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Thread #1939   Message #7027
Posted By: Ralph Butts
18-Jun-97 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bad Dream Blues (Dave Van Ronk)
Subject: Lyr Add: BAD DREAM BLUES (Dave Van Ronk)
David…….One of Van Ronk's best. I've played the instrumental for years, but this is a good opportunity to transcribe. Tried to do it as he plays it, hyphenated sections are guitar-only.…….Tiger

BAD DREAM BLUES—Dave Van Ronk

INSTRUMENTAL (Intro)

I woke up this mornin', good gal on my, on my, on my mind.
Woke up this mornin', good gal on my mind.
Woke up this mornin', good gal on my mind.
She's a sweet little woman, hate to leave her behind.

Ever dream you wake up cold, cold in Hell?
Ever dream like you cold in Hell?
Ever dream like you wake up cold in Hell?
That's a sure sign baby, your woman's got another man.

Well, my right side jump and my flesh begin, flesh begin to crawl.
Oh, my right side jump, ----------------------.
My right side jump, flesh begin to crawl.
That's a sure sign baby, another mule kickin' in my stall.

If you don't want me, please don't let me, let me, let me know.
You don't want me, ----------------------------
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Well, a man like me needs some place to go.

I'm troubled in my mind, guess I always, alway-, always will
I been troubled in my mind, guess I always will.
I been troubled in my mind, guess I always will.
But trouble in love sure gonna get me killed.

If I mistreat you, babe, sure don't mean, don't mean, don't mean no harm.
I mistreat you, baby, don't mean no harm.
Yeah, I mistreat you, baby, don't mean no harm.
I'm a motherless child and I don't know right from wrong.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

I woke up this mornin', good gal on my, on my, on my mind.
Woke up this mornin', ---------------------------
Yes, I woke up this mornin', good gal on my mind.
She's a sweet little woman, hate to leave her behind.

INSTRUMENTAL (Fade)