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Table Of Content (25 songs, 9 soundclips)

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All For Business
Back Street Blues
Blues And Soul
B Phur Real
Cross Road Blues
Down So Long
Down With The Blues
Driftin' Sand
Gotta Hold On

Hard Road To Travel
Highway Man
I Got Wise
Just A Baby Child
Kant Sheck Dees Blues
Lonely Guitar Man
Lonesome Blues
Me, My Guitar & The Blues
My Way

Peeper's Music
Right To Quit You
Rockin' D. Blues
Ruff Times
Welfare Line (1)
Welfare Line (2)
Who Done It

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All For Business

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by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1971

from Tribute To Orange (Evidence ECD 26031-2), copyright notice

I’m all for business baby, I ain’t got no time for play
I’m all for business baby, I ain’t got no time for play
Mean everything I do, you know I mean every word I say

If you think I’m playin’ baby, things ain’t like they seem
If you think I’m playin’ with you woman, then things ain’t like they seem
You better shake yourself and wake up little girl
I swear you just havin’ a real bad dream
Through talkin’

If my mother could see me right now

This one is for Maggie
High speed Mama
Yes, yes

Are you listen’en to me Roland
This is your baby talkin’ to you
I’m talkin’ to you
Ah!
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yeah

I mean what I say woman, you better even watch the way you talk
I mean what I said woman, you better even watch the way you talk
Yeah, you can even make me mad, you better even watch the way you walk

I am all for business, I ain’t got no time for play
I’m all for business, I ain’t got no time for play
I mean everything I do, you better do everything I say

 

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Back Street Blues


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1997

from Me, My Gitar & The Blues (Ichiban 24909), copyright notice

Walkin' the Back Streets, I am hanging down real low
Walkin' the Back Streets, my head is hanging down real low
I just lost what I've loved and I don't know where else to go

Tried to quit you, baby, but it just don't work for me
Tried to quit you, woman, but it don't work for me
I'm so deep in love with you, woman, everybody knows, but you can't see

Come on, baby, try it just a little while
Come back, woman, let's try it just a little while
Do everything you can, for me you're a little child

Tried to quit you, baby, it just don't work for me
Tried to put you down, but it don't work for me
I'm your only one, like ev'rybody in the world can see

You know I love you, baby, would you please try to love me
You know I love you, woman, would you please try to love me
If you don't work it out, baby, I'll be down on Back Street

 

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Blues And Soul


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1994

from Blues And Pain (Wild Dog 9108), copyright notice

I love to rock, I love to roll,
play a little boogie,
blues and soul,
do it all night baby,
you ain't to old,
everybody's doin' it, right now,
blues and soul
Dancin' in the streets, all over town,
when the feelin' hits you, ya just got to get down,
shake your body, let the good times roll,
doin' this dance, called blues and soul

Boogie!

Do ya wanna dance, we're here to play,
dance all night, do it all day,
shake your body, let the good times roll,
doin' the dance, oh yeah, called blues and soul
You ain't too old, to rock 'n' roll,
playin' the blues baby, tryin' to please your soul,
everybody's doin' it, night and day,
we ain't tired, oh Lord, baby, we come to play

I love to rock, I love to roll,
play a little boogie,
blues and soul,
do it right now baby, you ain't too old
everybody's doin' it
Oh yeah!
Blues and soul

 

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B Phur Real

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by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1995

from B Phur Real (Wild Dog 9110), copyright notice

B phur real with it baby, yeah don't let nothing turn you round
B phur real with it baby, yeah don't let nothing turn you round
You know I'm your man and I love you, baby you just gotta stand your ground

B phur real with it baby, aw you don't need nothing at all
You got to be b phur real baby or you don't b nothin' at all
Well you know I love you baby, don't want another mule kickin' in my stall,
I don't want nobody hangin' around there, alright

I'm watchin' you Guitar Junior, Luther Johnson Jr., I'm watchin' you,
got my eyes right on you, you got to b real baby,
phur real baby, don't let temptation get next to you
Luther Johnson Jr. down there in Atlanta, Georgia, around that Blind Willies there,
get names together, and you think I don't know who to watch, I got my eyes on you
Lookin' right at you
Oh yeah!
I'm watchin', you ain't goin' do nothin' and I get by
You got to b true, that's why I say you got to b phur real

I just caught a plane today, you think I'm gone, I flew out but I flew right back in
Ah, you think I'm leavin', yeah baby I ain't never been gone
Phur real baby, yeah you got to b phur real, you got to b phur real baby,
yeah, you got to b phur real, Carey Bell
Yeah, I'm watchin', hey I'm watchin' for real

What I'm talkin' about is all my good friends here is Eddie Shaw, Vaan Shaw,
Lil Uh, if they say Lil sometimes he might be the size of a van but Lil Jr., watch for me
That's what you got to do, watch me, but baby you got to b phur real
Ah you don't know where I'm goin' b

Robert Plunkett, TJ, Mojo, watch what I say,
Bobby Rush, Tyrone Davis, all my ol' Chicago friends
I'm out on the road tryin' to make a livin', thinkin' about a comin' back home again
Taildragger, Taildragger, Ray Scott, I got my eyes on you,
hey, you better b careful, baby, love the things you do

B phur real baby, b careful about the things you do
B phur real baby, b careful about the things you do
Aw you better b careful, a'right, I got my eyes on you

 

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Cross Road Blues

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by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1976

from Come Back Baby (Storyville 8035), copyright notice

Saw my baby this morning, we were standing at the cross road of love
Saw my baby this morning, standing at the cross road of love
She didn't wanna talk to me, I know it was someone else she was thinking of

I said baby, baby, baby, baby, would you please look around at me
I said baby, baby, baby, baby, would you please look around at me
You know you're the reason why my heart sums so deep at misery

I'm drifting and drifting like a ship way out in the sea
I'm drifting and drifting like a ship way out in the sea
I'm so hurt and feel bad, down and low, for all the wrong you did to me

Come on back now, baby, mama, please give me one more try
Come on back, baby, please, get sit and give me one more try
You know, you're the only one I love, you can move these tears from my eyes

 

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Down So Long


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1971

from All For Business (Delmark DD-634), copyright notice

I've been down so long, been down like worries me
I've been down so long, been down like worries me
I'm gonna take all my troubles, catching them in the deep blue sea

Oh baby, what is this you've been doing to me?
Tell me, baby, what is this you've been doing to me?
Oh, you know I love you, you keep my heart in misery

Been down like worries me
I've been down so long, been down like worries me
I'm gonna take all my troubles, catching them in the deep blue sea

 

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Down With The Blues


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1994

from Blues And Pain (Wild Dog 9108), copyright notice

I've been all night, people, with the blues, 'cause I've been all day thinking about you
I've been all night with the blues, 'cause I've been up all day thinking about you
'Cause I love you, baby but you're no good and you know you can't be true

All the time with the blues, all the time I have the blues about you
Feeling so down with the blues, have the blues all the time about you
You know I love you baby, people know have never seen me so blue

Feeling down, baby, feeling down the way about you
Feeling down, baby, feeling down always about you
And every time I think about you woman, that's the time I have the blues
That's the time I have the blues

I'm gonna leave here, baby, can't stand your lowdown dirty way
I'm gonna leave here, woman, can't stand no more your dirty way
The way you treat me, baby, I got to make my thanks-giveaway

Bye, bye, baby, well, it don't mean that I'm gone
Bye, bye, baby, oh, it don't mean that I'm gone
It just means that I'm missing you, mama, oh, you've been away all too long

 

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Driftin' Sand


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1994

from Blues And Pain (Wild Dog 9108), copyright notice

Lost the fight with a woman so fast, seems like I'm standing on driftin' sand
Lost the fight with my woman so fast, seems like I'm in driftin' sand
And all the time I thought she love me, now she is gone with another man

Left me early in the morning, down by the railroad track
Left me early in the morning, down by the railroad track
The live is what she taught me, but you better hold your bright life away from that

So mama, please, please try to understand
Baby, please, please try to understand
You know I'm living with a broken heart, now I'm singing in driftin' sand

Baby, please, keep on trying to understand
I need you to be my woman, I wanna be your man
The way you left me here, baby, seems like I'm standing in driftin' sand

I lost the fight with my woman so fast, seems like I'm standing on driftin' sand
Lost the fight with my woman so fast, seems like I'm on driftin' sand
And all the time I thought she love me, but now she is fooling with another man.

 

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Gotta Hold On


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1991

from Kant Sheck Dees Bluze (Blind Pig 4920), copyright notice

Hold on !
Feel like a change of pace
I know, without a doubt, you'll bring it through
I'm talking about: Jesus
Hold it on, I got to hold it on
Hold it on, no matter what I am, I got to hold it on
Sometime, it's just saying what it ought to be: keep trusting in Jesus
Sometime, seem like it ain't gonna work out
What I'm trying to tell you is: keep on doing, holding on!
Keep on moving ahead, you got to keep on pushing, baby!
Keep on, holding on, just keep on what you're keeping on!
Don't let nothing turn you around!
You're comin' to an end, in your own
When you don't know which direction to take, just let him lead you!
You got to hold on, to your mind!
Hold on, whatever you think might be right
And keep on, keep on, holding on, holding on!
Ah, holding on, you got to hold on!
Hold on, with all you got, you got to hold on!
Oh, you got to hold on, holding on!

I can ... mess ..., he's alright, he's alright
Please put your faith in Jesus
You'll bring it through, when there ain't no way
That's why: holding on, put your ... in hands and hold on!
My friends ... to ... me, they don't want nothing ... from me
Holding on to Jesus, but that's alright, holding on!
I'm holding on, I'm gonna keep on holding on
My ... but I'm holding on, I got to hold on
Yeah, to this mighty hands
He's a mighty good leader, he'll bring it through
He's a mighty good leader, he'll bring it through

Keep holding on, yeah my mother, yeah, keep holding on
Sister, father and brother, yeah, keep holding on
If you arrive in the valley, help the Jesus
If you just look to the mountain, for ... coming the help
He's alright
Oh, what have I done?
He's alright, he's a mighty father

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Note: ... parts of lyrics unrecognizable, if you know them please mail me.

 

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Page last updated on:
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