Jimmy Dawkins
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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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Hard Road To Travel


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1976

from Come Back Baby (Storyville 8035), copyright notice

This life is a hard road to travel, but I know I got to keep on trying
My life is a hard road to travel, Lord, I know I got to keep on trying
I try to be a nice to everybody, but my friends seem to leave me by

They told me love don't love nobody, now they get to leave this story true
They said don't nobody loves nobody, sometimes I wanna believe that this story is true
But baby, I wanna have a little faith, you know, I try to put a little faith in you
Love don't love nobody

Lord in heaven, you know I try
Oh baby, you know I have faith and I try
I can't get no thanks back, all I got to love is my eyes full of tears

This life is hard, but you just can't go on and give up
It's a hard road to travel, but you just can't go on, lay down and give up
Why, you know, you can't turn away, 'cause every man got it all up in a cup

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Highway Man

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by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1985

from Feel The Blues (JSP 282), copyright notice

They call me highway man, because you know I'm always on the go
Yeah, they call me highway man, boys, I'm always on the go
Well, you know my friends act a little funny these days,
seems like I ain't welcome back in this town no more

Highway man, oh, I just got to be on the run
Highway man (spoken: that's what I am), you know I just got to always be on the run
Well, I just got to ..., someday I'll be able to lay down and rest down in ...

They say: "Somewhere over the rainbow, you just might find a little part to go"
"Somewhere over the rainbow, son, you might be able to find a little part to go"
I had the blues, it worries so, got to find somewhere to rest my soul

Highway man, yes, you know that's just what I am
Highway man, yeah, you know that's just what I am
Well, I tried to be a nice little boy, yes, I treated everybody like a lamb

Highway man, always on the go
Highway man, yeah, always on the go
Well, I tell all you friends: don't worry about me, I was born to be on the go

Yeah, you know I'm always on the run

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

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I Got Wise

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by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1976

from Come Back Baby (Storyville 8035), copyright notice

You know you don't love me, I wanna know why you're trying to keep telling me lies
I know you don't love me, I don't understand why you keep telling me these lies
Oh, but I'm gonna get wise, baby, you know I'm gonna wake up to all your lies

I've been a fool one day, but I ain't gonna be a fool all the time
I've been your fool, baby, but I ain't gonna be your fool all the time
I know you've been running around, oh, you've been drinking whiskey, beer and wine,
you've been staying out at night with your men

But someday, baby, oh, I ain't gonna put up with your low-down dirty way
Oh, someday, baby, you know I ain't gonna put up with your low-down dirty way
I'm gonna walk here leaving, I'm gonna find me some other place

I know you thank your smile, you think, I fall on all your evil lies
Oh, I know you thank your smile, you think, I fall on all your low-down stories
When I told you I'm gonna get hip, baby, I ain't gonna let nobody up check my play

It's bye, bye baby, it's bye, bye, if you wanna call me at home
While if you wanna hear to me, you might well find you another home

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Just A Baby Child


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1981

from How Wire '81 (Ecidence ECD-26043-2), copyright notice

You're just a baby child, oh, but you got some child as well
You're just a baby child, yeah, you got some child as well
And I know I keep on loving you, baby, yeah, you gonna show me my day

Sometimes I wanna hold you, yeah, and again I wanna put you down
Sometimes I wanna hold you, baby, yeah, and again I wanna put you down
But I know I can't quit you, mama, and no more love like yours around
You know it ain't around

Well, I know I quit you now, baby, oh, I have to leave this town
You're just a baby child, keep on crying all the time
You're just a baby child, keep crying all the time.
I give you everything I got now, baby, yeah, I give you my last dime
She's a baby.

So sweet
And I'm worrying about

I got to hold you, got to hold on to you, baby
I got to hold you, baby, yes, I ain't never let you go
You worry me so bad sometimes
But, baby, I'm glad that you worry me so more
Still a baby

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Kant Check Dees Blues


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1991

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

Just sitting here, wishing my troubles would all go away
just sitting here, wishing my troubles would just vanish away
But I see the years keep on hanging around, trying to get me down
Just sitting here, wish dees blues would leave me alone
Oh, sitting here, wish dees blues will leave me alone

I kant sheck dees feeling, hey the woman I loved is gone

Tell yer peoples, ah, it's a mighty sad day
Wanna tell yer peoples, for me this is a mighty, mighty sad day

Hey, I got the blues so bad, tears running down my face
I can't see my way (spoken: I go in the corner and cry a little bit)
Can't stop dees crying

Hey ho, blues won't leave me alone
Hey ho, I need dees blues to leave me alone

It keep on hanging around, trying to get me down
You listen to my story, oh yeah, tell me what more can I do?
Hey, somebody listen to my story, what more, what more can I do?
I did everything I could to treat you good, now I kant sheck dees blues

I did everything I could, ho, but I kant sheck dees blues
I've been walking hey
I've been walking the streets all night long
I've been walking, I keep walking all night long

Kant sheck dees blues, I'm so sad being alone

Mercy, mercy
Mighty nights for this
I need to go out in the morning

I'm just sitting here
Ha, day by day, wishing dees old troubles
Bad luck and troubles would just go away
But I see it keep hanging around
Oh, they try to get me down

Let's rock it on home

Nothing but the blues, oh!

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Lonely Guitar Man


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1994

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

Now here I am playing the blues, and doing the very best that I can
The whole world is talking down on me, but I know they just don't understand
So I'm going on singing and playing the blues, I'm just a lonely guitar man
Going on singing and playing my blues, 'cause I'm just a lonely guitar man

When it comes down to money and other things, I don't have none
But when I play my guitar, I have a whole lots of fun
World down on me, I know they don't understand
Going on singing and playing my blues, I'm just a lonely guitar man
Going on singing and playing my blues, just a lonely guitar man

Listen: lost the woman that I loved, I think she got another man
I tried to do everything for her, but I know she don't understand
Going on singing and playing the blues, oh, she don't understand
Singing and playing my blues, 'cause I'm just a lonely guitar man

'Cause I'm just a lonely guitar man

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Lonesome Blues

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by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1995

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

Lonesome world, when all your friends got put you down
Lonesome world, all your friends got put you down
The one that you love, when you need help they can't be found

Lonesome world, tryin' just to walk alone
So lonesome, tryin' to walk alone
The one that you've trusted, did a lie to you and went gone

I got the blues, I got the blues, I got it so bad
When you're walking all alone, baby, the worst thing you ever had
Well, if you're all alone, oh, the one you trusted is gone

I'm leaving you, baby, oh, I got to make my give away
Leaving baby, wanna make my give away
Well, it's all for business now, baby, tell you, I ain't got no time to play

World, so sad being alone
Oh, lonesome world, so sad living alone
Well, if you got to live all by yourself, just by well you'll love alone

(spoken: Lonesome world

So sad

You got to be alone

But sometime it's better that way

Because finding a friend that's really a real friend

Well, if you got to be by yourself

Better if you love alone)

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Me, My Guitar & The Blues


by Jimmy Dawkins / Rick Miller
recording of 1997

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

I ain't gonna worry about tomorrow, gonna let every day stand on its own
Ain't gonna worry about tomorrow, gonna let every day stand on its own
You know tomorrow still be here and we ought to be baby gone

I ain't gonna worry about you, baby, I ain't gonna worry no more
I ain't gonna worry about you, baby, Lord, I ain't gonna worry no more
It seems like you don't want me, woman, and I know I got to pay my dues

It's just me, my guitar and the blues

It's just me, my guitar and the blues
Ain't gonna worry no more
Ain't gonna worry, baby
Lord, I ain't gonna worry no more

It's just me, my guitar and the blues

Walking away from you baby

It's just me, my guitar and the blues

I got to go, I'm leaving

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My Way


by Jimmy Dawkins
recording of 1981

from How Wire '81 (Ecidence ECD-26043-2), copyright notice

If you love the blues, come on up and see me some time
Well, if you love the blues, come on up and see me some time
I'm gonna take out my old guitar, sing you some what's on my mind

You don't have to hurry, set on down and rest a while
Oh, you don't have to hurry, set on down and rest a while
And if you hang around 'til midnight, that's when the blues really gets wild

You don't have to hurry, set on down and rest a while
No, you don't have to hurry, set on down and rest a while
Well, if you want to hang around 'til midnight, that's when the blues really gets wild

I say, if you really love the blues, come on up and see me some time
Well, if you really love the blues, come on up and see me some time
I'm gonna get my old guitar, sing you what's on my mind

Bye, bye, my friend, I sure you had a nice stay
Bye, bye, my friend, I sure you had a nice stay
And if you ever feel the blues again, come on back down my way

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Page last updated on:
June 2 2000


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