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Author Topic: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics  (Read 48690 times)

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Offline GhostRider

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Re: Truckin' My Blues Away (Blind Boy Fuller)
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2006, 10:30:51 AM »
Uncle Bud, you are fantastic!!!  :)

Well....

I wouldn't go THAT far.

Alex

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"You Got To Have Your Dollar" Lyrics
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2007, 06:12:55 PM »
"You Got To have Your Dollar" (1940)
Recorded By Blind Boy Fuller (With Sonny Terry)

"When I had money I had women and friends for miles around, When I had money I had women and friends for miles around. Now I'm broke, women and friends can't be found.

Says I'm talkin' 'bout a dollar I mean a dollar bill, Says I'm talkin' 'bout a dollar I mean a dollar bill.
And if you got your dollar You sure can't get your order filled (?)

If I could only read... read my little woman's mind,  Said If I could only read... read my little woman's mind.
I wouldn't be here worryin' and stay(in') blue all the time.

My baby keep me guessin'.... 'bout things I want to know, Says my baby keep me guessin'.... 'bout things I want to know.  Says she got me doin' things that I never did before."

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Lyrics to Jivin' Woman Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2007, 08:37:16 PM »
Hi
I have worked out the guitar part and most of the lyrics for Blind Boy Fuller's Jivin Woman Blues. Can anyone suggest what the first line to the last verse is?
Here is the rest


Jiving Woman Blues

Got a gal called Betty May
She go out and truck all day
She ain't jivin'
She's just crazy that way

Scat over chorus

Have my dinner ready
Don't let my coffee get cold
Don't forget to save
My sweet jelly roll
She's not crazy
She's just jiving that way

No vocal over chorus

She don't go to bed early at night
Speak about loviin' she want to fuss and fight
She's not crazy
She's just jiving that way

Scat over chorus

She go to bed with a rag tied round her head
Speak about love she swear she almost dead
She's not crazy
She's just jiving that way

No vocal over chorus

???????????????????????????????
Had to take a bath before you went to bed
She's not crazy
She's just jiving that way

Cheers,
Chris


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Re: Lyrics to Jivin' Woman Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2007, 08:41:49 PM »
Hi Chris,

I think it's something like "Had a whisky, get drunk and [it] run right to your head".

Cheers,
UB

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Re: Lyrics to Jivin' Woman Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2007, 03:57:33 PM »
Cheers Uncle Bud. Thanks for lending an ear.
Chris

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Re: Lyrics to Jivin' Woman Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2007, 06:35:15 PM »
I got:
Had a whiskey you drunk it, run right to your head

Also, here's the scat break after verse 1, yes folks I actually transcribed it:

Oh, bap'm bappy, ohh, za zee
Oh be'bm'bop bap bap bow
bop'm'be'bum bop, zee za zerr

The second scat break goes like this:

Ohh, yeah pretty, ohh, zee zee
Oh beeby beep a bop bop'm bow
(pregnant silence)    ...Yeaah..!


Hope I've spelled all that right  ;)
« Last Edit: April 11, 2007, 06:41:16 PM by Rivers »

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BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2007, 08:14:28 PM »
Anyone have the lyrics handy or can point me to them.  There is alot I can't make out or am unsure of.  Any help appreciated.

Mark

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Re: BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2007, 09:04:22 PM »
What have you got so far, Mark? If you post it, folks will give a listen and see if they can fill in the blanks.

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Re: BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2007, 05:28:54 AM »
what's that smell like fish??

it must be HOT TUNA !!!

LOL.....every time I hear that song or read that title, it comes to mind...


Dave

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Re: BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2007, 02:41:39 PM »
Okay John this is what I have thus far:

First half or each verse, What that smell like fish mama  ????? really want to know (2)

Second half of first verse: Smell like Pudding, Ain't no Pie Seem to think you know you never ?????

Second half of second verse:  Smell like Sardine, Ain't no can ???????????????? (something about another man)

Second half of third verse: Smell like Pudding, Ain't no Pie Really good to me and it ain't no lie

Second half of fourth verse: Make you weep and it make you moan (Same doggone thing that make you leave your home??)

and while we are on the subject do you know what position that he plays it out of.  It appears to be in the key of F.  This is just your standard rag progression, think Hot Tamales. This is a progression that I would play in the C position but in this case it would be capoed way up.  Is he playing it out of an E position?

Thanks in advance.

Mark


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Re: BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2007, 04:22:46 PM »
according to the database on Weenie, BBF played that song in the key of C with a capo on the 1st fret and the guitar tuned slightly sharp

What's That Smells Like Fish    C+1'

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Re: BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2007, 07:38:12 PM »
Yeah, Mark, check out the Keys To The Highway section in the left border menu, right under Weenie Juke Radio. Select Guitar Keys and Positions by Artist and see who we've worked on so far. As fate would have it, I worked on the BBF section.

Maybe I can give a listen to WTSLF later tonight.

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Re: BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2007, 01:29:27 AM »
I seem to remember the "chorus line" was something like:

What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know

The rhyme for pie was satisfied, I think. Let's see what the other guys will come up with for the verses.

What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know
What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know
Smell like Pudding, Ain't no Pie Seem to think you know you never satisfied
What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know

What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know
What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know
Smell like Sardine, Ain't no can ? (something about another man)
What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know


What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know
What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know
Smell like Pudding, Ain't no Pie Really good to me and it ain't no lie
What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know

What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know
What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know
Make you weep and it make you moan (Same doggone thing that make you leave your home??)
What that smell like fish mama, tell me if you really want to know


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Re: BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2007, 04:30:04 AM »
Here's my version of 'What's That Smells Like Fish'.   Spoken parts are in brackets.   Also, I've only used quotation marks in the first verse to show the dialogue the others are similar.

"What's that smell like fish, mama?"
"Food, if you really want to know."
"What's that smell like fish, baby?"
"Food, if you really wants to know."
"Smell like puddin' and it ain't no pie.
Same thing that you know you have to buy.
What's that smell like fish?"
"Food, if you really wants to know, I mean,
Food, if you really wants to know."   (Yeah.)

What's that smell like fish, mama?
Food, if you really wants to know.
What's that smells like fish, baby?
Food, if you really wants to know.
Smell like sardines and it ain't in no can.
Same doggone thing you chucked at the other man.
What that smell like fish, mama?
Food, if you really wants to know, I mean,
Food, if you really want to know.

What's that smell like fish, baby?
Food, if you really wants to know.   (Yeah.)
What's that smells like fish, mama?
Food, if you really wants to know.
Smell like puddin' and it ain't no pie.
Really good to me and it ain't no lie.
What that smell like fish, mama?
Food, if you really wants to know, still tellin' you,
Food, if you really wants to know.   (Yeah.)

(Play it a long time.   Play it till it gets good to me.)

What's that smell like fish, mama?
Food, if you really wants to know.
What's that smell like fish, baby?
Food, if you really wants to know.
Make you weep and it'll make you moan.
Same doggone thing made me leave my home.
What that smell like fish, baby?
Food, if you really wants to know, I mean,
Food, if you really wants to know.

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Re: BB Fuller, What that smell like fish
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2007, 05:02:11 AM »
Does anyone have the nerve to sing this song in public?!  Its pretty crude even by Bo Carter and BBF standards.  What sort of reaction does it get? :D