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Author Topic: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics  (Read 3729 times)

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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2019, 12:00:11 PM »
Hi Harry,
Thanks for posting this song.  Was it originally released as a Kokomo Arnold record with Roosevelt Sykes doing the vocal?  If so, that's pretty unusual.  I'm hearing a couple of things in the lyrics slightly differently:

2.1 So I'm your boss, mama, and YOU'S my queen
2.2 Says, I'm your boss, and you know that YOU'S my queen bee

3.1 Do you realize, YOU'S A good girl to have around?
3.2 Do you realize, mama, YOU'S a good girl to have around?
3.3 You KNOWS exactly how to bring my honey down

4.3 'Cause I'LL tell the world that you is alright with me

5.1 Look-a here, mama, I'm goin' OFF, but I ain't goin' far from home
5.2 Look-a here, pretty mama, I'm goin' OFF, but I ain't goin' far from home
5.3 I'm gonna hurry right back, SOME, AND drip some more honey in your honeycomb

All best,
Johnm

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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 05:20:56 PM »
Thanks John. But I don't hear the "AND" in 5.3.

It's on Document Records, Komomo Arnold Vol. 2 and Roosevelt Sykes Vol. 4.  It was released on Decca as a Sykes record.

But I noticed that on the Sykes version (video below) it's in the key of F. But on the Arnold version it's slighty off pitch.
Sykes version runs 2.42. Arnold version runs 2.46. It's the same song I'm sure, no alternative takes so I guess something was either speed up or slowed down.
A lot of blues piano players, myself included, played songs in F so I guess the Sykes version is accurate. I'm not very familiar with Arnold's playing so I don't know if he played a lot of songs in F.






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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2019, 05:56:34 PM »
Hi Harry,
I re-listened to that 5.3 line, and it was not right what I had. I'm pretty sure now that he sang:

I'm gonna hurry right back, so I CAN CONSUME MORE honey in your honeycomb

Kokomo Arnold was playing Vestapol, so playing in F would not pose a problem.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2019, 08:16:25 AM »
I think it's this John;

I'm gonna hurry right back so I CAN DRIP SOME MORE honey in your honeycomb.

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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2019, 09:27:48 AM »
Yes, you've got it, Harry.  I re-listened, and the performance changed overnight (not!).  Sometimes I'm baffled by what I thought I heard when I re-listen later.
All best,
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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2019, 03:41:18 AM »
Hi Harry,
Thanks for posting this song.  Was it originally released as a Kokomo Arnold record with Roosevelt Sykes doing the vocal?  If so, that's pretty unusual.
Johnm
Honey Dripper is on Document's Kokomo Arnold Vol 2 (DOCD-5038), but it's a Roosevelt Sykes issue (Decca 7164). It's Sykes first recording of a song that became his theme tune, and the artist credit on it is to The Honey Dripper (Roosevelt Sykes). Kokomo is simply the accompanist. BUT just to make life interesting, the Decca 7164 label says in the small print above the title: "Vocal Blues with/ Piano & Guitar/ Vocal Blues/ by Kokomo Arnold" Which is confusing, to say the least. But I suspect the second "Vocal Blues" isn't supposed to be there. The words are over four lines, and I think they were supposed to be three lines saying "Vocal Blues with/Piano & Guitar by Kokomo Arnold".

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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2019, 10:40:08 AM »
On the Honey Dripper, the last line of the second verse is:

don't you let nobody fool with your honeycomb but me

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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2019, 03:04:38 PM »
Thanks Richard. I think you finished the song now.

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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2019, 04:56:16 AM »
Cheers Harry - just been learning the lyrics to sing with friends, and your efforts have been a good time saver - thanks! :-)

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Re: Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2019, 05:36:04 AM »
Cheers Harry - just been learning the lyrics to sing with friends, and your efforts have been a good time saver - thanks! :-)

I saw it on Youtube, sounds good.

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