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Author Topic: Leroy Carr Lyrics  (Read 15733 times)

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Offline banjochris

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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #60 on: September 18, 2019, 04:40:17 PM »
I would transcribe it as
Here, and I stood at the station...

From the way Carr hesitates a bit, I would guess that he misspoke here, starting to sing the third verse, which basically starts with "Hear," realizes his mistake and goes on. Probably should have been "Went and I stood at the station."
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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2019, 04:45:43 PM »
Thank you Chris!

I'll make the change.

Cheers,

Pan

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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2019, 05:53:08 PM »
Hi Pan,
I think in those two verses it should be disgusted rather than disgusting, though he's very nasal on that last syllable and I could be wrong.  If he describes himself as disgusting, he's saying he makes other people sick, if he's disgusted, he's been made sick himself, if that makes any sense.
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« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2019, 07:02:40 PM »
Was just about to post the same thing, Johnm, 'til I turned the page and you'd beat me to it.

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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2019, 01:22:01 AM »
Thanks Johnm, and Waxwing.  I was wondering about that too. I'll make the change.

Cheers,

Pan

Hi Pan,
I think in those two verses it should be disgusted rather than disgusting, though he's very nasal on that last syllable and I could be wrong.  If he describes himself as disgusting, he's saying he makes other people sick, if he's disgusted, he's been made sick himself, if that makes any sense.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2020, 03:49:28 PM »
Hi all,
I've been working on an arrangement of (In The Evening) "When The Sun Goes Down" and was surprised to find that it had never been transcribed here.  It is a classic, and deservedly so.  It is so much harder to compose a blues with this kind of staying power than you might think, and Leroy Carr composed more than his fair share, often working with a woman friend who co-wrote with him.  What a soulful and beautiful singer he was!  Listening to his and Scrapper's original recording of the song, at https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11988.msg106309#msg106309 , where Gordon had selected it for a Song of the Month a while ago, I was surprised to find how up-tempo Leroy and Scrapper took it, for so many of the covers of it have been quite slow.  In any event, here are Leroy's lyrics.

INTRO

In the evening, in the evening, mama, when the sun goes down
In the evening, baby, when the sun goes down
Well, ain't it lonesome, ain't it lonesome, babe, when your lover's not around, when the sun goes down

Last night, I laid a-sleeping, I was thinking to myself
Last night I laid a-sleeping, I was thinking to myself
Well, wondering and thinking why the one that you love, will mistreat you for someone else, when the sun goes down

The sun rises in the East, and it sets up in the West
The sun rises in the East, mama, and it sets in the West
Well, it's hard to tell, hard to tell, which one will treat you the best, when the sun goes down

Hey-ey-ey-ah, hee-hoo-eee
Hey-ey-ey-ah, hee-hoo-oh
Hey-ey-ey-hi, hoo-oo-ee

Goodbye old sweethearts and pals, yes, I'm going away
But I may be back to see you again, some old rainy day
Well, in the evening, in the evening, babe, when the sun goes down, when the sun goes down

OUTRO

All best,
Johnm


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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2020, 12:49:26 PM »
How Long How Long Blues - Part 3

Leroy Carr - Vocals, Piano
Scrapper Blackwell - Guitar

19 December, 1928





How long babe how long
Must I sing my lonesome song
How long how how long baby how long

I have been waitin’ but the mailman leaves no mail
I’m just driftin’ like a ship without a sail
For how long how how long baby how long

Sometimes I think you love me and I feel so glad
But you stay away baby and then I feel so bad
For how long how how long baby how long

And then someday you’ll find me buried six feet under the ground
And you know it's because you quit me for I have my face turned down
For how long how how long baby how long

You went and left me baby and I'll do the best I can
But if you had to quit me why steal some other woman’s man
For how long how how long baby how long

Last night I heard a hound dog babe and I felt so blue
Cause I dreamt he was in the graveyard looking down at you
For how long how how long baby how long

Sometimes I get to dreaming that you’re coming back
And I go down to the station stand gazing up the track
For how long how how long baby how long
« Last Edit: May 18, 2020, 02:24:58 PM by harry »

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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2020, 11:18:28 AM »
Harry, some suggestions for your question marks:

And then is right

4.1 And you KNOW IT'S because...
Face is right

5.1 I'LL do the best I can

Dreamt is right

Gazing is right

Chris

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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2020, 02:22:33 PM »
Thanks Chris

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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2020, 01:10:08 PM »
Tired Of Your Low Down Ways

Leroy Carr - Vocals, Piano
Scrapper Blackwell - Guitar

December 19, 1928 in Chicago





Now listen baby do you think I'm gonna to be your dog all my life
You caused me to leave my happy home and my wife
And I've got tired of your low down dirty way
And when I leave you baby I'm going away to stay

I can tell baby when you want to throw me down
You always got business in some other end town
And I've got tired of your low down dirty way
And when I leave you baby I'm going away to stay

You know baby that I’m tired of your low down dirty way
You leave me at midnight and I don't see you 'til the break of day
And I ain't gonna stand none of that any more
I'm through with you and I'm through with you and I'm through for sure
And I've got tired of your low down dirty way
And when I leave you baby I'm going away to stay

I give you my money you left me cold in hand
You took my money give it to your other man
And I've got tired of your low down dirty way
And when I leave you baby I'm going away to stay

Worked all the summer and I worked all the fall
Come home and took my christmas in my overalls
Do you think baby that my heart is made of stone
I took you in when you didn't have no home
I fed you baby put the clothes on your back
Now you want to give your baby that wise old crack
And before I will stand that any more
I will pack my grip further down the road I'll go
And I've got tired of your low down dirty way
And when I leave you baby I'm going away to stay
« Last Edit: May 21, 2020, 07:15:24 AM by harry »

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Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Reply #70 on: May 21, 2020, 06:59:03 AM »
Thanks for posting "Tired of Your Lowdown Ways", Harry.  That is a great song and a ripping performance.  Wow!
All best,
Johnm

 


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