Elmore James
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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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Please Find My Baby

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by Elmore James / Joe Josea
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

My baby's gone and she won't be back no more
My baby's gone and she won't be back no more
Left me soon this mornin', like she did the night before

I don't want no woman that stays drunk all the time
I don't want no woman that stays drunk all the time
She has a daddy mistreat her, and she don't pay me no mind

I'm gonna call up Cherney, she's my good gal overthere
I'm gonna call up Cherney, she's my good gal overthere
Don't fill 'em full of pity, she didn't leave me for some other guy

I believe, I believe my baby's gone
I believe, I believe my baby's gone
Left me early one morning, and didn't come home

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Quarter Past Nine

by Elmore James
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

I've got a baby, I don't know where she is
Yes, I've got a baby, but I don't know where she is
I'll get in my bed and sleep better,
can't keep my poor self still
Oh, tell me baby, what you got on your mind
Ah, please tell me baby, what you got on your mind
Oh, I got to see you baby, you know I can't lose my time

The clock here this morning say a quarter past nine
I was sitting and rocking in the morning baby,
until a quarter past nine
Well, when I find my other baby,
you know you done lost your time

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Rock My Baby Right

by Elmore James / Joe Josea
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

My Baby's got way, I just can't understand
My Baby's got way, I just can't understand
Leaves me in the mornin', goes with another man

I said, "Baby, baby please come back to me"
I said, "Baby, baby please come back to me"
I'll make you as happy, as my little girl can be

My baby's got something that shines like the risin' sun
My baby's got something that shines like the risin' sun
You're the sweetest thing, I have ever seen

Wake up in the mornin', my love has just begun
Wake up in the mornin', love my baby all night
Hold my baby in my arms, and love her all this night
I gotta rock my baby right, rock my baby tight
Gotta rock my baby, rock my baby,
rock my baby, rock my baby all night

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Rollin' And Tumblin'

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of 19

from The Immortal Elmore James (), copyright notice

I roll and I tumble, I cried the whole night long
Yes, I roll and I tumble, I cried the whole night long
I got up this morning, feeling that something going on wrong

Well now want you to love me baby, or please let me be
Yes, love me baby, or please let me be
If you don't like my peaches, please don't shake my tree

Well, I want you to love me baby, and come on and say you'll be mine
I want you to love me baby, come and say you'll be mine
If you don't like my potatoes, please don't dig up my vine

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Rollin' And Tumblin'

soundclip


by Bobby Robinson
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

Well, I woke up this morning; I best get rollin' on
Well, come here baby, sit down on daddy's knee
Well, come here baby, sit down on daddy's knee

I want to tell you about the way they treated me
Well, I rolled and I tumbled, cried the whole night long
Well, I rolled and I tumbled, cried the whole night long
When I woke up this morning, all I had was gone

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Shake Your Moneymaker

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of summer 1961, New Orleans

from The Sky Is Crying: The History Of Elmore James
(Rhino R2-71190)
& Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar - The Fire/Fury/Enjoy Recordings (Capricorn 9 42006 2), copyright notice

Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
And then...

Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
And then...

I got a girl who lives up on the hill
I got a girl who lives up on the hill
Talk she gonna love me,
but I don't believe she will

You gotta shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker, baby
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
You gotta shake your moneymaker
And then...

I got a girl and she just won't be true
I got a girl and she just won't be true
She's locked to the bridge,
she won't do a thing I tell her to do

She won't shake her moneymaker
Won't shake her moneymaker
She wanna roll her activator
She won't shake her moneymaker
She won't shake her moneymaker
She won't...

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Sho Nuf I Do

soundclip


by Elmore James / Joe Josea
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Well I came home one mornin', found my baby gone
Well you know I always lived all alone
Oh, I love her,
Yes, I love her
Sho nuf I do

First time I saw her, on a Friday night
I told her baby, I told everything was alright
Oh, I love her,
Yes, I love her
Sho nuf I do

I saw her one mornin', she was goin' round the street
She was shakin' hands with every man she meet
Oh, I love her,
Yes, I love her
Sho nuf I do

I raise my hands once again
Baby if you please, baby please understand
Oh, I love her,
Yes, I love her
Sho nuf I do

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Sinfull Woman

by Elmore James / Sam Ling
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

My baby stay out all night long,
keeps me worried all the time
My baby stay out all night long,
keeps me worried all the time
I know she's done me wrong,
She nearly drove me out of my mind

She leave early in the mornin',
wouldn't come home till broad daylight
She leave early in the mornin',
wouldn't come home till broad daylight
But my baby don't do that no more,
yes, she decided to do me right

Early Tuesday mornin',
she's got wrong doin' on her mind
Early Tuesday mornin',
she's got wrong doin' on her mind
She said, "Daddy, daddy, daddy",
and almost drove me out of my mind

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Something Inside Of Me

soundclip


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

Something inside me, that just won't let me be
Something inside me, that just won't let me be, yeah
My baby is gone and left me, and my heart's in misery

I wake up early in the mornin', in my bedroom all alone
I wake up early in the mornin', in my bedroom all alone
I don't find my baby, and I wonder, I wonder, where she gone
oh yeah, yeaah

My baby's gone, and I declare it's a cryin' shame
Yes, I declare it's a cryin' shame
Ever since she been gone, you know my life don't feel the same

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Thanks to BlueLou4 for helping out with unclear parts of the lyrics.

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Standing At The Crossroads

soundclip


by Elmore James / Joe Josea
recording of 19

from, copyright notice

Well I'm standin' at the crossroads,
with my head hung down and cryin'
Well I'm standin' at the crossroads,
with my head hung down and cryin'
Well I was thinkin' about my baby,
and I know she can't be found

I work hard for my baby,
and she treats me like a slave
I work hard for my baby,
and she treats me like a slave
Well she was be tired of livin',
I'll put her six feet in the grave

Well I'm standin' at the crossroads,
and my baby's not around
Well I'm standin' at the crossroads,
and my baby's not around
I began to wonder,
if this is Elmore's second down

I' standin' here waitin' baby,
with my heart right in my hand
I' standin' here waitin' baby,
with my heart right in my hand
I'm thinkin' about my baby,
and she's out with another man

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Strange Angels

soundclip


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

Strange angels, why do you treat me so mean
You strange angels, now why do you treat me so mean
You're the meanest little girl, that I most ever seen

You left me this morning and didn't even say goodbye
Yes, you left me this morning and didn't even say goodbye
I wanna love you baby, but I don't know the reason why

Ah, when I said goodbye baby, I didn't mean for you to go
When I said goodbye baby, I didn't mean for you to go
You get ...* on your mind and I can never see you anymore

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* I'm not sure about the underlined part in the last verse
Hear the
soundclip, please mail me if you think you know the words

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Strange Kind-a Feeling

by Elmore James / Joe Josea
recording of 19

from, copyright notice

Gotta strange kind-a feelin' my baby don't love me no more
Gotta strange kind-a feelin' my baby don't love me no more
I lost my baby when she walked out the door

Tell me baby, please tell me
Tell me baby, please tell me
Tell me baby why can't we agree

My baby left me, left me all alone
My baby left me, left me all alone
I hope some day she will come back home

I love my baby, I'll tell the world I do
I love my baby, I'll tell the world I do
Just seein' my baby, makes my dreams come true

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Sunnyland (Train)

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of 19

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

Seems like I heard that lonesome Sunnyland blow
Seems like I heard that lonesome Sunnyland blow
Now it blowing just like it won't be back no more

Well I feel bad this morning, feel just like I want to cry
Feel bad this morning, feel just like I want to cry
Well my baby rode that Sunnyland this mornin',
she didn't even once say goodbye

I got a letter from my baby, and she said she was coming home
Got a letter from my baby, and she said she was coming home
Well sat around waiting, baby, and I hope it won't be long

She said, cool down papa, now you better change your way
She said, cool down papa, and you better change your way
Yeah, it's true, you know I love you baby, and you gonna need my help someday

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The Sky Is Crying

soundclip


by Elmore James / Clarence Lewis / Bobby Robinson
recording of November 1959, Chicago

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

The sky is cryin', look at the tears roll down the street
The sky is cryin', look at the tears roll down the street
I'm wadin' in tears lookin' for my baby,
and I wonder, where can she be?

I saw my baby one mornin', and she was walkin' on down the street
I saw my baby one mornin', and she was walkin' on down the street
Made me feel so good,
until my poor heart would skip a beat

I got a bad feelin', my baby, my baby don't love me no more
I got a bad feelin', my baby don't love me no more
Now, the sky's been cryin',
the tears rollin' down my nose

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The Sun Is Shining

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of April 1960, Chicago

from The Blues Volume 2 (Roots RTS 33036), copyright notice

The sun is shinin', although it's raining in my heart
The sun is shinin', although it's raining in my heart
You know I love you baby, ahh,
but the best of friend must part

My baby left me this mornin', ahh,
and didn't even, ahhh, say goodbye,
My baby left me this mornin',
no, she didn't even, ahh, she didn't even say goodbye, ahh
She said she wa'n't gonna leave me, ahh,
but she told, poor me a lie

I had a dream, I had a dream one rainy night, ahh
ahh, I had a dream, I had a dream one rainy night, ahh
Went out, when I found my baby, ahh,
she told me, "daddy everything was allright", ahh

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(The) Twelve Year Old Boy

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of 19

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

I feel bad, I feel terrible, I'm just as sad as I can be
I feel bad, I feel terrible, I'm just as sad as I can be
I let a boy that's twelve years old, take my baby away from me

He used to hang around my grill, until late into the night
He used to hang around my grill, until late into the night
Well I never dreamed that my baby and that boy could be so tight

Well if a young boy hangs around you, you better do what I should have did
Well if a young boy hangs around you, you better do what I should have did
Well you send him over to your neighbors and hope your neighbors like kids

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Whose Muddy Shoes

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Tell me whose, baby, whose old muddy shoes I see
Now, tell me whose, baby, whose old muddy shoes I see
They're down at the head of my bed, darling, where my shoes outta be

My baby and I got along just fine, until she went wrong
I woke up in the mornin', she had left from home
Now, tell me whose, baby, whose old muddy shoes I see
Well, down at the head of my bed, darling, where my shoes outta be

Her hair was long and curly, and her teeth shine just like pearl
She wake up in the mornin', she jump just like a squirrel.
Now, tell me whose, baby, whose old muddy shoes I see
Well, they're down at the head of my bed, darling, where my shoes outta be

Now, when I love her in the mornin', she always stay at home
But, now she's gone and left me, she left me all alone.
Now, tell me whose, baby, whose old muddy shoes I see
Well, they down at the head of my bed, where my shoes outta be

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Page last updated on:
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