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Author Topic: five feet seven - Who's been fooling you.  (Read 338 times)

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Offline fosjet

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five feet seven - Who's been fooling you.
« on: April 25, 2023, 03:56:37 PM »
Hi Forum,

I play five feet seven from the Broonzy version, but I'm not comfortable singing the words. The other day I heard an old bluesman playing the same music with different words. I don't know who it was, but it was cool and I'd like to find out.  Can anyone list any other songs that use the same music as five feet seven.

Much appreciated, FJ


Offline Lignite

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Re: five feet seven - Who's been fooling you.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2023, 04:40:00 PM »
I think it is very similar to Black Rat Swing by Memphis Minnie but sung by her partner Kansas Joe. Check that version out. It was later covered by a ton of other blues players usually under the title of One Black Rat. I think that might be the tune that you are looking for.

Offline RichardW

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Re: five feet seven - Who's been fooling you.
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2023, 03:43:26 PM »
Perhaps it was Arthur Crudup you heard?


John Lee Hooker did a version too...



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