B.B. King
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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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Page 1: A-B

Page 2: C-E
Page 3: F-H

Page 4: I

Page 5: J-N

Page 6: O-So

Page 7: Sp-The
Page 8: The-W
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Table Of Content for page 4 (45 songs, 28 soundclips)

I'd Be A Legend In My Time
I'll Survive
I'm Crackin' Up Over You
I'm Gonna Do What They Do To Me
* I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
I'm Gonna Quit My Baby
* I'm In The Wrong Business
I'm King
I'm Moving On
I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
I've Always Been Lonely
I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
I've Got Papers On You
I've Got Some Outside Help I Don't Need
I Can Hear My Name
I Can't Explain
I Can't Let You Go
I Can't Stop Loving You
I Done Got Wise
I Don't Want You Cutting Off Your Hair
If I Lost You
If You Love Me
I Gotta Move Out Of This Neighborhood

* I Got To Leave This Woman
I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone
* I Know
I Know What Your Putting Down
I Like To Live The Love
I Love You So
I Need You Baby
Inflation Blues
Into The Night
I Pity The Fool
I Stay In The Mood
* Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)
It Had To Be You
* It's A Great, Great Pleasure
It's A Mean World
It's Just A Matter Of time
It's My Own Fault
* It's Still Called The Blues
* I Wanna Be
I Want You So Bad
I Was Blind
I Wonder Why

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I'd Be A Legend In My Time

soundclip


by Don Gibson
recording of 1982

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

If heartaches brought fame
In love's crazy game
I'd be a legend in my time
If they gave gold statuettes
For tears and regrets
I'd be a legend in my time

But they don't give awards
And there's no praise or fame
For a heart that's been broken
Over love that's in vain
If loneliness meant world acclaim
Then everyone would know my name
I'd be a legend in my time

But they don't give awards
And there's no praise or fame
For a heart that's been broken
Over love that's in vain
If loneliness meant world acclaim
Then everyone would know my name
I'd be a legend in my time

I'd be a legend in my time

 

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I'll Survive

soundclip


by B.B. King / Sam Ling
recording of 1998 or 1992

from Blues on the Bayou (MCA 11879) & Heart & Soul (Virgin 40072),
copyright notice

You say you're leaving, you've shattered my dreams
All of our plans dear, forgotten it seems
Yes, it had to happen
I'm not surprised, but I'll, I'll survive

Your friends have shown you a much better way
All of my loving you baby, all of those years, ended today
Yes, you go on darlin'
I'll dry my eyes, but I'll, I'll survive

Go on! May God bless you
It was fun. While it was fun
Baby, I hate to lose you
I say I hate to lose you baby

It's all over! What's done is done
Hey! you go on darlin', seek your fortune and fame
All your good luck or bad luck
Your friends must take the blame
Oh! I can't beg you no more baby
I've got too much pride, but I'll, I'll survive

Oh, go on! May God bless you
Oh, it was fun. While it was fun
Oh baby, I hate to lose you
I say I hate to lose you baby

It's all over! What's done is done
Hey! You go on baby, seek your fortune and fame
All your good good luck or bad luck
Friends must take the blame
Oh! I can't beg you no more
I've got too much pride, but I'll, I'll survive

Oh! I'll, I'll survive
Baby, I'll survive

 

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I'm Crackin' Up Over You


by
recording of 19

from B.B. King Anthology (ABC 5611) & Lucille Had a Baby (ACE 271), copyright notice

Days into weeks
Weeks into months
Months into years I'm blue
I'm cracking up over you

I can't survive
I need you here by my side
Ever word I say is true
I'm cracking up over you

When I can see you again
Don't know just when that will be
But baby, just look
Can't you see what you're doin' to me?

Why do you, why do you torture me?
Never give me a smile
That brings tears from my eyes
I'm cracking up over you

My heart suffers, suffers pain
Nothin' seems to be the same
But with you baby, I'll suffer again
I'm cracking up over you

 

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I'm Gonna Do What They Do To Me

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1967

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

The next woman I get
She gotta have a job
I'm not tryin' to be no pimp
I just don't intend to work to hard
I won't have to buy the groceries
She gotta pay the rent
She gotta fill up my car every day
And give me account of every dime she spend

I made up my mind
If this is the way life has gotta be
I'm gonna do the same thing
The same thing they been doing to me

She gotta make me think she loves me
By staying in her place
And sleep in another room
So she won't be snorin' in my face
And when I ask her for some money
To go out on the town
I want you to hand it to me smilin'
And don't you have no frown

I made up my mind baby
If this is the way life has gotta be
Yes I'm gonna do the same thing
The same thing they been doing to me

Now when I ask for some money
To go out on the town
I want you to hand it to me smilin'
And don't you be no clown
Now that might sound cold to ya baby
You might think I'm unfair
But I've been hurt so many times
Till I, I really don't care

I made up my mind baby
If this is the way life has gotta be
I'm gonna do the same thing
The same thing they been doing to me

 

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I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town

soundclip


by Will Weldon / possibly co-written with Andy Razaf
recording of 1999

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

I'm gonna move, baby, way out on the outskirts of town
I'm gonna move way out on the outskirts of town
I don't want nobody who's always hanging around

I'm gonna tell you baby, we're gonna move away from here
I don't want no ice man, I'm gonna get me a frigidaire
When we move way out on the outskirts of town
I don't want nobody who's always hanging around

I'm gonna bring my own groceries, gonna bring them everyday
That'll stop the grocery boy, and keep him away

When we move way out on the outskirts of town
I don't need nobody always hanging around
It may seem funny honey, as funny as funny can be
But if we have any children, I want them all to look like me
When we move way out on the outskirts of town
I don't want nobody always hanging around

 

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(I'm Gonna) Quit My Baby

soundclip


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

from The Great B.B. King (B. B. King and His Orchestra) (Crown 5143) & Let Me Love You (United 7734) & My Sweet Little Angel (Flair V2-39103),
copyright notice

Well, I work hard everyday
Come home straight with my pay
My baby either drink it up
Or she threw it all away

I'm gonna quit my baby
If she don't stop cheatin' and lyin'
Well, I would rather be alone
Than to be worried out of my mind

Well, I give her all of my money
I think I'm being kind
She buy a quart of bad whiskey
And the rest is beer and wine

Well, a few nights ago
I had to work kind-a late
Somebody broke out of my house
Just like he was Superman's mate

Well, four o'clock in the morning, when I staggered in the block
The little moonshine joint and the rest just begin to rock
I sneaked inside to get a better view
I caught my baby doin' the mambo too

 

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I'm In the Wrong Business

soundclip


by A.C. Reed
recording of 2000

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

I'm in the wrong business
I swear I ain't lyin'
I stay hungry, broke all the time
I'm gonna send my guitar home
Leave these blues alone
I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin'

Should have been a boxer
Makin' the movie "Rocky 3"
I would be a star Like the wrestler Mr. T
Should've been like Michael Jackson
When I was the age of five
But chose this guitar
Now I'm broke and can't survive

I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin' 'Cause I stay hungry, broke all the time
I'm gonna send my guitar home
Leave these blues alone
I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin'

These guitar freaks
Have made my blood sugar go up
Be better off
If I was driving a trailer truck
Like Boxcar Willie
I played these blues and made me a bum
I'm gonna give up this music
Move back to the farm

I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin'
'Cause I stay broke, hungry all the time
I'm gonna send my guitar home
Leave these blues alone
I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin'

I've played these blues
Now I'm full up to my neck
If I keep on playin'
I tell you I'm gonna do like Johnny Paycheck
He had a job
Got money for years
I'm gonna shelve my guita
r I ain't got no job to shelve

I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin'
Stay broke, hungry all the time
I'm gonna send my guitar home
Leave these blues alone
I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin'

I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin', folks
Stay broke, hungry all the time
I'm gonna send my guitar home
Leave these blues alone
I'm in the wrong business
I ain't lyin'

 

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I'm King

soundclip


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of probably 1991-1992

from m Best Of B.B. King Vol. 1 (Flair V2-86230 or 2-91691 (CD) /
Virgin 86230 or 91691 / Capitol 86230) & Heart & Soul (Virgin 40072),
copyright notice

I've been around the world, seen everything
And if it's love you want baby just give me a ring
I can't lose with the stuff I use
I'm the king of the blues

I've loved in sunshine, I've loved in the rain
All of the women who know me call that loving man
I can't lose with the stuff I use
I'm the king of the blues

Some people go to school to try and learn their trade
Yes, but I'm a lover, a lover by nature
That's why I know, I know, I know I've got it made

Yes, you might think I'm jokin' or just havin' fun
But they tell me the reason I'm the king
I'm a lovin' son of a gun
I can't lose with the stuff I use
I'm the king of the blues

 

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I'm Moving On

soundclip


by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1992

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

Just this morning
I took a big long look around
I've lived it up and loved it up
And done it in this town
Life goes on
Look like it's time
For moving on

Good-bye, baby
I wanna thank you for the ride
We did a dance and took a chance
Nothing we ain't tried
C'est la vie
Time, you and me
Moving on

I'm moving on
I'll see you somewhere down the line
I'm moving on
We're looking good and feeling fine
I'm moving on
And you are yours and I'm mine
I'll see you somewhere in my dreams
I'm moving on
So thanks for all the memories
I'm moving on
And you can call me Mr. Breeze
I'm moving on
Life is full of mysteries
Nothing is ever what it seems

Might try Vegas
And keep on playing till I win
Or take it out to Hollywood
And fall in love again
Come what may
Night and day
I'm moving on

I'm moving on

I'm moving on
I'll see you somewhere down the line
I'm moving on
We're looking good and feeling fine
I'm moving on
And you are yours and I'm mine
I'll see you somewhere in my dreams
I'm moving on
So thanks for all the memories
I'm moving on
And you can call me Mr. Breeze
I'm moving on
Life is full of mysteries
Nothing is ever what it seems

 

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I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket


by Irving Berlin
recording of 1994

from Heart to Heart (GRP 9767), copyright notice

I've been a roaming Romeo
My Juliets have been many
But now my roaming days are gone
Too many irons in the fire
Is worse than not having any
I've had my share and from now on

I'm putting all my eggs in one basket
I'm betting everything I got on you
I'm giving all my love to one baby
Lord help me
If my baby don't come through

I've got a great big amount
Saved up in my love account
Honey, and I decided
Love divided in two won't do
So I'm putting all my eggs in one basket
I'm betting everything I got on you

Now here's what I mean

I've been a roaming Juliet
Yeah, she has
My Romeos have been many
You're right, baby
But now my roaming days are gone
That's what I wanna hear
Too many irons in the fire
Yeah?
Is worse than not having any
Um huh!
I've had my share and from now on
Yeah?

I'm putting all my eggs in one basket
I'm betting everything I got on you
Daddy!
I'm giving all my love to one baby
Lord help me
If my baby don't come through

Got a great big amount
Saved up in my love account
Honey, I've decided
Love divided in two won't do
In two, won't do
So I'm putting all my eggs in one basket
I'm betting everything I got on you
I'm betting everything I got on you

I'm betting on you, baby
Got on you
I'm betting on you

 

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I've Always Been Lonely

soundclip


by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1979

from Take It Home (MCA 11770), copyright notice

I don't have to know your name
Unless you really want me too
All I really want to know
Is what you want to do
Hope there's something you like
In something that you see
I don't have that much to say for me

I've always been lonely
But don't be afraid
I've always been lonely
Like a song never played
I've always been lonely
But if you come with me tonight
And stayed
At least we'd know
It wasn't loneliness we made

You don't have to know my past
It's much too much for me and you
If the sadness has to show
I guess I'll let it through
We can go till it's gone
And give it all we've got
Sometimes anything can mean a lot

 

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I've Got A Right To Love My Baby

soundclip


by B.B. King / Sam Ling
recording of probably 1987

from The Best of B.B. King, Vol. 2 (ACE 199), copyright notice

I've got a right to love my baby, she treats me just like a king
I've got a right to love my woman, she treats me just like a king
Yes, she's my mind, body and soul, yes, my baby, she can do 'most anything

Yes, she's my doctor when I'm sick, people, she's my all-around standby
Oh, she's my lawyer when I'm in trouble, people, she's my mother when I wanna cry
Yes, I've got a right to love my baby, oh, can't you see the reason why?

Oh, that gives me the right to love my woman, she's always here by my side
Oh, my sweet understanding baby, she makes my temperature rise
Yes, and when it comes to kind treating people, my baby's an angel in disguise

Oh, when I'm sick she is my doctor, when I'm well she's my pride and joy
Yes, when I'm cold she's my cover, yes, she calls me her little baby boy
Yes, when I'm tired and wanna play, people, it's my baby that's my toy

 

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I've Got Papers On You


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of probably 1976

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

I've got papers on you baby
You gotta do what I say
I've got papers on you baby
You gotta do what I say
I mean business woman
I've got too old to play

I've got papers on you baby
And I mean you're mine all mine
I've got papers on you baby
And I mean you're mine all mine
Well, if you do what I tell you woman
We've got to get along real fine

Yes, the red light means stop
The green light means go
Tell you something once
I ain't gonna tell you no more
I've got papers on you baby
You gotta do what I say
I've got old baby
And I'm too old to play

Well, now I'll see that you eat
And see that you have a place to stay
Well, now I'll see that you eat
And see that you have a place to stay
Yes, but as long as you stay in this house
I ain't gonna let you have your way

I've got papers on you baby
I mean it in black and white
I've got papers on you baby
I mean it in black and white
Well you're hard to get along with
But you just gotta treat me right

 

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I've Got Some Outside Help I Don't Need

soundclip


by McCrakin
recording of 1998

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

All of your affection is gone baby and your love is growing cold
I've said all of your affection is gone baby and your love is growing cold
Hey, I've got a new story to tell you this evening, baby
One that ain't never been told

I went to work the other day
But I thought that I would double back
And that car I saw sitting in front of my door
Looked like a brand new, a brand new Cadillac, yeah!

I ain't got none now baby
I think you've been cheating on me
I believe to my soul baby, that you've given me some outside help
That I don't think I really need

The iceman came by this morning
And you know he didn't leave no ice
The postman came by later baby
And he didn't even ring twice

I think you've been cheating on me
I think you're running out on me
I believe to my soul baby, that you've given me some outside help
That I don't think I really need

Now, I want you to tell the iceman
The next time he'd better leave some ice
And I want you to tell the postman
He'd better ring more than twice

And when I come home from work in the morning
Better still be some groceries on the shelf
I want to tell that slick insurance man
That he'd better write some insurance on his self

Yes, I think you've been cheating on me
I think you're running out on me
I believe to my soul baby, that you've given me some help, some help
Some help, I don't really need

 

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I Can Hear My Name


by
recording of 19

from The Jungle (United 7742) & Rock Me Baby (Kent 5012), copyright notice

I can hear my name ringin', ringin' all up and down the line
Yes I can hear my name ringin', ringin' all up and down the line
I don't believe my woman loves me, I believe I'm just messin' up my time

Yes, I have the blues before sunrise, with the tears gettin' to my eyes
I have the blues before sunrise and the tears gettin' to my eyes
Yes, I get that funny feeling, it's the feeling I do despise

Yes, last night as I laid there dreamin', I was layin' there by myself
Yes, last night as I laid dreamin', I was layin' there by myself
I was just thinkin' if my woman don't love me, I hope she's not in love with nobody else

 

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I Can't Explain


by
recording of 1962-1965

from Heart Full of Blues (United 7703) & Blues in My Heart (Crown CLP-5309) & Let Me Love You (United 7734), copyright notice

Oh, I can't explain baby
But heaven only knows why
Oh, I can't explain
And heaven only knows why
Yes, I'll be in love with you baby
I guess until the day I die

You are to me, baby
What the water is to the sea
Oh, you are to me, baby
What the water is to the sea
I only want your love, baby
So tell me why don't you want me

Yes, I don't believe in miracles
I believe what's to be will be
Yes, I don't believe, I don't believe in miracles
I only believe what's to be will be
Yes but if I did believe in miracles, baby
Baby, you would be a miracle to me

Yes, you're my first thought baby
Yes my last and in between
Oh, you're my first thought baby
Yes my last and in between
I say you're the greatest champion baby
Oh that any man has ever seen

 

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I Can't Let You Go


by B.B. King
recording of 1983

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

What did I do wrong, baby
I tried to keep you satisfied
Whenever you needed me
I was right there by your side
Now tell me
What's the reason, baby
What's the reason
You're leaving me

I ain't got nobody else
Baby, it's always been you
'Cause there ain't nobody
Ain't nobody else
Can make me feel the way you do
I love you, I love you
I love you so, baby
You know I just can't
I just can't let you go

 

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I Can't Stop Loving You


by Don Gibson
recording of 1994

from Heart to Heart (GRP 9767), copyright notice

Those happy hours
That we once knew
Though long ago
Still makes me so blue
They say that time
Heals a broken heart
But time has stood still
Since we've been apart

I can't stop loving you
I've made up my mind
To live in memories
All the lonesome time
I can't stop wanting you
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

Those happy, happy hours, baby
That we once knew
Though long ago
It still makes me blue
They say that time
Heals a broken heart
But time has stood still
Since we've been apart

I can't stop loving you, baby
I've made up my mind
To live in memories
All the lonesome time
I can't stop loving you
Yeah, yeah, yeah
It's useless to say
Useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

Oh yeah, I've made up my mind
Made up my mind
So I'll just live my life
Live my life, yeah, yeah
I can't stop loving you
No, I can't
Baby, it's useless to say
Useless to say, yeah
So I'm gonna live my life
Live my life
In dreams of yesterday
Yesterday
I'm gonna, gonna live my life
Oh yeah, yes I am
In dreams of yesterday
Dreams of yesterday
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

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I Done Got Wise

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1966

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

I done made up my mind baby, there just got to be a change
Whoah, I made up my mind, baby, there's just got to be a change
Oh, I think you're cheatin' on me baby, oh, because you been actin' too strange

When I leave home early in the mornin', you're smilin' baby and your face is never sad
Oh, when I leave home early in the mornin', mama, your face is never sad
Yes, but when I have the day off and stay at home, oh, I do believe it makes you mad

Oh, I know you think you're smart baby and you think you're puttin' something over on me
Oh, I know you think you're smart baby and you think you're puttin' something over on me
Oh, but I done got wise to you baby and I ain't the fool that I used to be

 

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I Don't Want You Cutting Off Your Hair

soundclip


by Johnson
recording of 19

from The Electric B.B. King (ABC 1061) & The Electric B.B.: His Best (MCA MCAD-27007), copyright notice

You painted your lips baby and you painted your eyes too
Its gettin' to the place now woman, till I can't hardly recognize you
If that's what it takes to be hip baby, oh, I want you to be a square
I don't want you messing around baby, oh, I don't want you cutting of your hair

I didn't say nothing to you baby, when you were wearing bikinis for close
Oh I even stood around baby, I watched you paint your toes
If that's what it takes to be hip baby, oh, I want you to be a square
I don't want you messing up woman, oh, I don't want you cutting of your hair

There's something about your girlfriend baby, I swear I can't understand
She got her hair cut off the other day and now she looks just like a man
If that's what it takes to be hip baby, oh, I want you to be a square
I don't want you messing up baby, oh, I don't want you cutting of your hair

 

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If I Lost You

soundclip


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of 1992 or 1998

from Heart & Soul (Virgin 40072) & Blues on the Bayou (MCA 11879),
copyright notice

Hey, you're the greatest thing in my life, baby
Oh, without your love baby, I don't know just what I'll do
Oh, years of loving you, you've been so true
I believe I'd lose my mind if I lost you

Oh, I guess I've been lucky to have someone so dear
To talk and laugh and always bring me cheer
Oh, after all of this years, you've been so true to me baby
I believe I'd lose my mind if I lost you

Oh, after all the lies I've told you
Just like givin' you, givin' you the stars
Oh, buying you mink coats, mink coats and diamonds
Money in the bank and each year, each year two brand new cars

Hey, you've the greatest thing in my life baby
Oh, between me and you, I've know I got the best deal
Oh, let me thank you, thank you baby
You've been so true I'd lose my mind if I lost you

 

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If You Love Me

soundclip


by Van Morrison
recording of 1997

from Deuces Wild (MCA 11711), copyright notice

If you love me
You will give your heart
Why should be apart
If you love me

If you love me
You will know the truth
I wasn't born to lose
And I love you

Affinity and communication
That makes reality
Understanding is the first thing
It means so much to me

If I love you
I will find the key
If it's meant to be
'Cause I love you

Affinity and communication
That makes reality
Understanding is the first thing
It means so much to me

If I love you
I will find the key
If it's meant to be
'Cause I love you

 

 

 

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I Gotta Move Out Of This Neighborhood

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1993

from Blues Summit (MCA 10710), copyright notice

I think I'm gonna have to move, people
I gotta move out of my neighborhood
Hey, I said I'm gonna have to move
I gotta get out of my neighborhood
Because you see
The women they tell lies on me
And the men they just don't mean me
No doggone good

Every time my telephone rings
Some lady trying to play
Some old funny game on me
Every time my telephone rings
Some lady trying to play
Some old funny game on me
And every time my front doorbell rings
Some angry six foot man
With a knife in his hand

They say I'm in love with a woman
That works down at the Chicken Shack
They say Deacon Jones' wife
Gave me a brand new Cadillac
That's why I gotta move
I gotta get out of my neighborhood
I tell you the people
They tell lies on me
Hey, they just don't mean me
No doggone good

My landlady came by my apartment
She came by just to make up my bed
But it took her all night long
Can you imagine what the neighbors said
That's why I gotta move
Hey, I gotta get out
Of my neighborhood
I tell you the people
They tell lies on me
Hey, they just don't mean me
No doggone good

Hey, I gotta move
Hey, I gotta move
I gotta move
I gotta move

Hey, the people, the people
Don't like me here, people
Oh you know they just don't mean me
No doggone good

Nobody loves me but my mother
Sometimes I think
She could be jiving, too
Hey, nobody
Nobody loves me but my mother
And she could be jiving, too
Now I think you know
Why I act funny, baby
Oh when you do the things you do

__________
Note 1: complete title "I Gotta Move Out OF This Neighborhood/Nobody Loves Me But My Mother".

 

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I Got To Leave This Woman

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by B.B. King
recording of 2000

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

I got to leave this woman but I ain't got nowhere else to go
I got to leave this woman, I ain't got nowhere else to go
You see, she owns everything, including the carpet on the floor

When I was givin' her my money, she treated me like I was B.B. King
Hey, when I was givin' her my money, she treated me like I was B.B. King
Now I ain't got no money left, now she treats me, like I'm not even a human bein'

I got to leave this woman, I can't take this kind of treatment no more
Got to leave this woman, I can't take this kind of treatment no more
I've got one big problem, I ain't got nowhere to go

Hey, all the pretty furniture she got, I even bought her a mink coat too
Yeah, all the furniture she got, I even bought her that mink coat too
Now that we've got a divorce, that's what she put me through

I got to leave this woman but I ain't got nowhere else to go
I got to leave this woman, can't take this kind of treatment no more
She owns everything, even the carpet on the floor

 

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I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone


by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1978

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

You let me down
All over town
I guess by now I should be gone
Yet here I stand
Still in your hands
Cause you're the best I've ever known

I try and try to say good-bye
I just can't leave your love alone
And after you what will I do
I just can't leave your love alone

I walk away most everyday
Don't need a love that hurts me so
Then every night you get it right
Until I'm moaning soft and low

I try and try to say good-bye
I just can't leave your love alone
And after you what will I do
I just can't leave your love alone

 

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I Know

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by Barbara George
recording of 2000

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

I know you don't love me no more
No more, no, no more
And I don't wanna be hurt anymore
Anymore
I love so hard
Everything I did was no joy
If I can't love you right, baby
I don't have to love you at all

I know you don't want me no more
No more, no, no more
And I need someone else
Who's gonna love me more
Love me more
Ain't no need me cryin' now
After you have put me down
If you don't want me no more, baby
Ain't no use you hangin' round

I know you don't want me no more
No more, no, no more
And I need someone else
Who's gonna love me more
Love me more
Ain't no need me cryin' now
After you have put me down
If you don't want me no more, baby
Ain't no use you hangin' round

I know you don't want me no more
I know, I know
And I don't wanna be hurt anymore
Anymore
Love me more
After you have put me down
Ain't no use you hangin' round
You don't want me no more, baby
Ain't no use you hangin' round

 

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I Know What Your Putting Down


by Bud Allen / Louis Jordan
recording of 1967

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

There's a whole lot of talk around town
About the way you're carrying yourself
Whole lot of talk around town, woman
About the way you're carrying yourself
You're jiving everybody in town
But old B., that's me
I know what you've been putting down

You got a rambling mind
Just don't wanna stay at home
You got a rambling mind, woman
You just don't wanna stay at home
You ain't got no job in town
And I know what you've been putting down

Everybody wants you, baby
Everybody but me
I said every
Everybody wants you, woman
Everybody but me
You've been jiving everybody in town, baby
But I know what you've been putting down

You went out late last night
To a dinner show and a dance
You went out late last night, baby
A dinner show and a dance
You must've been a perfect clown
'Cause I know what you've been putting down

Yeah, you came home
Early this morning, woman
With a new hat, a new dress
And a new pair of shoes
Came home early this morning, woman
With a new hat, a new dress
And a new pair of shoes
You ain't been visiting
Your relatives in town
I know what you've been putting down

 

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I Like To Live The Love

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by Dave Crawford / Charles Mann
recording of 1973

from To Know You Is to Love You (MCA MCAD-10414), copyright notice

My song is a serious matter
It reflects what I feel
If I say I love you, I mean it
'Cause in my song
Every line is for real

Every man or woman
Enjoys going home
To a peaceful situation
To give love and receive love
Without any complications

Whether my tune is short or long
Whether my lyrics are weak or strong

I like to live the love
That I sing about in my song
I like to live the love
That I sing about in my song

Music is love
And my love is music
In perfect harmony
So when I sing
I have sung all about
The love of you and me

I never got angry with my guitar
'Cause when I strike a chord
It gives me what I wanna hear
So I'm finding out that
We are quite like my song together, my dear

Outside answers
Should always be forbidden
Problems should be solved
And never hidden

I like to live the love
That I sing about in my song
I like to live the love
That I sing about in my song

 

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I Love You So

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by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of resp. 1976, 1960 or 1992

from B.B. King Anthology (ABC 5611) & B.B. King Wails (Crown Clp-5115) & Heart & Soul (Virgin 40072), copyright notice

Oh my darling I was so lonely
Searching for you and for you only
Oh my darling I love you so

Oh my darling my love is true
Longing for you, no one else will do
Oh my darling I love you so

When I first saw you dear I knew you were alone
I said to myself that I'd make you my own
Your brother caught us kissing
I though he would surely tell
Until he started playing those wedding bells

Now my darling I'm yours forever
Don't ever leave me, leave me never
Oh my darling I love you so

Oh yes it's true, now I have you
And best of all I know now
That I'll never have to be blue
Oh baby, I love you so

I mean you, baby

 

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I Need You Baby


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of probably 1962

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

Oh, I need you baby, yes I need you baby
Oh, I need you baby, come on back home to me
I'll make it all up to you, woman, just you want around and see

I was wrong baby, I thought I was having fun
I know I was wrong baby, I thought I was having fun
Yes I was young and foolish, I didn't know you was the one

Now I've settled down baby and I know I'll treat you right
Oh, I've settled down baby and I know I'll treat you right
Yes, come on home now baby, I want you to come on home tonight

Oh, I need you baby, yes I need you baby
Well I need you woman, I need a good woman around
Every night about this time baby, my love comes tumbling down

 

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Inflation Blues

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by Alger "Texas" Alexander / Louis Jordan / T. Southern
recording of 1983

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

Hey Mr. President
All your congressmen, too
You got me frustrated
And I don't know what to do
I'm trying to make a living
I can't save a cent
It takes all of my money
Just to eat and pay my rent
I got the blues
Got those inflation blues

You know, I'm not one
Of those high brows
I'm average Joe to you
I came up eating cornbread
Candied yams and chicken stew
Now you take that paper dollar
It's only that in name
The way that buck has shrunk
It's a lowdown dirty shame
That's why I got the blues
Got those inflation blues

Mr. President
Please cut the price of sugar
I wanna make my coffee sweet
I wanna smear some butter on my bread
And I just got to have my meat
When you start rationing
You really played the game
And things are going up
And up and up and up
And my check remains the same
That's why I got the blues
Got those inflation blues

 

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Into The Night

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by Calvine Newborne
recording of 19

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

Caught in quicksand
Starting to sink
So tired of struggling
That my mind can barely think
Don't know where I'm going
Lord, I don't know what I'm gonna do

Fuel supply is finished
Ain't nothing left to burn
I need someone to help me
But I don't know which way to turn
I know I don't have much of a choice
I'll go out of my mind
Or into the night

Rolling and tumbling
Spinning end over end
Got to have some peace and quiet
So I can find myself again
Ask me what's the matter
Hey, I don't know what to say

People all around me
But I'm so alone
I guess they'd like to help me
But I have to do it on my own
I know I don't have much of a choice
I'll go out of my mind
Or into the night

 

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I Pity The Fool

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by Deadric Malone
recording of 1993

from Blues Summit (MCA 10710), copyright notice

I pity the fool
I said I pity the fool
I pity the fool
I said I pity the fool
That falls in love with you
And expects you to be true
Oh I pity the fool

Look at the people
I know you're wondering
What they're doing
They're just standing there
Watching you make a fool of me

Look at the people
I know you're wondering
What they're doing
They're just standing there
Watching you make a fool of me

Oh I pity the fool
I pity the fool
That falls in love with you
I pity the fool
I pity the fool
m, that falls in love with you
I pity the fool
I pity the fool

She'll break your heart one day
Then she'll laugh and walk away
Oh I pity the fool

Look at the people
I know you're wondering
What they're doing
They're just standing there
Watching you make a fool of me

Look at the people
I said I know you're wondering
What they're doing
They're just standing there
Watching you make a fool of me

Oh I pity the fool
I pity the fool
That falls in love with you
I pity the fool

Yeah, I pity the fool
I pity the fool
That falls in love with you

She'll break your heart one day
Then she'll laugh and walk away
Oh I pity the fool, oh yeah

Look at the people
Look at the people
I know you're wondering
What they're doing
What are they doing, man
Look, they're just standing there
They're just standing there
Watching you make a fool of me

Tell me again, man

Look at the people
Look at the people
I know you're wondering
What they're doing
What are they doing, man
Look, they're just standing there
They're just standing there
Watching you make a fool of me

 

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I Stay In The Mood


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

from Rock Me Baby (Kent KLP-5012) & Lucille Had a Baby (ACE 271) & Ambassador of the Blues (Crown 001), copyright notice

Yeah, I stay in the mood for you, 'cause I just can't help myself
Yeah, I stay in the mood for you, 'cause I just can't help myself
You've always fooling around, givin' my love to somebody else

Still I stay in the mood for you and I can see you everywhere I go
Still I stay in the mood for you and I can see you everywhere I go
Well, if something soon don't happen, my heart is gonna break I know

Well, you said that you love me, you've sworn that you'll be true
But now you're tellin' stronger, that I'm just a fool you know
But I stay in the mood for you, 'cause I just can't help myself
Please come back to me baby, 'cause I'm tired of livin' by myself

 

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Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)

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by Lovie Austin / Louis Jordan
recording of 1999

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

I gotta a girl who's always late
Anytime we have a date
But I love her
Yes I love her
I'm gonna walk up to her gate
And see if I can get it straight

'Cause I want her
I'm gonna ask her
Is you is, or is you ain't, my baby
The way you're acting lately makes me doubt
You is still my baby, baby

Seems my flame in your heart's done gone out
A woman is a creature that has always been strange
Just when you're sure of one you find
She's gone and made a change
Is you is, or is you ain't my baby

Maybe baby's found somebody new
Or is my baby still my baby true

 

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It Had To Be You


by Isham Jones / Gus Kahn
recording of 1994

from Heart to Heart (GRP 9767), copyright notice

It had to be you
It had to be you
I've wandered around
Finally found
Somebody who
Could make me be true
Could make me be blue
And even be glad
Just to be sad
Thinking of you

Some others I've seen
Might never be mean
Might never be cross
Try to be boss
They wouldn't do
For nobody else
Gave me a thrill
With all your faults
I love you still
It had to be you
Wonderful you
It had to be you

Some others I've seen
Might never be mean
Might never be cross
Or try to be boss
But they wouldn't do
'Cause nobody else
Gave me a thrill
With all your faults
I love you still
It had to be you
Had to be you
Had to be you
It had to be you
Wonderful you
It had to be you

It had to be you
Wonderful you
It had to be you
Had to be you
Wonderful you, yeah

 

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It's A Great, Great Pleasure

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by Louis Jordan / William Tennyson Jr.
recording of 1999

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

It's a great, great pleasure, a great, great, great, big thrill
It's a great, great pleasure, a great, great, great, big thrill

When you got your baby and a whole lotta time to kill
Did you ever get a feelin' that your feet had turned to stones
Do you ever get a feelin' that your feet had turned to stones
Do you get a funny feelin' running up and down your bones
That's arthritis

It's a great, great pleasure, a great, great, great, big thrill
It's a great, great pleasure, a great, great, great, big thrill

When you got your baby and a whole lotta time to kill
Did you ever feel lucky and wake up cold in hand
Did you ever feel lucky and wake up cold in hand
Find you ain't got a nickel and your woman got another man
Bad deal

 

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It's A Mean World


by
recording of 1964 or 1967

from Rock Me Baby (Kebt KLP-5012) & The Jungle (Kent 7742), copyright notice

This is a mean old world, baby to live in all by yourself
Yes it's a mean old world, baby to live in all by yourself
Yes, you can't get the woman you love and you have to put up with somebody else

Baby, I smile to keep from worryin' and I laugh just to keep from cryin'
Oh I smile to keep from worryin', baby and I laugh just to keep from cryin'
Well, that's to keep the public for knowin' what I got on my mind

Yes, someday baby, when the blood runs cold in my vein
Yes, someday baby, when the blood runs cold in my vein
Well, I hope You'll around by here to mistreat me baby, 'cause my heart it feel no pain

 

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It's Just A Matter Of Time

by Clyde Otis / Brook Benton / Belford Hendricks
recording of 19

from King Size (ABC 977), copyright notice

Someday, someway you'll realize that you've been blind
Oh, darling you're gonna need me again
It's just a matter, a matter of time
Oh, go on baby, go on until you reach the end of the line
Hey, but I know, I know you're gonna pass my way again
It's just a matter, just a matter of time

Oh, after I gave you ev'rything I had,
hey, you know you laughed at me and you called me a clown
Ahw, but you must remember baby, in your search for fortune and fame,
hey, what goes up just gotta come down
I know, I know-a baby, oh, that someday, one day you'll wake up and find
oh, my love, my love is a true love
It's just a matter, baby just a matter of time

Hey, after I gave you, gave ev'rything I had,
you know you laughed at me and I can hear you say, "Look at that clown"
But you must remember baby, in your search for fortune and fame,
oh, what goes up, hey, you know it's got to come down
Oh, but I know hey, I know, I know baby that one day,
one day you'll wake up and find that my love,
my love is a true love
Hey, baby it's just a matter, just a matter of time

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It's My Own Fault

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by John Lee Hooker
recording of 1965

from Live at the Regal (MCA 11646), copyright notice

It's my own fault, baby
Treat me the way you wanna do

It's my own fault, baby
Treat me the way you wanna do
Yes when you were loving me, baby (woman)
At that time, little girl, I didn't love you

She used to make her own pay checks
And bring them all home to me
I would go out on the hillside, you know
And make every woman look I see

It's my own fault, baby
Treat me the way you wanna do
Yes when you were loving me, baby (woman)
At that time, little girl, I didn't love you

She said she was gonna leave me
She'd been running around with the boys
She said she was gonna leave me
Gonna be over in Illinois

It's my own fault, baby
Treat me the way you wanna do
Yes when you were loving me, baby (woman)
At that time, little girl, I didn't love you

 

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It's Still Called The Blues

soundclip


by Tony Joe White
recording of 2000

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

People Got Money
Still Got problems
Got to the doctor
And try to solve them
Anyway you look at it
It's still called the blues

Baby needs new shoes
Mama needs a new dress
Daddy's out scufflin'
Tryin' to do his best
Anyway you look at it
It's still called the blues

Makes no difference
What you do or say
The blues might still
Come your way
Just when you think
Your trouble's about to end
Along comes something
And start it all over again

You party on a Saturday
Go to church on Sunday
Fun leaves you because
Gotta work on Monday
Anyway you look at it
It's still called the blues

Makes no difference
What you do or say
The blues might still
Come your way
Just when you think
Your trouble's about to end
Along comes something
And start it all over again

Ain't got no money
To pay the rent
Baby's gone
You spent your last cent
Mm, still called the blues
Still called the blues, y'all

Anyway you look at it
Makes no difference
What you do or say
The blues might still
Come your way
Just when you think
Your trouble's about to end
Along comes something
And start it all over again

 

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I Wanna Be

soundclip


by Doyle Bramhall II / Charlie Sexton
recording of 2000

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

I wonder helplessly day by day
It's so much easier to run away
My mind is telling my body so
Never know which way to go

I'm always there for you baby
You let me see
If we can get closer everyday

I wanna be
Held by you
I wanna be
Touched by you
I wanna be
I wanna be loved by you
I wanna be
Anything you want me to

Don't mean nothing when you're growing old
Nobody knows what the future holds
I am left with a bitter taste
Turn away from that beautiful chase

I'm always there for you baby
You let me see
If we can get closer everyday

I wanna be
Held by you
I wanna be
Touched by you
I wanna be
I wanna be loved by you
I wanna be
Anything you want me to

 

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I Want You So Bad


by B.B. King
recording of 1969

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

Have you ever wanted someone
And you thought they didn't want you
Have you ever, ever wanted someone
And you thought they didn't want you
You know what you wanted
To say to them, people
But you were afraid she may walk away

Someone like you, baby
Someone like you I ain't never had
Oh someone, someone like you
Someone like you I ain't never had
Maybe I'm asking too much, baby
Oh but I want you, I want you so bad

Oh you look so good to me, baby
Baby, I just got to let you know
Yeah, you look so good
So good to me, baby
I just got to let you know
I wanna keep you forever, baby
I don't wanna ever let you go

So whatever you do, baby
Please leave me a way
To get in touch with you
Oh whatever, ever you do, baby
Please leave me a way
To get in touch with you
I need you so bad, baby
When you leave I'll be so sad

 

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I Was Blind

soundclip


by B.B. King / Joe Josea
recording of 1960's resp. 1950's

from The Great B.B. King (B. B. King and His Orchestra) (Crown CLP 5143) & Heart & Soul (Virgin 40072), copyright notice

I was blind and I could not see
That you were gettin' away from me
But now I know that you are gone

I live by the night
And slumber through the day
Because life don't seem worth livin' anyway

If I could only see
Life would be so miserable to me
Tell me why my love want leave in misery

Oh, now I haven't be true
But this I want to be my wife
So baby please, please think of you and me

If I could only see
Life would be so miserable to me
Why would the one I love want to leave in misery

Oh, haven't been true all of my life
Ah, but this one I want, want her to be my wife
So baby please, baby please think of you and me

 

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I Wonder Why


by B.B. King / Joe Josea
recording of 1977

from King Size (ABC 977), copyright notice

I wonder why, why my baby won't treat me right
I wonder why, why my baby won't treat me right
She go off every day and she won't come home 'till night

"I'll be home" well, last week that's what she said
"I'll be home" well, last week that's what she said
She don't care if I don't eat
'Cause she don't know how the rent is paid

She's a gamblin' woman, she chases men in between
She's a gamblin' girl, she chases men in between
She mistreats me and she cheats me
Meanest woman I ever seen

The kid's in bed, I lay awake 'till broad daylight
The kid's in bed, I lay awake 'till broad daylight
Every now and then I wonder will my baby be home tonight

 

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Page last updated on:
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