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Author Topic: Mississippi Sheiks Lyrics  (Read 34580 times)

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Offline gmeyer

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Re: Mississippi Sheiks Lyrics
« Reply #225 on: August 11, 2021, 04:28:27 PM »
I've been playing this recently and have listened to this a bunch, here is what I hear (my words in caps):

He's a country man but he just done moved to town
He's a country man but he just done moved to town
He's a country man and he just done moved to town
Done sold his NUTS, now he is walking 'round
(other Sheiks tunes mention peanuts and I am assuming that is what he is referring to...)

And, LAY down your window and turn your lamp down low
LAY down your window and turn your lamp down low
LAy down your window and turn your lamp down low
Gonna make you love me, baby just before I go

Now, 'cause you're in town, you need not think you're wise
Just 'cause you're in town, you need not think you're wise
'cause YOU in town you needn't think you're wise
'cause I got something, job right between your eyes

Old Threads live on! Thanks for all the tunes...


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Re: Mississippi Sheiks Lyrics
« Reply #226 on: August 11, 2021, 04:51:11 PM »
Hi gmeyer,
Please say what song you're talking about when you post. I assume it is "If You Don't Want Me Please Don't Dog Me 'Round". Is it? It's especially hard to tell what song it is if you post only the verses where you're proposing changes.
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Re: Mississippi Sheiks Lyrics
« Reply #227 on: August 13, 2021, 06:28:59 AM »
Hi gmeyer,
I went back and listened to "If You Don't Want Me Please Don't Dog Me 'Round", and I think your suggestions of "nuts" is correct, as is "Cause you in town". I think Sam was singing "let" rather than "lay" in the other verse. Thanks for the catches.
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Re: Mississippi Sheiks Lyrics
« Reply #228 on: August 13, 2021, 12:04:19 PM »
Sam was born with an old voice. Was in his 30s when he recorded this?


3.1 Please, don't dog me 'round, I'd rather leave your town 

Doesn't sound like "please". Could be "if she"

2.4 Than to be 'round here, you treat me like a your dog

4.4 Gonna make you love me, baby just be 'fore I go


Closing line;  'cause I got something, job right between your eyes   

Thought I heard "jarred right 'tween your eyes"  listening again it really sounds like "job"

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Re: Mississippi Sheiks Lyrics
« Reply #229 on: August 13, 2021, 06:01:41 PM »
Hi Harry,
I agree, 1.3 is:
   IF SHE don't dog me 'round, I'd rather leave your town
Also agree that the end of 2.4 is:
   treat me like YOUR dog
In 4.4, I think Sam does sing "before", but swallows the first syllable a bit.

I think in the tagline to the last verse, Sam may mean "jab" but pronounce it "job", just like John Hurt pronounced "stab" "stob".

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