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Thread #126809   Message #2821054
Posted By: GUEST
25-Jan-10 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: Req: Tell Me Baby & Sweet Mary Blues (Leadbelly)
Subject: Lyr Add: TELL ME BABY (Leadbelly)
Hi Claude
Please find below one of the lyrics

TELL ME WHAT ON EARTH IS WRONG WITH YOU (recorded Hollywood October, 4, 1944)

Huddie LEADBELLY

Guitar intro

Tell me baby what on earth is wrong with you
Tell me baby what on earth is wrong with you
I just want to know pretty mama ooh lord how come you do me like you do

You caught the Santa Fe I caught the Sadie Lee
You caught the Santa Fe I caught the Sadie Lee
The first thing I ask you pretty mama ooh lord yeah how come ya quit for me

TP and the Morgan, it's runnin' side by side
TP and the Morgan, it is runnin' side by side
Ah if you can't catch the TP, ooh lord, the Morgan will let you ride.

Well it rained forty days and forty nights without stoppin'
Jonah got mad cause the rain kept a droppin'
Johah run got in the belly of a whale
Now is the time I'm gonna tell a great big tale
The whale began to wiggle and Jonah began to scratch
The whale threw Jonah in somebody's sweet potato patch

Tell me baby what on earth is wrong with you
I just want to know pretty mama ooh lord how come you do me like you do

You caught the Santa Fe I got on behind
You caught the Santa Fe I got on behind
Ah, brown skinned woman pretty mama, ooh lord, make a moon eyed man go blind.

Go blind for me now

Guitar break for ending

Hope it helps
Regards

Licette