I saw Leo Kottke perform this song in 1986 or so? Dunno. It was at McCabe’s. He introduced the song by saying that he’d stayed up really late one night and smoked a whole lot of cigars while playing guitar in an effort to become Joe Pass. He did not become Joe Pass. However, he woke up in the state of mind the next day that caused him to write this song.
This is how I, and many of us, feel in the morning.
Jack Gets Up (.mp3, 6.5 meg)