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Lyr Add: Gin House Blues (Bessie Smith)

VirginiaTam 11 Dec 10 - 06:54 AM
VirginiaTam 11 Dec 10 - 06:56 AM
Charley Noble 11 Dec 10 - 12:24 PM
VirginiaTam 11 Dec 10 - 04:17 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: GIN HOUSE BLUES (Bessie Smith)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 06:54 AM

I've got a sad sad story today,
I've got a sad sad story today,
I'm goin' to the gin house when the whistle blows,
My troubles come like rain
That's all been poured before!

My man keeps me cryin' all night,
My man keeps me cryin' all night,
I'm goin' to the gin house, sit there by myself,
I mean to drown my sorrows
By sweet somebody else!

I've got those worst kind of gin house blues,
I've got those worst kind of gin house blues,
I'll make one trip there to seek to ease my mind,
And if I do I'm gonna make it
My last time!

It takes a good smart woman these days,
It takes a good smart woman these days,
To hold her man when these gals have got so many tearful ways;
I mean to watch my man,
Don't care what these other gals say!

I've got to see the conjure man too,
I've got to see the conjure man too,
Because these gin house blues is campin' 'round my door,
I want him to drive them off
So they won't come back no more!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gin House Blues (Bessie Smith)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 06:56 AM

youtube of Bessie singing Gin House Blues

Lyrics above are what I could interpret from listening to the above recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gin House Blues (Bessie Smith)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 12:24 PM

Excellent work!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gin House Blues (Bessie Smith)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 04:17 PM

Thanks

one correction to verse

I've got those worst kind of gin house blues,
I've got those worst kind of gin house blues,
I'll make one trip there to seek to ease my mind,
And if I do I'm gonna make it
My last time!

should be

I've got those worst kind of gin house blues,
I've got those worst kind of gin house blues,
I'll make one trip there to see kin I ease my mind,
And if I do I'm gonna make it
My last time!

I am quite chuffed that I figured out the conjure man bit.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gin House Blues (Bessie Smith)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 07:24 PM

I just listened to the recording, and I believe you've nailed the lyrics.


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