Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home

Lyr Req: Careless Love (Dr John)


Related threads:
(origins) Origins: Let No Man Steal Your Time / Thyme (92)
(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)

GUEST,Ian 07 Feb 10 - 05:59 PM
Jorrox 07 Feb 10 - 06:27 PM
Share Thread
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:

Subject: Dr John, "Careless Love" lyric
From: GUEST,Ian
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.

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dr John Careless Love lyric
From: Jorrox
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.

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")

Mudcat time: 22 July 1:00 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.