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The last thing that the blues needs is another smart-ass white boy with an attitude - Brownie McGhee

Author Topic: Curley Weaver Lyrics  (Read 5601 times)

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Offline harriet

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Re: Curley Weaver My Baby Gone Lyrics
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2015, 02:47:05 AM »
Thanks for your help banjochris - I upgraded the lyrics.
Harriet

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Re: Curley Weaver Lyrics
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2015, 06:57:12 AM »
Hi all,
I merged Harriet's recent transcription of "My Baby's Gone" into the Curley Weaver Lyrics thread.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Curley Weaver Lyrics
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2015, 02:44:49 PM »
Thank you

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Re: Curley Weaver Lyrics
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2021, 04:01:26 PM »
Hi all,
"Trixie", recorded in 1950, is Curley Weaver's version of the old hit, "Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More", of course, and like his erstwhile playing partner, Buddy Moss, Curley played it out of G position in standard tuning. I'd very much appreciate help with the missing place in the final verse. Here is "Trixie":



Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin' no more
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, stay away from my door
I got a gal, she's little and low, she used to let me shake it but she don't no more, now
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin'  no more, I mean, tricks ain't walkin' no more

Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin' no more
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, stay away from my door
I got a gal, she's long and tall, sleeps in the kitchen with her head in the hall, now
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin'  no more, I mean, tricks ain't walkin' no more

Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin' no more
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, stay away from my door
Two fat women, layin' in the shade, they're waitin' on the money their monkeymen made
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin'  no more, I mean, tricks ain't walkin' no more

Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin' no more
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, stay away from my door
Some of these women, they sure look tough, every time I see 'em they got a mouthful of snuff
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin'  no more, I mean, tricks ain't walkin' no more

Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin' no more
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, stay away from my door
Ever since ham been a dollar a pound, I been eatin' so many rabbits 'til I'm hoppin' around
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin'  no more, I mean, tricks ain't walkin' no more

SOLO BEGINS VERSE
Soup house runnin' every day, tryin' to drive depression away, now
Tricks ain't walkin' no more, tricks ain't walkin'  no more, I mean, tricks ain't walkin' no more

Edited 2/18 to pick up correction from banjochris

All best,
Johnm
 
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 05:32:09 PM by Johnm »

Offline Harry

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Re: Curley Weaver Lyrics
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2021, 04:58:28 PM »
It sounds like "suit how of runnin". Could it be "soo cows runnin".

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Re: Curley Weaver Lyrics
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2021, 05:21:34 PM »
That's a tough one, isn't it, Harry? To me, it sounds like
   Soup Hal runnin', every day
which makes no sense at all. I'm stuck currently, and not hearing anything that makes any sense.

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Re: Curley Weaver Lyrics
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2021, 05:21:54 PM »
It's "soup house runnin'" I listened to Curley's 1934 recording in which he sings it the exact same unintelligible way and then Buddy Moss' record, and he sings "They run a soup house everyday..." so it's a reference to soup kitchens.
Chris

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Re: Curley Weaver Lyrics
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2021, 05:31:21 PM »
Thanks so much, Chris, it's nice to get it right. I was closer than I thought!

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