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'Race' records of the 1920's revealed only too obviously that the chastity projected by spirituals or groups like the Fisk Jubilee Singers did not truly reflect black social values, any more than Pat Boone represents the typical American male - Steve Calt's notes, Bo Carter, Banana In Your Fruit Basket, Yazoo

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Offline Blues Vintage

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Little Son Willis Lyrics
« on: September 01, 2023, 10:40:11 AM »
Bad Luck And Trouble


The song starts at the 15.15 mark.

Little Son Willis - Vocals, Piano
Unknown - Guitar
Unknown - Bass

Los Angeles, California
1952

Piano in C





INTRO

Having so much bad luck and trouble, Ďtil it Ďbout to carry me down
Having so much bad luck and trouble, Ďtil it Ďbout to carry me down
ĎF I donít find my baby, gonna make me lose my mind

Came in this morniní, just about the break of day
Yes, I came in this morniní, just about the break of day
I didnít see my baby nowhere, wonder where she gone away to stay (Spoken: Well alright man)

PIANO/GUITAR SOLO (Spoken: Thatís what Iím talkiní Ďbout, donít pay no attention to these women, stand up for your right, they donít mean you no good nohow)

Bye-bye baby, if we never meet again
Bye-bye baby, if we never meet again
Itís not my fault, baby, done all in the world I can

OUTRO
« Last Edit: September 03, 2023, 10:00:44 AM by Blues Vintage »

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Re: Little Son Willis Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2023, 08:35:30 AM »
Thanks for posting that, Blues Vintage. I had never heard or heard of Little Son Willis before. I'm hearing a couple of places differently, see what you think.

   In 2.3, I didn't see my baby nowhere, wonder where she gone away to stay (He sticks the first syllable of "away" on "gone".)
   In the spoken comment during the solo, I think the last sentence is, "THEY don't mean you no good nohow.


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Re: Little Son Willis Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2023, 09:37:12 AM »
I think he sings 'carry me down' instead of tearing me down

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Re: Little Son Willis Lyrics
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2023, 10:08:04 AM »
Thanks John and Thomas. I made the changes.
I wasn't sure about "tearing" from the beginning.

 


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