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Present Company

Present Company

Janis Ian

Used to drive a pipeline
from here to Blind Man's Bend
Tried and ride the main line
I went there with my friends
I like to be together
I like to be alone
Yes, and what I like best
is I like it like this
and I stay with you at home

Enjoy the present company
Eat some grits and hominy
Couldn't get much better for me
I enoy your company... ooo...

Used to drive an ocean liner
Sunk in '52
off the coast of Indochina
Yes, I sunk there, too

Frost on the jewel glass windows here
is ringing in the dawn, my dear
Spring is busting out of my ears
I wish that I was home

Enjoy the present company
Eat some grits and hominy
Couldn't get much better for me
I enoy the company... ooo...

You can wave a banner
I don't mind if you do
I'm running back to Louisiana
I'm gonna drink that mountain dew
Used to be a loner
and I'd run the highway tolls
What I run now is I'm running anyhow
and I stay with you at home

So joy to the present company
Joy to the grits and hominy
and a joy to getting better for me
I enjoy the company - ooo

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

    Visit the venue's website

  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

    Visit the venue's website

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