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At my age, the hard part is getting to the gig. The playing is easy - 102-year-old Fred Staton, still getting paid gigs playing tenor sax

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Offline Johnm

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #180 on: April 19, 2016, 03:23:07 PM »
Hi Frank,
Thanks for the help!  I will re-listen, too, with your hearing of that verse in mind.  Thanks!
All best,
John

EDITED TO ADD:  Yup, sounds good, Frank.  I've made the changes.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 09:28:31 PM by Johnm »

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #181 on: April 19, 2016, 04:49:18 PM »
Frank's got that for sure. Wonder who changed it from rattler to rambler first?

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #182 on: April 19, 2016, 11:05:11 PM »
I think it was about 10 years ago or more on a trip back to Jersey that you turned me on to Fuller's playing in G, Frank. So when I got home I culled out all the songs he played in G and settled on this one for the guitar part. Pretty similar to "Wires all Down" but a little more developed maybe. For instance the nifty little phrase he plays in the 7th bar of the 2nd verse. Then again it's a little more controlled and not so edgy. But the lyrics of "Wires All Down" are pretty great. Couldn't find my original transcription so I did it again.



Screaming and Crying Blues

Solo

Yes I lied down last night laughin?, woke up this mornin? screamin? and cryin?
Yes I lied down last night laughin?, woke up this mornin? screamin? and cryin?
Said I was worryin? and grievin?, ?bout that girl had done left me behind

I said she?s gone and left me, sick and on my bed
I said she?s gone and left me, sick and on my bed
Said then I didn?t have nobody, lord to hold my worried head

(play it now, boy, play it for me)
Solo

Says, I don?t care when you go mama, don?t care how long you stay
I said I don?t care when you go mama, don?t care how long you stay
Said that ol? good kind treatment baby, bring you back home to me some day

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I stole a solo from one of his other songs in G to use as a full pass outro.

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« Reply #183 on: February 27, 2017, 11:39:42 PM »
Just new here and I got some lyrics so thought to pitch this in. I could not find any on here though know there are lots of versions out there. Think this is what Blind Boy Fuller is singin on the only recording I can find and a good start anyway; any additions corrections? Really hard to hear even slowed down.

Truckin Little Baby    Blind Boy Fuller

Got a little girl, she lives cross that hill, she ain?t good at cookin, but I love her still
She?s a truckin little baby, she?s a truckin? little baby
She?s a truckin little baby, gonna tell it everywhere I go

Got a girl, she named Marie, she got good jelly, but she?s stingy with me
She?s a trucking little baby, she?s a trucking little baby
She?s a truckin little baby, I?m gonna tell it everywhere I go

Break..   Yeah

Now wake up boys, don?t be no fool, heres? a little girl just dressed for two
She?s a trucking little baby, she?s a trucking little baby
She?s a truckin little baby, I?m gonna tell it everywhere I go


She?s long and slim, she?s lean and brown, she can look up as long as I can look down
She?s a truckin little baby. She?s a truckin little baby
She?s a truckin little baby, I?m gonna tell it everywhere I go

Get out boys, let me shut the door, I gotta truck some before I go
She?s a truckin little baby, she?s a truckin little baby
She?s a truckin little baby, I?m gonna tell it everywhere I go

Here you boys, cause you are my pal, mighty good side to advertise your gas
She?s a truckin little baby, she?s a truckin little baby
She?s a truckin little baby, I?m gonna tell it everywhere I go

Remarks after the song ?You boys oughta get you a truckin little baby?

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #184 on: February 28, 2017, 05:04:41 AM »
Hi Farmboy Williams,
Welcome to Weenie Campbell!  I merged your post with a pre-existing "Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics" thread.  Folks will give you a hand with those lyrics as they hear them. 
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #185 on: February 28, 2017, 11:35:29 AM »
I'll second John's welcome and offer some suggestions:

1.1 she's gonna quit me but I love her still

3.1 here's a little gal she's just from school

4.1 She's long and slim, she's made up round,

6.1 Tell you boys ? mighty bad sign to advertise your gal

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #186 on: June 22, 2018, 10:34:25 PM »
Hello! First time poster but long time visitor! I have been working out Death Alley and can not figure out some of the lyrics! Have an idea but need some help!! Thanks!!!!!!!

Death Alley

Says I live down in death alley mama
Ways that I cannot understand
Says I live in death alley mama
In ways that I cant understand
------???--???????-------

Now You know my meals arent regular baby
Something sho is going on wrong
Said my meals aren't regular mama
Something sho is going on wrong
My woman got a backdoor man
She must be carryin' that suitcase home

Said well ill tell you something mama
I say you sho dont know
Said I'm gwina(gonna) tell you something mama
I say you show dont know
When i quit you this time baby
Said I cant use you no more

Said my woman she cant do right
Well ????(lord) For doing wrong ?????
Says my woman she wont do right
Whoa lord for doing wrong
I says when I catch her
She gone bring that ???????? home(?)

-Ezekiel
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 11:06:22 PM by BollWeevil »

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #187 on: June 22, 2018, 10:44:31 PM »
Hi BollWeevil,
Welcome to Weenie Campbell!  Post what you have so far for the lyrics and other folks will pitch in as they are able to help you.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #188 on: June 23, 2018, 06:39:40 AM »

Says I live down in death alley mama
Place that I cannot understand
Says I live in death alley mama
Place that I cant understand
The women cook cornbread for their husbands
And save that sour bread for their man

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #189 on: June 25, 2018, 10:32:25 AM »
"suitcase home" isn't right, but I can't quite catch it, it's "good something on."

Last verse is

My woman she can't do right, whoa Lord for doing wrong
Says my woman she won't do right, whoa Lord for doing wrong,
I says when I catch her, she goes in that wagon car.
(I assume he means he's gonna call the police on her.)

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #190 on: September 03, 2018, 12:50:30 PM »
Hi all,
Blind Boy Fuller played "I Crave My Pigmeat" out of G position in standard tuning, utilizing his favorite raggy 16-bar (18 bars with the tag) progression, and he is joined by Bull City Red on washboard.  Is there anybody who did this kind of material better than Fuller did?  I'm dubious.  Here is the song:



INTRO SOLO

Now, pigmeats that's taken today, today, something I do crave
Now, pigmeats that's taken today, today, something I do crave
Ash to ashes and dust to dust, show me a woman that a man can trust
Pigmeats taken today, today, something I do crave, I mean it, something I do crave

Now, pigmeats that's taken today, today, is something I do crave, yeah!
Pigmeats that's taken today, today, something I do crave
Had a little gal, she was little and low, she used to let me shake it, but she won't no mo'
Pigmeats taken today, today, something I do crave, I mean it, something I do crave (Spoken: Play it for me now!)

SOLO (Spoken: Ah, they taken today.  You know that's something I crave.  Yes!)

Now, pigmeats taken today, today, something I do crave
Now, pigmeats taken today, today, something I do crave
Looked down that road, far as I could see, the boys had my woman and the blues had me
Pigmeats that's taken today, today, something I do crave, I mean it, something I do crave, yeah!

SOLO

Now, pigmeats taken today, today, something I do crave
Now, pigments taken today, today, something I do crave
Ash to ashes and sand to sand, show me a woman ain't got a backdoor man
Pigmeats that's taken today, today, something I do crave

All best,
Johnm



   

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #191 on: November 06, 2018, 09:52:15 AM »
Hi all,
Blind Boy Fuller recorded "I'm A Good Stem Winder" at a session in New York City on April 6, 1938.  He played the song out of A position in standard tuning.  God, he was good--his time, his singing, everything!  Here is "I'm A Good Stem Winder":



Early in the mornin', late at night, the way I twist that thing is bound to be all right
REFRAIN: Says, I'm a good stem winder, yeah, a good stem winder
Says, I'm a good stem winder, please bring your work to me

Says, I want to the telephone, pulled the receiver down, said, "Hello, Central, want to talk to that gal across town."
REFRAIN: Says, I'm a good stem winder, yeah, I'm a good stem winder
Yes, I'm a good stem winder, please bring your work to me

Says, I'm not joking, ain't gon' change my mind, the way you treat me, mama, is a dead cat on the line
REFRAIN: Says, I'm a good stem winder, yeah, I'm a good stem winder
Yeah, I'm a good stem winder, please bring your work to me (Spoken: Yeah!)

SOLO

Says, I went to the door with my, hat in my hand, says, "Tell me, woman, where's your other man?"
REFRAIN: Says, I'm a good stem winder, says, I'm a good stem winder
Says, I'm a good stem winder, please bring your work to me

SOLO

Says, when I'm gone, go and write my name on the door, it ain't no sign I'm dead, I'll sure be back for some more
REFRAIN: Says, I'm a good stem winder, yeah, I'm a good stem winder
Says, I'm a good stem winder, please bring your work to me

My gal said, "You can treat me mean, and you can take me low, but every time I see you, now, I want to wind some more."
REFRAIN: Says, I'm a good stem winder, yeah, I'm a good stem winder
Says, I'm a good stem winder, please bring your work to me

All best,
John   
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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #192 on: November 06, 2018, 10:06:12 AM »
Reading through the lyrics I met up with an old friend, a dead cat on the line. I remembered we had discussed its meaning in an older thread so went looking for it. For those who don't know or, like me, have forgotten, here's a link.

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« Reply #193 on: November 08, 2018, 01:37:09 AM »
Hi there!. I'm a new user. I need some help whit a blind boy fuller's song. I can't found lyrics of "climbing on the top of the hill" in anywhere.
I would like to add it to my repertorie, but for me is very difficult hear everywords (English is not my principal language), so ..someone may could help me and put the lyrics to me. I'll be so apreciate of this.

Thanks a lot!

PD( Excuse me for my english :) )

Here the song:

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics
« Reply #194 on: November 08, 2018, 07:55:05 AM »
Hi Frankie Windmill:

First, welcome to Weenie, glad you found us. We've got several non-native English speakers in the group, no need to feel alone.

Our usual process is to post the lyrics that we do have so far, and other members help fill in the blanks. If you read through earlier pages on this thread you'll find plenty of other examples.

Lindy
« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 08:28:40 AM by lindy »