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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
I Wonder When I'll Get To Be Called A Man
In The Evening
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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Night Time Is The Right Time

by Leroy Carr
recording of May 5 1938, Chicago
from Big Bill's Blues (CBS),
copyright notice

I'm gonna tell you baby something I want you to do
Don't stay out all night baby, and I want your little heart to be true
Yeah, because night time is the right time, to be with the one you love
With the one you love

Now don't forget baby, I love you with all my might
If you get home before midnight baby, I declare everything will be all right
Yeah, because night time is the right time, to be in the bed with the one you love
With the one you love

I ain't gonna beat you baby, I declare I ain't gonna dog you around
Gal, I'm just gonna warn you baby before the news gets all over town
Gal that night time is the right time, to be in the bed with the one you love
With the one you love

Play it mister man!
Night time is the right time!

Listen to me baby, I mean with your whole heart and mind
I just want to hold you baby in my arms and hold you for a long long time
Yeah, because night time is the right time, baby, to be with the one you love
Oh, with the one you love

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Partnership Woman

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from The Bluesman (),
copyright notice

Lord, I got a partnership woman, people, you know how I feel
I got a partnership woman, people, you know how I feel
Lord, I'm gonna tell you, people, my buddy give me a dirty deal

Lord, I left him in my home, thought he would be fair and square
Lord, I left him in my home, thought he would be fair and square
Lord, my woman put me out, but my partner still livin' there

Now, if I ever, ever get lucky, Lord, and marry again
Now, if I ever, ever get lucky, Lord, and marry again
I'm gonna buy me a bulldog, 'cause the dog's the man's best friend

Now, don't you never, never think your woman just belongs to you
Now, don't you never think your woman just belongs to you
Lord, if she's nice and sweet to you, she'll be sweet to your partner, too

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Ramblin' Bill

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from Big Bill Vol. 12 (Document BDCD-6047),
copyright notice

Just old Rambling Bill, just old Rambling Bill
Some day I might get married and, baby, I might settle down

I ain't got no home, I'm here all alone
All the clothes I've got, I've got them on
Just old Rambling Bill, just old Rambling Bill
Some day I might get married and, baby, I might settle down

I've been all around from town to town
I've got some good things on my way around
Just old Rambling Bill, just old Rambling Bill
Some day I might get married and, baby, I might settle down

...Rock it, boys!

I'm just like a piano player, carry nothing but my hat
I play women where I find 'em and leave 'em where I played 'em at
Just old Rambling Bill, just old Rambling Bill
Some day I might get married and, baby, I might settle down

Rocks is my pillow, sunshine keeps me warm
Blue sky is my blanket and Mother Nature built my home
Just old Rambling Bill, just old Rambling Bill
Some day I might get married and, baby, I might settle down

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Saturday Evening Blues

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


It was late, one Saturday evenin',
after the sun went down
Yes, it was late one Saturday evenin',
Lord, after the sun went down
Yeah, I went lookin' for my baby,
Lord, but she was not around

The wind started howlin',
and the rain begin to fall
Yeah, the wind started howlin',
Lord, and the rain begin to fall
Yes, if my baby had-a known how much I loved her,
she wouldn't never left me alone

Her picture is still on my dresser,
and her gown is on my bed
Yes, her picture is on my dresser,
Lord, and her gown is on my bed
Lord, I'm just sittin' here wonderin' is my baby livin',
Lord, or is my little baby dead

She left home one Saturday evenin',
after the sun went down
Yes, she left home one Saturday evenin',
Lord, after the sun went down
Lord, I know 's somethin' wrong.
'cause my baby can't be found

Now every Saturday evenin',
after the sun go down
Every Saturday evenin',
I get these blues as blue can be
Lord, we three was so happy,
my wife and my guitar and me

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Sixteen Tons

soundclip


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

Some people says the man's made out of mud,
some people says of muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bone,
a mind that's week and a back that's strong
You load sixteen tons, so what do you get,
another day older and deeper in debt
So, St. Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one morning when the sun didn't shine,
picked up my shovel and I went to the mine
I loaded sixteen ton of number nine coal,
the straw-boss said, "God-dog your soul"
You load sixteen tons and, now, what do you get,
another day older and deeper in debt
So, St. Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin' when it was drizzle in rain,
fightin' and shootin' is my middle name
Born in a canebreak1 by an ol' mama hound,
no high-tone mama can make me walk the line
I load sixteen tons, so what do you get,
another day older and deeper in debt
So, St. Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the company store

You see me comin' you better step aside,
a lot of men didn't and a whole lot of them died
One fist of iron and one of steal,
the right one don't get you, boy, the left one will
So, load sixteen ton, what do you get,
another day older and deeper in debt
So, St. Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the company store

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Note 1: canebreak, .

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Southbound Train (Version 1)

soundclip


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

I wonder why that southbound train don't run
I wonder why that southbound train don't run
Now you don't need no tellin', little girl, you know what you done

You made me love you, now your man done come
You made me love you, now your man done come
Now you leave me here worryin' baby, and I'm just the lonely one

Standin' at a station, now, waitin' for a train
Standin' at a station, I'm waitin' on a train
Now, deep down in my poor heart, baby, that a lot, an achin' pain

Mr. conductor man, please let me ride your train
Mr. conductor man, please let me ride your train
Now if I make it to that lowland, man, I'll be a happy man

Standin' at a station, tears was in my eye
Standin' at a station, tears was in my eye
Now that I've lost my best friend, how can I be satisfied?

I hear a whistle, wonderin' where is that train
I hear a whistle, wonderin' where is that train
Now that I've lost my baby, I've got all red brain

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Southbound Train (Version 2)

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from The Bluesmen,
copyright notice

I wonder why that southbound train don't run
I wonder why that southbound train don't run
Lord, you don't need no tellin', little girl, you know what you've done

You made me love you, now, your man done come
You made me love you, baby, now, your man done come
Gal, I know you happy, but poor Bill's just a lonely boy

I'm a hard workin' man, I catch the devil everywhere I go
I'm a hard workin' man, I catch the devil everywhere I go
Lord, if I can make it to the lowland, I won't have to worry no more

Standin' at the station, Lord, waitin' for a train
Standin' at the station, Lord, I was just waitin' for a train
Lord, deep down in my poor heart, baby, that a lie don't ache in pain

I've got my ticket, Mr. conductor man, can I ride
I've got my ticket, please Mr. conductor man, let me ride
Lord, if I make it to the lowland, I'll be satisfied

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Southbound Train (Version 3)

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from Black, Brown And White,
copyright notice

I wonder why that southbound train don't run
I wonder why that southbound train don't run
Little woman, you don't need no tellin',
I declare, you know just what you've done

I've got my ticket, I'm holdin' right here in my hand
I've got my ticket, I'm holdin' right here in my hand
Lord, I've got a real good woman, but the poor gal just don't understand

I'm a hard workin' man, catch the devil everywhere I go
I'm a hard workin' man, I catch the devil everywhere I go
Lord, when I get out in the lowland, baby, I won't be worried no more

I'm on my way to the lowland, Mr. conductor man, can I ride?
I'm on my way to the lowland, Mr. conductor man, can I ride?
Lord, I just want to keep on riding, until I get satisfied

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Southern Flood Blues

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of January 29 1937, Chicago
from Big Bill's Blues (CBS Realm Jazz Series LP),
copyright notice

Early early one morning, water was comin' in my door
Early one morning, water was comin' in my door
It was the old high river, tellin' us to get ready and go

It was dark and it was rainin', you could hear that howlin' wind
It was dark and it was rainin', baby you could hear that howlin' wind
If I get away this time, I will never come here again

Hey my baby was cryin', I didn't have a thing to eat
Hey hey hey, I didn't have a thing to eat
Hey the water had come in, wash everything I had down the street

I was hollerin' for mercy, and it weren't no boats around
Hey I was hollerin' for mercy, and it weren't no boats around
Hey that looks like people, I've gotta stay right here and drown

Hey my house started shakin', started floatin' on down the stream
Hey my house started shakin', went on floatin' on down the stream
It was dark as midnight, people began to holler and scream

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Stuff They Call Money

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

I got on a streetcar one day, the conductor held out his hand,
you can't get no free ride here, man don't you understand
You must have, stuff they call money
You must have, down in your pocket
You must have, the stuff they call money
Don't you can't ride on here

See the girl goin' down the street, she look so nice and neat,
I looked around at my buddy, he say "You know that can't be beat"
But you must have, stuff they call money
You must have, down in your pocket
You must have, the stuff they call money
Don't you can't buy it in here

I asked a girl, let's have some fun, this is what she said,
"If you ain't got no money, you can't get in my bed"
'Cause you must have, stuff they call money
You must have, down in your pocket
You must have, the stuff they call money
Don't you can't buy it in here

I went in a place last night, a man pulled up a gun,
he said "Sit quiet everybody, don't nobody run"
'Cause you must have, stuff they call money
You must have, down in your pocket
You must have, the stuff they call money
Don't you can't stay in here

I went in a place last night, I went there with my friend,
this is what the people said, "Don't never come back again"
'Cause you must have, stuff they call money
You must have, down in your pocket
You must have, the stuff they call money
Don't you can't stay in here

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Sun Gonna Shine In My Door

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Just sittin' here hungry, ain't got a dime
looks like my friends would come to see me some time
But it won't matter how it happens,
the sun gonna shine in my door some day

When I was in jail, expectin' a fine,
when I went before that judge, not a friend I could find
But it won't matter how it happens,
the sun gonna shine in my door some day

I lost my father, I lost my brother,
that's why you hear me singin', I'm lonesome and blue
But it won't matter how it happens,
the sun gonna shine in my door someday

Lordy, lordy, lordy, lord, I used to be your reg'lar,
now I got to be your dog
But it won't matter how it happens,
the sun gonna shine in my door some day

I'm in trouble, no one to pay my fine,
when I get out this time, gonna leave this town flyin'
But it won't matter how it happens,
the sun gonna shine in my door some day

I was with my buddy through thick and thin,
my buddy got away, and I got in
But it won't matter how it happens,
the sun gonna shine in my door some day

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Sweet Honey Bee

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

I'm goin' all a round the world, I've got to find my sweet miss Bee
I'm goin' all a round the world, I've got to find my sweet miss Bee
Now I'm gonna try to find out, oh Lord, what she's got that's sending me

Tell me, tell me, tell me, people, have you seen my sweet miss Bee?
I declare she's got them big bow legs, oh Lord, an' she's all right with me

Gonna build me a home in the mountains, I mean for me and my sweet miss Bee
Gonna build me a home in the mountains, just for me and my sweet miss Bee
Oh, there ain't but two of us now, oh, Lord, but soon there may be three
Can't nobody thrill me, nothin' like my sweet miss Bee

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

traditional arranged by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Swing low, sweet chariot,
coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot,
coming for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan, now what did I see you,
coming for to carry me home
A band of angels coming for me,
coming for to carry me home

If you get there before I do,
coming for to carry me home
please, tell them all that I'm-a coming too,
coming for to carry me home

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The Crawdad Song (Version 1)

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from Black, Brown And White,
copyright notice

You'll get a line an' I'll get a pole, now, honey
You'll get a line an' I'll get a pole, babe
You'll get a line an' I'll get a pole,
now, let's go down to that crawdads1 hole
Honey, baby, mine

Yond'r come a man with a sack on his back, now, honey
Yond'r come a man with a sack on his back, oh, babe
Yond'r come a man with a sack on his back,
he's got him all crawdads he can pack
Honey, baby, mine

Man fell down and he broke that sack, honey
Man fell down and he broke that sack, oh, babe
Man fell down and he broke that sack,
you'd better see them crawdads goin' back
Honey, baby, mine

What you gonna do when the pond goes dry, now, honey
What you gonna do when the pond goes dry, oh, babe
What you gonna do when the pond goes dry,
I'm gonna stand on the bank and watch the crawdads die
Honey, baby, mine

Sat on the pond, to my feet got cold, now, honey
Sat on the pond, to my feet got cold, babe
Sat on the pond, to my feet got cold,
I was lookin' right down that crawdads hole
Honey, baby, mine

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Note 1: alteration of crawfish, any of numerous freshwater fish resembling the lobster but usually much smaller, word used chiefly west of the Appalachians.

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The Crawdad Song (Version 2)

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

You'll get a line, this the way the women sang it
You'll get a line, I'll get a pole, honey, and put the babies to sleep
You'll get a line, I'll get a pole, babe,
You'll get a line, I'll get a pole, and the men came in,
let's go down to that crawdad1 hole
Now, honey, baby, mine

Yond'r come a man with a sack on his back, now, honey
Yond'r come a man with a sack on his back, oh, babe
Yond'r come a man with a sack on his back,
he's got him all crawdads he can pack,
Now, honey, baby, mine

Man fell down and he broke that sack, now, honey
Man fell down and he broke that sack, babe
Man fell down and he broke that sack,
you'd better see them all crawdads crawlin' back
Now, honey, baby, mine

Sat on the pole, my feet got cold, now, honey
Sat on the pole, my feet got cold, babe
Sat on the pole, my feet got cold,
I was lookin' right down that crawdads hole
Honey, baby, mine

What you gonna do when the pond goes dry, now, honey
What you gonna do when the pond goes dry, babe
What you gonna do when the pond goes dry
I'm gonna stand on the bank,
and watch the crawdads die
Honey, baby, mine

I sat on the pole, my feet got cold, now, honey
Sat on the pole, my feet got cold, babe
Sat on the pole, my feet got cold,
lookin' right down that crawdads hole
Now, honey, baby, mine

What did the he duck said to the drake, now, honey
What did the he duck said to the drake, babe
What did the he duck said to the drake,
there ain't no crawdads in this lake
Honey, baby, mine

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Note 1: alteration of crawfish, any of numerous freshwater fish resembling the lobster but usually much smaller, word used chiefly west of the Appalachians.

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This Train

soundclip


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

This train don't carry no gamblers, this train
This train don't carry no gamblers, this train
This train don't carry no gamblers,
no whiskey drinkers, and no high flyers
This train carry no gamblers, this train

This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory,
don't carry nothing, but the righteous and the holy
This train bound for glory, this train

This train don't carry no liars, this train
This train don't carry no liars, this train
This train don't carry no liars,
no hypocrites and no high flyers
This train don't carry no liars, this train

This train is built for speed, boy, this train
This train is built for speed, now, this train
This train is built for speed,
fastest train you ever did see
Now, this train is built for speed, boy, this train

This train is solid black, oh, this train
This train is solid black, oh, this train
This train is solid black,
when you go there you don't come back
Oh, this train is built for glory, this train

This train don't fit no transportation on this train
This train don't fit no transportation on this train
This train, you know, don't fit no transportation,
no Jim Crow and no discrimination on
This train is bound for glory, this train

This train don't care if you white or black on this train
This train don't care if you white or black on this train
This train don't care if you white or black,
everybody's treated just like a man
This train is bound for glory, this train

This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory,
don't carry nothing but the righteous an' a holy
This train is bound for glory, this train

This train,
This train,
This train

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Trouble In Mind (Version 1)

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from Black, Brown And White,
copyright notice

Trouble in mind, babe, I'm blue,
but I won't be blue always
Yes, the sun gonna shine,
in my back door someday

I'm goin' down, down to the river,
I'm gonna take my rockin' chair
Lord, if the blues overtake me,
I'm gonna rock on away from here

'Cause I'm trouble in mind, you know that I'm blue,
but I won't be blue always
Yes, the sun gonna shine,
in my back door someday

I'm gonna lay, lay my head,
on some sad, old railroad iron
I'm gonna let that 2:19,
pacify my mind

I'm trouble in mind, baby you know that I'm blue,
but I won't be blue always
Yes, the sun gonna shine,
in my back door someday

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Trouble In Mind (Version 2)

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from,
copyright notice

Trouble in mind, I'm blue,
but won't be blue always
'Cause the sun's gonna shine,
in my back door some day

I'll gonna lay my head,
on a lonesome railroad line,
and let the 2:19 pacify my mind

I'm all alone at midnight,
and my lamp is turning low
Never had so much trouble in my life before

I'll gonna lay my head,
on that lonesome railroad track
But when I hear that whistle, Lord, I'm gonna pull it back

You've been a hardheaded daddy,
and you sure treat me unkind
I'll be a hardheaded mama, I swear I'll make you lose your mind

I'm going down to the river,
take along my rocking chair
And if the blues don't leave me, I'll rock on away from here

Look here, sweet mama,
see what you have done
You made me love you, now your regular man done come

Trouble in mind, I'm blue,
trouble on my worried mind
When you see me laughing, I'm laughing just to keep from crying

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When I Been Drinkin'

soundclip


by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from,
copyright notice

I don't need no money, I've got lucky oil on my hands
I don't need no woman's voice, always raisin' sand
When I been drinkin', yes, when I been drinkin'
Now when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

Lookin' for a woman that ain't never been kissed
We can get along and I won't have to use my fist
When I been drinkin', yes, when I been drinkin'
Now when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

I want a job to go to work at twelve, get off at one
Have an hour for dinner, boys, and my day's work is done
When I been drinkin', yes, when I been drinkin'
Now when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

I want to be taken out of bed, put in a rocking chair
Rock me anywhere, baby, Big Bill won't care
When I been drinkin', yes, when I been drinkin'
Now when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

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When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too) (Version 1)

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

I love you, baby,
I ain't gonna lie
Without you, woman,
I just can't be satisfied
'Cause when things go wrong, so wrong with you,
it hurts me too

So, run here, baby,
put your little hands in mine
I've got something to tell you, baby,
I know, that will change your mind
When things go wrong, so wrong with you,
it hurts me too

I want you, baby,
just to understand
I don't want to be your boss, baby,
I just want to be your man
When things go wrong, so wrong. with you,
it hurts me too

Now, when you go home,
you don't get along
Come back to me, baby,
where I live, that's your home
When things go wrong, so wrong with you,
it hurts me too

I love you, baby,
you know it's true
I wouldn't mistreat you, baby,
not for nothing in this world like you
When things go wrong, so wrong with you,
it hurts me too
So, yes, you know, when things go wrong,
it hurts me too

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When Things Go Wrong (Version 2)

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

Just sittin' here waitin', waitin' for a train,
all of my waitin', baby, is all in vain
When thing's goin' wrong,
so wrong with you,
it hurts me, too

Oh, no need to weepin', no need to moan,
you done me wrong, baby, now, today I'm gone
Oh, thing's goin' wrong,
so wrong with you,
it hurts me, too

I've been a-weepin', yes, I moan',
all of my cash, baby, now, today's gone
'Cause thing's goin' wrong,
so wrong with you,
it hurts me, too

Gonna shake your hand, I'm gonna say goodbye,
'cause you don't need me, baby, you got another man my size
So, thing's goin' wrong,
so wrong with you,
it hurts me, too

I want you, baby, you just want myself,
I get so god-dogged mad, woman, when I think you're lovin' somebody else
That's why thing's goin' wrong,
so wrong with you,
it hurts me, too

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Whiskey And Good Times Blues

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 1939
from ,
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I believe, I believe, I believe I'll change my way
I believe, I believe, I believe I'll change my way
There is three things, cross me down today

There is three things in life just won't let me rest
There is three things in life just won't let me rest
There's whiskey and good time, and a good woman can do the rest

One drink will make you want more, and more will make your love come down
Yeah, more'll make your love come down
Boy you should go home 'cause you can't do a thing but clown

Yeah, look how three things brought me down
Yeah, look how three things brought me down
Now don't fly high, 'cause it hurts when you hit the ground

I don't wanna be rich, I don't care for fancy clothes
Now I don't wanna be rich, I don't care for fancy clothes
Yes give me a pretty woman and an automobile, I will be a happy soul

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You Changed

by Big Bill Broonzy
recording of 19
from Black, Brown And White,
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I got a gal down in Georgia, one in Mississippi, too
I got a gal down in Georgia, one in Mississippi, too
Lord, I found out what that a little gal in New Orleans can do

She said her mother was too young, an Indian was her dad
She said her mother was too young, an Indian was her dad
I know she give me a feelin', something that I never had

Since you come from Chicago, baby, you changed your name
Baby, since you come from Chicago, on a clown, you changed your name
Little girl, you changed your way of walkin', ain't nothing about you the same

I didn't guess now you're here in Chicago, I know'ed you in New Orleans
I didn't guess now you're here in Chicago, baby, I know'ed you in New Orleans
Baby, I know'ed you down there where you were eatin' rise and beans

Since you come from Chicago, baby, you changed your name
Baby, since you come from Chicago, on a clown, you changed your name
I found out you can walkin', baby, you just don't walk the same

I didn't guess now you're here in Chicago, I know'ed you in New Orleans
I didn't guess now you're here in Chicago, I know'ed you in New Orleans
Yes, I know'ed you down there where you were eatin' rise and beans

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