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Author Topic: Texas Alexander's Lyrics  (Read 40016 times)

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Offline dj

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Re: Texas Alexander's Lyrics
« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2014, 10:48:43 AM »
I hear the last part of the last line in verses 2 and 3 as "go to SEE REDEYE", where I'd assume that Redeye is the nickname of a guy who owns/works in a pawnshop.

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Re: Texas Alexander's Lyrics
« Reply #151 on: February 10, 2014, 12:17:50 PM »
I don't know, dj.  I hear a very clear and pronounced "d" sound at the front of the phrase in question, every time he sings it, and no "s".
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Re: Texas Alexander's Lyrics
« Reply #152 on: February 10, 2014, 06:20:53 PM »
Amazing that a song recorded so well would be so difficult, but it is. Like Chris, I hear Baxter in the first verse. And maybe Jimmy Green in the last verse.

That's a tough one for sure.




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Re: Texas Alexander's Lyrics
« Reply #153 on: May 12, 2014, 04:07:23 AM »
Hi all,

I'd like to propose a slight change to the lyrics for "She's so fair",
I believe it's: "I've got a little *low* woman, 'bout five feet from the ground" rather than "I've got a little *old* woman, 'bout five feet from the ground".

It sounds like "low" to me and seems to make sense since he's telling us exactly how low she is (5ft); but also "little low" seems a fairly common phrase in blues for describing shortness e.g. Ishman Bracey: "I've got a long tall mama, little low mama too -I never tell my long tall mama what my little low mama do."
« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 04:08:24 AM by WhiskyMan »

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Re: Texas Alexander's Lyrics
« Reply #154 on: May 14, 2014, 08:20:38 PM »
Thanks for the catch, WhiskyMan.  I re-listened to "She's So Fair" and made the edit you suggested.
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