My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby mike932 » Sat May 24, 2008 3:51 am

A duck has the blues, it's easy to see
yes a duck has the blues , easy to see
some red neck hunter is always
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tryin to put lead in his anatomy
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A duck flies north to south, depending on his luck
OH, a duck flies north to south, depending on his luck
for dinner every evening,
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his head is in the muck

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A poor duck gets no respect at all
yeah, a poor duck gets no respect at all
every time he flies overhead
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somebody calls him fowl.

(it's a work in progress)
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby maxx england » Sat May 24, 2008 9:23 am

My favourite meal,
canned Canadian canard
My favourite meal,
canned Canadian canard
Cook it up with rice
cook it up with lard :mrgreen:
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby Slim » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:52 am

If you like Fat women
Come on Down to Pine Bluff Arkansas
Gotmo fat women down here
than anyplace I ever saw
--Cedell Davis

I'moan beat my woman til I get satisfied



I blieve to my soul
Somebody ben ridin my mule
Cause everytime I want to Ride
Seh acts such a doggone fool


I blieve there been a groundhog rootin round my door at night
By the way my woman been treatin me, he must be rootin alright

Jimmie Rodgers "The Blue Yodeler"



Too many favorites too list !!!!
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby texas blues » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:15 pm

"lemme' play with your poodle.." Lightnin' Hopkins version.
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby Troubleman » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:56 pm

My fav line:

"To my pride it's very simple - I'll just pack, and walk right out.
But my heart begged me to stay - long as there's a shadow of a doubt...."

Devil in My Closet
- John Campbell
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby CashWiley » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:37 pm

Cops arrested her, she didn't have to pay no bail
She shake one time for the judge, judge put the cops in jail

Don't know the original, Buddy Guy threw it in a live performance of 19 Years Old. Another one from the same song:

She got one leg in the east, one leg out west
But it's what she got down south...that's what I like best!

I also like the running commentary on Big Bill's Brown Skin Shuffle "aww....get dirty with it" "shake the puppy tail" "these blues ain't supposed to be sung, they supposed to be barrelhoused"
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby ricochet » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:54 pm

A version of that first one was used by Tampa Red way back. Doubt it was original with him. That's one of those "floating verses."
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby CashWiley » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:13 pm

I love those verses that work in any standard song (use those two on the I and solo with a louder band through the IV and V). I've only played one open mic since my blues awakening, but it's good to have a (small but growing) stash of lyrics when you step up to the mic after trading solos with three other guys and can't remember what song you're playing!
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby ricochet » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:44 pm

Yep, the standard 12 bar blues and a grab bag of verses have gotten many a player through the night.
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby Pastor Harmonica » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:37 pm

OK here's two lines from a song that i am writing: Spreadin' the News while Playin' the Blues, and I love God and the Blues what else is there.
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby jeffl » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:19 pm

"Standin' on a corner, dollar in my hand; I'm lookin' for a woman that's lookin' for a man. Tell me how long do I have to wait...."
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby ricochet » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:38 pm

...'Cause my mama says I gotta be home by eight...
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby Sheb Whitebred » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:09 pm

"Give me back my wig"
-Hound Dog Taylor

And from Rootboy Slim and the Sex Change Band, these immortal lines:
"When I first saw you tonight,
could not believe my eyes.
Got my mood ring smokin',
twice it's normal size."
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby goldbrick » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:57 pm

Tom Waits growled- Makes a man harder than a Russian roll call
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Re: My Favorite Line From A Blues Tune

Postby ricochet » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:29 am

Tom Waits' growling never affected me that way.
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