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Author Topic: William Stewart Lyrics  (Read 232 times)

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Offline coco

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William Stewart Lyrics
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:54:46 AM »
This here is a number directly influenced by Lemon Jeferson style, I can recognize the A position kinda tune but it's clearly an F.  Could be an open G tuning as well...

I would like to get the lyrics right, so I woul appreciate some help.

(I've found this tune in Spotify, in the MEMPHIS BLUES) (Important Postwar Blues compilation)

William Stewart - They Call Me Talkin' Boy


Woke up this mornin with the blues all around my bed
Woke up this mornin the blues all around my bed
...???she?s my partner??? the blues all around my bed

call me talkin? boy, boy that is understood?
call me talkin? boy man that is understood
every morning, my name is w???

Lord tell me baby what?s been the matter with you
tell me mama what?s been the matter with you
must be somethin? baby it may not harm you?

I wonder I wonder why that I can?t get no mail
I wonder I wonder I wonder I can?t get no mail
Gonna leave here tomorrow baby I?ll be hard to find?






Offline Lastfirstface

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Re: William Stewart Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 10:17:05 AM »
Sounds like Spanish tuning right a G to me.

The end of the second verse is:

"That ain't my name, my name is William Stewart"


Offline Johnm

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Re: William Stewart Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 11:09:12 AM »
Hi all,
Here is a youtube clip of the song--sorry, it may not be viewable to non-U. S. weenies:



All best,
Johnm

Offline Johnm

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Re: William Stewart Lyrics
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 12:12:56 PM »
Hi all,
Coco requested help with transcribing the lyrics on William Stewart's "They Call Me Talkin' Boy" a while ago, and the transcription was never completed.  Stewart did play the piece in Spanish tuning, as Lastfirstface surmised.

SOLO

Woke up this mornin', with blues all 'round my bed
Woke up this mornin', blues all 'round my bed
Went to eat my breakfast, blues all 'round my bread

Call me Talkin' Boy, but that is understood
Call me Talkin' Boy, believe that's understood
That ain't my name, my name is William John Stewart

Lord, tell me, baby, what's gettin' the matter with you?
Tell me, mama, what's gettin' the matter with you?
Must be something, women, weighin' on you

I wonder, wonder why that I can't get no mail
I wonder, wonder why that I can't get no mail
Gon' leave here, I'll be there rockin', it be hard to find

All best,
Johnm