Susan Tedeschi
Ruler
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Ruler

Table Of Content (20 songs, 17 soundclips)

* = most recent additions of October 1999

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Ain't Nobody's Business
* Angel From Montgomery
Better Days
* Can't Leave You Alone
*
Found Someone New
*
Friar's Point
Gonna Write Him A Letter
Hound Dog
I Don't Want No Woman
It Hurts Me Too

* It Hurt So Bad
It's Up To You
* Just Won't Burn
*
Little By Little
Locomotive
* Looking For Answers
Love Never Treats Me Right
* Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
*
Rock Me Right
*
You Need To Be With Me

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Ain't Nobody's Business


by Porter Grainger / Robbins
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

If I attend church all day Sunday
Lord I come back home and want to raise hell all day Monday
Lord it ain't nobody's business if I do

If my baby comes up to me and says I ain't got no money
I just got to reach into my pocket,
and say take all of my money honey
Ain't nobody's business if that's what I want to do

Ain't nobody's business, it just ain't nobody's business
Oh, it ain't nobody's business what I do
Ain't nobody's business if I do

If I ever get the notion to jump off into the Atlantic Ocean
It ain't nobody's business if that's what I want to do
Me and my baby we might fuss and fight
But with the Lord's help I know everything is gonna be alright
Oh and it ain't nobody's business what we do

Ain't nobody's business, it just ain't nobody's business
Oh, it ain't nobody's business what I do
Ain't nobody's business if I do

 

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Angel From Montgomery

soundclip


by John Prine
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

I am an old woman
Named after my mother
My old man is another
Child that's grown old

If dreams were thunder
And lightnin' was desire
This old house would'a burned down
A long time ago

Make me an angel, to fly from Montgomery
Make me a poster, of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing, I can hold onto
To believe in this living is just a, hard way to go

When I was a young girl
I had me a cowboy
He wasn't much to look at
Just a free ramblin' man

Aw, but that was a long time
And no matter how I try
Those years they just flow by
Like a broken-down dam

Make me an angel, to fly from Montgomery
Make me a poster, of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing, I can hold onto
To believe in this living is just a, hard way to go

There's flies in the kitchen
I can hear 'em a-buzzin'
But I ain't done nothin'
Since I woke up today

How the hell can a person
Go to work in the mornin'
And come home in the evenin'
And have nothin' to say?

Make me an angel, to fly from Montgomery
Make me a poster, of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing, I can hold onto
To believe in this living is just a, hard way to go

 

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Better Days


by Adrienne Hayes
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

I've been wrong, wrong for so long
Living life like this, I just can't go on
Without a helping hand,
I just can't seem to find my way
So I'll keep waiting, waiting for my better days
Better Days

Now I said a prayer last night,
when my day was through
That I could live my life,
the way the Lord would want me to
'Cause without a helping hand,
I just can't seem to find my way
So I'll keep waiting, waiting for my better days
Better Days

Tell me I have a home just as long as you have yours
'Cause there's a pain in my heart
Oh that I've just got to cure
Please, please baby won't you take me in
There's been too many times I needed to find a true friend
Say you'll always, always tell the truth to me
'Cause there's been too many times,
that I've been lied to and deceived,
and somehow I got lost, and now I can't find my way
Oh I guess I'll keep waiting, waiting for my better days
Better Days

Tell me I have a home just as long as you have yours
'Cause there's a pain in my heart
Oh that I've just got to cure,
and somehow I got lost, and now I can't find my way
Oh I guess I'll keep waiting, waiting for my better days
Better Days

 

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Can't Leave You Alone

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by Adrienne Hayes
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

I cry for love that's gone
A love that can't be mine
Well I'll pay every day for loving you
Darling deep down inside

How am I gonna tell you
How am I gonna let you know
That night and day I think about you
And it's killing me slow

The temptation of you is oh so strong
I know I can't have you
Why can't I leave you alone

Oh I know that this trouble
Oh it's here to stay
That's why I'm keeping me distance
Oh I'm praying that you come my way
Praying that you come my way
Oh praying that you come my way

The temptation of you is oh so strong
I know I can't have you
Why can't I leave you alone

Oh I want you to come see me
Oh late at night
That's when we'll pull down the shades darling
And we'll turn down the lights

Ooo I don't want to hurt myself
Don't want to drive you away
That's why I'm keeping my distance
Oh I'm praying that you come my way
Praying that you come my way
Oh praying that you come my
Oh praying that you come my way

 

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Found Someone New

soundclip


by Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

Tired of being alone
Waiting on you to phone baby
It's four in the morning and I'm cold
There ain't no one to hold me

I know that's it's real
I found someone new
I know it's not right
But I can't give up this fight
'Cause I'm tired of being lonely
Think it's me that's been wrong

I know I love you today
Oh but I don't love you in that way
Trying to make a new start
'Cause your running with my heart

I know that it's real
I found someone new
I know it's not right
But I won't give up this fight
I know that it's true
I found someone new
I know it's not right
But I won't give up, I won't, I won't, I won't
I won't give up this fight

I know that it's true
I found someone new
And I'm tired of being lonely
Think it's me that's been wrong
Darling I'm the only one who's strong
I've been strong

 

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Friars Point

soundclip


by Susan Tedeschi / Tom Hambridge
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

Just past Friar's Point, all the way across those lanes
Just past Friar's Point, all the way across those lanes
I was walking by the cotton fields, and I swear I heard Robert Johnson play

Down in New Orleans, preaching in the Lion's Den
Down in New Orleans, preaching in the Lion's Den
You can hear Irma Thomas, take you right back to church again

We got the blues now, surely ain't got a thing to lose
Oh we got the blues, surely don't have a thing to lose
Oh darling it's them blues that really make them move

Oh do they hang on Beale Street, music blasting out of every door
Oh do they hang on Beale Street, music pouring out of every pore
Rocking the house at BB's, your feet they never touch the floor

Oh south side of Chicago, oh all the way where Magic Sam used to play
Oh south side of Chicago, over at the Checkerboard Lounge
You can still hear Muddy Waters, playing that song "Slow Down"

Oh we got the blues time, sure don't have a thing to lose
Oh we got the blues time, surely don't have a thing to lose
And these are the people all ready to make a move

 

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Gonna Write Him A Letter

soundclip


by Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

I'm gonna write him a letter, gonna write him a song
Gonna love my baby, gonna never do him wrong
Gonna love my baby, gonna ease his troubled mind
I'm gonna love that man until the end of time

I said now if the end of time should come today
I said there's just no way that I can stay away
'Cause he's my baby, wanna ease his troubled mind
I'm gonna love that man until the sun don't shine

I said now if that sun should refuse to shine
I'm gonna find my baby 'cause he's mine all mine
I'm gonna find my baby gonna ease his troubled mind
I'm gonna find that man 'cause he's mine all mine

Now just the other day I heard somebody say that my man
was running around with another woman
Now this better not be true because if it is
It's not gonna be a good thing
He's gonna have to run and I'm gonna tell you right now
what I'm gonna do with that man, I'll tell you right now

I said now if that man should run he better hide
I'm gonna find that man, I'm gonna take him for a ride
I'm gonna find my baby, gonna give that man a troubled mind
I'm gonna find that man and he won't get away alive
I'm gonna find that man and he won't get away alive

 

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Hound Dog


by Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You can wag your tail but Lord I ain't gonna feed you no more

You told me you were high class, but I can see through that
You told me you were high class, but I can see through that
And daddy I know you ain't no real cool cat

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You can wag your tail but Lord I ain't gonna feed you no more

You made me feel so blue, you made me weep and moan
You made me feel so blue, you made me weep and moan
You ain't looking for a woman, Lord knows what you're looking for

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You can wag your tail but Lord I ain't gonna feed you no more

 

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I Don't Want No Woman


by Robey (original title: I Don't Want Nobody), adapted lyrics by Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

I don't want nobody telling me what to do
I don't want nobody telling me what to do
Oh I'm gonna leave you darlin', 'cause I'm just as grown as you

I don't want nobody telling me this and that
I don't want nobody telling me this and that
Oh I'm gonna leave you darling, 'cause I don't go for that

You drink your whiskey, I'll drink my wine
You tend to your business and I'll tend to mine

I don't want nobody telling me how to live my life
Oh I'm gonna leave you darling, just don't want to be your wife

Well you used to boss your girl, that I won't deny
Before I let you boss me I'm gonna lay down and die

I don't want nobody telling me what to do
I don't want nobody telling me what to do
Oh I'm gonna leave you darlin', 'cause I'm just as grown as you

 

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It Hurts Me Too

soundclip


by Elmore James / James Robinson
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

You said you were hurting
You almost lost your mind
'Cause the girl you love she hurts you all the time
When things go wrong, go wrong with you
It hurts me too

You love her more when you should love her less
Why do you pick up behind her?
and I know you pick up all her mess
When things go wrong, go wrong with you
It hurts me too

Oh, so you better leave that girl
Oh, you better put her down
'Cause the girl you love
She hurts you all the time
When things go wrong, go wrong with you
It hurts me too

Now she loves another man and boy I love you
But oh, I know that you love her
I always see you stick to her like glue
When things go wrong, go wrong with you
It hurts me too

Oh, so you better leave that girl
Oh, you better put her down
'Cause the girl you love
She hurts you all the time
When things go wrong, go wrong with you
It hurts me too

 

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It Hurt So Bad

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by Tom Hambridge
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

I miss the arms that used to hold me
The tender way we used to kiss
I miss the way that you touch me
I miss the sweet taste of your lips

I was a fool to ever leave you
You were a fool to let me go
Oh it's so lonesome, lonesome here with out you
Oh how I miss you so

It hurt, it hurt, it hurt so bad
You were the best man I ever had
Why was I so blind to see?
Now the biggest fool is me

I miss the arms that used to hold me
The tender way we used to kiss
Ooo, yes, ooo, I miss the way that you touch me
I miss the sweet taste of your lips

It hurt, it hurt, it hurt so bad
'Cause, ooh, you were the best man I ever, ever, ever had
Why was I so blind to see
And now the biggest fool is me

Oh Oh what a fool I was darlin', yes
And oh you were a fool to let, let me go, why did you let me go?
It's so lonesome here with out you
Oh how I miss you so

Oh Oh now yes
Don't do it, don't do it, don't do it oh lord no!
I miss you oh yeah!
Come back Oh! come back to me, yes
Oh how I miss you
Oh I miss you so
Oh Oh Lordy, Lordy, Lordy ooh
Don't do it, Oh! Come on baby Come back to me
Oh how I miss you so
How I miss you so
Oh,oh,oh,ooooo, Lord now

Oh I miss you baby

 

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It's Up To You

soundclip


by James Lamond / Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

I'm gonna tell you just the way I feel
No use in waiting around
I've got this feeling that it might be real,
and that's just from the sound

Oh my heart when I heard you laugh,
and when I saw that smile
You made me feel like I was alive again
I hadn't felt that in a while

But I don't want to waste your time
'Cause if I'm not the right girl or,
it's not the right time for you
Here's what I'm gonna do
I'll send this song out to you
Oh, then it's up to you

Now don't you worry that you'll break my heart
Don't make no difference to me
I've had it happen once or twice before
Won't need no sympathy

I'll probably find something to keep my mind very occupied
I think I'll read some book on my list,
or take a long walk outside
But I don't want to waste your time
'Cause if I'm not the right girl or,
it's not the right time for you
Here's what I'm gonna do,
I'll send this song out to you
Oh, then it's up to you

Oh, it's up to you baby, it's up to you baby
Oh, it's up to you baby, it's up to you baby

And while I don't want to waste your time
I just ask that you maybe play it out in your mind
And if your heart starts talking to you
Just hear what it's saying 'cause
It might be telling you what to do

Oh, it's up to you baby, it's up to you baby
Oh, it's up to you baby, it's up to you baby

 

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Just Won't Burn

soundclip


by Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

Oh I'm feeling kinda lonely
And I'm feeling kinda down
Oh but I know I'm gonna be alright
If these blues are hangin' around
Hangin' 'round
Oh, hangin' 'round
Hangin' 'round
Oh, blues hangin' 'round

Oh! I'm feelin' kinda tired
And I don't know just what to do
Oh but I know I'm gonna be alright
'Cause these blues will pull me through
Pull me through
Oh, pull me through
Oh, pull me through
Oh, they're gonna pull me through

I'm feelin' all torn up
Just don't know which way to turn
Oh I'm gonna turn my head straight to these blues
'Cause these blues they just won't burn
Just won't burn
Oh, they just won't burn
Oh, they just won't burn
Oh, they won't
Oooh, ahhh, oh, they just won't burn

They just won't,
They just won't,
They just won't,
They just won't,
They just won't burn

No they won't burn
Oh, oh, they just won't burn
Ooh, I know they won't burn, ooh lord
No, just won't burn, oh, they just

Oh, they just won't burn

 

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Little By Little

soundclip


by Junior Wells
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

You stay out all night 'til the break of day
Snap me up with everything I say
Little by little, oh, I'm losin' you I can see
And bit by bit darlin', your love is slippin' away from me

Oh, what you're doin' baby, don't you know it ain't right
I wonder what your doin' that it takes all night
Little by little, oh, I'm losin' you I can see
And bit by bit, your love is slippin' away from me

Now I say ooh
Oh now, ooh, I say ooh

Oh, I get so disgusted when I try to kiss you
Just don't feel like it used to do
Little by little, oh, I'm losing you I can see, oh, oh, oh
And bit by bit darlin', your love is slippin' away from me

Oooh, now I drove to ...1 last night, in my car
So scared I might find, just what I was looking for
Little by little, oh, I'm losin' you I can see
And bit by bit, your love is slippin' away from me

Now I say ooh, baby that's the way I feel
Oh, I say ooh child, oh that's the way that I feel
I said ooh child, baby that's the... honey that's the
Oooh... lord...I say ooh child, baby that's the way I feel
Oh, I say ooh child, baby that's the way I feel
I said oohh child, baby that's the way I feel

Ooooh child

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Note 1: ..., text unknown

 

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Locomotive

soundclip


by Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

Locomotive rollin' by
Locomotive see you rollin' by
Well your smoke is black, blackest I've ever seen
And when I breathe in your air your smoke is so damn mean

Locomotive well your fuel is hot
Locomotive well your fuel is hot
I hear you comin', hear you coming but you're not
Oh your engine's so loud then you come to a stop

Locomotive now you try so hard,
Locomotive know you try so hard
You've got to keep on moving, keep on moving right along
Oh right along, don't stop dead in your tracks
I can't go on with this song, no more, no more

Locomotive rollin' by
Locomotive see you rollin' by
Well your smoke is black, blackest I've ever seen
And when I breathe in your air your smoke is so damn mean
And when I breathe in your air your smoke is so damn mean

Locomotive now you try so hard
Locomotive know you try so hard
You've got to keep on moving, keep on moving right along
Oh right along, don't stop dead in your tracks
I can't go on with this song, no more, no more

 

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Looking For Answers

soundclip


by Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

How many times must I sit here and tell you goodbye
How many times must I sit all alone and cry
How many times must I ask mercy on me
How many times must I beg to be free

Well I'm looking for answers
Looking for answers and nobody knows
Well I'm looking for answers
Looking for answers and nobody knows
Well I'm looking for answers from above not from below

How many times must I learn to live
How many times must I learn to love to give
How many times must I get down on my knees to pray
How many times must I pray for you to stay

Well I'm looking for answers
Looking for answers and nobody knows
Well I'm looking for answers
Looking for answers and nobody knows
Well I'm looking for answers from above not from below

Lord I love you in so many ways
Lord I love you each and every day
Now is the time when I must ask you why
Why must we live and why must we die

Well I'm looking for answers
Looking for answers and nobody knows
Said I'm looking for answers
Looking for answers and nobody knows
Well I'm looking for answers from above not from below

Ooh, ooh, oooh

 

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Love Never Treats Me Right

soundclip


by Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Better Days (Oarfin 950215), copyright notice

Have you ever said now he's the one?
I'm gonna love this man until I'm ninety-one
Oo-ee baby love is out of sight
I said love just never treats me right

I'll love this man until I'm ninety-two
but oh lord what's a girl to do?
I love this man with all my might
but love just never treats me right

I love this man with all my heart and soul
I love this man from head to toe
well I love this man with all my might
Why won't love ever treat me right?

I'll love this man until I'm ninety-three
but oh lord he's done some hurtin' on me
Me and my baby we fuss and fight
I said why won't love ever treat me right?
I said why won't love ever treat me right?
Why won't love ever treat me right?

 

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Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean

soundclip


by Lance / Wallace
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

I said mama he treats your daughter mean
Oh I said mama he treats your daughter mean
Well he's the meanest man I've ever seen

I said mama this man is lazy
Almost drive me crazy
Mama he takes all my money
Makes me call him honey

I've stood all that I can stand
Said what's the matter with this man

I said mama he treats your daughter so mean
Oh I said mama he treats your daughter so mean
Well he's the meanest man I've ever seen
Help me now!

I said mama he treats your daughter so mean
Oh I said mama he treats your daughter so mean
Well he's the meanest man I've ever seen

Oh I said mama I'm so disgusted
He just can't be trusted
Mama he makes me squeeze him
Oh tell mama my squeezes just don't please him

I've stood all I can stand
Gonna pack my bags and leave this man

I said mama he treats your daughter so mean
Oh I said mama he treats your daughter so mean
He's the meanest man I've ever seen
Lord, No, Now!

Got to find a good man
Oh I said mama I'm tired of this man of mine
I got to find me a good man baby
Find me a good man now
Find me a good man baby
I got to find me a good man, oh yes!
I got to find me a good man now
I need a good man
One that's gonna treat me right
And oh one that's gonna come home at night
I don't want a man that fuss and fights
Oh, I said mama, mama, he treats, your daughter, mean

Oh I said mama he treats your daughter so mean
Well he's the meanest man I've ever seen
Oh, No, So Mean!

 

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Rock Me Right

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by Tom Hambridge
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

You say you haven't been rocked in a long, long time
Oh, good, hard rockin' is so hard to find baby
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you shout
Oh, your homemade lovin' done knocked me out baby
Oh, now I've looked long enough for you
And let's see if you know what I'm fixin' to do baby
Oh, you wanna little love and that's alright
Oh, your fruit ain't rotten it's oh so right
Oh now, your mama sure done raised you right
When it comes to home cookin' you eat every bite
Take your sweet time, got all night
I'm gonna show you how to rock me right

Come on and rock me right
Rock me right
Rock me right
I'm gonna show you how to rock me right
Rock me right oh, oh lord

Well your stomach starts growling, I know what you need baby
Oh, fix me up something salty and sweet
Oh, now homemade cookin' always does the trick
Oh, your cotton ain't rotten just needs to be picked
Oh now, your mama sure done raised you right
When it comes to home cookin' you eat every bite
Take your sweet time, got all night
I'm gonna show you how to rock me right

Come on and rock me right
Oh, rock me right
Rock me right
I'm gonna show you how to rock me right
Oh, come on and rock me right lord
Oh, rock me right now
Yeah, rock me right

I'm gonna show you how to rock me right
Show me how you do it darlin'
Show me how you do it baby
Rock me all night

 

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You Need To Be With Me

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by Susan Tedeschi
recording of 1998

from Just Won't Burn (Tone-Cool 1164), copyright notice

When my love, comes down baby
I wanna give it to you
There ain't a thing, oh, you can do darlin'
I wanna give it to you
I said, I'm gonna give it to you
I said, I'm gonna give it to you

Oh, now when I, turn around baby
So slow and patiently
Oh, my thoughts fly straight to you darlin', and cry out helplessly
They say, you need to be with me
They say, you need to be with me
Oh, they say, you need to be with me
Oh,. you need to be with me

Now you know I need you baby
Oh, how I've got to make you see
That there's no other for you
You need to, you need to, you need to be with me

Oh, I stepped from plane to plane
So slow and cautiously
With all the stars about my head now, below my feet the sea
I say, you need to be with me
I say, you need to be with me
Oh, I say, you need to be with me
Oh, you need to, you need to, you need to
Oh, come on and be with me
Oooh,You need to be with me
I said, come on and be with me
Oh, you need to be with me
I said, you need to be with me

 

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