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Offline banjochris

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #150 on: May 22, 2011, 07:06:35 PM »
But the father makes that money by the roll for the women for to shine their soul.
Bitter experience has taught me to steer clear of lyric debates but I'd venture this:

But the father makes that money by the roll for womens know shine is gold.

Now where's Chris when one needs him?  :)

Very sleepy today! But I think that's right too!

PS I think 5th verse of "Stomp Down Rider" the missing bit is "I admire"

Offline Gumbo

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #151 on: May 23, 2011, 04:46:10 AM »
thanks Chris
i keep thinking i hear an 'L' in admire which is throwing me
also in verse 3 does honey chill sound right? i guess it is like chil' but it sounds like chill to me



here is You Were Born to Die with some tricky bits!

Ah play that thing boy
I know you're blue

? me a black ?

Don't want no woman
that run around
stay out in the street
act like a fan foot clown

refrain:
You made me love you
and you made me cry
you should remember that you were born to die

some scream high yellah
some says black and brown
I got black woman
she's sweetest woman in town

refrain
play it now for me!
ah do it Auburn Avenue gals ?

Come home this morning
face full of frown
I know by that baby
you been running 'round

refrain

now look here woman
give me your right hand
I go to my woman
you go to your man

refrain

edited for suggestions below
« Last Edit: July 16, 2020, 05:44:22 PM by Johnm »

Offline maddoggirl

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #152 on: May 23, 2011, 07:47:59 AM »
I'm pretty sure the second verse says

'Some scream high yeller
Some says black and brown'

Bit stumped by the first verse though...
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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #153 on: May 23, 2011, 08:54:33 AM »
Don't want no woman that ride around
Stay out in the street acting like a SAND foot clown

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #154 on: May 23, 2011, 12:58:46 PM »
Don't want no woman that ride around
Stay out in the street acting like a SAND foot clown


I'm pretty sure this is

Don't want no woman that RUN around
Stay out in the street ACT like a FAN-FOOT clown

The "fan-foot" referring to the typical duckfooted clown shoes on a clown, presumably, as opposed to a sand-foot woman.

McTell himself sings a similar verse in Your Time to Worry:

I don't want no woman go and run around
And drink her whisky and act like a fan-foot clown

Offline Gumbo

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #155 on: May 23, 2011, 01:29:32 PM »
thanks guys and gals
it's pretty clearly fan foot in both versions of time to worry ( i love that slower one!)
well spotted uncle bud.
there's not much on google about either fan-foot or sand-foot clowns - this thread is in the top three for both!

I missed the call at the instrumental break which sounds like
"Ah do it Auburn Avenue gals"

Still can't figure that call at the beginning though.
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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #156 on: June 15, 2011, 12:46:15 PM »
Your Time to Worry. B.W.McTell & Curley Weaver 1933



I don?t need nothing but my overalls, I done trimmed these women and they bound to fall
Your time to worry, my time to live alone, but your reckless disposition, Mama, drove your daddy way from home

I don?t want no woman, goin? to run around, and drink her whiskey, act like a fanfoot clown
Your time to worry, my time to live alone, your reckless disposition, baby, drove a good man away from home

I don?t want no woman with face like a natural man, when she come to your home there?ll be trouble in the land
But let it be her time to worry, my time to live alone, your reckless disposition drove your daddy way from home

Break

Now woman if I had your heart in my hand, I would teach you exactly how to treat a real good man
Because it?s your time to worry, my time to live alone, your reckless disposition drove a good man way from home

I tried to treat you good, tried to treat you right, but you stayed off me woman both day and night
Now it?s your time to worry, my time to live alone, your reckless disposition, honey, drove a good man way from home

Now it?s a mighty sad story, misunderstood, everybody in Atlanta, in my neighborhood
Say it?s your time to worry, my time to live alone, your reckless disposition drove a good man way from home
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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #157 on: June 15, 2011, 01:20:47 PM »
While I'm at it.....




Savannah Mama B.W.McTell 1933

Instr. verse

Mmmmm, Lawdy, lawdy, lawd
Mmmmm, Lawdy, lawdy, lawd
The woman I love treats me just like a dog

I love you baby but your ways I just can?t stand
I love you mama but your ways I just can?t stand
Say, you walked away and left me good girl, with another man

Goin back to Savannah mama, sign my initials down
Goin back to Savannah mama, sign my initials down
Atlanta mens all hate me mama, and the women don?t want me round

Goin back to Savannah baby, write my initials on the wall
Goin back to Savannah mama, write my initials on the wall
Cause you know Georgia women don?t mean me no good at all

Play that thing low and lonesome boy!
Instr. verse

Mmmmm, baby it?s hard, it?s hard, it?s hard
Aah, baby ain?t it hard, ain?t it hard, ain?t it hard
I?d like to love you baby but your good man?s got me barred
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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #158 on: July 03, 2011, 06:56:34 AM »
I just followed a link posted by JohnLeePimp to a Bukka White recording where he mentions (at about 33s) sand feet women, and how they might cut his throat ...


just saying!
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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #159 on: July 03, 2011, 07:14:34 AM »
Yes, it's been in the weenie quote oracle for many years. Still fan-foot clown though.  :P

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #160 on: July 03, 2011, 07:23:50 AM »
yep i agree on the fan foot in McTell's lyrics

i just thought it was worth mentioning (and i've never seen it pop up in the Weenie quote server oracle thingy! Honest!)

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #161 on: February 23, 2012, 02:00:41 AM »
Hello there,

I try to write down some lyrics of "Don't forget it". Does anyone of you get the lyrics.
As English is not my mother tongue I understand let's say 60 % of the song but even if i get "the big picture", it's quite difficult for me.



Thanks! 8)

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #162 on: February 23, 2012, 02:44:29 AM »
I was going to nip off to work but then i listened and it's such a great song i had to listen again .... :D

Don't Forget It
recorded informally in 1956 in Ed Rhodes' music store. McTell's last session.

Yeah Hello Central give me 2-8-9
I wants to talk to that little angel of mine
Y'hello sugar bunch is this you?
called you to find out what you're  goin-a do
you left your daddy early in the fall
don't come back now don't you come back at all
I love you sugar I swear that's true
don't want your papa then the hell with you
don't forget it, don't forget it
please answer lil angel, tell me what you're goin-a do

I hate to tell it on the telephone
done got tired of lingerin' all alone
days are lonesome and the nights get long
ain't had no right lovin' since you been gone
don't forget it, don't forget it
please answer hot mama, tell me what you're going-a do

sweet and slow
shake me sugar mama til i don't wanna go
an' don't forget it, don't forget it
please answer hot mama, tell me what you're going-a do

play it

gotta put your arms around me like a circle round the sun
stop and think fast i want my lovin done
take time sugar and ease my misery
get right talk baby talk to me
don't forget it, don't forget it
please answer hot mama, tell me what you're going-a do

y'know this is about the last thing i've gotta say
hang up the receiver and be on your way
hurry home woman and love me with a thrill
if you don't some other woman will
don't forget it, don't forget it
please answer pretty mama, tell me what you're going-a do

EDITED to pick up corrections from frankie, below
« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 10:06:15 AM by Gumbo »

Offline Maikel

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #163 on: February 23, 2012, 02:59:40 AM »
Wow ! Such a quick response. Thanks a lot!!

And you 're right the song is amazing.  ;D

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #164 on: February 23, 2012, 05:49:35 AM »
a couple of suggestions:

Yeah Hello sister give me 2-8-9

HELLO CENTRAL give me 2-8-9

Y'hello sugar but sug?that's you

HELLO sugar BUNCH, IS THIS you?

take time sugar needs? my misery

take time sugar AND EASE my misery

 


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