Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Junior Parker
Eternal thanks to blues gal
Anita Cantor for transcribing and contributing all lyrics!
Ruler
Page 1 of 1

New! Nonstop Internet Blues Radio: listen to your favorite blues music while you surf!

General Blues
Electric Blues
Rockin' Blues
Acoustic Blues
Jump Blues
Also: Blues MP3
Have you already seen the new Blues MP3 page?
Want free blues mp3 for your own site? Click here!.

Home Page
FFree Blues MP3!E
Internet Blues RadioE
Blues History
Blues Language
Lyrics by Artist
Lyrics by Title
Lyrics by Topic
Top 100 Lyrics Sites
Tabs & Chords
Top 100 Tab Sites
Lyrics&Tabs Wanted!
Essential Blues CD's
Essential Blues Books
Message Board
Chat Room
Blues Musician Ad's
Links
Site Map
The Awards Page
About...

alternate navigation menu

Google

Search this site
Search WWW



Find the top music sites

Vote for Top50 Tab/Lyric/Music Sites
Ranked
- statistics -

NedStat

Click Here!

All lyrics on this site are for private study, scholarship, or research purposes only. Read the copyright notice before printing/copying anything from this page.

about... printing

Ruler

Table Of Content (17 songs, 17 soundclips)

Page 1

Cryin' For My Baby
Driving Wheel
In The Dark
It's A Pity
Jivin' Woman
Mother-In-Law Blues
Next Time You See Me
Seven Days
Sitting And Thinking

Someone Somewhere
Sometimes
Stand By Me
Strange Things Happening
Sweet Home Chicago
That's All Right
The Things I Used To Do
Yonder's Wall

Ruler

Cryin' For My Baby

soundclip


by Harold Burrage
recording of 1964
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

You got me walkin' across the floor
My friends tell me, you don't want me no more
Baby, don't you hear me cryin' for you?
I wish you'd come home to me baby
You know I can't live my life without you

Don't you hear my cryin',
Wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo

My shoes, makin' holes in my tracks
My clothes, are fallin' offa my back
Baby, don't you hear my cryin' for you?
I wish you'd come home to me baby
I can't live my life without you

Don't ya hear my cryin'
Wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo

My shoes, makin' holes in my tracks
My clothes, fallin' off a my back
Baby, don't you hear me cryin' for you?
I wish you'd come home to me baby
I can't live my life without you

Don't you hear me cryin'
Wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, wahoo

 

Top

Ruler

Driving Wheel

soundclip


by Roosevelt Sykes
recording of 1960-'61
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

My baby don't have to worry, she don't have to rob and steal
My baby don't have to worry, she don't have to rob and steal
I give her ev'rything she needs, I am her drivin' wheel

She left me this mornin', said she'd be back at soon
She left me this mornin', but she said she would be back soon
She'd be back early Friday morning or late Saturday afternoon

I wrote my baby a letter, don't want no one to break the seal
I wrote my baby a letter, don't want no one to break the seal
That letter goes to my baby, I am her drivin' wheel

Now wait a minute, I wanna tell you somethin'! (yeah!)

I wanna tell you about my baby! (yeah!)

I'm gonna tell ya about my baby! (yeah!)

Ev'ry time she walks, she's like a leaf shakin' on a tree
Ev'ry time she walks, she's like a leaf shakin' on a tree
I want you to c'mon baby, this is where you get your steak, potato's and tea

 

Top

Ruler

In The Dark

soundclip


by Deadric Malone / Herman "Junior" Parker
recording of 1961
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

I heard you was out, high as you could be
Kissin' another fella, and you know it wasn't me
That ain't right, no no no, that ain't right
What goes on in the dark, will soon come to light

They say you whispered low, an' spendin' all of my dough
You told that fella things, you never told me before
That ain't right, no no no, that ain't right
What goes on in the dark, will soon come to light

One of these days, just you wait and see
Baby you'll realize, the way you're treating me
That ain't right, no no no, that ain't right
What goes on in the dark, will soon come to light

 

Top

Ruler

It's A Pity

soundclip


by Deadric Malone / Herman "Junior" Parker
recording of 1962
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

It's a pity, oh it's a shame
I caught my baby, hey hey, with another man
Oh it's a pity, ooo it's a shame

She told me she loved me
I was her only man
Why did she hurt me?
Yeah, yeah I can't understand
Ooo, it's a pity, ooo it's a shame, yeah

She took all of my money
All that I owned
She wasn't happy, hey hey
With my love alone
Ooo, it's a pity, ooo-hoo it's a shame

Wonder, can I get witness?
Wonder, can I get a witness?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Wonder can I get a witness, it's a pity

 

Top

Ruler

Jivin' Woman

soundclip


by Deadric Malone / Herman "Junior" Parker
recording of 1964
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

Jivin' woman, it's time you changed your way
Hey, I'm talkin' to you jivin' woman, it's time you changed your way
Well you better hurry baby, someone else will take your place

Seven days in a week, not one you stay at home
Seven days in a week baby and not one you stay at home
What you doin' jivin' woman, baby you know that I know is wrong

I heard some people talkin', and I heard them all say
That all you wanted me for, was to give you all a my pay
But now you're tellin' me, not a word they say is true
Well you better be right jivin' woman, 'cause I'll do something to you
Jivin' woman, I done told you change your way
Well you better hurry baby, someone else will take your place

 

Top

Ruler

Mother-In-law Blues

soundclip


by Don Robey
recording of May 7 1956
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

It was early in the mo'nin, I heard the rooster crow for days
It was early in the mo'nin, I heard the rooster crow for days
I looked out my window and saw my baby walk away

I thought Lord, please stop her, ain't gonna get drunk no mo'
I thought Lord, please stop her, ain't gonna get drunk no mo'
I hollered out my window, "Come back baby please don't go"

I know she heard me callin', she looked back and waved her hand
I know she heard me callin', she looked back and waved her hand
I could hear her tell her mother, "That's one no good man!"

Well, I watched my baby leave, her mother had her by the hand
Well, I watched my baby leave, her mother had her by the hand
I'd give anything I have, just to see my little girl again

 

Top

Ruler

Next Time You See Me

soundclip


by Don Robey / William Harvey
recording of May 7 1956
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

Next time you see me, things won't be the same
Yes, next time you see me, things won't be the same
And if it hurts you my darlin', you only have yourself to blame

Like a true, true sayin', all that shines is not gold
Yes, like a true, true sayin', all that shine is not gold
And like the good book say, you've got to reap just what you sow

Well, you lied, cheated, uh-oh for so long
Well, you lied, cheated, uh-oh for so long
You're just the wrong darned woman, another queen is on your throne

Next time you see me, things won't be the same
Yes, next time you see me, things won't be the same
And if it hurts you my darlin', you only have yourself to blame
fading:
And if it hurts you my darlin', you only have yourself to blame
And if it hurts you my darlin', you only have yourself to blame
And if it hurts you my darlin', you only have yourself to blame

 

Top

Ruler

Seven Days

soundclip


by Deadric Malone / Herman "Junior" Parker
recording of 1960-'61
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

I got four days to love my baby, three days to leave yours alone
I got four days to love my baby, three days to leave yours alone

That's why I say nothin', hear nothin', see nothin', I don't know nothin'
I got four days to love my baby and three days to leave yours alone

I says on Monday mornin' she brings my breakfast to my bed
Tuesday, she rubs my achin' head
Wednesday, she squeeze me with all her might
Thursday, she makes ev'rything all right

That's why I say nothin', hear nothin', see nothin', I don't know nothin'
I got four days to love my baby and three days to leave yours alone

I says on Fridays, she brings me all her pay
Saturday, we go out to play
Sunday, we go to church
Be around when I need a break

That's why I got four days to love my baby
I got three days, to leave yours alone
I got four days to love my baby
I got three days, to leave yours alone

She make me shout, oh shout!
In the mornin', she makes me shout!
In the evenin', she makes me shout!
Ev'ryday now, she makes me shout!
Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!

Shout, I wanna shout
My baby, she makes me shout
My baby, she makes me shout
Ev'ryday now, she makes me shout
My baby, she makes me shout
Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!

Shout! gonna shout
Shout! gonna shout
Ev'ryday now, I come in
I gotta have my baby
I'm gonna shout
Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!
Fading:
Woo, woo, woo, woo

 

Top

Ruler

Sitting And Thinking

soundclip


by Don Robey / Joseph Scott
recording of 1957-'58
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

I am sitting here thinking and your thoughts make me feel so sad
I am sitting here thinking and your thoughts make me feel so sad
I've searched eleven long years for love, yeah, searchin' for something I already had

When I think of what the old folks say, I can't help but cry
When I think of what the old folks say, umm, I can't help but cry
They have told me so often, you never miss your water, 'til the well goes dry

From now on, I'll try and do the things I should
From now on, I'll try and do the things I should
Let's take a chance on that old sayin', it's never too late to be good

 

Top

Ruler

Someone Somewhere

soundclip


by Herman "Junior" Parker
recording of probably September 1962
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

I know there's someone somewhere who loves me
I know there's someone somewhere who cares
I know there's someone somewhere who loves me
I know there's someone somewhere who cares

I'm gonna keep on a-searchin' until the angel answer my prayer
Good thing, good things, good things, good things, good things
Come to those who wai-ait

An' I've been waitin' a long, long time, good things come to those who wait
An' I wanna tell you I been waitin' long, long time,
I'm gonna keep on a-waitin', until the day I can call you mine

I'm not gonna get discouraged, I'm not gonna turn around
I'm not gonna get discouraged, I'm tryin' to tell you, I'm not gonna turn around
I'm gonna keep on pressin' hard and forward, until true love, I've found

 

Top

Ruler

Sometimes

soundclip


by Don Robey
recording of 1958
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

Sometime I feel like cryin', but the tears won't come down
Sometime I feel like cryin', but the tears won't come down
All because I want my loved one, but she's nowhere around

Sometime I think I gonna leave, then again I wanna stay
Oh-oh, think I wanna leave, then again I wanna stay
Yes my thought's so mixed up, ever since she went away

Sometime I hope and I pray, that she'll return someday
Oh-oh, hope and I pray, that she'll return someday
But I'm so all alone, I know I can't last this way

Sometime I feel like cryin', but the tears won't come down
Oh yeah, feel like cryin' , but the tears won't come down
All because I want my loved one and she's nowhere around

 

Top

Ruler

Stand By Me

soundclip


by Herman "Junior" Parker
recording of probably 1960
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

Whoa darlin' you've been mine so long
Now that I need you, I'm so all alone, whoa whoa
I need you darlin' and stand by me, stand by me

Well all of my money, my friends have gone
At night I'm calling I want you to, come back home, whoa whoa
I need you darlin' and stand by me, stand by me

Well, sometimes I feel that all of my tryin' was all in vain
I don't think I can last much longer, 'till I see your face again, whoa whoa

If I could just, hold your hand and I know that you would, understand
Whoa, whoa, I need you darlin' and stand by me, stand by me

Well sometimes I feel that all a my tryin', was all in vain
I don't think I can last much longer, 'till I see your face again, whoa whoa

If I could just hold your hand, and I know that you would a-understand
Whoa whoa, I need you darlin' and stand by me, stand by me

When I'm sick darlin', I want ya to stand by me
Early in the mo'nin', stand by me
Gettin' late in the evenin', stand by me
When all of my money's gone, stand by me
Stand by me

 

Top

Ruler

Strange Things Happening

soundclip


by Percy Mayfield
recording of 1963
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

Learn to love me or leave me, either one you wanna do
Learn to love me or leave me, either one you wanna do
Because strange things are happenin', babe, an' somethin' might happen to you

If you know you don't love me, why don't you let me be?
If you know you don't love me, why don't you let me be?
Because it's better to be without you, then to live on in misery

Hey!

Midnight find me cryin', daylight find me cryin', too
Midnight find me cryin', daylight find me cryin', too
You better change your ways pretty baby or somethin' might happen to you

 

Top

Ruler

Sweet Home Chicago

soundclip


by Roosevelt Sykes
recording of 1958
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

Come on, baby don't you wanna go?
Come on, baby don't you wanna go?
Back to the same old place, sweet home Chicago

One and one is two, two and two is four
Way I love the little girl, you'll never know
Come on, baby don't you wanna go?
Back to the same old place, sweet home Chicago

Four and two is six, six and two is eight
Look here baby don't you make me late
Cryin' hey, baby don't you wanna go?
Back to the same old place, sweet home Chicago

Come on baby, don't you wanna go?
Come on baby don't you wanna go?
Back to the same old place, sweet home Chicago

 

Top

Ruler

That's All Right

soundclip


by James A. Lane
recording of 1957-'58, Houston
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

You told me baby, once upon a time
If I'd be yours, little girl you'd be mine
But that's all right, I know you lovin' some other man
But that's all right
Well now, then I wonder, who's lovin' you tonight?

You told me baby, your love for me was strong
But I woke up this mo'nin', your big worries was gone
But that's all right
I know you're lovin' some other man, but that's all right
Well now, then I wonder, who's lovin' you tonight?

When I was lovin' you, just couldn't understand
Now you've gone and left me, for some other man
That' all right, I know you lovin' some other man
But that's all right
Well now, then I wonder, who's loving you tonight?

 

Top

Ruler

The Things I Used To Do

soundclip


by Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones
recording of 19
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

The things that I used to do, yeah
Lord, I won't do no more, hear now hear
The things that I used to do baby
I'm tryin' to tell ya, ain't gonna do no more, hear
And I used to sit and hold your hand baby, yeah
Lord have mercy, and cry, baby do not go yet
But I don't care no mo'

I would search all night for you baby, yeah
Lordy, my search would always end in vain
I used to search all night for you mama, yeah
Lordy my search would always end in vain, yeah yeah
Ha, ha, ha
But I knew all along darlin' alright now, yeah yeah
That you was out with your other man, now yeah
Have yourself a good time now

(Play the blues for me Wayne, now!)

(Lord have mercy)

This is what I'm gonna do now
I'm gonna send you back to your mother, baby yeah
Lordy and I'm goin' back to my family too, yeah

Everybody listen to this, ha ha
And I'm gonna send you back to your mammy, baby yeah, ha
Lordy and I'm goin' back to my family to, alright
'Cause nothin' I do that seem to please you baby, alright now
Lord, I just can't get along with you, yeah
No no, no no, no no, can't do it, can't do it, yeah

Gonna send you back to your mammy, baby now
'Cause I can't do nothin' wit' you
Fading:
Guess she'll have to raise you again
Yeah
Umm-hmm
They say you can't teach a old dog new tricks

 

Top

Ruler

Yonder's Wall

soundclip


by Eddie James
recording of 1963
from
Junior's Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA MCAD-10669), copyright notice

Look over yonder's wall and a hand me down my walkin' cane
Look over yonder's wall and a hand me down my walkin' cane
I got another woman, baby yonder come your man

Your husband went to the wall and I know it was tuff
I don't know how you really feel, but I know you don't feel enough
So you look on yonder's wall and hand me down my walkin'
I got another woman, baby yonder come your man

Look on yonder's wall this wall and a hand me down my walkin' cane
Look on yonder's wall and a hand me down my walkin' cane
I got another woman, baby yonder come your man

I love you baby but you just won't treat me right
Spend all of my money and walk the streets all night
So you look on yonder's wall, and hand me down my walkin' cane
I got another woman, baby yonder come your man

 

Top

Ruler

Created by:
Bluesman Harry
Page last updated on:
June 12 2000


[
Home Page | Blues History | Blues Language | Lyrics by Artist | Lyrics by Title | Lyrics by Topic |
|
Tabs & Chords | Lyrics & Tabs Wanted! | Essential Blues CD's | Message Board |
|
Chat Room | Blues Musician Ad's | Essential Blues Books | Links | Site Map | Awards Page | About... ]

(Trying out this banner exchange service)