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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
Page 9: Who-Z

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Table Of Content for page 8 (34 songs, 20 soundclips)

The Woman I Love
The Worst Thing In My Life
The Wrong Road
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Think It Over
Three O'clock Blues (1)
* Three O'clock Blues (2)
Three O'clock In The Morning
Time Is A Thief
Time To Say Goodbye
Tired Of Your Jive
To Know You Is To Love You
Tomorrow Is Another Day
Tonight I'm Gonna Make You A Star
* Too Good To You Baby
Treat Me Right
Troubles Don't Last

Troubles, Troubles, Troubles
Try A Little Tenderness
Undercover Man
Until I'm Dead And Cold
Waiting On You
* Walkin' And Cryin'
Walking Dr. Bill
Watch Yourself
We Can't Agree
We Can't Make It
We're Gonna Make It
What A Way To Go
* What You Bet
When It All Comes Down
When Love Comes To Town
When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer (1)
* When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer (2)

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The Woman I Love

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

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

Well, it feels alright, 'n' ev'rything is really ok
Well, it feels alright, an' ev'rything is really ok
Well, and the love of my baby, whoo, make me feel this way

Well, she got great big legs, whoo, and the cutest little feet
Yeah, she got great big legs, man, and the cutest little feet
Hey, she upsets ev'rybody, ev'ryone she meet
Alright!

Look out, well, help me, somebody
I love ya baby, oh, sweet like heaven up above
Well, I pray to the Lord, you're the only one I love

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The Worst Thing In My Life

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

from The Jungle (Kent 521/5021 or United 7742), copyright notice

Yes, it was the worst thing in my life, the worst thing I ever witnessed to
Yes, it was the worst thing in my life, the worst thing I ever witnessed to
When the woman that I loved, when she said we were really through

Take it easy baby, lots of things come before we part
Take it easy baby, lots of things come before we part
Yes, lots of those little things you're doing
I want to know if you're doing them, because you think you're so smart

I don't say that you won't leave me, but think of the shape you'll be in
I don't say that you won't leave me, but think of the shape you'll be in
I want to know you'll hate that you ever met me, and you'll hate the day that we began

Why should you 'cuse me, baby, without me giving you a cause
Why should you 'cuse me, baby, without me giving you a cause
I know I've been good to you, baby, as if I was a Santa Claus

You don't think much of your life, to put yourself in a spot
You don't think much of your life, to put yourself in a spot
When the people see me clowning, they all wonder what you got

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The Wrong Road


by
recording of 1962

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

I know you've been cheatin' on me baby and I know you don't mean me no good
Oh I know you've been cheatin' on me, woman, and I know you don't mean me no good
That's why I blame myself, I didn't treat you like I should

Oh, I was too good to you baby, I gave you everything I own
Yes, I was too good to you woman, I gave you everything I own
That's why I blame myself, every time you do me wrong

You got your eyes wide open woman, but you're traveling down the wrong road
Oh you got your eyes wide open baby, but you're traveling down the wrong road
Yes, a wine drinkin' and cheatin', woman, is one thing I can't afford

 

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They Can't Take That Away From Me


by
recording of 1994

from Heart to Heart (GRP 9767), copyright notice

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No, no, they can't take that away from me

The way you smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No, no, they can't take that away from me

We may never, never meet again
On that bumpy road to love
Still I'll always, always
Keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we dance till three
The way you've changed my life
Oh, no, they can't take that away from me
No, they can't take that away

We may never, never meet again
On that bumpy road to love
Still I'll always, always
Keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we dance till three
The way you've changed my life
No, no, they can't take that away from me
No, they can't take that away
They can't take that away
They can't take that away from me

 

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Think It Over

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1966

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

Lord I wonder, yes I wonder, do my baby think I'm mean
Oh, I wonder, Lord I wonder, do my baby think I'm mean
Now I wonder, Lord I wonder, will my baby come back to me

Yes, she been gone so long, just can't stand it no more
Whoah, she been gone so long, just can't stand it no more
Now I ain't got nobody, have no place to go

Yeah, I think when she left, yeah, she went to somebody else
Oh, I think when she left me, yeah, she went to somebody else
Now if she don't come back to me soon, think I'm gonna leave myself

 

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Three O'clock Blues (Version 1)

soundclip


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

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

Now here it is, three o'clock in the morning, oh can't even close my eyes. yeah
It's three o'clock in the morning baby, oh, I can't even close my eyes
Well, I can't find my baby, keep on lookin' be satisfied

I've looked around me, people, hey, and my baby she knows she can't be found
Looked all around me, people, oh, my baby, she can't be found
Well, if I don't find my baby, I'm going down to the Golden Ground
That's where the men hang out down there, they shoot pool, you know

Goodbye, everybody, oh, I believe this is the end,
oh, goodbye everybody, oh I believe this is the end
You can tell my baby, to forgive me for my sins

 

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Three O'clock Blues (Version 2)

soundclip


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

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

Well now it's three o'clock in the morning and I can't even close my eyes
Three o'clock in the morning baby and I can't even close my eyes
Can't find my baby and I can't be satisfied

I've looked around me and my baby she can't be found
I've looked all around me, people and my baby she can't be found
You know if I don't find my baby, I'm going down to the Golden Ground
That's where the men hang out

Goodbye, everybody, I believe this is the end
Oh goodbye everybody, I believe this is the end
I want you to tell my baby, tell her please please forgive me
Forgive me for my sins

 

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Three O'clock In The Morning

by B.B. King / Jules Taub
recording of November 30, 1979

from Live "Now Appearing" At Ole Miss (MCA MCAD2-8016),
copyright notice

Thank you so much, we thank you
Thank you ladies and gentlemen
Right here we're going all back to the begun
All we go to the very beginnin'
Before we made this and very few people knew about, B.B. King

We go all back this time
You remind and go back one time, do you?
Sometimes you feel good go back and start all over again
Oh boy!
You show so good to me, I will tell that
That you are

Now here it is, three o'clock in the morning,
Oh can't even close my eyes
Oh yes
It's three o'clock in the morning baby,
Oh, I can't even close my eyes
Well, you know I can't find my baby,
Keep on lookin' be satisfied

I've looked around me, people,
Hey, and my baby she knows she can't be found
Looked all around me, people,
Oh, my baby, she can't be found
Well, you know if I don't find my baby,
People, I'm going down to the Golden Ground

That's where the fellows hang out down there,
They shoot pool, you know

Goodbye, everybody,
Oh, I do believe this is the end,
Oh, oh, goodbye everybody,
Oh I do believe that this is the end.
Oh I want you to tell my baby,
Oh, to forgive me for my sins

A guy feels lonely then, when you hear something like that
You can't do whatever you wanna do
Because your mind is on the person you know
You figure something you've done
You don't know what it is because she won't tell you
But every time you look at her, she just starts to crying and won't say nothing
Then you say to yourself

It's my own fault, baby,
Treat me the way you wanna do,
Oh, yes, my own fault, baby,
Treat me the way you wanna do
Because when you would love me, baby,
Oh, a good time looked down,
That wouldn't be true

I go up on my feet and I had a lot of friends,
Now bad luck has hit me people,
And now I'm down again
Oh, I wonder why?
Why does everything have to happen to me?
I'm blue and I'm lonesome, people,
My heart is filled with misery

Once I had a lotta money,
They say the greatest man until
But bad luck has hit me now,
Pain has got me down
Yes, I wonder why, people
Why does everything have to happen to me?
I say I'm blue and I'm lonesome, people,
My heart is filled with misery

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Time Is A Thief

soundclip


by Mickey Newbury
recording of 1982

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

I woke up this morning and looked at my life
Filled with so much sorrow and grief
And in my troubled mind
I could see through all my strife
That time is only a thief

Yes time is a thief
That will steal your tomorrow's
And leave you only yesterday
Yes time is a thief
That will rob you of your years
Your youth the only ransom you can pay

So treasure each little moment
Don't let a single minute slip away
Because time is a thief
That will rob you of your years
And never return one yesterday

Oh time is a thief
That will rob you of your years
And never return one yesterday

 

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Time To Say Goodbye

by B.B. King / Sam Ling
recording of 1960, 1976 resp. 1993

from B.B. King Wails (Crown CLP-5115) & B.B. King Anthology (ABC 5611) & My Sweet Little Angel (Flair V2-39103), copyright notice

There was a time when I loved you
That was a time, babe, you made me blue
There's a time ev'rything must end,
so now it's time to say we're through

Remember the time, the time you made me cry,
but now, baby, you break my heart
They say there's a time for everything, baby,
so now it's time we must part

Remember the time, baby, you made me cry,
and the time, baby, when you broke my heart
But there's a time for everything, baby,
so now it's time we must part

They say that time brings about change,
and I know, baby, I know it is no lie
There's times I got to forget you, baby,
so it's time to say goodbye

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Tired Of Your Jive

soundclip


by Janet Despenza / Johnny Pate
recording of 1966

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

You're sittin' there lookin' proud, thinkin' you're so fine
Tryin' to run around with every friend of mine
Think you're so smart baby, think that I'm a fool
Yeah, I'm gonna tell you baby you'd better play it cool
I'm tired of your jive. yeah, baby I'm tired of your jive
I refuse to be your fool mama, hey, I'm tired of your jive

You think that I don't see what you do behind my back
You think I outta love you baby, no matter how you act
You'll never miss your water baby, till the world goes dry
I'm gonna tell you, gonna miss me, bye bye
I'm tired of your jive, yeah baby I'm tired of your jive
I refuse to be your fool mama, hey I'm tired of your jive

Sittin' there smilin', like nothing's wrong
I don't intend to pull your coat baby, you'll know it when I'm gone
You'll never miss your water baby, till the world run dry
Now I'm gonna tell you, gonna miss me, bye bye
I'm tired of your jive, baby I'm tired of your jive
Yes, I'm here to tell you woman, baby I'm tired of your jive

 

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To Know You Is To Love You

soundclip


by Stevie Wonder / Syreeta Wright
recording of 1973

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

To know you, is to love you,
but to know me, is not that way you see
'Cause you make me, so happy,
that my love for you grows intensely

When I'm down and feelin' sad,
you always comfort me
When I'm down and feelin' sad,
you always comfort me

Baby, to know you is to love you,
you smile when I see your face
'Cause there is no one on this earth
Baby, could ever, ever take your place

When I'm down and feelin' sad,
you always comfort me
When I'm down and feelin' sad,
you always comfort me

Oh, to know you is to love you,
is to see you, been free as the way
'Cause the collar, of your loving,
is to strong to hold

To know you is to love you
To see you going free ...
The collar, of your loving
I never found a woman like you,
that could be my lover 'n' my best friend

I know you, and I think I love you
I know you, and I think you love me
I know you and can't you feel our love just growing,
growing, growing, growing, growing, growing, hey

I know you, and I think I love you
I know you, and I think I love you
I know you and can't you feel our love just growing,
growing, growing, growing, growing, baby

I know you, and I think I love you
I know you, and I think I love you
I know you and can't you our love just growing,
growing, growing, growing, hey, is growing baby

I know you, and I love you
I know you, and I think I love you
I know you, and I think I love you,
and I think you love me too, hmm baby

I know you

 

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Tomorrow Is Another Day


by
recording of 1960

from B.B. King Wails (Crown CLP-5115) & B.B. King Anthology (ABC 5611), copyright notice

I was trying to be true to you baby
Trying to please in every way
Yes, but the more I try to please you baby
The further you stray away
Yes, but I know you're gonna miss me baby
'Cause tomorrow is another day

Yes, it was just last night baby
When you walked out my door
Yes, you said you didn't want me baby
Said you didn't love me no more
Yes, I'm beggin' you please don't leave me baby
'Cause tomorrow is another day

Yes, they say life is a gamble
And you never know what tomorrow may bring
Yes, they say life is a gamble
And you never know what tomorrow may bring
Well I took all of my chances on you baby
Yes, you know I lost everything

 

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Tonight I'm Gonna Make You A Star

soundclip


by B.B. King / Will Jennings
recording of 1979

from Take It Home (MCA 11770), copyright notice

Tonight I'm gonna make you a star
I'm gonna play you like my new guitar
I'll put some polish on your strings
I'll make you sing like an angel sings
Lay back and love it baby stand up and shout
'Cuz tonight you'll see what bein' a star's all about

One touch you tremble one more you'll moan
I'll show you something you've never learned at home
You'll see how good baby it all can be
I'll show you everything you need to see
I've got a feeling baby you'll go far
'Cuz tonight you'll see what bein' a star's all about

I'm gonna rock you a little while
And then we'll roll in a down-home style
If it gets funky we won't mind
We're gonna reach for whatever we can find
You're gonna play all my favorite songs
I'll show you right now where the beat belongs

Come step aboard my midnight flight
We're gonna ride babe till the mornin' light
And when the tour is at the end
We'll go back over everywhere we've been
You got the message baby now answer the call
Step into the spotlight and give it your all

 

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Too Good To You Baby

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 2000

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

Oh, I know you've been cheatin' on me, baby
And I know you don't mean me no good
Hey, I know you've been cheatin' on me, baby
And I know you don't mean me no good
That's why I blame myself, baby
Because I didn't treat you like I should

Oh, I was too good to you baby
I gave you everything I own
Oh, I was too good, too good to you, baby
Gave you everything I own
That's why I blame myself, baby
Every time you do me wrong

Hey, you've got your eyes wide open, baby
But you're traveling down the wrong road
Oh, your eyes is wide open, baby
But your traveling down the wrong road
A wine drinkin' and a cheatin' woman
Is one thing I can't afford

__________
Note: a.k.a. The Wrong Road.

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Treat Me Right


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

from B.B. King Wails (Crown 147) & B.B. King Anthology (ABC 5611) & My Sweet Little Angel (Flair V2-39103),
copyright notice

Oh baby, why can't you treat me right?
Oh baby, why can't you treat me right?
You took all my money and you done me wrong
Staying out all night baby and you won't come home
Oh baby, why can't you treat me right?

Oh baby, you know my love is true
Oh baby, you know my love is true
I do everything you tell me to
You won't do anything but try to make me blue
Baby, you ought to treat me right

Oh baby, you're gonna reap just what you sow
Oh baby, you're gonna reap just what you sow
Someday baby, you gonna learn that
If you play with fire you're gotta get burned
Baby, you better treat me right

 

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Troubles Don't Last


by
recording of June 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 just let me hold you baby
I'm trying to forget about the past
Yes, let me hold you baby
I'm trying to forget about the past
Yes, I know you've had a hard time baby
But remember troubles don't always last

Oh you tried so hard to tell me you love me
And I didn't believe a word you said
You tried so hard to tell me you love me, woman
And I didn't believe a word you said
But now I'm older and I'm wiser, baby
And now I can understand your ways

Oh, I'm at your mercy, woman
Do with me what you will to me
Yes I'm at your mercy, baby
Just do with me what you will to me
Yes I'm not asking for sympathy baby
Yes I was wrong and I must pay

Oh, I'm asking for just one more chance
Baby, to try to prove my love to you
Well, I'm asking you for just one more chance
Baby, to try to prove my love to you
You just say the word now baby
And I'll do anything you tell me to

 

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Troubles, Troubles, Troubles

soundclip


by B.B. King / Sam Ling
recording somewhere in the 1950's

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

Troubles, trouble, troubles, troubles is all in the world I see
Troubles, trouble, troubles, troubles is all in the world I see
Oh sometimes I wonder, wonder what is gonna become of me

When I wake up early in the mornin', blues and troubles all around my bed
Oh when I wake up early in the mornin', blues and troubles all around my bed
Oh I never will forget people, the last words I heard my baby said

She said I'm leavin' you in the mornin', B.B. and cryin' won't make me stay
She said I'm leavin' you in the mornin', B.B. and your cryin' won't make me stay
Ah the more you cry honey, the farther you're goin' to drive me away

Yes all right

Oh if you just got to go baby, I hope you will come back one day
Oh yes if you just got to go baby, please come on back some day
Oh but I never will forget baby, baby the way we used to love and play

 

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Try A Little Tenderness


by Jimmy Campbell / Reginald Connelly / Harry Woods
recording of 1994

from Heart to Heart (GRP 9767), copyright notice

I may get weary
Women do get weary
Wearing the same shabby dress
But to one who's weary
Try a little tenderness

She may be waiting
Just anticipating
All of the things
She may never possess
But while she's waiting
Try a little tenderness

I may be sentimental
But I've had my grief's
And my cares
And just a good word
Soft and gentle
Makes it, makes it
So much easier to bear

She might forget it
Oh but don't let her forget it
Love's got a whole
A whole happiness
'Cause it's so easy
Try a little tenderness

Oh it's so very easy
It's so very easy
Try a little
Try a little
Try a little
Try a little
Try a little

Try a little, try a little
Won't you
'Cause it's so very easy
So very easy
Won't you try
Yes, I'll try
Try a little tender -
Tender -
- Ness
I'll try a little tenderness
Oh

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Undercover Man

soundclip


by Jerry Williams
recording of 1988

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

Here's a story how it goes
Or so they say
How a girl came along
Took a young boy and stole him away

(But) She loved him so
Treated him nice
They fell in love once
And they fell in love twice
Nothing went to waste, no
Not one little taste

So whatever you decide
Baby's (Honey's) all right with me
I'll understand
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man

So that's the story how it goes
Or so they say
How a girl came along
Took a young boy and stole him away
Said they was crazy
When they jumped the fence
They (ain't) never been seen
Or heard of since
Nothing went to waste, no
Not one little taste

So whatever you decide
Baby's (Honey's) all right with me
I'll understand
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man

Your undercover man
Your undercover man
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man

(But) She loved him so
Treated him nice
They fell in love once
And they fell in love twice
Nothing went to waste, no
Not one little taste

So whatever you decide
Baby's (Honey's) all right with me
I'll understand
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man

So that's the story how it goes
Or so they say
How a girl came along
Took a young boy and stole him away
Said they was crazy
When they jumped the fence
They (ain't) never been seen
Or heard of since
Nothing went to waste, no
Not one little taste

So whatever you decide
Baby's (Honey's) all right with me
I'll understand
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man

Your undercover man
Undercover man
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man
Wanna be your undercover man
Undercover man
Undercover man

Your undercover man

 

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Until I'm Dead And Cold

soundclip


by B.B. King
recording of 1970

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

Oh by loving you
Loving you, my darling
Oh you've become
Much more than a lover to me
Yes, you are my companion
Oh you're my friend
And baby, you know
You're a part of me

Oh and that's why
Why I'm so lonely
Oh I'm so lonely
These passing days
Because I miss you, my darling
Not just one
But in so many, so many ways

Oh there's nothing left
Nothing left inside of me
Oh that loves you
Any less than before
Oh and if you
Wanna know the truth, baby
If you really, really
Wanna know the truth, baby
You know I want you
And need you even more

Oh what's done is done, baby
So I've been told
Oh but I can't stop loving you
Seems like I love you more
And I'll keep on loving you, baby
Until, until I'm dead and cold

Oh there's nothing left
Inside of me
Oh that loves you
Any less than before
M, and if you really
If you really, if you really
Wanna know the truth, baby
I love you, I love you
I love you even more

What is done, what is done
What is done is done
Oh but you know
I just can't stop loving you
I tell you the truth
I love you more, baby
And I'll keep on loving you
Until I'm dead
Until I'm dead and cold

 

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Waiting On You

soundclip


by B.B. King / Ferdinand Washington
recording of 1967

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

Yes, it's four o'clock
In the morning, baby
I'm sitting here waiting on you
Yes, it's four o'clock
In the morning, baby
I'm sitting here waiting on you
Yeah, you say you're going out dancing
But the dance hall closes at two

Yes, I know it's the weekend, mama
And everybody's having fun
Yes, the weekend, baby
And everybody's having fun
But when it's time for loving, baby
Remember that I'm the only one

Yes, I'm sitting here waiting, baby
Wondering what you're doing out there
Yeah, I'm sitting here wondering, baby
Wondering what you're doing out there
I can see you're with another man
Having fun without a care

Yeah, it's four o'clock in the morning
Baby, tell me, where have you been
Yes, it's four o'clock in the morning
Woman, tell me, where have you been
Yeah, you come on in here, woman
And don't let it happen again

 

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Walkin' And Cryin'


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

from various albums listed here, copyright notice

When I first met you, said you would be mine
Found out later you was tellin' me a lie
And now I'm walkin', walkin' and cryin'
You don't love me no more

Now if there's one thing that I just can't stand
Can't stand to see you with another man
Because I'm walkin', walkin' and cryin'
You don't love me no more

I did all for you, did all I could
All I did darlin', it didn't do me no good
And now I'm walkin', walkin' and cryin'
You don't love me no more

Now I'm goin' on, goin' on my way
I know you don't love me now darlin'
But you will some old day
Because I'm walkin', walkin' and cryin'
You don't love me no more

 

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Walking Dr. Bill


by B.B. King
recording of 1961

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

Well, my head's in misery
My heart's in a sling
I'm a walking Doctor Bill
People, my whole life is full of pain
Yes, I need my baby
People, I ain't signifyin'
Well, you know if I don't hurry up and find her
I believe I'm gonna lose my mind

Well, I walked my bedroom floor
Hung down my head and cried
I didn't exactly have the blues
I just want satisfied
Yes, I need my baby
People, I ain't signifyin'
Well, you know if I don't hurry up and find her
I believe I'm gonna lose my mind

Well, I can't sleep sound at night
I just catnap through the day
I can't hold out much lounger
People, livin' this-a-way, yeah!
Yes, I need my baby
People, I ain't signifyin'
Well, you know if I don't hurry up and find her
I believe I'm gonna lose my mind

I'm gonna leave here walkin' buddy
With my clothes in my hand
I got to find my big-legged woman
Before she gets her another man, yes!
Yes, I need my baby
People, I ain't signifyin'
Well, you know if I don't hurry up and find her
I believe I'm gonna lose my mind

She's a fine lookin' woman
Her shape is a dream
She's the lovin'-est female
People, I've ever seen, yes!
Yes, I need my baby
People, I ain't signifyin'
Well, you know if I don't hurry up and find her
I believe I'm gonna lose my mind

 

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Watch Yourself

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by B.B. King
recording of 1967

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

Yes, people are talkin' all over town
They say you don't love me
You gonna put me down
You better watch yourself baby
You better watch yourself
You better watch yourself woman
'Cause I got my eyes on you

Now you tell me what's the matter
What you gonna do
First you say you love me
Now you say we're through
You better watch yourself baby
Watch yourself
You better watch yourself woman
'Cause I got my eyes on you

I gave you my money
Everything too
A big fat house
Now baby what you gonna do
You better watch yourself
You better watch yourself
You better watch yourself woman
'Cause I got my eyes on you

Now you're gonna leave me
Leave me here to cry
Now you know I love you
You're my whole heart's desire
You better watch yourself baby
You better watch yourself
You better watch yourself woman
'Cause I got my eyes on you

Yes!
Yes, yes baby!
Yes, yes baby!
Yes, yes baby!
Yes, yes baby!

You better watch yourself woman
You better watch yourself
You better watch yourself baby
'Cause I got my eyes on you

 

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We Can't Agree


by Wilhelmina Gray / Louis Jordan
recording of 1971

from In London (MCA 10843), copyright notice

You never treated me gentle
Yet you spend up all of my gold
Then you look around for a young man
Tell me I'm too old
That's why we can't agree
Yeah, baby, we can't agree

Now if I don't see you no more, baby
It'll be way too soon for me
You're known for being a lover
You like to holler loud
One man for you ain't nothing
You talk so loud you draw a crowd
That's why we can't agree
Yes, baby, we can't agree
Now if I don't see you no more, baby
It'll be way too soon for me

You're used to eating hot dogs
When you go out to dine
I taught you what a steak was
And now you've almost lost your mind
That's why we can't agree
Yes, baby, we can't agree
Now if I don't see you no more, baby
Honey, that'll be way too soon for me
You know it will

Now your clothes look like a sifter
Because they had so many holes
You know we both
Came from the ghetto, baby
And everybody knows
We can't agree
Yes, baby, we can't agree
Now if I don't see you
No more, little woman
Honey, it'll be way too soon for me
Yes, it will

Another one of them crazy endings
That's the only way I could get out of it

 

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We Can't Make It


by
recording of June 19

from B.B. King Wails (Crown 147) & B.B. King Anthology (ABC 5611),
copyright notice

We can't make it baby
We can't last another year
We can't make it baby
We can't last another year
Well I try to treat you kind baby
But it seems like you got the wrong idea

I give you all my money baby
To buy those real fine clothes
I give you all my money baby
To buy those real fine clothes
I bought you a home and everything baby
Now you're trying to put old me outdoors

When I first met you baby
You had to do it out in the street
When I first met you baby
You had to do it out in the street
I put clothes on your back, baby
I put shoes on your feet

It seems right to me baby
Since you got your feet up off the ground
It seems right to me baby
Since you got your feet up off the ground
You're a real big-shot woman now
You don't want old me around

 

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We're Gonna Make It

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by G. Barge / B. Davis / R. Miner / C. Smith
recording of 1993

from Blues Summit (MCA 10710), copyright notice

We may not have a cent
To pay the rent
But we're gonna make it
We may have to eat beans everyday
But we're gonna make it
And if a job is hard to find
And we have to stand
In the welfare line
I've got your love
And I know you got mine
And we're gonna make it

We may not have a home
To call our own
But we're gonna make it
I know we will
We may have to fight hardships alone
We're gonna make it, I know we will
'Cause togetherness
Brings peace of mind
We can't stay down all of the time
I've got your love
And you know you've got mine
And we're gonna make it
I know we will

The car may be old
Our two rooms cold
But we're gonna make it
And though we can't spare
A roach a crumb
But we're gonna make it
I know we will
And if I have to carry around a sign
That says, "Help the deaf
The dumb and the blind"
I've got your love
You know you've got mine
We're gonna make it
I know we will

We may not have a home
Just to call our own
But we're gonna make it
I know we will
We may have to fight hardships alone
But we're gonna make it
I know we will
'Cause togetherness
Brings peace of mind
We can't stay down all of the time
I've got your love
You know you got mine
We're gonna make it
I know we will

We're gonna make it

We're gonna make it, baby
I know we're gonna make it, baby

 

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What A Way To Go


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

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

I've got to find my baby, I don't know what way to go
Yes, I've got to find my baby, I don't know what way to go
Yes, She don't believe that I love her, I've to find her so I can tell her so

She said that she loved me, people, she didn't want nobody else
Yes, my baby said she loved me, people, she didn't want nobody else
Well, you know I love that woman, people, better than I do myself

Baby, if you can hear my voice, please don't run away from me
Baby, if you can hear my voice, please don't run away from me
'Cause I mean every word I say, baby, I just can't hold on another day

Yes, if you love ever strike you, baby, sit down and write me a line or two
Yes, if you ever, if you ever, if you ever think about me, baby, sit down and write me a line or two
Yes, I wanna see you so bad now, woman, babe I don't know what to do

 

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What You Bet

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by Taylor / Jerry Williams
recording of 2000

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

Someday I'll be gone
Believe me, it won't be long
When I leave you it's gonna grieve you
What you bet

You're abusing of our romance
I'm warning you in advance
You're gonna cry when I say bye bye
What you bet, what you bet

I smiled when you mistreated me
My friends called me a fool
I firmly believe where love is concerned
You've broken every rule

Oh, you got a good thing in me
You're gonna lose me, wait and see
You won't wake up until we break up
What you bet, what you bet

Oh, I smiled when you mistreated me
My friends called me a fool
I firmly believe where love is concerned
You've broken every rule

Oh, you got a good thing in me
You're gonna lose me, wait and see
You won't wake up until we break up
What you bet, baby

 

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When It All Comes Down

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by Will Jennings / Joe Sample
recording of 1978

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

The world goes round
No one knows what it all means
You're still out there
Looking for a brand new scene
And I'm still here
Never have been hard to find
When new gets old
I'll be playing on your mind

When it all comes down, look for me
I'll still be around
When it all comes down, look for me
I'll still be around

The day will come when there's nothing new to see
And then you'll know here is where you want to be
You know my song used to take your heart away
That same old feel is gonna bring you back to stay

When it all comes down, look for me
I'll still be around
When it all comes down, look for me
I'll still be around

 

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When Love Comes To Town (With U2)

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by Bono
recording of February-November 1987

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

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I was a sailor, I was lost in sea
I was under the waves, before love rescued me
I was a fighter I could turn on threat
Now I stand accused of things I've said

Love comes to town,
I'm gonna jump that train
When love comes to town,
I'm gonna catch that flame
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down,
but I did what I did before love came to town

Used to make love under the red sunset,
I was making promises I that were soon to forget
She was pale as the lace of her wedding gown,
but I left her standing before love came to town

Ran into a juke joint when I heard a guitar scream,
the notes were turning blue as days as a little dream
As the music played I saw my life turn around,
that was the day before love came to town

Love comes to town,
I'm gonna jump that train
When love comes to town,
I'm gonna catch that flame
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down,
but I did what I did before love came to town

I was there when they crucified my Lord
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword
I threw the dice as they pierced his side,
but I've seen love conquer the great divide

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

 

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When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer (Version 1)

soundclip


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

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

When my heart get to beatin' like a hammer and my eyes get full of tears
Oh , when my heart get to beatin' like a hammer and my eyes get full of tears
Well, you only been gone twenty four hours, yeah, but it seems like a million years

Well, now if I ever mistreated you, darling, oh, you know I didn't mean no harm
Oh, if I ever mistreated you, baby, oh, you know I didn't mean no harm
Well, you know I'm just a little country boy, baby, well, I was raised by a dog on the farm
Oh, yeah!

Oh, you give me so much trouble baby, 'till I don't know what to do
Oh, you give me so much trouble baby, 'till I don't know what to do
Well, I ain't got nothin', now baby, babe, that is all on account of you

 

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When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer (Version 2)

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

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

When my heart starts to beat like a hammer and my eyes get full of tears
Oh when my heart starts to beat like a hammer and my eyes get full of tears
You know you've only been gone 24 hours baby and baby it seems like a million years

Now if I ever mistreated you baby, you know I didn't mean no harm
Oh if I ever mistreated you baby, God knows I didn't mean no harm
You know I'm just a little country boy baby and I was raised right down on the cotton farm

Oh you give me so much trouble baby, baby I don't know what to do
Oh you give me so much trouble baby, baby I don't know I don't know what to do
I ain't got nothing I ain't got nothing now baby, baby it's all over and it's all on account of you

 

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