Bobby "Blue" Bland
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Table Of Content (41 songs, 22 soundclips)

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Ain't Nothing You Can Do
A Touch Of The Blues
Blind Man
* Bobby's Blues
Call On Me
Cry, Cry, Cry
Don't Want No Woman
Further Up The Road
Helping Hand
* Honey Bee
I Can't Put You Down Baby
I Don't Believe
If I Hadn't Called You Back
If You Could Read My Mind
I'll Take Care Of You

* I Learned My Lesson
* I Lost Sight Of The World
I Pity The Fool
I Smell, Trouble
It's My Life, Baby
* Little Boy Blue
* Loan A Helping Hand
* Lost Lover Blues
* Members Only
* Million Miles From Nowhere
* No Blow, No Show
Poverty
Queen For A Day
Share Your Love With Me
Someday

Teach Me How To Love You
* Time Out
Turn On Your Love Light
Two Steps From The Blues
* Wise Man's Blues
* Wishing Well
* Woke Up Screaming
You're Worth It All
You've Got Bad Intentions
* You Did Me Wrong
* You Got Me (Where You Want Me)

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I Learned My Lesson


by James Copeland
recording of 19
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

Well the way my baby treat me, people, I just can't understand
No the way my baby treat me, people, I just can't understand
Whoa oh, either she don't love me or people, she's got another man

Yeah-ay-baby , she don't allow me to do nothin'
But lay in the bed and read, oh oh my woman
Don't allow me to do nothing
Man but lay in bed, the bed n' read
No she said, "Don't worry 'bout anther woman, Bobby
Man just as long as you've got me"
Whoa yeah

Oh I finally learned a lesson, I'm gonna let all you women alone
Oh yes finally learned my lesson, I'm gonna let all you women alone
Oh the woman that I've been loving, is causing me to lose my happy home

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I Lost Sight Of The World


by Deadric Malone
recording of 19
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

I just turned my head, somebody stole my girl
I just turned my head, somebody stole my girl
I just closed my eyes, lost sight of the world

I meant to take a two weeks vacation, made a mistake by staying four
I meant to take a two weeks vacation, made a mistake by staying four
Well when I got home one mornin', somebody had changed the lock on my front door
Oh yeah

That's why I get up early every mornin', as strange as it may seem
Well I get up early every mornin', as strange as it may seem
Well you know ain't nothing coming to a sleeper
Nothing but a dream

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I Pity The Fool

soundclip


by Deadric Malone
recording of 19
from
The Best Of Bobby "Blue" Bland (MCA 31219), copyright notice

I pity the fool, I pity the fool, I pity the fool,
I pity the fool that falls in love with you,
and expects you to be true, I pity the fool

Look at the people,
I know you wonder what they're doing
They're just standing there,
watching you make a fool out of me
Look at me people
I know you wonder what they're doing
They're just standing there,
watching you make a fool out of me

I pity the fool that falls in love with you
I pity the fool, I pity the fool who falls in love with you
You'll break his heart one day then you'll laugh and walk away
I pity the fool

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Note: one of eleven Top Ten list R&B hits of Bobby Bland.

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I Smell, Trouble

soundclip


by Don Robey
recording of 1957
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

Lord knows I try, to do what's right
One whole long year I stayed home both day and night
'Cause I smell-a, hmmm, trouble, way over yonder way up there ahead of me
Yes, worries and troubles, Lord, they just won't let me be

People talk about me, both night and day
I said, "Lord, please forgive them and go the other way"
'Cause I smell-a, hmmm, trouble, Lord, I smell trouble ahead of me
Yes, worries and troubles, Lord, they just won't let me be

And from now on, I will not run and hide
I'll face trouble with s smile, and hope it pass me by
'Cause I smell-a, hmmm, trouble, way over yonder way up there ahead of me
Yes, worries and troubles, they just won't, they just won't, they just won't let me be
Oh yeah

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It's My Life, Baby

by F. Washington / Don Robey
recording of 1955
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

Well, it's my life, baby, don't try to change my ways
Yes, it's my life, baby, don't try to change my ways
Well, if you want my loving, don't make no graveyard play

How can you tell to me, when you're advice is better for you
Yes, how can you tell to me, when you're advice is better for you
How can you say that you love me, when I know you won't be true

Well you're always tellin' people, I drink too much,
but ev'rytime I get a bottle you add your little touch
It's my life, baby, don't try to change my ways
Well, if you want my loving, don't make no graveyard play

Well, it's my life, pretty baby, let me live it like I please
Well, it's my life, pretty baby, let me live it like I please
Well, if things aren't gonna suit you, baby you can take off with the breeze

(spoken: This is my life, let me live it like I please, won't you?)

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Loan A Helping Hand

soundclip


by Joe Scott / Don Robey
recording of 19
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

Well somebody, yeah somebody
Please somebody, before I go insane
Oh somebody
Please lend a helpin' hand?

I've got money and I've got a place to stay
I've got money and I've got a place to stay
But everybody needs a friend
Both night and day

Well I walk, talk, but all by myself
Well I walk, talk, but all by myself
I'm so afraid, it's gonna worry me to death

Well somebody, yeah
Please somebody, oh baby
Please somebody,
Won't you lend a helpin' hand? yeah

Well I walk, talk, but all by myself
Well I walk, talk, but all by myself
I'm so afraid, it's gonna worry me to death
Yeah

Yes, somebody well
Umm mmm somebody
Really somebody
Oh somebody
Won't you lend a helpin' hand?

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Little Boy Blue

soundclip


by L. Harper
recording of 19
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

When I thought I was so high above you
You were so good to me
Even though you knew I didn't love you
You were still good to me

And when it used to make me happy
To see you cry
You were so good to me
And that's no lie
You used to call me, "Bobby, Little Boy Blue"
You said, "Blow your horn baby, Little Boy Blue"
You used to call me "Bobby, BOBBY"
So nice to me baby
Oh yes you were

I remember baby
When you cried all night long
I know now darling
I was doing you wrong

If I had a million dollars
I'd give you every, a-every dime
Just to hear you call me
"Bobby", one more time

You used to call me
B-O-BBY
B-O-BBY

"Bobby", you called me "Bobby"
And oh it used to sound so good
Oh yeah
You don't know how much I miss you lady
YEAH, YEAH
If you'd just give me one more chance, darling
YEAH, let me hear you call me "Bobby"
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH
Yeah, baby
Fading:
You don't know how much I love you

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Lost Lover Blues


by F. Washington
recording of 19
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

When you're alone at midnight, and you know you've loved and lost
Yes, when you're alone at midnight, and you know you've loved at lost
You know the tears will start falling, you want her back at any cost

Now you have lost lover's blues
People you know I ain't no lie
Yeah ooh, ooh, ooh people you know I ain't no lie
You know the world seems so useless
You know you feel like you could die

So I cry the blues for you baby, it's the worst feeling a man can get
Yes I cry the blues for you baby, it's the worst feeling a man could get
All I have left is my pillow and it's all soakin' wet

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Members Only

soundclip


by
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Members only, it's a private party
Need no money to qualify
Don't bring your check book, bring your broken heart
'Cause it's members only tonight

Say you lost woman, say you lost your man
You got a lot of problems in your life
They're havin' a party for the broken hearted
'Cause it's members only tonight

Don't tell momma, don't tell daddy, red or yellow, black or white
They're having a party, for the sad and lonely
'Cause it's members only tonight

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Million Miles From Nowhere


by Don Robey
recording of 19
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

Well I'm a million miles from nowhere
Got no place to go, my baby left me this morning
Well she won't be back no more
I'm drinkin' and walkin'
Wringin' my hands and cry
I need someone to love me
Lord knows I ain't lie

Well I wouldn't be so blue now
If I did the things she said
I'd be right there in her arms
'Stead of wishing I were dead

I, I got me wringin' my hands and cry
Oh how I need my woman
People you know I ain't lie

Well, look out!

I've been walkin' since you left me
With a bottle in my hand
If I don't need that woman
Then my name ain't, Bobby Bland

I feel like a hound dog
Wringin' my hands and cry
I'll be good this time mama
Lord knows I ain't lie

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No Blow, No Show

soundclip


by D.J. Mattis / Don Robey
recording of 19
from
The "3B" Blues Boy - The Blues Years: 1952-1959 (ACE CDCHD 302), copyright notice

Well I was standin' at the track, waitin' for the train to go by
Well I was standin' at the track, waitin' for the train to go by
Well I was thinkin' 'bout my baby, all I could do was cry

Well the train passed by, the whistle didn't even blow
Well the train passed by, the whistle didn't even blow
Well I was waitin' for my baby, she didn't even show

Oooh!

Well the train passed by, the whistle didn't even blow
Well the train passed by, the whistle didn't even blow
Well I was waitin' for my baby, she didn't even show

Well you don't know how it feels, man, to be alone
Well you don't know how it feels, man, to be alone
Well unless you had my baby, fall in love and she had gone

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Poverty

soundclip


by Dave Clark / Pearl Woods
recording of 19
from
The Best Of Bobby "Blue" Bland (MCA 31219), copyright notice

Up every morning with the sun,
I work all day 'til the evening comes
Busters and corns all in my hands
Lord, have mercy on a working man
I guess I'm gonna die, just like I live, in poverty

My pay goes down and my tax goes up
I drink my tea from a broken cup
Between my woman and uncle Sam,
I can't figure out just what I am
I guess I', gonna die, just like I live, in poverty
Oh Lord, it's so hard

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Queen For A Day


by Joe Scott / John Green
recording of probably 1963
from
The Best Of Bobby Blue Bland, Vol. 2 (MCA MCAC-27045),
copyright notice

Don't leave and cry, don't cry when you're gone
Lord, you just lost your kingdom, and you're a queen no more
So don't cry tomorrow, when you hear me say
Don't cry tomorrow when you hear me say,
"Step down off of that throne woman,
because you are only a queen for a day"

From mink to rabbit, ain't it a shame
It's you own fault baby, Lord, you only have yourself to blame
So don't cry tomorrow, don't cry tomorrow when you hear me say
Well, I want you to tip toe down off of that throne baby,
because you're only a queen for a day

I said you broke my heart by the things you said
I took you from rags to riches, ahw, it went to your pretty little head
So don't cry tomorrow, don't cry tomorrow, when you hear me say Lord,
I want you to step down off of that throne baby,
because you were only queen for a day

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Share Your Love With Me


by Deadric Malone / Al Braggs
recording of probably 1963
from
Blues in the Night (Ace 132), copyright notice

It's an ill wind that blows no good,
and it's a sad heart that won't love like it should
Oh, how lonesome you must be,
and it's a shame if you don't share your love with me

It's a heartache when love is gone,
but it's bad and even sad later on
There's no one blinder than he who won't see,
and it's a shame if you don't share you love with me

I can't help it if she is gone,
you must try to forget you must live on
It's a good thing to love someone,
but it's bad and even sad when it's not returned

Oh how lonesome you must be,
and it's a shame if you don't share your love with me
And I said it's a shame if you don't share your love with me
Oh yeah

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Someday

soundclip


by John Green
recording of 19
from
The Best Of Bobby "Blue" Bland (MCA 31219), copyright notice

Someday, you're going to miss me
Someday, you're gonna cry
Someday, you'll see
When I say goodbye
Someday, when you grow lonely,
you're gonna wish for my love only
Someday, your heart's gonna break like you caused mine to ache
Someday

Many a heart has been broken,
and you're no exception to the rule
For I've just gotta be plain spoken,
for I'm so tired of being your fool

Someday, when you grow lonely,
you're gonna wish for my love only
Someday, your heart's gonna break,
like you caused mine to ache
Someday

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