Songs from a Shed by Pete Bradley

Songs From A Shed is a collection of ten songs written and performed by pete bradley

Sittin' Here Thinkin'

8. Sittin' Here Thinkin' - A hangover from my blues days. I've always liked that sixteen bar format and the six eight rhythm and this is the only song on here that I wrote many years ago, the late sixties to be truthful. They were heady days and I was trying to do three or four gigs a week all over the north and midlands of England and hold down a real job. Which was like, get in at three or four in the morning and go out to work at seven. Well you can't do that for long and so like any reasonable human being I caved in. Doctors then had no explanation for physical and mental exhaustion so they gave me Valium and something which I think was called Tryptazol or something like that. So the T stuff sent me to sleep and the V stuff woke me up but it didn't make me better it made me worse. In the end my mam came to my rescue and chucked the stuff away then went to a chemist, probably in tears I don't know for sure but having kids myself if one of them was in the state I was in I'd be in tears. Anyway she came back with a "tonic" which the chemist had "made up". It looked like Irn brew and tasted foul but I took it and because my mam had got it for me I believed it'd do me good and eventually I got better. However that was after one morning waking up and my hands wouldn't work so the guitar playing was out the window and maybe not burning the candle at both ends helped a bit too. Anyhow this song is for me mam but I never told her, anyway she would have said, "That's nice luv," and that would have been it. Sad thing is I can't tell her now.

All songs conceived, written and performed by Pete Bradley

Recorded, mixed and mastered at "The Shed", Nottingham UK

Photography by the "Lovely Jo" Bradley

Art work by MXPress UK Nottingham UK

All songs © Mysty Dgynn Music Ltd.