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Jazzman was released in 1974 on the album "Wrap Around Joy" by Carole King. She is well known for the 70s popular music that lives on today with hits such as "I Feel The Earth Move" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman".

Many of today's generation know this song not from an oldies station, but as the song that Lisa Simpson sang with Bleeding Gums Murphy (voice done by James Earl Jones) (Season 1, Moaning Lisa (please note the humor in this episode in the cloud scene - all of the images were of characters played by James Earl Jones)). This rendition has been featured on the music of the Simpsons and the episodes is one that appears as "Best of the Simpsons" collections.


When the Jazzman's testifying, a faithless man believes,
He can sing you into paradise or bring you to your knees.

It's a gospel kind-a feeling, a touch of Georgia slide,
a song of pure revival and a style that sanctified.

Jazzman, take my blues away.
Make my pain the same as yours
with every chance you play.
Jazzman, Oh Jazzman.
When the Jazzman's signifying and the band is winding low.
It's the late night side of morning in the darkness of his soul.

He can fill a room with sadness as he fills his horn with tears.
He can cry like a fallen angel when risin' time is near.
Jazzman, take my blues away.
Make my pain the same as yours
with every chance you play.
Oh, lift me,
won't you lift me
with every turn around.
Play it sweetly,
take me down,
Oh Jazzman.

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