Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
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Behind Closed Doors
Cry Your Blues Away
Mean Old Frisco
No More Lovers
She Ain't Nothing But Trouble
Someday
That's All Right Mama
That's Why I'm Lonesome

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Behind Closed Doors

by probably Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
recording of 1949-1952
from
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1949-1952) (Document 5203), copyright notice

Now, I don't want my baby standin' behind closed doors
No, I don't want my baby standin' behind a closed door
Now when the door is closed, no one but the Lord above to know

When I first met you, baby, you was behind a closed door
When I first met you, baby, you was behind a closed door
You know I was beggin' and beggin' you, make me a pallet1 on your floor

Darling, you know I love you, I love you for myself
Don't want you to fool around and find somebody else
I don't want you, baby, standing behind closed doors

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Note 1: pallet, a straw-filled tick or mattress or a small, hard, or temporary bed.

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Cry Your Blues Away

by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
recording of 1946-1949
from
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1946-1949) (Document 5202), copyright notice

Darling, unveil your face, go on and cry your blues away
Darling, unveil your face, go on and cry your blues away
You know I'm so glad trouble don't last always

Remember you told me I would never hear you say
Remember you told me I would never hear you say
That is the reason, darling, why I can't say goodbye

I'm gonna find someone to love me, someone I can call my own
I'm gonna find someone to love me, someone I can call my own
You know, I'm so tired of staying in this world alone

Darling, you don't want me, you really treat me like a slave
Darling, you don't want me, you really treat me like a slave
You know, some of these mornings I'll be dead and in my grave

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Mean Old Frisco

by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
recording of 19
from
That's Allright Mama (Relic 7036) & The Father of Rock & Roll (RCA LPV-573), copyright notice

Well, that mean old, mean old Frisco1, and that low down Santa Fe1
Well, that mean old Frisco, and that low down Santa Fe
Well it carried my baby away, and it's blown right back on me

I was standing, I was listening, for that Southern1 whistle blow
I was standing and listening for that Southern whistle to blow
Lord, she did not catch the Southern, and now where do you suppose that woman might have gone?

Well, then I ain't, I ain't got no, got no special rider here, Lord
I ain't got no special rider here
Well, I think I leave, 'cause I don't feel welcome

Well, my mama she done told me, and my papa told me, too
Well, my mama she done told me, and my papa told me, too
Everybody grins in your face son, well, they ain't no friends of yours

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Note 1: Frisco, Santa Fe, and Southern are the names of railroad lines.

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No More Lovers

by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

We won't be no more lovers, we gon' be old friends
We won't be no more lovers, we gonna be old friends
You can help me find a woman, I'll help you with your man

I was in love with you baby, you was in love with someone else
I was in love with you baby, you was in love with someone else
You know darn well that I loved you, and wanted you for myself

I even tried to love when I knew you was untrue
I even tried to love when I knew you was untrue
You went away and left me, I'll find someone who is true

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She Ain't Nothing But Trouble

by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
recording of 19
from
That's Allright Mama (RCA 61043-2 or Black Label 2006), copyright notice

I don't want my baby, Lord, foolin' around on me
I don't want my baby, Lord, foolin' around on me
She ain't nothin' but trouble, wherever she may be

Darlin', you ain't nothin' in the world but trouble, I love you just the same
Darlin', you ain't nothin' in the world but trouble, I love you just the same
I don't want my baby talkin' to another man

Take me, darlin', hold me in your arms,
love me, baby, love me all night long
You ain't nothin' in the world but trouble, wherever she may be

Now when the sun starts risin', Lord, I'm wringin' my hands and cryin'
Now when the sun starts risin', Lord, I'm wringin' my hands and cryin'
I love you, baby, I just can't get you off my mind

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Someday

by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Someday, baby, some, some old lonesome day,
Someday, baby, some, some old lonesome day
You know I won't be worried and treated this-a way

When I go in my room, I fall down on my knees and pray
When I go in my room, I fall down on my knees and pray
That I have someone to love me, and I wish that you were here

I have found somebody, some woman that really cares for me
I have found somebody, some woman that really cares for me
I mean I found a woman who wants to be my honey bee

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That's All Right (Mama)

by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
recording of 1946-1949
from
That's Allright Mama (Relic 7036) & That's Allright Mama (RCA 61043-2 or Black Label 2006) & The Father of Rock & Roll (RCA LPV-573) & Look on Yonder's Wall (Delmark 614) & Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1946-1949) (Document 5202), copyright notice

Well now, that's all right, now mama, that's all right for you
That's all right mama, just anyway you do
Now that's all right, that's all right
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

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Well, my mama she done told me. pap's done told me too
Son, that gal you're foolin' with, she ain't no good for you
But that's all right, that's all right
That's all right, now mama, any way you do

I'm leaving town tomorrow. leaving town for sure
Then you won't be bothered with me hanging 'round your door
But that's all right, that's all right
That's all right, mama, any way you do

I oughta mind my pap, guess I'm not too smart
If I was I'd leave you, go before you break my heart
But that's all right. that's all right
That's alright, mama, any way you do

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Note: "That's All Right" proved Elvis Presley's ticket to Sun Records stardom.

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That's Why I'm Lonesome

by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
recording of 1946-1949
from
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1946-1949) (Document 5202), copyright notice

Well, I've got no one to love me, guess I'm all alone
That's why I'm worried, darling, and I'm all alone
You know I'm worried, yes, I'm lonesome
You know I'm lonesome baby, in this world for you

Sometimes I'm on the wonder, wonder to myself
You know I love you, baby, and you love somebody else
But I am wondering, yes, I'm wondering
You know I'm wondering, baby, in this world for you

I ain't got nobody, I'm here all alone
The one I love, she really don't stay at home
That's why I'm lonesome, yes, I'm lonesome
You know I'm lonesome, baby, in this world for you

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