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ADD:Come Down to See Me Some Time (Rev Gary Davis)

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bluesbaby 2 27 Nov 08 - 04:44 PM
Leadfingers 27 Nov 08 - 08:57 PM
Leadfingers 27 Nov 08 - 08:59 PM
Leadfingers 27 Nov 08 - 09:04 PM
Paul Burke 28 Nov 08 - 03:38 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 28 Nov 08 - 09:42 AM
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GUEST,catanna 01 Mar 18 - 02:54 AM
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Subject: Lyric Request old blues song..
From: bluesbaby 2
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 04:44 PM

Howdy Doo all.. I came across a C.D today called "lifting The Veil" by~
Rev. Gary Davis...Fantastic stuff, some real old timers on it!! Gotta love that old barrelhouse tinny' sound :-)Some of the tracks on it however are barely audible...'Come Down To See Me Some Time'~Rev Gary Davis ~~~is there anyone who may know the song, and the Lyrics ( cant make them out properly and have searched D/Trad. No Results..

B~Baby 2


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request old blues song..
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 08:57 PM

Come down - Lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request old blues song..
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 08:59 PM

Sorry ! NO Lyrics , just a list of titles !


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Subject: ADD: Come Down to See Me Some Time (Rv Gary Davis)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 09:04 PM

Try this !

3. Rev. Gary Davis: Come Down to See Me Some Time

COME DOWN TO SEE ME SOME TIME

Come down to see me some time,
Eat your bread before you come, bring your dinner in your hand,
Get out before suppertime.

I went down to Nappy's house, Nappy was gone to bed,
I hugged and kissed old Nappy's wife and that killed old Nappy dead.

Well Brother Rabbit come to my house, thought he come to see me,
When I come to find it out, he tried to [per]suade my wife to leave me.

Well Brother Rabbit come to my house, I treated Brother Rabbit well,
I slipped Brother Rabbit around the house and I give Brother Rabbit hell.

I had a little bag and it was gold, all the strings was twine,
All the little songs I used to sing, I wished that girl was mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request old blues song..
From: Paul Burke
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:38 AM

Interesting influence of "Taffy was a Welshman"? Is that rhyme known in the USA?


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request old blues song..
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 09:42 AM

I always hear it as
"eat your breakfast before come
Bring your dinner in your hand"

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request old blues song..
From: bluesbaby 2
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for that 'Leadfingers and all..:o) Intersting lyrics..trying to translate the words and what he was saying in this song...'specially the rabbit bit :o)...was he real hungry after *dancin*..with old Nappys
wife ?? that he boiled that poor old bunny????? ~~ does anyone know the chords?? ~~~ Cheers, from a very cold Scotland :o) Time for some whiskey
i think...oh and a duvet :-)

~Maria~


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Subject: RE: ADD: Come Down to See Me Some Time (Rv Gary Davis)
From: GUEST,catanna
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 02:54 AM

To Paul Burke -- i see your idea that this links to "Taffy Was a Welchman" as it does have similar scansion and a similar theme. It also reminds me a bit of Blind WillieMcTell singing the song about Kenesaw Mountain, which also has an Anglo-Gaelic melody. The way Rev. Davis plays it, however, reminds me more of the Coonjine family of songs -- except there are no roustabout lyrics. An oddity.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Come Down to See Me Some Time (Rv Gary Davis)
From: GUEST,catanna
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 03:15 AM

Oh, and there is an entirely different, 7 minute long live version of this, plus a song-teaching intro, online. Only the two rabbit verses are shared between the two versions. The long version includes a selection of floating "Yellow gal [does something] / brown gal do the same ..." verses of the type i think most of us are familiar with.

I would love it if someone would transcribe that other version, just to make this thread complete. It is complicated because it seems as if Davis had a terrible sniffly runny nose cold and was performing sick, making him difficult to understand.


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