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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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Rolling Stone

soundclip


by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

Hey mama tell me, where's little sister gone
Sorry son but she long gone
Took to the breeze, let her long hair flow
She took to the road, with a rolling stone

A rolling stone gathers no moss
Never know if he'll be back again
Roads to travel and bridges to cross
Come and go with the wind

Hey mama tell me, why did she leave home
She loved a man but he done her wrong
Hurt her feelings, left her all alone
She took to the road, with a rolling stone

She's gonna spread her wings
She'll be flying high
Climb the tallest mountain
Try to reach the sky

A rolling stone gathers no moss
Never know if he'll be back again
Roads to travel and bridges to cross
Come and go with the wind

A rolling stone gathers no moss
Never know if he'll be back again
Roads to travel and bridges to cross
Come and go with the wind

 

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Roll With The Punches

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

When you're down on luck, trouble's all you see
Choice between the devil, and the deep blue sea
Gotta be a way out, don't get uptight
At the end of a long black tunnel, gotta be a light

Ain't no medicine, ain't no cure
Trouble will find you, that's for sure
Gotta remember, gotta hold out
There's a silver lining, on every cloud

Take it easy, relax your mind
Can't be worried, all the time
Same old story, same old song
Gotta roll with the punches, gotta carry on
Gotta roll with the punches, gotta carry on
Gotta roll with the punches, gotta carry on

Love is the healer, whatever you do
Don't give up your dreams, dreams may come true 

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Rubber Dolly

 

by Woody Guthrie
recording of 1970

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

My mamma told me, that she would buy me
A Rubber Dolly if I'd be good
But don't you tell her
I've got to fall her
Or she won't buy me no Rubber Dolly

No Rubber Dolly, no Rubber Dolly
She won't buy me no Rubber Dolly

My mamma told me, that she would buy me
A stick of candy if I'd be good
But don't you tell her
I've got to fall her
Or she won't buy me no stick of candy

No stick of candy, no stick of candy
She won't buy me no stick of candy

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Run The Human Race

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1997

from Journey On (Minor 84172), copyright notice

We gotta run the human race
Everybody must take part
Win some or lose some
And always listen to your heart

There's just one earth, just one sky
We all gotta live here, 'til the day we die
'Til the final curtain call, when the lights go down
We all have a ride on the merry-go-round

We gotta run the human race
Everybody must take part
Win some or lose some
And always listen to your heart

Jehova, Buddha, Allah, Manitou
No matter who you are and who you're praying to
Don't count the difference, count what binds
You're a link in the chain and a number in line

We gotta run the human race
Everybody must take part
Win some or lose some
And always listen to your heart

Red 'n' yellow, black 'n' white
We gotta work it out, we gotta put things right
Live in happiness, live in peace
Love 'n' understanding, sweet harmony

Money makes the world go round, so the proverb says
And it's nice to have some money, living day by day
But when you die you can't take it up to heaven above
And John Lennon told us "Money can't buy you love"

We gotta run the human race
Everybody must take part
Win some or lose some
And always listen to your heart

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Sail Away

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

This place is in an awful fix
Nothing seems to work out right
The truth is like a nightmare
That haunts you in the night

Bad news in the papers
Misery on the screen
I can't take it anymore
Tonight I want to dream

When this dark night is over
Sun rises on the bay
I will take you by the hand my love
And we will sail away

Sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away

Hear the sound of the ocean
Watch the waves come rolling in
Walk barefoot in the sand, my love
Seagulls dancing on the wind

I want to hear your heartbeat
Feel your body next to mine
Make love to the rhythm of the sea
Eternal rolling of the tide

I want to hear your heartbeat
Feel your body next to mine
Make love to the rhythm of the sea
Eternal rolling of the tide

When this dark night is over
Sun rises on the bay
I will take you by the hand my love
And we will sail away

Sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away

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Sail On

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1992

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

I've been sailing ten thousand years
I've been to far off lands, crossed the seven seas
I've seen empires rise, seen the heads of the mighty fall
I shared my bread with peasants, kings and all

My love's in the valley, my love's on the hill
She's the star that leads me, she's the breeze in my sail
Can't wait to kiss her lips, when I set my foot ashore
Can't wait to tell my tales and show you what I have in store

I will sail on, I won't lie down
I will sail on, I won't lie down
My love is waiting on the other shore
I will sail on, I won't lie down

From the Arizona desert I bring you burning sand
Bring you ancient wisdom from the red and yellow man
Bring you tea from China, skin canoe from the Eskimo
And sculptures that came to life many years ago

I bring you the river that runs to the sea
I bring you the songs of the man who's fightin' to be free
I bring you the crystal ice from where the arctic winds blow cold
And I bring you the stories that have never been told

I will sail on, I won't lie down
I will sail on, I won't lie down
My love is waiting on the other shore
I will sail on, I won't lie down

I bring you the prison-door that locks people in
I bring you the shotgun that killed again and again
I bring you the soldier that died without a name
And the bleeding heart of the woman that lost her man

From Spain I bring you the blood-red wine
Talking drums from Africa and Lebanon pine
From the southern islands I bring you fruit so sweet
I bring you a golden ring as a gift from me

I will sail on, I won't lie down
I will sail on, I won't lie down
My love is waiting on the other shore
I will sail on, I won't lie down

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Set Me Free

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1997

from Journey On (Minor 84172), copyright notice

Congregation gathered by the river
Early morning, dawning of the day
Reverend Jones reads his sermon
In the distance you can hear the people pray

Roll on mighty Mississippi, wash your waters to the sea
Roll on mighty Mississippi, wash away our sins and set us free
Lord above, as you look upon us
Hallowed be Thy name, we testify
Lord, you give and take, don't turn these souls away
Lead us to that mansion in the sky

Roll on mighty Mississippi ...

Down in the delta at the crossroads
The ghost of Robert Johnson roams the land
Telling the news, preaching the blues
Lending the devil a hand

Roll on mighty Mississippi ...

Mojo people gather by the river
Eternal beating of the drum
Mumbling a prayer, there's voodoo in the air
The spirit of the motherland returns

Roll on mighty Mississippi ...

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Shake Hands With The Sun

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1983 resp. 1989

from Titanic (Extraplatte 26) & Johnny & The Devil, copyright notice

Bye bye to the concrete, gotta leave the town
Bye bye to the concrete, gotta leave the town
Don't want no city hounds and foxes, always dog me 'round

Days are getting longer
Light is getting stronger
You can feel the warm sunshine
Goodbye blues, hello summertime

I'm gonna sit on the hillside, let the time roll by
I'm gonna sit on the hillside, let the time roll by
Watch the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees
With my feet down in the valley
And my head up in the sky

Days are getting longer
Light is getting stronger
You can feel the warm sunshine
Goodbye blues, hello summertime

Listen to me mama, let me tell you what we do
If you come along with me, I will sing for you
We won't have to worry, how to get our daywork done
We gonna talk to the moon, shake hands with the sun

Days are getting longer
Light is getting stronger
You can feel the warm sunshine
Goodbye blues, hello summertime

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Sidewalk Hobo

 

by Tony Joe White
recording of 1982

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

His footsteps echoed softly through the early morning hour
The slowness of his move should be a warning
From the trash he digs a pair of socks and yesterday's flowers
What a way to start a monday-morning

He might have been a carpenter at one time in his life
Built a lot of homes but never had one
Or he might have been a poet who'd come upon some hard times
And all that he had lived was just them sad poems

He might have been a singer whit a lot of promise
Cigarettes and whisky ruined his throat
And it's hard to remember even a simple tune
Or the words to the songs that he had wrote

Take me back to Memphis, I've got to do some things
I've been in this city way too long
And it lays heavy on my mind when I see another man
Having to make the sidewalk, having to make the sidewalk his home

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Sitting In Limbo

soundclip

 

by Jimmy Cliff
recording of 1989

from Johnny & The Devil, copyright notice

Sitting here in Limbo
But I know it won't be long
Sitting here in Limbo
Like a bird without a song
Well they're putting up resistance
But I know that my faith will lead me on

Sitting here in Limbo
Waiting for the tide to flow
Sitting here in Limbo
Knowing that I have to go
Well they're putting up resistance
But I know that my faith will lead me on

I can't say what life will show me
But I know what I've seen
I can't say where life will lead me
But I know where I've been
Tried my hand at love and friendship
But all that's passed and gone
This little boy is moving on

Sitting here in Limbo
Waiting for the tide to flow
Sitting here in Limbo
Knowing that I have to go
Well they're putting up resistance
But I know that my faith will lead

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Six Strings Down

 

by Aaron Neville / C. Neville / E. Kalb / K. Smith / Jimmy Vaughan
recording of 1998

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

Alpine valley
In the middle of the night
Six strings down
On the heaven-bound flight
Got a pick, a strap, guitar on his back
Ain’t gonna cut the angels no slack
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
See the voodoo chile
Holding out his hand
I’ve been waitin’ on you brother
Welcome to the band
Good blues-stringin’
Heaven-fine singin’
Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Been lis’nin’ to your playin’
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
Lord they called
Another blues-stringer back home

Albert Collins up there
Muddy an’ Lightnin’ too
Albert King and Freddy
Playin’ the blues
T-Bone Walker, Guitar Slim
Little Son Jackson and
Frankie Lee Sims
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
Lord they called
Another blues-stringer back home
Lord they called
Another blues-stringer back home
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
Lord they called
Another blues-stringer back home
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
They called
Another blues-stringer back home
Back home

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Soul Of A Man

soundclip

 

by Blind Willie Johnson, arranged by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

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

I’m going to ask the question
Please answer if you can
Is there anybody’s children can tell me
Just what is the soul of a man?

Won’t somebody tell me
Answer if you can
Won’t somebody tell me
Just what is the soul of a man?

I’ve traveled different countries
I traveled to the furthest lands
I found nobody could tell me
Just what about the soul of a man?

I saw a crowd stand talking
I just came up in time
Was teaching the doctors and the lawyers
That a man ain’t nothing but his mind

I read the bible often
I try to read it right
And far as I can understand
Nothing but a burning light

When Christ taught in the temple
The people all stood amazed
Was teaching the doctors and the lawyers
How to raise a man from the grave

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Soul On Fire

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1998

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

Here comes my baby, dressed in blue
Hey sweet woman I’m crazy ‘bout you
Oh baby, you set my soul on fire

Here comes my baby, dressed in white
Hey sweet woman let me hold you tonight
Oh baby, you set my soul on fire

Find the top of the world girl
Reach out for the stars
On the wings of an eagle
We’ll be flying high, higher ‘n' higher

Here comes my baby, dressed in black
Hey sweet woman let me scratch your back
Oh baby, you set my soul on fire

Here comes my baby, dressed in blue
Hey sweet woman I’m crazy ‘bout you
Oh baby, you set my soul on fire

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Storm Warning


by Hans Theessink
recording of 1997

from Journey On (Minor 84172), copyright notice

Can't hear no sound, everything seems quiet
Bad moon, fills up the sky
Big black cloud, moving in from the east
Not a ripple on the water
Nothing happening down here

Storm warnin', bad weather on the rise
It's just the silence before the storm
Storm warning

Board up the windows, board up the door
Stay inside, don't go out no more
If I had a knife, I'd cut the tension in the air
Seems like everything is quiet
But something's going down here

Storm warning, bad weather on the rise
It's just the silence before the storm
Storm warning

Nervous dog in a backyard, a stone's throw away
Hear him whine 'n moan, rattlin' his chain
Dog got that instinct, never steers him wrong
Knows there's something gonna happen
Knows there's something going on

Storm warning, bad weather on the rise
It's just the silence before the storm
Storm warning

 

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Tears Are Rolling

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

Tears are rolling down like showers of rain
Tears are rolling down like showers of rain
Cried so many tears but they just can't ease my pain

It's a lowdown shame baby, way I treated you
It's a lowdown shame baby, way I treated you
Hurt your feelings, broke your heart in two

I'm lonesome for you baby, can't wear you off my mind
I'm lonesome for you baby, can't wear you off my mind
See your face in the mirror, hear your footsteps all the time

The day you left, blues moved in with me
The day you left, blues moved in with me
Son-of-a-bitch just won't leave me be

Gonna buy me a pistol, dig a hole down in the ground
Gonna buy me a pistol, dig a hole down in the ground
If I can't have you baby, gonna lay my body down

Been crying a river but it won't bring you back to me
Been crying a river but it won't bring you back to me
Drown in the river, let my body float to the sea

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The Cuckoo

 

as performed by Derroll Adams
recording of 1970

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

Well the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
And she wobbles as she flies
But the cuckoo never wobbles
Till the sixth day of July

Jack o'Diamonds, Jack o'Diamonds
Well I know you from old
You've robbed my poor pockets
Of that silver and gold

Well I played cards in England
And I played cards in Spain
But if I's here for to gamble
I would win you next game

Well the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
And she wobbles as she flies
But the cuckoo never wobbles
Till the sixth day of July

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The Planet

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1992 resp. 1993

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

Hard times behind us
Hard times ahead
It's a miracle we're still living
It's a wonder we ain't dead
I read it in the paper
Heard it on the news
This old world's in trouble
People, we're all chased by the blues

The planet still keeps turning
Draws a circle 'round the sun
Seasons come and seasons go
What's been done
Can't be made undone

Mother earth is bleeding
She got scars upon her face
She gave us what we needed
We left her in disgrace
Tore away her skin
Dug down into her soul
Mister Greed keeps digging
He's digging far too low

The planet still keeps turning
Draws a circle 'round the sun
Seasons come and seasons go
What's been done
Can't be made undone

Fires of hate are burning
They're burning everywhere
Man mistreats his fellow-men
We turn our head, don't seem to care
But one day before long
We got to change our ways
Start living like we're meant to
Rainbow race

The planet still keeps turning
Draws a circle 'round the sun
Seasons come and seasons go
What's been done
Can't be made undone

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Titanic

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1983 resp. 1998

from Titanic (Extraplatte 26) & Blue Grooves From Vienna (a 50th birthday celebration), copyright notice

That night it all started when the ship began to shake
We were filled with amazement, a little shocked but not afraid
We didn't really understand what caused the water to come in
We had been told this mighty ocean-liner "even god himself couldn't sink"

You took a picture of our child, your hat and your jewelry
And we put on some warm clothes because we thought it might be cold at sea
When we left our cabin we noticed how the water started pouring in
Was it a tear or maybe just a drop of water on your chin

Titanic, Titanic, so proud and so free
Will your grandeur protect us from the cold icy sea

We followed some white arrows with a lifeboat-sign
We had to go onto the first-class deck but no one seemed to mind
Despite the strange situation we all took it quite with ease
Only one of the third-class passengers was behaving foolishly

We talked to a gentleman that we'd met earlier on
He introduced us to his wife, he introduced us to his son
Then the captain said that the lifeboats could not be lowered down
I believe it was because some chains of the hoist could not be found

Titanic, Titanic, so proud and so free
Will your grandeur protect us from the cold icy sea

We were all invited for a free drink at the bar
We drank to the empire and to good health for us all
The ship was leaning to one side, we felt it sinking quietly
We decided to stay together on board, though many people jumped into the sea

Then the rats left the ship to try and find dry land
But we stayed close together and held each others hand
It was midnight on the water, we could hear the ocean roar
In the lifeboats that were lowered down, there was no room for us anymore

Not a helping hand around in this cold cold night
An iceberg disappearing into the distant morning light
We're watching the last lifeboat as it slowly lowers down
There's many men, women and children left behind, not a helping hand around

Not a helping hand around, not a helping hand around
There's many men, women and children left behind, not a helping hand around

Now the members of the band struck up with "nearer my god to thee"
Somehow banal but in the vain of our time and century
By now we have lost our last tiny bit of hope
We're all going down while the flag is going up

Instrumental extro: "Nearer My God To Thee"

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Too Many Drivers

 

by Lightnin' Hopkins
recording of 1982

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

Baby you've got too many drivers
You ain't got but one wheel
Don't you think it looks funny when two men
're driving your little automobile

I'd rather be rolling down
Rolling down the sandy hill
Than to know you've got so many drivers
Baby, and you ain't got but one wheel

Baby you got to go head on
Sell your little automobile
Whit all them drivers you've got mama
You're lucky if you don't get somebody

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Traveling Man

soundclip

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1989 resp. 1998

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

I'm a traveling man and the highway is my home
Here today, tomorrow I'll be gone
From the Mexican line to the windy city
Ain't got much to loose
And all I need is a good old country-blues

Gypsy woman told my mama on the day that I was born
You got a boy child coming, he's gonna be a rolling stone
Mama locked the windows, barred the door
But friends it was no use
'Cause I was born with the traveling fever blues

I'm a picker and a singer, don't have much company
The breeze in the trees is all I got for harmony
Restless blood runs through my veins
I got fever in my shoes
And all I need is a good old country-blues

Put my thumb in the wind, tryin' to catch a ride
Got a little bit of something, help me make it through the night
I got no home, no fixed address
But that's the life I choose
And all I need is a good old country-blues

I'm a traveling man and the highway is my home
Here today, tomorrow I'll be gone
From the Mexican line to the windy city
Ain't got much to loose
And all I need is a good old country-blues

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Train

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1995

from Crazy Moon (RFR 1016), copyright notice

Engineer get ready, ride that train
Engineer get ready, ride that train
Engineer get ready, ride that train
Gotta take this poor boy back home again

Keep them wheels a-rolling, keep a steady time
Keep them wheels a-rolling, keep a steady time
Keep them wheels a-rolling, keep a steady time
Got to see my honey babe down the line

Engineer get ready, ride that train
Engineer get ready, ride that train
Engineer get ready, ride that train
Gotta take this poor boy back home again

My baby will be waiting on platform number 10
My baby will be waiting on platform number 10
My baby will be waiting on platform number 10
Just can't wait to hold her in my arms again

Engineer get ready, ride that train
Engineer get ready, ride that train
Engineer get ready, ride that train
Gotta take this poor boy back home again

Keep the fire burning, make that engine run
Keep the fire burning, make that engine run
Keep the fire burning, make that engine run
My baby's waiting at the rising sun

Engineer get ready, ride that train
Engineer get ready, ride that train
Engineer get ready, ride that train
Gotta take this poor boy back home again

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Vicksburg Is My Home

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1994

from Hard Road Blues (Minor 801047), copyright notice

The winds on lake Michigan, blow chilly and cold
The winds on lake Michigan, blow chilly and cold
I'm gonna leave Chicago, goin' down to Vicksburg, Mississippi, that's my home

If I am lucky baby, make my train-fare home
If I am lucky baby and make my train-fare home
I'm gonna leave Chicago, goin' down to Vicksburg, Mississippi, that's where I belong

T for Texas
T for Tennessee
T for Texas
T for Tennessee
V for Vicksburg
Lord, that's home sweet home to me

The winds on lake Michigan, blow chilly and cold
The winds on lake Michigan, blow chilly and cold
I'm gonna leave Chicago, goin' down to Vicksburg, Mississippi, that's my home

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Walking The Dog

 

by Rufus Thomas
recording of 1997

from Journey On (Minor 84172), copyright notice

Baby's back, dressed in black
Silver buttons, all down her back
High, low, tippytoe
She broke the needle and she can't sew

Walking the dog
Walking the dog
And if you don't know how to do it
I will show you how to walk the dog

Asked my mother for 15 cents
See the elephant jump the fence
Jumped so high, he touched the sky
Never came down until the 4th of July

Walking the dog
Walking the dog
And if you don't know how to do it
I will show you how to walk the dog

Baby baby, watch your trail
How does your garden grow
You got silver bells, and you got cockle shells
Pretty maids all in a row

Walking the dog
Walking the dog
And if you don't know how to do it
I will show you how to walk the dog

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Went To The Doctor

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1987

from Baby Wants To Boogie, copyright notice

Been across the country, been a-travellin' 'round
Been in every city, been in every town
Lived the hard life, drinkin' whiskey and wine
If the boogie woogie kills me, Lordie, I don't mind

I don't mind, lord, I don't mind
If the boogie woogie kills me, Lordie, I don't mind

Went to the doctor, doctor told me son
Ain't very wise what you done done
If you don't skip your sporting life
You gonna be a dead man, before you're forty-five

Before you're forty-five, before you're forty-five
You gonna be a dead man before you're forty-five

I tell you good people, 'bout a friend of mine
A picker and a singer, gave us all a good time
One day it hit him, hit him so bad
Nearly killed the best friend, I've ever had

I've ever had, I've ever had
I tell you good people it nearly killed him dead

Been across the country, been a-travellin' 'round
Been in every city, been in every town
Lived the hard life, drinkin' whiskey and wine
If the boogie woogie kills me, Lordie, I don't mind

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Where The Southern Cross The Dog

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by Hans Theessink
recording of 1997

from Journey On (Minor 84172), copyright notice

Held a good job in the city
Had a lay-off and they got poor me
I feel so lowdown and disgusted
Just can't find a way to make ends meet
Take my baby by the hand, leave this town
I know we'll make it, baby, longs as you stick around
Go back to the country where the Southern crosses the Dog1

City folks they drive me crazy
They're a-pushin' and a-shovin' all the time
It's a ratrace for the money
In their eyes you can see that dollar sign
Take my baby by the hand, leave this town
I know we'll make it, baby, longs as you stick around
Go back to the country where the Southern crosses the Dog

Go back, back to the country
Go back, back to the country
Go back to the country where the Southern crosses the Dog

We'll get us some wheels
Wave this city bye-bye
All this smog and pollution
You can never see the clear blue sky
Take my baby by the hand, leave this town
I know we'll make it, baby, longs as you stick around
Go back to the country where the Southern crosses the Dog

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Note 1: the junction of the Southern and the Dog (Yazoo & Mississippi Valley - Y&MV) railroad lines

W.C. Handy the "Father of the Blues" wasn't an ordinary Delta bluesman. Handy studied music as a youth, playing the cornet and traveling the South with dance bands playing minstrel and tent shows. Later in life he became a songwriter, bandleader and publisher.

Legend is that while waiting for an overdue train in Tutwiler, Mississippi, in 1903 that he heard an itinerant bluesman playing slide guitar and singing about "goin' where the Southern cross the Dog", referring to the junction of the Southern and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley railroads farther south near Moorhead. Handy called it "the weirdest music I had ever heard".

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Will The Circle Be Unbroken

 

traditional
recording of 1982

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

I was standing by my window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rollin'
Mama as she went along her way

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye 'n bye, bye 'n bye
There's a better home awaitin'
In the sky, lord, in the sky

Undertaker, undertaker
Can't you drive your hearse on slow
'Cause that body that you're movin'
Lord I hate to see her go

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye 'n bye, bye 'n bye
There's a better home awaitin'
In the sky, lord, in the sky

'Twas my mother they were movin'
Down to that buryin' ground
And my sister and my older brother
Standing cryin' as she hung on down

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye 'n bye, bye 'n bye
There's a better home awaitin'
In the sky, lord, in the sky

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Wings

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1997

from Journey On (Minor 84172), copyright notice

If I had wings like a turtle dove
I'd fly away to the girl I love
Just to hold her, hold her in my arms again

Fly to her doorstep, knock on her window-pane
Open that window, let me in
Hold her, hold her in my arms again

I will rock you, roll you all night long
We'll be rocking and a-rolling, baby, till the morning comes

Fly to her doorstep, knock on her window-pane
Open that window, let me in
Hold her, hold her in my arms again

If I had wings like a turtle dove
I'd fly away to the girl I love
Just to hold her, hold her in my arms again

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You Make Me Feel So Good

 

by Hans Theessink
recording of 1994

from Hard Road Blues (Minor 801047), copyright notice

I like to watch you baby, when you sleep at night
When you wake up in the morning, with your sleepy eyes
I will be your coffee, you can be my cup
If you want me honey, you can sip me up

Oh babe, you make me feel so good
Let me be your sugar, honey, I'm in love with you

If you were the ocean, I would be a boat
Rock on your water, and keep afloat
If you were the earth, I would be a tree
Shoot some roots, and keep you company

Oh babe, you make me feel so good
Let me be your sugar, honey, I'm in love with you

You're the cutest little number in the neighborhood
Hug me, squeeze me, kiss me too
Cuddle up a little closer, baby hold me tight
I never felt so good, I never felt so right

In the daytime you're my sunshine, you're my star at night
Heat me up, and give me light

Oh babe, you make me feel so good
Let me be your sugar, honey, I'm in love with you

You can be my guitar, I will be your slide
We will make music, till the day we die
Every song in the world, in every key
Make them strings ring, in harmony

Oh babe, you make me feel so good
Let me be your sugar, honey, I'm in love with you

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Page last updated on:
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