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Author Topic: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time" and "Texas Blues"  (Read 6875 times)

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hylaphone

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Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time" and "Texas Blues"
« on: December 29, 2004, 01:19:21 PM »
hello friends,

can anyone offer any hints to these lyrics? its one of my favorite blues songs ever, but i can't decipher anything past "woke up this morning.." and the chorus..
thank you
micah
« Last Edit: December 09, 2011, 03:53:16 PM by Johnm »

Offline Slack

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2004, 02:05:21 PM »
Hi Micah, another tough case to crack. 

A start:

Woke up this mornin'
In my shoes (?)
And to the one that I
Can't use you

chorus

Woke up this mornin'
In my Blues (boots?)
This time I want that
Can't use me

chorus

Woke up this mornin'
In my Blues (boots?)
I find out knockin'
On my back door

chorus

Woke up this mornin'
In my (rhymes with lies)
Can't use the one (?)
Tell you any lies

chorus

Woke up this mornin
'bout the break of day
???

Mama told me
Daddy told me too
???

OK, I need to go do something else - it's tough!  Anyone play this?  Great song.

cheers,
slack







Offline Alexei McDonald

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2004, 02:37:15 PM »
Giving it a quick listen through, it seems to me that there's a counting motif in here.   I hear two, three, four and five in there as the rhyming words, so...

Woke up this morning just about two
[Got] Another woman and I can't use you

chorus

Woke up this morning just about three
Got another woman that can't use me

chorus

Woke up this morning just about four
I found [her] knocking on my back door

chorus

Woke up this morning just around five
Can't use the one that tells [so] many lies

chorus

Woke up this morning 'bout the break of day
[...] me my pillow where my fair brown lay

chorus

Mama told me, Daddy told me too
[They] grin in your face, ain't no friend to you

Chorus

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2004, 02:39:32 PM »
Quote
Giving it a quick listen through, it seems to me that there's a counting motif in here.

Excellent - good work!

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2004, 08:33:04 AM »
Woke up this morning just about four
I found [her] knocking on my back door

i think i hear 'brown' in this line...either 'high' or 'my' 'brown knocking on my back door'
anyway, i'm astounded you could understand all these words!!
thank you!
micah

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2004, 05:20:43 PM »
You might be right about that - I can hear "My brown knocking" if I listen at it squinty-eared.   Also I now think that the start of the 5th verse is "hugged me a pillow", but I'm still not very sure.   Anyway, glad I could help.

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2005, 06:59:27 AM »
Probably entirely wrong - but this is what I hear on this one....Happy New Year!
Prof S

Woke up this morning, 'bout half past two
Got another woman so I cain't use you

Chorus: Try me.....etc

Woke up this morning, 'bout half past three
Brown skin woman got that jinx on me

Chorus

Woke up this morning, 'bout half past four
My brown knockin' on my back door

Chorus

Woke up this morning 'bout half past five
Can't use you woman, you tell too many lies

Chorus

Woke up this morning, 'bout the break of day
Hugged me the pillow where my fair brown lay

Chorus
Repeat Chorus after instrumental break

Mama told me, papa told me too
Women grin in your face ain't no friend to you

Chorus


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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2005, 11:01:36 AM »
Hi all:

I finally got around to listening to this tune seriously and I think it's great. I gather (from the "Adventure in Spanish" thread) that its in Spanish (capoed to B).

Does any one know the I, IV and V chord position fingerings that he uses? I've worked out a neat (I think) version of the tune in G standard, but would like to try the tune in Spanish.

Alex

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2005, 10:55:02 AM »
Hi Alex,
For the most part, when Marshall Owens is playing in G, he is just playing the open strings, but he does play melody notes simultaneously on the first and fourth strings at the second and third frets, much as Charley Patton did on "Pea Vine" and Skip James did on "Special Rider".  For C, he plays X02010, and he resolves the C to a G7 that is especially pretty--X03000.  For his D7 chord, he uses 0X0210, but also goes to 0X4210.  This is one of my very favorite tunes in Spanish.
All best,
Johnm

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Lyrics for "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2005, 09:06:53 PM »
Hi all,
I am looking for the lyrics to  "Try Me One More Time", by Marshall Owens.  It's a wonderful 16 bar blues in open G tuning.  I've been concentrating on open G tuning for the past few weeks.  Thanks to everyone.  Charlie R.

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Re: Lyrics for "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2005, 11:11:03 PM »

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Re: Lyrics for "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2005, 08:15:24 AM »
Alex

Thanks for the link. Why am I surprised that its already done.  How did you find the link? Is there somewhere I can search for the lyrics before I make a request.  Did you use the "search" function on the left navbar?  Cheers, Charlie R.

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Re: Lyrics for "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2005, 09:12:19 AM »
Charlie:

I remembered the topic, but I found it again by typing "Try Me One More Time" into the Search box.

Alex

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2007, 11:46:08 AM »
Hi all:

Here's a reference to an intersting article on Marshall Owens:

http://paramountshome.org/articles/mowens1.pdf

In this article there is speculation that "Try Me One More Time" is played on a partially or completely double-coarsed guitar.

Alex

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Re: Marshall Owens' "Try Me One More Time"
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2011, 12:14:26 PM »
Ended up playing this this afternoon. No one ever transcribed the chorus in this thread, and while it may seem obvious enough (or wrong), I hear most of the occurrences of the first two lines starting with some variation of "Cryin'". Anyway, here's my attempt at an updated transcription, adding my own variations to the several in this thread already.  Here is "Try Me One More Time":



Try Me One More Time - Marshall Owens
Spanish tuning, capoed up

Woke up this morning, just about two
Got another woman and I can't use you

Cryin', try me one more time
Cryin', try me one more time
She said take me back, try me one more time

Woke up this morning, just about three
She's got another [one/woman] now she can't use me

She's cryin', try me one more time
She cryin', try me one more time
She said take me back, try me one more time

Up this morning, just about four
I found her knockin' on my back door

She was cryin', try me one more time
Cryin', try me one more time
She said take me back, try me one more time

Woke up this morning, just about five
Can't use you woman, tell too many lies

She was cryin', try me one more time
Cryin', try me one more time
She said take me back, try me one more time

Woke up this morning, 'bout the break of day
Huggin' that pillow where my fair brown lay

She was cryin', try me one more time
Cryin', try me one more time
She said take me back, try me one more time

Cryin', try me one more time
Cryin', try me one more time
She said take me back, try me one more time

Mama told me, Daddy told me too
Girls that grin in your face ain't no friend to you

If they're cryin', try me one more time
Cryin', try me one more time
Take me back, try me one more time
« Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 05:14:22 PM by Johnm »

 


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