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Table Of Content (19 songs, 10 soundclips)

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Baby Scratch My Back
Blues Hangover
Buzz Me Babe
Don't Start Cryin' Now
Dream Girl
I'm A King Bee (1)
I'm A King Bee (2)
I've Got Love If You Want It (1)
I've Got Love If You Want It (2)
Late Last Night

My Home Is A Prison
One More Day
Rainin' In My Heart
Shake Your Hips
Strange Love
* Te Ni Nee Ni Nu
Tip On In Part 2
What A Dream
Wonderin' And Worryin'

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Baby Scratch My Back

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by Slim Harpo (James Moore)
recording of 19
from
Hip Shakin': The Excello Collection (Excello 2001 & 4201), copyright notice

(Harmonica with words spoken through song)

Aww I'm itchy
And I don't know where to scratch
Come here baby
Scratch my back
I know you can do it
So baby get to it

Aww you're workin with it now
You got me feelin' so good
Just lookin' up to the sun now baby
Uuummmmm

This little girl sho' knows how'd scratch

Now you're doin' the chicken scratch

Aww its lookin' good baby

Just gettin' scratchy

That's what I'm talkin' bout

 

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Blues Hangover


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Jerry West
recording of June 1960, Crowley, Louisiana
from
The Best of Slim Harpo (HIP-O 40072), copyright notice

Lord, I wonder what done happened
Ain't nobody here but me
All these empty bottles on the table here
I know I didn't drink all this by myself
I must have a blues hangover
What's this?
My check!?!
And I don't have change for a grasshopper and that's two crookies

Uh oh, here come Pro
Sent in for this doggie
But he ain't got no money
Look like he done lost everything he ever just had
Ain't that's a come-off
Dear me
I done gave my baby twenty dollars for a Christmas present
All I got was a slice of jelly cake
And Sam and Nedetta
Now that's a wolf-jenny

Now I'll believe I'll go on back on the stem now
With James, Rudolph and Tom Cat
Get my head bad again
Don't seem like nothin' goin' right for me today
All Right, here I go
Same old thing again
Look out now!

 

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Buzz Me Babe


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Jerry West
recording of 1959
from
Hip Shakin': The Excello Collection (Excello 2001 & 4201) & Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

You buzz me babe, on your telephone
You buzz me babe, on your telephone
Wanna know from ya babe, is there stingin' still goin' on?

While I'm young babe, and I'm still in prime
While I'm young babe, and I'm still in prime
Wanna love ya baby, while I still have time

When I'm old man, and can't stand no more
When I'm old man, and can't stand no more
I wanna hug an kiss ya baby, and I think I'll let you go

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Note: issued on Excello single 2171.

 

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Don't Start Cryin' Now


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Jerry West
recording of 19

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

You ain't never had to cry baby, don't start cryin' now
You ain't never had to cry baby, don't start cryin' now
You ain't never loved me baby, didn't mean me no good no how

Well the man ya got baby, he don't mean you no good
Well the man ya got baby, he don't mean you no good
He's just wreckin' you darlin', in your neighborhood

Well cry cry baby, you can here all night long
You can cry cry baby, cry cry all night long
But when you wake up in the mornin', your gonna find your good man gone

Whoa yes you will!

You been braggin' 'bout your woman, take one look at mine
You been braggin' 'bout your woman, take one look at mine
She's just as sweet as any angel, want a-lovin' most all the time

__________
Note: issued Excello single 2194.

 

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Dream Girl


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Jerry West
recording of 19

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

Dream girl, I know your love for me is gone
Dream girl, I know your love for me is gone
You love me baby-hey, you know you won't do nothing wrong

You ride around baby, in your long black limousine
You ride around baby, in your long black limousine
Well I just wanna be your chauffeur, to drive you 'round and keep it clean

Well I'm the king bee, you let me first all down your hive
When I'm the king bee, you let me bust all down your hive
Well now your honey's bad baby, and you won't even let me ride

 

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I'm A King Bee (version 1)

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by Slim Harpo (James Moore)
recording of 19

from Hip Shakin': The Excello Collection (Excello 2001 & 4201) & Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

Well I'm a king bee, buzzing around your hive
Well I'm a king bee, buzzing around your hive
Well I can make honey baby, let me come inside

I'm young and able to buzz all night long
I'm young and able to buzz all night long
Well when you hear me buzzin' baby, some stinging is going on

(Well, buzz a while, sting it then...)

Well I'm a king bee, want you to be my queen
Well I'm a king bee, want you to be my queen
Together we can make honey, the world ever never seen

Well I'm a king bee, can buzz all night long
Well I'm a king bee, can buzz all night long
Well I can buzz better baby, when your man is gone

 

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I'm A King Bee (version 2)

soundclip


by Slim Harpo (James Moore)
recording of 19

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

Well I'm a king bee, buzzing around your hive
Well I'm a king bee, buzzing around your hive
Well I can make honey baby, let me come inside

I'm young and able to buzz all night long
I'm young and able to buzz all night long
Well when ya hear me buzzin' baby, some stingin' is going on

Well..buzz awhile!

Sting it men!

Well I'm a king bee, want you to be my queen
Well I'm a king bee, want you to be my queen
Together we can make honey, the world never, ever seen

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Note: issued on Excello single 2171.

 

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I've Got Love If You Want It (version 1)

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by Slim Harpo (James Moore)
recording of 1957

from Hip Shakin': The Excello Collection (Excello 2001 & 4201), copyright notice

Got love if you want it babe
Got love if you want it babe
Got love if you want it
Gotcha love if you want it
Got love if you want it
We can rock on awhile
We can rock on awhile

Quit teasin' me babe
Quit teasin' me babe
Witch'yer fine brown frame
Witch'yer fine brown frame
If you let me love ya babe
I'll be your lovin' man
I'll be your lovin' man

Now here ya come, babe
Now here ya come, babe
Witch'yer hair combed down
Witch'yer hair combed down
I know you bin ballin'
The talk's all over town
The talk's all over town

Now the next door neighbor
Now the next door neighbor
Peepin' through the blind
Peepin' through the blind
Don't worry nobody
That's all this time
That's all this time

I love you little woman
I love you little woman
But then it's to myself
But then it's to myself
But you mistreat me baby
For someone else

 

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I've Got Love If You Want It (version 2)

soundclip


by Slim Harpo (James Moore)
recording of 19

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

Got love if ya wannit babe
Got love if ya wannit babe
Got love if ya wannit
Gotcha love and you want it
Got love it ya wannit
We can rock awhile
We can rock awhile

Quit teasin' me babe
Quit teasin' me babe
Witcha fine bone frame
Witcha fine bone frame
If ya let me love ya babe
I'll be your lovin' man
I'll be your lovin' man

Now here ya come babe
Now here ya come babe
Witcha head hung down
A-witcha head hung down
I know ya been fallin'
The talks all over town
The talks all over town

Now the next door neighbor
Now the next door neighbor
Peepin' through the blinds
Peepin' through the blinds
Don't worry nobody
That's all a big spy
That's all a big spy

I love ya little woman
I love ya little woman
Flippin' through myself
Flippin' a-though myself
But you mistreat me babe
For someone else
For someone else
For someone else
For someone else
(fading)
For someone else
For someone else

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Note: issued on Excello single 2113.

 

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Late Last Night


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Jerry West
recording of 19

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

Late last night, laying down in my bed alone
Late last night, laying down in my bed alone
Well I was thinkin' 'bout my baby, wondering why she would do me wrong

I walked all night, baby out in the cold and rain
I walked all night, baby out in the cold and rain
Well when I found my baby, while makin' love to some other man

Oh but she hurt me so bad!

If you love me baby
Darlin' right now is the time
If you love me baby
Darlin' right now is the time
You know you're only one baby
Darlin' can ease my worried mind

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Note: originally Excello single 2171.

 

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My Home Is A Prison


by J.D. Miller
recording of 1960

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

My home is a prison, I'm living in a world of tears
My home is a prison, I'm living in a world of tears
I've been in misery, since the judge give me 99 years

I had a real pretty woman, said she didn't love no one but me
I had a real pretty woman, said she didn't love no one but me
But I caught my baby cheatin', my home ain't where it used to be

I got bread and milk for breakfast, milk and bread at supper time
I got bread and milk for breakfast, milk and bread at supper time
And the food I got for dinner, is a low down dirty crime

Yes I shot my baby, I did it because she treat me wrong
I shot my baby, did it because she treat me wrong
Now the only thing I have, this lonesome jail that I call home

 

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One More Day


by Jerry West
recording of May 1959, Crowley, Louisiana

from The Best of Slim Harpo (HIP-O 40072), copyright notice

One more day, one more day of being alone
One more day, one more day of being alone
Got a letter from my baby, sayin' she's on her way back home

Why don't you call me baby, sayin' you'll bring you're bringin' your clothes back home
Why don't you call me baby, sayin' you'll bring you're bringin' your clothes back home
You know I'm crazy about you baby, but you been gone away too long

 

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Rainin' In My Heart

soundclip


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Jerry West
recording of 19

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

Rainin' in my heart
Since we been apart
I know I was wrong
Baby please come home

You got me cryin'
'Bout to lose my mind
Don't let me cry in vain
Try my love just once again

Spoken:
Honey, I need your love
Darlin', you know why
If you would come back home
There'll be no need for me to cry

Sings:
Rainin' in my heart
Since we been apart
I know I was wrong
Baby please come home

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Note: issued on Excello single 2194, reached R&B Chart # 17 and pop Chart #34 in 1961.

 

 

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Shake Your Hips

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by Slim Harpo (James Moore)
recording of 1966

from Hip Shakin': The Excello Collection (Excello 2001 & 4201), copyright notice

I wanna tell ya 'bout a dance, that's goin' around
Everybody doin' it, from the grownups down
Don't have to move your head
Don't have to move your hands
Don't have to move your lips
Just shake your hips

And do the hip shake baby
And do the hip shake baby
Do the hip shake baby
Shake your hips baby

Now if you don't know, don't be afraid
Just listen to me, and do what I say
Don't move your head
Don't move your hands
Don't move your lips
Just shake your hips

And do the hip shake baby
And do the hip shake baby
Do the hip shake baby
Shake your hips baby

Now ain't this e-e-e-e-e-e-easy

Well I met a little girl, in a country town
She said, "Whataya know..., there, Slim Harpo?"
I didn't move my head
I didn't move my hands
I didn't move my lips
Just shook our hips

She did the hip shake baby
Did the hip shake baby
Did the hip shake baby
Shake your hips baby
Now ain't this e-e-e-e-e-e-easy

 

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Strange Love

soundclip


by Slim Harpo (James Moore)
recording of 1958

from Hip Shakin': The Excello Collection (Excello 2001 & 4201), copyright notice

Strange love, cutest thing I ever seen
Strange love, cutest thing I ever seen
You remind me of somethin' that I have seen in a dream

Can I take you out to dinner, some place where we can be alone
Can I take you out to dinner, some place where we can be alone
Tell you how much I love you, then let me hold you in my arm

You asked me there's honey, love to be your honeycomb
You asked me there's any honey, I love to be your honeycomb
Then when the time is right darling there'll be some lovin' goin' on

 

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Te Ni Nee Ni Nu

soundclip


by Slim Harpo (James Moore)
recording of 19

from Hip Shakin': The Excello Collection (Excello 2001 & 4201) & The Best of Slim Harpo (HIP-O 40072), copyright notice

I want you, to be my ti ni nee ni nu
I want you, to be my ti ni nee ni nu
Tell me the truth, ain't you my ti ni nee ni nu

Now will you love, will you love me
Will you squeeze me, come on don't tease me
Tell me the truth, ain't you me ti ni nee ni nu

Come on baby, work your show, walk the dog boog-a-loo, you got the floor
Everybodys watchin' you, you lookin' good baby, ain't that the truth
Now when you're through, come be my ti ni nee ni nu

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Note 1: ti ni nee ni nu, as far as I know this is just a non-sense word creation. It probably has the meaning of "baby", "darling", etc..

 

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Tip On In Part 2


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Robert Holmes
recording of 19

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

Spoken:
Now every Saturday night
They fry those fish
Make a little corn liquor
I wonder can I see you here next weekend?
Don't need to ask for me baby
Just... tip on in

__________
Note: originally Excello single 2285.

 

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What A Dream


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Jerry West
recording of 19

from Rainin' in My Heart (Excello 8001) & Sings Raining in My Heart (El Diablo 8038 & Hip-O 40135), copyright notice

What a dream, layin' in my baby's arms
What a dream, layin' in my baby's arms
Well I woke up, I started crying, when I found out that she was gone

I'm gonna try, gonna try to win your love again
I'm gonna try, gonna try to win your love again
You know I need your lovin' baby, I don't have no earthly friend

What can I do, what can I do to overcome?
What can I do, what can I do to overcome?
To make up for my mistakes baby, undo the wrong things I've done

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Note: issued on Excello # 2184.

 

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Wonderin' And Worryin'

soundclip


by Slim Harpo (James Moore) / Jerry West
recording of November 1957, Crowley, Louisiana

from The Best of Slim Harpo (HIP-O 40072), copyright notice

Wonderin' and worryin', will my baby change her mind
Wonderin' and worryin', will my baby change her mind
I can't make you love me baby, don't know why I keep on tryin'

I love you baby, darlin' you just don't understand
I love you baby, darlin' you just don't understand
I'm in hope someday darlin', I can be your lovin' man

One thing baby, I want you to understand
One thing baby, I want you to understand
When you've mistreated me baby, you've misused your best friend

 

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