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Author Topic: Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold Lyrics  (Read 4612 times)

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Offline slideaway

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Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold Lyrics
« on: December 21, 2010, 09:23:49 PM »
Hi, just learnin this one ... tricky! any help would be appreciated as always ...

i looked up 'Padllin' Madeline Home' the song KA's tune is based on it seems.. and it wasnt much help with lyrics i'm afraid .. so here's what i got so far,, ive taken some wild stabs at some lines lol - numbers  indicate at what point of track lyrics and asides begin and finish

cheers

1:02 - 1:21

paddlin madeline home                  

paddlin madeline home

lets get .....

---  .....

 i'm  keeping  paddlin madeline                                      

that            sweet sweet madeline

paddlin madeline home


1:31 - 1:45


eyes of brown      eyes of blue

if i mean a(ny) thing to you

oh the room dont make it

and the eyes stop taking those crazy wild looks from me

with the heartbeat and head poppa loo    a husband and his gal

untill i find those you better keep away from me



2:02 -  2:05

i's fixed it     fixed it now   rolled it now

2:11 - 2:15

 oh lord i think i must go my momma's done broke her yo-yo string


2:25 - 2:27

well i tell you to get it now momma   you get it


2:39 - 2:53

eyes of brown                eyes of blue

do not mean a thing to you

oh the room dont make it and the eyes stop taking those crazy wild looks from me

with my heartbeat and head popa loo       the husband and his gal

until i find those you better keep away from me
« Last Edit: December 22, 2010, 10:45:57 PM by slideaway »

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Re: Kokomo Arnold/Gitfiddle Jim - Paddlin Blues/ Paddlin Madeline Blues
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 12:23:36 PM »
Can you post a snatch of the song?
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Kokomo Arnold/Gitfiddle Jim - Paddlin Blues/ Paddlin Madeline Blues
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 03:07:42 PM »
Hi Richard, apologies.. i dont understand what you mean by a snatch of the song .. but here's a youtube link to tune tho



cheers
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 01:15:42 PM by Johnm »

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Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold Lyrics
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 07:21:34 PM »
last part of last line is giving me trouble..."nerve to keep me from her door"?

If you notice any other mistakes, please let me know. 

Thanks!



Ah it was early one morning mama I was on my way to school
Ah it was early one monring on my way to school
Lord that's when I got the notion to break my mothers rule

Oh the blues falling like showers of rain
Oh the blues falling like showers of rain
I sit here once and a while mama think I hear my baby call my name

Lord I cried last night mama then I cried the whole night long
Cried last night mama then I cried the whole night long
Won't live right mama cried won't have to cry no more

Lord I don't feel welcome pretty mama no place I go
Don't feel welcome pretty mama no place I go
Lord the good woman I love mama done drove me from her door
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 01:16:51 PM by Johnm »

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Re: Lyrics Help - Rainy Night Blues, Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 08:08:01 PM »
Hi Tom:

For "hauling like drivers" I hear "falling like showers." However, "blues fell/falling like showers of rain" is a commonlace, so my mind may be filling this one in.

As for ..."nerve to keep me from her door," I can't come up with anything better--or hear anything different.

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Re: Lyrics Help - Rainy Night Blues, Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 08:17:07 PM »
nice catch on "showers of rain" Stuart!  Thanks.

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Re: Lyrics Help - Rainy Night Blues, Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 01:22:30 AM »
Could it be something like: "Lord the little woman I love mama, had to throw me from her door." ?

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Re: Lyrics Help - Rainy Night Blues, Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 02:53:34 AM »
Lord the good woman I love mama has a THROWN ME from her door

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Re: Lyrics Help - Rainy Night Blues, Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 10:03:16 AM »
I hear "done drove me from her door".
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Re: Lyrics Help - Rainy Night Blues, Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 04:57:06 PM »
I'd say your right Chris.  Below is the updated version.  Nice job all! 

Ah it was early one morning mama I was on my way to school
Ah it was early one monring on my way to school
Lord that's when I got the notion to break my mothers rule

Oh the blues falling like showers of rain
Oh the blues falling like showers of rain
I sit here once and a while mama think I hear my baby call my name

Lord I cried last night mama then I cried the whole night long
Cried last night mama then I cried the whole night long
Won't live right mama cried won't have to cry no more

Lord I don't feel welcome pretty mama no place I go
Don't feel welcome pretty mama no place I go
Lord the good woman I love mama done drove me from her door

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Re: Kokomo Arnold/Gitfiddle Jim - Paddlin Blues/ Paddlin Madeline Blues
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 10:12:11 PM »
Here's my best shot, to pick up this thread that's about two-years old again. I'm basing the first verse on the Harry Woods version.

Paddlin' Madelin home
Paddlin' Madelin home
When I kiss your mouth again,
Head in those clouds I'm feelin'
Paddlin' Madelin
that sweet sweet Madelin
Paddlin' a-Madelin home...

Eyes of brown, eyes of blue
Do not mean a thing to you
or the reason I'm thinking that high-brown
taking those crazy wild women from me
With my high top-hat how can I lose my high top-hatted gal?
Until I find her you best get away from me

it's fixed...fix it now...boot it now

Lord, I believe I'm gonna throw my mama some broken yo-yo string

When I tell you to get it, now mama, get it...

Eyes of brown, eyes of blue
It don't mean a thing to you
Or the reason I'm thinking that high brown taking
Them crazy wild women from me
With my high top-hat how can I lose my high top-hatted gal?
Until I find her you best get away from me


« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 07:33:15 PM by cru423 »

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Re: Lyrics Help - Kokomo Arnold -Feel So Good
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2013, 07:10:14 PM »
There is no Kokomo Arnold lyric thread yet so perhaps this is a good place to start. Can anyone hear the missing lines in it 'Feels So Good':



Said I got a gal she's long and slim
when she whup it, it's too bad, Jim
because it feels so good
yeas it feels so good
talkin bout my little gal
because it feels so good

says Old Miss Jones she's long and tall
stretch her legs from wall to wall
coz it feels so good
yeas it feels so good
talkin bout my little gal
because it feels so good

Said the bullfrog sitting on the Lilly bank
cried to the lord for his money back
because it feels so good
yeas it feels so good
talkin bout my little gal
because it feels so good
ride it, Jackson

says Old Miss Jones laid down in the grass
d'you ever see a woman work a jelly?? so fast
'cause it feels so good
yeas it feels so good
talkin bout my little gal
because it feels so good

Mama it ain't no need you keep raising sand
I know you been bugging' by the way you stand
because it feels so good
yeas it feels so good
talkin bout my little gal
because it feels so good

see me coming mama hoist your window high
see me going hang your head and cry
because it feels so good
yeas it feels so good
talkin bout my little gal
because it feels so good
aw get away now, Jim

said I don't feel welcome no place i go
the woman I love done drove me from my door
because it feels so good
yeas it feels so good
talkin bout my little gal
because it feels so good

said Mary had a little Ford She liked it mighty well
she runned it up a telegraph pole and tore it all to hell
because it feels so good
yeas it feels so good
talkin bout my little gal
because it feels so good
yeah man
ride it

edited to pick up correction from Lastfirstface
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 01:17:57 PM by Johnm »

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Re: Lyrics Help - Rainy Night Blues, Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2013, 10:23:05 PM »
I hear them as:

"d'you ever see a woman work her jelly so fast"

and

"she runned it up a telegraph pole and tore it all to hell" (as in crashing into the post)

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Re: Lyrics Help - Rainy Night Blues, Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2013, 10:13:04 AM »
thanks Lastfirstface.
I hear Telegraph pole now, too. Not sure on the a jelly/her jelly though. I think it could be either.

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Re: Gitfiddle Jim/Kokomo Arnold Lyrics
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 11:05:51 AM »
Hi all,
Kokomo Arnold's "Sissy Man Blues" was included on the eighth Tefteller calendar CD.  Like the majority of Kokomo Arnold's songs it sounds to have been played lap-style with a slide in Vestapol tuning.  He really is exuberant on this cut and is in Tommy McClennan's class for self-exhortation.  All of Kokomo's spoken asides are shown parenthetically in the transcription.  For what it's worth, he pronounced "Kokomo", "Kokeemo".  Church bells "toning" occur about as often in blues lyrics as do church bells "tolling".

 

I believe, I believe I'll go back home
I believe, I believe I'll go back home
Lord, acknowledge to my good gal-mama, "Lord, I know I have done you wrong."

Now, I'm gon' ring up China (yeah man!), see can I find my good gal over there (Ride it, Kokeemo, ride it!)
I'm gon' ring up China, see can I find my good gal over there
Says, the Good Book tells me that I got a good gal in this world somewhere

Hollerin', the church bells is tonin' (yeah man!) on one Sunday mornin' (Boy, that's old Kokeemo!)
Hollerin', the church bells is tonin', on one Sunday morn
Hollerin', some old dirty deacon, a-been rung that bell, stole my gal and gone (Play it, Kokeemo!)

Lord, I woke up this mornin', with my pork-grindin' bidness in my hand
Says, I woke up this mornin', with my pork-grindin' bidness in my hand
Lord, if you can't send me no woman, plea-ease send me some sissy man

I'm gon' sing these blues, mama (yeah man!) and I'm gon' lay 'em up on your shelf
Now, I'm gon' sing these blues, mama, and I'm gon' lay 'em up on your shelf
Lord, you're gonna hear these blues again, mama, when you sure gonna sing 'em yourself

OUTRO (Now play it, Mr. Ko'!)

All best,
Johnm
 
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 01:18:49 PM by Johnm »

 


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