Noir Music | “Willie the Wimp” by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Okay. You have to watch this video and ponder the INSANE musical ability (and wardrobe) that is on display here. Special thanks to Hard-Boiled-Rick from BackAlleyNoir.com for the find. Stevie Ray Vaughan shows us noir music at its very best, enjoy:

Willie the Wimp was buried today,
They laid him to rest in a special way.
Sent him off in the finest style
That casket-mobile really drove ’em wild
Southside Chicago will think of him often
Talkin’ ’bout Willie the Wimp and his Cadillac coffin,
Willie the Wimp and his Cadillac coffin

That casket, it looked like a fine Seville
He had a vanity license and a Cadillac grille
Willie was propped up in the driver’s seat
He had diamonds on his fingers and a smile sweet
Fine red suit had the whole town talkin’
Talkin’ ’bout Willie the Wimp and his Cadillac coffin
Willie the Wimp and his Cadillac coffin

Oh, Cadillac to Heaven he was wavin’ the banner
He left like he lived, in a lively manner
With a-hundred dollar bills in his fingers tight
He had flowers for wheels and a-flashin’ headlights
He been wishin’ for wings, no way he was walkin’
Talkin’ ’bout Willie the Wimp and his Cadillac coffin
Yeah, Willie the Wimp and his Cadillac coffin

Keep whaling Willie. Let me know if you find anymore noir music that needs to be showcased!!

Noir Music Stevie Ray Vaughan

October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990 (we miss you SRV!)

Stevie Ray Vaughn image from jasobrecht.com

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