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Offline dj

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Re: I Got A Woman Crazy For Me / Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #120 on: February 14, 2013, 06:26:36 AM »
"fore you knock" is right on.  Thanks, Gumbo.

In 7.2, I transcribed "can't" because I think that's clearly the sense of the line.  But you're right, it sounds like Fuller starts to sing "can", realizes that's not it, and just sort of swallows the rest of the word.

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Re: I Got A Woman Crazy For Me / Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #121 on: February 14, 2013, 09:35:29 AM »
Great work, chaps. Great tune.
Now I'll get cracking on this one too.
New repertoire items seem to be cropping up almost daily of late.

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Three Ball Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #122 on: February 14, 2013, 01:15:19 PM »
   THREE BALL BLUES - BLIND BOY FULLER
 
 
 I been walkin? down the street,
 Yeah  somebody call me and I couldn?t Stop 

Yeah  somebody call me and I couldn?t Stop
 Yeah I was  broke an? I was hungry on my way to the Pawnshop
 
 Sez I went to the Pawnshop, great God with my shoes in my hand
 Sez I went to the Pawnshop, great God shoes in my hand
 said give me a loan Mr. Pawnshop man
 And Help me if you can
[/size]
[/size]Sez I called up in Burlington ask my boss man to help me if he please
 Sez I called up in Burlington want my boss man to help me if he please
 Say please hurry up and do something great God I?m ?bout to Freeze

[/size]
[/size]He wrote me and told me that as sure as one and two is three
 Hey He wrote me and told me that as sure as one and two is three
 Yeah that Pawnshop?s someday great God gonna come bindin? down on poor me

[/size]Sez I'm about to lose my home : I've done and lost my Car
[/size]Yeah I'm about to lose my home : I've done and lost my car
[/size]Yeah I'm going down to the pawnshop : see can I pawn my guitar[/font]
[/color][/size] [/font]
[/color][/size]Sez I asked that pawnshop man : what the three balls [/font]
[/color][/size]doing hanging on that wall
 Sez I asked that pawnshop man : what the three balls
[/font]
[/color][/size]doing hanging on that wall
 Sez it's two to one buddy : you don't get your things
[/font]
[/color][/size]back out of here at all[/font]
[/size][[Category:Lyrics]]I've done typography everywhere in most programs and I've NEVER seen formatting problems like this before...why God, Why? :(   
 
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Re: Three Ball Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #123 on: February 14, 2013, 01:42:10 PM »
Someone will have to let me know why a simple cut and paste became....FRANKENLYRIC! >:(
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Re: Three Ball Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #124 on: February 14, 2013, 03:00:13 PM »
you're just lucky, I guess...  here it is with the weird markup removed, spelling sorta standardized and weird transient capitalization purged. Marvelous blues in A, btw:

Three Ball Blues - Blind Boy Fuller

I been walkin? down the street, yeah somebody called me and I couldn?t Stop
Yeah  somebody called me and I couldn?t stop
Yeah I was broke an? I was hungry on my way to the pawnshop

Says I went to the Pawnshop, great God with my shoes in my hand
Says I went to the Pawnshop, great God, shoes in my hand
said give me a loan Mr. Pawnshop man, and Help me if you can

Says I called up in Burlington, ask my boss man to help me if he please
Says I called up in Burlington, want my boss man to help me if he please
Say please hurry up and do something, great God I?m ?bout to freeze

He wrote me and told me that as sure as one and two is three
Hey, he wrote me and told me that as sure as one and two is three
Yeah that pawnshop?s someday, great God, gonna come bindin? down on poor me

Says I'm about to lose my home, I've done and lost my car
Yeah I'm about to lose my home, I've done and lost my car
Yeah I'm going down to the pawnshop, see can I pawn my guitar

Says I asked that pawnshop man what the three balls doing hanging on that wall
Says I asked that pawnshop man what the three balls doing hanging on that wall
Says it's two to one buddy, you don't get your things back out of here at all

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Re: Three Ball Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #125 on: February 14, 2013, 04:22:47 PM »
Someone will have to let me know why a simple cut and paste became....FRANKENLYRIC! >:(

It's because the formatting info is embedded in what appears to be plain text. Running it through an intermediate step--copying it to another word processor, selecting/highlighting all the text and converting it to single font, size, and style and then saving it as a plain text file before re-copying it and pasting it into the Weenie message box should do the trick.

Edited to add: I'm using a PC running XP and I just ran it through WordPad, which is a relatively simple text processor. Other than retaining the formatting data ([/color][/size] [/font]), it solved the size problems. Let us know what you are running and the source of the text that caused the problems and maybe we can come up with a solution.

Here's a cleaned up version of the text that I presume is embedded in the security strip in the special 99% O'Muck $47 bill:

I've done typography everywhere in most programs and I've NEVER seen formatting problems like this before...why God, Why?

 :P
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Re: I Got A Woman Crazy For Me / Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #126 on: February 15, 2013, 12:08:54 PM »
I think it's:
For my dinner, I want to feel your legs.
PS. I'm basing this both on what I hear and the fact that the same lyric occurs in Meat Shakin' Woman,
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Re: I Got A Woman Crazy For Me / Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #127 on: February 15, 2013, 12:53:00 PM »
Right you are, Stumblin.  Thanks.  I should have thought of Meat Shakin' Woman when I was having trouble hearing the line.

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Re: I Got A Woman Crazy For Me / Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #128 on: February 15, 2013, 02:12:53 PM »
Thank you all very very much!!!! I'm starting to like this place ;)

Hey good job spotting the common verses with "meat shakin'" that's  some detective work right there  8)
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Re: I Got A Woman Crazy For Me / Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #129 on: February 16, 2013, 01:47:55 AM »
This and Meat Shakin' Woman are both great songs, Blind Boy Fuller is my hero!
Funny how whenever I'm called upon to discuss my musical idols and put Mr. Allen at the top of my list, people seem to react as though I'm talking about some obscure, unknown, unsuccessful nobody from a distant and irrelevant past. But that's another topic...

PS. What I meant to say is that it might be about time for someone to edit all the amendments together and repost the updated lyrics. If nothing else, it will prevent me from having to keep scrolling up & down the thread as I try to sew guitar & words together.
Has anyone else noticed how difficult it is to type when you're leaning over with a guitar in your lap?
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Re: I Got A Woman Crazy For Me / Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2013, 06:39:37 AM »
Quote
PS. What I meant to say is that it might be about time for someone to edit all the amendments together and repost the updated lyrics.

Hey, Stumblin, the version posted has all the corrections that have been suggested.

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Re: I Got A Woman Crazy For Me / Blind Boy Fuller
« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2013, 07:00:01 AM »
I stand corrected.
In my defence, I'm using a tiny netbook computer with a small screen; I sometimes miss stuff whilst scrolling up & down.
I trust there would be no problem with me copying & pasting the lyrics into a word processor document for educational purposes (so I can learn the words)? Good, because I'm doing it anyway.
I'm going to bruise my ribs with this typing over the guitar posture.

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #132 on: February 26, 2013, 06:11:28 AM »
Hi all,
I merged the two recent threads on "Three Balls Blues" and "I Got A Woman Crazy For Me" into the Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics thread, but left the post titles as they were in the original threads for ease of following the process.
All best,
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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #133 on: March 26, 2013, 07:22:26 AM »
Just a couple of late amendments, apologies in advance if I've missed any further updates.

I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy

I rattle every mornin', late at night
Meanwhile my rattlesnake mama don't 'low me out of her sight
Refrain...

I hear:
Reason (the "s" is almost silent, the two syllables are almost completely elided together, giving something like "Rea'n why") why my rattlesnake mama don't 'low me out of her sight

Meat Shaking Woman

Says I asked my woman, give me her smallest change
I said hey hey, give me her smallest change
And the dollars come shivin' down, baby just like drops of rain

I hear "And the dollars come showerin' down, baby just like drops of rain"

"Showerin'" seems to make more sense, if the dollars are to bear any resemblance to drops of rain.

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #134 on: March 26, 2013, 04:48:28 PM »
Blacksnakin' Jiver

I woke up this early morning mama
Someone was jiving me
And if you don?t want me mama
Drop that jivin? and let me be

I?m gonna to wake up some of these mornings
And going to be sore
I?ve got to kill you mama cause I?m a bad
Mother-fuyer don?t you know

I?d rather be bit by a rattlesnake baby then
To let you jive poor me

Says my baby went away and left me
I didn?t want her to go
She had the nerve to tell me that,
?I don?t want you no more?

But that?s all right now mama, I said,
That?s all right for you
I did everything in the world I could trying
To get along with you

I?d rather be bit by a rattlesnake, mama,
Then to let you jive me

Said I bought you all last summer
I bought you plenty of clothes
And when winter done come you put me out in the cold

But you know now mama, I said,  ?That ain?t no way to do,
As sure as you jivin? me someone gonna jive you too?

I?d rather be bit by a rattlesnake baby
Then to let you jive poor me

Said I dumped sugar all the summer
And loaded coal all the fall
And had to go out on Sunday, mama, in my overalls
You know now mama that ain?t no way to do
There?s a hearse and undertaker waitin? right there for you

I?d rather be bit by a rattlesnake, baby,
Then to let you jive poor me



 


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