I Wish't I Was in Peoria

by Tim Gill

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Ahoy! Tim Gill and his Homebodies set sail with this great number from 1925. As the boys play their respective parts from their homes in quarantine, there's only one place they REALLY want to be...Peoria!

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Verse 1:
S. O. S., S. O. S., Captain we are lost,
Our ship is wallowing in the sea, by wind and wave we're tossed.
Lifeboats here, lifeboats there, Hear the screams and moans,
The captain shouts "All hands on deck!" and says in trembling tones:

Chorus 1:
Oh, how I wish't I was in Peoria, Peoria tonight.
Oh how I miss the "goils" in Peoria, Peoria, tonight.
Oh you can pick a morning gloria right off the sidewalks of Peoria.
Oh, how I wish't I was in Peoria, Peoria tonight.

Verse 2:
What a song, what a song, Hear the wild applause,
The Metropolian Op'ra House is crowded to the doors,
"Bravo" here, "bravo" there, "Bravo" with a bang,
Gatzi Katzi sang a song, and this is what he sang:

Chorus 2:
Oh, how I wish't I was in Peoria, Peoria tonight.
Oh how I miss the flies in Peoria, Peoria, tonight.
Why should I sing Toreadoria when I can sing about Peoria.
Oh, how I wish't I was in Peoria, Peoria tonight.

credits

released May 16, 2020
Tim Gill: Vocals, Guitars, Ukulele, Trumpet, Band Arrangement
Jason Fabus: Clarine, Saxophone
Ben Devit: Trombone, Melodrama
Nick Schaadt: String Bass
Gareth Price: Drumkit, Yelling, Winchester Rifle

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Tim Gill Los Angeles, California

Tim Gill is a dynamic, award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and tongue-in-cheek comedian who combines timeless love songs, wry knee-slapping humor, and inventive original material; he wraps them in high-octane, hard-swinging arrangements to create a dynamic show that puts an exciting 21st century twist on the Great American Songbook. ... more

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