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Thread #38599   Message #1346697
Posted By: GUEST,Jamal
03-Dec-04 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Jug Band and Skiffle Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: 99 YEAR BLUES (from Jim Kweskin)
This is my humble contribution to the forum; however, being a guitar player of only four months, it was quite a challenge. It's only two chords (A and D7), but the song is pretty catchy. The lyrics are dark and humorous, but you could entertain children by substituting them with any standard nursery rhyme.

I am trying my best to work out Storybook Ball (also by Kweskin), but it's a struggle. If someone could post the chords to that one or Viola Lee Blues, I would be much obliged. Big Kweskin fan here, thanks!


Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
From "Jim Kweskin's America"

(A)Give me my pistol and three round balls
Gonna kill everybody I don't like at all

at (D7)all, at (A)all
at (D7)all, at (A)all

(A)On'a Monday I was 'rrested, on'a Tuesday I was tried
Judge found me guilty, I hung my head an cried

I (D7)cried, I (A)cried
I (D7)cried, I (A)cried

(A)Well I asked that judge, what might be my fine
He said, pick an a shovel, take em down to a coal mine

coal (D7)mine, coal (A)mine
coal (D7)mine, coal (A)mine

(A)Well I said mister judge, I ain't been here before
He said I'll give you ninety-nine years and you ain't comin' back no more

no (D7)more, no (A)more
no (D7)more, no (A)more

*chords fig'red out by Jamal Traub, 2004*