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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 5 (38 songs, 27 soundclips)

* Jack, You're Dead
Just A Dream
Just A Little Love
Key To My Kingdom
* Key To The Highway
* Knock Me A Kiss
Lay Another Log On the Fire
Let Me Make You Cry A Little Longer
Lets Get Down To Business
Lets Straighten It Out
Let The Good Times Roll (1)
* Let The Good Times Roll (2)
Little By Little
Long Nights
Love Me Tender
Make Love To Me
* Makin' Love Is Good For You
Making Me Blue
* Marry You

May I Have A Talk With You
Mean And Evil Mean Old World
Mean Old World
Merry Christmas Baby
Midnight Believer
* Monday Woman
Mr. Pawnbroker
* My Gal Keeps Me Cryin'
My Heart Belongs To You
My Silent Prayer
Never Make A Move Too Soon
Never Trust A Woman
Night Life
Nightlife Please Send Me Someone To Love
Niji Baby
* Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
No Good
No One Ever Tells You

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Jack, You're Dead

soundclip


by Walter Bishop / Dick Miles
recording of 1999

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

When you've got no more assurance
Than a great big hunk of lead
If you don't respond to romance
Jack, you're dead!

When a chick is smiling at you
Even though there's nothing said
If you stand there like a statue
Jack, you're dead!

You've been always kicking
But you stubbed your toes
When you ups and kicks the bucket
Just like old man Mose

When you get no kicks from loving
And you blow your top instead
It's a fact that you ain't living
Jack, you're dead!

If you just ain't got nobody
Since you've gone and lost your head
Rigor Mortis has set in daddy
Jack, you're dead!

What's the use of having muscles
When your life hangs by a thread
If you ain't got no red corpuscles
Jack, you're dead!

 

You've been always kicking
But you stubbed your toes
When you ups and kicks the bucket
Just like old man Mose

When you get no kicks from loving
And the news begins to spread
All the cats will holler, "Murder!"
Jack, you're dead!
All the breaths leaked out of you
When your friends gather round the bed
And look at you and say, "Um, um, um, don't he look natural"
When that happens to you, daddy
Jack, you're dead!

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Just A Dream


by probably Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Well, I wanna tell the story about a hard luck guy
Nobody seems to love me, I guess that's the reason why

Just dreams, dreams all night long and through the day
Yes, and it's so sad, oh, to break my heart this way

Yes, I'm not handsome or romantic, I don't have wavy hair
Won't you girls please have mercy, the way you treat me ain't fair

Why does bad luck follow me
Oh, dreams, seems that's all that's left for me

Well, I just can't get no place with a doggone thing a plan
Every girl I try my luck on belongs to some other man
Where, where, where is the one I'm dreaming of
All gone, gone with last night's dreams of love

Yes, last night as I lay sleepin', I dreamed about a queen
And it hurt me so bad, people
To wake up and find out it was just a dream

Dream, dream is all I can do
Oh, I'm so tired dreamin' dreams, dreams
That won't come true

 

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Just A Little Love

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1969

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

Some people die for hate
Some die for love
Some die because
They don't have mate
But all I want
All I want is a little love
All I've ever wanted, people
All I want is just a little love

All I want (All I want)
A little bit of love (A little bit of love)
All I want (All I want)
Is a little bit of love (Is a little bit of love)
All I want (All I want)
Is just a little bit of love (Is just a little bit of love)

Everybody say the world is large
But to me it's very small
Out of all of these women
I can't find no true love at all
All I want
Is just a little love
All I've ever wanted, mm
Is just a little love

All I want (All I want)
Is a little bit of love (Is a little bit of love)
All I want (All I want)
Is a little bit of love (Is a little bit of love)
I say all I want (All I want)
Is just a little bit of love (Is just a little bit of love)

All I want (All I want)
Is a little bit of love (Is a little bit of love)
All I need (All I need)
Is a little bit of love (Is a little bit of love)
All I want (All I want)
Is just a little bit of love (Is just a little bit of love)

All I want
Is a little bit of love
All I want
Is a little bit of love
All I want
Is just a little bit of love

 

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Key To My Kingdom

soundclip


by Davis / Joe Josea / Baum
recording of 19

from Completely Live & Well (Charly 14), copyright notice

(Boy, this one here pulls the juice out of you)

At the end of my rainbow
I seek no golden prize
For the key to my kingdom
Is the glow in your eyes

Gain and power and riches
Are thrills I'll never miss
For the key to my kingdom
Is the thrill of your kiss

Baby, I have more
Than fame and fortune
Every time I hold your hand
And my darling
When our lips meet
All the world's at my command

Yeah, if you ever
Ever should leave me
My world would tumble down
Because you're the key to my kingdom
And your love is my crown

Oh I have more than fame and fortune
Every time I hold your hand
And my darling
When our lips meet
All the world's at my command

Yes, yes, if you ever
Ever should leave me
All of my world would tumble down
For you're the key to my kingdom
And your love is my crown
Yeah, you're the key to my kingdom
And your love is my crown
Yeah, you're the key to my kingdom
And your love, your love is my crown

 

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Key To The Highway

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy / Charles Segar
recording of 2000

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

I've got the key to the highway
Feel I got to go
Gonna leave here running
Walking is both too slow

I'm going back to the border
Baby where I'm better known
Because you haven't done nothing baby
But draw the good man from home

When the moon peeps over the mountain
Little girl I'll be on my way
I'm gonna roll the highway until the break of day

Oh give me one more kiss darling
Just before I go
'Cause when I leave this time little girl
I won't be back no more

I've got the key to the highway
Little darling I got to go
I'm gonna leave here running
Walking is both too slow

 

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Knock Me A Kiss

soundclip


by Mike Jackson / Andy Razaf
recording of 1999

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

I like cake, no mistake, but baby if you insist
I'll cut out the cake, just for your sake
Baby! C'mon and knock me a kiss

I like pie, I hope to die, just to get a load of this
When you get high, doggone the pie
Baby! C'mon and knock me a kiss

When you pressed your little lips to mine, that was then I understood
They taste like candy, brandy and wine, peaches, bananas and everything good
I love jam and no film flam, scratch that off my list
This ain't no jam, the jam can scram
Baby! C'mon and knock me a kiss

When you pressed your sweet little lips to mine, that was then I understood
They taste like candy, brandy and wine, peaches, bananas and everything good
I like cars and big cigars but baby they won't be missed
If everyday I hear you say
Baby! C'mon and knock me a kiss

Baby! C'mon and knock me a kiss

 

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Lay Another Log On The Fire

soundclip


by Knight
recording of 1988

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

All day long
I've been thinking about you, baby
With loving you on my mind
I couldn't hardly wait
To get home to you, baby
So I could do a little overtime
Baby, baby, you've been so good to me
I want to understand
If I want a do right woman
Then I've got to be a do right man

So I'm gonna lay another log
On the fire, baby
Before my flame gets too low
Yes, I'm gonna lay another log
On the fire, baby
Trying to keep Jody from my door

Oh I know I've been neglecting you
Lately, baby
Just trying to make ends meet
But tonight I'm gonna be
On my love job, baby
Me working on you, you working on me

Wine, music, and a little candlelight
Just to help me unwind
'Cause I know
I got so much love to give, baby
And tonight I'm gonna take my time

I'm gonna lay another log
On the fire, baby
Before my flame gets too low
Said I'm gonna lay another log
On the fire, baby
Just trying to keep Jody from my door

I'm gonna lay another log
On the fire, baby
Before my flame gets too low
Yes, I'm gonna lay another log
On the fire, baby
Just gotta keep Jody from my door

I'm gonna lay another log
On the fire, baby
Before my flame gets too low
Think I'm gonna lay another log
On the fire, baby
Just trying to keep Jody from my door...

 

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Let Me Make You Cry A Little Longer


by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1978

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

You know by now that I've been passed
Through an awful lot of hands
And all I have is what is left
From ten thousand one night stands

Sometimes I feel like I was there
When the blues began
With this crying guitar holding me
Like a woman holds a man

Let me make you cry a little longer
Let me make you high a little longer
Oh, I want to try a little longer
Make some woman sigh a little longer

At night sometimes I can still feel
Every place I've ever been
I feel it in my music
And it all comes back again

You know I've played for city lights
And for stars above
And every note I ever play
I always play for love

Let me make you cry a little longer
Let me make you high a little longer
Oh, I want to try a little longer
Make some woman sigh a little longer

 

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Lets Get Down To Business


by B.B. King
recording of 1969

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

I'm glad to see you back, baby
You been gone such a long, long time
And now that you're back, baby
Let's make up for long lost time
Well, the day that you left me, baby
I nearly went out of my mind
I couldn't hardly sleep at night, baby
Every morning I woke up crying

So let's get down to business
Yeah, let's get down to business
Well, let's get down to business, baby
You been gone such a long time

Now I know that I love you, baby
And I thought that you loved me, too
Now, now that we're together, baby
Tell me what are you going to do
Well, what made us break up, baby
I don't know till today
But if it was my fault, baby
I swear I'll change my ways

So let's get down to business
Yeah, let's get down to business
Well, let's get down to business, baby
You been gone such a long time

Hey, let's, let's
Let's get down to business, baby
Well, well, well
Let's get down to business
Yeah, let's get down to business, baby
You been gone such a long time

I know that I love you, baby
I say I thought that you loved me, too
Now, now we're together, baby
What are you going to do
I said whatever made us break up, baby
I don't know till today
But if it was my fault, baby
I swear I'll change my ways

So let's get down to business
Yeah, let's get down to business
Well, let's get down to business, baby
You been gone such a long time

 

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Lets Straighten It Out

soundclip


by Benny Latimore
recording of 1988

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

Sit yourself down, girl
And talk to me
Tell me what's on your mind
Don't keep saying
Everything's ok, baby
'Cause if it was, girl
You wouldn't be crying

You've been tossing and turning
In your sleep lately, baby
Sitting around crying all day long
Now how in hell do you expect me
To understand, baby
When I don't even know what's wrong

Let's straighten it out
Let's straighten it out
Let's straighten it out
Let's straighten it out, baby

Well the last five nights
When we went to bed
Oh I could tell something wasn't right
When you turned your back
And you covered your head, baby
You didn't even say goodnight

Now if you're tired
And you don't wanna be bothered, baby
Just say the word
And I'll leave you alone
Instead of lying there
Crying your eyes out
You and me oughta be getting it on

Let's straighten it out
Let's straighten it out, baby
Let's straighten it out
Let's straighten it out
Please let's straighten it out, baby
Let's straighten it out
Let's straighten it out
Let's straighten it out now, baby

 

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Let The Good Times Roll (Version 1)

soundclip


by Fleecie Moore / Sam Theard
recording of 1976

from Bobby Bland & B.B. King Together Again...Live (MCAD-27012),
copyright notice

Hey everybody, let's have some fun
You only live for once and when you're dead you're done
So let the good times roll, let the good times roll
And live a long long
I don't care if you are young or old no no, get together and let the good times roll

Don't stand there moaning, talking trash
If you wanna have some fun, you'd better go out and spend some cash
And let the good time roll
Let the good time roll
I don't care if you young or old, get together and let the good times roll

Don't stand there moaning, talking trash
If you wanna have some fun, you'd better go out and spend some cash
And let the good time roll
Let the good time roll
I don't care if you young or old, get together and let the good times roll

Hey mister landlord, lock up all the doors
When the police comes around, tell them Johnny's coming down
Let the good times roll
Let the good times roll
And Lord I don't care if you young or old,
That's good enough to let the good times roll

Hey everybody!
Tell everybody !
That B.B. and Bobby's in town
I got a dollar and a quarter
And I'm just raring to clown
Don't let nobody play me cheap
I got fifty cents to know that I'm gonna keep
Let the good times roll
I don't care if you young or old
Let's get together and let the good times roll

 

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Let The Good Times Roll (Version 2)

soundclip


by Fleecie Moore / Sam Theard
recording of 1999

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

Hey, everybody, let's have some fun
You only live but once
And when you're dead you're done, so

Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
Get together, let the good times roll

Don't sit there mumblin', talkin' trash
If you wanna have a ball
You gotta go out and spend some cash, and
Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
Get together, let the good times roll

Hey Mr. Landlord, lock up all the doors
When the police comes around
Just tell 'em that the joint is closed
Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
Get together, let the good times roll

Hey tell everybody
Mr. King's in town
I got a dollar and a quarter
Just rarin' to clown
But don't let nobody play me cheap
I got fifty cents more that I'm gonna keep, so

Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
Get together, let the good times roll

No matter whether rainy weather
Birds of a feather gotta stick together
So get yourself under control
Go out and get together and let the good times roll

 

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Little By Little

soundclip


by Blakemore
recording of 1993

from Blues Summit (MCA 10710), copyright notice

Baby, out all night
Until the break of day
Snap me up in everything I say
Little by little
Only you know that I can see
Bit by bit
Your love is slipping away from me

What you're doing, baby
You know it ain't right
I wonder what you're doing
That takes all night
Little by little
Only you know that I can see
Bit by bit
Your love is slipping away from me

Get so disgusted
When I try to kiss you
I just don't feel
Like I used to do
Little by little
Only you know that I can see
Bit by bit
Your love is slipping away from me

Tried to trail you last night
Baby, in my car
But I'm scared I might see
What I'm looking for
Little by little
Only you know that I can see
Bit by bit
Your love is slipping away from me

 

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Long Nights

soundclip


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

from The Soul of B. B. King (United 7714) & A Blues Night (King 464) & Catfish Blues (Drive 3228) & Collector's Edition (Intercontinental 4011),
copyright notice

Yes the nights are so long, baby, and the days are so blue
Seems like everything has gone wrong, baby 'cause I'm without you
I guess this is that awful feeling, baby that feeling they call the blues

All by myself baby, yes I began to weep
Yes, and when I dry my eyes, baby, you know I still can't sleep
Yes, I guess this is the feeling, baby the feeling they call the blues

Yes as I sit here in my dark room, woman, with the tears running down my face
Yes as I sit here in my dark room, woman, with the tears running down my face
Yes I can feel and I can see you, woman, I can see you all over the place

Yes, then I start walkin', woman, start walkin' all over the floor
Yes, my heart is telling me, woman, tellin' me you won't be here no more
Oh, I guess this is the feeling, baby the feeling, the feeling they call the blues

 

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Love Me Tender

soundclip


by Vera Matson / Elvis Presley
recording of 1982

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

Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go
You have made my life complete and I love you so
Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfill
For, my darlin', I love you and I always will

Love me tender, love me long, take me to your heart
For it's there that I belong and we'll never part
Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfill
For, my darlin', I love you and I always will

Love me tender, love me dear

 

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Make Love To Me

soundclip


by Allan Copeland / Paul Mares / Walter Melrose / Bill Norvas / Benny Pollock / Mel Stizel / George Brunies / Leon Roppolo (...that's all folks...)
recording of 1983

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

Take me in your arms
And never let me go
Whisper to me softly
While the moon is low
Hold me close and tell me
What I wanna know
Say it to me gently
Let the sweet talk flow
Come a little closer
Make love to me

Kiss me once again
Before we say goodnight
Take me in your loving arms
And squeeze me tight
Put me in a mood
So I can dream all night
Everybody's sleeping
So it's quite all right
Come a little closer
Make love to me

When you're near
So help me, dear
Chills run
Up and down my spine
Don't you know
I love you so
I won't be happy
Till you're mine
When I'm in your arms
You give my heart a treat
Everything about you
So doggone sweet
Every time we kiss
You make my life complete
Baby don't you know
You swept me off my feet
Now's it's time to tell you
Make love to me

When you're near
So help me, dear
Chills run
Up and down my spine
Don't you know
I love you so
I won't be happy
Till you're mine
When I'm in your arms
You give my heart a treat
Everything about you
So doggone sweet
Every time we kiss
You make my life complete
Baby don't you know
You swept me off my feet
Now's it's time to tell you
Make love to me

 

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Makin' Love Is Good For You

soundclip


by Tony Joe White
recording of 2000

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

Makin' love is good for you
Makin' love is good for you
Makin' love is good for you
Makin' love is good for you
So take care of your body
Make a little love today

Ain't nobody can live forever
It's just something that we all understand
But while you're young, y'all
We can make it better
If we take care of our bodies while we can

'Cause makin' love is good for you
Makin' love is good for you
So take care of your body
Make a little love today

Man and woman get together
Play the game and swear they're havin' fun
But if we make a little love
From the very start
What a lovely way to getto know someone

So makin' love is good for you
Makin' love is good for you
So take care of your body
Make a little love today

Let the wise man think about it
I'll just put my thinkin' all on the shelf
But if the good Lord made something
Better than love
I swear he must've kept it there for myself

Hey, makin' love is good for you
Makin' love is good for you
So take care of your body
Make a little love today

 

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Making Me Blue


by
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

I had no worries
Till I met you
But ever since that day, baby
Lord, what I've been doing through
I found no rest
No happiness
You don't do nothing but making me blue

You said you loved me
And I believed in you
I sent you down baby
And been seein' you through
But for that mistake
You made my heart ache
You don't do nothing but making me blue

This life I'm living
Stayin' here with you
Been nothing but heartaches
Woman and you know it's true
You don't satisfy
Won't even try
You don't do nothing but making me blue

Now I'm sayin' it's over
Yes, and leavin' you
Just stay where you are, little girl
I say I'm leavin' you
You had your fun
What's done is done
You don't do nothing but making me blue

 

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Marry You

soundclip


by Doyle Bramhall II / Susannah Salvoin
recording of 2000

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

It's the sugar so sweet
The kind I like to eat
You and me
Tell no one else about it

I'm gonna make you mine
'Cause I know we've got the time
Now and then baby
Hey I want you to know

I wanna marry you
Isn't that what you want too
I wanna marry you
Isn't that what you want too

Come on in the back of my '57
Let me show you the way
Way to heaven
You're looking so sweet, yes you are
I'll make sure that you got some heat

I've got you on my mind
You know you've got my time
Now and then baby
I want you to know

I wanna marry you
Isn't that what you want too
I wanna marry you
Isn't that what you want too

I'm falling in love with you
I'm in love with you
You make all my dreams come true
Make all my dreams come true
Falling in love with you
I wanna marry you

I wanna marry you
Isn't that what you want too
I wanna marry you
Isn't that what you want too

 

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May I Have A Talk With You


by Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1971

from In London (MCA 10843), copyright notice

Now now, my darling
Can I have a little talk with you
Oh now now now now, darling
Can I have a little talk with you
You know I don't think it will be long
Before our love is through

Yes, tell me, darling
Am I right or am I wrong
Oh tell me, tell me, tell me
Am I right or am I wrong
I just wanna know, baby
When are you coming home

Hey, listen to me, baby
While I hold your hand
Hey, listen to me, baby
While I hold your hand
Don't want nothing
I just wanna be your man

When darkness falls
I'm so all alone
Yes, yes, my darling
I'm so all alone
And you know I wouldn't be, baby
If I knew when you were coming home

Hey, listen to me, baby
Honey, while I hold your hand
Hey, I want you to listen to me, baby
Honey, while I hold your hand
I don't want nothing
I just wanna be your man

Your smiles are my happiness
Your sorrow are my tears
Oh your smiles are my happiness
And your sorrow are my tears
If you just whisper love to me, baby
You know it'll live on through the years
Yes, it will

 

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Mean And Evil

soundclip


by Arthur Adams
recording of 1992

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

You're throwing it all away
Everything we've been living for
All the promises that were made
They all have gone and flown away

You locked me out
And let your new love come in
Now you are making it
With my closest friend
Fussing and fighting, baby
Where have you been
Yeah, I get the message
That you clearly send

You're so mean and evil
You're so mean
You're so mean and evil
You're so mean

I saw you at the place
Where we used to go
Showing it off
With the lights down low
Telling your lover about eternity
How soon you forget
That's what you once told me

Your sweet talking
Made me go for it
Now you've got someone else
At the top of your list
Like the wind
That's blowing free
Suddenly you've changed
Turned your back on me

You're so mean and evil
You're so mean
You're so mean and evil
You're so mean

Your sweet talking
Made me go for it
Now you've got someone else
At the top of your list
Like the wind
That's blowing free
Suddenly you've changed
Turned your back on me

You're so mean and evil
You're so mean
You're so mean and evil
You're so mean

 

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Mean Old World

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 1998

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

This is a mean ole' world
Baby, to live in all by yourself
I said a mean, mean, mean ole' world
To live in all by yourself
When you can't get the woman you're loving
Because she's loving somebody else

I smile to keep from worrying
And I laugh just to keep from crying
Smile to keep from worrying
Laugh just to keep from crying
Trying to keep the public from knowing
Baby, what I've got on my mind

Someday, baby
When the blood runs cold in my veins
Someday, baby
When the blood runs cold in my veins
You won't be able to mistreat me no more then, baby
'Cause my heart won't feel no pain

 

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Merry Christmas Baby


by
recording of 1993

from Grp Christmas Collection, Vol. 3 (MCA Special Products 9728, GRP GRD-9728), copyright notice

Merry Christmas baby
Babe you sure did treat me nice
Yeah! Merry Merry Merry Christmas baby
Babe you sure did treat me nice
Gave me a diamond ring for Christmas
And now I'm living in paradise

Oh! I'm feeling mighty fine this morning
I've got good music on my radio
Hey baby, I'm feeling mighty fine
I've got good music on my radio
I would love to hug and kiss you baby
While you're standing beneath the mistletoe

Santa came down the chimney
About half past three
He got all of these presents that you'll use
See, I'll help you put on these

Merry Merry Merry Christmas baby
Oh! You sure been good to me
I haven't had a drink this evenin' baby
But I'm all lit up like a Christmas tree

Hey! Merry Merry Merry Christmas baby
I've got good music on my radio
I said, Merry Merry Merry Christmas baby
I've got good music on my radio
I would love to hug and kiss you baby
While you're standing beneath the mistletoe

 

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Midnight Believer


by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1978

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

You're about to believe in love again
I'll take you there and bring you back again
The night is short
Tomorrow's are long
Come go with me
While the feeling is strong

Midnight believer
The night believes in you
Midnight believer
The night believes in you

I believe that the night tells us everything
The moves to make with the feel that we bring
You've got the love locked up inside
I've got the touch so there's nothing to hide

Midnight believer
The night believes in you
Midnight believer
The night believes in you

 

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Monday Woman

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by Willie Mabon
recording of 2000

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

Oh, my Monday woman
Starch and iron my clothes
Monday woman
Starch and iron my clothes
My Tuesday woman
Pays my room rent and board

Oh, my Wednesday woman
Buys my hat and shoes
Wednesday woman
Buys my hat and shoes
And my Thursday woman
Woman always singin' the blues

Well, I feel like jumpin'
From the treetop to the ground
Feel like jumpin'
From the treetop to the ground
Because my friday woman
Woman just talks all the time

Well, I don't want no woman
Got to give my money to
Don't need no woman
I got to give my money to
She'll spend it all on a bar
The woman don't mean no good

 

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Mr. Pawnbroker

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

from Let Me Love You (United 7734) & My Kind of Blues (Crown 5188) & B.B.'s Boogie (Mastertone 8342) & Catfish Blues (Drive 3228) & Paying the Cost to Be the Boss (Delta 17141), copyright notice

I'm a pawnbroker, what do you want on your ring
I'm a pawnbroker, what do you want on your ring
See like every woman I loaned, they want the same old thing

Have to use my tester and see if will stand the test
Have to use my tester and see if will stand the test
Yes, I'm a pawnbroker, don't have nothing but the best

18 carat is o.k., but 14 carat will make the grade
18 carat is o.k., but 14 carat will make the grade
Yes, I'm a ring pawnbroker, don't have nothing but the best that's made

Yes, I'm a payin' pawnbroker, I pay the best price in town
Yes, I'm a payin' pawnbroker, I pay the best price in town
Well, if you don't believe me, baby, just lay your ring down

Yes, you may need money, baby, on your ring some day
Yes, you may need money, baby, on your ring some day
Well, you can't ever tell, what bad luck may come your way

 

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My Gal Keeps Me Cryin'

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by Peter Chatman a.k.a. Memphis Slim
recording of 2000

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

My gal keeps me cryin'
My gal keeps me cryin'
Wringin' my hands and cryin'
Oh Lord, make her treat me right
I done got so
I can't stand her out of my sight

She's the best love I ever had
The best love I ever had
But sometime
My baby knows she makes me mad
Sometimes she makes me happy
Then again she makes feel so sad

Hey, she's the best love I ever had
The best love I ever had
But sometime
My baby knows she makes me mad
Sometimes she makes me happy
Then again she makes feel so sad

 

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My Heart Belongs To You

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by J. Miles / K. Harrison
recording of 19

from Heart & Soul (Virgin 40072), copyright notice

My heart belongs to only you
I've never loved as I love you
You set a flame within me burning
A flame to stay within me years

It's just for you I want to live
It's just to you my heart I give
I'll always be your slave, my darling
Through the coming years

There was sometime when I was doubtful
Of this new love affair
But now my mind is no more doubtful
I found my heaven with the help of a prayer

You are the song within my soul
A melody that can grow
I've known for long my heart belongs to
Only you

There was sometime when I was doubtful
Of this new love affair
But now my mind is no more doubtful
I found my heaven with the help of a prayer

You are the song within my soul
A melody that can grow
I've known for long my heart belongs to
Only you

 

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My Silent Prayer


by
recording of 19

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

My silent prayer is the love we knew
If it should reach all of the heart of you
I'll offer the heart you had manage to break
I'll offer the love that forgave your mistake

Deep in my heart you still belong to me
I only know I'll never, never be free
Please don't consider the love a closed episode
The love that we knew comes to few
For my silent love is for you and only for you

 

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Never Make A Move Too Soon

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by Nesbert "Stix" Hooper / Will Jennings
recording of 1977

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

Three days of snow in Birmingham
Thought you would wonder where I am
Rang our number all night long
It's no comfort on the telephone
Ran out and caught a midnight flight
Thought a little love would make everything all right
The landlord said you moved away
And left me all your bills to pay
Look out baby, you might have made your move too soon

Left me with a Keno card
This life in Vegas sure ain't hard
I ran it up to about fifty grand
Cashed it in and held it in my hand
That kind of word can get around
And make a lost love come up found
I hear you knocking baby at my door
But you know you ain't living here no more
It's too bad
I think you made your move too soon

I've been from Spain to Tokyo
From Africa to Ohio
I never tried to make the news
I'm just a man who plays the blues
I take my lovin' everywhere
I come back, and they still care you know
One love ahead
One love behind
One in my arms and one on my mind
It's one thing baby
I never make my move too soon

I've been from Spain to Tokyo
From Africa to Ohio
I never tried to make the news
I'm just a man who plays the blues
I take my lovin' everywhere
I come back, you know they still all care
One love ahead and one behind
One in my arms you know, one on my mind
And it's one thing people
I never make my move too soon

 

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Never Trust A Woman

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by Bill Doggett / Louis Jordan
recording of 1964

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

Don't ever trust a woman, until she's dead and buried
Yes, don't ever trust a woman, until she's dead and buried
One day she'll say that she loves you and the next day she'll throw you in the street

She'll smother you with kisses, when her birthday comes around
But soon as she gets her presents, she'll down talk you all over over town
No, don't ever trust a woman, until she's dead and buried
One day she'll say that she loves you and the next day she'll throw you in the street

She'll beg you for clothes and diamonds, until you're all in hock
And then you'll come home one mornin' and your key won't fit the lock
Don't ever trust a woman, until she's dead and buried
Well, one day she'll say that she loves you, the next day she'll throw you in the street

She'll call you every mornin', every mornin', noon and night
She'll call you in between times, just to see if you're doin' alright
She'll ask to borrow five and then she'll beg for ten
And baby that five and ten, you won't ever see again!

Man, don't ever trust a woman, man, until she's dead and buried
One day she'll say that she loves you and the next day she'll throw you in the street

 

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Night Life

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by Willie Nelson / Paul Buskirk / Walt Breeland
recording of 19

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

When that ev'nin' sun goes down,
yeah, you'll find me hangin' around
Because the night life,
it ain't no good life but it's my life

Yeah, yeah, yeah listen to the blues,
listen to what they're sayin'
Oh, please listen to the blues,
listen to the blues they're playin'

Ah, ah, all of the people just like you and me,
they're all dreamin' about their old used to be
Because the night life,
it ain't no good life but it's my life

They tell me life's an empty scene,
an avenue of broken dreams
Because the night life,
it ain't no good life but it's my life

 

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Nightlife Please Send Me Someone To Love


by Willie Nelson / Paul Buskirk / Walt Breeland
recording of 1982

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

When the evening, the evening sun goes down
You gonna find me somewhere hanging around
The night life, people, it ain't no good life
But it's my life, yeah

All the people just like you and me
Everybody's dreaming
Dreaming about their old used to be
The night life, hey, it ain't no good life, people
Oh but it's my life

Yes listen to the blues, people
Listen to what they're saying
Yes listen to the blues, people
Listen to the way they're playing

Heaven please send to all mankind
Understanding and peace of mind
If it's not asking too much
Please send me someone to love, someone to love

Show the world, show them how to get along
Peace will enter when hate is gone
If it's not asking too much
Please send me someone to love
Please send me someone to love

Nights I lay awake and ponder world's troubles
And my answer is always the same
Unless man put an end to this damnable sin
Hate will put the world in a flame, what a shame

Just because I'm, because I'm in misery
Oh I don't beg, I don't beg for no sympathy
But if it's not asking too much
Please send me someone to love, yeah

Oh the night life, people it ain't no good life
But it's my life, yeah
So please, please, please, please, please, please
Please send me someone to love
Someone to love

(Yes! Well, excuse me)

 

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Niji Baby

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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

I walk in my bedroom floor
I hung my head and cry
I gotta find my baby
You know I can't be satisfied
I gotta find my baby
I declare I wouldn't lie
You know if I don't find my baby
I believe I'm gonna lose my mind

Yeah she's a fine lookin´ woman
Her shape is a dream
She's the loveliest woman people
I declare I ever seen
I gotta find my baby
I declare I wouldn't lie
You know if I don't find my baby
I believe I'm gonna lose my mind

I walk in my bedroom floor
Hung down my head and cry
I gotta find my baby
You know I can't be satisfied
I gotta find my baby
I declare I wouldn't lie
You know if I don't find my baby
I believe I'm gonna lose my mind

You know I got to got to
I got to find my baby
hey yes I say
I gotta find my woman
I gotta find my woman
If I don't find my woman
I think I'going out of my mind

 

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Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

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by Ida Cox
recording of 1999

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

I once lived the life of a millionaire
Spending my money I didn't care
Always taking my friends out for a good time
Buying champagne, gin and wine
But just as soon as my dough got low
I couldn't find a friend, no place I go
If I ever get my hands on a dollar again
I'm gonna squeeze it, and squeeze it
Till the eagle grins

Nobody knows you when you're down and out
In your pocket, not one penny
And your friends, you haven't any
And as soon as you get on your feet again
Everybody is your long lost friend
It's mighty strange, without a doubt, but
Nobody wants you when you're down and out

You know folks, I once had a mansion
Way up on the side of a hill
I'd give champagne and caviar parties
Just for fun and get a thrill
But you know things they just can't stay like that forever
And now I can't muscle up enough money
To buy a shot of gin

But you know, if I ever get my hands on a dollar again
I'm gonna squeeze it, and squeeze it till the eagle grins
It's mighty strange, without a doubt
Nobody wants you
Nobody needs you
Nobody wants you when you're down and out

 

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Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

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by B.B. King
recording of 1970

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

Nobody loves me but my mother,
and she could be jivin' too

Nobody loves me but my mother,
and she could be jivin' too

Now you see why I act funny baby,
when you do the things you do

 

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No Good

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by B.B. King / Ferdinand Washington
recording of June, 1969, New York City

from Completely Well (MCAD-31039), copyright notice

Your letter I read early this morning baby, and I read every word you had to say
Your letter I read early this morning baby, and I read every word you had to say
But if you love me like you say you do baby, I wanna know what in the world did you go away?

Your letter said that you're doing ok baby, but then I read: "Please, let me come back home"
Your letter read that you're doing ok now baby, and then you said: "Please, let me come back home"
You said you were so tired, so tired baby, and you would have someone you could call your own

Yes, my memory don't me fail on me baby, you know I’ll remember the day you left
Yeah, my memory don't fail on me baby, you know I’ll remember the day you left
You know you said baby: "I believe you now baby", that you were grown and you've been taking care yourself

Oh, and here is my answer to you letter baby, and the words come straight from my heart
Oh, here is the answer to you letter baby, and the words come straight from my heart
Yes, I loved you then I can still love you now baby, but I'm afraid to play the bar

 

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No One Ever Tells You


by H. Atwood / C. Coates
recording of 1994

from Heart to Heart (GRP 9767), copyright notice

No one ever tells you
What it's like to love and lose
How it feels to waken
And have breakfast with the blues
How to go on living
How to face another day
No, no one ever tells you the way

No one ever tells you
How it feels to walk alone
Listening for those footsteps
Through the echo of your own
Suddenly it hits you
All those dreams weren't worth a dime
'Cause no one ever tells you in time

Long before
The icy winds of winter
Autumn tells the swallows
Time to fly
So why do we pretend
Till the bitter end
Till it breaks our hearts
To say good-bye
Well

No one ever tells you
That it's just another fling
No one ever warns you
When your heart begins to sing
Someone tells you later
All is fair in love and war
But no one ever tells you before

Long before
Our love boat's torn asunder
We can hear the thunder
Of the falls
So why do we go on
Sailing madly on
Till all we had is gone
Beyond recall
Beyond recall

No one ever tells you
That it's just another fling
No one ever warns you
When your heart begins to sing
Someone tells you later
All is fair in love and war
But no one ever tells you before

It never comes easy
'Cause no one
No one, no one
Ever tells you
Tells you
No one ever tells you before
No one ever tells you before

 

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