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Table Of Content (88 songs, 52 soundclips)

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* Abilene
* Ain't It Crazy
* Another Fool In Town
Back Door Friend
Bad Luck And Trouble
Bald Headed Woman
Black Cat
Black Ghost Blues
Blues For My Cookie
Breakfast Time
* Burnin' In L.A.
California Mudslide
* California Showers
Candy Kitchen
Catfish Blues
Cemetery Blues
* Coffee Blues
Contrary Mary
Darling, Do You
Remember Me?

Death Bells
Don't Keep My Baby Long
* Don't Think 'Cause You're Pretty
* Feel So Bad
Found My Baby Cryin'
Fugitive Blues
Gambler's Blues
* Give Me Back That Wig
* Goin' Back And Talk To Mama
Goin' Back Home
Going To Dallas, To See My Pony Run
Grandma Told Grandpa

* Grievance Blues
* Grosebeck Blues
Happy Blues For John Glenn
* Highway Blues
Home In The Woods
I'm Coming Home
I'm Tired Of Trouble
* I Worked Down On The Chain Gang
* It's A Sin To Be Rich, It's A Low-down Shame To Be Poor
Jailhouse Blues
Jake Head Boogie
* Katie Mae
Last Affair
* Life I Used To Live
Little School Girl
Lonesome Dog Blues
Lonesome Graveyard
* Lonesome Home
Long Way From Home (1)
Long Way From Home (2)
* Long Way From Texas
Love Me This Mornin'
Lovin' Arms
Mama And Papa Hopkins
* Mama's Baby Child
* Miss Loretta
Mistreated Blues
Morning Blues
* Mr. Charlie
My Black Name
My Grandpa Is Old Too
My Suggestion
Never Miss Your Water

No Education
One Kind Favor I Ask Of You
* Picture On The Wall
Prison Blues Come Down On Me
Ride In Your New Automobile
Rock Me, Mama
Rosie Mae
Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
Santa Fe Blues
Short Haired Woman
Smokes Like Lightnin'
Some Day Baby
Stool Pigeon Blues
Talkin' Some Sense
The Foot Race Is On
The Howling Wolf
* Tim Moore's Farm
Too Many Drivers
Trouble Blues
Vietnam War
* War News Blues
Wonder Why
You're Too fast
Your Own Fault Baby, To Treat Me The Way You Do

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No Education

 

by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1969

from Los Angeles Blues (Rhino 72173), copyright notice

Got not education, I'm just a fool in your town
No education, I'm just another fool in town
Yes first day I went to school, yes that sucker burn it down

I can't read, can't even write my name
I can't read, can't even write my name
Yes but that ain't none o' your fault, po' Lightnin' is to blame

Mama done all she could, yes she did boy, yes to send this black man to school
Yes she done all she could, send this black boy to school
Yeah the first day I went there do you know, boy I broke my teacher's rule
Yes, I broke it

Ain't it a shame, ain't it a shame, way things happened to me
Ain't it a shame, way things happened to me
I went to school only one day and I didn't, learn my abc's

Bad luck happened to me!

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One Kind Favor I Ask Of You

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Lightnin'! (Arhoolie 390), copyright notice

There's one kind favor I'll ask of you
There's one kind favor I'll ask of you
There's one kind favor I'll ask of you
See that my love will come thru

I was down last night on my bended knee
I was down last night on my bended knee
I was down last night on my bended knee
No people in the world seems to care for me

That's all I know darlin' what to do
That's all I know darlin' what to do
That's all I know darlin' what to do
I wouldn't be here worryin' if it hadn't been for you

Wish I had-a died when I was young
Wish I had-a died when I was young
Wish I had-a died when I was young
Wouldn't be here today with my head hung

 

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Picture On The Wall


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1947, Houston

from Sings The Blues (Crown 5224, Aladdin 3015, Pathe Marconi 83075), copyright notice

Yes, you know your picture done faded now, baby, darling, you left hanging up on the wall
Yes, you know your picture done faded now, baby, darling, you lea hanging up on the wall
Yes you know it done faded so now, baby, I can't see your face at all

Still, that old clock is ticking, baby, you left hanging on the side
Yes, you know that clock's still ticking, baby, you left hanging on the side
Yes, you know it put my mind on to wondering, make me want to catch some freight train and ride

Yes I would have done caught me a freight train, but there is nary1 a one going my way
Yes I would have done caught me a freight train, nary a one is going my way
Yes, but if I don't see you pretty soon, I hope I'll meet you some old rainy day

__________
Note 1: nary, .

 

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Prison Blues Come Down On Me

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Prison Blues: Golden Classics, Pt. 2 (Collectables COL-5144),
copyright notice

(spoken:
Lightnin': "I'm wonderin' if my folks are gonna be there when I make it there,
I'm just wonderin' if they in the same ol' spot"
Friend: "I don't know Lightnin', but as bad as you playin' that guitar now,
they got to be there. But you playin' it pretty lonesome there though
Some might be in heaven, I can't never tell"
Lightnin': "No, you know I'm just gettin' back I been in State Prison"
Friend: "How was it down there?"
Lightnin': "It was hard on me And it was a shame on everybody else"
Friend: "Yes, now you can hear, about how they would ring them big bells"
Lightnin': "Yeah"
Friend: "And every mornin' about the break of day,
you can hear how, how, howlin' goin' on everyday"
Lightnin': "Well, I got over it so I'm glad But mama's what I'm thinkin' about
I wonder if she's in the same old spot?"
Friend: "Yes, I'm quite sure she's there, but I know she's got a worried mind
'Cause she's got to be worried over her child)

Mmmmmmmmmm, the blues come down on me
Friend: Lord, have mercy, child
Po' Lightnin' can't hardly keep from cryin'
Friend: Yes, the blues'll make you cry, I know how you feel
Whoa, Lord have mercy,
po' Lightnin' can't hardly keep from cryin'
Well, I'm just wonderin' will I ever make it back,
to that old native home of mine?
Friend: Please, take me with ya when you go, Lightnin'
Lord have mercy

 

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Ride In Your New Automobile

by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Great Electric Show And Dance (Jewel 5002), copyright notice

I saw you riding around in your brand new automobile
I saw you riding around in your brand new automobile
Yeah, she was sitting there happy with her handsome driver,
at the wheel in your brand new automobile
Yes, if I lock up on my shotgun again,
he won't be your driver no more, all right boys, all right boys

Now if you love me baby, you'll let me drive your little automobile
If you love me, if you love me, you'll let me drive your little automobile
Yes, I caught a cinch on my driving
I won't have no wreck at your wheel in your brand new automobile

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Rock Me, Mama

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1970

from Lightnin' Hopkins The Ultimate Texas Bluesman (Bluetab BTAB CD-1000), copyright notice

(spoken: This is rock me mama)

Rock me baby, rock me all night long
Rock me baby, rock me all night long
I want you to bend your back girl,
like your back ain't got no bone

See me comin', go get your rockin' chair
See me comin' baby, go get your rockin' chair
Ya know I ain't no stranger,
poor Lightnin' once lived over here

Rock me baby, one time before you go

 

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Rosie Mae

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Shake It Baby [Boomerang] (Beacon 51578), copyright notice

Mmmm, you know Rosie Mae is a good girl,
folks say she don't run around at night
You know Rosie Mae is a good girl,
folks say she don't run around at night
Well, you know you can bet your last dollar,
poor Rosie Mae will treat ya right

Yeah, you know I try to give my woman,
everything in the world she needs
That's why she don't do nothin man,
but lay up in the bed and read

You know she walks just like,
she got oil wells in her backyard
Why you never hear that woman hootin' and hollerin' and cryin',
no man, a-talkin about these times bein' hard
Yes, Rosie Mae

Yeah, she's a good girl
Yeah, you know I bought her a radio,
even bought her electric fan
She said, "I'm gonna lay here and read,
and God, I ain't gonna have no other man"

It made me feel so good,
'til I don't know what to do
Yes I said, "Every dollar po' Lightnin make, baby,
he gotta bring it back home to you"

 

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Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On

Traditional
recording of 1961

from Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings (Bluesville 7PCD-4406-2 and Prestige 4406-2), copyright notice

Sail on, sail on, little girl, sail on
Well you know you gonna keep on a sailing,
till you lose your happy home

You know I can remember
First day she sail away
Cryin', I gotta go now, Lightnin'
I ain't got no place to stay

Sail on, sail on, little girl, sail on
Well you gonna keep on a sailing
Till you lose your happy home

Sail on, sail on, little girl, sail on
Sail on, sail on, little girl, sail on
Well you know when you sail away,
po' Lightnin' ain't gonna stay here long

Sail on

I remember last word she had to say
I remember last word she had to say
She said, "Lightnin', I'm figurin' to sail
I'm sailing on today"

Sail on

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Santa Fe Blues

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Shake It Baby [Boomerang] (Beacon 51578), copyright notice

I ain't gonna tell nobody,
Santa Fe did to me
I ain't gonna tell nobody,
what the Santa Fe did to me
You know, it taken away my lover,
sin got my old time, used to be

You know, I was standin' at the station,
when my baby got on board
I was standin' at the station,
when my baby got on board.
Sound like I could here her tellin', "I'm gone this time,
Lightnin', I won't be back no more"

You know, that lil' mean old Santa Fe,
taken my baby away from me
You know, that lil' mean old Santa Fe,
taken my baby away from me
Yeah, she left early one mornin',
she left on the Santa Fe

You know that old Santa Fe,
big, bad luck to me
You know that old Santa Fe,
big, bad luck to me
You know, it taken away my lover,
sin got my old time, used to be

 

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Short Haired Woman

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings (Bluesville 7PCD-4406-2 and Prestige 4406-2), copyright notice

I don't want no wom'n,
if her hair it ain't no longer 'an mine
I don't want no w'man,
if her hair it ain't no longer 'an mine
Yeah, ya know, she ain't no good for nothin' but trouble, did ya know 'at?
Vets keep ya buyin' rats all the time

Yeah, you know I got on the good side of my woman,
I told her, "Darlin', I's a-comin' to go have some fun"
You know, I went to make her swing out when a rat fell from her head like,
one from a burnin' barn
I just don't want, want no woman,
boy, if her hair it ain't no longer 'an mine
Whoa, ya know she ain't no good for nothin' but trouble
Vets keep ya buyin' rats all the time
Yeah, you know rats and wigs'll get ya killed

Yeah, you know I got on the good side of my woman,
I told her, "Darlin', I's comin' to go have some fun"
You know, I went to make her swing out when a rat fell from her head like,
one from a burnin' barn
I say, I don't want no woman,
boy, if her hair it ain't no longer 'an mine
You know she ain't no good for nothin' but trouble, did ya know 'at?
Vets keep ya buyin' rats all the time

 

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Smokes Like Lightnin'

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1962

from Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings (Bluesville 7PCD-4406-2 and Prestige 4406-2), copyright notice

Whoa, it smoke like lightnin', yeah but shine like gold
Don't you hear me talking pretty baby,
smoke like lightnin', yeah but shine like gold
Yeah you know I see my little fair one,
lying there on a cooling bowl

Yes I see the hearse one morning backed up to our door
Don't you hear me talking?
Soon one morning, backed up to our door
Well you know I could see my little baby,
lying there on a cooling bowl

Well my baby died and left me,
laid her on a cooling bowl
Yes she died and she left me,
they laid her on a cooling bowl
Well they said, Lightnin' she's gone and left you now boy,
you will never see her smiling face no more

Well it was sad...

Well I followed my baby, followed my baby,
down to her burying ground
Well I followed my baby, followed her,
down to her burying ground
Yeah it didn't hurt me so bad till I'd seen,
poor miss when they let her down

You know I done lost my little fair one,
I guess the next thing will be me
I done lost my little fair one,
I guess the next thing will be me
Whoa, I ain't dead, no boys,
but po' Lightnin' sinking by degree
By degree

 

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Some Day Baby

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from , copyright notice

Oh Lordy Lord, Oh Lordy Lord
Hurts you go bad for us to part
But some day baby,
you ain't gonna worry my life any more

She's on my mind, she's on my mind, every place I go
How much I love her nobody knows
But some day baby,
you ain't gonna worry my life any more

So many nights, since you been gone,
I been wonderin', how my life goes on
But some day baby,
you ain't gonna worry my life any more

And my story, here's all I got to say,
"Goodbye baby, don't care what you do"
But some day baby,
you ain't gonna worry my life any more

 

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Stool Pigeon Blues

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Nothin' But The Blues (Collectables 5146), copyright notice

Good Lord, just let me live 'til tomorrow,
I'm gonna send you another prayer
This is taped
Yes, 'til tomorrow,
this black man gonna send you another prayer
You know, sometimes I begin to wonder,
what in the world am I doin' over here?

You don't love me no more, baby,
and I can't see the reason why
You don't love me no more, baby,
po' Lightnin' can't see the reason why
You know, I never told you no story,
if you don't understand that,
and I never have told you a lie

Yeah, the birds was singin',
and the wind begin to blow
Yeah, the birds was singin',
you know, the wind begin to blow
You know when a pigeon joined in and went to singin',
I never heard such a sweet voice before

You know a pigeon mean more than one that fly in the air?
It can be a stool pigeon, you know that's, you know what that is?
One that sit on a stool and pimp to the law
That is a pigeon

I want everybody understand me so they know,
I just done give up and I ain't gonna try,
to live they life no more,
No, no more
You know, I ain't gonna find no heaven here,
now, no place on earth I go

 

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Talkin' Some Sense

by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1968

from Lightnin' Hopkins The Ultimate Texas Bluesman (Bluetab BTAB CD-1000), copyright notice

Hello baby
Little girl, are you gonna wake up today?
Hello, hello baby,
(spoken: I'm lookin' at ya)
Little girl, is you gonna wake up today?
Just go ahead sleep on, ol' sleepy head
I'll go down on the job and draw your pay
(spoken: But she's my baby)

I'm gonna take you back to poor mama, little girl
Say, can't your mother talk some sense in your head?
Father would kill you, if that old man heard just what you said
That's why I'm gonna carry you back to your dear old mother
Say, can't she talk some sense in your head?

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The Foot Race Is On

by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Golden Classics Pt. 3: Mama & Papa Hopkins (Collectables
COL-5145)
, copyright notice

What you look at me for? Look out man
What's the matter with you, I fixin' to, whoa
That man gonna jump on me,
and I just got to move on out of his way
That's all there is to it,
but, I'm goin'

Tell me, baby, what you tryin to do?
Tryin' to mistreat me and I ain't done nothin' to you
Mama told me now understand,
just keep-a truckin' like a man.

I'm gone, sure gone
I ain't jokin', no time waitin' on
Just keep on goin'

Look it here, baby, what you tryin' to do?
Tryin' to love me and my brother too
Mama told me now understand,
sit and listen with a plate in her hand

I know, gotta go
Gotta go, pretty baby,
God knows I ain't lyin'

See, that's when it's gettin' soft,
see, I was gettin tired,
and I just slowed down a little bit
Foot race is on though

Look-a yonder what I do see,
whole lotta somethin' comin' after me
But, I'm gone,
they'll have a hard time catchin' ol' Lightnin'
Now that I got a little air,
feel a little better now

Keep on runnin'

You know they run me, edge of town,
they got tired and they turned around
I sure felt good, I didn't have to run no more
I ain't jokin', I ain't jivin',
God knows I ain't carryin' on

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The Howling Wolf

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1964

from Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings (Bluesville 7PCD-4406-2 and Prestige 4406-2), copyright notice

(Sound like I hear that wolf howlin'...)

Yeah I'm the wolf and everybody in the world,
trying to find out who I prowl
I'm the wolf and everybody in the world,
they're trying to find out who I hound
Well you know they can't see me at night,
but they can hear me when I howl

(Howl, wolf, I said howl, now you're howlin'!)

I take time when I'm prowlin',
wipe my tracks out with my tail
(A lot of people wonder why I do this but I wanna tell you)
I take time when I come prowlin',
wipe my tracks out with my tail
That's in order that no one discover,
whoa Lord he can't cross my trail

I'm that wolf, dig a hole,
stick my nose down in the ground
I'm that wolf, dig a hole,
stick my nose deep down in the ground
Yeah you know I'll be hiding right at you baby,
you'll think I'm way out on the outskirts of town

(That's that wolf)

 

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Tim Moore's Farm

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1937, Houston

from Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (Arhoolie 2010), copyright notice

Yeah, you know it ain't but the one thing you know, this black man done was wrong
Yeah, you know it ain't but the one thing, you know, this black man done was wrong
Yes, you know I moved my wife and family down on mr. Tim Moore's farm

Yeah, you know mr. Tim Moore's a man, he don't never stand and grin
He just said, "Keep out of the graveyard, I'll save you from the pen"
You know, soon in the morning he'll give you scrambled eggs
Yes, but he's liable to call you so soon, you'll catch a mule by his hind legs

Yes, you know I got a telegram this morning, boy, it read, it say, "Your wife is dead"
I show it to mr. Moore, he said, "Go ahead, nigger you know you got to plow old Red"
That white man says, "It's been raining, yes, and I'm way behind
I may let you bury that woman one of these old dinner times"
I told him, "No, mr. Moore; somebody's got to go"
He says, "If you ain't able to plow, Sam, stay up there and grab your hoe"

 

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Too Many Drivers

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1964

from Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings (Bluesville 7PCD-4406-2 and Prestige 4406-2), copyright notice

Baby you got too many drivers, Lord when you ain't got but just one wheel
Baby you got too many drivers, oh Lord when you ain't got but just one wheel
Yeah, you know thinks look mighty funny when two men's, oh Lord,
driving your little automobile

Yeah you know I'd rather be rolling down, I'd be rolling down off a sandy hill
Yeah you know I'd rather be rolling down, I'd rather be rolling down a sandy hill
Yeah I know you got so many drivers,
and you ain't got but one little wheel

Baby you outta go ahead on, I said and sell your little automobile
Yes you outta go ahead on, woman and sell your little automobile
Yes you know out of all them drivers you've gotten,
you're lucky if you don't get someone killed

 

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Trouble Blues

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of November 15 1960

from Lightnin' In New York (Candid LP 9010), copyright notice

Trouble, trouble, trouble,
trouble is all in the world I see
Trouble, trouble, trouble,
trouble is all in the world I see
Yeah you know I often wonder,
what in the world gonna become of me

Now when I wake up in the mornin',
blues and trouble all 'round my bed
When I wake up in the mornin',
blues and trouble all 'round my bed
Yeah you know I never will forget,
last what I heard my baby said

What did she say boy?

She said "Lightnin' I'm leavin' you in the mornin',
and you cryin' won't make me stay"
She said "I'm leavin' you in the mornin',
Lightnin' your cryin' won't make me stay"
I just said "I hope, little girl,
Po' Lightnin'll meet you again some day"

And she got sad and I did too, we had to moan a little

Well I had to tell 'r, "If you just gotta go
Hope I'll meet you again some day
If you just gotta go
Hope I'll meet you again some day
Yes when I do little girl,
you'll be done changed your evil way"

 

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Vietnam War

by
recording of 19

from probably World's In A Tangle (M.I.L. Multimedia 3036), copyright notice

Mama said Son, how can you be happy when your brother way over in Vietnam?
How can you be happy when your brother way over in Vietnam?

I told her
I said "Mama he may got lucky and win some money
Oh he got to may bring some money back home"

Mama looked at me
She said "That ain't no way to talk about your brother"
But he's my child too
She said "Mister Johnson is tellin' everybody.
exactly what he want them to do"
All right my child
What if Uncle Sam was to call you boy? (I would be so lonesome)
Oh I would miss you so much I may die
Yes if Uncle Sam should call you, Oh Lord I miss you so much I may die
Yeah you know when you get over yon' and get to fightin' them soldiers,
yeah you know you're gonna be fightin' way upon my heart

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War News Blues


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1951, Houston

from A legend In His Own Time (Kent 9008), copyright notice

You may turn your radio on soon in the morning, sad news every day
You may turn your radio on soon in the morning, sad news every day
Yes, you know, I got a warning, trouble is on its way

Poor children running, crying, "Whoa, mama, mama, now what shall we do?"
Poor children running, crying, "Whoa, mama, mama, now what shall we do?"
"Yes" she said, "You had better pray, children, same thing is happening to mama too"

I'm gonna dig me a hole this morning, dig it deep down in the ground
I'rn gonna dig me a hole this morning, dig it deep down in the ground
So if it should happen to drop a bomb around somewhere, I can't hear the echo when it sounds

 

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Wonder Why

soundclip


by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 19

from Lightnin' In New York (Candid LP 9010), copyright notice

Wonder why!

You said you leavin', I couldn't see the reason why
Baby you know you is in my life
Yes you leavin', gonna leave Po' Lightnin',
and I can't see the reason why

But just as sure as heaven hand like hell above
Baby I want you to remember little girl
You're the one I love,
and you leavin', ain't tellin' me nothin'
You won't say what for,
you won't say what for

You said you loved me, find out you were lyin'
But it's gonna come a day, you gonna love me in your time
You're gonna think about Po' Lightnin',
in your lonesome time

A many night, sit in my home alone,
thinkin' about you woman, knowed you was gone

That's all right, I'll sit here and moan,
I'll sit here and moan

Look like the sun ain't gonna shine no more,
darkness done caught me, no light in my door
But that's all right, I'll forever worryin',
until I see you again tonight
Again tonight

A many day, I sit down and cry,
thinkin' about you left me dissatisfied
But that's all right, that's all right baby,
mmm that's all right, baby that's all right
But that's all right.

 

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You're Too Fast

by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1970

from Lightnin' Hopkins The Ultimate Texas Bluesman (Bluetab BTAB CD-1000), copyright notice

You're too fast baby,
try to slow down for a while
You too fast baby,
try to slow down for a while
So that when you get lost,
that mom and baby child

You so fast, baby,
ol' Lightnin' can't understand
You so fast baby,
ol' Lightnin' can't understand
You was so fast when you passed me,
I couldn't even catch yo' hand

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Your Own Fault Baby, To Treat Me The Way You Do

by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of November 15 1960

from Lightnin' In New York (Candid LP 9010), copyright notice

Your own fault, baby, treat me the way you do

It's your own fault baby, treatin' me the way you do
It's your own fault baby, darlin' in treatin' me the way you do
You know I did everything for right, I did everything I could to help you

Whoa you once said that you loved me, yes but I found out you were lyin'
Yes you once said that you loved me, found out you were lyin'
Well you know you can't quit me black woman, and there ain't no need in you tryin'

Whoa but still you my baby, don't make no difference what you may do
Yes you still my baby, don't make no difference what you may do
Yes I know you know little woman, how long I been in love with you

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Bluesman Harry
Page last updated on:
June 7 2000


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