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Table Of Content (18 songs, 16 soundclips)

* additions of June 2000

Page 1

Ain't Nobody's Business
Big legged Woman
* Country Boy
* Going Down
* Have You Ever Loved A Woman
* I Love The Woman
* I'm Tore Down
* It's Too Bad Things Are Going So Tough
Living In The Palace Of The King

* Lonesome Whistle Blues
* My Feeling For The Blues
Pack It Up
* See See Baby
Stormy Monday
* Sugar Sweet
* That's What You Think
* You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling
You Were Wrong

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Ain't Nobody's Business

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by Porter Granger
recording of 1974
from
Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974 (Black Top 1127), copyright notice

There is nothing I can do, nothing I can say
That folks don't criticize me, but I'm gonna do
Just what I want to do anyway, don't care if they all despise me

One day we have ham and bacon
And the next day ain't nothing shaking
But it ain't nobody's business if we do

If me and my baby fuzz and fight
Yes and the next minute let me tell you were alright
Ain't nobody's business if we do

I'm three three times seven
Lord, lord, lord let me tell you it makes twenty one
And it ain't nobody's business what I'll do

Lord, lord, lord,lord, lord, lord, lord,
Lord, lord, lord,lord, lord, lord, lord,
Ain't nobody's business what I'll do
I said lord, lord, lord,lord, lord, lord, lord,
Mmm, lord, lord
And it ain't nobody's business what I'll do

 

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Big Legged Women

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by Tolbert
recording of 1972

from The Texas Cannonball (Capitol 53867B), copyright notice

I love the tip, I love the top, I love you better than a hog loves slop
'Cause you're a big legged woman, with a short short miniskirt
Promise me darlin', you'll never make me feel like dirt

Just like the vine, goes around the stump, you are mine, call me sugar lump
'Cause you're a big-legged woman, with a short short miniskirt
Promise me darlin, you'll never make me feel like dirt

I've told you once, I've told you twice, we go together, like fried beans and rice
'Cause you're a big legged woman, with a short short miniskirt
Promise me darlin, you'll never make me feel like dirt

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, you mess with my woman, I'm gonna hurt you first
'Cause she's a big-legged woman, with a short short miniskirt
Promise me darlin, you'll never make me feel like dirt

I love my big-legged woman, I love my big-legged woman
I love my big-legged woman, I love my big-legged woman
I love my big-legged woman, I love my big-legged woman
She's alright, she's alright
She's alright, she's alright
She's alright, she's alright
She's alright she's alright
She's alright she's...

 

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Country Boy

soundclip


by Margaret Whitfield
recording of 1956, Chicago

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

[Freddy]
I'm just a little country boy
Lookin' for my pride and joy
I came to the city just to see what I could see

I just made it in your town
Thought I'd take a look around
I wanna tell you baby
Just how good you look to me

My mama told me there will be sometime like this
She told me there would be some moments here will flip
She warned me of a lot of things I had to do
But she didn't tell me I would meet somebody like you

Somebody take a chance with me
I want you to romance with me
You might say I'm coy
'Cause I'm just a little country boy

[Margaret]
I'm just a little country girl
Living in a great big world
I met some country boy
And I've got some news for you

He swept me right off my feet
Made my life complete
My heart skipped a beat
'Cause he thrilled me through and through
ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo

[Sung together]
We gonna march together down the aisle today
We gonna see the preacher in the business way
Oh I'm so happy can't you see I'm thrilled with joy?

[Freddy]
(Can't believe how this could happen to a country boy)

So come and take me by the hand (M)
Let me be your lovin' man (F)
I'm in a great big world (M)
My baby is a country girl (F)

I found my toy (M)
I'm a country boy (F)

__________
Note: Freddy King and his wife Margaret Whitfield in a vocal duet. El-Bee Single # 157, 1957.

 

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Going Down

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by Don Nix
recording of 19

from various albums as listed here, copyright notice

I’m goin’ down, down, down, down, down, down
I’m goin’ down, down, down, down, down, down
I got my big feet in the window, my head is on the ground

Let me down and closed that box car door
Let me down and closed that box car door
I’m going back to Chattanooga and sweep up so sorry’s floor

I’m goin’ down, down, down, down, down, down
I’m goin’ down, down, down, down, down, down
I got my big feet in the window, my head is on the ground

 

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Have You Ever Loved A Woman

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by Billy Myles
recording of August 26 1960, Cincinnati

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

Have you ever loved a woman, so much you tremble in pain?
Yes, have you ever loved a woman, so much you tremble in pain?
Yes, all the time you know, she bears another man's name

You just love that woman, so much it's a shame an' a sin
Yes, you just love that woman, so much it's a shame an' a sin
Yes, you know, yes you know, she's in love to your very best friend

Yes, have you ever loved a woman, one that you know you can't leave her alone?
Yes, have you ever loved a woman, one you know you can't leave her alone?
Yes, 'cause there's somethin' deep inside a you, won't let you wreck your best friend's home
Hey, hey, hey

__________
Note Federal Single #12384 Sept. 1960.

 

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I Love The Woman

soundclip


by Billy Myles / Nath
recording of August 26 1960, Cincinnati

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

I love the woman, an' learned a lesson that I can't forget
Yes, I love the woman, an' learned a lesson that I can't forget
Yes, she's mean an' she's evil and now my life is in a solid mess

Yeah...

She wakes me in the mornin'
Right before the break of day
Tellin' me to get up and go out
I had a earn myself some pay

How she scolds me like an orphan
And treats me like a clown
And when I need some lovin'
That woman can't be found

And I love the woman
And learned a lesson that I can't forget
Yes, she's mean an' she's evil
And now my life is in a solid mess!

__________
Note: Federal Single #12401, January 1961.

 

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I'm Tore Down

soundclip


by Freddie King / Sonny Thompson / Willie Bridges
recording of January 18 1961, Cincinnati

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

Well I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground
Well I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground
Well I feel like this, when my baby can't be found

Well I went to the river, to jump in
My baby showed up and said, "I will tell you when"

Well I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground
Well I feel like this, when my baby can't be found

I love you baby with all my heart an' soul
A love like mine will never grow old
I love you in the morning and in the evening too
But ev'rytime you leave me I get mad with you

Well I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground
Well I feel like this, when my baby can't be found

I love you baby with all my might
A love like mine is out a sight
I'll lie for you if you want me to
I really don't believe your love is true

Well I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground
Well I feel like this when my baby can't be found

Well I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground
Well I'm tore down, 'm almost level with the ground
Well I feel like this, when my baby can't be found

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Note: Federal Single #12432, August 1961.

 

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It's Too Bad Things Are Going So Tough

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by Freddie King
recording of January 18 1961, Cincinnati

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

It's too bad, things are going so tough with me
Well it's too bad, things are going so tough with me
Well no matter what I do, seem like ev'rything happen to me

I used to have a car, and it was painted white an' black
I used to have a car, and it was painted white an' black
Well I couldn't keep up the payments, and the man, he took it back

Yeah!

Now I used to smoke cigars
The very best in town
But bad luck an' trouble
Is bound to get me down

It's too bad, things are going so tough with me
Well no matter what I do
Seem like ev'rything I do happen to me

__________
Note: Federal Single #12415, April 1961.

 

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Living In The Palace Of The King

soundclip


by Freddie King
recording of 19

from Palace of the King (Magnum America 24 & Blue Moon 89), copyright notice

I was born down in Dallas, raised up in the city of the wind1
Yeah, I could spend a month of Sundays, talkin' about the places I've been
Yeah, I played the blues in England, I visit with the queen
She really dug my style, but queen is not my thing
I'm goin' back to Dallas, back to the palace of the king

Hey, they wanted me in Russia, but Moscow was much too cold
Yeah, I could have played down in Denmark, but the girls was much too old
Yeah, let me tell you something funny, I don't know what they say
I can't find a Chitlins Pizza for any price I pay
I'm goin' back to Dallas, back to the palace of the king

Oh, living in the palace of the king
Yeah, I'm living in the palace, gives me service quite the same yeah

I can make you smile with every note I play
I can make you happy playin' the blues my way
I'm goin back to Dallas, back to the palace of the king

Oh, living in the palace of the king
Yeah, I'm living in the palace, never had service quite the same yeah

I been around the world, I have many things,
nothing makes me satisfied, but this blues I sing
I'm goin' back to Dallas, back to the palace of the king

Yeah I'm living in the palace of the king
Living in the palace of the king...

__________
Note 1: city of the wind, the windy city or Chicago

 

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Lonesome Whistle Blues

soundclip


by Toombs / Teat / Moore
recording of January 17 1961, Cincinnati

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)
(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)
(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)

My darlin' left me, didn't even tell me the reason why
Whoa, you packed up an' left me
Didn't even tell me the reason why
Whoa, if I didn't please you baby
Ain't because I didn't try

Well it was long about midnight, when I heard that old lonesome Cannonball
Well it was long about midnight, when I heard that old lonesome Cannonball
Well when I think about you baby, tears begin to fall

(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)
(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)
(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)

I've gotta find you baby, if it takes my whole life to track you down
I've gotta find you baby, if it takes my whole life to track you down
Well if I don't find you by plane, I'm gonna use my old bloodhound

(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)
(Fading:)
(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)
(Woo woo woo woo woo woo)

__________
Note: Federal Single #12415, April 1961.

 

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My Feeling For The Blues


by Freddie King / Curtis Ousley
recording of July 29 1969, New York City

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

Spoken:
I know you heard about the blues
But I would like to give you my feeling of the blues
So if you just sit down for a few minutes and listen to me
I'll give you my feeling of the blues, because I think I got 'em

 

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Pack It Up

soundclip


by G. Chandler / Gonzales
recording of 1974

from Burglar (Polygram 831815), copyright notice

My head is spinnin' around
And I'm thinkin' my thoughts of you
Whoa baby, I'm thinkin' about you
Well I get so mixed up now baby
And I don't know what to do
Oh baby, I don't know what to do

I'm gonna pack it up
I'm gonna give it up
I'm gonna put you right out of my mind
I'm gonna pack it up
Gonna give it up baby
I'm gonna put you right out of my mind

Hey I tried my best to understand
You keep sayin' it'll work out fine
But baby, don't look like it will
Every time I try to talk to you baby
You tell me you ain't got time
But baby, I don't know what's wrong with you

But let me tell you
I'm gonna pack it up
Gonna give it up woman
I'm gonna put you right out of my life
Hey, I'm gonna pack it up
Gonna give it up baby
Gonna put you right out of my life

After all we been through together
Why did it end this way
But baby, it did
I put all my trust in you baby
Believe every word I say
Oh baby, I love you so much

I'm gonna pack it up
Gonna give it up
I got to get you right out of my life
Hey I got to pack it up
Got to give it up baby
I have to get you right out of my life

Hey baby, listen to me baby
I got to get you right out of my mind
Baby tell you now
One of these day's, it won't be long
You'll look for me, I'll be gone, baby
Hey baby, listen to me baby
Whoa baby, I can put you down woman
Whoa Yeah

 

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See See Baby

soundclip


by Freddie King / Sonny Thompson
recording of August 26 1960, Cincinnati

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

See-see baby
See what you have done, Lordy mama
No need to worry
See-see baby
See what you have done

Yes, you've told me a lie
Now you man has come

That man you got don't love you
Yes, he told me so, Lordy mama, no need to worry
The man don't love you, yes he told me so
He's just only jivin' you baby
He in love with the girl next door

Oh an' I love your teasin', an' the way you carries on, oh Lordy mama
No need to worry, I love your teasin' an' the way you carries on
Yes, you told me a lie, little girl you know that's wrong

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Note: Federal Single #12428, July 1961.

 

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Stormy Monday

soundclip


by T-Bone Walker
recording of 1970

from My Feeling for the Blues (Atlantic 90352), copyright notice

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

Yes, the eagle flies on Friday and Saturday I go out to play
Eagle flies on Friday and Saturday I go out to play
Sunday I go to church, then I kneel down and pray

Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy on me.
Lord, have mercy, my heart's in misery:
Crazy 'bout my baby, yes, send her back to me!

 

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Sugar Sweet


by Mel London
recording of 19

from Freddy King 1934-1976 (Polygram 831817) & Burglar (Polygram 831815 & BGO 137), copyright notice

I'm gonna tell you about my baby
I speak of her with pride
She go all the way to make me satisfied
Oh she's my baby, she's my baby, don't you see
I can't call her sugar 'cause sugar never was so sweet

She manicure my nails, scratch dandruff from my head
She's my baby, she's my baby, don't you see
I can't call her sugar 'cause sugar never was so sweet

When I say what I want, that's the way it's gonna be
She fall over backwards to go right on pleasin' me
Oh she's my baby, she's my baby, can't you see
I can't call her sugar 'cause sugar never was so sweet

 

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That's What You Think

soundclip


by Margaret Whitfield / Washington
recording of 1956, Chicago

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

Well now it's all over
Now you say we're through
You've gone an' left
You say you found somebody new

That's what you think
That's what you think
You can lay off a while
But you sure can't quit me now

Now I tried my best to please you
And all I do is hurt
Each time I try to tease you
You say you're going away to stay

That's what you think
That's what you think
You can lay off a while
But you sure can't quit me now

You might as well come back to me
And do the things you should
Now I'll tell you just one fact you see
Though you might as well be good

Say you used to love me
With all your heart an' soul
But now that you're above me
You say your love is goin' cold

That's what you think
That's what you think
You can lay off a while
But you sure can't quit me now

You say you used to love me
With all your heart an' soul
But now that you above me
You say your love is goin' cold

That's what you think
That's what you think
You can lay off a while
But you sure can't quit me now

Quit me now
Quit me now
Quit me now
Quit me now
You can lay off a while
But you sure can't quit me now!
Oh-oh

__________
Note: El-Bee Single #157, 1957.

 

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You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling

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by Freddie King
recording of August 26 1960, Cincinnati

from Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (Rhino R2-71510), copyright notice

Now if you wanna love that woman
You love her with a thrill
'Cause a if you don't, a some other man will

You've got to love her with a feeling
You've got to love her with a feeling
Love her with a feeling, man
Or don't you love at all

She shakes all over a when she walks
She made a blind man see
She made a dumb man talk

You know she love me with a feeling
A love me with a feeling
Love me with a feeling baby
Or don't you love at all

The cops took her in
How that woman didn't need no bail
How she wiggled one time for the judge
And the judge put the, cops in jail

You know you love me with a feeling
A love me with a feeling
Love me with a feeling, baby
Or don't you love at all

__________
Note: Federal Single #12384, September 1960.

 

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You Were Wrong

soundclip


by Hill
recording of 1972

from The Texas Cannonball (Capitol 53867B), copyright notice

You were wrong, you were wrong
You were wrong, yeah, you were wrong
You were wrong, baby, stayin' away too long
You know it ain't right, it ain't right,
It ain't right, it ain't right
It ain't right, stayin' out all night

I try and I try with all my might, to do the thing that's right
No matter how good I treat you baby, you only wanna fuss and fight
You were wrong, you were wrong
You were wrong, yeah, you were wrong
You were wrong, baby, stayin' away too long
You know it ain't right, it ain't right

I ask myself, and I ask myself, and ask myself again,
How can you do the things that right, when you keep on livin' in sin?
You were wrong, you were wrong
You were wrong, yeah, you were wrong
You were wrong, baby, stayin' away too long
You know it ain't right, it ain't right

 

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Page last updated on:
June 25 2000


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