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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2005-08-07T00:20:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=6&t=773 2005-08-07T00:20:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7794#p7794 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]>
My main problem in approaching "Moon Going Down" was assuming Patton was playing both parts and trying to figure out the low and high parts as one. Thanks for all the help on figuring Charlie out.

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2005-07-26T18:32:56+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7793#p7793 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]> Jim A.
http://www.soundclick.com/jimnjblues

Statistics: Posted by boogiechillun85 — Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:32 pm


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2005-07-26T03:29:42+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7792#p7792 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]> Statistics: Posted by bighollowtwang — Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:29 am


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2005-07-26T00:54:30+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7791#p7791 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]> Statistics: Posted by boweavil blues — Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:54 am


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2005-07-25T02:20:47+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7790#p7790 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]>
Aw that moon has gone down, north star 'bout to shine
Aw the moon going down baby, north star 'bout to shine
Rosetta Henry told me "Lord I don't want you hanging round"

Oh well where were you now baby, Clarksdale mill burned down
Oh well where were you now baby, Clarksdale mill burned down
(spoken: Boy you know where I were)
I was way down in Sunflower with my face all full of frowns

There's a house over yonder painted all over green
There's a house over yonder painted all over green
(spoken: Boy you know I know it's over there)
Some of the finest young women Lord, a man most ever seen

Lord I think I heard the Helena whistle Helena whistle Helena whistle blow
Lord I think I heard that Helena whistle blow
(spoken: Well I hear it blowin now)
Lord I ain't gonna stop walking til I get in my rider's door

Lord the smokestack is black and the bell it shine like, bell it shine like, bell it shine like gold
Aw the smokestack is black and the bell it shine like gold
(spoken: Shucks boy you know it look good to me)
Lord I ain't gonna walk here, tarry 'round no more.

Hey hey evening was at midnight when I heard the Local blow
Aw was evening at midnight when I heard the Local blow
(spoken: Boy I'm gettin lonesome)
I got to see my rider when she gettin on board.



For another simplified version of Willie Brown's guitar part, check out Son House's rendition which he called "A Down The Staff."

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2005-07-25T00:32:45+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7789#p7789 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]>
> half the battle was getting the lyrics.:D
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>House over there all painted green.
>Going down Sunflower.
>The bell she shine like gold.
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>I always thought it was a lyrical precursor to Somestack
>Lighting.

"Most significant was the driving 'Moon Going Down', with a lyrics that got misunderstood over the years, becoming 'Smokestack Lightning' and giving Howlin' Wolf one of his signature tunes. What Patton sings in the fifth verse as he and Brown accelerate their rhythm is: 'Lord, the smokestack is black and the bell it shines like gold'. But who's counting?"

- From the booklet of "The Charley Patton Legacy" boxset.

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2005-07-25T00:02:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7788#p7788 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]> Patton plays his typical Screamin And Hollerin patterns in spanish tuning (capoed to B). Patton's guitar part is obscured by Brown's but can be deduced by listening to his other tunes using that accompaniment.
The interplay between Patton and Brown is quite amazing on this song, it swings like hell! One of THEE great country blues guitar duets of all time.

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2005-07-23T15:47:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7787#p7787 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]> Statistics: Posted by nizer — Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:47 pm


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2005-07-23T14:56:46+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7786#p7786 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]> Ask me again on August 29th.
Considering today is the first day I've had completely free in far too long, I think I'll sit down next to the stereo and figure out a whole bunch of Patton songs. Instead of doing work. Cause who wants to do that when you can play "Poor Me" over and over again?
Jim A.
http://www.soundclick.com/jimnjblues

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2005-07-23T02:38:21+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=773&p=7785#p7785 <![CDATA[RE: Charlie Patton Songs-Moon Going Down]]> Statistics: Posted by boweavil blues — Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:38 am


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