Tab Benoit
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Ruler

Table Of Content (13 songs, 8 soundclips)

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Crawling King Snake
Drowning On Dry Land
Garbage Man
Gone Too Long
Heart Of Stone
It Takes A Long Time Baby
Keep On Moving

Let Love Take Control
Louisiana Style
Moon Coming Over The Hill
Shining Moon
Too Many Dirty Dishes
Up And Gone

Ruler

Crawling King Snake

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byJohn Lee Hooker / Bernard Bessman
recording of 1997
from
Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

Yeah I'm a crawlin' king snake, and I rule my den
Well I'm a crawlin' king snake, and I rule my den
I don't want nobody hangin' around with my little girl now, I'm just gonna use her for myself

You got me crawlin' baby when the grass was very high
I'm just gonna keep on crawlin' now baby until the day I die
'Cause I'm a crawlin' king snake and I rule my den
I don't want nobody hangin' around with my lady, I'm just gonna use her for myself

I'm gon' crawl to your window baby, I'm gon' crawl over to your door
You've got everything I want now baby, I wanna crawl up on your floor
'Cause I'm a crawlin' king snake, and I rule my den
I don't want nobody hangin' around with my little girl, I'm just gonna use her for myself

Yeah I'm a crawlin' king snake, and I rule my den
Baby I'm a crawlin' king snake, and I rule my den
I don't want nobody hangin' around with my little girl, I'm just gonna use her for myself

 

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Drowning On Dry Land

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by Al Jackson
recording of 1992

from Nice and Warm (Justice 1201), copyright notice

I'm going down. My nose is in the sand
I'm going down, down, baby. My nose is in the sand
A cloud of dust just came over me and I think I'm drowning on dry land.

You know, my father told me, son don't rush to be a man
You know, my father told me, son don't you rush to be a man
But I went ahead on, and now I think I'm drowning on dry land

You know my mother told me the story, about that li'l dog that couldn't see too well
He was crossing a railroad track one day, when the train cut off a part of his tail
He turned around but never looked up, just to peep over the rail
And she said he lost his whole head, trying to find a little piece of tail

That's why I'm going down, my nose is in the sand
A could of dust just came over me
And now I think I'm drowning on dry land

 

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Garbage Man


by Tab Benoit
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

My baby, ran away with the garbage man
My baby, she ran away with the garbage man
Oh I need you so bad baby, so you can empty my garbage can

I don't know where she's been, I don't know where she's goin'
I don't know where she's been, I don't even know where she's goin'
Please come back to me baby, my garbage can is overflowin'

My baby, she ran away with all my hard earned cash
My baby, ran away with all my hard earned cash
I don't need the money all that bad, I just need someone to empty my trash

My baby, ran away with the garbage man
My baby, she ran away with the garbage man
Oh I need you so bad honey, so you can empty my garbage can

My baby, she ran away with the garbage man
My baby, she ran away with the garbage man
I need you so bad, so you can empty my garbage can

 

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Gone Too Long


by Tab Benoit
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

Now every time I ask you where you're goin'
You wave bye bye and you blow your horn
You been ridin' around in your Cadillac
And it feels like you're never ever comin' back
You been gone too long
You been gone so long
You been gone for ...1
And it feels like you're never gettin' home

I need somebody who treats me right
Keeps me warm in my bed at night
I'll do anything baby that you ask me to
Just come right home honey when you're through
You been gone so long
You been gone too long
You been gone so long
And it feels like you're never comin' home

Now I drive all night and part of the day
All for the love of the blues I play
But the only thing that keeps me sane
Is driving down the bayou in the pouring rain
I been gone too long
I been gone too long
I been gone so long ya'll
It feels like I'm never gettin' home
(I'm gonna take on more ya'll)

I been gone too long
I been gone too long
I been gone too long
Baby baby I been gone
I been gone for ...1
It feels like I'm never gettin' home

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Note 1: ..., text unknown

 

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Heart Of Stone


by Tab Benoit
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

I'm getting worried
Lines on my face
I worry so much sometimes
Till I can't see straight
Oh, well that's alright
I'm finding out where I belong
I'll be strong as I can be
But all I can see is a heart of stone

Now you must play me
For some kind of fool
I gave you all I had
And you used me like a tool
Oh, that's alright
I'll make myself a happy home
I can keep on walking tall
'Cause I know your by the phone
With a heart of stone

If you want to be cold as ice
I'm telling you baby
You better think about it twice
'Cause that's alright
You may find yourself all alone
Your gonna meet somebody just like you
'Cause that's so easy to do
With a heart of stone

I'll be strong as I can be baby
'Cause all I see is a heart of stone

 

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It Takes A Long Time Baby


by Tab Benoit
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

Take a long time baby, to break in a brand new broom
Take a long time, to break in a brand new broom
You better get this old broom, you better do it soon

New broom sweeps clean, old broom gets into every crack
New broom sweeps clean, old broom gets in every crack
When you start your housecleaning, you gonna want this old broom back

Take a long time baby
(Take a long time baby)
Take a long time baby
(Take a long time baby)
Take a long time baby
(Take a long time baby)
Take a long time, to break in a brand new broom

Now the new broom won't sweep the crack
Now you want to get the old broom back
It takes a long time baby
(It takes a long time baby)
It takes a long time baby
It takes a long time, break in a brand new broom

Well you had a new broom that won't clean the crack
Now you want to get this old broom back
It takes a long time baby
(It takes a long time baby)
It takes a long time baby
It takes a long time, break in a brand new broom

It takes a long time baby
Let me hear somebody scream out there!
Let me hear you scream!
Let me hear you scream on more time!
It takes a long time baby
(It takes a long time baby)
It takes a long time baby
(It takes a long time baby)
It takes a long time baby
(It takes a long time baby)
Let me hear somebody scream!

 

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Keep On Moving

soundclip


by Tab Benoit
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

Keep on moving
Keep it steady as you go
Keep it moving baby
Not too fast, honey, not too slow
Keep on moving
Keep it steady as you go
Keep it moving baby
Not too fast, honey, not too slow

Now everybody gets down every now and then
And sometimes you need a little help
To get yourself moving again
Keep on moving
Keep it steady as you go
Keep it moving baby
Not too fast, honey, not too slow

Keep it up baby
And don't-cha be afraid to shout
If you get stuck baby
You know I can pull you out
Keep on moving
Keep it steady as you go
Keep it moving baby
Not too fast, honey, not too slow

Want you to take your time
And don't-cha be afraid to shout
If you get stuck baby
You know I can pull you out
Keep on moving
Keep it steady as you go
Keep it moving baby
Not too fast, honey, not too slow

 

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Let Love Take Control

soundclip


by Tab Benoit
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

Now if you ever want to be happy
You better find some, yeah that's right
And if you ever want love to turn your way
You'd better get some, aw yeah

If you want everybody to be your friend
You better get you some
Oh you know what I'm talking about
I'm talking about love, baby love
Give up your heart and soul
And let love take control

Now if it means something to you
You know what, just got to have it
Ain't no gettin' around it
You know you work so hard sometimes
But you know, you can't buy it
You know you used to have your good thing
And its not the fact that you failed
But that you tried
You know what I'm talking about
I'm talking about love, baby love
Give up your heart and soul
And let love take control

Oh we can all get along
'Cause God gave us something so strong
You know we can't change the weather
But we can all come together
You know we got to work just a little bit
We got to try just a little bit more
You might even cry just a little bit
But I know you're going to find it
I'm talking about love, oh love
Give up your heart and soul
And let love take control

I'm talking about love, baby love
Give up your heart and soul
And let love just take control
(That's what I'm gonna do ya'll)

 

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Louisiana Style


by Tab Benoit
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

I wanna tell you just how I feel
I had a dream baby, I thought it was real
I woke up in love, now you're all I think of

Every day I'm wastin' time
I'm wonderin' how, to make you mine
I'm just wishin' it could be, you feel the same for me

Since that day I've been lost
I jumped on a alligator, I thought it was a horse
I took one hell of a ride, down on bayou side

If I could take you to the fais-do-do
We could dance on end, all across the floor
And we could do it for a while, Louisiana style

I wanna take you to the fais-do-do
Where we can dance baby, until we can't stand no more
I wanna do it for a while, Louisiana style

 

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Moon Coming Over The Hill

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by Tab Benoit
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

I remember that lonesome night
When the moon was shining bright
I was alone, all alone until
I saw the moon come over the hill

Now how could I ever have the right
Well, to see such a beautiful sight
You know the night was dark and still
Except for that moon coming over the hill

It looks so close next to the clouds
Aw, I know its up there, its just checking me out
It just rises higher on into the night
And it let me know everything's alright
So don't you worry about where I been
I'm just checkin' on some of my old friends

You know every night I get my fill
When I see the moon coming over the hill
Yes every night I get my fill
When I see the moon coming over the hill

 

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Shining Moon

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by Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins
recording of 1992

from Nice and Warm (Justice 1201), copyright notice

Don't that moon look pretty, shining down through the trees?
don't that shining moon look pretty, baby, shining down through the trees?
You know I could see my baby, Lord, Lord, when she don't see me

Sometimes she calls me her little boy, sometimes I call her my little girl
Sometimes she calls me her little boy, sometimes I call her my little girl
You know, when she goes to kiss me, she makes me feel out of this world

Lord, I tiptoed to the girl's window, just to see how sweet she snored
Lord, I tiptoed to the girl's window, just to see how sweet she snored
You know she make me feel like jumping, Lord, Lord, through the key hole in the door

 

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Too Many Dirty Dishes

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by John Newton
recording of 1997

from Live: Swampland Jam (Justice 1204), copyright notice

There's too many dirty dishes, in the sink for just us two
I say there's too many dirty dishes, baby in the sink for just us two
Well you got me wonderin' baby, who's makin' dirty dishes with you

I go to work in the mornin', I come right home every night
When I leave the sink is empty, and when I come back home,
My baby got 'em stacked up out of sight

There's too many dirty dishes, baby in the sink for just us two
Well you got me wonderin', got me wonderin' baby
Who's making dirty dishes with you

I cleaned your dirty dishes, how much more am I supposed to take?
When I left I had fruit loops for breakfast
Now there's a bone from a T-bone steak, y'all

And there's too many dirty dishes, baby in the sink for just us two
Well you got me wonderin', you got me wonderin' baby
Who's makin' dirty dishes with you

Well you got me wonderin', you got me wonderin' baby
Who's makin' dirty dishes with you

 

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Up And Gone

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by Tab Benoit
recording of 1992

from Nice and Warm (Justice 1201), copyright notice

Standing in the doorway speaking your mind
And then you're out the door, leaving me behind
And every time something goes wrong
You're up and gone

You know I surely, surely would love to know
Where you go when you walk out that door
You know I would wait all night long
For you to come home

Oh yes I surely, surely would love to know
Where you go when you walk out my door
Lord, every time something goes wrong
You're up and gone

 

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Page last updated on:
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