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Online harry

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #255 on: September 16, 2020, 05:04:45 AM »
Thanks Taft and Harriet. I was far from sure on 2.3.

1.1 "live" vs "well". I can't decide. I'll keep my first draft for now.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2020, 05:16:25 AM by harry »

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #256 on: September 16, 2020, 06:28:05 AM »
Hi Harry, I think you have it right with "live".
« Last Edit: September 16, 2020, 06:58:19 AM by Johnm »

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #257 on: September 16, 2020, 02:44:59 PM »
For 4.3 I'd suggest it beginning with:
It'll make you cuss at the judge in the courthouse...

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #258 on: September 16, 2020, 10:06:49 PM »
I'd suggest slightly differently:

It'll make you cuss OUT A judge in the courthouse...

"Cuss out" is pretty common usage and sounds right to my ears.

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #259 on: September 17, 2020, 09:16:33 AM »
Could be "cuss out" although it sounds more like "at" to my ears. It's definitely "the" before judge, though.
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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #260 on: September 17, 2020, 01:47:54 PM »
Yep, "It'll make you cuss out the judge in the courthouse..."

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #261 on: September 17, 2020, 03:26:04 PM »
Thanks for the help.

I had "judge" originally cause it made the most sense.
I still hear "Jack" but that's probably just McTell's speech. I thought maybe "Jack" was slang for a courthouse employee or something like that.

I made the change; "It'll make you cuss out the judge in the courthouse".

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #262 on: September 26, 2020, 05:58:31 AM »
Little Delia

Blind Willie McTell - Guitar, Vocals

Ca. november 1949
Atlanta, Georgia





Delia Delia how can it be
Say you love those rounders and don't love me
Now sheís one more rounder gone

Delia Delia see that I`m all alone
Some of you rounders goin' to pay my way back home
Cause sheís one more rounder gone

Sitting on the housetop high as I could see
Say you love those rounders and (don't) love me
But sheís one more rounder gone

Delia's poor mother took a little trip out west
When she returned little Delia was lyin' in rest
But sheís one more rounder gone

Delia's mother weeped Delia's father moaned
They wouldn't-a hated it so bad if that child had died at home
But sheís all I got is gone

Delia was a gambler wandered all around
She was one girl never let the deal go down
But sheís one more rounder gone

Rubber-tire buggy double-seated hack
Took little Delia to the cemetery but failed to bring her back
But sheís one more rounder gone

Delia was a gambler wandered all around
She was one girl never let the deal go down
But sheís one more rounder gone

Delia lookin' high Kenny lookin' low
Shot poor Delia down with that hateful forty-four
But sheís one more rounder gone

Delia Delia take no one's advice
Last word I heard her say was Jesus Christ
But sheís one more rounder gone

Kenny heís in the bar room drinking up the silver cup
Deliaís sheís in the graveyard may not never wake up
But sheís one more rounder gone

Judge said to Kenny what was that fuss about
On account of them gamblers tryiní to put me out
But sheís one more rounder gone

Judge said to Kenny Iím gonna tell you the natural fact
Son you go stay Ďtil little Delia come back
Cause sheís one more rounder gone
« Last Edit: September 26, 2020, 02:27:39 PM by harry »

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #263 on: September 26, 2020, 07:38:00 AM »
V2:See that I`m all alone.
V3:High as I could see
V5:They wouldn`t a hated so bad
V6 and 8:Wandered all around.
last verse:Son you gon`to  stay

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #264 on: September 26, 2020, 11:04:31 AM »
Hi Harry,
I  have a couple of places I'm hearing slightly differently:

   2.2 Some of you rounders GOIN' TO pay my way back home
   5.2 They WOULDN'T-A hated it so bad if their child had dies at home
   7.1 A rubber-TIRED buggy, a double-seated hack
   9.1 Delia lookin' high, CULLY lookin' low
   11.1 CULLY, he's in the bar-room, drinkin' up, silver cup
   12.2 "On ACCOUNT of them gamblers, tryin' to put me out"

These are in addition to the ones Lyndvs posted. McTell was really inconsistent in how he pronounced the name of Delia's murderer. In some verses, it sounds like Cully, in others, Kenny. In most other versions of the song, he is called Cooley.

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #265 on: September 26, 2020, 02:33:16 PM »
Thanks both,

I still doubt on the last verse. I keep 7.1 and keep "Kenny".

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #266 on: September 27, 2020, 06:41:47 AM »
Going back to "Bell Street Lightnin" I must agree with Wax,

"It'll make you cuss out a judge in the courthouse"

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #267 on: October 14, 2020, 05:00:53 PM »
Your Time to Worry

Blind Willie McTell Ė Vocals, Guitar

April 25, 1935
Chicago, Illlinois





I done told you mama right from the start
I ain't goní let the one woman break my heart
Your time to worry my time to be alone
Your reckless disposition done drove your good man away from home

I told you in my days things Iíd do
Go out and work hard and bring my money home to you
Your time to worry my time to be alone
Your reckless disposition done drove your good man away from home

You drink your whiskey run around
Get out in the street now like a fanfoot clown
Your time to worry my time to be alone
Your reckless disposition done drove your good man away from home

Went out with you baby tryiní to treat you right
Iím drinking whiskey woman and drunk all night
Your time to worry my time to be alone
Your reckless disposition done drove your good man away from home

Need not come here pleadin' holding up your hand
I got myself a woman you better get yourself a man
Your time to worry my time to be alone
Your reckless disposition done drove your good man away from home

Leave me alone baby best you can do
I would have been a murderer if I'd a fooled around with you
Your time to worry my time to be alone
Your reckless disposition done drove your good man away from home

Now go ahead baby leave me alone
Mess around with you the chain gang will be my home
Your time to worry my time to be alone
Your reckless disposition done drove your good man away from home
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 05:04:02 PM by harry »

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #268 on: October 18, 2020, 09:26:31 AM »
It's A Good Little Thing


Blind Willie McTell - Vocals, Guitar
Curley Weaver Ė Vocals (2), Guitar

September 14, 1933
New York City, New York





Looka here mama just a word or two
Could I get you to let's goo loo loo
Cause itís a good little thing and itís a good little thing
And itís a good little thing and itís just right for me

Look here mama just don't stop
I ain't goní be your other man's stumbling block
Cause itís a good little thing itís a good little thing
And itís a good little thing itís just right for me

Wait just a minute let's get this right
We're going goo-a looing tilí broad daylight
Cause itís a good little thing and itís a good little thing
And itís a good little thing and itís just right for me

Going to Savannah make some jack
Hold that cat tilí I get back
And itís a good little thing and itís a good little thing
And itís a good little thing and itís just right for me

What is that mama you got in that sack
It's got hair on it and I believe it's a cat
And itís a pretty little thing and itís a good little thing
And itís a good little thing and itís just right for me

Well it looks pretty much like Santy Claw
Best little somethiní Iíve ever saw
And itís a good little thing itís a good little thing
And itís a good little thing and itís just right for me

Look here mama just like a log
She getís to shook it like a shaggy dog
Cause itís a good little thing and itís a good little thing
And itís a good little thing and itís just right for me

« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 04:04:38 PM by harry »

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Re: Blind Willie McTell lyrics
« Reply #269 on: October 18, 2020, 10:07:00 AM »
Sandy Clark=Santa Claus(Willie pronounces it Santy Claw).

 


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