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Table Of Content (20 songs, 12 soundclips)

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* Alimony Blues
* Bobby Sox Blues
* Bye Bye Baby
Call It Stormy Monday
* Description Blues
* Evenin'
* I'm About To Lose My Mind
It's A Low Down Dirty Deal
* Long Skirt Baby Blues
Mean Old World

* Midnight Blues
Papa Ain't Salty No More
Play On Little Girl
She's The No Sleepin'est Woman
* Street Walkin' Woman
T-Bone Blues
T-Bone Shuffle
* Tell Me What's The Reason
Why Not
You're My Best Poker Hand

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Alimony Blues


by E. Vinson
recording of 19
from
The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

It's a cold-blooded world when a man has to pawn his shoes
It's a cold-blooded world when a man has to pawn his shoes
That's the fix I'm in today, I swear I've been abused

Yes, the woman is a devil, she will trick you if she can
Yes, the woman is a devil, she will trick you if she can
She will tell you that she love you, an work out some other plan

Got those alimony blues an I sure got to pay some dues
Got those alimony blues an I sure got to pay some dues
And if I run short of cash, it's the road camp, I've got to choose

 

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Bobby Sox Blues

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by Dootsie Williams
recording of 19
from
The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

Ahh!

Bobby sox baby, I've got to let you go
Bobby sox baby, I've got to let you go
You've got a head full of nothin'
But stage, screen an radio

You chase autographs, every night
You write fan mail through the day
You keep your great big head in the scrapbook
Yes, and you throw the cookbook away

Bobby sox baby, I've got to let you go
You've got a head full of nothin'
But stage, screen an radio

Now you treat me like a stranger
You don't have a word to say
I ask you if you love me
You say, "What would Frankie, say?"

Yes bobby sox baby
I've got to let you go
You've got a head full of nothin'
But stage, screen an radio

 

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Bye Bye Baby


by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19
from
The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

You know I love you, can't stand the way you do
You know I love you, can't stand the way you do
Well, you tellin' me it's true now, an that's alright for you

Bye-bye, baby baby, bye-bye
Bye-bye, baby baby, bye-bye
Bye-bye, baby baby, don't cry

Sometimes I wonder, why don't you write to me?
Sometimes I wonder, why don't you write to me?
If I've been a bad fellow, I didn't intend to be

Baby baby, come back home to me
Baby baby, come back home to me
You know I love ya baby, my old time 'used to be'

 

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Call It Stormy Monday

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by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19
from
Low Down Blues (Charly 7), copyright notice

They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad
They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad
Wednesday's worse, and Thursday's also sad

Yes, the eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Sunday I go to church, then I kneel down and pray

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy, my heart's in misery
Crazy about my baby, yes, send her back to me

 

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Description Blues

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by Reiner
recording of 19

from The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

I was in love with a married woman, an I just couldn't help myself
I was in love with a married woman, an I just couldn't help myself
But I don't go 'round breakin' up families, an' that's the reason why I left

She looked at me like she could kill me, when I said that we were through
She looked at me like she could kill me, when I said that we were through
I'm on the side that's doin' the buildin', and not the wreckin' crew

There are so many women, that are footloose an fancy free
There are so many single women, that are footloose an fancy free
So why should I fool with a married woman, who can't can't do a thing for me?

 

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Evenin'


by Mitchell Parish / Harry White
recording of 19

from T-Bone Walker Blues (), copyright notice

Evenin'
Ev'ry night you come and you find me, oh Lord
And you always come and remind me, oh yes
That my gal is gone, my baby's gone, oh Lord, my baby's gone

Evenin'
Can't you see I'm deeply in your power, oh Lord?
Every minute seems like an hour, oh Lord
Since my gal, she's gone, my baby's gone, my baby's gone

Now shadow's fallin', well,
Are on the wall
That's the time I miss your kiss, most of all
Even though I try, how can I go on, oh yes, go on
Pretty baby

Evenin'
Let me sleep 'til the gray dawn is breakin', oh yes
I don't care if I don't awaken, oh Lord
Since my gal she's gone, my baby's gone, oh yes she's gone

Evenin'
Let me sleep 'til gray dawn is breakin', oh Lord
I don't care if I don't awaken, oh yes, since my gal she's gone
My baby's gone, my baby's gone
My baby's gone

 

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I'm About To Lose My Mind


by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

You broke my heart, baby just one too many time
You broke my heart, baby just too many time
From drinkin' bad whiskey, mama, gin an rum an wine

Well, today you say you're quittin', tomorrow you say you're not
Yes, you say you quittin', tomorrow you say you're not
An if ya don't stop drinkin' baby, I swear you're gonna blow your top

Yes, drinkin' woman, you stay drunk all the time
Yes, drinkin' woman, you stay drunk all the time
You keep me so worried baby, I'm 'bout to lose my mind

 

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It's A Low Down Dirty Deal

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by John L. Crainer / Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from Low Down Blues (Charly 7), copyright notice

It's great to be rich and a doggone shame to be poor
It's great to be rich and a doggone shame to be poor
It's a lowdown dirty deal when your woman don't want you no more

I tried to please her but it only made her mad
I tried to please her but it only made her mad
She done strip me and took everything I had

Now what you gonna do with a woman like that?
Now what you gonna do with a woman like that?
Who takes all your money yes and leaves you flat?

Yes it's great to be rich and a doggone shame to be poor
It's a lowdown dirty deal when your woman don't want you no more
Now it was money in the morning, and money every night

If I didn't have no money, she was ready to fight
It's great to be rich and a doggone shame to be poor
It's a lowdown dirty deal when your woman don't want you no more

 

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Long Skirt Baby Blues

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by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

When I first met you baby, you were a real gone chick
When I first met you baby, you were a real gone chick
Now you've let your skirt down 'n you know that ain't the lick

You better wake up baby n' change your antique ways
You better wake up baby n' change your antique ways
Instead of advancin' baby, you're goin back to horse and buggy days

You said the style is changin', I don't know why I should laugh or cry
You said the style is changin' I don't know if I should laugh or cry
You've been wearin' long skirts baby, you don't know the reason why

Just leave it up to a woman, they'll do it every time
Just leave it up to a woman, they'll do it every time
Well ain't no long skirt baby, gonna be no gal a-mine

 

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Mean Old World

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by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from T-Bone Blues (Atlantic 8020-2), copyright notice

This is a mean old world, baby, to live in by yourself
This is a mean old world to live in by your self
When you can't get the woman you love, you know she's loving someone else

Well, I drink to keep from worrying and I smile to keep from crying
I drink to keep from worrying, baby, I smile to keep from crying
That's to keep the public from knowing just what I have on my mind

Some day, some day, baby, I'll be six feet in my grave
Some day, some day, darling, I'll be six feet in my grave
And, I won't be around here to be mistreated, darling, like a low-down slave

 

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Midnight Blues

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by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

Well, the clock is strikin' twelve, somebody's got to go
Well, the clock is strikin' twelve, somebody's got to go
Gee, but I'm going to miss ya baby, this is one thing I'm sure you know

When it's twelve o'clock in Memphis, it's one o'clock in San Antone
When it's twelve o'clock in Memphis, it's one o'clock in San Antone
When it's midnight in California, I'll be so all alone

Midnight is an awful hour, why does it come so soon?
Midnight is a awful hour, why does it come so soon?
It never bring me happ'ness, it always leave me filled with gloom

Don't ever gamble buddy, unless you're sure that you can't lose
Don't ever gamble buddy, unless you're sure that you can't lose
You better take my advise, unless you want this midnight blues

"Put it away!"

 

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Papa Ain't Salty No More

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by McDaniel / Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from T-Bone Blues (Atlantic 8020-2), copyright notice

Come home little girl, your papa ain't salty no more
Come home little girl, your papa ain't salty no more
I need your love, and I swear I miss you so

I know I was wrong, and I know I've caused you pains
I know I was wrong, and I know I've caused you pains
I'm sorry pretty baby, I won't do that again

Why, oh why pretty baby, why did you have to go
Please come back home pretty mama
Papa ain't salty no more

 

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Play On Little Girl

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by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from T-Bone Blues (Atlantic 8020-2), copyright notice

Play on little girl, just keep on having fun
Play on little girl, just keep on having fun
You ball everyday, and you leave your work undone

Yes I love my baby, oh yes I really do
Well, I love my baby, oh yes I really do
Why not stay at home baby, and let me ball some too

Play on little girl, play until the morning sun
Play on little girl, play until the morning sun
You don't live but once, so you're playing days are done

 

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She's The No Sleepin'est Woman


by Paul Rainer
recording of 19

from Low Down Blues (Charly 7), copyright notice

When I tiptoe to the house, high as a kite
I'd rather face a tiger than to face my wife
She's the no sleepin'est woman I ever did see
When I hit the doorstep she knows it's me

With my shoes in my hand, I'm careful too
It makes no difference, it's "honey, is that you?"
She's the no sleepin'est woman I ever did see
When I hit the doorstep she knows it's me

Well I like to play around sometime with my friend
But when I go home I'm afraid to go in
She thinks my head is a rubber ball
It's the same old story from summer to fall

She knows I'm sick, and a little tight
But I gotta prepare for a all night fight
She's the no sleepin'est woman I ever did see
When I hit the doorstep she knows it's me

Well I like to play around sometime with my friend
But when I go home I'm afraid to go in
She thinks my head is a rubber ball
It's the same old story from summer to fall

She knows I'm sick, and a little tight
But I gotta prepare for a all night fight
She's the no sleepin'est woman I ever did see
When I hit the doorstep she knows it's me

She's the no sleepin'est woman I ever did see
I give her some pills and she trick poor me
No sleepin'est woman that I ever did see

 

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Street Walkin' Woman


by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

I've got a street walkin' woman, she stays tall an twisted all the time
I've got a street walkin' woman, she stays tall an twisted all the time
She goes to bed with a fifth of whiskey an she wakes up with a jug a-wine

She leaves home early in the mo'nin', then she don't come back until the sun's goin' down
She leaves home in the mo'nin', an' she don't come back until the sun is goin' down
She's always got her whiskey up to her mouth, and her face full of ugly frown

I work hard everyday, try to make ends meet
I work hard everyday an try to make ends meet
All that woman wants to do, is keep her big feet in the street

I love my street walkin' woman, she walks the avenue up and down
I love my street walkin' woman, she walks the avenue up and down
Sometime I wish she would start ta walkin', an' keep on walkin' outta town

 

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T-Bone Blues

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by Hite
recording of 19

from T-Bone Blues (Atlantic 8020-2), copyright notice

I love my baby, she's so mean to me
Yes I love my baby, she's so mean to me
I'm gonna change my way of living baby, move across the deep blue sea

 

You know you didn't want me baby, when you climbed up on my knee
You were drinkin' moonshine whiskey mama, tryin' to jive poor me
Yes I love you, yes I love you, yes I love, and I don't care what you do

Brownskin woman, who might you're good man be
Brownskin woman, who might you're good man be
Say the reason why I ask you baby, you sure look good to me

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T-Bone Shuffle

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by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from Low Down Blues (Charly 7), copyright notice

Let your hair down baby, 'n' let's have a natural ball
Let your hair down baby, 'n' let's have a natural ball
'Cause when you're not happy, it ain't no fun at all

 

You can't take it with you, that's one thing for sure
You can't take it with you baby, that's one thing for sure
There's nothing wrong with you baby, that a good T-Bone shuffle can't cure

Have fun while you can, fate's an awful thing
Have fun while you can, fate's an awful thing
You can't tell what might happen, that's why I love to sing

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Tell Me What's The Reason


by Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
recording of 19

from The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker (Koch International 8066), copyright notice

Tell me what's the reason, you keep on teasin' me?
Tell me what's the reason, you keep on teasin' me?
You said that you don't want me, but you just won't let me be

Tell me what's the reason, you do the things you do?
Tell me what's the reason, you do the things you do?
Your breakin' my achin' heart, 'til it pains me through an through

I get up in the mornin', feelin' kinda good
Hopin' my baby will do the things she should
I'd take you in my arms an hold you nice n' tight
But all you want to do, is start another fight

Tell me what's the reason, you keep on teasin' me?
Said that you don't love me, then please just set me free

 

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Why Not

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by
recording of 19

from T-Bone Blues (Atlantic 8020-2), copyright notice

Why not, why not darling
I don't understand
Why not let me be your regular man

 

Why not, why not baby
You know you done me wrong
Why not let me love you all night long

I love you baby, you know that's true
Give you all money
What more can I do?

Why not, why not darling
Why not I don't know
Why not let me be your daddy-o

I love you baby, you know that's true
Give you all my money
What more can I do?

Why not, why not darlin'
Why not I don't know
Why not let me love you anymore?

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You're My Best Poker Hand


by Burghardt Jr.
recording of 19

from Low Down Blues (Charly 7), copyright notice

I've got a five card hand and I don't know how to play
I've got a five card hand and I don't know how to play
I need a queen like you to make my hand o.k.

The kid drew three aces and stacked them back to back
The kid drew three aces and stacked them back to back
I looked at my hand and not a smile did I crack

When the deal goes down, I've only drawed one card
When the deal goes down, I've only drawed one card
And if you play poker, you know that sure is hard

The kid spread his hand and began to blush
The kid spread his hand and then began to blush
But his face turned pale when he saw my queen high flush

 

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