Bobby "Blue" Bland
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* additions of June 2000
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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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Teach Me How To Love You

by
recording of 19
from,
copyright notice

If I was wrong darling I didn't know, please help me to understand
Teach me how to love you, hold on to my trembling hand
Walk right here beside me, my whole life through
Teach me how to love you, that's all I want you to do
And in return for your love, I swear I'll be true

Yeah, I'm crazy, crazy, crazy about you baby,
so teach me how to love you

Walk right here beside, my whole life through
Teach me how to love you, that's all I want you to do
And in return for your love, I swear I'll be true

Yeah, I'm crazy, crazy, crazy about you baby,
so teach me how to love you

Oh yeah

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Time Out


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

Don't you know you can't love me and keep doing me like you do
Don't you know you can't love me and keep doing me like you do
How you expect me to love you, when I know you won't be true

Didn't you think I was a fool dear, think I never would get wise?
Oh, oh, oh think that I would never get wise
Did you know that someday darling, I would wake up and realize?

They said time will tell, baby it sure did tell on you
Yes, time would tell, baby it sho' did tell on you
So I'm putting you down and I don't care what you do

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Turn On Your Love Light

soundclip


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

Without a warning you broke my heart,
you took it darlin' and you tore it apart
You left me sitting in the dark, crying,
you said your love for me was dying

I'm begging you, baby, I'm begging you, please,
come on baby, come on please
I'm begging you baby, baby, please,
come on baby, baby, please

Turn on the light, let it shine on me,
turn on your love light, let it shine on me
Let it shine, shine, shine, let it shine
I got a little lonely in the middle of the night,
I need you darlin' to make things all right
A Little bit higher, just a little bit higher

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Note: one of eleven Top Ten list R&B hits of Bobby Bland, "Turn On Your Love Light" went on to become an R&B standard.

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Two Steps From The Blues

soundclip


by Johnny Brown / Deadric Malone
recording of 1959-1969
from
The Voice: Duke Recordings 1959-69 (Ace 323), copyright notice

One day from the month, I first met you,
your promises proved to be untrue
Step by step, I've been a fool
That's why I'm two steps from the blues

Here is a chance to be loved or be lonely,
my heart awaits your call
I know it's better to have loved and lost,
than never have loved at all

The reason we didn't get along,
was telegram and telephone
One brings badness, the other rendevouz
That keeps me two steps from the blues

So darling let's try and make amends,
and if it should fail, let's try and try again
It makes no difference what you say or do,
I'm so forgiving, I'm so forgiving
I can't stand living two steps from the blues

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Wise Man's Blues

soundclip


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

Well listen to me baby, while I tell you a thing or two
Yes, listen to me baby, while I tell you a thing or two
Well the way things is happening, baby, baby just won't do

Well, you're the bad woman, don't mean no man no good
Yes, you're the bad, bad, bad woman, don't mean no man no good
So I'm packin' up up my suitcase and endure like a wise man should

Well I'm leavin' you baby, you endure the best you can
Yes, bye baby, babe, do the best you can
Well I'll find another woman, baby find another man

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Wishing Well


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

Well I'm standing at the wishing well, gazin' up at a fallin' star
Well I'm standing at the wishin' well, gazing up at a fallin' star
Well I wished I was an angel, so I can fly on wherever you are

Well I can just see my pretty little self, floatin' around up there all day long
Well I can just see my pretty little self, floatin' around up there all day long
Well I can hear your sweet voice calling, fly on by me, fly on a-home
Well baby

I know my flight will get a little rugged, but I'll make it in on one wing and a prayer
Well I know my flight will get a little rugged, but I'll make it in on one wing and a prayer
Well I can make it through any kind of weather, as long as I know you'll be waiting there
Well

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Woke Up Screaming


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

Ooo-we-baby, I had a real bad dream last night
Yeah, baby, I had a real bad dream last night
It started 'bout four this mornin' and It last 'till broad day light

Well I tossed and tumbled baby, Lord, until the crack of dawn
Yeah I-I-I tossed 'till the crack of dawn
Then I woke up screamin', 'cause I dreamed that you had gone

I put my hand on your pillow
To see if ev'thing was still okay
But I should have known baby
You were gone to stay

I woke up screamin'
And I'm still in misery
And I'll keep right on screamin'
'Till you come back home to me, yeah

Woo! oh oh! Alright baby!

I put my hand on your pillow
To see if ev'thing was still okay
But I should have known baby
You were gone-on-on-on-on

I woke up screamin'
And I'm still in misery
And I'll keep right on screamin'
'Till you've come back home to me
Ah, ah, ah

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You're Worth It All


by Deadric Malone / Van Morrison
recording of probably 1963
from
Foolin' with the Blues (Charly 1049), copyright notice

Soft tears that I shed for you,
the little favors that I love to do
The quick response to your every call,
oh darling, you're worth it all

The lonely nights leave me so blue,
the little white lies you know aren't true
I know I'm heading for a fall,
but oh darling, oh darling, yeah, you're worth it all

All the pain that I must bear,
and all the gray that's in my hear
And all the heartaches I can recall,
but oh darling, you're worth it all

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You've Got Bad Intentions

by Joe Scott
recording of 19
from
The Best Of Bobby Blue Bland, Vol. 2 (MCA MCAC-27045),
copyright notice

Well, you can send me a telegram,
call me on the phone
I jump on the highest mountain,
before I let you come back home
You've got bad intentions baby,
woman, you ain't got the right thing to mine

Yeah, you left me for the last time,
woman, you know I ain't lyin'

Well, you can make my front bell,
knock on my back door
Don't come in this house,
'cause you don't live here no more
You've got bad intentions baby,
woman, you ain't got the right thing to mine

Yeah, you left me for the last time,
woman, you know I ain't lyin'

You can holler, cry and scream,
till your face turn blue
Get on your knees and crawl,
woman, that won't help you

You've got bad intentions baby,
woman, you ain't got the right thing to mine

Yeah

Well, you say you can't go on living,
if you can't be by my side
Gonna send you a bottle of poison,
please commit suicide

You've got bad intentions baby,
woman, you ain't got the right thing to mine

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You Did Me Wrong


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

Well another cold day in August
Ain't never gonna walk down main
'Fore I let another woman
Hold on to my tremblin' hand
You did me wrong
Well you did me wrong
Well you did me wrong baby
That's why I'm singin' this song

Well I'll never fall in love again
If I should live three hundred years
I'll never give my heart to another woman
No matter who she is

You did me wrong
Well you did me wrong
Well you did me wrong baby
That's why I'm singin' this song
Well

Well I used to hold that woman's hand
Beggin' her not to go
If I should live two hundred years
I won't do that no more

You did me wrong
Hmm, you did me wrong
Well you did me wrong baby
That's why I'm singin' this song

Well there'll be a hot day in January
A dog will sing tenderly
Before I let another woman
Make a doggone fool of me

You did me wrong
Yeah you did me wrong
Well you did me wrong baby
That's why I'm singin' this song
Well

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You Got Me (Where You Want Me)

soundclip


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

Well you've got me
Where you want me
And I hope you are satisfied
You said you'd never leave me
Before you did, you said you would die
Well you got me, got me, got me
Where you want me baby
And I hope pretty baby you're satisfied

You said you'd always love me
And you said you would always be true
But I found you with another
And it made me feel so blue
Well you've got me, got me, got me
Where you want me
And I hope pretty baby you're satisfied

Well baby
You've got me where you want me
And I hope you are satisfied
Ooo ooo baby

Well you've got me where you want me
And I hope you, hope you are satisfied
You said, you said, you said
You never would leave me
Before you did, you said you would die
Oh you got me, got me, got me where you want me baby
And I hope pretty baby you're satisfied
Ooo ooo baby
Fading:
I'm down on my knees baby
I guess you got me where you want me

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Page last updated on:
May 28 2000


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