Deacon Blues
Steely Dan
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Learn to work the saxophone
I play just what I feel
Drink Scotch whisky all night long
And die behind the wheel
They got a name for the winners in the world
I want a name when I lose
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
Call me Deacon Blues
1978
19
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978
  • from the album Aja (1977)
  • on the record:
       Donald Fagen- vocals, synthesizer, whistle
       Walter Becker- bass
       Larry Carlton- guitar
       Lee Ritenour- guitar
       Pete Christlieb- tenor saxophone
       Victor Feldman- keyboards, percussion, vibraphone
       Venetta Fields- backing vocals
       Clydie King- backing vocals
       Sherlie Matthews- backing vocals
       Bernard "Pretty" Purdie- drums
  • written by Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
  • produced by Gary Katz
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