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Author Topic: Yank Rachell Lyrics  (Read 11944 times)

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Offline MuddyBuddy

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Yank Rachell Lyrics
« on: September 28, 2005, 03:33:34 AM »
Hi Yank fans

Does anybody have the lyrics to My Baby?s Gone? I can't make them all out...
thanks - having lots of fun playing on mandolin with Yank's tunes. Is there any footage of him playing out there? I have asked around all over and couldn't find any. There is supposed to be a documentary with some footage, but I couldn't find it anywhere.

cheers
Buddy in Sweden

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005, 07:38:37 AM »
Hey Buddy,
If you want help figuring it out, it would be a good idea to post an mp3 of the song. Also, post what lyrics you have already with blanks, or your best guess in parerns. There's lots of folks here who would enjoy helping you out, but they don't want to do all the work for you, eh?
All for now.
John C.
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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005, 08:17:08 AM »
I read about the tribute CD being put together for Yank and it is still in the works right now (check date of my post; this will be stale info some day):

http://www.mandolincafe.com/news/publish/mandolins_00203.shtml

My understanding from that article is that it is not just music, as they refer to an "interactive" portion as well as a music portion. They mention photos and recordings of Yank speaking and playing, but I don't know if that means just audio or video.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2005, 12:18:16 PM by arbarnhart »

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005, 09:26:28 AM »
Buddy:

There's a book about Yank:

http://www.upress.state.ms.us/catalog/spring2001/blues_mandolin_man.html

and he is featured in the film "Louie Bluie."

The book is available through Amazon.com, but the film is out of print at present.

Stu

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2005, 05:06:55 PM »
My take for the time being is below...
question mark when i can't understand what is said...

thanks - Buddy

My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell  from cd- BLUES MANDOLIN MAN

My Baby?s Gone, My Baby?s Gone
And I will soon be gone myself

If I don?t get the woman that I?m loving
I don?t know what  ?

You know this trouble, this trouble that I?m having -
People I brought it all on myself.

Yeah this trouble that I?m having
I brought it all - all on myself.

But the woman that I?m loving 
She in love with some --- one else.

Babe I promise not to holler
But I believe I?m um -  um um alone.
 
And I promise I will not holler
But I believe I?m um um um alone.

Cause my baby she done left me, and she gone ?

I?m gonna leave, leave here walking
?

I?m going to leave - going to leave her walking
Or chase, I may catch a ride (?)

Cause my baby?s gone, and she left me
And I  sure  ?

And ?   not gonna holler
And I believe I?m um um um alone.

Because my baby she?s gone
And she won?t be back no more.


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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2005, 05:10:12 PM »
thanks for the previous answers... I posted (I thought) but seems to have gotten lost.. try again..
Yes I read the book on Yank... it is really great. I have tried to find Louie Bluie for a year with no luck, on eBay, and all kinds of places.

Waxwing, not sure about posting mp3s. Copyright restrictions, and so forth... IS there a central repository for lyrics here somewhere? I would gladly submit some I have figured out...

cheers
Buddy

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2005, 06:06:51 PM »
No problem posting mp3s as you have to shrink them to under 800 kb. Check for a sticky post either here in L&L or in the Back Porch that talks about limiting the sample rate, etc. to squeeze it down. When you go to the Reply page, select Additional Options and you will see how to attach mp3s or jpegs or whatever.

No central repository per se, but you'll notice John M has a thread on the lyrics of Peg Leg Howell and another on Ishmon Bracey. Check around the site more and you'll get an idea of how things work.

If you post the mp3 you'll get a better response. Much as it should be, it's probably not a cut a lot of people have. Looks like you've done pretty well so far.

All for now.
John C.
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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2005, 10:13:47 AM »
Thanks for the help John, here comes the incredibly reduced mp3 file of My Baby's Gone, by Yank Rachell. I heard that he also did this with Sleepy John Estes, but don' have a recording of it. This is a later recording he did with some electric instruments.

cheers
Buddy

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2005, 07:49:27 PM »
Hey MB,

Sounds to me like:

My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell? from cd- BLUES MANDOLIN MAN

My baby gone, my baby?s gone
People an' I will soon be gone myself

If I don? git de woman that I?m lovin'
I don? know-know what to....

You know dis trouble, dis trouble dat I?m havin'
People I brought it all on myself

Dis trouble that I?m havin'
I brought it all - all on myself

But de woman dat I?m lovin'?
She in love with some - one else

Babe I promise not to holler
But I b'lieve I?m um mum mum alone

An' I promise I wo' not holler
But I b'lieve I?m mumma mum mum alone

'Cause my baby she done left me
and she gone wi' mister so - so and so

I?m gon' leave, leave here walkin'
Or chance I may catch a drive

I?m gon' leave - gon' leave her walkin'
Or chance is I may catch a drive

'Cause my baby gone, an' she left me
An' I just ain't got a bond(?)

An' I promised dat I wadn't gonna holler
An' I b'lieve I?m muma mum alone

Because my baby she gone
An' she won? be back no mo'

I cleaned it up a little phonetically to reflect the sounds he is singing.

In the second verse it seems like he just trails off and doesn't say "do"

Where we have "chase" I think he might be singing "Jayses" (Jesus) like he's praying, especially the second time, but it really sounds more like chase.[Edit-the two lines above have been edited to reflect Johnm's post below]

"Bond" seems pretty good and sorta makes sense.

Everything else sounds pretty clear, even in an incredibly shrunken mp3.-G-

All for now.
John C.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2005, 11:10:13 PM by waxwing »
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
George Bernard Shaw

“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

http://www.youtube.com/user/WaxwingJohn
CD on YT

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2005, 10:33:21 PM »
I can see why you want to do "My Baby's Gone", Muddy Buddy; that is one great, ominous-sounding tune!  I think your lyrics sound right, John C., but I think the one verse is
   I'm gonna leave, leave here walkin'
   Or chance I may catch a drive
It seems like "Gonna leave here walking, chances I may ride" turns up in a fair number of songs.  The verse that ends up in the "bond" sound has me stumped.  That is a great song.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2005, 10:42:11 PM »
Thanks JohnM, I'll change that in my post above.

It is a cool song. I'll have to look for the original with Sleepy John. I assume it's from the session with Jab Jones that Steve James was recommending in his mando class.

All for now.
John C.
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
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“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2005, 01:52:11 AM »
Dear John C and John M!

thanks for the input! yes it is a wonderful song, simple -- but a killer mandolin riff. He plays it in Fm I believe, but I have taken it down to Em, and might even go lower... I am not sure about the bond thing, unless it could mean something about bond for bail or bonded whiskey...

There is another version done for a Swedish radio producer live and I will try to find it on my incredibly overloaded hard drive. I just saw it and had forgotten about it... Will check that version, but Yank probably made up things as he went along...  I must buy the rest of Yank's records. The book about his life is wonderful.

John C.--- lucky you who could go to a Steve James mando class! I only know of two blues mando players at the moment in Sweden, me and Christer Lyssarides. Would love to meet some more, here or elsewhere... and go to some classes for tips... I do have Steve James's dvd but would like some more advanced stuff.
I am afraid that Port Townsend is out of my league as far as price, to due to the high travel costs, but it seems like a gem of a place.
cheers
Buddy

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2005, 10:29:34 AM »
There are a few folks who travel from Europe to attend the Port Townsend Country Blues Workshop and Festival each year at the beginning of August. Steve is pretty much a regular. Read about it on theboard by that name here or select a link to the Centrum site to get an idea of what it's like.

Steve is currently in Europe I believe. Google and find his web site. He may be giving some workshops.

All for now.
John C.
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
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“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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Re: My Baby?s Gone - Yank Rachell - lyrics
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2005, 11:07:06 AM »
Well it would be great to come to PT, and I may do it sometime, but in November I am going go Chiang Mai, Thailand and play blues mando with a friend for a month... will be nice... Bringing my Gibson A3 hope it survives the heat!

Steve was unfortunately nowhere near Sweden.

cheers
Bert

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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2007, 01:56:04 PM »
Does anyone have these lyrics?

I cannot find them and I'm dying to read the lyrics, b/c i cant understand half of what hes saying



Thanks much everyone !
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 06:41:38 AM by Johnm »

 


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