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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 3 (31 songs, 19 soundclips)

Feel Like A Million
Five Long Years(1)
Five Long Years(2)
Fools Get Wise
Fool Me Once
Freedom
Gambler's Blues
Get Myself Somebody
Get Off My Back Woman
Get Out Of Here
Ghetto Woman
Glory Of Love
Goin' Down Slow
Going Home
Gonna Keep On Loving You
Gonna Miss You Around Here

Good Man Gone Bad
Go On
Got'em Bad
Go Underground
Growing Old
Guess Who
Happy Birthday Blues
Heed My Warning
Help The Poor (1)
* Help The Poor (2)
Hold On
* Hold On I'm Coming
Hold That Train
How Blue Can You Get
Hummingbird

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Feel Like A Million


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

from King Of The Blues (Crown 5167), copyright notice

I've got a real fine woman and she gives me everything
I've got a real fine woman and she gives me everything
It just makes me feel so good just to hear my baby call my name

My baby's sly way of loving makes me feel so good I could sing
My baby's sly way of loving makes me feel so good I wanna sing
Yes, I feel just like a millionaire, when I hear my baby call my name

Yes, there ain't nobody like my baby, that's the reason I love her so
Ain't nobody, nobody, nobody like my baby, that's the reason I love her so
Yes, I would even die for her and I want the whole world to know

Yes, when I'm down she'll pick me up and tell me, "Daddy you can't lose"
Yes, when I'm down, when I'm down, when I'm down, people, my baby tell me I can't lose
Yes, when all of my friends forget about me, my baby keeps away these blues

 

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Five Long Years (Version 1)

soundclip


by Eddie Boyd
recording of 1972

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

If you ever been mistreated, then you know just what I'm talkin' about
If you ever been mistreated, then you know just what I'm talkin' about
I worked five long years for one woman, and she had the nerve to put me out

I got a job at a steel mill, truckin' steel like a slave
I got a job at a steel mill, truckin' steel like a slave
For five long years every Friday, I went straight home with all of my pay

If you ever been mistreated, you know just what I'm talkin' about
If you ever been mistreated, you know just what I'm talkin' about
I worked five long years for a woman, and she had the nerve to put me out

 

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Five Long Years (Version 2)

soundclip


by Eddie Boyd
recording of 1967

from The Jungle (Blues Interactions PCD-3009), copyright notice

If you ever been mistreated, then you know just what I'm talking about
If you ever been mistreated, then you know just what I'm talking about
I worked five long years for one woman, and she had the nerve to put me out

I'm gonna jump out of steel mill, truckin' steel like a slave
For five long years every Friday, I went straight home with all of my pays
If you ever been mistreated, then you should know just what I'm talking about
I worked five long years for one woman, and she had the nerve to put me out

Yes I finally learned a lesson, I took a long time to know
The next woman I marry, she's gonna work and bring in the dough
If you ever been mistreated, then you should know just what I'm talking about
I worked five long years for one woman, and she had the nerve to put me out

 

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Fools Get Wise

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1969

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

I ask you where you're goin' and you tell me where you been
I can tell you been doin' me wrong, baby, from the shape you're in
You better open up you're eyes baby, 'cause fools do get wise

Your late up and sleep all day, you jump and you ramble all night
Well the fool that I am baby, I can tell you ain't doin' me right
You better wake up and realize that fools do get wise

Yeah, when the cat's away, I know the rat 's gonna play
But I can't tell what you're puttin' down, woman, you play when the cat 's around
You better try this one on for size, I tell you fools do get wise

I'm through being you're fool baby, I ain't gonna give you another red cent
Gonna tell the rent man to padlock the door, 'cause I ain't gonna pay your rent no more
You better open up you're eyes woman, fools do get wise

 

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Fool Me Once

soundclip


by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1992

from There Is Always One More Time (MCA MCAD-10295), copyright notice

When I was a young man
Just gotten out
I didn't know
What this world was all about
I was lied to, I was cheated
I played all kinds of fools
It didn't take me long
To learn the rules

Fool me once, shame on you
Fool me twice, shame on me
Fool me once, shame on you
Fool me twice, shame on me

Lady swore she loved me
Loved through and through
And then my pal said
She said she loved him, too
And the milkman and the postman
And in a dream
I saw her with the local
Football team

Fool me once, shame on you
Fool me twice, shame on me
Fool me once
Do me as bad as you can do
Shame on you
Shame on you
Fool me twice
I'll be as mad as I can be
Shame on me
Shame on me

Banker took my money
Bought him a stake
The banker swore that one day
We'd both feel great
Then the 80's turned to the 90's
And my money can't be found
Banker's on a long trip
Out of town

Fool me once
Do me as bad as you can do
Shame on you
Shame on you
Fool me twice
I'll be as mad as I can be
Shame on me
Shame on me

 

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Freedom


by Tommy Faragher / Lotti Golden
recording of 1994

from Heart to Heart (GRP 9767), copyright notice

Don't understand
How I could be so blind
Something is changing
And I don't know why
Heaven knows how much I sacrifice
(I hear you, I hear you)
Now nothing in this world
Will ever change her mind

Freedom, what she needs
She wants freedom
'Cause she got dreams
In her heart it's time to go
A long way from home
Yes, it's a long way from home

I still remember
Her standing there
(Yeah, baby)
The sun was shining
On her soft brown hair
Well, all my life
Every tear I cried
I saw the future in her eyes
Now her heart says it's time to go
A long way from home

Freedom is what she needs
She wants freedom
'Cause she's got dreams
And I hope she knows she's not alone
'Cause it's a long way from home
It's a long way from home

I think about her and then I pray
That she'll be safe and warm
(Safe and warm)
I get on my knees
(Down on my knees)
Oh Lord
(Oh Lord)

Freedom is what she needs
She wants freedom
'Cause she's got dreams
Give her freedom to believe
Her heart says it's time to go
A long way from home
Such a long way from home
It's a long way from home

Freedom
(Uh huh, that's what I want)
Freedom
(That's what I need)
Freedom
(That's what I've got to have)

Freedom
(Oh baby, that's what I've gotta have)
Freedom
(Oh baby, baby)
Freedom
Freedom, freedom
(She needs freedom)
Freedom
(That's what she needs)
(She wants, she wants freedom)
Freedom, she wants freedom
(She's got to have)
Freedom, she wants freedom...

 

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Gambler's Blues

soundclip


by B.B. King / Johnny Pate
recording of 1966

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

I don't know what love is, but I think I must have it bad
Yeah, you I don't know what love is, people, whoah, but I think I must have it bad
Yeah, you know some people say love is just a gamble, but whatever it is, it's enough to drive old me mad

They say love is just a proposition, people. it's strictly a game of give and take
Yeah, they tell me love, love, love is a proposition, people, they say it's strictly a game of give and take
Whoah, but my woman took all I gave her and I'm here to tell to you that love proposition stuff 's a fake

Oh, I don't claim to be no gambler people, oh, I don't know much about the dice
Yes, I don't claim to be no gambler people, I tell you I don't know much about the dice
Oh, but I wait and my baby knows, she knows I'm not the kind who's gonna crap out twice

Yes, she left me early this mornin', I don't know the reason why
She just got up early this mornin', didn't even say good-bye
But I love you, I love you, you know I love you baby, although you made me cry
Yes, there are a lot of women who love me, oh, but how you satisfy

 

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Get Myself Somebody

soundclip


by Maya Angelou / B.B. King
recording of 1968

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

I was by myself. tryin' to get my thoughts together
Tryin' to figure out me something, that would make my life a little better
So I came up with one thing and I don't think I'm wrong
Ain't nothing but a fool that wanna live his life alone

So I got to get myself somebody
Somebody to call my own
'Cause it ain't nothing but a fool want to live his life all alone

From log rollers to ditch diggers
From beggars to presidents
Whoah, everybody's got somebody if they got a little sense

So I got to get myself somebody
Somebody to call my own
Ain't nothing but a fool want to live his life all alone

Gettin' used to my baby's ways is the price I'm gonna pay
Gonna love her everyday when she talk too much and not know what she say
Gonna hold on to you baby like a dog holds on to a bone
'Cause nothing in this world want to live his life alone

So I got to get myself somebody
Somebody to call my own
'Cause it's nothing but a fool want to live his life all alone, all alone

Well I get so lonely sometimes, so lonely
Oh, I get so lonely sometimes, I'm all alone
I'm all alone

 

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Get Off My Back Woman

soundclip


by B.B. King / Ferdinand Washington
recording of 1969

from Live & Well (MCA MCAD-31191), copyright notice

Yeah, you get off of my back, baby
Can't you tell you're choking me
Oh I ain't no pony, baby
Can't you tell you're choking me
Yeah, you just get off of my back, baby
Can't you see you're hurting me

Well, I don't mind helping you, baby
Every now, now and then
Yes, you ain't helped yourself, baby
Since God knows when
So you just get off of my back now, baby
Can't you see you're hurting me

Yes, I'm standing here telling you, baby
This is the end of the line
Yes, I'm tired of you riding me, baby
I declare I ain't lying
So you just get off of my back, baby
Can't you see you're hurting me

Well, you get off, get off, get off, baby
'Cause you're a heavy, heavy load
Yes, you can catch yourself
Another ride, baby
Somewhere further down the road
You just get off, get off, baby
Can't you see you're hurting me

 

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Get Out Of Here

by B.B. King / Sam Ling
recording of 19

from Best Of B.B. King Vol. 2 (Ace 199), copyright notice

Here is somethin' baby, I want you to do
I ain't barrin' nobody baby, I mean you and your lyin' friends too
Don't cry baby, don't even spill a tear
Yes, you just pack your clothes baby,
baby and get on outta here, get on outta here

Yeah, get on outta here
You and your friends you say you had fun,
you went every place woman, that you wanted to go
And when I tried to talk to you baby,
you didn't listen to a word I say
And now baby you must be crazier, that juice has gone to your head
Ain't no need of cryin' woman, baby, don't even spill a tear
You just pack your clothes baby,
I mean and get on outta here

I gave you a chance and that you know,
you got greedy and thirsty baby and you spent more and more
There's no need cryin' baby, don't even spill a tear,
you just pack your clothes baby, baby and get on outta here

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Ghetto Woman

soundclip


by B.B. King / Dave Clark
recording of 1971

from B.B. King In London (ABC 730 / MCA 10843), copyright notice

She's just a ghetto woman, waitin' for her man to come home
Oh she's just a ghetto woman, waitin' for her man to come home
Said she's a ghetto woman, waitin' for her man to come home

A rat run cross the floor, a roach ran up the wall
Everything is noise around her, that don't seem to bother her at all
Ghetto woman, sittin' there all alone
She's a ghetto woman, waitin' for her man to come home

Yes the t.v.'s on, radio blastin' the news
Somebody down the hall, playin' the low down dirty blues
Oh, ghetto woman, she's all alone
She's just a ghetto woman, waitin' for her man to come home

Oh she's a ghetto woman, she's a ghetto woman
Oh, ghetto woman, what's on your mind
Sometimes I look in your face, can't help but cry

 

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Glory Of Love


by Billy Hill
recording of 1994

from Heart to Heart (GRP 9767), copyright notice

You got to give a little
Take a little
And let your poor heart
Break a little
That's the story of
That's the glory of love

You've got to laugh a little
Cry a little
Until the clouds
Roll by a little
That's the story of
That's the glory of love

As long as there's the two of us
We've got the world
And all its charms
But when the world
Is through with us
We've got each other's arms

You've got to win a little
Lose a little
And always have
The blues a little
That's the story of
That's the glory of love

As long as there's the two of us
That's right, B.
Yeah, we've got the world
And all its charms
And when the world
Is through with us, baby
We've got each other's arms

You've got to win a little
And lose a little
And always have
The blues a little
That's the story of
That's the glory of
That's the story
The glory of love
That's the story of
That's the glory of love

 

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Goin' Down Slow

soundclip


by James Burke Oden
recording of 1966

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

(spoken:
Alright, alright.
Thank you so much ladies and gentlemen right here,
right here I want to tell you a little story.
This is about a country boy from down home.
This young man has never been north before.
I want you to listen to me, I got something to tell you.

He heard about Chicago.
He worked hard over here, made all of that money, 800 dollars.
After caring for his crop, he called his cousin in Chicago,
and he said, "Cousin, I'm on my way".
He picked all of that cotton.
I said this is about a country boy like myself, B.B. King you know.
So when he get to Chicago, his cousin meet him and bring him out to the club.
He said, "Set him up!", cous's payin' for.
Had all the go-go girls set up, waitin' up.
They carried him downtown and put him up in one of the pleasure hotels.
They brought him back out and said, "Set him up!", cous's payin' for.
His money got a little lighter, they lured him out from the Lute and brought him down to Robert's.
And then he said, "Set him up!", cous's payin' for.
And then the 800 dollars, bein' more money then my man had ever had, began to run out.
Then they moved him out and put him down with the ...
And then, ladies and gentlemen, the go-go girls would get fewer.
His friends was fewer.
All his buddies are startin' passin' him on the other side of the street.
And then it happened all his buddies were gone.
And my man knew only one thing to do, it was getting cold there, like it is today,
you know what I'm talking about.
He went down to the railroad yard,
and one of the few ladies that had helped him to spent his money, came by to see him.
And she said "You fool!, you fool!", I wouldn't have spend your money, but the rest of them was spending your money so I decided to spend my portion too, you know.
But ladies, God bless 'em, wonderful something's aren't they?.
They always like to feel like they're needed, and she knew my man needed her bad.
He gotten sick, he's layin' down there under the boxcar.
Couldn't read so well, so you know if he couldn't read so well, he couldn't write too well,
you know what I'm talkin' about?
So this is a letter back down home, I know what I'm talkin' about.
It go like this:)

I've had my fun, whoah, if I don't get well no more
Whoah, I've had my fun, people, ooh, if I don't get well no more
Yes, my health is faillin' on me now, people
Ooh, and I'm goin', goin' down slow

Yes, tell my mother, people, please tell her the shape I'm in
Ooh yes, tell my people, mother, tell her the shape I'm in
Tell her to pray for me, people, ooh, to forgive, people, my sins

Oohooh mother, mother I live alone with my prayers
Ooh, tell my mother, people, tell her this is all in prayers
Yes, if you don't see this old body, mother
Hey, you know I'm out in the world somewhere

 

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Going Home


by
recording of 19

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

I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home
I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home
I'm gonna take her in my arms
I'm gonna hold her all night long
I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home

So now, hurry up Mister Man
Load just as fast as you can
The plane is already late
I'm gonna get home as soon as I can
I wanted to take a bus
But they said the road was bad
I started to take a train but a freight was all they had

I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home
I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home
I'm gonna take her in my arms
I'm gonna hold her all night long
I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home

If there is something wrong
Want to you please let me know
Because my baby needs me
And I really really must go
How bad I wanna see my woman
I guess you'll never know
I would start tryin' to walk
But walkin' is too slow

I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home
I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home
I'm gonna take her in my arms
I'm gonna hold her all night long
I'm going home to see my baby, I'm going home

 

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Gonna Keep On Loving You


by B.B. King
recording of 1967

from Blues Is King (MCA MCAD-31386), copyright notice

Say what you wanna
Say what you please
It don't make no difference, baby
You're all right with me
I'm gonna keep on loving you, baby
I'm gonna keep on till the day I die
I keep on loving you
Baby, because the way you satisfy

I'm gonna tell you one thing
I'm not gonna say it again
The way I love you, baby
You know it's a doggone sin
Gonna keep on loving you
I'm gonna keep on loving you, woman
Baby, until the day I die, yeah

 

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Gonna Miss You Around Here


by
recording of 19

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

Ah, because I'm not crazy, jealous, baby, it don't mean that I don't care
Ah, because I'm not crazy, jealous, baby, it don't mean that I don't care
Yes, because if you keep messin' up with me, darling,
I tell you, they're gonna miss you around here

Yes, because I try to play cool, baby, yes, you seem to think that I'm a fool
Yes, because I try to play it cool, woman, you seem to think that I'm a fool
Yes, but I'm gonna tell you my dear, oh baby, they gonna miss you around here

Yes, you might as well stop your horses, turn your wagon around
I know what's on your mind and I ain't goin' for what your puttin' down
Oh, I played it cool, baby and you seem to think I'm a fool
Yes, but I'm gonna tell you my dear, that they gonna miss you around here

Yes, stop your horses, turn your wagon around, I know what's on your mind
I ain't goin' for what your puttin' down, because I play it cool, baby, don't mean that I'm a fool
Yes, I'm gonna tell you, baby, they gonna miss you around here

 

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Good Man Gone Bad

soundclip


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

from The Soul of B. B. King (United 7714) & Blues on the Bayou (MCA 11879), copyright notice

I want you to stop right there baby
Baby, and try to understand
I might have been your fool for a while baby
But I know I'm a good loving man
And you shouldn't lie to me baby
Makes me mad as a man can be

Oh, I know when you got home last night
Your kissing me was your plan
Hey, I know you were just faking me baby
'Cause you've been out with another man
And you shouldn't lie to me baby
Makes me mad as a man can be

Hey, I can't quit you baby
'Cause you're honey but the bees don't know
Yeah, there is one thing I got to tell you little girl
Just one thing before I go
That is you shouldn't lie to me baby
Makes me mad as a man can be

 

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Go On

soundclip


by Jerry Williams
recording of 1988

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

I said Lord up in heaven
Honey, what's been wrong with you
Just give me one good reason
For what we've been going through

Oh go on
'Cause you brought me to my knees
Go on, do just what you please
I'd rather you'd just leave me alone
So baby, go on

Are you sure you still love me
All you seem to want to do is fight
Always telling me
I can't do anything right

You'd better go on
You've got me on my knees
Go on, do just what you please
I'd rather you just leave me alone
So baby, go on

Go on, go on, go on, baby, go on
Go on
'Cause you brought me to my knees
Go on, do just what you please
You wanna lose your happy home
Then baby, go on

Now I've run out of patience
And the chances are slim
Since I walked around the corner
Saw you kissing on him
You said he's just a long lost friend
If you please
You'd better take him home now
So darling, where's the keys

Go on, got me on my knees
Go on, do just what you please
You wanna lose your happy home
Then baby, go on, go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on
I'd rather you just leave me alone
Baby, go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on
Go on, go on, go on, baby, go on
Go on, baby, go on, go on ...

 

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Got'em Bad


by
recording of 1962-1967

from Blues in My Heart (Crown CLP-5309) & The Jungle (United 7742) & Rock Me Baby (Kent KLP-5012), copyright notice

There's no doubt about it
A may as well shout about it
I got the blues
I got'em bad

Yes this awful feeling
When you don't have what you thought you had
Oh yesterday, yesterday I sang love songs
But today I got'em bad

Oh, I didn't know she would leave me
I didn't know she was gone
Well, at last she should've told me goodbye people
But she stole away while I was gone
Yes that's what makes me feel so sad people
Oh, and today I got'em bad

Oh, I could tell you much more people
But I think you already how I feel
Oh, I could tell you much, much, much more people
But I think you already how I feel
Yes, you know I'm hurt beyond explaining people
And it's all because I've got a dirty deal

 

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Go Underground


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

from Indianola Mississippi Seeds (MCA MCAD-31343), copyright notice

Yes, you thought
You had a good thing, baby
You could do what you wanted to do
Yes, but you'd better
Find you another thing, baby
Because this thing
Is cutting out on you
I'm tired of you putting me down
I think I'll do like a mole
And move underground

I tried to do
Everything for you, baby
Tried to give you everything
Even the stars above
Oh but you wanted someone
To play with, baby
And I needed me someone to love
I say I'm tired of you
Putting me down
I think I'll do like a mole
And move underground

Yes, I can't be a winner, baby
Because I was born to lose
I go to bed every night
With troubles, baby
Because I wake up
Thinking about you
I'm tired of you
Putting me down, baby
I think I'm gonna do like a mole
And move underground

Oh I paid the cost, baby
I even sing the blues
I've done everything to please you
And I'm tired of paying my dues
And I'm tired of you
Putting me down
That's why I'm gonna do like a mole
And move underground

 

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Growing Old


by B.B. King / Sam Ling
recording of probably 1950's

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

Well, if we live, we gotta grow old baby
And I know just how you're going to be
Well, your feet are already a little chilly baby
And you're gettin' a little cold to me

Well, you're gonna have a sweet and silly temper, baby
Baby, and you're not gonna speak to me for days at a time
Oh, I know you're gonna have a sweet and silly temper, baby
Baby, and you won't speak to me for days at a time
Oh baby, I know you're gettin' old
And your little temper B. won't really mind

Oh, we'll be sittin' close together baby
And our minds are really in tune
Oh, we'll be sittin' close together baby
And our minds are really in tune
Well, we'll start makin' love together, baby
Thinkin' about how we used to when we was really in bloom

Oh, I know you're gonna live like a king and queen
Baby you won't mind a word I say
I know you're gonna live like a king and queen
Baby you won't mind a word I say
Yeah, we're gonna live and get old together, baby
Yeah, 'till we old and grey

 

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Guess Who

soundclip


by Jesse Belvin
recording of 19

from Guess Who (MCA MCAD-10351), copyright notice

Someone really loves you
Guess who
Guess who
S'open your heart,
oh, then surely you'll see,
oh, that someone who really cares is me

Someone will wait eternally
Someone who'll want your love,
oh so desp'rately
Open your heart,
oh, the surely you'll see,
oh, that the someone who really cares,
who really cares is me

 

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Happy Birthday Blues

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by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1979

from Take It Home (MCA 11770), copyright notice

Baby lights her cigarette
And takes a look around
She says that morning sun
Sure does get her down
Nothing else to see
Just to help her lose
Those happy birthday blues

Grandpa takes a drink of wine
And tells it like it was
Tells me all he wants to do
Is what everybody does
Say he'd give the world
For a little girl
Just to help him lose
Those happy birthday blues

Happy birthday blues
Happy birthday blues
Got to pay your dues
Those happy birthday blues

In and out and on and on
Everybody goes
And where the fun with finally stops
Everybody knows
Girls it's me and you
Doing what we do
Just one way to lose
Those happy birthday blues

 

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Heed My Warning

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by H. Bowman / Louis Jordan
recording of 1983

from Blues 'n' Jazz (MCA MCAD-27119), copyright notice

You can lead a horse to water
But you can't make him drink
You can send a kid to college
But you can't make him think
You'll never miss your water, baby
ill the well runs dry
And you'll never miss me, baby
Till I say good-bye
Mm hm, you'd better heed my warning

The straw that broke the camel's back
Didn't have to be so big
And when you ran off and left me, baby
I almost blew my wig
They say he who has the last laugh
Always laughs the best
And I'm gonna laugh louder, baby
Than all the rest
Mm hm, baby, you'd better heed
You'd better heed my warning

If you want me to get out, baby
You know you don't have to push
But you'll find a bird in hand
Is worth two in the bush
There's no need to lock the barn door
When the cow is gone
But you're gonna miss me, baby
On some frosty dawn
Mm hm, you know you'd better heed
You'd better heed my warning

It's a long, long road
That don't have a turn
You have to be an early bird
If you wanna catch a worm
They say absence makes
The heart grow fonder
So its plain to see
If the grass look greener yonder
Baby, that's where I'm gonna be
Mm hm, baby, you know you'd better heed
You'd better heed my warning

 

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Help The Poor (Version 1)

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by Charlie Singleton
recording of 1964

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

Help the poor (chorus: help the poor)
Won't you help poor me (chorus: help poor me)
I need help from you baby
Need it desperately (chorus: I need help)
I need you so much
I need you're care
I need all the loving baby you can spare
Help the poor
Oh, baby help poor me (chorus: sha-lala-lala-la)

Say you will
Say you'll help me on
I can't make it no further
In this world alone
Baby I'm beggin' with tears in my eyes
For your loving, don't you realize
I need help, oh baby
Help poor me

You are my inspiration (chorus: sha-lala-lala-la)
You could make me be a king
But if you don't come to my rescue (chorus: sha-lala-lala-la)
I couldn't ever be anything

Help the poor (chorus: help the poor)
Baby help poor me (chorus: help poor me)
Have a heart won't you baby
Listening to my plea (chorus: I need help)
I fell off the curb till I found you
You got what it takes baby, to pull through
Help the poor
Oh, baby won't you help poor me (chorus: sha-lala-lala-la)

I'm in trouble don't you see (chorus: sha-lala-lala-la)
Only your love can save me (chorus: sha-lala-lala-la)
Help the poor, help the poor (chorus: sha-lala-lala-la)

 

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Help The Poor (Version 2)

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by Charlie Singleton
recording of 2000

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

Help the poor
Won't you help poor me
I need help from you baby
Need it desperately
I need you so much
I need your care
Need all the loving baby you can spare
Help the poor
Oh, baby won't you help poor me

Say you will
Say you'll help me on
I can't make it no longer
In this world alone
Baby I'm beggin' with tears in my eyes
For your love don't you realize
I need help
Oh baby help poor me

You are my inspiration
Baby that's makes be a king
But if you don't come to my rescue
I couldn't ever be anything

Help the poor
Won't you help poor me
Have a heart won't you baby
Listen to my plead
Oh I lost my courage till I found you
You got what it takes baby
To pull me through
Help the poor
Oh baby won't you help poor me

You are my inspiration
Baby that's makes be a king
But if you don't come to my rescue
I couldn't ever be anything

Help the poor
Won't you help poor me
Have a heart won't you baby
Listen to my plead
Oh I lost my courage till I found you
You got what it takes baby
To pull me through
Help the poor
Oh baby won't you help poor me

 

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Hold On


by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1978

from Midnight Believer (MCA MCAD-27011), copyright notice

Turn out the light, sleep won't come
I think about what's going wrong
Lying so close, so alone
Please turn to me, I'm almost gone

Hold on, I feel our love is changing
Hold on, please don't let me disappear
Hold on, there's time to rearrange things
Hold on, I'm not me without you here

Put out your hand, touch desire
Where there's a spark, could be a fire
Open your arms, let me see
If there's still love in you for me

Hold on, I feel our love is changing
Hold on, please don't let me disappear
Hold on, there's time to rearrange things
Hold on, I'm not me without you here

 

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Hold On I'm Coming

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by Isaac Hayes / David Porter
recording of 2000

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

Don't you ever be sad
Lean on me in times of bad
When the day comes and you're in doubt
In a river of trouble about to drown

Hold On, hold on
I'm coming, I'm coming
Hold On, hold on
I'm coming, I'm coming

I'm on my way your lover
When you get cold
I'll be your cover
Don't have to worry
Because I'm here
Don't need to suffer
Because I'm here

Hold On, hold on
I'm coming, I'm coming
Hold On, hold on
I'm coming, I'm coming

Reach out to me
For satisfaction
Call my name
Quick reaction
Hey hey hey

Don't you ever be sad
Lean on me in times of bad
When the day comes and you're in doubt
In a river of trouble about to drown

Don't you ever be sad
Lean on me in times of bad
Hold on, hold on
I'm coming, I'm coming

 

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Hold That Train


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

from My Kind of Blues (Crown 5188) & Let Me Love You (United 7734), copyright notice

Hold that train, conductor, please don't let that engineer start
Hold that train, conductor, please don't let that engineer start
Well, I wanna ride your train this morning, just to ease my achin' heart

Yes, for the last few mornings lately, before I get out of my bed
Yes, for the last few mornings lately, before I get out of my bed
Well, I hear your whistle moanin' and it almost drives me out of my head

I'll pay my fare when we starts rollin', all your money's right here in my pants
I'll pay my fare when we starts rollin', all your money's right here in my pants
Well, I know I should back and buy a ticket, yes, but I'm afraid to take the chance

Oh, don't stop this train, conductor, till this old state is out of sight
Yes, don't stop this train, conductor, till Mississippi is out of sight
Well, you know I'm going to California, where I, I know my baby will treat me right

 

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How Blue Can You Get

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by Leonard Feather
recording of March 6, 1971

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

I've been down hearted baby, ever since the day we met
I said I've been down hearted baby, ever since the day we met
Our love is nothing but the blues, baby, how blue can you get?

You're evil when I'm with you, baby, and you're jealous when we're apart
I said 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 is 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
Our love is nothing but the blues, baby, how blue can you get?

 

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Hummingbird

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by Leon Russell
recording of March 6, 1971

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

Sometimes I get impatient,
but she cools me without words
And she comes so sweet and so plain,
my hummingbird and have you heard,
that I thought my life had ended
But I find that it's just begun,
'cause she gets me where I live
I'll give all I have to give
I'm talking about that hummingbird
Oh she's little and she loves me,
too much for words to say
When I see her in the morning sleeping,
she's little and she loves me
To my lucky day
Hummingbird don't fly away

When I'm feeling wild and lonesome
she knows the words to say
And she gives me a little understanding,
in her special way
And I just have to say,
in my life I loved a woman
Because she's more than I deserve,
and she gets me where I live
I'll give all I have to give
I'm talking about that hummingbird
Oh she's little and she loves me,
too much for words to say
When I see her in the morning sleeping,
she's little and she loves me
To my lucky day,
hummingbird don't fly away

 

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Page last updated on:
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