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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Table Of Content for page 6 (40 songs, 30 soundclips)

One Of Those Nights
On My Word Of Honor
Parting Time
Part Time Love
Patches
Peace Of Mind (1)
* Peace Of Mind (2)
Peace To The World
Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
Playing With My Friends
Please Accept My Love
Please Love Me
Please Remember Me
Please Set A Date
Power Of The Blues
Recession Blues
* Riding With The King
Rock Me Baby
Roll, Roll, Roll
* Rusty Dusty Blues (Mama Mama Blues)

Same Old Story (Same Old Song)
* Saturday Night Fish Fry
Second Hand Woman
Sell My Monkey
Shake It Up And Go
Shake Yours
She's Dynamite
* She's My Baby
Shut Your Mouth
* Since I Fell For You
Since I Met You Baby
Sloppy Drunk
Slowly Losing My Mind
Sneakin' Around
So Excited
So Many Days
* Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door
Someday Baby
Something Up My Sleeve
Something You Got

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One Of Those Nights

soundclip


by Troy Seals / Conway Twitty
recording of 1982

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

Come here, baby
Let me wrap you around my fingers
I want you so much
And love's just a touch away
So touch me, baby
And you'll feel a man on fire
Just hold on to me
'Cause it's gonna be one of those nights

Oh one of those nights
When love has us right in its hands
Oh here in the dark
What you do to my heart
Woman, your wonder don't end
And it's one of those nights
One of those nights again

Darling, I know
I know this ain't no time for talking
But you know I've just got to tell you
I just have to tell you
How I feel right now
And I wanna say, baby, you're something
And I'm wrapped around your finger
I want you again
'Cause I'm so far into one of those nights

Oh one of those nights
When love has us right in its hands
Oh here in the dark
What you do to my heart
Woman, your wonder don't end
And it's one of those nights
One of those nights again

 

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On My Word Honor

soundclip


by Katherine Harrison / Jean Miles
recording of 19

from Heart & Soul (Virgin 40072), copyright notice

On my word of honor
All my love belongs to you
Please put your faith in me
You see how true I'll be

On my word of honor
You can trust me with your heart
And I pledge mine to you
It's yours my whole life through

Baby, lips never kiss you
Again if they're telling you a lie
And forever, ever, ever, ever and ever
I cross my heart and hope to die

On my word of honor
You mean everything to me
I swear by stars above
I'll keep my word, my love

Baby, lips never kiss you
Again if they're telling you a lie
And forever, ever, ever, ever and ever
I cross my heart and hope to die

On my word of honor
You mean everything to me
I swear by stars above
I'll keep my word, my love

 

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Parting Time


by
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Baby, if you can't do no better, I think I'd better get me a woman that can
Well, if you can't do no better, woman, I think I'd better get me a babe that can
Yes, you're goin' around cheatin' and lyin', you ain't doin' nothin' but losin' a good man

Well, life is too short to be worryin', woman, babe and you're old enough to understand
Yes, life is too short to be worryin', woman, and you're old enough to understand
Baby, if you can't do no better, baby, I think I'd better get me a woman that can

Oh, if I never said hello to you, woman. than I wouldn't be sayin' goodbye
Oh, I've got my bags already packed. woman, I'm so hurt I wanna cry
Yes, what makes, what makes you treat me like you do, baby?
Yes, I wanna know, tell me why

 

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Part Time Love


by Clay Hammond
recording of 1971

from In London (MCA 10843), copyright notice

Try it one more, please

You know I got to find me
People, I got to find me
A part time love
Oh I need
I need me a part time love
Every time
Every time my baby leaves me
You know I need a part time love

The people in the cemetery
They're not all alone
Some turn to dust
And some have bone
You know I'd rather be dead
Six feet in my grave
Than to live lonely
Each and everyday

I need me
I need me a part time love
Every time my woman leaves me
You know I need a part time love

She came home this morning
I asked her where she'd been
She said, "Don't ask me
No questions, baby
'Cause I'll be leaving again"

I've got to find me
Don't you see, I've got to find me
A part time love
My baby leaves me
I need a part time love
Yes, I do

Oh every time my woman leaves me
Have to suffer
The whole time she's gone
I got to say it again
When she leaves me
I suffer every time she's gone
When she leaves me
I just got to have me a part time love
Is there somebody out there

Oh I need
Mm, I need me a part time love
Can't say it too much
I need, oh, I need...

 

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Patches


by George Jones / B.B. King
recording of 1994

from Rhythm Country & Blues (MCA 10965), copyright notice

I was born and raised down in Alabama on a farm way back up in the woods. Oh I was so ragged folks used to call me "Patches". Papa used to tease me about it, but deep down inside dad was hurtin' 'cause he'd done the best he could.

My papa was a great old man
I can see him with a shovel in his hand
Education that he never had
But he did wonders when the times got bad
The little money from the crops we raised
Barely paid the bills we made

Oh life whipped him
Down to the ground
When he tried to get up
Life would kick him back down
On the day papa called me
To his dyin' bed
Placed his hand on my shoulders
And in tears he said

Patches
I'm depending on you, son
To pull the family through
My son, it's all left up to you

Two days later papa passed away
And I became a man that day
Everyday I had to work the fields
'Cause that's the only way
We got our meals
See, I was the oldest of the family
And everybody was depending on me

Now the years have passed
And everybody's grown
Mama's been livin'
In a brand new home
Lord knows it took
A lot of sweat and tears
And my daddy's voice
To help us through the years
He said:

Patches
I'm depending on you, son
To pull the family through
My son, it's all left up to you

Daddy had been sick for a long time, flat on his back. Every evenin' after we'd finish our chores and eat our dinner, we'd all go into papa's room to cheer him up a little. And this particular day dad was in good spirits, sittin' on the side of the bed, tellin' mama how good she looked. When all of a sudden, papa had a pain in his chest. I was too young to understand, talkin' about a heart attack here. Mama rushed us all out of the room into the hallway. About ten minutes later she came out with tears in her eyes. She called out to me, "Patches, Patches, get in here, boy. Your daddy wanna see you." I went runnin' into papa's room, there papa lay. Daddy had tears in his eyes. I knew something was wrong, daddy was a poor man, but all of my life he'd been a proud man. I knelt down on one knee beside the bed, papa put his hand on my shoulder. He said, "Patches, Patches, boy, the hammer of life done beat your old papa down to the ground, and I ain't got nobody to turn to to take care of mama and the younger. So what I want you to do is promise me, son, is that you're gonna do your best to help your mama as much as you can." I said, "Papa, I'm gonna do my best." But little did I know then like I know now, that tryin' to climb life's mountains searchin' for a top where there ain't no top, sometimes you find yourself frustrated, lazy. But every time I feel like I can't live my life like I want to, my mind goes back to that day when I see those tears in my daddy's eyes. But most of all I remember his words, "Patches, I'm dependin' on you, boy." Every time I feel like givin' up, I hear his voice. "Patches, Patches, Patches, Patches -"

I'm depending on you, son
I've tried to do my best
It's up to you to do the rest

Patches
I'm depending on you, son
I've tried to do my best
It's up to you to do the rest

Patches
I'm depending on you, son
To pull the family through
My son, it's all left up to you

 

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Paying The Cost To Be The Boss

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1967

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

You act like you to don't wanna listen,
when I'm talking to you
You think you outta be my baby,
anything you wanna do

You must be crazy, baby,
you just gotta be out of your mind
As long as payin' I'm the bills, woman,
I'm payin' the cost to be the boss

I'll drink if I wanna,
and play a little poker too
Don't you say nothing to me,
as long as I'm taking care of you
As long as I'm working baby,
and payin' all the bills
I don't want no mouth from you,
about the way I'm supposed to leave

You must be crazy, woman,
you just gotta be out of your mind
As long as I'm footin' the bills,
I'm paying the cost to be the boss

Now that you got me,
you act like you are a shame
You don't act like my woman,
you just using my name

I tell you I'll gonna handle all the money,
and I don't wanna no back talk
'Cause if you don't like the way I'm doing,
just pick up your things and walk

You must be crazy baby,
you just gotta be out of your mind
As long as paying the bills,
I'm paying the cost to be the boss

 

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Peace Of Mind (Version 1)

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

from , copyright notice

I've had everything that money can buy,
oh, but still I'm so unhappy darling, that I could cry
Because I've never had peace of mind, darling, in my life time

When you're in trouble and all down and out,
then you'll find out, darling, what it's all about
Then you'll realize that peace of mind, darling, is hard to find

I've been everywhere, seen everything but I only have myself to blame,
for not realizing while I was riding high that happiness is something money can't buy
Oh, the things I haven't done, darling, are mighty few
Yes, I've had trouble baby, and good luck too
Oh, but I've never had peace of mind, darling, in my life time

 

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Peace Of Mind (Version 2)

soundclip


by Joe Josea / B.B. King
recording of 2000

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

I've had everything
That money can buy
But still I'm so unhappy
That I could cry
Because I've never
Had peace of mind
People, in my lifetime

When you're in trouble
And all down and out
Then you'll find out
What it's all about
Then you'll realize
That peace of mind
Darling, is hard to find

I've been everywhere
Seen everything
But I only have myself to blame
For not realizing while
I was riding high
That happiness is something
Money can't buy

Oh, the things I haven't done, baby
Are very few
I've had my troubles
And good luck too
But I've never
Had peace of mind
Darling, in my lifetime

Oh, I've been everywhere
Seen everything
But I only have myself to blame
Oh, for not realizing while
I was riding high
That happiness is something
Money can't buy

Oh, the things I haven't done, baby
Are very few
Yes, I've had my troubles
And good luck too
But I've never
Had peace of mind
Darling, in my lifetime
Darling, in my lifetime

 

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Peace To The World

soundclip


by Trade Martin
recording of November 10, 1990

from B.B. King Live At The Apollo (GRP GRD-9637), copyright notice

Raise up your hands, and put a smile on your face
I'm talking to everyone, in the human race
We're proud and strong, so stand up tall
Let's all get together, bring peace to the world

There's a train of love, beginning right here
So jump on to it, and have no fear
It's yours, it's mine, we got the call
Let's all get together, and bring peace to the world

Let's all get together, bring peace to the world
Let's all get together, bring peace to the world
Every man and woman, boy and girl
Let's all get together, bring peace to the world

Shelter the homeless, open your door
Feed the hungry, give to the poor
Offer your heart, don't think small
Let's all get together, bring peace to the world

Let's all get together, bring peace to the world
Let's all get together, bring peace to the world
Every man and woman, boy and girl
Let's all get together, bring peace to the world

 

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Playing With My Friends

soundclip


by Robert Cray / Dennis Walker
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

I'm gonna call up some of my buddies,
and a few of the ladies I know
I'm gonna rent a hall and get them all and,
put on a heck of a show

Make sure we got a kitchen,
with a oven and a stove
We'll all get in there cookin',
then we'll throw open all the doors

Playin' with my friends,
playin' with my friends,
playin' with my friends
We'll have a good time,
playin' with my friends

I'm gonna buy a 100 pounds of catfish,
cook it all up on the grill
Fix some beans and corn bread,
everybody's gonna get their fill

Then we'll grab all the guitars,
greasy hands and all
Someone'll count off a shuffle,
and man we'll have a ball

Playin' with my friends,
playin' with my friends,
playin' with my friends
We'll have a good time,
playin' with my friends

Yes, we gonna buy some of that red, red wine,
the best that money can buy
You gotta drink it all from a paper cup,
that this here Saturday life is right

Everybody's gonna stand up,
play their favorite tune
You can pick any tune you want to,
as long as it's the blues

Playin' with my friends,
playin' with my friends,
playin' with my friends
We'll have a good time,
playin' with my friends

 

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Please Accept My Love

soundclip


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

from King Of The Blues 4 CD Box Set (MCA MCAD4-10677) & Live & Well (MCA 31191) & How Blue Can You Get: Classic Live 1964-94 (MCA 11443), copyright notice

I don't even know your name
But I love you just the same
If you let me hold your hand
Then I think maybe I can make you understand

If you only, only knew
Just how much I love you
Loving you the way I do
Then you'd take the night to love me too

I'd like the picture on the wall
So please don't let me fall
It's my heart I'm thinkin' of
So please, please accept my love

If you let me be your slave
Your love I'll cherish to my grave
And if you should die before I do
I'll, I said I'll, I'll end my life to be with you

Yes, I will!

 

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Please Love Me

soundclip


by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of 1952 or 1953

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

I've been in love with you baby, honey, before I learned to call your name
Yes, I was in love with you baby, honey, before I learned to call your name
Yeah, the way you treatin' me baby, honey, you gonna drive old me insane

Yeah, you know I love you, I'll do anything you tell me to
Yeah, you know I love you baby and I'll do anything you tell me to
Well there's nothing in this world baby, honey, that I wouldn't do for you

Well if you love me baby, honey, do everything I say
Yeah, if you love me baby, honey, do everything I say
Yes, if you don't do what I tell you, you better get on your knees and pray

Well, I want you to be my girlfriend, baby I'm gonna be your boy
Yes, be my girlfriend, honey and I'm gonna be your boy
Yeah, I'm gonna buy you a Cadillac car, just drive where ever you are

 

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Please Remember Me


by
recording of 19

from The Soul of B. B. King (Kent 7714) & Lucille Had a Baby (ACE 271),
copyright notice

I'm cryin' please, baby, honey, please remember me
I'm cryin' please, baby, please remember me
Well, it fills my heart with great consolation, darlin', to know that you will remember me

Well, I want you to love me, baby, like the snow falls on the cold, cold ground
Yes, I want you to love me, baby, like the snow falls on the cold, cold ground
Lord, with your love like that, darlin', I know you'll never let me down

Well, alright
Just talk to me, baby
Yes, alright

Well, when you were leavin', baby, well, I could see the smile on your face
Oh, yes, when my baby was leavin', people, I could see the smile on her face
Well, you know I'm so glad, people, there is no-one can take my place

 

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Please Set A Date


by Ernest Lawlers
recording of 1961 resp. 1966

from My Kind of Blues (Crown 5188) & Turn on to B.B. King (United 7763),
copyright notice

Hey baby, baby please set a date
Hey baby, baby please set a date
Well, don't say tomorrow
'Cause tomorrow is too far away

Now, when I want some lovin'
I really want it bad
But the way you've been doin' baby
You really makes me mad
Hey baby, baby please set a date
Well, don't say tomorrow
'Cause tomorrow is too far away

Now, when I want some lovin'
My face gets full of frowns
Now baby, if you don't hurry
I'm going to leave your town
Hey baby, baby please set a date
Well, don't say tomorrow
'Cause tomorrow is too far away

Now, when we first met, baby
We swore we wouldn't part
But the way you're doin' me lately
You're really breakin' my heart
Hey baby, baby please set a date
Well, don't say tomorrow
'Cause tomorrow is too far away

 

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Power Of The Blues


by Pete Wingfield
recording of 1971

from In London (MCA 10843), copyright notice

Get it while it's hot

I've been all over Europe
And across the sea
With each new place
It gets clearer to me
Week after week
On tour with my band
You don't have to speak
'Cause they all understand

The power of the blues
Hey, hey, the power of the blues
And that's good news
I'm talking about the power of the blues

Yes, it's just a few changes
That I won't deny
But if you think it's easy
You just give it a try
You know the truth
But you're afraid to say it
That it ain't what I play
It's the way that I play it

That's the power of the blues
Yes, the power of the blues
You'll change your views
When you hear the power of the blues

Now me and Lucille
We're gonna stop this war
I'm no politician
But I know the score
You can call me a hawk
Or maybe I'm a dove
But all we gotta do
Is shoot 'em full of love

With the power of the blues
Hey, the power of the blues
It's the thing to use
Talking about the power of the blues
Yes, I am

 

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Recession Blues

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1958

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

Since this recession I'm losing my baby,
because the times are getting so hard
Yes, since this recession I'm losing my baby,
because the times are getting so hard
Yes, I have to stop running around,
man, you know it's breaking my heart

Yes, I can't afford no liquor,
all I can buy is beer and wine
Yes, I can't afford no liquor people,
all I can buy is beer and wine
Well I can get my baby what she wants,
and she stays cross al the time, yes help me

Yes, please somebody,
please go out to Washington for me
Yes, please, please somebody,
please go out to Washington for me
Yes, think about us out here
help me get out of this misery

 

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Riding With The King

soundclip


by John Hiatt
recording of 2000

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

I dreamt I had a good job
And I got well paid
I blew it all at the penny arcade

I earned the dollars
On the Cupid doll
No pretty chic is gonna make me crawl

We're on a TWA to the promised land
Every woman, child and man
It's a Cadillac and a great big diamond ring
Don't you know you're ridin' with King

He's on a mission of mercy on a new frontier
He's gonna check us all out of here
Up to the mansion on the hill
Where you can get your booze, strips and pills
Any kind of pills, folks

We're on a TWA to the promised land
Everybody clap your hands
Don't you girls love the way that he sings
Don't you know you're ridin' with King
Ridin' with the King
Don't you know you're ridin' with King

...steel and a shining blue...
(that's me)
You can see it in his face
The brute and the lies
Tonight everybody's getting their angel wings
Don't you know you're ridin' with King

I stepped out of Mississippi when I was ten years old
With a suit cut sharp as a razor and a hot tomato road
I had a guitar hanging just about waist high
And I'm gonna play this thing until the day I die

Don't you know we're ridin' with King
Don't you know we're ridin' with King
You're ridin' with me Eric, you're in good hands
You're ridin' with the blues
Don't you know you're ridin' with King
Yes yes you're ridin' with the King
I wanted to say B.B. King but you know King
Don't you know you're ridin' with King
Yes you're ridin' with King

 

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Rock Me Baby

soundclip


by B.B. King / Joe Josea
recording of 1958

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

Rock me baby, rock me all night long
Rock me baby, honey, rock me all night long
I want you to rock me baby, like my back ain't got no bone

Roll me baby, like you roll a wagon wheel
I want you to roll me baby, like you roll a wagon wheel
Want you to roll me baby, you don't know how it makes me feel

Rock me baby, honey, rock me slow
Yeah, rock me pretty baby, baby rock me slow
Want you to rock me baby, till I want no more

 

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Roll, Roll, Roll

soundclip


by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1992

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

From the little town I ran from
To the city where I strayed
There's been some good time living
And some good music played
And some good loving made
I like it
I like it just that way

I wanna roll roll roll forever
I wanna feel the beat go on
I wanna roll roll roll forever
I wanna feel it till it's gone
I wanna roll roll roll forever
And live from song to song
Right there in the music
Is right where I belong

When I meet my Maker
With my music in my hand
He'll smile down when He sees me
And ask about the band
I know He'll understand
He knows life
And life can be so grand

I wanna roll roll roll forever
I wanna feel the beat go on
I wanna roll roll roll forever
I wanna feel it till it's gone
I wanna roll roll roll forever
And live from song to song
Right there in the music
Is right where I belong

 

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Rusty Dusty Blues (Mama Mama Blues)

soundclip


by J. Mayo Williams
recording of 1999

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

I Mama don't you beg your daddy for no diamond ring
Mama don't you beg your daddy for no diamond ring
'Cause mama you already got the best of everything

I see you riding 'round, baby, riding in a brand new car
I see you riding 'round, baby, riding in a brand new car
I know you couldn't buy it sitting on your caviar

Now your bracelets, your furs and that Paris label
They're laying right there, laying on the table
They'll come, hop, skip, and jumping as long as you're able
Go get me some money baby, and lay it on the table

Get up, get up, get up, get up, woman
Get up off your big, fat rusty dusty, don't you hear me woman
Get up, get up, get up, get up, woman
Get up off your big, fat rusty dusty
Get up mama, before it gets too rusty

Now you've got the very best, the best of everything
And baby, honey, you know how to do everything
You even got that champagne taste
But I'm so afraid baby, oh, you'll let me go to waste

Get up, get up, get up, get up, woman
Get up off your big, fat rusty dusty, don't you hear me
Get up, get up, get up, mama
Get up off your big, fat rusty dusty
Get up mama, before it gets too rusty

 

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Same Old Story (Same Old Song)

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by B.B. King
recording of 1979

from Take It Home (MCA 11770), copyright notice

One hand will take, one hand will give
That's all we know and that is how we live
One day hello, next day goodbye
And everyone just stay high

Same old story, same old song
Goes all right till it goes all wrong
Now you're going, then you're gone
Same old story, same old song

One builds you up, one tears you down
To some you're a saint, to others you're a clown
What can you do, just see it through
And hold on to what is left to you

Same old story, same old song
Goes all right till it goes all wrong
Now you're going, then you're gone
Same old story, same old song

 

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Saturday Night Fish Fry

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by E. Walsh / Louis Jordan
recording of 1999

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

Now if you've ever been down to New Orleans
Then you can understand just what I mean
All thru the week it's quiet as a mouse
But on Saturday night they go from house to house
You don't have to pay the usual admission
If you're a cook, a waiter or a good musician
So if you happen to be just passin' by
Stop in at the Saturday Night Fish Fry

It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn
It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn

Now my buddy and me was on the main stem
Foolin' around just me and him
We decided we could use a little something to eat
So we went to a house on Rampart Street
We knocked on the door and it opened up with ease
And a lush little Miss said, "Come in, please"
And before we could even bat an eye
We were right in the middle of a big fish fry

It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn
It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn

Now the folks was havin' the time of their life
And Sam was jivin' Jimmie's wife
Over in the corner was a beat up grand
Being played by a big fat piano man
Some of the chicks wore expensive frocks
Some of them had on bobbie socks
But everybody was nice and high
At this particular Saturday Night Fish Fry

It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn
It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn

Now the women were screamin' and jumpin' and yellin'
The bottles was flyin', and the fish was smellin'
And way above all the noise we made
Somebody hollered, "You better get outta here, this is a raid!"
I didn't know we was breaking the law but
Somebody reached over and hit me on the jaw
Now they had us blocked off from front to back
And they was puttin' 'em in the wagon like potatoes in a sack

It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn
It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn

I knew I could get away if I had a chance
But I was shakin' like I had the St. Vitus dance
So I tried to crawl in under a bath tab
When a policeman said, "Where are you goin' there, bub?"
Now they got us out of there like a house on fire
And put us all in the black Maria
Now they might have missed a pitiful few
But they got both me and my buddy too

It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn
It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn

Well we headed for jail in a dazed condition
They booked each one of us on suspicion
Now my chick came down and paid my bail
And finally got me outta that rotten jail
Now if you ever want to get a fist in your eye
Just mention a Saturday Night Fish Fry
I don't care how many fish in the sea
But don't ever mention a fish to me

It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn
It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'till the break of dawn

 

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Second Hand Woman

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by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1979

from Take It Home (MCA 11770), copyright notice

She told me she'd been loved before
If I took a little less
She'd give a little more
She told me she'd been hurt a lot
But somehow she still knew
What a woman's love was for

She said if I would take a second-hand woman
The night wouldn't be so long
She said if I would take a second-hand woman
She'd put love where love belonged
I said that's alright with me
I'll do everything I can
After all baby I'm a second-hand man

I showed her Where I hid the scars
From all the battles I had fought
In lost and lonely wars
It took al night for us to understand
Life had led to us
Loves old soft and healing hand

 

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Sell My Monkey

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by B.B. King
recording of 1983

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

Me and my baby
Keeps falling out
Let me tell you
What it's all about

She wanna sell my monkey
She wanna sell my monkey
She wanna sell my monkey
But that'll never do

It used to be hers
But she gave it to me
Why she wanna sell him
I just can't see

She wanna sell my monkey
She wanna sell my monkey
She wanna sell my monkey
But that'll never do

She wanna know
Why we don't get along
She don't realize
She's doing me wrong

She wanna sell my monkey
She wanna sell my monkey
She wanna sell my monkey
But that'll never do

I have to hang around
Every day and night
I can't trust the girl
Out of my sight

She wanna sell my monkey
She wanna sell my monkey
She wanna sell my monkey
But that'll never do

 

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Shake It Up And Go

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by B.B. King / Jules Bihari
recording of 1998

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

You might be old, about 90 years
But you ain't too old to shift them gears
You can shake it up and go (Shake it up and go)
Shake it up and go (Shake it up and go)
You good-looking people sure can shake it up and go

Mama killed a chicken, she thought it was a duck
She put it on the table with his legs sticking up
She had to shake it up and go (Shake it up and go)
Shake it up and go (Shake it up and go)
You good-looking people sure got to shake it up and go

I told my baby the week before last
The gait she had was just a little too fast
She had to shake it up and go (Shake it up and go)
Shake it up and go (Shake it up and go)
You good-looking people sure got to shake it up and go

Look here baby, you ain't treating me right
You go out everyday, stay out late at night
You got to shake it up and go, baby (Shake it up and go)
You got to shake it up and go (Shake it up and go)
You good-looking people sure got to shake it up and go

 

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Shake Yours

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

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

Hello, baby, I'm so glad to be back
Got news for you, baby, that's a nat'ral fact
Since I am back, let's get into our act

I love you, baby, more than words can say
You know I've missed you while I was away
Now, come back, baby, now it's time to play

Now, flop, roll, while I sing
Do you know love will do anything?
You gotta shake your boogie, I'm gonna shake mine too
You sweet little angel, you've got a lot of lovin' to do

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She's Dynamite

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by B.B. King
recording of 1951

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

Met a lot women who could love alright
But nothing like the woman I met this night
She's dynamite, she's dynamite
She knows what to do and she knows what it's all about

Now men don't blame me because I've been around
I don't understand what's she's putting down
She's dynamite, she's dynamite
She knows what to do and she knows what it's all about

Now she don't drink liquor and very little gin
But she'll show you how, you just tell her when
She's dynamite, she's dynamite
She knows what to do and she knows what it's all about

She's got a peal handled pistol a knife and a razor too
You can't ever tell her, she'll always tell you
She's dynamite, she's dynamite
She knows what to do and she knows what it's all about

Now you can whip it, whop it or hang it on the wall
Or throw it out the window, she'll pitch herself a ball
She's dynamite, yeah, she's dynamite
She knows what to do and she knows what it's all about

 

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She's My Baby

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by B.B. King
recording of 2000

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

I've got a right to love my baby
Oh, she treats me just like a king
Hey, I've got a right to love my baby
I said she treats me just like a king
Oh, she eases my mind, body and soul
My baby, she can do most anything

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

That gives me a right to love my baby
She's always here by my side
Hey, my sweet undersanding baby
She makes my temperature rise
And when it comes to kind treatment people
My baby's an angel in disguise

Well, when I'm sick she's my doctor
When I'm well she's my pride and joy
Hey, when I'm cold
When I'm cold she's my cover
And she calls me "my little baby boy"
When I'm tired and wanna play, people
It's my baby that's my toy

__________
Note: a.k.a. I've Got A Right To Love My Baby.

 

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Shut Your Mouth


by
recording of 1951-1957

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

I work hard everyday
Do the same at night
But still my baby
Ain't treating me right

Tell me baby baby baby baby
What can I do?
Do I have to shut your mouth
Just to get along with you?

When I'm home at night
I can't read a book
Without you being huffed up
Giving me a dirty look

Tell me baby baby baby baby
What can I do?
Do I have to shut your mouth
Just to get along with you?

She's so jealous, man
Till it's a sin
She don't even trust me
Out with men

Tell me baby baby baby baby
What can I do?
Do I have to shut your mouth
Just to get along with you?

 

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Since I Fell For You

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by Buddy Johnson
recording of 2000

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

You made me leave my happy hoe
You took my love and now you're gone
Since I fell for you

Love brings such misery and pain
I guess I'll never be the same
Since I fell for you

Oh, it's too bad, oh, it's so sad
I'm in love with you
You love me, then you snub me
But what can I do
I'm so in love with you

Oh, I guess I'll never see the light
I get the blues 'bout every night
Since I fell for you

Well, it's too bad, oh, it's so sad
That I'm in love with you
Oh, you love me, then you snub me
Oh, but what can I do
I'm so in love with you

Oh, I guess I'll never see the light
I get the blues 'bout every night
Since I fell for you
Since I fell for you

 

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Since I Met You Baby (With Gary Moore)

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by Gary Moore
recording of December 1991

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

I used to wake up in the morning with an aching head,
I couldn't remember anything I'd said
My friends told me I was getting out of line,
if it wasn't for you baby, I'd be doing time

Since I met you baby, you've made a new man of me
Since I met you baby, I'm happy as a man could be
Yes I am

I used to think I was better than the rest
Ain't no doubt about it, I was no second best
Didn't seem to matter what was right or what was wrong
I did some crazy things before you came along
Since I met you baby, you've made a new man of me

Since I met you baby, I'm happy as a man could be
Yes, I am

Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
I'm happy as a man could be
One more time!

Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Since I met you baby
Well, since I met you baby,
I'm happy as a man could be
Yes, I am

Happy as a man can be
You tell 'em Gary!
Yeah!

 

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Sloppy Drunk

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by Jimmy Rogers
recording of 1966

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

I'd rather be sloppy drunk than anything I know
I'd rather be sloppy drunk than anything I know
Another half a pint, then you'll see me go

My gal done quit me, for somebody else
Oh, my gal done quit me, for somebody else
Now I'm sloppy drunk again, sleeping all by myself

Oh, I love my whiskey, tell the world I do
Oh, I love my whiskey, telling the world I do
And my reason for drinkin', tryin' to get along with you

Oh, I drink while I'm up, drink until I'll fall
I'm gonna drink while I'm up, drink until I'll fall
If you tryin' to stop me drinkin', ain't saying nothing at all

Oh, hey bartender, bring another half a pint
Oh, hey bartender, bring another half a pint
Two or three more drinks, I'm gonna raid this joint

Yes!
I'm sloppy drunk again
I don't care who knows
Yeahow!

 

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Slowly Losing My Mind

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by B.B. King / Ferdinand Washington
recording of 1962

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

I've lost the right to say that I love you,
I've lost the right to say that you are fine
Yes, I've lost the right to say that I love you baby,
and I've lost the right to say that you are fine
I've lost the right to say that I need you like I do now baby
and I'm slowly losing my mind

Oh, you once told me how much you love me,
and I said God love us all
Oh, you told me once how much you love me baby
and I said God love us all
Yes, I was young and just a fool then baby,
and couldn't hear the lovers call

Oh, now I'm all alone and waiting here baby,
I have no one to call my own
Yes, I'm all alone and I'm waiting baby,
I have no one to call my own
Yes, you are just a fool each lonely heartbeat says,
now I wonder why was I born

 

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Sneakin' Around

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by Jessie Mae Robinson
recording of 1962

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

Well hello, pretty baby,
I just called to say that we're thru
Because I'm so tired of sneaking around with you
I wanna meet you in the sunlight,
not in a secret rendevouz
Because I'm so tired of sneaking around with you

Oh, you never, you never be meant to be mine,
oh, I was just too blind to see
Oh, but I got my pride, so why should we hide,
when you light this, we'll be free
Oh I love you, you know I love you,
oh, and I wanna tell the world, I do,
that's why I'm so tired of sneaking around with you
Oh, I'm so tired of sneaking around with you
Oh, I'm so tired of sneaking around with you

 

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So Excited

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by B.B. King / Gerald Jemmott
recording of June 1969, New York City

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

Oh, I'm so excited, think about you all the time
Yes I can't wait to see you baby
You really best of my mind,
You're so fine, wanna hold you all the time

Oh, when you touch me baby, tears of joy I'm crying
Oh, when you hold me, chills run up and down my spine
You're so fine, think about you all the time

Yes, I'm so excited, I met peace with the world
Oh, can this love be real?
I'm talking about my new, new love
You're so fine baby, wanna love you all the time

Hey, I'm so excited, don't know what you're doing myself
Oh, I'm so happy baby, don't need nobody else
You're so fine baby, think about you all the time

Yes, when I look in your eyes, you put me in a trance
Oh, I just shake all over baby, I fell like I wanna dance
You're so fine baby, wanna hold you all the time

How can this be a dream, can this really happen to me?
Oh, I surely loved at last, seems like a fantasy
You're so fine baby, wanna hold you all the time

Oh, I thought I've been in love, so many many times
Oh, but this new love, has really messed up my mind
You're so fine, think about you all the time

You're so nice and lovin', everything you do it right
I just can't wait, I can't wait baby
Can't wait for you hold me tight
You’re so fine, wanna hold you all the time

 

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So Many Days


by
recording of 19

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

So many days, I'd rather steal away and die
So many days, I'd rather steal away and die
I was too blue to live and to mean to die

You've been so mean baby, you've been so mean to me
Baby, you've been so mean, you've been so mean to me
I've got to get even with you woman, you just hang around and see

Baby you ain't no good, you ain't no good no how
Baby you ain't no good, you ain't no good no how
Yes, the way I used to love you woman, baby that's the way I hate you now

Yes, you can pack your clothes baby, you can pack your clothes and go
Pack your clothes, woman, you can pack your clothes and go
I want you to know baby, you ain't no better than the little girl I had before

 

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Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door

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by William Weldon
recording of 1999

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

Somebody done changed, somebody done changed the lock on that door
Somebody done changed, they done changed the lock on that door
'Cause the key I got won't fit that lock no more

Now I came home last night about half past ten
Tried to get the key in the lock but I couldn't get it in
'Cause somebody done changed
They done changed the lock on that door
'Cause the key I got won't fit that lock no more
I looked through the window to see what I could see
She was talking to someone else
I know it wasn't me
She said, "daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, you don't have to go
'Cause I done changed, I done changed that lock on my door"

She changed the bed around, even painted the door
She even changed the carpet, I mean on the floor
My baby changed
Oh she done changed the lock on my door
'Cause the key I got won't fit that lock no more

Well, I walked down the street, lookin' where I used to go
She's got a mean black snake, and I can't go there no more
My baby changed
She done changed the lock on my door
And the key I got won't fit that lock no more

 

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Someday Baby


by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins or Lowell Fulson
recording of 1966, 1961 resp. 1960

from The Soul of B. B. King (United 7714) & My Kind of Blues (Crown 5188) & The Great B.B. King (B. B. King and His Orchestra) (Crown CLP 5143),
copyright notice

Don't care when you go
How long you stay
But good kind treatments
Will bring you back someday
But someday baby
I ain't gonna worry my life anymore

Aw, but one thing
Really give me the blues
When I wore a hole
In my last pair of shoes
But someday baby
I ain't gonna worry my life anymore

Just keep on a-bettin'1
About the dice don't pass
You're gonna leave here runnin'
Almost too fast
But someday baby
I ain't gonna worry my life anymore

Don't like everybody
In my neighborhood
I got a no-good woman
She don't mean me no good
But someday baby
I ain't gonna worry my life anymore

__________
Note1: a-bettin', alternate text "a-frettin'", proposed by "Avuncular" Tom Rossen. Tom also provided the missing part of the 2nd line of this verse, many thanks to him for his contribution.

 

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Something Up My Sleeve

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by Arthur Adams
recording of 1992

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

I've got something up my sleeve
I've got something up my sleeve

Without saying the word
I'm ready for a party tonight
My fire is on the front burner
Can't you tell by the mood I'm in
You have no need to doubt
Do I have to spell it out
Just read between the lines
Yeah, tonight we're going to unwind

I'll make you see
Baby, we can talk it out
Everything, everything
That I'm thinking about

I've got something up my sleeve
I've got something up my sleeve
Something up my sleeve

There's a place just for two
And it's just right for me and you
To let our emotions go free
And be what we wanna be
Turn off the lights
Pull out the phone
Do not disturb
Nobody's home

Baby, for so long
I wanted to get next to you
Just let me love you
There's no telling what I may do
'Cause:

I've got something up my sleeve
I've got something up my sleeve
Something up my sleeve

Stay with me, baby
We can work it out
Just let me get next to you
Ain't no telling what I may do

I've got something up my sleeve
I've got something up my sleeve
I've got something up my sleeve
I've got something up my sleeve, baby
I've got something, baby
Up my sleeve, baby
Give me a chance
I've got something, baby...

 

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Something You Got

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by Chris Kenner
recording of 1993

from Blues Summit (MCA 10710), copyright notice

Something you got, baby
You oughta know
Something you got, baby
I wanna tell it everywhere I go
Something you got, baby
Oh I wanna know
I said my, my, oh, oh
I love you so

Something you got, baby
Keep me home every night
Something you got, baby
Hey, make everything all right
Something you got, baby
Oh you oughta know
I said my, my, oh, oh
I love you so

My my, oh, oh
I love you so

Something you got, baby
Make me work all day
Something you got, baby
Hey, make me love you in every way
Something you got, baby
Something you got, baby
Oh you oughta know
I said my, my, oh, oh
My, my, oh, oh
My, my, oh, oh
I love you so

Something you got
Mm, baby
What is it, B.B.?
That's me, honey
Oh that's 'cause I love you so
I know
Lord I wanna tell it everywhere I go
Talk about it! Tell'em all!
What is it, B.B.
It's me, honey, it's me! It's me!
Make me come home every night
You better come home every night, or
I ain't gonna like it

You bring home your money
(I'll give it all to you)
Bring home your honey
(I got it all, baby)
Oh I love it
(I love it, too)
Hey, my, my
(My, my, baby)
Oh, I love you so
I love you so

B.B.?
Yes, baby?
You know I love you
All right, Koko, talk to me
And I don't -
All right
Put nobody above you
You better not, baby. You know I'm a pretty big guy
Yeah, baby
Yeah, talk to me
Oh I like it, baby
I like it, too, baby. Can't have it no other way ...

 

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