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Table Of Content (89 songs, 20 soundclips)

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29 Ways
All The Good Times
Automobile
Baby Please Don't Go
Baby Wants To Boogie
Big Bill's Guitar
Blind Willie
Bloodsucker Blues
Bluesdoctor
Bourgeois Blues
Breaking Down The Henhouse
Cajun Boogie
Call Me
Charly Stone
Come Back Baby
Cottonfields
Crazy Moon
Cuckoo
Darkest Hour
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Death Letter Blues
Dough Roller Blues
False Accusations
Feel Like Going Home
Flying Shoes
Get Down 'N Play The Blues
Going Home
Going To Brownsville
Grinning In Your Face
Hard Road Blues
Homecooking

Homeless
Honey Babe Blues
Hunted Man
Johnny & The Devil
Journey On
Late Last Night
Lazy, Long Hot Summer's Day
Lifeline
Living In The Fast Lane
Lonely Days & Lonely Nights
Louisiana Man
Love Sweet Love (1)
Love Sweet Love (2)
Lovin’ Man
Mandolin Man
Man With A Broken Heart
Midnight Special
Minnibelle
Missing You
Mississippi
My Baby Changed The Lock On Her Door
New Cocaine Blues
New Orleans
Next Morning At Sunrise
Nine Pound Hammer
Paint The Town
Power Of Love
Rain
Ready For The Ride
Rock The Boat

Rolling Stone
Roll With The Punches
Rubber Dolly
Run The Human Race
Sail Away
Sail On
Set Me Free
Shake Hands With The Sun
Sidewalk Hobo
Sitting In Limbo
Six Strings Down
Soul Of A Man
Soul On Fire
Storm Warning
Tears Are Rolling
The Cuckoo
The Planet
Titanic
Too Many Drivers
Traveling Man
Train
Vicksburg Is My Home
Walking The Dog
Went To The Doctor
Where The Southern Crosses The Dog
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Wings
You Make Me Feel So Good

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Homeless


by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

When the weatherman says sunshine but the beams don't touch your window-sill
When the weatherman says sunshine and the beams don't never touch your window-sill
You know the good times didn't get you and you know that the hard times will

All my money gone, everyday there's a knocking on the door
All my money gone, everyday there's a loud knocking on the door
It's that mean old rent collector-man, he's coming back to get himself some more

All my money gone
All my money gone
Man says: you gotta pay your bills now
Or I have to put y'all out on the street

Dancing 'round the golden calf
People don't see the writing on the wall
When you're down so low, you know
You ain't got so far to fall
In this city full of plenty
Some folks just got a piece of street and that's all

See them poor homeless people
Shoving grocery-carts along the street
Carry everything they own
In a grocery-cart they shove along the street
See them lie in the gutter
Lost their hope, lost their pride and dignity

 

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Honey Baby Blues


traditional
recording of 1970

from Next Morning At Sunrise (Autogram 130), copyright notice

I ain't got no honey babe now
I ain't got no honey babe now
And it's oh me, oh Lordy mine, I ain't got no honey babe now

I leave her on the early morning train
I leave her on the early morning train
And it's oh me, oh Lordy mine, I leave her on the early morning train

I'm going where the water tastes like wine
I'm going where the water tastes like wine
And it's oh me, oh Lordy mine, I'm going where the water tastes like wine

 

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Hunted Man

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1987

from Baby Wants To Boogie, copyright notice

I'm running, running, running
Feet they hardly touch the ground
Policedogs on my trail
'Cause I shot my woman down

I caught my baby
On a midnight creep
Blew a bullet through her head
Before she woke up from her sleep

I'm a hunted man
Can't find no hiding place
Gotta keep on moving
Like the wild geese flyin' to the west

Gonna charge me for murder
Murder in the first degree
Take me down to the jail
Spend my time in misery

Judge and jury
Gonna send me to the 'lectric chair
Gonna meet my baby
When I fly away from here

Got a rabbit-bone
And I got a mojo-bone
All the good luck charms in the world
Can't help me none

Dark is the night
Cold is the ground
Cryin' lord have mercy
On a poor boy death-cell bound

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Johnny & The Devil

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1992

from Johnny & The Devil, copyright notice

Johnny was a country boy
Made his living off the land
Every Saturday night he'd play the guitar
With the boys in the local band

Now the devil he played with golden fingers
Near the waters he did dwell
Made your backbone shiver, when you walked by the river
And you listened to his tunes from hell

The river runs on so freely, the river runs to the sea
Johnny sold his soul to the devil down below
Who will never more set him free
And he never can again be free

Johnny talked to the river
Shouted into the deep
You can have my soul if you give me your guitar
Make her laugh, make her mourn and weep

Up came the devil and he spoke to Johnny
You'll be the best in all the land
You'll play hot, you'll play well, as the fires from hell
But your soul will be at my command

The river runs on so freely, the river runs to the sea
Johnny sold his soul to the devil down below
Who will never more set him free
And he never can again be free

Johnny can jive and Johnny can boogie
Let the music flow so free
Play the strings so you can hear them ring
Through the bayou1 country

Now the people came from near and far
When they heard about the guitar-man
Johnny's voice got hoarse and his fingers were all bloody
But his playing never took an end

Sometimes in the dead of night
There's music sounding through the trees
The devil plays a tune on the bank of the river
Johnny's soul sings harmony

The river runs on so freely, the river runs to the sea
Johnny sold his soul to the devil down below
Who will never more set him free
And he never can again be free

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Note 1: bayou, any of various usually marshy or sluggish bodies of water.

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Journey On

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1997

from Journey On (Minor 84172), copyright notice

The road may be rough and rocky
Temptations may be strong
We may be tried and we may be denied
But we must journey on

Journey on, journey on
We must journey on
We may be tried and we may be denied
But we must journey on

Your friends they may forsake you
Turn their back on you
But in this life we must travel on
And see our journey through

Journey on, journey on
We must journey on
We may be tried and we may be denied
But we must journey on

Evil will tell you silver-tongued lies
Lead you off that narrow road
Sweet-talking temptation
Tryin' to get a hold of your soul

The road may be rough and rocky
Temptations may be strong
We may be tried and we may be denied
But we must journey on

Journey on, journey on
We must journey on
We may be tried and we may be denied
But we must journey on

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Late Last Night

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1992

from Call Me (Deluge DEL-D-3006), copyright notice

Late last night as I laid sleeping
Dreamt I heard you call my name
Packed my pack, went to the station
For to jump on the fastest train

Mr. Conductor man, Mr. Conductor man
Tell me, what time does your train ride
I'm going to see my baby
Want to see her before daylight

Don't you hear that whistle blowing
Can't you feel that steady roll
This old sound of wheels a-moving
Sure does satisfy my soul

Mr. Conductor man, Mr. Conductor man
Come on, let your whistle blow
When you see her on the platform
Gotta let your train drive slow

Oh my baby, oh my baby
Oh my baby, here I come
Put your loving arms around me
Like the circle 'round the sun

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Lazy, Long Hot Summer's Day

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

Mama's in the kitchen
Baking up some ice-cream pie
Papa's on the river fishing
Fish are so lazy they won't bite
I'm lying in the shade
Watch a lonely cloud drift by

Lazy, long hot summer's day
Lazy, just pass the time away

Feel like doing nothing
In this angry summer heat
Just get high on the smell of honeysuckle1
Intoxicating sweet
And watch the river flow
As she winds her lonely way down to the sea

Lazy, long hot summer's day
Lazy, just pass the time away

Can't play a lick
My fingers just won't move no more
My guitar plays a tune
That I've never ever heard her play before
It's her own sweet composition
She don't seem to trust my brain no more

Lazy, long hot summer's day
Lazy, just pass the time away

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Note 1: honeysuckle, any of various plants (as a columbine or azalea) with tubular flowers rich in nectar, see drawing.

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Lifeline

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

from Lifeline (Blue Groove BG-9020), copyright notice

Your love is like a lifeline
Your love is like a lifeline, baby
Your love is like a lifeline
Baby won’t you rescue me

I’m like a mountain without a valley
I’m like a lock without a key
I’m like a train ain’t got no engine
Baby you’re my driving wheel

Like a smoker needs tobacco
Like a drunkard needs his wine
Like a junkie needs the needle
I need your sweet love all the time

I can’t build a house on water
I can’t sail a ship on land
I can’t live without your loving
I wanna hold your hand

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Living In The Fast lane

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1992 resp. 1998

from Johnny & The Devil & Blue Grooves From Vienna (a 50th birthday celebration), copyright notice

Once I had a good friend, very dear to me
He said, "I can handle it, it doesn't worry me"
Cocaine and the needle, I know when to say no
Let me tell you: my good friend, ain't here no more

Living in the fast lane, never go slow
Living in the fast lane, anything goes

Way back in the sixties, I remember well
Mind blowing parties, gate to living hell
First it gives you sweet dreams, makes your mind fly free
But that goddamn' habit is killing by degree

Living in the fast lane, never go slow
Living in the fast lane, anything goes

Builds walls around you, bars up the door
Makes a strong man helpless, cry out for more
Makes you beg for mercy, on your knees and pray
Time bomb on your brain, ticking night and day

Living in the fast lane, never go slow
Living in the fast lane, anything goes

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Lonely Days & Lonely Nights

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1992

from Call Me (Deluge DEL-D-3006), copyright notice

Lonely days and lonely nights
Life's been full of misery
I've been crying, crying, crying
Since you walked out on me
Woman, one day you will know
You gotta reap what you sow

I've been watching you baby
Tears in my eyes
See you laughing pretty woman
But some day you'll be crying
You just wait and see
Someone will hurt you like you're hurting me

You've been messing with my heart
Now you're tearing me apart
You've been twisting me around
Put me up and put me down

All you wanted was a toy
A dancing puppet on a string
Used me for your fun and joy
Then you dropped me just like nothing
One day, you just wait and see
Someone will treat you like you treated me

You've been messing with my heart
Now you're tearing me apart
You've been twisting me around
Put me up and put me down

Lonely days and lonely nights

You've been messing with my heart
Now you're tearing me apart
You've been twisting me around
Put me up and put me down

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Louisiana Man

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1997

from Journey On (Minor 84172), copyright notice

I was born on a Louisiana road
Soon as I could walk, I had to carry a load
Papa left when I was just about four
Mama died, didn't want to live no more

Louisian', Louisian'
Lord have mercy
Mercy on a Louisiana man

I heard Blind Lemon singing in the street
I loved that sound and I loved that beat
Led that blind man by the hand
Deep Ellem, Texas, across the Texas borderland

I never will forget that fatal day
I ran into a man that kept calling me names
Lost my temper and I cut him down
The verdict was: guilty, I was sugarland bound

Louisian', Louisian'
Lord have mercy
Mercy on a Louisiana man

Some got six months, some got a year
Me and my buddy doing lifetime here
Hard, hard labor from morning 'til night
They work me like a mule on the black-ball-line
Wish a voodoo doctor down in New Orleans
Mix me a potion, lay a thing on me
Put a spell on my captain and break my chain
Walk out of here, a free man again

Louisian', Louisian'
Lord have mercy
Mercy on a Louisiana man

Let the midnight special shine it's light on me
Let the midnight special shine it's ever loving light on me

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Love Sweet Love (Version 1)

soundclip


by Hans Theessink
recording of 1982

from Hans Theessink & Gerry Lockran Cushioned For A Soft Ride Inside (Autogram), copyright notice

I don't need your money
Don't need your diamond ring
I don't need your big Rolls Royce
To get me back on my feet again
I need your love, love sweet love

I don't need your TV-set
Don't need your frigidaire
I don't need your champagne 'n wine
But when I call, honey please be there,
to give me love, love sweet love

I like the snow-covered mountaintop
The pale moon in the sky
I like the mighty rollin' river
Babe, I love the shine in your eyes

I like my mamma
I like the way she walks
Yes I like my baby
The way she sweet-baby talks,
about love, love sweet love

(spoken: Listen to her talk)

She got elfin' movements
From her head down to her toes
Lord she moves like a cannonball
Wherever she goes

I don't need your money

 

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Love Sweet Love (Version 2)

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

from Lifeline (Blue Groove BG-9020), copyright notice

I don't need your money
Don't need your diamond ring
I don't need your fancy car
To get me back on my feet again

I need your love, love sweet love
Love, love, love sweet love

I like my baby
I like the way she walks
Yes I love my woman
The way she baby-talks

'Bout love, love sweet love
Love, love, love sweet love

I like that snow covered mountaintop
The pale moon in the sky
I like that mighty rolling river
Babe, I like the shine in your eyes

I like my baby's kisses and that easy roll
Feel her heartbeat when she holds me tight
I love my woman from her head down to her toes
When I feel her body next to mine

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Lovin' Man

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

from Lifeline (Blue Groove BG-9020), copyright notice

We can go up north, we can go down south
Go out west, we can go out east
Anywhere the wind blows, any place you wanna be
Feels like home, home sweet home to me

I wanna be, I wanna be, baby, wanna be your lovin’ man
I wanna be, I wanna be, wanna be be be your lovin’ man

Way you hug me in the evening, when the moon shines up above
Feels so good, honey it must be love

One, two, three, four
Five, six, seven
When you kiss me
I’m in heaven
Sweet love medicine, need it every day
Pacify my mind and drive my blues away

We can go up north, we can go down south
Go out west, we can go out east
Anywhere the wind blows, any place you wanna be
Feels like home, home sweet home to me

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Mandolin Man

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

from Lifeline (Blue Groove BG-9020), copyright notice

Sounds from the southland from bygone years
Sweetest music that ever touched my ears
When I heard sleepy John Estes sing
First time I heard yank’s mandolin

Played with Hammie Nixon and Sleepy John
Kept me glued to the gramophone
Such a funky sound, it was the real thing
And I used to love yank’s mandolin

I met yank Rachell some years ago
Some place up north, we shared the show
I felt so proud to be on the bandstand
Play the blues with the mandolin man

Such a gentle man with a big old smile
Rocked the joint, the crowd went wild
Played the old time blues from way back when
Yank was known as the mandolin man

Early last April took up and died
Angels lifted him up to the sky
I bet he’s playing in the heavenly band
Angels boppin’ to the blues of the mandolin man

Yank Rachell’s gone to another shore
He’ll never play down here no more
Ain’t nobody that ever walked the land
Played the blues like the mandolin ma

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Man With A Broken Heart

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

Evening sun is sinking low
My thoughts unclear, 'cause I don't know
Where we went wrong, what made you want to part
The house we used to call our home
Feels cold and empty, now you're gone
All you left is a man with a broken heart

The band still plays our favorite song
But I can't stand to dance alone
Drown my memories, drinking at the bar
Wished this beer would numb my brain
Wished this wine would take the pain
I've felt since you left a man with a broken heart

This old heart of mine is falling down
Thousand pieces scattered all around
When you walked out, my dream world fell apart
All you left is a man with a broken heart
All you left is a man with a broken heart

I've cried and prayed to heaven above
Bring me back my only love
I might as well be wishing on a star
Guess that all's been said and done
You packed your bags and now you're gone
All you left is a man with a broken heart

This old heart of mine is falling down
Thousand pieces scattered all around
When you walked out, my dream world fell apart
All you left is a man with a broken heart
All you left is a man with a broken heart

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Midnight Special

 

traditional
recording of 1982

from Hans Theessink & Gerry Lockran Cushioned For A Soft Ride Inside (Autogram), copyright notice

Get up early in the morning, hear the toll bell ring
Go walk up to the table, see the same damn thing
Knife 'n fork are on the table, nothin' in my pan
But if I complain about it, get trouble from the man

Let the midnight special shine the light on me

You ever go to Houston, you better walk right
You better not stagger, you better not fight
'Cause the sheriff he'll arrest you 'n carry you down
If the jury find you guilty, you're penitentiary bound

Let the midnight special shine the light on me

Yonder come Missie Rosie, how in the world you know
I could tell her by the apron 'n the dress she wore
Umbrella on her shoulder, piece o' paper in her hand
Walks up to the captain, say "Release my man"

Let the midnight special shine the light on me

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Minnibelle

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1994

from Hard Road Blues (Minor 801047), copyright notice

Got a woman down in Jackson
Used to live on Cherry-Lane
She's a real brain twister
Minnibelle is her name

Operator, operator
Long distance on the line
Please give me Minnibelle's connection
Can't shake that woman off my mind

When it comes to loving
No one like my Minnibelle
She shakes like an earthquake
Burns like fire from hell

B'lieve I go down to Jackson
Make a stop on Cherry-Lane
She's a real brain twister
Minnibelle is her name

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Missing You

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

from Lifeline (Blue Groove BG-9020), copyright notice

Missing you baby
Missing you night and day
I think I’m going crazy
I think I’m going crazy out here

I wrote you a letter
Tried to call you on the phone
The line was disconnected
Mail returned, address unknown

You’re on my mind in the daytime
Nighttime when I’m lying in my bed
Thinkin’ so hard baby
Nighttime when I’m lying in my bed
Feels like a freight train
Running through my head

Ride my car
Ride on down the road
Ride, ride, ride
Ride on down the road
I know you must be somewhere
Gonna search every place I know

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Mississippi

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1989

from Johnny & The Devil & Blue Grooves From Vienna (a 50th birthday celebration), copyright notice

Starting out of Memphis, highway 61
Traces of the places where the blues began
Sun is blazing, horizon far
Echoes of a national steel guitar

Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Where the blues was born

Yazoo river rolling through the land
Cradle of the blues, that delta land
Cottonfields, catfish farms
Steady-rocking rhythm since the dawn of time

Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Where the blues was born

Wade Walton's barbershop, backroom booze
Shave and a haircut, lots of rhythm 'n blues
Greenville juke joint, Saturday night
Get down 'n boogie till the morning-light

Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Where the blues was born

Broken down Chevy on a muddy track
Ten people sharing a two-room shack
Folks so poor, nothing to loose
Get religion or that lowdown blues

Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Where the blues was born

Charly Patton, Fred McDowell, Willie Brown
Son House, Son Thomas, that delta sound
Black man's heart, black man's soul
Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf

Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Where the blues was born

Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed
Sam Chatmon, Ishman Bracy, Tommy Johnson, Skip James
John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Mississippi John Hurt
Memphis Minnie, Peetie Wheatstraw, Sonny Boy Williamson

Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Down in Mississippi
Where the blues was born

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My Baby Changed The Lock On Her Door

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1987

from Baby Wants To Boogie, copyright notice

My baby changed, changed the lock on her door
My mama changed, changed the lock on her door
The key I've got, it just don't fit no more

My mama told me, my papa told me too
My dear old mother told me, my papa told me too
Settle down with that woman, she'll make a wreck out of you

You threw out my clothes and my blue suede shoes
And my old guitar, a Gibson Kalamazoo
But how on earth could you throw out my rhythm 'n blues
(Spoken: Especially that old Ray Charles record)

They say you've got a new man, the rumor's spread all over town
You got yourself a new man, the rumor's spread all over town
Guess I'm leaving you baby, you won't stop messing 'round

Bye bye baby, believe it's time to go
Bye bye baby, believe it's time to go
You won't stop messin' with Mr. so-and-so

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New Cocaine Blues

 

traditional, theme by reverend Gary Davis, extra words by Jackson Browne, verses 3 and 4 by Gerry Lockran
recording of 1982

from Hans Theessink & Gerry Lockran Cushioned For A Soft Ride Inside (Autogram), copyright notice

You take Sally and I take Sue
Ain't no difference between the two
Cocaine, all around my brain

Sittin' by the railroad line
Waitin' for that chick o' mine
Cocaine, all around my brain

Holed up in Mobile, bust in Maine
Waitin' for that midnight train
Cocaine, all around my brain

Holy mother, what you gotta say
That stuff got me away
Cocaine, all around my brain

Hey, hey, hey, hey, brother, what you gonna do
That cocaine got me through
Cocaine, all around my brain

There's nothing that I wanna do
But that snow's gonna fly on through
Cocaine, all around my brain

Shoot up my line, can't you get it soon
Sugar daddy's gonna take you too
Cocaine, all around my brain

Holy brother, what you gotta say
That stuff got me away
Cocaine, all around my brain

Hey, hey, hey, hey, mama, mama come on quick
My cocaine's got me sick
Cocaine, all around my brain

Hey brother what you gonna do
For that stuff's gonna get me through
Cocaine, all around my brain

Cocaine, all around my brain

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New Orleans

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1992

from Call Me (Deluge DEL-D-3006), copyright notice

Sixty-one out of Baton Rouge
Down Louisian'
Heading for the gulf of Mexico
Sun is beating, ain't no breeze
Spanish moss from big old trees
Listening to the cajun1 radio

Going down on the Mississippi Queen
Going down down down to New Orleans

Corner bands on Jackson Square
Music fills the air
Bon temps roulez, let the good times roll
Tipitina's, second line
Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint
Snooks Eaglin, Doctor John, Fats Domino

Going down on the Mississippi Queen
Going down down down to New Orleans

Crawfish, much as you can eat
Down on Bourbon Street
Oyster po'boy, best I've ever seen
Melting pot of jazz and soul
Blues and rock 'n roll
Creole2 gumbo, dirty rice 'n beans

Going down on the Mississippi Queen
Going down down down to New Orleans

Professor Longhair dead 'n gone
His spirit lingers on
In the crescent city on lake Ponchartrain
Feel the rhythm in the street
New Orleans sound, New Orleans beat
Iko Iko and Little Liza Jane

Going down on the Mississippi Queen
Going down down down to New Orleans

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Note 1: cajun, a citizen from the U.S. state of Louisiana descended from French-speaking immigrants from Acadia, Canada. The Acadians were French settlers of eastern Canada who were exiled from their land in the 1750's. The Cajuns are their descendants who settled in Louisiana. The word Cajun is an alteration of Acadian. Find out more at this site, Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History;
Note 2: Creole, French créole, from Spanish criollo, from Portuguese crioulo white person born in the colonies. A person of European descent born especially in the West Indies or Spanish America or a white person descended from early French or Spanish settlers of the U.S. Gulf states and preserving their speech and culture or a person of mixed French or Spanish and black descent speaking a dialect of French or Spanish.

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Next Morning At Sunrise

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1970

from Next Morning At Sunrise (Autogram 130), copyright notice

It's a long long road to travel alone
Honey, without you on my side
But I have to get home for some work that must be done
And I miss you when I leave you out of sight

Next morning at sunrise you'll find me gone
Next morning at sunrise you'll be on your own

I leave you my blankets and some cigarettes
You'll need them when I won't be here no more
'Cause I'm bound far away, maybe for to stay
So tomorrow night I won't be on your floor

Next morning at sunrise you'll find me gone
Next morning at sunrise you'll be on your own

I walk the streets of morning with you on my mind
The warmth of your body fades away
Your voice in my ear is getting unclear
But deep inside your memory does stay

Next morning at sunrise you'll find me gone
Next morning at sunrise you'll be on your own

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Nine Pound Hammer

 

by traditional
recording of 1970

from Next Morning At Sunrise (Autogram 130), copyright notice

Nine pound hammer, it killed John Henry
Won't kill me, Lord, it won't kill me
Nine pound hammer, it killed John Henry
Won't kill me, Lord, it won't kill me

Gone upon the mountain, for to see my baby
She is gone, Lord, she is gone
Gone upon the mountain, for to see my baby
She is gone, my babe, she is gone

This nine pound hammer, is far too heavy
Baby, for my size, Baby, for my size
This nine pound hammer, is far too heavy
Baby, for my size, Baby, for my size

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Paint The Town

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

Work is almost done
Weekend coming on
We can stay at home
Kick off our shoes
Or take a cab downtown
Let our hair down
Party all night long
Like we used to do

Tonight, tonight
Bright city light
Come on baby
Put on your dancing shoes

Tonight, tonight
Bright city light
Party all night long
Like we used to do

Tonight we're getting down
We gonna paint the town
All colors of the rainbow
We gonna paint the town

Tonight we're getting down
We gonna paint the town
All colors of the rainbow
We gonna paint the town

Find a loud bar
A whining slide-guitar
And a bass man
Lay down the groove

Let it all hang loose
Hit some bad bad blues
Party all night long
Like we used to do

Tonight, tonight
Bright city light
Come on baby
Put on your dancing shoes

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Power Of Love

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

Let's talk about love
Spelled l-o-v-e
Just a four-letter word
Such a sweet mystery
Sometimes I wonder
Yes, I wonder about the power of love

Love is like music
Sweet sounds in your ears
Sometimes a sad song
Moves you to tears
Sometimes I wonder
Yes, I wonder about the power of love

Love can move a mountain, love can tear down a wall
Love can uplift you, make you stumble and fall
Gotta learn how to take, gotta learn how to give
Love and be loved, live and let live

Love is a baby
To nurture and hold
Without warmth and affection
Love will grow cold
Sometimes I wonder
Yes I wonder about the power of love

Love can move a mountain, love can tear down a wall
Love can uplift you, make you stumble and fall
Gotta learn how to take, gotta learn how to give
Love and be loved, live and let live

Love can move a mountain, love can tear down a wall
Love can uplift you, make you stumble and fall
Gotta learn how to take, gotta learn how to give
Love and be loved, live and let live

Love and be loved, live and let live
Love and be loved, live and let live
That's the power of love

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Rain

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

from Blue Grooves From Vienna (a 50th birthday celebration), copyright notice

I'm sitting in the rain, rain keeps drizzling on
I'm sitting in the rain, rain keeps drizzling on
I'm sitting in the rain, rain keeps drizzling on
Waiting for a train to take me back home
Sitting in the rain, rain keeps drizzling on

Got my pockets full of money, made a lot of bread this time
Got my pockets full of money, made a lot of bread this time
Got my pockets full of money, made a lot of bread this time
If the rain would stop I'd try to hitch a ride
But rain, rain keeps drizzling on

Thinking 'bout my woman,
Haven't seen her since god knows when
Haven't seen her since god knows when
Talked to her on the phone last night
Just got late for the midnight flight
Sitting in the rain, waiting for a train to take me back home

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Ready For The Ride

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

from Lifeline (Blue Groove BG-9020), copyright notice

You may own an airplane
Fly all over the world
Got your silver and gold
Diamonds and pearls
But one thing’s for certain
When your time is up
It’s ashes to ashes
Dust to dust

you can’t run, run, run, run, run
Sure can’t hide
When the master calls your number
Better be ready for the ride

Got your friends in high places
Turn your wrongs into right
Got your doctors and lawyers
Girlfriends and wife
But when that hearse comes rolling
On your final day
Ain’t nobody there can help you
When they carry you away

You may own a bank
Mansion on the hill
Light your cigars
With a 100-dollar bill
But when your race is run
And it’s time to go
All the money in the world
Can’t help you no more

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Rock The Boat


by Hans Theessink
recording of 1992 resp. 1993

from Call Me (Deluge DEL-D-3006) & Hans Theessink & Blue Groove - LIVE (Minor 744125), copyright notice

Came a long way to your country
Now you point your gun at me
Got no money, got no papers
I'm as scared as I can be
Don't know where I'm going
But I know I can't go back to where I've been
Now you tell me that the boat is full
And there ain't no room for me

Rock the boat, don't let me down
Rock the boat, don't let me down

Hard times in my homeland
Trouble in my town
Seen oppression, I've seen torture
Seen the blood upon the ground
Had to run for my life
To escape from captivity
Now you tell me that the boat is full
And there ain't no room for me

Rock the boat, don't let me down
Rock the boat, don't let me down

 

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Page last updated on:
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