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* additions of June/July 2000 (Including the complete albums: Let The Good Times Roll (1999) , Makin' Love Is Good For You (2000) and Riding With The King (2000)
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Table Of Content for page 2 (38 songs, 30 soundclips)

Caldonia (1)
* Caldonia (2)
Call It Stormy Monday
Can't Get Enough
Catfish Blues
Caught A Touch Of Your Love
Chains And Things
Change In Your Loving
* Choo Choo Ch'boogie
Come Back Baby
Come By Here
* Come Rain Or Come Shine
Confessin' The Blues
Cryin' Won't Help You
Dark Is The Night
Darlin' You Know I Love You
Darling What Happened
Days Of Old (1)
* Days Of Old (2)

Did You Ever Love A Woman Don't Answer The Door
Don't Change On me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
* Don't Go No Farther
Don't Look Now But I've Got The Blues
Downhearted
Down Now
Driving Wheel
Drowning In The Sea Of Love
Early Every Morning
Early In The Morning (1)
* Early In The Morning (2)
Everybody's Had The Blues
Everyday I Have The Blues(1)
Everyday I Have The Blues(2)
Everyday I Have The Blues(3)
Everything I Do Is Wrong
Eyesight To The Blind

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Caldonia (Version 1)

soundclip


by Fleecie Moore
recording of 1971

from In London (MCA 10843), copyright notice

Hey, I'm walking with my woman, she got great big feet
Long, lean and angry, she ain't had nothing to eat
But she's my woman, and I love her just the same
She's a fine looking woman, and Caldonia is her name

Now here we go!

Caldonia, Caldonia, what makes your big head so hard
I love her, yeah, I love her just the same
Give me that now

I'm crazy about the woman, 'cause Caldonia is her name
Can we do it once more?

Caldonia, Caldonia, what makes your big head so hard, oh
Caldonia, Caldonia, Caldonia

 

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Caldonia (Version 2)

soundclip


by Fleecie Moore
recording of 1999

from Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan (MCA 12042), copyright notice

Walking with my baby, she got great big feet
Long, lean and cranky and ain't had nothing to eat
But she's my baby, I love her just the same
I'm crazy about my baby 'cause Caldonia is her name

Caldonia, Caldonia
What makes your big head so hard?
I love you, I love you just the same
I'm crazy about you, baby, 'cause Caldonia is your name

You know my mother told me to leave Caldonia alone
No kidding, that what she said
She said, "Son, the woman ain't no good, leave her alone"
But mama didn't know what Caldonia had been putting down
So I'm going down to Caldonia's house and ask her just one more time

Caldonia, Caldonia
What makes your big head so hard?
I love you, love you just the same
I'm crazy about you, baby, 'cause Caldonia is your name

 

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Call It Stormy Monday (With Albert Collins)

soundclip


by Aaron T. Walker
recording of February 15-19, 1991, Memphis

from Blues Summit (MCAD-10710), copyright notice

They called it stormy Monday, but Tuesday is as just as bad
Oh they called it, they called it stormy Monday, but Tuesday, Tuesday is as just as bad
Oh, Wednesday is worst, and Thursday, oh so sad

The eagle flies on Friday, now Saturday I'll go out to play
Oh the eagle, the eagle flies on Friday Saturday I'll go out and play
Sunday I'll go to church, and I fall on my knees and pray

I say, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me
But Lord, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me
You know I'm crazy 'bout my baby Lord, please send my baby back on to me

Help me out here man, help me out

Sun rise in the east, it set up in the west
Yes, the sun rise in the east baby, and it set up in the west
It's hard to tell, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell, which one, which one, which one a little bad

Yeah! Go ahead, do it one more time

Oh the eagle flies on Friday, Saturday I'll go out to play
Oh the eagle flies on Friday, you know Saturday I'll go out to play
Sunday I'll go out to the signify church
Oh when I'll fall down on my knees and pray

I say, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me
Lord, Lord, Lord have mercy on me
Please, have mercy on me
You know I'm crazy, crazy 'bout my baby
Please, send her back, send her back on to me

Yeah!

 

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Can't Get Enough

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by Jerry Williams
recording of 1988

from King of Blues: 1989 (MCA MCAD-42183), copyright notice

I've been tossing and turning all night
Staring into the darkness
Afraid to turn on the light
It's got nothing to do with money
I just sure enough want you, honey
And I just can't rest
Till I get it right
'Cause when the morning breeze
Starts blowing
That's when you hear me call your name
That's when my love starts showing
It's getting serious, baby
End of the game

'Cause I can't get enough of your love
I said I can't get enough of your love
I can't get enough of your love
I said I can't get enough of your love

You got me walking round in circles
Yeah I'm always pacing the floor
'Cause this life I'm living without you
I just can't take no more

When the morning breeze starts blowing
I can hear you call my name
That's when my love starts showing
It's getting serious, baby
End of the game

'Cause I can't get enough of your love
I said I can't get enough of your love
I can't get enough of your love
I said I can't get enough of your love

'Cause when the morning breeze
Starts blowing
I can hear me call your name
That's when my love starts showing
It's getting serious, baby
End of the game

'Cause I can't get enough of your love
I can't get enough of your love
I said I can't get enough of your love
I said I can't get enough of your love

I can't get enough of your love

 

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Catfish Blues

soundclip


by B.B. King / Joe Josea
recording of 19

from My Kind of Blues (Crown 5188) & Paying the Cost to Be the Boss (Delta 17141) & B.B.'s Boogie (Mastertone 8342), copyright notice

Well, I wish I was a catfish
Swimmin' in the deep blue sea
I'd have all you women
Fishin' after me
Fishin' after me
Fishin' after me

Well, I'm broke and I'm hungry
Ragged and I'm dirty too
Well, if I clean up, baby, can I
Stay home with you
Stay home with you
Stay home with you

If I can't, can't come in
Let me sit down front of your door
I'll leave so early, your
Mom won't know
Won't never know
Won't never know

Oh, I know, know my baby
Well, she's going to jump and shout
When my train pulls in and I
I come walkin' out
Come walkin' out
Come walkin' out

Yes, I'm goin', babe I'm goin'
And your crying won't make me stay
Oh, the more you cry, baby
More I'll go away
More I'll go away
More I'll go away

Well now I know, I know you don't want me
Why in the world won't you tell me so?
Then I won't be caught, baby, 'round
Your house no more
Your house no more
Your house no more

 

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Caught A Touch Of Your Love

soundclip


by Craig Bickhart / John Best / J. Keller
recording of 1995

from Lucille & Friends (MCA 33008), copyright notice

I'm not feeling like I usually do
I think it might have something
To do with you
Every time you're near me
My body gets hot
Don't need a doctor
I know what I've got

Caught a touch of your love
It came on overnight
I must have held you too tight
Last night
Caught a touch of your love

Your affection has affected me
I'm feeling kind of dizzy
And weak in the knees
I've been in love before
But never so bad
You're in my system
And it's driving me mad

The fever from your kisses
Tears me apart
It starts from your lips
And goes straight to my heart
No use pretending
'Cause baby, I'm sure
There's no cure
And I've just gotta have more

 

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Chains And Things

soundclip


by B.B. King / Dave Clark
recording of 1970

from King Of The Blues 4 CD Box Set (MCA MCAD4-10677), copyright notice

Woke up this morning,
after another one of those crazy dreams
Oh, nothing is going right this morning,
the whole world is wrong it seems
Oh, I guess it's the chain that bind me
I can't shake it loose these chains and things

Got to work this morning,
seems like everything is lost
I got a cold hearted wrong doing woman,
and a slave driving ball
I can't loosen these chains that bind me,
can't shake them loosen these chains and things
Just can't loosen these chains and things

Well you talk about hard luck and trouble,
seems to be my middle name
All the odds are against me,
yes, I can only play a losing game
These chains that bind me,
can't loosen these chains and things
Just can't loosen these chains and things

Oh, I would pack up and leave today people,
but I ain't got nowhere to go
Ain't got money to buy a ticket,
and I don't feel like walking anymore
These chains that bind me
I can't lose, I can't lose these chains and things

 

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Change In Your Loving

soundclip


by Joe Amato / Trade Martin
recording of 1988

from King of Blues: 1989 (MCA MCAD-42183), copyright notice

There's a change in your loving
Strange kind of loving
A change in your loving
You are cold to the touch
Change in your loving
Strange kind of loving, baby
A change in your loving
Once you loved me so much

You started a fire
Inside of me
My burning hot body
Was a hundred and three
But lately I'm feeling
A drop in temperature
You're cooling down, baby
And I'm begging for more

There's a change in your loving
Strange kind of loving
A change in your loving
You are cold to the touch
Change in your loving
Strange kind of loving, baby
A change in your loving
Once you loved me so much

With you I was feeling
So secure
When I was down and had the blues
You had the cure
Now things are so different
But I believe I understand
I may be sharing your lips
With another man

Change in your loving
Strange kind of loving

A change in your loving
You are cold to the touch
There's a change in your loving
Strange kind of loving, baby
A change in your loving
Once you loved me so much

A change in your loving
A change in your loving

 

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Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

soundclip


by Denver Darling / Milton Gabler / Vaughn Horton
recording of 1999

from Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan (MCA 12042), copyright notice

Headin' for the station with a pack on my back
I'm tired of transportation in the back of my hack
I love to hear the rhythm of the clickety clack
And hear the lonesome whistle, see the smoke from the stack to pal around
With democratic fellow named Mac
So take me right back to the track, Jack

Choo-choo, choo-choo, ch'boogie, woo-woo
Woo-woo, ch'boogie, choo-choo, choo-choo, ch'boogie
Take me right back to the track, Jack

You reach your destination but you don't go back
You need some compensation to get back in the black
You take a morning paper from the top of the stack
And read the situations from the front to the back
But the only job that's open needs a man with a knack
So put it right back in the rack, Jack

Choo-choo, choo-choo, ch'boogie, woo-woo
Woo-woo, ch'boogie, choo-choo, choo-choo, ch'boogie
Take me right back to the track, Jack

Gonna settle down by the railroad track
Live the life O'Riley in the beat down shack
When I hear a whistle I can peep thru the crack
Watch the train rollin' when it's ballin' the jack
Love to hear the rhythm of the clickety clack
So take me right back to the track, Jack

Choo-choo, choo-choo, ch'boogie, woo-woo
Woo-woo, ch'boogie, choo-choo, choo-choo, ch'boogie
Take me right back to the track, Jack

Take me right back to the track, Jack

 

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Come Back Baby


by
recording of 1966

from The Soul of B. B. King (United 7714), copyright notice

Come back, baby, don't break up my home
Yeah, you know I'm gonna miss you darlin'
After you are gone
Come back, baby, can we talk it over one more time

Oh baby, you know this world wasn't made in one day
Woah, we can talk it over, darling
Before you go away
Come back baby, let's talk it over one more time

Well now, baby, don't break up my heart
Well, Lord it hurts me so bad, darling
For us to have to part
So come back, baby, yeah, we can talk it over one more time

Well, come back, baby, you know just what I love you
Well, if I can't be with you, darling
Send me to heaven above
So come back, baby
Can't we talk it over, one more time

 

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Come By Here


by
recording of probably 1976

from B.B. King Anthology (ABC 5611), copyright notice

Come by here, baby, come by here
Come by here, baby, come by here
Come by here, baby, come by here
Oh baby, won't you come by here

I love you baby, come by here
I love you baby, come by here
I love you baby, come by here
Oh baby, won't you come by here

I want you baby, come by here
I want you baby, come by here
I want you baby, come by here
Oh baby, won't you come by here

We'll get married, come by here
We'll get married, come by here
We'll get married, come by here
Oh baby, won't you come by here

Come by here good-looking, come by here
I need you, come by here
Come by here good-looking, come by here
Oh baby, won't you come by here

 

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Come Rain Or Come Shine

soundclip


by probably Johnny Mercer / Harold Arlen
recording of 2000

from Riding With The King (Warner Brothers 47612), copyright notice

I'm gonna love you
Like nobody's loved you
Come rain or come shine
High as a mountain and deep as a river
Come rain or come shine

Well I guess when you met me
That it were just one of those things
Don't you ever bet me
'Cause I'm gonna be true if you let me

Oh you're gonna love me
Like nobody's loved me
Come rain or come shine
Happy together unhappy together
Won't that be fine

Day may be cloudy or sunny
We're either in or we're out of our money
I'm with you always
I'm with you rain or shine

You're gonna love me
Like nobody's loved me
Come rain or come shine
Happy together unhappy together
Won't that be fine

Day may be cloudy or sunny
We're in or we're out of our money
I'm with you always
I'm with you rain or shine
Rain or shine
I'm with you always
I'm with you rain or shine

 

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Confessin' The Blues

soundclip


by Walter Brown / Jay McShann
recording of 1969

from King Of The Blues 4 CD Box Set (MCA MCAD4-10677), copyright notice

Yeah, here I stand before you with my heart in my hand
I want you to great it baby, hopin' that you'll understand
I said baby, honey please don't dog me around
Because I'd rather love you woman, honey than anyone else I know in town

Because you're so nice and lovely and you have such pleasant ways
If you take to your heart I'll be there the rest of my days
I said baby, that's the truth
Honey, I declare I wouldn't lie
Because I gotta love you baby
If I don't, I swear I hope I die

Oh baby, don't you want a man like me?
Can you hear me woman, don't you want a man like me?
You gotta think, you gotta think about our future, baby
And you forget about your used to be

Well, my days are long and dreary
and the sun refuse to shine
I will never be blue and lonely
only if I knew where you are
I got the blues baby
You can make everything alright
Can I see you today baby
Or will it have to be tomorrow night

Yes, this is still my confession baby
And I'm thrilled by all your charms
It seems that I'm in heaven when I hold you in my arms
Baby, woman you can have me for yourself
You know I was meant for you baby
And I don't want nobody else, no I don't

Hey, you told me that you love me, woman, you meant it from the start
You said that we would be together until death do us part
But you lied to me baby, yes and you called it on the phone
Now how can I be happy woman, with all the wrong you done

When you know just where I stand
I don't wanna lose you woman, wanna keep you if I can
But baby, baby you know I never had a friend
You're my one and only woman, you're all I have that stays
Now let me come in here

 

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Cryin' Won't Help You

soundclip


by Hudson Whittaker a.k.a. Tampa Red
recording of 19

from The Best of the Memphis Masters (ACE 801), copyright notice

Oh, no matter what you say baby, no matter what you do
The way you've been treating me woman,
is coming back home to you
And your crying won't help you woman
Oh, crying won't help you baby
Oh, crying won't help you woman
'Cause you've been so mean to me

Oh, you must remember baby, no matter where you go
Watch those seeds just scatter woman,
because you're gonna reap just what you sow
And your crying won't help you woman
Oh, crying won't help you now
Oh, crying won't help you baby
'Cause you been so mean to me

Oh, the way you've been treating me woman,
just can't understand
Oh, I'm gonna leave you woman,
let you do the best you can
And your crying won't help you woman
Oh, crying won't help you now
Oh, crying won't help you woman
'Cause you been so mean to me
Look out!

Oh, just before I leave you woman,
just before I shake your hand
I'm gonna get me a woman baby,
not to get you mad
And your crying won't help you woman
Oh, crying won't help you now
Oh, crying won't help you baby
'Cause you been so mean to me

 

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Dark Is The Night

soundclip


by B.B. King / Jules Taub / Davis
recording of 1956

from Do The Boogie! B.B. King's Early 50's Classics (Virgin 39654), copyright notice

Part 1:

Blues has got me, there is teardrops in my eyes
Yes the blues has got me, there is teardrops in my eyes
Well dark is the night, since my baby said goodbye

Oh how I've suffered since my baby went away
Yes how I've suffered since my baby went away
And I've got that feeling that my baby's gone to stay

Take me back baby, forgive me for the wrong I've done
Yes take me back darling, forgive me for the wrong I've done
Well I know I love you, and you're the only one

Yes talk to me baby, call me on the telephone
Yeah talk to me baby, call me on the telephone
Yes the blues has got me, and I want my baby home

Yes if your baby love you, keep her home and treat her nice
Oh if your baby love you, you better keep her home and treat her nice
Well never mistreat a good woman, this is some doggone good advice

Part 2:

Yes it's been so long since I've seen my baby's face
Well it's been so long since I've seen my baby's face
I'm tellin' you people, no one else can ever take her place

Yes the doorbell is ringing, I know there must be somethin' wrong
Yes the doorbell is ringing, I know it must be somethin' wrong
Well look-a here it's my baby, she's done changed her mind and come home

So hurry baby, come on in and close the door
Yes hurry baby, come on in and close the door
Let me put my arms around you baby, so my nights won't be dark no more

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Darlin' You Know I Love You

soundclip


by B.B. King / Jules Bihari
recording of 1982

from King Of The Blues 4 CD Box Set (MCA MCAD4-10677), copyright notice

Darlin', darlin' you know I love you,
I love you, for myself
But you're gone, gone and left me for someone else

I think of you, think of you every morning
I dream of you, every night, and with love,
love to be with you always

When night began to fall,
I cry, cry alone
And I wish, maybe I can hold you in my arms tonight

Oh, darlin', darlin' you know I love you,
I love you, for myself
But you're gone, gone and left me for someone else

 

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Darling What Happened

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1998

from Blues on the Bayou (MCA 11879), copyright notice

Oh darling, what happened to that beautiful smile?
The ones you gave me any time we were face to face
Oh is it someone else taking my place
Oh baby, what happened

Oh what happened to those fast heartbeats?
The ones that excited me so
Oh tell me, don't you love me
Oh, baby, don't you care any more?
Darling, what happened

Oh it's so sad what a little time can do
Oh when you're hanging out with another
Losing a love with you
All those good times we had
Baby, just me and you

Oh darling, before I go
There's one thing I'd like to know
Don't you love me?
Don't you care any more?
Darling, what happened

 

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Days Of Old (Version 1)


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of probably 1960

from The Great B.B. King (B. B. King and His Orchestra) (Crown CLP 5143), copyright notice

Way back yonder in the days of old
The men was workin' but not savin' any dough
Then came a woman lookin' real cool
She said to herself, "Now, that's my fool"

I'm gonna ball tonight
I'm gonna ball tonight
Well, I can't break the rule
'Cause every man is some woman's fool

I met a girl on the avenue
She was shy and I was blue
Like a teacher and a student in the school
She looked at me and said, "You're my fool"

Way back yonder in the days of old
The men was workin' but not savin' any dough
Then came a woman lookin' real cool
She begin then to play every man for a fool

I'm gonna ball tonight
I'm gonna ball tonight
Well, it's no use to break the rule
'Cause every man is some woman's fool

Yeah, I'm gonna ball tonight
Gonna ball tonight
I'm gonna ball tonight
I'm gonna ball tonight
Well, it's no use to break the rule
'Cause every man is some woman's fool

 

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Days Of Old (Version 2)

soundclip


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of 2000

from Riding With The King (Warner Brothers 47612), copyright notice

Way back yonder in the days of old
The men was workin' but not savin' any dough
Then came a woman lookin' real cool
She said to herself "Now, that's my fool"
I'm gonna ball tonight
I'm gonna ball tonight
Well you can't break the rule because every man is some woman's fool

Met a girl on the avenue
She was shy and I was blue
Like a teacher and a student in the school
Looked at me and said "You're my fool"
Gonna ball tonight
We're gonna ball tonight
Man I can't break a rule cause every man is some woman's fool

Way back yonder in the days of old
The men was workin' but not savin' any dough
Then came a woman lookin' real cool
She said to herself "Now, that's my fool"
I'm gonna ball tonight
I'm gonna ball tonight
Well you can't break the rule because every man is some woman's fool

I'm gonna ball tonight
We're gonna ball tonight
We're gonna ball tonight
We're gonna ball tonight
Well I can't break the rule because every man is some woman's fool

 

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Did You Ever Love A Woman

soundclip


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of 1951-1957

from RPM Hits 1951-1957 (ACE 712), copyright notice

Did you ever love a woman
And you loved her with all your might
Did you ever love a woman
And you loved her with all your might
Well, and you knew all the time
That the woman wasn't treating you right

You fix her breakfast in the morning
Stay at home everyday
Even wash the dishes
If she has to go away
You send the children to school
Even mend their hose
Stay up all nights with the babies
Even wash their dirty clothes

Did you ever love a woman
And you loved her with all your might
Yes, and you knew all the time
That the woman wasn't treating you right

But when it's time to go to bed
The woman grabs you in her arms
She holds you real tight
She hugs you with all her charms
She calls you a lot of sweet names
Then she turns out the light
She sets your soul on fire
And you say, "Baby, everything is all right"

Did you ever love a woman
And you loved her with all your might
Yes, and you knew all the time
That the woman wasn't treating you right

 

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Don't Answer The Door

soundclip


by James Johnson
recording of 1966

from King Of The Blues 4 CD Box Set (MCA MCAD4-10677), copyright notice

Woman, I don't want a soul,
hangin' around my house when I'm not home
Whoa, I don't want a soul, baby,
hangin' around my house when I'm not home
I don't want you to answer the door for nobody, baby,
oh, when you're home and you know you're all alone

I don't want your sister comin' by,
because the little girl she talk too much
If she wanna come by to visit us,
tell her to meet us Sunday, down at the church
'Cause I don't want a soul, baby,
hangin' around my house when I'm not at home
Yes, I don't want you to answer the door for nobody, baby,
oh, when you're home and you know you're all alone

If your mother wanna visit us,
tell her I get home bout the break a day
And that's too late to visit anybody, baby,
so, tell her to please stay away
'Cause I don't want a soul, baby,
hangin' around my house when I'm not at home
Yes, I don't want you to open the door for anybody, baby,
oh, when you're home and you know you're all alone

Now, if you feel a little sick, baby,
and you know you're home all alone,
I don't want the doctor at my house, baby,
you just suffer till I get home
'Cause I don't want a soul, baby,
hangin' around my house when I'm not at home
Yes, I don't want you to open the door for nobody, baby,
when you're home and all alone

 

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Don't Change On Me

soundclip


by Holiday / Reeves
recording of 1982

from Love Me Tender (MCA MCAD-886), copyright notice

Girl, you're my sunshine
You chase away the raindrops
Make it all worthwhile
Make all the pain stop
Just like a river you keep love flowing
Don't let our world stop, keep it growing

Oh I like you just the way you are
Honey, don't change on me
Don't change on me
Please don't change on me
Girl, you're my lucky star
Don't change on me
Don't change on me
(Please) don't ever change

I used to wonder where would I find
Some kind of happiness and peace of mind
I was living in darkness
Oh but then you came
Bringing in the sunlight
And easing my pain

Oh I like you just the way you are
Honey, don't change on me
Don't change on me
Please don't change on me
Girl, you're my lucky star
Don't change on me
Don't change on me
(Please) don't ever change

If there's a heaven
Then this is my prayer
Lord knows I want to know you
If we ever should meet there
And then forever we'll walk together
Nothing but sunshine
And no more stormy weather

Oh I like you just the way you are
Honey, don't change on me
Don't change on me
Please don't change on me
Girl, you're my lucky star
Don't change on me
Don't change on me
(Please) don't ever change

 

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Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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by Duke Ellington / Bob Russell
recording of 1961

from King Of The Blues 4 CD Box Set (MCA MCAD4-10677), copyright notice

Missed the Saturday dance,
heard they crowded the floor
It's awfully different without you,
don't get around much anymore

Thought I visit the club,
got as far as the door
I just couldn't bear without you,
I don't get around much anymore

Darling I guess, my mind is more at ease
but nevertheless, why stir up memories
Been invited on a date,
I might have gone, but what for
I just couldn't bear it without you,
I don't get around much anymore

Don't get around much anymore

 

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Don't Go No Farther

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by B.B. King
recording of 2000

from Makin' Love Is Good for You (MCA 112241), copyright notice

You need meat, go to the market
You need bread, try the bakery
If you need love, baby
Don't go no farther
Just come on home with me

I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody
I want somebody to love me

You need grits, go to the grocery
You need fish, go to the sea
You need love, baby
Don't look no farther
Just come on home with me

I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody
I want somebody to love me

You need money, go to the bank, dear
You need honey, look for the bees
You need love, baby
Don't go no farther
Just come on home with me

I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody
I want somebody to love me

I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody

I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody
I got to love somebody
I want somebody to love me

 

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Don't Look Now But I've Got The Blues

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by Lee Hazlewood
recording of 1950's

from My Sweet Little Angel (Flair V2-39103), copyright notice

My pockets are empty, I feel so low
If somebody loves me, ain't said so
And I got holes in both of my shoes
Don't look now but I've got the blues

There ain't nobody on this old earth
Who'll give a nickel for what I'm worth
I got more worries that I can use
Don't look now but I've got the blues

Troubles everywhere, I act like I don't care
But it's not true
'Cause I remember things, so many many things
But mostly, I remember you

I'm gonna go some place else
And cry these tears all by myself
I ain't got nothing left to lose
Don't look now but I've got the blues

 

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Downhearted


by
recording of probably 1962

from Blues in My Heart (Crown CLP-5309) & Heart Full of Blues (United 7703), copyright notice

I've been downhearted
Ever since the day we met
Baby I've been down hearted
Ever since the day we met
I've been loving nothing but the blues
Baby, how blue can you get?

My love burned like a fire
Your love burned like a cigarette
Yes, my love burned like a fire
Your love burned like a cigarette
Yes, I've seen you put it down and crush it
Baby, how blue can you get?

Oh you're evil when I'm with you, baby
And you're jealous when we're apart
Yes, you're evil when I'm with you, baby
And you're jealous when we're apart
How blue can you get baby
The answer's right here in my heart

I gave you a brand new Ford
But you said, "I want a Cadillac"
I bought you a ten dollar dinner
and you said, "Thanks for the snack"
I let you live in my penthouse
You said it just a shack
I gave seven children
And now you wanna give them back
I said, "I've been down hearted baby,
ever since the day we met"
I've been loving nothing but the blues
Tell me how blue can you get?

 

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Down Now


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of 19

from Blues Around Midnight (Ace 235 or Virgin/Alliance 86258 or Atlantic 91801), copyright notice

I keep on tryin' to get ahead, I'm doin' the best I can
But every time I try to pull up
They pull me right back down again
You got me down now and I hope you're satisfied
Oh, it's so hard to to try to keep my head up
Yes, when you're puttin' pressure on me
From every side, every side

Even Uncle Sam say
I owe a lot of money way back from nineteen fifty six
Now, how could I owe him anything
When that whole year I was sick
They won't let me make my money
Won't even let me buy my clothes
Oh, it's so hard to get something to eat
Yes, and now they want to throw me outdoors
Throw me outdoors

Yes, everybody's laughin' at me
I can see the joy in their eyes
They're glad because I'm down now
Just look at the Devils in disguise
And I have no-one to turn to
No-one to lend me a helpin' hand
Oh, I'm tellin' you, shakes has really got me now
Yes, I'm a lonely, lonely man

 

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Driving Wheel


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of probably 1961

from My Kind of Blues (Crown 5188), copyright notice

Well, my baby don't have to work
And she don't have to rob and steal
Well, my baby don't have to work
And she don't have to rob and steal
Yes, I'll give her everything she needs
'Cause I am her driving wheel

Yes, she left me this morning
And she said she'd be back soon
Yes, she left me this morning
And she said she'd be back soon
Yes, she would be back early Friday mornin'
Or laid over Saturday afternoon

Yes, every time she walk
She shake like a leaf tremblin' on a tree
Yes, when my baby walk down the street
She shake like a leaf tremblin' on a tree
Yes, the women all hate her
But man, she's alright with me

Whoah, I sent the U.N. a telegram
Don't want nobody else to break the seal
Whoah, I sent the U.N. a telegram
Don't want nobody else to break the seal
I want the whole world to know
That I am my baby's driving wheel

 

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Drowning In The Sea Of Love

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by Kenneth Gamble / Leon Huff
recording of 1988

from King of Blues: 1989 (MCA MCAD-42183), copyright notice

I've been down one time
And I've been down two times
But right now I'm drowning
Drowning in the sea of love

I've been out here so very long
I done lost all my direction
Baby, when you came my way
Thought I had found my protection
But a strong wind came into my life
It surely took me by surprise
I can't seem to control these tears
That's falling from my eyes

I've been down one time
And I've been down two times
But right now I'm drowning
Drowning in the sea of love

Sea of love

Baby, I depended on you
For the love navigation
But now you've gone and deserted me
Can't you see that I'm in desperation
I'm in the middle of a bad love storm
And it's bad as it can be
I look around, all I can see
Is water coming down over me

I've been down one time
And I've been down two times
But right now I'm drowning
Drowning in the sea of love

Sea of love, sea of love

I've been down one time
And I've been down two times
But right now I'm drowning
Drowning in the sea of love

Sea of love
But right now I'm just drowning
Drowning in the sea of love
A sea of love, sea of love

 

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Early Every Morning

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by B.B. King / Joe Josea
recording of 19

from The Best of B.B. King, Vol. 1 (Virgin 86230) & Lucille Had a Baby (ACE 271) & Singin' the Blues/The Blues (ACE CHD-320), copyright notice

Well, early in the morning I wake with the rising sun
Yes, early in the morning I wake with the rising sun
It's my daily motto and the people all calls it fun

Yes, I'm looking for a better future and forgetting about my past
I'm looking for a better future and forgetting about my past
Now I'm so glad that troubles don't always last

Yes, have fun whilst you can 'cause fate's an awful thing
Well, have fun whilst you can 'cause fate's an awful thing
You can't tell what may happen that's the reason I love to sing

 

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Early In The Morning (Version 1)


by Dallas Bartley / L. Hickman / Louis Jordan
recording of probably 1960

from The Blues (Crown 5063), copyright notice

Well, early in the morning I wake with the rising sun
Yes, early in the morning I wake with the rising sun
It's my daily motto and the people all calls it fun

Yes, I'm looking for a better future and forgetting about my past
I'm looking for a better future and forgetting about my past
Now I'm so glad that troubles don't always last

Yes, have fun whilst you can 'cause fate's an awful thing
Well, have fun whilst you can 'cause fate's an awful thing
You can't tell what may happen that's the reason I love to sing

 

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Early In The Morning (Version 2)

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by Dallas Bartley / L. Hickman / Louis Jordan
recording of 1999

from Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan (MCA 12042), copyright notice

It's early in the morning and I can't get right
'Cause I had a little date with my baby last night

Now it's early in the morning
It's early in the morning
It's early in the morning
And I ain't got nothin' but the blues

I went to all the places where we used to go
I went to her house but she don't live there no more

And it's early in the morning
It's early in the morning
It's early in the morning
And I ain't got nothin' but the blues
I went to her girlfriend's house, but she was out
I knocked on her door and her mother started to shout
"Get away from here!"

Too early in the morning
It's early in the morning
It's early in the morning
And I ain't got nothin' but the blues

Went to Jenny Lou's to get something to eat
The waitress looked at me, she said, "B., you sure look beat"
It's early in the morning, baby
Early in the morning
It's early in the morning
And I ain't got nothin' but the blues

Had a lot of money when I first started out
I couldn't find my baby, now my money's run out

Now it's early in the morning
It's early in the morning
It's early in the morning
And I ain't got nothin' but the blues

It's early in the morning
I ain't got nothin' but the blues

 

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Everybody's Had The Blues

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by Joe Louis Walker
recording of 1993

from Blues Summit (MCA 10710), copyright notice

Everyone has had the blues at some time
And been used, I ain't lying
I've been used and abused
And I've got the blues, blues, blues
Over you

Everyone has had it hard at some time
People trying to find a peace of mind
I've been trying, I ain't lying
Trying to find a peace of mind
Over you

I lay every night
Thinking about my situation
I get the blues
Right off the bat
If we can just have
A decent conversation
You know that things
Wouldn't be so bad

Oh I was cheated, why I don't know
And mistreated by a no good so and so
I've been cheated and mistreated
And I've got the blues, blues, blues
Over you

I lay every night
Thinking about my situation
I get the blues
Right off the bat
If we can just have
A decent conversation
You know that things
Wouldn't be so bad

You've got to live and let live
When we were together
All you wanted for me was to give
Now I'm not giving, you're barely living
You're on your own
You're living all alone
Now we're through, me and you
And I don't have the blues, blues, blues
Over you

 

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Everyday I Have The Blues (Version 1)

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by Peter Chatman a.k.a. Memphis Slim
recording of 1955

from King Of The Blues 4 CD Box Set (MCA MCAD4-10677), copyright notice

Everyday, everyday I have the blues
Ooh everyday, everyday I have the blues
When you see me worryin' baby, yeah, it's you I hate to lose

Whoa, nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Whoa, nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Well worries and trouble darling, babe you know I've had my share

Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday,
everyday, everyday I have the blues
When you see me worryin' baby, yeah, it's you I hate to lose

Whoa nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Whoa nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Well worries and trouble darling, babe you know I've had my share

 

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Everyday I Have The Blues (Version 2)

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by Peter Chatman a.k.a. Memphis Slim
recording of March 6, 1971

from Live In Japan (MCA Victor MVCM-253 & MCA 11810), copyright notice

Everyday, everyday I have the blues
Everyday, everyday I have the blues
You see me worryin', it's you I hate to lose

Nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Yes, nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Making up worries and troubles there,
you know I'll having my share

 

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Everyday I Have The Blues (Version 3)

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by Peter Chatman a.k.a. Memphis Slim
recording of 1960

from B.B. King Wails (Blues Interactions PCD-3044), copyright notice

Everyday, everyday I have the blues
Everyday, everyday I have the blues
When you see me worried baby, because it's you I hate to lose

Oh nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Yes nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Speaking of bad luck and trouble, well you know I had my share

I'm gonna pack my suitcase, move on down the line
Yes I'm gonna pack my suitcase, move on down the line
Where there ain't nobody worried, and there ain't nobody crying

 

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Everything I Do Is Wrong


by B.B. King / Jules Bihari
recording of 19

from The Incredible Soul of B.B. King (United 7756) & Do the Boogie! B.B. King's Early '50s Classics (Virgin 39654) & Across the Tracks (ACE 230) & One Nighter Blues (ACE 201), copyright notice

Well, I can't get along no matter what I do
Well, we can't get along no matter what I do
Yes, everything I do is wrong, no matter what I do

Well, let's make it up baby, try it just one more time
Well, let's make it up baby, try it just one more time
Well, if we don't get together baby, won't be no fault of mine

Lay it down
Alright then

Well, it's been a long time baby, but it's all over now
Oh, it's been a long time baby, but it's all over now
We can't get together, baby, you were no good no how

 

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Eyesight To The Blind

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by B.B. King
recording of March 6, 1971

from Live In Japan (MCA Victor MVCM-253 & MCA 11810), copyright notice

Yes your talkin' about your woman,
wish to God, man, you could see mine
Your talkin' about your woman,
wish to God, man, you could see mine
When she start lovin',
she brings eyesight to the blind

Her daddy must have been a millionaire,
I can tell by the way she walks
My baby's daddy must have been a millionaire,
I can tell by the way she walks
When she start walkin',
the deaf and dumb begin to talk

I remember one Friday morning,
we were layin' down across the bed
Man was in the next room dyin',
knelt down and raised up his head
And said ain't she pretty,
the world know she's fine
She start lovin',
she brings eyesight to the blind

 

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Page last updated on:
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