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ScottN:
Frankie Jean



Spoken: I used to pick this little piece but I lost my teeth and I can't whistle but I'm goin I'm goin I'm goin sound it with my mouth like a whistle.  Y'all may may never heard nothin like this

You know I had a good little horse
His name was Frankie Jean
But one day he got loose
So I called that horse and I called
He didn't pay me no attention
So I went back and told papa bout it
He said how did you call him son
Said I called him "twoop" just like a person do to call a horse
He said well that ain't the way son, you go back and whistle to him somethin like this:
("Whistling" and guitar)
When I called him that a way you ought to heard him come a single-footin'


Thanks,
            Scott

Edited 6/2/15 with help from Johnm

ScottN:
Ashtray Taxi



Well I siittin on the corner in my taxi car
Brownskin lady said mister is your car for hire
I said if you's a cigarette smokin woman just throw your butts over in here
Cause I'm an old ashtray taxi baby oh just drop your shorts on over in here

Well you smoke your cigarette woman as I drive along
I'll drop all your ashes 'fore I'll get you back home
If you's a cigarette smokin woman hey throw your butts over in here
Cause I'm an old ashtray taxi baby oh just throw your butts on over in here

Well I'm gonna drive out in the country I'm gonna park on the road
I wanna dump all my ashes I got a great big load
If you're a cigarette smokin woman oh throw your butts on over in here
Cause I'm an old ashtray taxi baby oh just throw your butts on over in here

Well you look a here woman where did you stay last night
You come home this mornin your cigarettes sure ain't just right
If you're a cigarette smokin woman hey throw your butts over in here
Cause I'm an old ashtray taxi baby oh just drop your shorts on over in here

Well you set on the back put your feet up on the front seat
My cigarette'll fit your holder so doggone nice and neat
If you's a cigarette smokin woman oh throw your butts on in here
Cause I'm an old ashtray taxi baby hey just throw your shorts on over in here

Well your cigarette holder is so long it's made nice and round
It's a good fit for your cigarette woman that I totes around
If you're a cigarette smokin woman hey throw your butts over in here
Cause I'm an old ashtray taxi baby oh just throw your shorts on over in here


Thanks,
          Scott

Edited 6/2/15 with help from Frankie

frankie:
Some suggestions on Ashtray Taxi:

1.4 - Cause I'm A old ashtray taxi baby oh just drop your shorts on over IN here

In general on the chorus, I think he runs together "I'm-a-old" pretty consistently

2.1 - Well you smoke your cigarette woman AS I DRIVE ALONG

3.2 - I wanna dump all my ashes I got a GREAT BIG load

3.3 - If YOU'SE a cigarette smokin woman oh throw your butts on over in here

6.2 - I hear YOUR, too

What a great singer he is, and that accompaniment is like a swiss army knife for a slow blues - good for any lyric situation and sounds great!

Johnm:
Hi all,
Apropos of Frank's comment regarding Sam's accompaniment to "Ashtray Taxi", there is a related post in the "Slow Blues in G Standard" thread, at:  http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=1236.msg63426#msg63426 .
All best,
Johnm

Johnm:
Hi Scott,
I have a couple of suggestions for "Frankie Jean", which was a Memphis Minnie/Kansas Joe tune originally.   

   Line 8:  Said, "I called him, "TWOOP!", just like A PERSON DO TO CALL A HORSE."

   Line 11: When I called him that-a way, you ought to heared him come, A-SINGLE-FOOTIN'

All best,
Johnm

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