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Author Topic: Tommie Bradley/James Cole Lyrics  (Read 5738 times)

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LoneWolf

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Tommie Bradley/James Cole Lyrics
« on: March 10, 2007, 03:05:05 AM »
Can someone please help me with the lyrics to that great song?

Offline Pan

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Adam And Eve, T. Bradley - J. Cole help needed.
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 01:34:14 PM »
Hi

I'm working on this one, and could use some help, as english is not my strong point. I'll include an mp3 to listen.

Adam And Eve

Tommie Bradley voc, gtr; James Cole vln; Eddie Dimmit mand; Richmond Ind., 27 September 1930


Adam and Eve, they?re in the Garden of Eden,
Surely must?ve shook that thing.
Adam and Eve,they?re in the Garden of Eden,
Surely must?ve shook that thing,
Because Adam said to Eve: ?You think you?re so cute,
You wouldn?t give me none of that forbidden fruit.?
Adam and Eve, they?re at the Garden of Eden,
Surely must?ve shook that thing, oh Lord,
Surely must?ve shook that thing.

Adam and Eve, they?re at the Garden of Eden,
Surely must?ve shook that thing.
Adam and Eve,they?re in the Garden of Eden,
Surely must?ve shook that thing.
They had one that's named Abel, one that's named Cain,
You know by that they must?ve shook that thing.
Adam and Eve, they?re at the Garden of Eden,
Surely must?ve shook that thing, oh Lord,
Surely must?ve shook that thing.

Here are the chord changes as far as I can tell:


||: C |  C Am7 | D7 G7 | C |

| C | C Am7 | D7 | G7 |

| C | C7(/Bb) | F(/A) | Fm(/Ab) |

| C |  C Am7 | D7 G7 | C  Am7 |

| D7 G7 | C :||

Thanks for any help

Pan

Edited as kindly suggested by dj


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Re: Adam And Eve, T. Bradley - J. Cole help needed.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 02:31:25 PM »
"They had one that's named Abel, one that's named Cain
You know by that they must've shook that thing.
Adam and Eve..."

I think everywhere you have "shooken", you should have "shook".

"English is not your strong point", eh?  You write better English than I do.   :) 

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Re: Adam And Eve, T. Bradley - J. Cole help needed.
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007, 02:38:42 PM »
Thank you dj!

I edited my post accordingly.

Gratefully yours :)

Pan

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Re: Adam And Eve, T. Bradley - J. Cole help needed.
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2007, 10:48:15 PM »
If this is for performance or anything, you might want to fill it out with verses from Bogus Ben Covington (banjo, vocal, harmonica; 1928):

When Adam and Eve was in the Garden of Eden
They must have shook that thing
Well the leaves started fallin'
The snake started crawlin'
He must have give her a diamond ring
Adam said to Eve, "You just won't wait
Till I get out of this garden gate."
When Adam and Eve was in the Garden of Eden
They must have shook that thing

When Adam and Eve was in the Garden of Eden
They must have shook that thing
Well the leaves started fallin'
The snake started crawlin'
He must have give her a diamond ring
Eve said to Adam, "If you care for me
You'll eat this fruit from the Forbidden Tree."
When Adam and Eve was in the Garden of Eden
They must have shook that thing

When Adam and Eve was in the Garden of Eden
They must have shook that thing
Well the leaves started fallin'
The snake started crawlin'
He must have give her a diamond ring
Eve said to Adam, "Go sleep in the crib,"
Adam said to Eve, "I'm gon' sleep with my rib."
When Adam and Eve was in the Garden of Eden
They must have shook that thing

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Re: Adam And Eve, T. Bradley - J. Cole help needed.
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 03:51:18 AM »
Thanks for the extra verses BB.

With only two verses, the song is quite short. especially if you play alone.

Cheers

Pan :)

p.s. I also must check out Bogus Ben Covington, who is knew to me.

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Re: Adam And Eve, T. Bradley - J. Cole help needed.
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 02:41:05 PM »
Nothing to do with this song, but Adam and Eve were quite popular lyric wise, I recall they get a mention in Ellington's Chocolate Shake and can't I place the exact tune but Louis Jordan gives them a plug as well  :o
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Adam And Eve, T. Bradley - J. Cole help needed.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 01:24:05 AM »
Except I think Bradley screws up the lyrics in the second verse. He sings: "They had one named Cable, one named Nate..." instead of Abel and Cain, which would have been Biblically correct and rhymed better. I don't want to demean his knowledge about Adam and Eve's kids' names. I think it's an easy mistake to make, since usually Cain comes first in the pairing -- he combines Cain and Abel into "Cable" and then does the best with what's left!

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Window Pane Blues by Tommie Bradley
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 01:30:18 PM »
Hi folks, Trying to decipher the words -- the fiddle part is so cool!!  Please give a listen and let me know if you hear something different.  Some of what I think I hear doesn't make any sense at all!
Thanks,
Suzy

Lord when I got up this morning, snow was on my window pane
I got up this morning, snow was on my window pane
I couldn?t even see my baby, Couldn?t even hear her name

Lawd and my baby?s leaving, Cryin? won?t make her stay
My baby?s leaving, cryin? won?t make her stay
Lord if I?m with you now, cry myself away

Lord and my room looks so lonesome, since my baby?s been gone
My room looks lonesome, since
Lord I ain?t got nobody, that I can call my own

Baby that you didn?t come to see me, Mama when I had so long
You didn?t come to see me, Babe when I had so long
If it?s in love with you baby, I would?ve been dead and gone

And you ain?t no good woman,You don?t mean no man no good
You no good woman, don?t mean no man no good
Lord if I don?t love you, I would not if I could


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Re: Window Pane Blues by Tommie Bradley
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 01:42:31 PM »
Verse 2 line 3 I hear as closer to "Lord if crying would do nice, cry myself away" but that doesn't make much more sense either. I hear the rest as you've transcribed.


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Re: Window Pane Blues by Tommie Bradley
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 02:31:39 PM »
Nice! What album is this from?

I agree with the
1.3 Lord if crying would do ?? cry myself away

3.2 is missing the "my baby?s been gone"

4.3 If IT'D BEEN love with ...

5.2 You'RE A NO ...
5.3 Lord N if I don't love you, I would not if i could


what a wonderfully obtuse set of lyrics - that 5.3 is the icing on the cake!

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Re: Window Pane Blues by Tommie Bradley
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 06:20:32 PM »
It's from the Document "Tommie Bradley-James Cole Groups" CD, and it may also be on one of the Old Hat CDs (either "Violin sing the blues" or "He sure do pull some bow") but I can't remember right now.

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Re: Window Pane Blues by Tommie Bradley
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 06:43:45 PM »
It's on Violin, Sing...

Also appears on JSP, A Richer Tradition and on Tompkins Square, People Take Warning, disc Man Vs Man

Verse 2 line 3 I hear as closer to "Lord if crying would do nice, cry myself away" but that doesn't make much more sense either. I hear the rest as you've transcribed.

I concur. The '??' word is tricky, I'm leaning toward 'nice' but not sure.

[edit: put a strikethough the Tompkins reference]
« Last Edit: May 08, 2013, 06:59:18 PM by Rivers »

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Re: Window Pane Blues by Tommie Bradley
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 06:55:27 PM »
Jeez that was quick, must be a weenie record. You are correct sir. Quick search on 'window pane' through iTunes without double checking.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2013, 07:00:51 PM by Rivers »

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Re: Window Pane Blues by Tommie Bradley
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 07:23:30 PM »
Maybe we should say that it isn't, but should be. I'll remove my post now that the correction has been made.

 


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