Jimmie Standing in the Rain

Album: National Ransom (2010)
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  • The protagonist of this piece of melancholy ragtime is a failed fake "cowboy" singer roaming around the music halls in 1937 Northern England – "Now you're walking off to jeers, the lonely sound of jingling spurs."
  • Costello revisited the character on his 2018 song "Under Lime," which finds Jimmie struggling to stage a comeback and getting humiliated on a quiz show.
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