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Table Of Content (29 songs, 22 soundclips)

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Born Blind
Bring It On Home
Christmas Blues
Cool Disposition
Don't Lose Your Eye
Don't Start Me To Talkin'
Eyesight To The Blind
Fattening Frogs For Snakes
Good Evening Everybody
Have You Ever Been In Love

Help Me
** I Don't Care No More
In My Younger Days
Keep It To Yourself
Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
Lonesome Cabin
Nine Below Zero
Ninety Nine
No Nights By Myself
One Way Out

Santa Claus
So Sad To Be Lonesome
Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket
Temperature 110
The Goat
The Key (To Your Door)
This Old Life
* Work With Me
Your Funeral And My Trial

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Santa Claus

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by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from
The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson (Chess/MCA 9343), copyright notice

My baby went shoppin' yesterday,
said "I'm gonna buy what you need for Santa Claus"
My baby went shoppin' yesterday,
said "I'm gonna buy what you need for Santa Claus,
I'm gonna take mine with me,
but I'll leave yours in my dresser drawer"

So that started me to ramblin',
lookin' in all of my baby's dresser drawers
Whoa, that started me to ramblin',
lookin' all in my baby's dresser drawers
Tryin' to find out,
what did she bought me for Santa Claus

When I pulled out the bottom dresser drawer,
the landlady got mad and called the law
When I pulled out the bottom dresser drawer,
the landlady got mad and called the law
I was just tryin' to find,
what did she bought me for Santa Claus

The police walked in and tapped me on the shoulder,
"What you doing with your hand in that woman's dresser drawer?"
I hand the police a letter my baby wrote me,
showin' where I should find my Santa Claus
I just kept on pullin' out all of my baby's dresser drawers

I walked out and left the police and the landlady arguin',
said, "Look at the man done pull out all the lady's dresser drawers"
Yes, I walked out and left the police and the landlady arguin',
said, "Look at the man done pull out all the lady's dresser drawers"
But he said, "I got the letter and show the judge
The boy just tryin to find his Santa Claus"

Oh yeah

 

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So Sad To Be Lonesome

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by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

It's so sad to be lonesome, too much inconvenient to be alone
You know it's so sad to be lonesome, but it's too much inconvenient to be alone
You know it makes a man feel so good when his baby's lying down in his arms

I received a letter from my baby, I received a telegram
I received a letter from my baby, and I received a telegram
Then the little girl called me long distance, she wants to know just where I am

When you miss your baby, you look around can't see nothing but just your shade on the ground
So sad to be lonesome, I know it's too much inconvenient to be alone
But I declare you feel good when your baby come back home

Met the Greyhound bus, met the train
She wasn't on either one, I want to know what was to blame
So sad to be lonesome, too much inconvenient to be alone

But it make you feel so good when your baby come back home

 

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Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket


by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

Take your hand out of my pocket, I ain't got nothing belong to you
Take your hand out of my pocket, I ain't got nothing belong to you
Little girl if you don't stop ravish me, I will have to put the police on you

I heard about your reputation, no sooner I dropped in your town
I heard about your reputation, the minute I dropped in your town
You know I caught your hand in my pocket above the elbow, and the police got to take you down

 

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Temperature 110

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by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from
The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson (Chess/MCA 9343), copyright notice

Nine below zero on the outside,
but I brought my baby's temperature to a hundred and ten
Nine below zero out on the outside,
and I brought my baby's temperature to a hundred and ten
Ever since the little girl put me down for another man

I give 'r all of my money, my lovin' and everything
All of my money, all my lovin' and everything
I brought my baby's temperature up to a hundred and ten,
and she done put me down for another man

Temperature nine below zero on the outside,
I brought my baby's temperature up to a hundred and ten, oh yes I did
Nine below zero,
and I brought my baby's temperature up to a hundred and ten, oh yeah
Ever since then she done put me down for another man

 

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The Goat


by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

There was an animal called a goat, he butted his way out of the Supreme Court
Said, "Let him go"
Yeah, said, "Let him go, because he butt so hard till you can't use him in our court no more"

Judge give him five hours to get out of town, he got five miles down the road and committed another crime
That's when the high sheriff happened to be coming along, and caught the billy goat eating up an old farmer's corn
High sheriff taken the billy goat to the county jail, but the desk sergeant cant said that "I'll go his bail, let him go"

A medicine doctor bought the billy goat, had a great big stage show
The billy goat got mad and butt him right down in the lonesome floor
So let him go, please, please, let him go, because he butt so hard till I can't use him in our court no more
Ooh

 

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The Key (To Your Door)

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by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from
The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson (Chess/MCA 9343), copyright notice

It's just one thing baby I'm asking you to do
It's just one little thing baby I'm asking you to do
Please give me back your key to your door

I called the little girl about a quarter after nine
I called the little girl one morning about a quarter after nine
The landlady say "I'm sorry, she's not in at the present time"

I called my baby back about fifteen after four
I called my baby back fifteen after four
I said darling, would you please give me back the key to your door?

 

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This Old Life


by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from ,
copyright notice

This old life, I just can't stand to live it no more
This old life, I just can't stand to live it no more
Baby, you got to help me get myself straightened up right now, if you don't lam gon' have to go

I'm asking you, baby, please help me just once more
Asking you, baby; I'm asking you please help me once more
Because I'm gonna get myself straightened all out right now, so I won't go wrong no more

Help me, baby, help me, darling, just once more
If you help me get myself straightened out this time, I won't go wrong no more

I done you wrong and I'm asking you to forgive
Darling, I done you wrong, and I'm asking you to forgive
If you just help me get myself straightened out this time, darling, I know just how you feel
Please help me, darling

 

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Work With Me


by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from One Way Out (Chess),
copyright notice

Yes work with me, baby, and I'll work with you
Work with me, mama, and I will work with you
I'll try to make it so pleasant, darlin', 'till you don't know what to do!

Ah, let me work wit' you, and I'll learn you how to work with me
Let me work wit' you, and I'll learn you how to work with me
Little girl I'll make you so happy, be as happy as a child can be!

Oh, I like to work with you, baby, I can work all night long
I like to work with you, baby, I can work all night long
If you work with me me little girl, you know, you can't go wrong!

Mama I never gets tired of workin', I trained up workin' from a kid
Never gets tired of workin', I brought up workin' from a kid
Anytime I put up a good job for you, don't try to keep it hid!
Or tell your girlfriends 'bout the work I did!

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Note: It was the 2nd of 3 songs Sonny Boy did at his first Chicago session for the Chess label. Many thanks to "One Arm Ed Wi".

 

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Your Funeral And My Trial

soundclip


by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
recording of 19
from
The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson (Chess/MCA 9343), copyright notice

Please come home to your daddy, and explain yourself to me
Because I and you are man and wife, tryin' to start a family
I'm beggin' you baby, cut out that off the wall jive
If you can't treat me no better, it gotta be your funeral and my trial

When I and you first got together, 't was on one Friday night
We spent two lovely hours together, and the world knows alright
I'm just beggin' you baby, please cut out that off the wall jive
You know you gotta treat me better, if you don't it gotta be your funeral and my trial

Alright

The good Lord made the world and everything was in it
The way my baby love is some solid sentiment
She can love to heal the sick and she can love to raise the dead
You think I'm jokin' but you better believe what I say
I'm beggin' you baby, cut out that off the wall jive
Yeah, you gotta treat me better, or it gotta be your funeral and my trial

 

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Page last updated on:
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