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Author Topic: Uncle Bud Walker - Look Here Mama Blues lyrics help!  (Read 623 times)

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Offline coco

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Uncle Bud Walker - Look Here Mama Blues lyrics help!
« on: March 14, 2014, 06:09:37 PM »
This is what I have:

Uncle Bud Walker - Look Here Mama Blues


Hey mama, now... I wanna tell you, "what I knew about you"??
I tell you woman, "what I knew about you"??

I believe to my soul my gal got a black cat bone
I believe to my soul my gal got a black cat bone
"said when I leave it sure come creepin on"?

I wonder what's the matter with my rider here
I wonder what's the matter with my rider here
so you don't need my blues and drive me away from here

aaaaaaa... I ain't goin to sing this down, baby the way you turn me around
I met the blues mama, when the sun goes down
I declare to god I never take you down

I ain't gonna stay here mama ain't no worry
I ain't gonna stay here mama ain't no worry
I'm gonna leave up to the country buy me a rocking chair

Oh look a here mama, what do you try to do
Oh look a here mama, what do you try to do
I believe to my soul you, break my heart in two

(The last verse I don't know what he's singin', somethin about It rained five days..?,but the last line seem pretty clear it's:

-Aw let me tell you what I used to be

Thanks! :)

Offline coco

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Re: Uncle Bud Walker - Look Here Mama Blues lyrics help!
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 11:33:21 AM »
No reply? really? nobody?

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Re: Uncle Bud Walker - Look Here Mama Blues lyrics help!
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 12:08:58 PM »
Hi coco,
I'm not sure if I have a recording of "Look Here Mama Blues", but I will check when I'm in my teaching space this week, and if I hear anything that seems helpful, I will post it.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Uncle Bud Walker - Look Here Mama Blues lyrics help!
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014, 04:09:29 PM »
Hi coco,
I listened to a version of this song that was posted on youtube.  Much of what I heard is the same as what you heard.  There are a few differences:
For the intro I heard:
  Hey, mama, now
   I want to tell you, well, I know about him
   I tell you, mama, I don't know about you

In the fourth verse I heard:
   Ahhhhh, Ain't gonna sing this down, mama, the way you turn me 'round
   I feel those blues, mama, when the sun go down
   I declare to God, I'll never shake you down

Fifth verse I heard:
   I ain't gon' stay here, mama, and nowhere else
   I ain't gon' stay here, mama, and nowhere else
   I gonna live in the country, buy me a rocking chair, hey, hey

The last verse sounded like:
   It rained five days, all in the dark for me
   It rained five days, honey, dark with me
   Oh, let me tell you, what my used-to-be

Sorry this isn't more help.  Uncle Bud Walked was really country.

All best,
Johnm
 

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Re: Uncle Bud Walker - Look Here Mama Blues lyrics help!
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 04:26:55 PM »
Hi coco,

I listened as well and couldn't hear anything comprehensible in the problem spots. Like John said, Uncle Bud was definitely country. My username has given me no powers of interpretation here.  :(

Offline coco

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Re: Uncle Bud Walker - Look Here Mama Blues lyrics help!
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 12:59:09 PM »
Thank you folks,   it's the best approach we have by the way, I been tryin to learn the guitar work and I'm gonna try to play it with these lyrics.

Yeah he was really country!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2014, 01:01:15 PM by coco »