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Table Of Content (79 songs, 28 soundclips)

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Advice Blues
Baby, I done Got wise
Back Water Blues (1)
Back Water Blues (2)
Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
Big Bill Blues (1)
Big Bill Blues (2)
Black, Brown And White (1)
Black, Brown And White (2)
C C Rider (1)
C C Rider (2)
Conversation With The Blues
Country Boy Blues
Crow Jane
Diggin' My Potatoes (1)
Diggin' My Potatoes (2)
Down In The Alley
Getting Older Every Day
Goin' Back To My Plow
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
Good Time Tonight
Hey Hey
Hollerin' And Cryin' The Blues
How Do You Want It Done
How Long Blues
I'm Goin' Down The Road

I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
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I Feel So Good
I Gets The Blues When It Rains
In The Evening
I Wonder When I'll Get To Be Called A Man
Jacqueline
Jimmy Crack Corn
Joe Turner Blues
Joe Turner No. 2 (Blues Of 1892)
John Henry
Just A Dream
Keep Your Hand On Your Heart
Key To The Highway (1)
Key To The Highway (2)
Little City Woman
Lonesome
Looking Up At Down
Louise, Louise
Louise, Louise Blues
Louisiana Blues
Makin' My Getaway
Mean Old World
Merry Go Round Blues
Mindin' My Own Business (1)
Mindin' My Own Business (2)
Mopper's Blues
My Last Goodbye To You
My Mellow Man

Night Time Is The Right Time
Partnership Woman
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Ramblin' Bill
Saturday Evening Blues
Sixteen Tons
Southbound Train (1)
Southbound Train (2)
Southbound Train (3)
Southern Flood Blues
Stuff They Call Money
Sun Gonna Shine In My Door
Sweet Honey Bee
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
The Crawdad Song (1)
The Crawdad Song (2)
This Train
Trouble In Mind (1)
Trouble In Mind (2)
When I Been Drinkin'
When Things Go Wrong (1)
When Things Go Wrong (2)
Whiskey And Good Times Blues
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Advice Blues


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice


Everybody please take my advice, I ain't gonna tell you nothin' wrong
Everybody please take my advice, I ain't gonna tell you nothin' wrong
Boy, don't let whiskey and them women make you brake up your happy home

Why you always sayin', "Boy, your woman ain't no good"
Why you always sayin', "Boy, your woman ain't no good"
You know a woman wants a man to 'tend to business, not to clown all over the neighborhood

Boy, I've been talkin' to you and talkin' but talkin' don't do no good
Yes, I've been talkin' to you and talkin' but talkin' don't do no good
Yes, you take my advice, buddy, if you just understood

Yeah, you work part-time, every two weeks you get your pay
Yeah, you work part-time, every two weeks you get your pay
Boy, why don't you stop drinkin', and throwin' your money away

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Baby, I Done Got Wise


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice


A gypsy told mother to let them women be,
she said, "A man's your best friend",
I said, "Are you tellin' me?"
'Cause I done got wise now,
oh, to the way these women do
Yeah, you've been tryin' to trick me baby,
now the trick's done turned on you

I don't know whether my woman was joking or what she intends to do,
but I done pulled the right card 'n' I done got tattooed
I done got wise,
oh, to the way these women do
Yeah, you've been tryin' to trick me, baby,
now the trick's done turned on you

If there's forty-eight cards in the deck,
I can play with the men
'Cause I done got wise, baby,
oh, to the way you women do
Yeah, you've been tryin' to trick me, baby
now the trick's done turned on you

I been married three times
I was drunk as I could be
'Cause I done got wise, baby,
oh, to the way you women do
Yeah, you've been tryin' to trick me, baby
now the trick's done turned on you

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Back Water Blues (Version 1)

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by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of September 20 1951, Paris
from House Rent Stomp (Blues Encore CD 52007),
copyright notice


It rained five days, Lord and the clouds turned as dark as night
It rained five days, and the clouds turned as dark as night
Lord, that was really enough trouble to make a poor man, wonder where in the world to go

I got up one mornin', poor me I couldn't get even get out of my door
I got up one mornin', poor me I couldn't get even get out of my door
Lord, that was really enough trouble to make a poor man, wonder where in the world to go

Now they rowed a little boat, just about five miles across the farm
Yeah, they rowed a little boat, down about five miles across the farm
Lord, I packed up all of my clothes and throwed them in,
and I declare they rowed poor old Bill along

Then I went and I stood up on a high, high old lonesome hill
Yes, I went and I stood up on a high, high old lonesome hill
Lord, and all I could do was look down on the house, baby where I used to live

Now it thundered and it lightnin'd, Lord and the wind, wind began to blow
Now it thundered and it lightnin'd, Lord and the wind, wind began to blow
Lord, there was thousands and thousands of poor people,
at that time didn't have no place to go

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Back Water Blues (Version 2)

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice


It rained five days and the clouds turned as dark as night
Yes, it rained five days and the clouds turned as dark as night
Lord, the trouble's takin' place, Lord, in the lowland at night

I got up one mornin', for me I couldn't even get out of my door
Yes, I got up one mornin', for me I couldn't even get out of my door
Lord, that was really enough trouble to make a poor man wonder why and where to go

And I waited, I stood upon a high, high old lonesome hill
Lord, I waited, I stood upon a high, high old lonesome hill
Lord, an' all I could do was look down on the house, baby, where I used to live

Lord, it thunderin' an' it lightnin', Lord, and the wind begin to blow
Lord, it thunderin' an' it lightnin', Lord, and the wind begin to blow
Lord, at that time four thousand-million people who have no place to go

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Big Bailey Won't You Please Come Home

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Why don't you come home Bill Bailey, why don't you come home?
She cried the whole night long, 'member that rainy evening,
I throwed you out, with nothing but a fine-tooth comb?

Why don't you come home Bill Bailey, why don't you come home?
She moaned and she groan'd the whole night through,
Billy's too shame, but I know that I'm not blamed,
Bill Bailey won't you please come home?

Why don't you come home Bill Bailey, why don't you come home?
She cried the whole night long, remember that rainy evening,
you take me out, with nothing but a fine-tooth comb?

Why don't you come home Bill Bailey, why don't you come home?
She moaned and she groan'd the whole night through,
Billy's too shame, but I know that I'm not blamed,
Bill Bailey won't you please come home?

Why don't you come home Bill Bailey, why don't you come home?
She cried the whole night long, I'll do the washin', honey, I'll pay the rent,
although you done me wrong

Why don't you come home Bill Bailey, why don't you come home?
She moaned and she groan'd the whole night through,
I know I'm wrong still I am to blame, Bill Bailey won't you please come home?

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Big Bill Blues (Version 1)

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of September 21 1952, Paris
from House Rent Stomp (Blues Encore CD 52007),
copyright notice


I got up this mornin', feelin' sad and blue
I lost my baby now tell me, what I'm goin' to do
You know I'm so lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
Yeah baby but that's all right,
I will be up someday

When my baby left me, she left me broken down
She said "Goodbye Big Bill, I will see you in another town"
Now you know I'm lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
I says that's all right,
Big Bill will be up someday

Now I've got to walk by myself, and sleep by myself,
on account the one I'm lovin',
she keep on lovin' someone else
You know I'm lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
Yeah, but that's all right,
baby I will be up someday

If I'd had listened at what my mother said,
and did what she said,
I'd been home now, sleepin' in a great big bed
'Cause I'm lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
Yeah but that's all right,
baby I will be up someday

The men was put on earth to rule, but women are ruling too
Sometimes I wonder what a poor man gonna do
'Cause I'm lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
Yeah but that's all right,
way these blues is doggin' me

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Big Bill Blues (Version 2)

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by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of February 12 1936, Chicago
from Big Bill's Blues (Pearl 1038),
copyright notice


I got up this mornin', feelin' sad and blue
I lost my baby now tell me, what I'm goin' to do
You know I'm so lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
Yeah baby but that's all right,
I will be up someday

When my baby left me, she left me broken down
She said "Goodbye Big Bill, I will see you in another town"
Now you know I'm lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
I says that's all right,
Big Bill will be up someday

Now I've got to walk by myself, and sleep by myself,
on account the one I'm lovin', she keep on lovin' someone else
You know I'm lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
Yeah, but that's all right,
baby I will be up someday

If I'd had listened at what my mother said, and did what she said,
I'd been home now, sleepin' in a great big bed
'Cause I'm lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
Yeah but that's all right,
baby I will be up someday

The men was put on earth to rule, but women are ruling too
Sometimes I wonder what a poor man gonna do
'Cause I'm lonesome,
way these blues keep doggin' me
Yeah but that's all right,
way these blues is doggin' me

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Black, Brown And White (Version 1)

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of September 20 1951, Paris
from,
copyright notice

This little song that I'm singin' about,
people you know it's true
If you're black and gotta work for a living,
this is what they will say to you,
they says, "If you was white, should be all right,
if you was brown, stick around,
but as you's black, hmm brother, get back, get back, get back"

I was in a place one night
They was all having fun
They was all buyin' beer and wine,
but they would not sell me none
They said, "If you was white, should be all right,
if you was brown, stick around,
but if you black, hmm brother, get back, get back, get back"

Me and a man was workin' side by side
This is what it meant
They was paying him a dollar an hour,
and they was paying me fifty cent
They said, "If you was white, 't should be all right,
if you was brown, could stick around,
but as you black, hmm boy, get back, get back, get back"

I went to an employment office,
got a number 'n' I got in line
They called everybody's number,
but they never did call mine
They said, "If you was white, should be all right,
if you was brown, could stick around,
but as you black, hmm brother, get back, get back, get back"

I hope when sweet victory,
with my plough and hoe1
Now I want you to tell me brother,
what you gonna do about the old Jim Crow?
Now if you was white, should be all right,
if you was brown, could stick around,
but if you black, whoa brother, get back, get back, get back

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Note 1: hoe, an implement with a thin flat blade on a long handle used especially for cultivating, weeding, or loosening the earth around plants.

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Black, Brown And White (Version 2)

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from Blues Roots Vol. 4,
copyright notice

This little song that I'm singin' about,
people, you know that it's true
If you're black and gotta work for livin',
now, this is what they will say to you,
they says, "If you was white, you'd be alright,
if you was brown, stick around,
but as you's black, oh, brother, get back, get back, get back"

I was in a place one night,
they was all havin' fun,
They was all buyin' beer and wine,
But they would not sell me none,
they said, "If you was white,You'd be alright,
if you was brown, stick around,
but as you's black, oh, brother, get back, get back, get back"

I went to an employment office,
I got a number and I got in line,
They called everybody's number,
but they never did call mine
They said, "If you was white, you'd be alright,
if you was brown, stick around,
but as you's black, oh, brother, get back, get back, get back"

Me and a man workin' side by side,
this is what it meant
They was payin' him a dollar an hour,
and they was payin' me fifty cent
They said, "If you was white, you'd be alright,
if you was brown, stick around,
but as you's black, oh, brother, get back, get back, get back."

I helped build the country,
and I fought for it too,
now, I guess that you can see,
what a black man have to do
They says, "If you was white, you's alright,
if you was brown, stick around,
but as you's black, oh, brother, get back, get back, get back"

I helped win sweet victory,
with my little plow and hoe1
Now, I want you to tell me, brother,
what you gonna do 'bout the old Jim Crow?
Now, if you is white, you's alright, if you's brown, stick around,
but if you's black, hmm, hmm, brother, get back, get back, get back

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Note 1: hoe, an implement with a thin flat blade on a long handle used especially for cultivating, weeding, or loosening the earth around plants.

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C C Rider (Version 1)

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy / Rainey?
recording of July 12-13 1957, Chicago
from House Rent Stomp (Blues Encore CD 52007),
copyright notice


You C C Rider, see what you done done
C C Rider, you see what you done done
You C C Rider, you see what you done done
You done made me love you and now your man don't come

My home is on the water, I don't like no land at all
Home's on the water and I don't like no land at all
My home's on the water and I don't like no land at all
I'd rather be dead than to stay here and be your dog

So you C C Rider, see what you done done
C C Rider, you see what you done done
You C C Rider, you see what you done done
You made me love you and now your man don't come

I'm goin' away baby, sure don't wanna go
Goin' away baby, but I sure don't wanna go
I'm goin' away baby, but I sure don't wanna go
When I leave this time you never see me no more

So you C C Rider, see what you done done
C C Rider, you see what you done done
You C C Rider, you see what you done done
You have made me love you and now your man don't come

My home is on the water and I don't like no land at all
Home's on the water and I don't like no land at all
My home's on the water and I don't like no land at all
So goodbye baby I'm tired of bein' your dog

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C C Rider (Version 2)

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Well now see, C C Rider,
well now see, see what you have done
Well now see, C C Rider,
well now see, see what you have done
Well you made me love you woman,
now your man has Come

So I'm goin' away now baby,
and I won't be back till fall
I'm goin' away now baby,
and I won't be back till fall,
Just might find me a good girl,
might not be comin' back at all

Well now see, C C Rider,
see now the moon is shining bright
Well now see, C C Rider,
see now the moon is shining bright
Just might find me that good girl,
and everything would be alright

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Conversation With The Blues

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of July 17 1941, Chicago
from Big Bill Broonzy 1935-41 (Best of Blues LP BoB-2),
copyright notice

Oh blues, I wanna have a little talk with you
Yeah now blues, I wanna have a little talk with you
Ah, you done cause me to lose my woman, ah blues I guess you're through

Oh blues, Big Bill wants to talk to you
Oh blues, Big Bill wants to talk to you
Now I believe you've been drinkin' moonshine, blues 'cause you don't care what yo u do

Now look-a here blues, I wanna talk to you,
you been makin' me drinkin', gamblin', and stay out all night too
Now you got me to the place, I don't care what I do,
yeah now blues, I wanna have a little talk with you
Now I believe you've been drinkin' moonshine, blues cause you don't care what you do

Yeah now blues, why don't you give poor Bill a break?
Yeah now blues, why don't you give poor Bill a break?
Now why don't try to help me to live, instead of tryin' to break my neck?

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Country Boy Blues

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

I got a man, a real handsome one
He ain't no loafer1, he's just a little old country boy
I love him, if he's a little old country boy
I love him, if he's a little old country boy
Yes, I love him, 'cause he fills my heart with joy

Some people say he's lazy, but I know it is a lie
Some people say he's lazy, but I know it is a lie
For three years he's been doing my work, and I'm perfectly satisfied

I know he will learn to love me, when he gets to be a man
I know he will learn to love me, when he gets to be a man
'Cause I'm always going to feed him, right from my hand

Now, people all want to know why do I follow my man
Now, people all want to know why do I follow my man
There's no need to explain, 'cause they really wouldn't understand

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Note 1: loafer, .

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Crow Jane

by
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Crow Jane, Crow Jane, don't hold your head so high,
'cause someday baby, you got to lay down and die

I dug her grave with a silver spade,
ain't nobody gonna take my Crow Jane's place

You know I let her down with a golden chain,
and every link I would call my Crow Jane's name

I never missed my water till my well runs dry,
didn't miss Crow Jane until the day she died

Crow Jane, Crow Jane, what makes you hold your head so high,
someday, baby, you're gonna lay down and die

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Diggin' My Potatoes (Version 1)

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by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 1957
from Big Bill Broonzy Sings The Country Blues (Folkways LP FS2326),
copyright notice

Baby, they diggin' my potatoes,
Lord, they trampin' on my vine
Now I've got a special plan now baby,
Lord, that a-restin' on my mind

Now, I don't want no cabbage sprouts,
bring me a solid head
Suppose they call the wagon . . . ,
I catched him in my bed
You know they diggin' my potatoes,
Lord, they trampin' on my vine

Now my vines is all green,
'tattoos they all red
Never found a bruised one,
till I caught them in my bed
You know they diggin' my potatoes,
Lord, they trampin' on my vine

Now, I've been all around,
lookin' up and down
Never found my baby,
'cause she was layin' in another town

I know she's diggin' my potatoes,
Lord, she's trampin' on my vine
Yes, now I got a special plan now baby,
Lord, that a-restin' on my mind
Yes, I've got a special plan now baby,
Lord, that a-restin' on my mind

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Diggin' My Potatoes (Version 2)

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from Blues Roots Vol. 4,
copyright notice

He's been diggin' my potatoes,
Lord, a-crampin' on my farm
Yes, I've got a special plan now,
baby, Lord, got it restin' on my mind

Oh, she powdered her face,
water waved her hair,
She caught a taxi, can now she's
Out cross town somewhere

I know she's diggin' my potatoes,
Lord, Lord, she's crampin' on my farm
Yes, I've got a special plan now, baby,
Lord, got it restin' on my mind

Oh, my farm is all green,
'Tattoos the only red,
I've never found a ruse until I
Caught him in my bed.

You know he's diggin' my potatoes,
Lord, Lord, he's crampin' on my farm,
Yes, I've got a special plan now,
baby,Lord, got it restin' on my mind.

I've been all around,
Lookin up and down,
Lookin for my baby,
Lord, now I know she's in his town

I know she's diggin' my potatoes,
Lord, Lord, she's crampin' on my farm,
Yes, I've got a special plan now, baby,
Lord, got it restin' on my mind

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Down In The Alley

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of March 10 1937
from Big Bill Broonzy 1935-41 (Best of Blues LP BoB-2),
copyright notice

Got a sweet woman, she give me what I need,
she lives down the alley and she's built with speed
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley if you wanna satisfy me

Don't want no liquor, thirty cents a shot,
that stuff down the alley really hits the spot
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley if you wanna satisfy me

Take me down in the alley boy, if you wanna satisfy me
If you wanna somethin', smell like fish,
down in the alley you can find that dish
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley if you wanna satisfy me

I'm a tough man, I don't want nothin' nice
Goin' down the alley where the women shootin' dice
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley if you wanna satisfy me

Take me down in the alley boy, where the women shootin' dice
If you wanna satisfy me

Don't give me no woman, from uptown,
the women down the alley really breaks 'em down
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley
So take me down in the alley if you wanna satisfy me

Gonna sing this verse, ain't gonna sing no more,
if you wanna find me you know where to go
Just go down in the alley
Just go down in the alley
Just go down in the alley, baby if you wanna find me

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Getting Older Every Day

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by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of December 17 1940
from String Dazzlers: Great Blues Guitarists (Columbia Roots 'n' Blues Series),
copyright notice

You say you're gettin' old, Lord, older every day
You say you're gettin' old, yeah, you say you're gettin' older every day
Now you ain't but fifty, oh Lord, boy you shouldn't feel that way

Now when you get so old, you can't work at no mill
Yeah, when you get so old, Lord boy you can't work at no mill
Now don't you make no date, oh Lord buddy that you can't fill

Now if your luck don't change, boy don't you be sad
Yeah , if your luck don't change, now buddy don't you be sad
Now you really gotta learn Lord to take the good now with the bad

Now when you get old, and your good girl don't want you around
Oh Lord, when you get old, and your good girl don't want you around
Now you know you done run out of commission, ooh boy I declare you are poorhouse bound

Now don't laugh buddy, Lord it nobody's downfall
Oh Lord, don't laugh buddy, I mean it nobody's downfall
Because if your woman would check up on you, ooh Lord she put another mule in your stall 

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Goin' Back To My Plow

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

I was a plowhand for forty years, I swore I would never plow no more
Yeah, I was a plowhand for forty years, I swore I would never plow no more
Now, I'm a married man, now, oh, Lord, there ain't no more so and so

I'm goin' back to my plow, Lord, and a woman is the cause of it all
Yes, back to my plow now, yes, and a woman is the cause of it all
Now, she said "If you don't raise no cotton, oh, Lord, Bill we won't have no money in the fall"

I'm goin' git my honey, I mean my old mule too
I'm goin' git my honey, I declare I'm goin' git my old mule too
Now, I have really promised, oh, lord, I really got that to do

Farmin' is alright, girl, if you know just what to do
Farmin' is alright, girl, I declare, if you know just what to do
'Cause it killed my old grand pappy, oh, Lord, I declare I'm gonna make it kill me too

Ev'ry night, I'm callin' John, Jake and Pat
Yeah, ev'ry night I'm callin' John, Jake and Pat
Now, I had a dream last night, oh, Lord, that old mule was in my hat

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Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of July 12-13 1957, Chicago
from House Rent Stomp (Blues Encore CD 52007),
copyright notice


Goin' down this road now feelin' bad, baby
I'm goin' down this road feelin' so low and bad
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

I'm tired o'eatin' your corn bread and beans, baby
I'm tired o'eatin' your corn bread and beans, right now
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

These two dollar shoes is killin' my feet, baby
Two dollar shoes is killin' my feet, right now
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

Take ten dollar shoe to fit my feet, baby
Ten dollar shoe to fit my feet, right now
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

I'm goin' down this road feelin' bad, baby
I'm goin' down this road feelin' so miserable and bad
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

I'm goin' where the chilly wind don't blow, baby
I'm goin' where the chilly wind don't blow, no more
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

I'm goin' where the weather suites my clothes, baby
I'm goin' where the weather suites my clothes, tomorrow
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

I'm goin' down this road now feelin' bad, baby
I'm goin' down this road feelin' so low and bad
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

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Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down

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by
recording of 19
from ,
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Lord, I know a little girl, 'bout sixteen years old,
she says, "Bill stop drinkin', I will satisfy your soul"
But I just keep on-a drinkin', yeah, I keep on drinkin'
Yeah, I just keep on drinkin', till good liquor carry me down

Now, my woman told me about fifteen years ago,
"Bill, you gonna drink one of these mornings and you'll never drink no more"
But I just keep on-a drinkin', yeah, I keep on drinkin'
Yeah, I just keep on drinkin', till good liquor carry me down

Yes, I went to the doctor with my head in my hands
the doctor said, "Big Bill, I think I'll have to give you monkey glands"
But I just keep on-a drinkin', yeah, I keep on drinkin'
Yeah, I just keep on drinkin', till good liquor carry me down

Lord, my woman told me to stop drinkin' and come on home,
say, "If you don't Big Bill, some other man gonna carry your business home"
But I just keep on-a drinkin', yeah, I keep on drinkin'
Yeah, I just keep on drinkin', till good liquor carry me down

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Good Time Tonight

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by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 1938
from ,
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Go down sun, we don't care
We don't like sunshine, we drink moonshine here
Ain't we, baby, ain't we gonna have a time?
Now ain't we baby, we gonna have a good time tonight?

We've got whiskey, wine and gin
We've got hot dogs, ain't got no skin, now
Ain't we, baby, ain't we gonna have a time?
Now ain't we baby, we gonna have a good time tonight?

We've got folks, black and brown
We've got everything, will you stick around
Ain't we, baby, ain't we gonna have a time?
Now ain't we baby, we gonna have a good time tonight?

When you get high, you want something sweet
We've got something that will knock you off your feet, now
Ain't we, baby, ain't we gonna have a time?
Now ain't we baby, we gonna have a good time tonight?

Come up to my house, wanna have some fun
Bring your money gal, it is easy done
Ain't we, baby, ain't we gonna have a time?
Now ain't we baby, we gonna have a good time tonight?

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Note 1: moonshine, illegally distilled corn whiskey.

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Hey Hey

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,
Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,
Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey
Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,
Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,
I love you baby, but I sure ain't gonna be your dog

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,
Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,
With my arms all around you, baby,
you know, that's all I can say is hey
Hey hey, lost your good thing now,
Hey hey, you lost your good thing now
You had me fooled, but I found it out somehow

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Hollerin' And Cryin' The Blues

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Lord, I've been, oh, hollerin' baby, cryin' the whole night long
Lord, I've been, oh, hollerin' baby, cryin' the whole night long
Lord, the woman that I'm cryin' about, Lord, I don't know why she's gone

Lord, she left me, left me here in Chicago, she didn't even say one word
Lord, she left me here in Chicago, she didn't even say one word
Lord, I know, know the reason, Lord, she would listenin' what she heard

Lord, I feelin' 'bout that shouldn't I see that woman, tell her I'm on my way
Lord, I feelin' 'bout that shouldn't I see that woman, tell her I'm on my way
Lord, I've gotta find my woman, Lord, if I do walk the rest of my days

Lord, I was born, born in Mississippi, Lord, but Arkansas is where I'm from
Yes, I was born, born in Mississippi, Lord, but Arkansas is where I'm from
Lord, I'm in love with the woman that's why my friends all say that I'm dull

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How Do You Want It Done

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by
recording of 19
from,
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Why don't you tell me, lovin' mama, how you want you're rollin' done?
Why don't you tell me, lovin' mama, how you want you're rollin' done?
Lord, I give you satisfaction, now, if it's all night long

Lord, I got up this morning just about the break of day
Lord, I got up this morning just about the break of day
Lord, I'm thinkin' 'bout my baby, Lord, the one that went away

I got me a little brownskin, just as sweet as she can be
I got me a little brownskin, just as sweet as she can be
Lord, she low and she squatty, but she's alright with me

Now you can put me in the alley, my gal's name is Sally
You wake me up in the mornin', mama, I still got that old habit
Why don't you tell me, how you want it done
Now, I give you satisfaction, now if it's all night long

Lord, some of these old mornings, mama, Lord, it won't be long
Lord, some of these old mornings, mama, Lord, it won't be long
Lord, I know you gonna call me, mama, Lord, and I'll be there

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How Long Blues

by Leroy Carr
recording of February 5 1952, Salle Pleyel, Paris
from House Rent Stomp (Blues Encore CD 52007),
copyright notice


How long, baby how long,
has that evenin', Lord, train been gone?
She been gone so long, ah so long, baby how long?

Some day you gonna be sorry, that you've done me wrong,
it's goin' be too late baby, Lord, I declare, Bill will be gone
I be gone so long, now so long, baby now how long?

Standin' at the station, waitin' for a train
Deep down in my heart, baby, I declare, lay an aching pain
You been gone so long, baby so long, baby how long?

I can see the green grass, growing up on the hill,
I can't tell green grass, Lord, from a dollar bill
You been gone so long, ah so long, baby now how long?

I wished I could holler, like a mountain jack,
I climb up on a tall mountain, I declare, I call my baby back
She been gone so long, yes so long, baby so long?

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I'm Goin' Down The Road

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from Blues Roots Vol. 4,
copyright notice

Goin' down this road, now, feelin' bad, baby
Goin' down this road feelin' so miserable and bad
I ain't gonna be treated this a' way

I'm tired eatin' your corn bread an' beans, baby,
tired eatin' your corn bread an' beans, right now
I ain't gonna be treated this a' way

I'm goin' down this road, now, feelin' bad, baby
Goin' down this road feelin' so low and bad
I ain't gonna be treated this a' way

These two-dollar shoes is killin' my feet, baby,
two-dollar shoes is killin' my feet, right now
I ain't gonna be treated this a' way

Take a ten dollar shoes would fit my feet, baby
Ten dollar shoes would fit my feet, right now
I ain't gonna be treated this a' way

I'm goin' down this road, now, feelin' bad, baby
Goin' down this road feelin' so miserable and bad
I ain't gonna be treated this a' way

I'm goin while the weather suits my clothes, baby
Goin' while the weather suits my clothes, tomorrow
I ain't gonna be treated this a' way

I'm goin while that chilly wind don't blow, baby
Goin' while that chilly wind don't blow, tomorrow
I ain't gonna be treated this a' way

I'm goin' down this road, now, feelin' bad, baby
Goin' down this road feelin' so miserable and bad
I ain't gonna be treated this-a way

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Page last updated on:
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