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Country Blues Licks and Lessons / Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Last post by blueshome on June 17, 2019, 06:03:19 AM »
Key of E. Extra beats after the A chord. The “mystery chord” would seem to be the B7 moved up 2 frets.
Some of the moves are very reminiscent of Buddy Moss.
52
Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Barbecue Bob Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on June 16, 2019, 09:43:33 AM »
Hi all,
Barbecue Bob recorded "Atlanta Moan" in 1930, accompanying himself in Vestapol tuning with a slide.  His guitar part is really active and dynamic.  He's short in his first vocal phrase, allowing only one bar for instrumental response rather than the more commonly played two bars.  Here is "Atlanta Moan":



Oh, nobody knows Atlanta like I do
Oh, nobody knows Atlanta like I do
But the reason I know it, I travelled it through and through

If you've got a good woman, this a lesson I give to you
Oh, if you've got a good woman, lesson I give to you
Don't you take her to Atlanta, the mens'll take her 'way from you

Oh, they taken my woman, hurt me to the bone
Lord, they taken my woman, hurt me to the bone
That's the reason why you hear me cry and moan

HUMMED VERSE

I taken one woman, believe me, I am true
Lord, I taken one woman, believe me, I am true
Just for what you do, coming home to you

Oh, don't you hear that steamboat whistle blow?
Oh, don't you hear that steamboat whistle blow?
And it blowed just like it never blowed before

That's all right, baby, 'bout how you run around
Oh, that's all right, baby, how you run around
But your heart'll strike sorrow, when Bob gets back to town

SOLO

HUMMED VERSE

If you taken my woman, I won't get mad with you
Oh, if you take my woman, I won't get mad with you
Like you take her from me, somebody sure take her from you

All best,
Johnm


53
Country Blues Licks and Lessons / Miller's Breakdown
« Last post by Prof Scratchy on June 16, 2019, 06:46:48 AM »
I agree with Rivers and Ned, though I think the mystery chord is x43404.


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54
Thanks for the help, Dave, I think you got it.  I will make that change.  Thanks!
55
That's quite a stumper, John. I think the last questionable line Beck might be singing the word "church".

Dave
56
Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Barbecue Bob Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on June 15, 2019, 12:08:55 PM »
Hi all,
For "I'm On My Way Down Home", Barbecue Bob accompanied himself out of Vestapol tuning with a slide and was accompanied by Curley Weaver, working out of G position in standard tuning and Buddy Moss on harmonica.  The song is a cover of "Sitting On Top of the World", and much of its distinctive sound can be attributed to Curley Weaver, who really took an active role in coloring the ensemble sound, adding a nice touch by going to a VI7 chord (E7 for him) in the sixth bar of the form.  Curley also switches to double time for his accompaniment of the solos, really giving them a lively feel.  Barbecue Bob sounds as though he played only on the solos and the response to the last line of each chorus and let Curley and Buddy back him for his singing.  I'd very much appreciate help with the tail end of the first line of the fourth verse.  Here is the trio's "I'm On My Way Down Home":



INTRO SOLO

Maybe a week, a month or two, when you left me, mama, I'm leavin' you
REFRAIN: And now I'm gone, don't you worry, I'm on my way down home

Don't come here lyin', with your fancy tales, you wanna catch me, mama, be on my trail
REFRAIN: Now I'm gone, don't you worry, I'm on my way down home

SOLO

You ain't got no meal, you ain't got no lard, when you cook your bread, mama, it's 'most too hard
REFRAIN: Now I'm gone, don't you worry, I'm on my way down home

Honey, y'always wanna, give you your room, you was down in Florida, cuttin' on the boom
REFRAIN: And now I'm gone, don't you worry, I'm on my way down home

SOLO

The happy days I spent in life, when I was with you, baby, night after night
REFRAIN: And now I'm gone, don't you worry, I'm on my way down home

So bye-bye, baby, it's fare you well, see you again, baby, cain't no-one tell
REFRAIN: And now I'm gone, don't you worry, I'm on my way down home

SOLO

All best,
Johnm

 
57
Country Blues Licks and Lessons / Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Last post by Old Man Ned on June 15, 2019, 11:51:25 AM »
I'm mostly in agreement with Rivers. E standard and one bar long. But I was thinking a C#7 4 4 3 4 2 4 before it goes down to the B7 in the 7th bar.
58
Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Barbecue Bob Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on June 15, 2019, 10:13:39 AM »
I think you got that line right, Chris.  I've listened a bunch of times with a really good speaker.  The only other difference I found is that he says "bootlegs", in the plural, which I've never heard before when using that word as a noun.  I'm satisfied that it is right now, whatever he meant.  Thanks!
All best,
Johnm
59
Country Blues Licks and Lessons / Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Last post by Johnm on June 15, 2019, 08:22:30 AM »
Hi all,
Any other takers for the puzzler on Willie Trice's "Shine On"?  Come one, come all!
All best,
Johnm
60
Books and Articles / Re: Laughing To Keep From Crying
« Last post by DavidCrosbie on June 15, 2019, 07:08:48 AM »
As of April 2017 the document Laughing to keep from crying is available in an English translation, as part of a larger publication.
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