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Johnm:
Hi all,
Arthur Crudup accompanied himself out of cross-note for his 1941 recording of "If I Get Lucky".  His vocal is particularly intense on this song, and it seems like the song might be a precursor to his later hit "That's All Right, Mama", which Elvis Presley covered.  Here is Crudup's performance of "If I Get Lucky":



That's all right, mama, that's all right for you
That's all right, mama, that's all right for you
Treat me low-down and dirty, any old way you do

I been worried all night, mama, now I'm worried again today
I been worried all night, mama, now I'm worried again today
'Cause the woman I love done throwed me away

Babe, I wouldn't've been here, if it had not been for you
I wouldn't've been here, mama, if it had not been for you
Now away in Chicago, you treat me like you do-do

I'm leavin' town, mama, just to wear you off my mind
I'm leavin' town, mama, to wear you off my mind
Now, you treat me low-down and dirty, I b'lieve I'll lose my mind

'f I get lucky, mama, win my trainfare home
'f I get lucky, mama, win my trainfare home
I'm goin' back to Mis'sippi, Lord now, where I belong

All best,
Johnm


Slack:
Wow, you can really hear how Crudup was an influence on J.B. Lenoir on that one. 

Gumbo:
I'm hearing 'worry you off my mind' in verse 4. it's clearer in the first line but there's not much in it!

Johnm:
I'll stick with "wear", Gumbo.  The vowel sound matches "wear" better following the "w" than does the vowel sound in "worry".
All best,
Johnm

Gumbo:
No worries, mate ;)

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