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Lyr Req: I've Got the Mourning Blues (Dave Macon)

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Rick Lee 28 Aug 99 - 09:33 PM
j0_77 28 Aug 99 - 11:49 PM
j0_77 28 Aug 99 - 11:52 PM
Susan of DT 29 Aug 99 - 09:29 AM
j0_77 29 Aug 99 - 02:31 PM
Pete Peterson 29 Aug 99 - 09:49 PM
Rick Lee 07 Sep 99 - 09:28 PM
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Subject: Dave Macon: Morning Blues
From: Rick Lee
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 09:33 PM

Need words to Dave Macon's Morning Blues. I have the LP but my cartridge is broken so I cannot play vinyl.

I hope to do Macon version with correct and complete lyrics this week at Sandy Sheehan's OT Music Night at Johnny D's.

Thanks,

Rick


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE GOT THE MOURNING BLUES (Dave Macon)
From: j0_77
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 11:49 PM

I'VE GOT THE MOURNING BLUES
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Been in business and I been in love,
I used to fly high like a turtledove,
Had the blues many a-time,
Just a woman on a poor man's mind

CHORUS: I got the mourning blues, oh so bad,
Honey, come and kiss me, they're the worst I've ever had.

Ashes to ashes and its dust to dust,
Show me a woman that a man can trust.
Nickel's worth of grease and a dime's worth of lard
I would buy them all but the times is so hard. CHORUS

There ain't no use of me a-working so hard,
For I got a woman in the white folk's yard,
She brings me meat and she brings me pie,
Me eats some of everything the white folks buy. CHORUS

She brings me chicken and she brings me cake,
You just ought to see me lick that plate,
A big honey biscuit and a mutton chop,
Will make a nigger's lips go flippy flop. CHORUS

Lassus a fellow right over there,
He's got blue eyes and he's got black hair.
Talking to his sweetheart, she looks so neat,
She calls him honey, and he calls her sweet. CHORUS

There stands a feller right over yonder,
He looks just like he wants to ponder.
Look at that hair all around his mouth,
Like he swallered a mule and left the tail a-hanging out. CHORUS

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 12-Oct-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Macon: Morning Blues
From: j0_77
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 11:52 PM

ooopz i copied the lyric off a web page and posted it - hope i did not do something wrong :( ......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Macon: Morning Blues
From: Susan of DT
Date: 29 Aug 99 - 09:29 AM

Jo- You done good.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Macon: Morning Blues
From: j0_77
Date: 29 Aug 99 - 02:31 PM

Phew ...close call ..thanx Susan I am relieved and happy that I will not be going to Gaol/Jail after all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Macon: Morning Blues
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 29 Aug 99 - 09:49 PM

Hi Rick! I wonder how you willl bowlderize that questionable verse-- have never found a good solution for these! Some of my friends from Charlottesville VA who call themselves the Mando-Mafia have written a couple add'l verses; can post those if you want. (You did say, however, that you want to be true to Uncle Dave) The first song I ever heard you do was an Uncle Dave song-- believe it was Down and Out! PETE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Macon: Morning Blues
From: Rick Lee
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 09:28 PM

Thanks to y'all for help with these lyrics.

I don't know who j0_77 might be, but thanks to him/her for digging out all the words.

In answer to Pete Peterson's question, I performed a non-bowdlerized version of Mourning Blues at Johnny D's last week, explaining the context for the "N" word. It went fine.

Even better, I revived Saro Jane for that show and the audience really got into the chorus. Anyone know the historical context for that song and when/where the big MacMillan steamed?

The spirit of Uncle Dave is alive and well in many places!

Thanks again,

Rick


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