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this one's good

Postby mtnbyker » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:11 am

Like a one eyed cat sniffin' at the seafood store...


Wish I could remember where it's from.
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Postby badfinger » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:51 am

"Wish I could remember where it's from."

About a million songs...

But I always associate with Joe Turner's "Shake Rattle and Roll", via Bill Haley (well we've all gotta be influenced by something...)

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Postby stranger » Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:37 am

How 'bout"
I've been out...paying my dues
When I shoulda been paying my bills'.....
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Postby wingnutjones » Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:25 pm

i'm so broke, i can't even spend the night...
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Postby boz » Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:29 pm

"Gotta keep laughin to keep from cryin"
J. Callicott
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Postby hardluckchild » Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:07 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Mar-11-04 AT 03:17 PM (EST)]BOZ- The Callicott verse you mentioned is a traditional lyric that's been used by Leadbelly and others. The lyric is related to the song "You Don't Know My Mind."

I always liked a line Son House sang: "Woke up this morning with the blues three different ways, had two minds to leave you, didn't have but one to stay."

Maybe it's more Old-Timey than it is Blues, but the refrain to "Delia," which Blind Willie McTell and Bobd Dylan did, is absolutely great. So far I've found three different variants: "Well, she's one more rounder gone," "She's all I've got, is done gone," and "All the friends I ever had are gone."

Blind Lemon's, and later Robert Johnson's, line of "When the train left the station there were two lights on behind, the blue light was my blues, and the red light was my worried mind" is wonderful.

Finally, Sleepy John Estes has a great lyric which I can't quite remember. It goes something like "I was born in______, and I was schooled on/raised up on _____Lane, and what became of my life, I 'clare it's a doggone shame." I'd love it for someone to fill in the blanks for me there.
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