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Author Topic: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics  (Read 15496 times)

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Offline The Gloth

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #60 on: May 28, 2015, 03:26:05 PM »
Thank you, I edited ; just one or two words still to find. I guess it's "I used...", but used what ?

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #61 on: May 28, 2015, 05:05:55 PM »
I can't quite make it out but am wondering if it's partially a brand name. Sounds like one of the words could be Vicks.

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #62 on: May 28, 2015, 05:17:09 PM »
"Vicks Bags"?

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2015, 05:44:07 PM »
Could be, John. I recall my mom telling me about people wearing bags with garlic around their necks  and other folk remedies to open up the airways and sinuses back in the 20's in NE PA. I checked and came across "Asphidity Bags" that were worn around the neck. It's not a stretch to think that some people put Vicks in them as well.

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2015, 10:21:05 PM »
Could be "I have used Vicks Vap" (for Vicks Vaporub).

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics - Sweet Tomama
« Reply #65 on: April 26, 2016, 05:45:00 AM »
Big Bill covered this song which Frank Stokes had done, but at a much slower, almost draggy (in a good way) tempo.  Someone (presumably Big Bill, since the fiddling stops when the singing starts) plays real nice fiddle on this.  I cannot figure out the very last line.  Here's what I've got, any suggestions??

Here it is on Youtube:


Sweet tomama, sweet tomama
Where did you stay last night, pretty mama
Sweet tomama, where did you stay last night
Said when you come home pretty baby the sun was shining bright

You left home this morning, left home this morning,
sun was shining bright pretty mama
You left home this morning, sun was shining bright
Mama that?s why that I?m asking you, where did you stay last night

Run here mama, run here mama,
tell me what you gwine to do, pretty mama
Run here mama, tell me what you gwine to do
You said you gotta give me some money, yes and some loving too

My car needs crankin?, my car needs crankin?,
ain?t got no gasoline pretty mama
My car needs crankin?, ain?t got no gasoline
Just as soon as I get my money, I will be (soon unseen????)

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #66 on: April 26, 2016, 06:03:33 AM »
Hi Suzy,
I think it is "I will be seldom seen".  I've heard that line sung elsewhere, too.
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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #67 on: April 26, 2016, 08:50:11 PM »
John, I knew I could count on you!  Thanks very much.

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #68 on: July 18, 2017, 12:24:27 PM »
Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out Big Bill's "Too Too Train Blues". This is what I've got. Any corrections are welcome. Thanks. Pan.

Too Too Train Blues  -Big Bill Broonzy

Lord, my baby leaving this morning,
Gwine catch that Too Too Train.
Said my baby leaving this morning,
Gwine catch that Too Too Train.
Lord when she got on board,
She almost addled my brain.

Oh Lord, I hear that whistle blow.
Oh baby, I hear that whistle blow.
Said she blow just like,
She ain?t gonna blow no more.

Solo

Said that Too Too Train is coming.
Lord I?m goin? get on board.
Babe, that Too Too Train is coming.
Lord I?m goin? get on board.
And what I?ve got on my mind,
No one in this world does know.
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Down in trouble, been blue as I can be.
Down in trouble, been blue as I can be.
I get there feeling lonesome,
Thinking the way you treated me.




Edited as kindly suggested by Banjochris.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 03:58:53 PM by Pan »

Offline banjochris

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2017, 02:08:44 PM »
You pretty much have it, Pan. A few corrections/suggestions:

That YouTube video sounds like the speed is a hair off, on the slow side.

Last half of the last line of verse 1 is:
She almost addled my brain

Last half of the last line of verse 3 is:
No one in this world does know

First and second lines of verse 4 are
Down in trouble

and finally
I get there feeling lonesome.

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #70 on: July 18, 2017, 03:54:55 PM »
Thanks Chris! Very much appreciated! I made the changes.

Cheers,

Pan

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Big Bill Broonzy "Come Home Early"
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2019, 02:35:51 AM »
Hi everyone, I'm trying to understand what Big Bill sings in his "Come Home Early". Here's what I get:

If you wanna have fun baby I ??want you too??
Come on baby I'll tell just what to do if you come
home early (x2)
please come home early in the morning babe
please ??turn my dumper down??

Got what you need girl you don't have to buy
come homer baby you will be satisfied
chorus

don't be scared girl it won't bite
??my dumper was made to feelin' (feel it) , ain't expired??
chorus

my ??dump rider stove get hot??
come home babe you know exactly what I've got
chorus

(play Bob..)

pipe on my stove is long and straight
tell me baby how long will I have to wait
I need you early...

Bye bye babe I'm gon' tell you farewell
you'll may be happy girl but you'll never ??feel it well??
'cause I'm leaving early...yes I'm gon leave early this morning 'cause you won't turn ?my dumper down?

Thank you everyone for helping me :)
 
« Last Edit: January 24, 2019, 05:06:36 AM by Ale_Buster_Ponti »

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy "Come Home Early"
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2019, 09:27:21 AM »
Hi Ale_Buster_Ponti,
I'll see if I can get your missing places.  I'll just do the whole song, I think.

Want to have fun, baby, I want you to
Come home, baby, I'll tell you just what to do, if you
REFRAIN:  Come home early, hoo-baby, come home early
Please come home early in the mornin', baby, please turn my damper down

Got what you need, gal, you don't have to buy
Come home, baby, you will be satisfied, if you
REFRAIN:  Come home early, hoo-baby, come home early
Yeah, come home early in the mornin', baby, please turn my damper down

Don't be scared, gal, it won't bite
My damper's made to fit an eight-inch pipe, if you
REFRAIN:  Come home early, hoo-baby, come home early
Yeah, come home early in the mornin', baby, please turn my damper down

My damper 'rive, gal, my stove get hot
Come home, baby, you know exactly what I've got, if you
REFRAIN:  Come home early, hoo-baby, come home early
Please come home early in the mornin', baby, please turn my damper down

SOLO (Spoken: Play it, Bob!)

Pipe on my stove is long and straight
Tell me, baby, how long will I have to wait
REFRAIN:  I need you early, hoo-babe, I want you early
Yeah, I want you early in the mornin', baby, please turn my damper down

Bye-bye, babe, I'm gon' tell you, "Fare thee well"
You may be happy, gal, but you'll never feel it well, 'cause I'm
REFRAIN:  Leavin' early, yeah, babe, I'm goin' early
Yes, I'm gon' leave early this mornin', baby, 'cause you won't turn my damper down

I hope this helps.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy "Come Home Early"
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2019, 09:37:26 AM »
Thank you so much Johnm. Yes, damper makes more sense!

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2019, 10:08:13 AM »
Hi Ale_Buster_Ponti,
I'm glad that helped. I merged the thread into the Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics thread.
All best,
Johnm