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Charlie Spand--"Soon This Morning Blues" and Covers/Charlie Spand Lyrics

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dj:
Walter Davis's "Early This Mornin'", recorded December 19, 1938 with Henry Townsend on guitar, is also unrelated to Spand's song.  This is interesting, as both men may have played on Sonny Boy Williamson's "Early In The Mornin'" the previous year - Dixon, Goodrich, and Rye have the personnel on Sonny Boy's session as Walter Davis, piano, and two unknown guitars, while the 1997 Bluebird cd of Sonny Boy's first sessions has unknown piano with Henry Townsend and possibly Robert Lee McCoy on guitars.

Blues Vintage:
Walter Roland - Early This Morning ('Bout Break Of Day)

Walter Roland - Vocals, Piano
New York
July 20, 1933

Key of F





There’s one thing want you to know
I can get me a woman anywhere I go says
Early in the mornin' mama 'bout the break of day
I turned over and hugged the pillow where my baby used to lay

I woke up this morning ‘bout half past four
Heard somebody knocking on my back door says
Early in the mornin' baby 'bout the break of day
Says I turned over and hugged the pillow where my baby used to lay

Well I don't no want no woman got face like a natural man
She walk into your house and it'll be ‘struction in the land says
Early in the mornin' baby 'bout the break of day
Says I turned over and hugged the pillow where my baby used to lay

Woke up this morning ‘bout half past two
Met my woman down on Adams Avenue now
Early in the mornin' baby 'bout the break of day
Says I turned over and hugged the pillow where my baby used to lay

Johnm:
Hi Harry,
Thanks for posting that--it's a beautiful tune.

In the third verse, I think the first half of the first line is:
  I DO NOT WANT NO woman, with "do" pronounced like "doe"
I think the second line of the same verse is:
  She walk INTO your house and there be 'STRUCTION in the land. He's quoting a Gospel song title, "There's A Destruction In The Land"
And in the last verse, second line,
  ADAMS Avenue

All best,
Johnm

Blues Vintage:
Thanks John, Re-listening I'm hearing,

Well I don't want no woman her face like a natural man
She walk in your house and there be ‘struction in the land says

Johnm:
Hi Harry,
Roland sings "into" in the second line of that verse rather than "in".

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