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Frank Hovington Lyrics
« on: February 04, 2014, 06:57:49 PM »
Hi all,
Delaware Blues musician Frank Hovington was recorded by Dick Spottswood and Bruce Bastin on July 5 and 6, 1975.  the resulting music has been issued on a CD on the Flywright label.  One of the songs on the CD is an especially nice version of "Where Can I Go But To The Lord", which Frank played in C in standard tuning.  His arrangement has a lot of nice touches.  Roi Geyari put up a video of Frank's performance at youtube, and I'll attach it here.  Thanks, Roi!



SOLO X 2

Where could I go, where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend, save me in the end
Oh, where could I go but to the Lord

(Guitar)
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend, save me in the end
Oh, where could I go but to the Lord

Went to the rock, to hide my face
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Rock cried out, "There's no hiding place."
Oh, where could I go but to the Lord

SOLO

Where could I go, where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend, save me in the end
Oh, where could I go but to the Lord

Went to the rock, to hide my face
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Rock cried out, "There's no hiding place."
Oh, where could I go but to the Lord

How could I go, where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend, save me in the end
Oh, where could I go but to the Lord

SOLO

How could I go, how could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend, save me in the end
Oh, where could I go but to the Lord

All best,
Johnm





« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 04:13:39 PM by Johnm »

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Re: Frank Hovington Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 04:47:29 PM »
Hi all,
Frank Hovington's "Lonesome Road Blues" is one of the great groove tunes recorded in the style.  Frank played it out of E position in standard tuning, and one of the interesting things about it is that his signature lick is like an E standard version of the signature lick that Jimmy Lee Williams played in Vestapol in his song, "Have You Ever Seen Peaches?".  The timing of the two licks is identical , as are the treble note choices relative to the scale in which each of them is playing.  Frank's form is very loose, he moves the phrasing around as he feels it, from verse to verse.  I love his singing--he has such attitude.  Here is "Lonesome Road Blues":



INTRO SOLO

Look down, whooo, look down, baby, way down that lonesome road
Hear daddy cryin', babe, down, look down, well, well, way down that lonesome road
Whooo, I was setting' here, wondering, have I gotta reap everything that I sow

Honey, when I live on the road, babe, babe, whooooo, I declare I was a happy man
Hear daddy cryin', babe, live on that road, well, I declare I was a happy man
Mmmmm, I cooked my meat in a can, baby, well, I baked my bread in a pan

Honey, that were way back, baby, in the moist and foggy days
Hear daddy cryin', babes, way back, babe, well, well, in the moist and foggy days
Whooo, I thought I was happy then, but now I feel like I been throwed away

Hear them hound dogs howlin',  whooo, and the rooster's crowin' for the break, break of day
Hear daddy cryin', baby, hound dogs howlin', well, well, the rooster's crowin' for the break, break of day
Mmmm, don't the train sound lonesome when it's taking your baby away

Honey, said I'm going to the bottom, whooo, get my boot, boots and shoes
Oh, I'm going to the bottom, well, well, get my boot, boots and shoes
Yeah, I'm gonna rock away from here, just as long as I keep these blues

Well, said, the cat's got the measles, whooo, and my dog got the whooping cough
Hey, my cat's got the measles, well, well, my dog got the whooping a-cough
Yeah, doggone any man, well, let a woman to be his boss

Well, said I heared a mighty rumblin', whooo, well, well, deep down in the ground
Oh, I heared a mighty rumblin', well, well, deep down in the ground
Oh, it must been the devil, well, he's chainin' my good gal down

Look down, whooo, way down, baby, way down that lonesome road
Hear daddy cryin', babe, now look down, well, well, way down that lonesome road
Mmmm, sittin' here, wondering, have I gotta reap everything that I sow

SOLO

All best,
Johnm     
 

 

« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 04:53:22 PM by Johnm »

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Re: Frank Hovington Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 09:10:07 AM »
Hi all,
I was surprised to find a version of "Go Down, Moses" by Frank Hovington on youtube--surprised because it didn't seem like the sort of song he might play, but sing and play it he does, backing himself out of E position in standard tuning.  He phrases the song very freely, and it is the sort of thing that would be next to impossible to copy convincingly--good!  Here it is:



INTRO

Go down, Moses, go way down, way down in Egypt land
And tell old, tell old Pharaoh, "Let my, let my people go."

Now, when Moses was down in Egypt land, prayed so hard 'til he could not stand
Go down, Go down, Moses, go way down in Egypt land
And tell old, tell old Pharaoh, "Let my people go."

Who's that comin', all dressed in red?  Well, it must be the children that Moses led
Go down, go down, Moses, go way down in Egypt land
And tell old, old Pharaoh, "Let my, let my people go."

Who's that comin', all dressed in white?  Must be the children called the Israelites
Go down, Moses, go way down, way down in Egypt land
And tell old, tell old Pharaoh, "Tell me, we can rest, let my people go."

Well, it rained forty days and it rained forty nights, children Moses led was called the Israelites
Go down, go down, Moses, go way down, way down in Egypt land
And tell old, tell old Pharaoh, "Let my, we can rest, let my people go."

All best,
Johnm

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