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* most recent additions of January 2000
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Table Of Content (11 songs, 9 soundclips)

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Chains Of Love
Cherry Red
Corrine Corrina
Flip Flop And Fly
Honey Hush
Little Bittie Gal's Blues

Roll 'Em Pete
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Stormy Monday
The Chicken And The Hawk
* TV Mama

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Chains Of Love

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by Ahmet Ertegun / Harry Van Walls
recording of 1947-1952
from
Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: Vol 1, 1947-1952 (Atlantic 81293-2), copyright notice

Chains of love, has tied my heart to you
Chains of love, have made me feel so blue
Well, now I'm your prisoner, tell me what you're gonna do

Are you gonna leave me, are you gonna make me cry
Are you gonna love me, are you gonna make me cry
These chains of blues gonna haunt me, until the day I die

Well, if you're gonna leave me, please won't you set me free
Well, if you're gonna leave me, please won't you set me free
I can't stay here with these chains, less'n you stay on here with me

Well, three 'o clock in the morning, baby the moon is shining bright
Yeah, three 'o clock in the morning, the moon is shining bright
I'm just sitting here wondering where can you be tonight

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Cherry Red

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by Pete Johnson / Big Joe Turner
recording of 19

from Joe Turner's Blues (Pearl 1070), copyright notice

Run here pretty baby, set down on your daddy's knee
I want to tell ev'rybody, how you've been sending me
Now if that's your secret, you can keep it to yourself
'Cause if you tell me, I might tell somebody else

I ain't never loved and I hope I never will
Because a lovin' proposition, will get somebody killed
Lead me pretty baby, 'cause you know I can be led
Squeeze me pretty baby until my face turns cherry red

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Corrine Corrina

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by J. Mayo Williams / Mitchell Parish / Bo Chatman
recording of 1955-1957

from Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: Vol 3, 1955-1957 (Atlantic 81295-2), copyright notice

Corrine, Corrina, where you been so long
Corrine, Corrina, where you been so long
I ain't had no lovin' since you've been gone

Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
I love you so

I love Corrina, tell the world I do
I love Corrina, tell the world I do
I pray every night she learns to love me too

Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
I love you so

I left Corrina, way across the sea
I left Corrina, way across the sea
If you see my baby, send her home to me

Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
I love you so

Corrine, Corrina, why don't you come on home
Corrine, Corrina, why don't you come on home
I'm mighty tired, bein' all alone

Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
I love you so

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Flip Flop And Fly

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by Charles E. Calhoun / Lou Willie Turner
recording of 1955-1957

from Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: Vol 3, 1955-1957 (Atlantic 81295-2), copyright notice

Now when I get the blues, I get me a rockin' chair
When I get the blues, I get me a rockin' chair
Well, if the blues overtake me gonna rock right away from here

Now when I get lonesome, I jump on the telephone
When I get lonesome, I jump on the telephone
I call my baby, tell her I'm on my way back home

Now flip, flop and fly, I don't care if I die
Now flip, flop and fly, I don't care if I die
Don't ever leave me, don't ever say goodbye

Give me one more kiss, hold it a long long time
Give me one more kiss, hold it a long long time
Now love me baby, till the feelin' hits my head like wine

Here comes my baby, flashin' her new gold tooth
Here comes my baby, flashin' her new gold tooth
Well she's so small, she can mambo in a pay phone booth

Now flip, flop and fly, I don't care if I die
Now flip, flop and fly, I don't care if I die
Ah, don't ever leave me, don't ever say goodbye

I'm like a Mississippi bullfrog, sittin' on a hollow stump
I'm like a Mississippi bullfrog, sittin' on a hollow stump
I got so many women, I don't know which way to jump

Now flip, flop and fly, I don't care if I die
Now flip, flop and fly, I don't care if I die
Now, don't ever leave me, don't ever say goodbye
Oh my!

 

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Honey Hush

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by Lou Willie Turner
recording of 1952-1955

from Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: Vol 2, 1952-1954 (Atlantic 81294-2), copyright notice

Ah let 'em roll like a big wheel
In a Georgia cotton field
Honey hush

Come in this house, stop all that yackety yack
Come in this house, stop all that yackety yack
Come fix my supper, don't want no talkin' back

Well, you keep on jabberin', you talk about this and that
Well, you keep on jabberin', you talk about this and that
I got news for you baby, you ain't nothin' but an alley cat

Turn off the waterworks, baby, they don't move me no more
Turn off the waterworks, baby, they don't move me no more
When I leave this time, I ain't comin' back no more

Honey hush

Come in this house, stop all that yackety yack
Come in here woman, stop all that yackety yack
Don't make me noivous1, 'cause I'm holdin' a baseball bat

Singin' hi-yo, hi-yo silver
(hi-yo, hi-yo silver)
Hi-yo, hi-yo silver
(hi-yo, hi-yo silver)
Hi-yo, hi-yo silver
(hi-yo, hi-yo silver)
Hi-yo, hi-yo silver
(hi-yo, hi-yo silver)
Hi-yo, hi-yo silver
(hi-yo, hi-yo silver)
Hi-yo silver away!

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Note 1: noivous, nervous.

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Little Bittie Gal's Blues


by Big Joe Turner
recording of November 1944, Chicago, Illinois

from Out Came The Blues (), copyright notice

I wake up every morning, honey with the risin' sun
I wake up every morning, baby with the risin' sun
Thinkin' about my honey dripper and all the wrong she's done

When you see my baby, tell her I said hurry home
If you see my baby, tell her I said hurry home
I ain't had no real good lovin', since my gal been gone

She's a little bitty girl and they call her Vita Lee
She's a little bitty girl and they call her Vita Lee
Well the poor girl's gone but she sure was good to me

I don't mind cryin' baby but I hate to sleep all by myself
Don't mind cryin' baby but I hate to sleep all by myself
When the little girl I'm in love with, she's lovin' somebody else

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Roll 'Em Pete

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by Pete Johnson
recording of 19

from Joe Turner's Blues (Pearl 1070), copyright notice

Well, I got a gal, she lives up on the hill
Well, I got a gal, she lives up on the hill
Well, this woman's tryin' to quit me, Lord, but I love her still

She's got eyes like diamonds, they shine like Klondike gold1
She's got eyes like diamonds, they shine like Klondike gold
Ev'ry time she loves me, she sends my mellow soul

Well, you're so beautiful, you've got to die someday
Well, you're so beautiful, you've got to die someday
All I want's a little loving, just before you pass away

Pretty baby, I'm goin' away and leave you by yourself
Pretty baby, I'm goin' away and leave you by yourself
You've mistreated me, now you can mistreat somebody else

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Note 1: Kondike gold, after the 1st goldrush of the 1840's in California the 2nd goldrush was in the late 1890's in Alaska. The Klondike was the name of the Alaskan river where the gold was found.

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Shake, Rattle And Roll

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by Charles E. Calhoun
recording of 1952-1954

from Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: Vol 2, 1952-1954 (Atlantic 81294-2), copyright notice

Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots 'n pans

Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
I can't believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you

I believe to the soul you're the devil and now I know
I believe to the soul you're the devil and now I know
Well, the more I work, the faster my money goes

I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

Yeah, blow Joe!

I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
Well I can look at you till you ain't no child no more

Ah, shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

I get over the hill and way down underneath
I get over the hill and way down underneath
You make me roll my eyes, even make me grit my teeth

I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do nothin' to save your doggone soul

Shake, rattle and roll!

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Stormy Monday

soundclip


by T-Bone Walker
recording of 19

from probably Shake, Rattle and Roll (King 485), copyright notice

They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad
They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad
Lord and Wednesday's worse, Thursday's oh so sad

The eagle flies on Friday, Saturday I go out to play
The eagle flies on Friday, Saturday I go out to play
Sunday I go to church, I get down to pray

Lord have mercy, lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy, lord have mercy on me
You know I tryin', tryin' to find my baby

Please send her on home to me

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The Chicken And The Hawk

soundclip


by Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller
recording of 1955-1957

from Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: Vol 3, 1955-1957 (Atlantic 81295-2), copyright notice

Well, a girly chicken fell in love with a chicken hawk
Well, a girly chicken fell in love with a chicken hawk
Fell head over heels for that hawk's sweet talk

She said take me up hawky, take me up in the sky
She said take me up hawky, take me up in the sky
I'm just a little bitty chicken and I don't know how to fly

He said up, up, and away, we goin' fly all day
Up, up, and away, we goin' fly all day
Up, up, up, up, and away

He met a bald headed eagle flying up there in the blue
He met a bald headed eagle flying up there in the blue
Well the eagle told the hawk, I'm goin steal that chicken from you

Well the hawk start flying like a P8 single jet
Well the hawk start flying like a P8 single jet
He said cool down chicken, the eagle ain't got us yet

He said up, up, and away, we goin' fly all day
Up, up, and away, we goin' fly all day
Up, up, up, up, and away

Well, you asked him for the sun, did you ask him for the moon
Well, you asked him for the sun, did you ask him for the moon
He said cool down, baby, we're going to be there soon

He said up, up, and away, we goin' fly all day
Up, up, and away, we goin' fly all day
Up, up, up, up, and away

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TV Mama


by
recording of October 7th 1953, Chicago

from Atlantic Blues: Guitar (Atlantic Records), copyright notice

I was in my bed a'sleepin', oh-boy, what a dream
I was in my bed sleepin', oh-boy, what a dream
I was dreamin' 'bout my TV Mama, the one with the big, wide screen

She got great big eyes and little bitty feet and in the waist, she's so nice and neat
She's my TV Mama, one with the big, wide screen
Every time she loves me, man, she makes me scream

She just taste like candy, boys, I really go for sweets,
I love her from her head down to her little bitty feet
Yeah, she's my TV Mama, one with the big, wide screen
Every time she loves me, oh yes, I'm bound to scream

I'm just kind-a rollin', tumblin', talkin' all out of my head
Well just I'm rollin' and tumblin', man, I'm talkin' all out of my head
And when my baby shook me, man, I fell right out of bed

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Note: Big Joe Turner, vocal and Elmore James, guitar, among others.

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