George Thorogood
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Table Of Content (33 songs, 23 soundclips)

* most recent additions of January 2000

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Alley Oop
Bad To The Bone
Can't Stop Lovin'
Cocaine Blues
Dixie Fried
Gear Jammer
Get A Haircut
Howlin' For My Baby
I Drink Alone (1)
* I Drink Alone (2)
I'm Ready
I Really Like Girls

Johnny B. Goode
Kindhearted Woman
Long Gone
Louie To Frisco
Madison Blues
Maverick
Memphis, Tennessee
Move It On Over
Night Time
No Particular Place To Go
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Shake Your Moneymaker
Six Days On The Road
The Sky Is Crying
Treat Her Right
What A Price
Who Do You Love
Willie And The Hand Jive
Woman With The Blues
You Got To Lose
You Talk Too Much

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Shake Your Moneymaker

by Elmore James
recording of 1988
from
Born To Be Bad (EMI E2-46973), 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
Says she gonna love me but I don't believe she will

You gotta shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
You gotta 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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Six Days On The Road

soundclip


by Green / Montgomery
recording of 1991
from
Boogie People (EMI E2-92514), copyright notice

Well I pulled out of Pittsburgh,
rolling down the eastern sea border
I got my rig so wound up,
and she's running like never before
There's a speed zone ahead on my right,
but I don't see a cop in sight
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Well my rig's a little low,
but that don't mean that she's slow
There a flame from her stack,
blowing smoke as black as coal
My hotel's comin' in sight,
if you think I'm happy all right
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

I've got ten forward gears,
and a sweet Georgia overdrive
I got the pedal to the metal,
and my eyes are open wide
I just passed a Jimmy in white,
I've been passing everything in sight
Six days on the road and I gotta see my baby tonight

The ICC is checking on down the line,
I'm a little hung over
And my log book is way behind,
but nothing bothers me tonight
Just I can dodge them scales alright
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Yeah, it seems like a year since I kissed my baby bye bye,
I can have a lot of chicks but I'm not like some other guys
Yes, I can find one to hold me tight,
but you know it wouldn't be alright
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

I pulled out of Pittsburgh,
rolling down the eastern sea border
I got my rig wound up,
and she's running like never before
There's a speed zone ahead on my right,
but I can dodge the law all night
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight
Six days on the road and I gotta see my baby tonight

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The Sky Is Crying

soundclip


by Elmore James
recording of 1978
from
Move It On Over (Rounder CD-3024) & Live (EMI E2-46329),
copyright notice

The sky is crying
Look at the tears roll down the street

The sky is crying
Look at the tears roll down the street

I'm feeling sad and lonely
My baby's left me

Understanding and a little lovin'
A little love is all that I need

Understanding and a little lovin'
A little love is all that I need

But misunderstanding and a no-good woman
They both cause my heart to bleed

Now every morning
The weeping willows weep for me

Now every morning baby
The weeping willows weep for me

The birds sing a little tune
I wish they'd sing my baby back home to me

The sky is crying
Look at the tears roll down the street

The sky is crying
Look at the tears roll down the street

I'm feeling sad and lonely
My baby's left me

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Treat Her Right

soundclip


by Hood / Kurtz
recording of 1988
from
Born To Be Bad (EMI E2-46973) & The Baddest Of George Thorogood And The Destroyers (EMI E2-97718 or Capitol 97718), copyright notice

I wanna tell you a story every man outta know
If you want a little lovin' you gotta start real slow
She gonna love you tonight if you just treat her right

Oh, squeeze her real gentle, you gotta make her feel good
Tell her that you love her like you know you should
She gonna love you tonight if you just treat her right

If you practice my method just as hard as you can
You gonna get a reputation as a lovin' man
Yeah, you'll be glad every night that you treated her right

Hey, hey, hey

Gotta squeeze her real gentle, you gotta make her feel good
And tell her that you love her like you know you should
She gonna love you all night if you just treat her right

If you practice my method just as hard as you can
You gonna get a reputation as a lovin' man
Yeah, you'll be glad every night that you treated her right

Hey

If you practice my method just as hard as you can
You gonna get a reputation as a lovin' man
Then you'll be glad every night that you treated her right

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What A Price

by
recording of 19
from
Maverick (Rounder 3045), copyright notice

Oh, what a price I had to pay,
for loving you, you, you

I bought a house, a diamond ring,
I had to give up everything
Oh, what a price I had to pay,
for loving you, you, you

I stopped my rambling, I even stopped gambling,
and I stopped staying out all night
Oh, what a price I had to pay,
for loving you, you, you

I tried so hard to do what's right,
but you only wrecked my life.
Oh, what a price I had to pay,
for loving you, you, you

You've heard my story. I've sung my song,
so, goodbye baby, I'm gone
Oh, what a price I had to pay,
for loving you, you, you

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Who Do You Love

soundclip


by Elias McDaniel a.k.a. Bo Diddley
recording of 1978
from
Move It On Over (Rounder CD-3024) & Live (EMI E2-46329) & The Baddest Of George Thorogood And The Destroyers (EMI E2-97718 or Capitol 97718), copyright notice

I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie
A brand new house on the road side, and it's a-made out of rattlesnake hide
Got a band new chimney put on top, and it's a-made out of human skull
Come on take a little walk with me baby, and tell me who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Around the town I use a rattlesnake whip, take it easy baby don't you give me no lip
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

I've got a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind, I'm just twenty-two and I don't mind dying
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Now Arlene took a-me by my hand, she said "Lonesome George you don't understand,
who do you love?"
The night were dark and the sky were blue, down the alleyway a house wagon flew
Hit a bump and somebody screamed, you should've heard what I'd seen
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Yeah, I've got a tombstone hand in a graveyard mine, just twenty-two baby I don't mind dying
Snake skin shoes baby put them on your feet, got the goodtime music and the Bo Diddley beat
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie
A brand new house on the road side, and it's made out of rattlesnake hide
Got a band new chimney put on top, and it's made out of human skull
Come on take a little walk with me child, tell me who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

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Willie And The Hand Jive

by
recording of 1985
from
Maverick (Rounder 3045), copyright notice

I know a cat named Way-out Willie,
he's got a groovy little chick named Rocking' Lily
Yeah, rock & rolling Suzie Q,
does that crazy old hand jive, too

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive,
do that crazy hand jive

Mama, mama, look at Sister Flo,
doing that hand jive with Uncle Joe
When I gave little sister a dime,
I said "Do that hand jive one more time"

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive,
do that crazy hand jive

A doctor, a lawyer and an Indian Chief,
they all dig that Diddley beat
Way-out Willie gave them all a treat,
when he did that hand jive with his feet

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive,
do that crazy hand jive

Papa told Willie, "You'll ruin my home,
you and that hand jive have got to go"
Willie told Papa, "Don't you put me down,
they're doing that hand jive all around town"

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive,
do that crazy hand jive

Willie and Lily got married last fall
they had a little Willie Junior, and that ain't all
Well, the baby got famous in his crib, you see,
when he did that hand jive on MTV

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive,
do that crazy hand jive

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Woman With The Blues

by
recording of 1985
from
Maverick (Rounder 3045), copyright notice

You're out on the town,
playing it cool
While she hangs around,
playing your fool
But what's really going down?
Who's fooling who?
She's just a woman, she's just a woman with the blues

Now, night after night,
she's staying home
And you know it ain't right,
to constantly roam
It's her life to choose,
but that's no excuse
She's just a woman, she's just a woman with the blues

This pain in her heart,
she keeps to herself
But you know from the start,
there was nobody else
Yes, she loves only you,
and her love is true
She's just a woman, she's just a woman with the blues

Now, one of these days,
you'll wake up and find
That she's changed her ways,
and she's changed her mind
And the love you refused,
is the love you will lose
So don't give your woman, don't give your woman the blues

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You Got To Lose

soundclip


by Earl Hooker
recording of 1977
from
George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Rounder CD-3013) & Live (EMI E 2-46329), copyright notice

You got to lose
You can't win all the time
You got to lose
You can't win all the time
Well I know pretty baby
I see trouble comin' down the line

Well I was out on the streets baby
I did not have no money
Don't you worry pretty baby
I'll be back on my feet soon honey

You got to lose
You can't win all the time
Well I know pretty baby
I see trouble comin' down the line

You got to lose
You can't win all the time
You got to lose
You can't win all the time
Yes I know pretty baby
I see trouble comin' down the line

Yeah I was out on the streets
I did not have no friends
I didn't have no money
And nothing I could spend

You got to lose
You can't win all the time
Well I know pretty baby
I see trouble comin' down the line

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You Talk Too Much

soundclip


by George Thorogood
recording of 1988
from
Born To Be Bad (EMI E2-46973) & Let's Work Together Live (EMI 31948 or EMI 3718) & The Baddest Of George Thorogood And The Destroyers (EMI E2-97718 or Capitol 97718), copyright notice

You talk too much, you talk too much,
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby,
you know you're bound to drive me away

Now you get on the telephone with your girlfriend,
your conversation baby ain't got no end
Yakety-yakety-yakety-yak all the time,
you keep on talking baby drive me out of my mind
You talk too much,
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby,
you know you're bound to drive me away

Well I laid out in the afternoon I start to nappin',
you walk into the room with them jaws a-flappin'
You keep that motormouth moving morning, noon and night,
you keep on talking baby make my head turn white
You talk too much,
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby,
you know you're bound just to drive me away

I think you're trying to put me through some kind of test,
I'm begging you baby won't you give it a rest
You talk about people that you don't even know,
keep it up baby I'm gonna pick up and blow
You talk too much,
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby,
you know you're bound to drive me away

Don't get me wrong baby I don't mean to complain,
but if you keep on talking you're gonna drive me insane
You keep on talking all around the clock,
I'm begging you baby won't you please stop
You talk too much,
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby,
you know you're bound to drive me away

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Page last updated on:
June 2 2000


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