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Author Topic: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics  (Read 48877 times)

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Offline Stumblin

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2013, 08:24:35 AM »
Further listening to I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy makes me think the refrain ends with "all the time," rather than "all night long," as given earlier in this thread.
So, this gives us:

   I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy
   I woke up this mornin' 'bout half past four
   Somebody knockin' on my back door, sayin'
   "That's my rattlesnakin' daddy, that's my rattlesnakin' daddy
   That's my rattlesnakin' daddy, wants to rattle all the time"

   Yes, he rattled this mornin', 'bout half past three
   Half past four he wanted to rattle some more, 'cause
   ?That's my rattlesnakin' daddy, that's my rattlesnakin' daddy
   That's my rattlesnakin' daddy, wants to rattle all the time.?

   I got a range in my kitchen, bake bread nice and brown
   Get my rattlesnake daddy turn my damper upside down."
   ?Cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, 'cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy
   I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, wants to rattle all the time
   (Spoken: Rattle now, boy)

   Guitar solo

   I can rattle to the left, rattle to the right
   My woman said, "I b'lieve my rattlesnake daddy can rattle all night."
   ?Cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, 'cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy
   I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, wants to rattle all the time

   I rattle every mornin', late at night
   Rea?n why my rattlesnake mama don't 'low me out of her sight
   'Cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, 'cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy
   I'm a rattesnakin' daddy, wants to rattle all the time

   Now, the old folks rattlin', the young one, too
   Ain't nobody rattles just like, way I do
   'Cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, 'cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy
   I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, wants to rattle all the time

   Guitar solo

   Yes, I rattled this mornin' 'bout half past ten
   Half past nine I wanted to rattle again
   'Cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, 'cause I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy
   I'm a rattlesnakin' daddy, wants to rattle all the time

I hope this is useful to someone other than just me.

Offline Jimmy J

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #136 on: August 17, 2013, 04:57:12 PM »
Hi gang, I tidied up some lyrics for Jivin' Woman Blues, the bulk of which I got here.

Got a gal called Betty May, She goes out and truck all day
She ain't crazy, but, she just jivin? that way

Oh, bap'm bappy, ohh, za zee
Oh be'bm'bop bap bap bow
bop'm'be'bum bop, zee za zerr

Have my dinner ready, Don't let my coffee get cold
Don't forget to save My sweet jelly roll
You?re not crazy, but, you just jivin' that way

No vocal over chorus

She go to bed early at night, speak about loviin' she want to fuss and fight
She's not crazy, but, she just jivin' that way

Ohh, yeah pretty, ohh, zee zee
Oh beeby beep a bop bop'm bow
(pregnant silence)    ...Yeaah..!


She go to bed, rag tied round her head,
Speak about love she swear she almost dead
She's not crazy, but, she just jivin' that way

No vocal over chorus

Drunk on whiskey, it ran right to your head,
Had to take a bath before you went to bed
You?re not crazy, but, you just jivin' that way
« Last Edit: August 17, 2013, 05:01:34 PM by Jimmy J »
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Offline koenjacobs1987

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #137 on: June 19, 2014, 03:04:29 AM »
Could you guys help me with the lyrics of Blind Boy Fuller's "Where my woman USTA lay"

Said its early one morning mama, just about the break of day
Lord bout the break of day
I telling here get  ???   Where my woman usta lay

She don?t go any(where?),   Shure  ???
Shure  ???
I don?t do nothing , but cry cry all the time

Said that woman that I loving, woman that i crave to see
Woman that i crave to see
My girl is in Texas, and she won?t ride to me

Said I don?t see why, papa fuller cant me treated this/just ??? right
Papa fuller cant me treated this/just ??? right
The woman that I love gif me the blues, had to walk them streets all night

Said I may be wrong mama, but I?ll be right some day
I?ll be right some day
Nobody make me believe, my girl would treat me this way

Said she leaves me all night long, I cannot hear my self
I cannot hear my self
If i don?t get that woman that I?m loving, lord I don?t want me no one else

Offline Pan

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #138 on: June 19, 2014, 03:21:34 AM »
Hi there

On the 4th verse I seem to hear:

"Said, I don?t see why, papa Fuller cant BE treated just right?"

Hopefully others can catch the rest.

Cheers

Pan

Edited to add: here's the YouTube video:

« Last Edit: June 19, 2014, 03:22:56 AM by Pan »

Offline dj

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #139 on: June 19, 2014, 04:49:46 AM »
Here's what I hear.  I'm not sure about the bracketed phrase in the third line of the first verse, but the sense is basically right.

Said 't was early one morning mama, just 'bout the break of day
Hey,  Lord 'bout the break of day
Hey, I turned an' hugged that pillow where my woman used to lay

Yeah, she done gone and it sure does grieve my mind
Hey, sure does grieve my mind
Hey, I don?t do nothing but cry, cry all the time

Said that woman that I'm loving, woman that I crave to see
Hey, hey, woman that I crave to see
Hey, my gal is in Texas, and she won?t write to me

Said I don?t see why, Papa Fuller can't be treated just right
Hey, Papa Fuller can't be treated just right
Hey, the woman that I love give me the blues, had to walk them streets all night

Said I may be wrong mama, but I?ll be right some day
Hey, I?ll be right some day
Hey, nobody made me believe, my gal would treat me this way

Said she leave me all night long, I cannot help my self
I said hey, hey, cannot help my self
If i don?t get the woman that I?m loving, Lord I don?t want me no one else


Edited to pick up changes from banjochris
« Last Edit: June 20, 2014, 04:15:35 AM by dj »

Offline banjochris

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #140 on: June 20, 2014, 12:03:17 AM »
Here's what I hear for some of it:

1.2 Hey, Lord 'bout the break of day
1.3 Hey, I TURNED AND HUGGED THAT pillow where my woman used to lay

2.1 sure DOES GRIEVE my mind
2.2 sure DOES GRIEVE my mind
2.3 HEY at the beginning

4.3 HEY at the beginning

5.1 HEY, nobody MADE be believe...

6.1 cannot HE'P myself
6.2 cannot HE'P myself

Offline dj

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #141 on: June 20, 2014, 04:16:06 AM »
Good catches.  I've made the changes.

Offline koenjacobs1987

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #142 on: June 27, 2014, 12:41:23 AM »
thanks for the help with "Where my woman USTA lay"  :D

Got another song called "Snake Woman Blues"
Its almost the same lyrics as "You never can tell"

Snake Woman Blues:
sad  you cant never tell, whats on ....... mind
whats on ...... mind
even hugging you and kissing you, and quitting you all the time

I want home this morning  ...9:30 and 10
....
I met my woman's second men, right back......

All you working man, all to come home here on time?
come home here on time
So you can catch your crouched woman, just like i caught mine

some woman (are) just like a dollar, dollar go from hand-to-hand
some woman (are) just like a dollar, dollar go from hand-to-hand
some are no good woman  ...... men-to-men



here are the two added verses for  "You never can tell":

vers 3:
you are a dirty mistreater, and you drove me from here door
she drove me from here door
the good book sad mama  you go to read just what you saw.

last vers:
You know my woman sad she loves me, she bin lovin me all here life
my woman sad she loves me, bin lovin me all here life
she met a second men on the corner, she told him that same lie twice



damm....  I really love those songs  ;D  Blind Boy Fuller is a true master!


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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #143 on: June 27, 2014, 02:12:13 AM »
Here' the best I can do. Few spots are a little iffy. The first word sounds like he starts out saying "says" but ends up saying "well". And he stumbles in the last verse, about dollars, and says something like dollies once.

Words in Italics are spoken.

Snake Woman Blues

S?well, you cain?t never tell, what?s on these women mind
Hey, hey, what?s on these women mind
Hey, they either hugging you and kissing you, and quitting you all the time

Says, I went home this morning twixt 9:30 and 10
Hey, hey, twixt 9:30 and 10
Yes, I met my woman's second man, ranned right back in my den

Says, all you working men, ought to come home head o? time
I said, hey, hey, come home head o? time
So you can catch your crooked woman, boys, just like I caught mine

Boy these crooked women won?t do.
Get all your money, put that thing on you.

And they put that ol? thing on you

Said, some women just like a dollar, dollar go from hand to hand
Some women just like a dollar, dollar go from hand to hand
Yeah, some of these no good women, they run from man to man

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Yeah, I dig Fuller a lot. Gettin'  back to playing more of his songs to help get my chops back on the resonator. Always fun stuff.

Wax
« Last Edit: June 27, 2014, 02:13:55 AM by waxwing »
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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #144 on: August 01, 2014, 03:10:50 PM »
Getting back into the great songs of Mr. Fuller, this is what I've have so far on the lyrics for Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon, any help would be great.  >:D

Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon - Blind Boy Fuller

You got fruit in your basket Mama, You got lemon lime all on your shelf
You got fruit in your basket Mama, Lemon lime all on your shelf
I want to squeeze your lemon baby, Because you can not squeeze them yourself.

I want to squeeze you lemon Mama, While I'm in your lonesome town
Hey hey, While I'm in your lonesome town
I want to squeeze your lemon mama, We got cherry my love calm down.

I?m a stranger her baby, Just passing though your town
I said I?m a stranger her Mama, Just passing though your town
I going to ask you for one favour baby, Please don?t turn me down.

I squeeze your lemon one time baby, Want me to squeeze them again
If I squeeze your lemon one time Mama, Want me to squeeze them again
I won't you to learn to hold the pitcher baby, We got and let that old juice run in.

I'm a lemon squeezer, Don?t deny my name, Way I squeeze your lemon baby, gonna sound a shame
Hey hey, I sure don't deny my name
And when I squeeze your lemon baby, We got jealous and a shame.

I want to squeeze your lemon Mama, While I'm in your lonesome town
Hey hey hey, While I'm in your lonesome town
Now it's a good time to squeeze them baby, Because while your man is not around.

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #145 on: August 01, 2014, 04:24:05 PM »
parts of verse five are still eluding me but i have these suggestions


You got fruit in your basket Mama, You got lemon LYING all on your shelf
You got fruit in your basket Mama, Lemon LYING all on your shelf
I want to squeeze your lemon baby, PLEASE GOD you can not squeeze them yourself.

I want to squeeze you lemon Mama, While I'm in your lonesome town
Hey hey, While I'm in your lonesome town
I want to squeeze your lemon mama, PLEASE GOD TIL my love calm down.

I?m a stranger her baby, Just passing though your town
I said I?m a stranger her Mama, Just passing though your town
I GWINE to ask you for one favour baby, Please don?t turn me down.

I squeeze your lemon one time baby, Want me to squeeze them again
If I squeeze your lemon one time Mama, Want me to squeeze them again
I WANT you to learn to hold THAT pitcher baby, PLEASE GOD and let THIS old juice run in.

I'm a lemon squeezer, Don?t deny?? my name, Way I squeeze your lemon baby, gonna sound a shame
Hey hey, I sure don't deny?? my name
And WAY I squeeze your lemon baby, PLEASE GOD jealous and a shame.

I want to squeeze your lemon Mama, While I'm in your lonesome town
Hey hey hey, While I'm in your lonesome town
Now it's a good time to squeeze them baby, PLEASE GOD while your man is not around.

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #146 on: August 02, 2014, 05:29:28 PM »
Thank you  :D

verse five:

?Don?t DYE my name", could mean change of colour, or slang for change my name?

or

?Don?t Doubt my name?, hard one because he's not clear.

"Deny" with a silent D, sounds like it could be a word that starts with an "N"
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 06:04:51 PM by KingCatfish »

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #147 on: August 02, 2014, 06:07:15 PM »
Pretty sure Gumbo got it right with "deny", with the "d" and "n" run together. Think "didn't" which comes out "di'n". It's a pretty standard blues line used in such classics as Whinin' Boy and many others. You could write it "don't 'ny my name."

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #148 on: August 02, 2014, 07:06:30 PM »
I din't have an opinion on 'deny' in the fifth  verse. just followed KingCatfish. Sounds like 'now' to me so I'm baffled

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #149 on: August 02, 2014, 07:11:41 PM »
Oh, sorry KingCatfish, I was following along Gumbo's version while listening.

Wax
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