Leave It All Behind Ya

by Jason Benjamin

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This song is a tribute to Louis Armstrong, written by Jason Benjamin, copyright 2014. True Libra Music, ASCAP
image courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

lyrics

Do you want to get to the top coming from the bottom?
Go blow your own horn, smoke 'em if you got 'em
And when the heebie jeebies get in your way
You gotta leave it all behind ya just like Louis say

Well if the spirit is right, we'll find a way to get by
Though the money's getting low and rent is too damn high
And there's still more dues that we gotta pay
You gotta leave it all behind ya just like Louis say

Way down in New Orleans
That land of dreams
I'm gonna take my baby there someday
And then we'll leave it all behind us just like Louis say

'Cuz when it's easy come
It's easy go
And when you gotta go like ol' Satchmo
Come on and leave it all behind ya, now let it go!

credits

released July 25, 2014
Jason Benjamin: trumpet, vocals
Chris Johnson: piano, bass guitar, harmony vocals
Curt Garey: drums, percussion
Stefan Zeniuk: bass saxophone

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Jason Benjamin

Jason Benjamin is a New York City-based trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter, and proponent of the hot jazz revival since 2005. His Lime Juice Jazz band is a unique mix of hot, classic jazz and swing with splashes of Latin and exotica.

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