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Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues

GUEST,Sonja 16 Jul 02 - 09:52 PM
Nigel Parsons 17 Jul 02 - 04:07 AM
SharonA 17 Jul 02 - 08:42 AM
Genie 17 Jul 02 - 01:14 PM
Genie 17 Jul 02 - 01:30 PM
SharonA 17 Jul 02 - 02:12 PM
Greycap 17 Jul 02 - 04:09 PM
Genie 17 Jul 02 - 04:16 PM
SharonA 17 Jul 02 - 04:36 PM
Stewie 17 Jul 02 - 07:45 PM
Ian 18 Jul 02 - 04:12 AM
Nigel Parsons 18 Jul 02 - 04:24 AM
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Subject: Lovesick Blues
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 16 Jul 02 - 09:52 PM

Tried a filter search, a DT search, and a DT/Forum search and all I could find for this song was a MIDI of the tune.

I hope these chords stay in position when I post this.

These lyrics are a composite of those sung by Patsy Cline and those sung by Hank Williams.  (He sings "sweet daddy," instead of "sweet baby.")

~SWO~

LOVESICK BLUES
Words and music by Irving Mills and Cliff Friend

CAPO: 3rd FRET  KEY: F  PLAY: D

   [C]
I got a feelin' called the blu-u-ues, oh, Lord,
                                    [G]
Since my baby said goodbye.
                                                    [G7]
And I don't know what I'll do-oo-oo-oo
                           [C]                   [C7]
All I do is sit and sigh-i-i-igh, oh, Lord!
                     [F]                     [F7]
That last long day he said goodbye,
       [C]       (E7)                   [A7]
Oh, Lord, I thought I would cry.
       [D]
He'll do me, he'll do you, he's got that kind of lovin'.
[G7]
Lord, I love to hear her/him when he calls me
            [C]                                             [G]
"Sweet bay-ay-ay-by," such a beautiful dream!
                                    [G7]                             [E7]
I hate to think it all o-o-ver I lost my heart, it seems.
                       [F]                          [F7]
I've grown so used to that man somehow.
               [C] (E7)           [A7]
Well, I'm nobody's sugar-baby now,
             [D7]                [G7]                        [C]
And I'm lo-o-o-o-onesome I got the Lovesick Blu-ues.

                    [E7]                           [Am]
Well, I'm in love, I'm in love, with a wonderful guy,
[E7]                                      [Am]
That's what's the matter with me.
                    [E7]                            [Am]
Well, I'm in love, I'm in love, with a wonderful guy,
     [D7]                         [G]
But he don't care about me.
           [G7]
Well, I tried and I tried, to keep him satisfied
            [C]   [E7]      [Am]
But he just wouldn't stay,
        [D]                     [D7]                                    [G7]
And now that s/he is le-e-eavin', This is all I got to say.

REPEAT 1st VERSE


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 04:07 AM

The words weren't as I recall, so I checked on Gooogle for "Lovesick Blues + Frank Ifield + lyrics" which got a site with the words I remember, but not quoting the writers. A further check for lyrics brought up This Site which gives the writers credit, and a date (1922), which far pre-dates the 1962 Frank Ifield version which I had remembered.

Nigel


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVESICK BLUES (from Patsy Cline)
From: SharonA
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 08:42 AM

The Patsy Cline version is indeed slightly different, and not only in the substitution of "baby" for "daddy":


Lovesick Blues (from this site: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/SongUnid/F3D916214DDEFEFD4825693B0031BCC1)
Written by Irving Mills and Cliff Friend (As released by Patsy Cline 3/7/60)

Got a feelin' cause I'm blue, oh, Lord
Since my daddy said goodbye
I don't know what I'm gonna do
All I do is sit and cry, oh, Lord
That last long day he said goodbye
Oh, Lord, I thought I would die
He'll do ya, he'll do me, he's got that kinda lovin'
But, Lord, I love to hear him when he calls me sweet baby
What a beautiful dream
I hate to think it [it's?] all over
I lost my heart it seems
I've grown so used to that man, somehow
And I'm nobody's sugar-baby now
'Cause I'm lonesome
I got the lovesick blues

Now I'm in love, I'm in love with a wonderful guy
That's what's the matter with me
Well, I'm in love, I'm in love with a wonderful guy
But he don't care about me
Well, I tried and I tried to keep him satisfied
But he just wouldn't stay
But now that he is leavin', this is all I've got to say

I got a feelin' cause I'm blue, oh Lord, since my daddy said goodbye
I don't know what I'm gonna do
I lost my heart it seems
I've grown so used to that man, somehow
And I'm nobody's sugar-baby now
'Cause I'm lonesome
I got the lovesick blues


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 01:14 PM

Sharon A, You're right that Patsy Cline's version has more differences from the lyrics Hank Williams sang than are posted above. The lyrics Sonja posted seem basically to be Hank's version (the ones I have seen at Cowpie), but with the less gender-specific "baby" and with the 3rd person pronouns changed to the way Patsy sang it.

It's good to have the lyrics that Patsy sings posted here, too. Thanks.

Nigel, thanks to you, too, for your further research. Cowpie did not give the copyright date.

Since Patsy modified the lyrics, it wouldn't surprise me if Hank did, too.

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVESICK BLUES (from Hank Williams)
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 01:30 PM

Nigel, here are the lyrics from the site you linked to.

(I didn't syllabicate it here the way it would be done in sheet music or the way it's done in the lyrics Sonja posted above, but making "blues" into a 2- or 4-syllable yodel, "sigh" into about 6 syllables, etc., are key to the song.

LOVESICK BLUES
by Irving Mills and Cliff Friend
As sung by Hank Williams

I got a feelin' called the blues, oh, lawd,
Since my baby said good-bye.
Lawd, I don't know what l'll do,
All I do is sit and sigh. oh, lawd,
That last long day she said goodbye,
Well, Lawd, I thought I would cry.
She'd do me, she'd do you,
She's got that kind of lovin'.
Lawd, I love to hear her
When she calls me "Sweet Daddy,"
Such a beautiful dream!
I hate to think it all over.
I lost my heart, it seems.
I've grown so used to you* somehow,
Well, I'm nobody's sugar daddy now,
And I'm lonesome. I got the lovesick blues.

I'm in love, I'm in love with a beautiful gal,
That's whats the matter with me.
Well, I'm in love, I'm in love with a beautiful gal,
But she don't care about me.
Lawd, I tried and tried to keep her satisfied,
But she just wouldn't stay.
So now that she is leavin',
This is all I say:

Note: The underscored words/syllables are multi-syllabic yodels.

*Note the change from the 3rd person to the 2nd person here. Patsy Cline sings "that man" instead of "you."

©1922 Mills Music, Inc (ASCAP)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: SharonA
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 02:12 PM

BTW, on another site with the Patsy Cline version, I saw that in the reprise (? – correct terminology?) of the end of the song, the lyric changes to

I've grown so used to that man, and how And I'm nobody's sugar-baby now 'Cause I'm lonesome I got the lovesick blues


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: Greycap
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 04:09 PM

Best we all listen a little while to the Emmett Miller recording on ' Emmett Miller, The Minstrel Man from Georgia'and hear the first ( I believe ) recording of this great song....


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 04:16 PM

Sharon, on the Patsy Cline tape I have, she sings "somehow."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: SharonA
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 04:36 PM

Genie: Yeah, mine too. I'm not sure where that site got its info... but then, who knows what she might have sung during a live show?! I don't think "Lovesick Blues" is on my "live in concert" tape, but I'll check.

Here are a couple of sites that have the "and how" lyric: http://www.leoslyrics.com/listlyrics.php?sid=pc%B53%3D%F8%7FM

http://homepages.compuserve.de/fmber72/63.htm

http://www.allcountry.de/History/Archive/Marty_Robbins/MRobbins_Songbook/MRobbins_Song04/body_mrobbins_song04.html

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/SongUnid/F3D916214DDEFEFD4825693B0031BCC1

...all copied from the same source, I'd guess, but I wonder what this March 7, 1960 "release" is (and where to find it in order to listen to it!), and I wonder when the recording we're familiar with was made.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: Stewie
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 07:45 PM

Greycap, Miller's recording was the first issued recording - September 1925 - but the Vaughan Quartet made two unissued recordings of it in Richmond for Gennett in April 1923. Certainly, Miller's is the first we can listen to. [Info from new Meade, Spottswood, Meade discography].

I second your recommendation for people to listen to Miller's recording - wonderful! Pete Rowan also did a superb version on an LP that he recorded with Tex Logan and Greg Douglass for a UK label back in 1982 - 'Revelry' Waterfront WF012.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: Ian
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 04:12 AM

The best version I ever heard is by Jason Hill of stoke on trent. The full aspects of tragedy and pathos come through with the skillful way he emphasized each phrase. If his rendition did not reduce you to tears of of pain from the laughter you were not listening.

ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 04:24 AM

SharonA: The "1960 release" might be the original recording date of the Frank Ifield version, which 'charted' in the UK from 25 Oct '62. back in the 'good old days' there weren't songs which went straight into the charts. They needed to be heard, and then requested from the record shops. Things went at a slower pace.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Lovesick Blues
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 19 Feb 13 - 10:38 AM


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