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Author Topic: Mance Lipscomb Lyrics  (Read 25968 times)

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Offline banjochris

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Re: Mance Lipscomb Lyrics
« Reply #90 on: July 22, 2019, 09:57:47 AM »
John - some suggestions on "Shorty"

1.3 He died with a sad, broke, ACHIN' heart.

3.3 I'd rather be with YOU, woman, than anybody else (he does kind of swallow "you")


and "Sorry"

3.1 Now, go on, girl, needn't FLIRT, know you done TORE YOUR UNDERSKIRT

4.1 ...got a girl CHANCES gonna pay my way

Chris

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Re: Mance Lipscomb Lyrics
« Reply #91 on: July 22, 2019, 10:24:29 AM »
Thanks so much for the help, Chris.  Boy, I wasn't even close on that 3.1 line in "Ain't You Sorry".  When I re-listened to the 4.1 correction in "Ain't You Sorry", I think Mance sings:
   . . . got a girl, chance SHE'S gonna pay my way
It is so much better to have these transcriptions right.  Thanks for all of your help.

Offline Willie Poor Boy

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Re: Mance Lipscomb Lyrics
« Reply #92 on: October 25, 2019, 12:25:12 AM »
Here is a draft of So Different Blues.  There is one line in the “Easy, Mr Tom” interpolation at the end that is obscure to my ears: “Let’s buy.”
 


So Different Blues

Ever wake up with the so different blues, anytime?
Ever wake up with the so different blues?
And you couldn’t get on your Monday morning shoes.
 
Mama, here’s my stockings, go bring me my shoes, I say.
Here’s my stockings, go bring me my shoes.
My girl done quit me, I got to walk ‘em blues. (Or got the walkin’ blues)
 
Yon she go walking down that railroad track, yes she is.
Yon she go walking down that railroad track.
Got all my money, she left me that empty sack.
 
She’s walking down the road with the suit case in her hand, yes she is.
Walking down the road with a suit case in her hand.
She done quit her husband trying to follow some no good man.
 
Baby, you may go, you may try to stay, I say.
You may go, may try to stay.
If you’re thinking about me, you want to come back home some day.
 
Ain’t never loved but the four women in my life, I say.
Ain’t never loved but the four womens in my life.
My mom, my sister, my sweetheart and my wife.
 
Standing at the station when my baby got on board, yes I was.
Standing at the station when she got on board.
Well I couldn’t do nothing but beg her please don’t go.
 
F’I [If I] never see your smiling face again, I said.
Don’t never see your smiling face again.
Tell everybody that I once had been your friend
 
Take your time,
Take your time.
It’s easy,
[If] you know how.
Get your bucket,
Let’s buy
Some girl,
Mr Tom,
Yes, here.
Oh, ask my friend if she just come home
Don’t you turn her down.
 
 
 


 
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Offline harry

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Re: Mance Lipscomb Lyrics
« Reply #93 on: October 25, 2019, 05:19:48 AM »
Tell everybody that I once had been your friend

Anybody

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Re: Mance Lipscomb Lyrics
« Reply #94 on: October 25, 2019, 10:09:18 AM »
Thanks so much for the transcription of "So Different Blues", Willie Poor Boy.  It's always great to get more of Mance's lyrics transcribed.
All best,
Johnm

Offline banjochris

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Re: Mance Lipscomb Lyrics
« Reply #95 on: October 25, 2019, 01:55:39 PM »
A few suggestions on "So Different"


Got the walkin' blues is right in 2.3

5.3 GET TO thinking about me...

8.3 you have EVERYBODY correct, he doesn't really pronounce the R.

In the "Mr. Tom" part he sings
Let's buy
Some BEER (he swallows as he says this so it comes out a little funny)
Mr. Tom
IS here.
Oh, THAT'S my friend AND she just come home...

Chris

 


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