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Ain't nothing hurting me but my back and side. Ain't nothing worrying me but my wife and child - Billy Boy Arnold, Prisoner's Plea

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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Last post by dj on July 27, 2020, 06:00:26 AM »
Bull City Red (Oh Red, George Washington) was with Fuller and Davis at the same session.  He's better known as a washboard player, but during that July 1935 New York session he recorded 8 songs (2 unfortunately unissued) accompanying himself on guitar.  He'd be a good bet for the second guitar player on I'm Climbin' On Top Of The Hill.

As for your bracketed word, I hear crabbin' or grabbin'.
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Last post by Prof Scratchy on July 27, 2020, 12:21:17 AM »
Could it be ‘I don’t start to braggin’  ‘?
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on July 26, 2020, 06:06:34 PM »
Hi all,
There was a request for help with lyrics to "I'm Climbin' On Top Of The Hill" back in 2018 from a non-native English speaker who never received the help he wanted.  I don't know if he ever returns to the site, but I sure like the song.  Blind Boy Fuller is capoed up, playing in E position in standard tuning, and his seconding guitarist is playing A position, standard tuning, without a capo, while often voicing his A chord above Fuller in pitch, doing a D shape up at the ninth fret a la Lemon Jefferson or Bo Carter.  Does anyone know who the seconding guitarist is?  The JSP Fuller set Vol. 1 shows it as a solo track, which it certainly is not.  Evidently, they think Rev. Davis may have been in the studio with Fuller the next day, but this player does not sound like Rev. Davis to me--he's nowhere near as flashy as Rev. Davis tended to play when seconding Fuller on other tracks.  I'd appreciate some help with the bent bracketed place in the lyrics.  Here is "I'm Climbin' On Top Of The Hill":



Y' needn't come runnin', screamin' and crying, you know you mistreat me, woman, now you's off my mind
REFRAIN: Go on, papa got your places filled
Well, I can't be worried, I'm climbin' on top of the hill

When I tried to love you, you wouldn't pay me no mind, you could spend my dollars, like you spend my dimes
REFRAIN: Go on, papa got your places filled
Then I can't be worried, I'm climbin' on top of the hill

You know I told you, long time ago, that you had to reap, everything you sow
REFRAIN: Reap on, papa got your places filled
Then I can't be worried, I'm climbin' on top of the hill

SOLO (Spoken:  Play that thing for me, boy.  I'm gonna try to sing it--best I can)

A nickel is a nickel, a dime is a dime, house full of women, ain't nary one mine
REFRAIN: Go on, papa got your places filled
Then I can't be worried, I'm climbin' on top of the hill

You know I told you, times and times again, I wouldn't be your enemy, rather be your friend
REFRAIN: Go on, papa got your places filled
Then I can not be worried, I'm climbin' on top of the hill

I done start to climbin', I don't need you now, I ain't fixin' to let you, pull me back down
REFRAIN: Go on, papa got your places filled
Then I can't be worried, I'm climbin' on top of the hill

SOLO

Edited 7/27 to pick up correction from banjochris

All best,
Johnm
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Down the Dirt Road / Re: Other Musical Interests on YouTube
« Last post by David Kaatz on July 26, 2020, 02:06:02 PM »
Jerry Reed playing Careless Love. I started transcribing this a few years back, got most of the way through, but left it unfinished. I can transcribe, but I can't play it! Recently revisited.
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on July 26, 2020, 12:44:06 PM »
Hi all,
I'm finding a lot of low-hanging fruit in these threads--lyric transcriptions that were either fully completed and never entered in Weeniepedia, or ones so close that they only require a little bit of listening to complete.  Three like that that I have entered in Weeniepedia are Blind Boy Fuller's "Big Bed Blues", "Ten O'Clock Peeper" and "Three Ball Blues".
All best,
Johnm
96
Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Pink Anderson Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on July 26, 2020, 12:40:27 PM »
Hi all,
In Pink Anderson's "South Forest Boogie", on the page previous to this one in this thread, at: https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2742.msg86494#msg86494 , I think the missing line in the second verse is "down to Lureen's Grill", and the second line in the last verse is "who composed this song".  I think the transcription is pretty much right on the money apart from that, and I have entered it in Weeniepedia.
All best,
Johnm
97
Weenie Campbell Main Forum / Re: The Mississippi Mud Steppers
« Last post by eric on July 26, 2020, 07:47:16 AM »
Whoa, what a great side.  Thanks for explanation alyoung.
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Weenie Campbell Main Forum / Re: The Mississippi Mud Steppers
« Last post by alyoung on July 26, 2020, 04:25:27 AM »
DGR says it's a pseudonym for the Mississippi Sheiks 15 December 1930 sessions. I sometimes find They also say Jackson Stomp is actually Charlie McCoy's version of Cow Cow Blues... Added: Could not find a record of Charlie recording Cow Cow Blues.  I wonder what was the origin of that assertion.

What is meant is that Jackson Stomp is Charlie McCoy's version of an existing song called Cow Cow Blues. This is a blues standard usually credited to Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport, who made his first recording of it in 1925 and became closely-enough identified with it that it gave him his life-long nickname. But there is another twist in the story, as Charlie McCoy also recorded another version of Cow Cow -- with his own lyrics -- under his own name. That was called That Lonesome Train Took My Baby Away, and was recorded -- with probably Bo Carter on guitar -- later in the same Dec 15, 1930, session in which the Mudsteppers' version was made. (The recording sequence on that day in a makeshift studio at the King Edward Hotel in Jackson, Ms, was Mudsteppers, six tracks, Bo Carter, six tracks, Charlie McCoy three tracks. Wouldn't ya love to have been there.)   


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Weenie Campbell Main Forum / Re: Peter Green RIP
« Last post by Norfolk Slim on July 26, 2020, 03:30:48 AM »
He was formative in my blues education.  Not through the stuff most people know him for, but because at around the time I started to develop an interest, he was featuring in various articles in guitar magazines in relation to his "Robert Johnson Songbook" CD, and the story of him having picked up a guitar for the first time after many years of mental illness, because he was inspired to play some RJ.  I think his versions (which are not necessarily the best) were the ones I first heard of many RJ tunes.
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Weenie Campbell Main Forum / Peter Green RIP
« Last post by harry on July 25, 2020, 03:03:03 PM »
One of the best ever in my book. Rest In Peace Peter.

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