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Blues Vintage:
Wicked Devil's Blues


The devilís music right here. Please double check the hard parts.


Robert Peeples - Vocals
Henry Brown - Piano

Ca. November 1929
Grafton, Wisconsin

Piano in Eb





So jealous of my baby, I hate to see her go
I'm so jealous of my baby, I really hate to see her go
But if she's got another fellow, Lord, I'd rather see her down below

ĎCause I got ways like the devil, bílieve I'm the devil's child
Lord, I got ways like the devil, bílieve I'm a devil's child
I'm so dogged on that evil, I haven't got the heart to smile

I'm mean as a devil, when I begin to feel blue
I'm mean as a devil, when I begin to feel blue
And if I ever catch her flirting, baby, I'll make it hard for you

SOLO (Oh, play that thing, Mr. Brown, how you like that, ain't it great)

My gal made me a devil, just as cruel as I can be
Now, my gal made me a devil, just as cruel as I can be
But I let her run around, and then she made a chump of me

Going to pray to the devil, see why men don't let my baby alone
Gonna pray to the devil, see why men don't let my baby alone
And if the devil give me the power, I'll turn my baby into stone

Johnm:
Thanks for posting that, Blues Vintage. In the tagline to the second verse, it sounds to me like he's singing:

   I'm so doggone MAD evil, I haven't got the heart to smile

"Doggone" is correct for sure, at first I thought "mad" was "bad" with the "b" swallowed, but I think "mad" is better.

"But I let her run around" in the next-to-last verse is right on the money, I think.

All best,
Johnm

Blues Vintage:
Thanks, John. I find it hard to hear but I can live with "mad".

banjochris:
I think I hear "doggone and evil" there.
Chris

Johnm:
Re-listening, I'm hearing
   I'm so, doggone, THAT evil, I haven't got the heart to smile
I don't think I hear the "n" that would be in there if it was "and". "That evil" is like saying "so evil" in this context. It's really hard to hear, though. 

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