The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40621   Message #582170
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Oct-01 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Yazoo CD- Best of the Memphis Jug Band
Subject: Lyr Add: SHE STAYS OUT ALL NIGHT LONG^^
11. MEMPHIS SHAKEDOWN

[Instrumental]

12. SHE STAYS OUT ALL NIGHT LONG

(Oh, tell it, … tell it.)

I told my old lady, no longer than week 'fore last.
I told my old lady, no longer than week 'fore last.
(What'd you tell her?)
This old staying all night long, mama, Lord, it's gone come to a pass.

How can a poor man sleep, Lord, when the one he loves stays out all night long?
(Can't sleep at all.)
How can a poor man sleep, Lord, when the one he loves stays out all night long?
Oh, Lord, he's rolling and he's tumbling. No, he just can't sleep alone.

[Instrumental interlude featuring guitar solo.]
(Now, your business … Old boy know how to do that thing, too. …step time. … Lord, today, now, let's go.)

Lord, how can a poor man sleep when the one he loves stays out all night long?
How do you think a poor man feels when the one he loves stays up both night and day?
And like a old boy on a freight train, have any meals today?

[As recorded by the Memphis Jug Band, 1928, Will Shade, vocalist.]