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The Mauro Tapes 1. Crickets, not at the Crossroads (Willin’ Cover)

Jack O’Malley, featuring Mauro Tirannosauro on ultrasonic backing vocals, in a back-facing cover of Willin’ by Little Feat, looking South.

Making sense of the reference to crickets implies either a deep knowledge of places around Tatti, Southern Tuscany, where this video was shot, o sending a mail to micalosapevo@pibinko.org to inquire.

I been warped by the rain
Driven by the snow
I’m drunk and dirty, don’t you know
And I’m still… willin’

And I was out on the road late at night
I seen my pretty Alice in every headlight
Alice, Dallas Alice

I’ve been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah
Driven every kind of rig that’s ever been made
Driven the back roads
So I wouldn’t get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites, and wine
And you show me a sign
I’ll be willin’… to be movin’

Well, I’ve been kicked by the wind
Robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in
But I’m still on my feet
And I’m still… willin’

I smuggled some smokes
And folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun
Every time I go to Mexico
And I’m still…

And I been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah
Driven every kind of rig that’s ever been made
Driven the back roads
So I wouldn’t get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites, and wine
And you show me a sign
I’ll be willin’… to be movin’