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Table Of Content (51 songs, 42 soundclips)

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Baby Please Set A Date
Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby
Coming Home
Dark And Dreary
(I) Done Somebody Wrong
Dust My Blues
Dust My Broom
Early In the Morning
Early One Morning
Every Day I Have The Blues
Fine Little Mama
Goodbye Baby
Gotta Move
Hand In Hand (1)
Hand In Hand (2)
Held My Baby Last Night
I'm Worried

I Believe
I Can't Hold Out
I Can't Stop Lovin' You
I Need You (Baby)
It Hurts Me Too
I Was A Fool
Late Hours At Midnight
Look On Yonder Wall
Madison Blues
Make A Little Love
Make My Dreams Come True
Mean And Evil
My Bleeding Heart
No Love In My Heart
One More Drink
One Way Out
Person To Person

Please Find My Baby
Quarter Past Nine
Rock My Baby Right
Rollin' And Tumblin'
Rolling And Tumbling
Shake Your Moneymaker
Sho Nuf I Do
Sinfull Woman
Something Inside Of Me
Standing At The Crossroads
Strange Angels
Strange Kind-a Feeling
Sunnyland (Train)
The Sky Is Crying
The Sun Is Shining
(The) Twelve Year Old Boy
Who's Muddy Shoes

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I Believe

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by Elmore James
recording of late 1962, early 1963, New York City

from Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar - The Fire/Fury/Enjoy Recordings (Capricorn 9 42006 2), copyright notice

I'm gonna get up in the mornin',
I believe I should go back home
I'm gonna get up in the mornin',
I believe I should go back home
I'm gonna find my baby,
acknowledge that I done her wrong

I don't want no woman,
that stays drunk all the time
I don't want no woman,
that stays drunk all the time
Well you know she's a wild woman,
'bout to drive me out of my mind

I believe, I believe,
I'm going back home
I believe, I believe,
I'm going back home
I gotta lie to my baby,
I know I treated her wrong

I believe, I believe,
my time ain't long
I believe, I believe,
my time ain't long
I left my room this mornin',
I know I treat my baby wrong

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I Can't Hold Out

by Elmore James
recording of 19

from The Sky Is Crying: The History Of Elmore James
(Rhino R2-71190)
, copyright notice

I just talked to my baby on the telephone
She said, "Stop what you're doing and baby come on home"
I can't hold out, I can't hold out too long

I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone
You said, "Baby don't you worry, you're my heart's desire
you know that I love you, I can't stand to see you cry"
I can't hold out, I can't hold out too long

I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone
She said, "Baby you can run, you can walk or fly
you know that I love you, you're my heart's desire"
I can't hold out, I can't hold out too long

I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone, oh yeah
I talked to my baby, I talked to my baby
I talked to my baby, I talked to my baby
I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone 

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I Can't Stop Lovin' You

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of 1960, New York City

from Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 12 - Elmore James,
The Sky Is Crying (Charly Records CD BM 12)
& Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar - The Fire/Fury/Enjoy Recordings (Capricorn 9 42006 2),
copyright notice

I can't stop lovin', my baby tonight
No I can't stop lovin', my baby tonight
Don't matter what I do, she don't treat me right

I left my baby, this mornin' soon
I left my baby, this mornin' soon
I didn't come back home, till in the afternoon

Ooh baby, you know I'm all alone
Yes baby, you know I'm all alone
and no lovin', now my baby's gone

Ooh baby, take a walk with me
Yes darlin', come on and walk with me
I'll make you as happy, as any girl can be

Ooh baby, you know I'm all alone
Yes baby, you know I'm all alone
and no lovin', now my baby's gone

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Note: this song is another, longer version of Can't Stop Loving My Baby. It has 2 additional verses at the end.

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I Need You (Baby)

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by Elmore James / Marshall E. Sehorn
recording of 1960, New York City

from Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 12 - Elmore James,
The Sky Is Crying (Charly Records CD BM 12)
, copyright notice

I need you baby,
both night and day
When I sent for you baby,
you turn, and go the other way
Yes I need you, yes I need you,
both night and day

You cheated on me baby,
all through the day
When I sent for you baby,
you turn, you turn and go the other way
Yes I need you, yes I need you,
both night and day

Yeah

I sent you money baby,
to come on home to me
You tell me that,
things ain't what they used to be
I need you baby, I love you darlin',
come on home to me

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It Hurts Me Too

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of late 1962, early 1963, New York City

from Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar - The Fire/Fury/Enjoy Recordings (Capricorn 9 42006 2), copyright notice

You said you was hurtin', you almost lost your mind
Now, the man you love, he hurt you all the time
But, when things go wrong, ooh, wrong with you,
it hurts me too

You'll love him more when you should love him less
Why lick up behind him and take his mess
But when things go wrong, whoa, wrong with you,
it hurts me too

He love another woman, yes, I love you
But, you love him and stick to him like glue
When things go wrong, ooh, wrong with you,
it hurts me too

Now, he better leave you or you better put him down
No, I won't stand to see you pushed around
But, when things go wrong, ooh, wrong with you,
it hurts me too

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I Was A Fool

soundclip


by Elmore James / Jules Taub
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Well, I was a fool, believe what ya said
Yes, I was a fool, believe what ya said
Yes, I'm goin' back home, I wish that I was dead

I'm goin' back home, gonna leave you alone
I'm goin' back home, gonna leave you all alone
I gotta find my babe, yes, you know I done her wrong

Oh, I was a fool, to leave you yesterday
Yes, I was a fool, to leave you yesterday
I gotta find me a woman, yes, I'll change my ways

Oh, goodbye baby, I may never see you any more
Yeah, goodbye baby, may never see you any more
Well, always love you darlin', hound you everywhere you go

Whoo, bye, goodbye baby
Yes, goodbye baby
Yes, goodbye bye baby
Whoo, bye baby
Yeah, baby goodbye

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Late Hours At Midnight

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by Elmore James / Joe Josea
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Well I laid down one night, late one Saturday night
Well I laid down one night, late one Saturday night
I was thinkin' 'bout my baby, and she just wouldn't treat me right

I didn't mistreat you baby, honey why don't you treat me right
I didn't mistreat you baby, honey why don't you treat me right
I been weepin' on my pillow, because you didn't come home last night

You got evil ways baby, you won't let me sleep at night
You got evil ways baby, you won't let me sleep at night
I got to find me another woman, that don't want to fuss and fight

Well goodbye baby, I may never see you any more
Well goodbye baby, I may never see you any more
But you should always remember darlin', Ill love you everywhere I go

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Look On Yonder Wall

soundclip


by Elmore James / Marshall E. Sehorn
recording of summer 1961, New Orleans

from King Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar - The Fire/Fury/Enjoy Recordings (Capricorn 9 42006 2), copyright notice

Look on yonder wall and hand me down my walkin' cane
Look on yonder wall and hand me down my walkin' cane
I got me another woman, baby, yon' come your man

Look on yonder wall and hand me down my walkin' cane
Look on yonder wall and hand me down my walkin' cane
I got me another woman and, uhh, baby, yon' come your man

You hurried up and went to the wall,
and you know it was tough, uhh
I don't know how many men you's killed,
but, I know you done killed enough for two

Look on yonder wall and hand me down my walkin' cane
Look on yonder wall and hand me down my walkin' cane
I got me another woman, now baby, yon' come your man
Ooh yeah

I love you baby, but you just can't treat me right,
spend all my money and walk the streets all night
But, look on yonder wall and hand me down my walkin' cane
I got me another woman, and baby, yon' come your man

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Madison Blues

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of 19

from The Sky Is Crying: The History Of Elmore James
(Rhino R2-71190)
, copyright notice

Ahh, you babes talk about your Madison shoes
We got a thing we call the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues baby
Rock away your blues

I know a gal her name is Lindsey Lou
She told me she loved me but I know it ain't true
Put on your Madison shoes
Put on your Madison blue shoes
I got the Madison blues
Now put on your Madison blue shoes

Ahh, you cats talking about your Madison shoes
We do the thing we call the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues baby
Rock away your blues

Ah you babes talk about your Madison shoes
We got a thing we call the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues
We do the Madison blues baby
Rock away your blues

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Make A Little Love

soundclip


by Elmore James / Jules Taub
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Oh baby, come and make a little love tonight
Oh baby, come and make a little love tonight
Come on and make a little love darlin',
while the moon is shinin' bright

Oh please, please make love tonight
Oh please, please make love tonight
I want you to make a little love darlin'
while the moon is shinin' bright

Oh baby, I'll buy you a diamond ring
Oh baby, I'll buy you a diamond ring
If you make a little love darlin',
I'll give you most anything

Oh baby, I'll buy you a house in town
Oh baby, I'll buy you a house in town
I want you to make a little love darlin',
while there ain't no one around

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Make My Dreams Come True

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by Jules Taub
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

I'm in love with the one, she's in love with my best friend
I'm in love with the one, she's in love with my best friend
Well now we're really through, all gotta start all over again

Won't you tell me baby, where you spent last night
Won't you tell me baby, where you spent last night
Well you didn't come home, until the sun was shinin' bright

I got a fine lookin' woman, she lives clear 'cross town
I got a fine lookin' woman, she lives clear 'cross town
And when I'm with my baby, don't want no one else around

Well I love my baby, tell the world I do
Well I love my baby, tell the world I do
Give me little love darlin', and make my dreams come true

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Mean And Evil

soundclip


by Elmore James / Jules Taub
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

My baby's so mean and evil, I don't know what to do
My baby's so mean and evil, I don't know what to do
Treat me low and dirty, I can't get along with you

When we lived in a small town, you was so nice an' neat
When we lived in a small town, you was so nice an' neat
Brought you to Chicago, you do nothin' but walk the street

Well, she used to cook my breakfast and bring it to my bed
She used to wash my face and even comb my hair
She's so evil, I don't know what to do
You treat me so low down and dirty, I can't get along with you

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Note: also known under the title The Way You Treat Me

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My Bleeding Heart

by Elmore James
recording of 19

from The Immortal Elmore James (), copyright notice

People, people, people,
you know what it means to be left alone
People, people, people,
you know what it means to be left alone
No letter today,
not even a call on my telephone

Understandin' in a little lovin',
a little lovin' is all in the world I need
Understandin' in a little lovin', baby,
a little lovin' is all in the world I need
Misunderstandin' in a no good woman,
they both have caused my heart to bleed

Every morning,
the willow weeping moan for me
Every morning,
the willow weeping moan for me
The boy sing me a little song,
my baby's caused my heart to bleed

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No Love In My Heart

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by Joe Josea
recording of 19

from, copyright notice

You're just like the devil,
no love in my heart for you
You're just like the devil,
no love in my heart for you
I'm goin' back home,
nothin' I can do with you

I'm goin' back home,
tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm goin' back home,
tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna get me another woman,
because I can't use you

I was a fool,
to believe what you said
I was a fool,
to believe what you said
Now I'm tired of you treatin' me,
like some bum lookin' bad

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One More Drink

by Elmore James
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Give me one more drink darling,
to cool my parching throat
Yes, give me one more drink darling,
to cool my parching throat
I'm in love with you baby,
and know I don't mean no wrong

My roads getting dark and dreary,
got to travel on down that way
Yes, my road is dark and dreadly,
but I got to travel on down that way

I'm in love with a woman,
she treats me awful bad
Yes, I'm in love with a woman,
and she treats me awful bad
I spent a lot of money,
now she don't pay me no mind

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One Way Out

soundclip


by Elmore James / Marshall E. Sehorn
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Ain't but one way out baby,
Lord, I just can't go out the door
Ain't but one way out baby,
and Lord I just can't go out the door
'Cause there's a man down there,
might be your man I don't know

Lord, you got me trapped woman,
up on the second floor
If I get by this time,
I won't be trapped no more
So raise our window baby,
I can ease out soft and slow
And Lord, your neighbors, no they won't be,
talking that stuff that they don't know

Lord, I'm foolish to be here in the first place
I know some man gonna walk in and take my place
Ain't no way in the world,
I'm going out that front door
'Cause there's a man down there,
might be your man I don't know
'Cause there's a man down there,
might be your man I don't know

'Cause there's a man down there,
Lord, it just might happen to be your man
Lord, it just a might be your man
Lord, it just a might be your man
Oh baby, I just don't know

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Person To Person

soundclip


by Elmore James / Marshall E. Sehorn
recording of late 1960, early 1961, New York City

from Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar - The Fire/Fury/Enjoy Recordings (Capricorn 9 42006 2), copyright notice

Don't sent*, don't write no letter,
stay away from your telephone
I need you person to person,
sent your little fine self on home
Don't sent me no message,
you know I'm all alone
I need you person to person,
bring your little fine self on home

Ain't no use to telephonin' me
I can't love no telephone
All the time you're telephonin' me
you could be coming home, ooh baby
Don't call me on the phone,
I need you person to person,
bring your little fine self on home

Ooh yeah, babe, don't talk to me on the phone,
I need you person to person
Bring your little fine self on home
Ain't no use to telephonin' me,
I can't love no telephone
All the time you're telephonin' me,
you could be coming home, ooh baby
Don't call me on the phone,
I need you person to person,
bring your little fine self on home

Ain't no use to sent no letter,
I can't hold no paper tight
Ain't no use to sent no message,
it can't talk to me all night
Ooh baby, don't call me on the telephone,
I need you person to person,
bring your little fine self on home

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* I'm not sure about the underlined part in the first verse
The word "send" was suggested by Bo, a site's visitor. Any other suggestions, anyone?.
Hear the
soundclip, please mail me if you think you know the word(s)

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Page last updated on:
June 2 2000


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