” Wishart – Harmonica
Clare Hesketh – Vocals



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Kinnaber Junction Montrose, UK

Kinnaber Junction is the musical vehicle for Montrose singer/songwriter Gary Anderson. With over 30 years of gigging behind him Gary has gained a wealth of experience covering a wide range of instruments and genres . Looking at the tracks pulls all this experience together ... more

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