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He's had a lot of trouble at home and he's decided to hit the dirty, dusty road for parts unknown. He wants to forget everything and to go somewhere else, so he sings this novel blues as his lazy mule joggles him along the old dirt road - Charlie Patton, 1929 newspaper ad for Down The Dirt Road Blues

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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Alabama Sheiks Lyrics
« Last post by dj on November 20, 2020, 04:43:01 AM »
I think you're on the right track with "Eddie", John.  A name would certainly fit there.  One of those old-fashioned women's names, like Hettie or Nettie, perhaps?
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Alabama Sheiks Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on November 19, 2020, 09:40:51 PM »
I know what you mean, Chris, it really is an odd one, all of that accenting of the fourth beat going to the first beat in every measure, and beats two and three are just voids. I don't know of another song with this feel. You guys both had "cryin' your name in vain". I will make the change.

I heard that place in 4.1 that you mentioned, dj. I just thought he mis-spoke. It sounds kind of like he says "Eddie". I'll listen some more, but I may leave it at a parenthetic question mark.

Thanks to you both for your help.
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Alabama Sheiks Lyrics
« Last post by dj on November 19, 2020, 04:51:04 PM »
There's 2 syllables missing in the first half of 4.1:  "There has been days (2 syllables), I've heard your name..."

It would make sense that he's saying "baby", but I don't hear a "b" sound.  More like "that I", but sounding like "thet eh".  Sorry I can't be more helpful.

And I agree with Chris on "cryin' your name in vain".   
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Alabama Sheiks Lyrics
« Last post by banjochris on November 19, 2020, 03:52:50 PM »
This is one place where eccentric isn't necessarily good! I have that CD but have never really listened closely to that track. Wow!

In 4.1 I'd suggest "cryin' your name in vain" at the end.
Chris
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Performance Corner / Professor Scratchy on Facebook Live
« Last post by blueshome on November 19, 2020, 01:56:15 PM »
The Professor, Allan Jones, will be taking over my regular spot on Facebook Live next Friday, 27th November for a 30 minute show at 1930 UTC. This will be number 29 in the weekly series.
Iíll be in my regular spot for number 28 at 1930 UTC (GMT for the old timers) tomorrow, Friday.
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Alabama Sheiks Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on November 19, 2020, 09:58:07 AM »
Hi all,
The Alabama Sheiks, with Eddie West on violin and vocals and Ad Fox on guitar, had only one day in the studio, January 20, 1931, in Camden, New Jersey, at which they recorded four titles. Three of their performances have already been transcribed and put up in Weeniepedia. I thought I would get the fourth, which is their version of "Sittin' On Top Of The World". They played the song in D, unlike the Mississippi Sheiks, whom I believe played it in G. Ad Fox's chord choices for his flat-picked back-up are novel, and in fact the whole rendition seems somewhat eccentric. Here is their version of "Sittin' On Top Of The World":



INTRO SOLO

'Twas all the Summer, and all the Spring, of course I missed the one, my all-in-all
REFRAIN: But now she's gone, but I don't worry, sittin' on top of the world

'Twas in the Spring, one summer day, was when she left me, she went away
REFRAIN: But now she's gone, but I don't worry, sittin' on top of the world

Don't come runnin' holding up, up your hand, I get me a woman, quick as you can a man
REFRAIN: But now she's gone, but I don't worry, sittin' on top of the world

SOLO

There has been days, Nettie, I've heard your name, why should I worry, cryin' your name in vain
REFRAIN: But now she's gone, but I don't worry, sittin' on top of the world

I been down to the station, the station yard, I grabbed me a freight train, the times got hard
REFRAIN: But now she's gone, but I don't worry, sittin' on top of the world

My lonesome days, were here last Fall, but why should worry, it is good-bye
REFRAIN: But now she's gone, uh I don't worry, sittin' on top of the world

SOLO X 2

Edited 11/19 to pick yup correction from banjochris
Edited 11/20 to pick up correction from dj

All best,
Johnm



 
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Jack Owens - "Jack Ain't Had No Water"/Jack Owens Lyrics
« Last post by Rivers on November 18, 2020, 07:04:30 PM »
LoL!
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Bessie Smith Lyrics
« Last post by harry on November 18, 2020, 03:07:48 PM »
Thanks John. I took them all except "begins".
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The Back Porch / Re: Live acoustic blues show on YouTube
« Last post by MandolinPaul on November 18, 2020, 11:10:29 AM »
At 8pm eastern time on Thu, Nov 19 I'm doing another free acoustic blues show. Join me live on YouTube for 40 minutes of songs about love, death, and misery on mandolin, lap slide guitar, and banjos. Please share this with anyone who may be interested.



Here's a link to the beginning of a Mississippi John Hurt song I did on mando in last month's show:

https://youtu.be/nAVS0k-Y-DM?t=1142
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Bessie Smith Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on November 18, 2020, 09:51:36 AM »
Hi Harry,
I'm hearing a few things differently:
    in 1.1 and 1.2, "turned" rather than "turn"
    in 2.3, either "wanna" or "want to", but not "wanna to" as you have it
    in 4.1 and 4.2, "begins" rather than "begin"
    in 6.1 and 6.2, "caused" rather than "cause"
All best,
Johnm
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