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Re: Allen Brothers Lyrics
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2016, 11:59:36 AM »
Hi all,
For "Jake Walk Blues", Austin Allen sang the lead vocal and played tenor banjo, with Lee Allen playing kazoo and guitar out of G position in standard tuning.  I reckon "iron socks" are shackles.  Here is their version of the song:



KAZOO SOLO

I can't eat, I can't talk, been drinking mean jake, Lord, now I can't walk
Ain't got nothing, now, to lose, 'cause I'm a jake-walkin' papa with the Jake Walk Blues

KAZOO SOLO

"Listen here, papa, can't you see, you can't drink jake and get along with me.
You're a jake-wlking papa with the Jake Walk Blues, I'm a red hot mama that you can't afford to lose."

KAZOO/TENOR BANJO SOLO

"Listen here, daddy, while I tell you once more, if you're gonna drink jake, don't you knock at my door."
"Listen here, mama, have to call your hand, I'm a jake-walking papa from a jake walk land."

KAZOO SOLO

I'm not good-looking and I'm not low-down, I'm a jake-walking papa, just hangin' around
Now I've made this song, and it may not rhyme, but I'm a jake-walking papa just havin' a good time

KAZOO/TENOR BANJO SOLO

My Daddy was a gambler and a drunkard, too, if he's living today, he'd have the jake walk, too
When I die, you can have my hand, gonna take a bottle of jake to the Promised Land

KAZOO SOLO X 3 (Spoken during solo: Now I'm feeling kind of drunk, fellas.  Be wearin' jake socks after a while, you know, they call 'em iron socks.  You know, I bet you don't know one smelter, brother.  Which is the other?)

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Re: Allen Brothers Lyrics
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2016, 09:36:47 PM »
Hi all,
The Allen Brothers played "Tiple Blues" out of C  in standard tuning.  It sure has a great melody and really reminds me of another song--"Ginseng Blues"?  The title should really be "Tipple Blues", since it's about a structure at a mine, not a 10-string ukulele.  I believe the technical term for songs like this is "nutty".  Anyhow, here is the song:



KAZOO SOLO

Ain't gonna work on no tipple, ain't gonna load no coal,
Put my head out the window, watch my drive wheels roll, sweet mama,
REFRAIN: You can't read my mind
When you think I'm lovin' you, mama, I'll be quittin' you all the time

KAZOO SOLO

My home ain't here, it's down in Caroline
Got some children down in Georgia, but they sure ain't mine, sweet mama,
REFRAIN: You can't read my mind
When you think I'm lovin' you, mama, I'll be quittin' you all the time

KAZOO SOLO

Ain't gonna marry, ain't gonna settle down
Stay right here, my mama, run these married women down, sweet mama
REFRAIN: You can't read my mind
When you think I'm lovin' you, mama, I'll be quittin' you all the time

KAZOO SOLO

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Re: Allen Brothers Lyrics
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2016, 02:24:09 PM »

The Allen Brothers played "Tiple Blues" out of C  in standard tuning.  It sure has a great melody and really reminds me of another song--"Ginseng Blues"?

"Ginseng Blues" by the Kentucky Ramblers it is indeed:



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Re: Allen Brothers Lyrics
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2016, 04:04:26 PM »
Hi all,
For "I'll Be Here A Long, Long Time", Lee Allen played guitar out of E position in standard tuning and Austin played the kazoo, with both brothers singing.  Their vocal harmonies are really nice on this cover of "Sitting On Top of the World", and their over-all sound is less novelty-ish than it usually was.  Here is the song:



KAZOO SOLO

I left the judge, he's shedding tears, "I'm sorry boy, just ninety-nine years."
REFRAIN: I've done wrong, so I don't worry, I'll be here a long, long time

KAZOO SOLO ON REFRAIN

High-powered women and high-powered cars, now I'm in here, behind these bars
REFRAIN: I'm in here, so I don't worry, I'll be here a long, long time

KAZOO SOLO ON REFRAIN

Every day, 'bout the hour of nine, that mean old jailer says, "Fall in line."
REFRAIN: Fall in line, 'cause I don't worry, I'll be here a long, long time

KAZOO SOLO ON REFRAIN

Striped pants and a striped shirt, with pick and shovel I have to work
REFRAIN: I'm gonna work, 'cause I don't worry, I'll be here a long, long time

KAZOO SOLO ON REFRAIN

Like a bird in a cage, I can not fly, my time's so long I know I'll die
REFRAIN: Ninety-nine years, but I don't worry, I'll be here a long, long time

All best,
Johnm
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Re: Allen Brothers Lyrics
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2020, 10:16:25 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but I was looking for some lyrics to Bow Wow blues and stumbled on this.
The lyrics I have for the last verse are

I got a gal, she's an awful ??? killer

I put in "man", because it seemed to fit.

but, it eh wrigley's gum verse I would like to know what her sister loves... any ideas?

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Re: Allen Brothers Lyrics
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2020, 05:36:16 AM »
Hi parky,
That song was posted years ago, but never finished and put in Weeniepedia, so I'll give it a go now and see if I can get it. I think this song has Austin singing lead and playing tenor banjo and Lee playing guitar out of C position in standard tuning and the kazoo. The word "killer" never appears in the last verse, parky, and Wrigley's is a gum manufacturer.  Here is "Bow Wow Blues":



INTRO SOLO

Oh, I got a gal, six feet tall, sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall
She's got a sister, she's tall and keen, she runs her tongue like an English queen
REFRAIN: Bow wow, wow-wow-wow, I got the bow wow blues

SOLO

Oh, I got a gal, she rides a river boat, she could make a good mule leave his oats
She's got a sister, she's tall and rough, she's a hometown gal and knows her stuff
REFRAIN: Bow wow, wow-wow-wow, I got the bow wow blues

SOLO

Oh, I got a gal, she's the vamp of the town, she's strictly tailor-made, no hand-me-down
She's got a sister, she looks so bum, but she's got more ways of lovin' than Wrigley's got gum
REFRAIN: Bow wow, wow-wow-wow, I got the bow wow blues

SOLO X 2

Oh, I got a gal she's six feet tall, sleeps in the kitchen with her back to the wall
She's got a sister, she's tall and keen, she struts her stuff in a Ford limousine
REFRAIN: Bow wow, wow-wow-wow, I got the bow wow blues

SOLO X 3

Oh, I got a gal, she's an awful hand-shiver, she comes to town in a broken-down flivver
She's got a sister and her name is Kate, she struts her stuff in a Cadillac 8
REFRAIN: Bow wow, wow-wow-wow, I got the bow wow blues

SOLO X 2

Deet dee-deet deet dee-dee-dee
Deet deet deet dee-deet a dee-dee

All best,
Johnm








 
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