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Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:29 am
by Alan Balfour
Rather obsessive but provides a useful alphabetical list of Hoodoo blues song lyrics by performer for the likes of me. Who'd have thought that a singer by the unlikely name of John D. Twitty would record as Black Spider Dumpling. Song somewhat "off the wall" too.

http://www.luckymojo.com/blues.html

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:01 am
by Adam Blake
Fab site, Alan, but I was hoping you had written an essay on the subject.

I think we should post a daily favourite blues lyric. Today, my favourite is "I'm gonna leave here runnin' 'cos walkin' is way too slow" from "Key To The Highway" by Derek and the Dominos (joke! joke! I make joke! You no kill...)

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:15 am
by AndyM
Alan Balfour wrote:Who'd have thought that a singer by the unlikely name of John D. Twitty would record as Black Spider Dumpling.



Maybe he used this:

http://www.outliermusic.com/jokes_bluesname.htm

Just call me Fat Liver Lee.......

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:31 am
by will vine
Adam Blake wrote: from "Key To The Highway" by Derek and the Dominos (joke! joke! I make joke! You no kill...)


I remember a performance by an organist, who having completed a medley of tunes announced....."............and we finished of that little section with Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out written of course by Eric Clapton."

btw. It is probably beyond comment but has anyone seen/heard any of the recent EC album which has quietly slipped out ? Dear me!

Favourite Blues lyric ..

Your eyeballs look like roadmap
Pointing two different ways
Y'got your wig in one hand
And your teeth in the other
And you haven't looked this good in days.

King Biscuit Boy.

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:54 am
by Adam Blake
Fantastic!

"Ain't fattenin' no more frogs for snakes" is a long time favourite, too.

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 10:19 am
by Alan Balfour
The lyric that Will cites brings to mind a 70s EP I loaned CG which contained a track by Archibald. She's Scattered Everywhere, which he found hilarious and played it on HT. Would probably considered un-PC in these po-faced times....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXMI-RkQoeo

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:27 am
by NormanD
The last verse of Richard Rabbit Brown's "James Alley Blues":

'Sometimes I think that you're just too sweet to die...
And other times I think that you ought to be buried alive'.

Chilling.

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:44 pm
by will vine
Can't remember which song Big Bill Broonzy protests his innocence thus but it's a good line -

I never had but one wife
Them other two women had me.

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:14 pm
by Adam Blake
Today's favourite blues lyric:

"Worked all the summer, worked all the fall,
Had to take Christmas in my overalls,
But now she's gone and I don't worry,
I'm sitting on top of the world"

from, funnily enough, another Eric Clapton song! (Sorry, I know, this joke wasn't very funny the first time.)

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:23 pm
by Willy
Adam Blake wrote:Today's favourite blues lyric:

"Worked all the summer, worked all the fall,
Had to take Christmas in my overalls,
But now she's gone and I don't worry,
I'm sitting on top of the world"

from, funnily enough, another Eric Clapton song! (Sorry, I know, this joke wasn't very funny the first time.)

Oh yes it is!

Re: Blues Lyrics & Hoodoo

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:44 am
by will vine
Alan Balfour wrote: She's Scattered Everywhere Would probably considered un-PC in these po-faced times....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXMI-RkQoeo


Excellent. Thanks for that one Alan.