Lyr Req: Careless Love (Dr John)
THYME IT IS A PRECIOUS THING
(origins) Origins: Let No Man Steal Your Time / Thyme (43)
(origins) Lyr Add: Careless Love (various versions) (39)
Origins: Bunch of Thyme (15)
Loveless/Careless Love- WC Handy (31)
African- American folksong by Odum 1911 (7)
Lyr Req: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (June Tabor) (12)
Lyr Req: Now my apron strings don't tie (12)
Lyr Req: Careless Love (Bessie Smith version) (35)
Help: Careless Love / Bunch of Thyme (8)
Tune Req: Thyme It Is a Precious Thing (3)
Subject: Dr John, "Careless Love" lyric|
Date: 07 Feb 10 - 05:59 PM
Can anyone understand Dr John's 3rd verse of "Careless Love"? (Goin' Back To New Orleans, 1992), I can't.
Is it, "I RAN my father stone blind? and is it "watch you SPIN and die"? I love this guy's work but his diction sure is difficult at times to understand.
Subject: RE: Dr John Careless Love lyric|
Date: 07 Feb 10 - 06:27 PM
Given that the line after the "Father" one is "You ran my sweet lil' mother out of her mind", I'd say you got it right.
And given that he's "gonna shoot you four or five times" I'd say it's a fair shout that you might just "spin and die".
Great N'awlins drawl. Great guy.