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Author Topic: John Lee Hooker Lyrics  (Read 3668 times)

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Offline lindy

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Re: John Lee Hooker Lyrics
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2018, 07:49:01 PM »
I'd want to know the pickup, amp, speaker(s), mic(s) ... Whew! Must have been a great microphone to capture that world record harmonic.

The answer to your mic question might be on this page:

Also, a friend I used to work with when I was doing radio told me about this vid:

It starts out great, but after a while it's mostly talking heads ... you really have to be into the topic to make it through the 35 minutes.


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Re: John Lee Hooker Lyrics
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2018, 10:57:54 AM »
Hi all,
Here is John Lee Hooker from the American Folk Blues Festival doing "Hobo Blues", in Spanish tuning:


When I first started to hoboing, hobo, boy
I took a freight train to be my friend, oh Lord

You know I hoboed, hoboed, hoboed
Hoboed a long, long ways from home, oh yeah

(Spoken:  Yes, I did!  Long time ago)

I left home that morning
My mother followed me to down to the freight train yard

She said, "My son is goin'.  Take care of my child. Lord knows he's travelin'.
You know, he travelin' out there, you know he travelin', you know he travelin' again."

Next time I start in to hobo
I'm gonna have my baby by my side
And then, you know, my night, it won't be so alone
And my day won't be so blue

All best,


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