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Lyr Req: You're No Good (Jesse Fuller)

GUEST,Roger in Baltimore 14 Mar 11 - 04:09 PM
GUEST,999 14 Mar 11 - 04:19 PM
GUEST,999 14 Mar 11 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,Roger in Baltimore 15 Mar 11 - 03:26 PM
GUEST,Roger in Baltimore 16 Mar 11 - 10:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Jesse Fuller's You're No Good
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 04:09 PM

I have this song on record, but I cannot interpret some of Jesse's singing.

Song starts:

"I got a girl, lives in the neighborhood,

She's the kind of woman don't mean nobody no good."

Dylan did a version of this song, but Jesse has more words and sometimes different words.

All help is appreciated.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Fuller's You're No Good
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 04:19 PM

These are the lyrics Dylan--the first to record the song in 1962--used for the album he did.

Well I don't know why I love you like I do
Nobody in the world can get along with you.
You got the ways of a devil sleeping in a lion's den
I come home last night you wouldn't even let me in.

Well sometimes you're as sweet as anybody want to be
When you get a crazy notion of jumpin' all over me
Well you give me the blues I guess you're satisfied
An' you give me the blues I wanna lay down and die.

I helped you when you had no shoes on your feet, pretty mama
I helped you when you had no food to eat.
You're the kind of woman I just don't understand
You're takin' all my money and give it to another man.

Well you're the kinda woman makes a man lose his brain
You're the kinda woman drives a man insane
You give me the blues, I guess you're satisfied
You give me the blues, I wanna lay down and die

Well you give me the blues, I wanna lay down and die


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Fuller's You're No Good
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 04:23 PM

Soory 'bout that. This was on an unofficial Donovan site.

Crazy 'Bout A Woman
Music and lyrics by Jesse Fuller

I'm crazy 'bout a woman living in the neighbourhood
Well, she's the kind of woman don't mean no one no good
She got the ways of a devil sleeping in the lion's den
I come home last night and she wouldn't even let me in
You know, you're the kind of woman I just don't understand
You taken all my money and you give it to another man
That kind of woman I just don't understand, pretty mama
You taken all my money and you give it to another man

Well, you're the kind of woman don't mean no one no good
You're always doing things that you should
You are the kind of woman make a man lose his brains
You're that kind of woman drive a man insane
You know, you're the kind of woman makes a man lose his brains
And you're that kind of woman you're gonna drive this man insane
Now, you give me the blues, now I guess you're satisfied, pretty mama
You give me the blues, now I wanna lay down and die

Yeah, I'm crazy 'bout a woman living in the neighbourhood
She's the kind of woman don't mean no one no good
She got the ways of a devil sleeping in the lion's den, sure she has
She's that kind of woman she's gonna drive me insane
You know, sometimes you're as sweet, babe, as anybody wants to be
Then you get a crazy notion and you're jumpin' all over me
Now you give me the blues, now I guess you're satisfied, pretty mama
Hey, you give me the blues, now I wanna lay down and die, oh
You give me the blues, now I wanna lay down and die


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Fuller's You're No Good
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 03:26 PM

Jesse's title is "Crazy 'bout a woman" as Donovan has it, but Donovan's version is missing some verses. Dylan's version is the first I heard, but it is missing much. I wonder if they couldn't interpret the original either.

One of Jesse's verses is:

"You wake up in the mornin',
You always wake up late.
Go down to the corner,
Try to get yourself a date."

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Fuller's You're No Good
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 10:19 AM

This song is on Jesse's CD "Frisco Bound" released by Arhoolie.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'RE NO GOOD (Jesse Fuller)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 05:54 PM

This is at YouTube under the title YOU'RE NO GOOD. However, it seems to me that Fuller meant to announce the title at the beginning. This is my transcription. Notice one gap where I couldn't understand (and the above lyrics didn't help).

SPOKEN: Crazy 'bout a woman live in the neighborhood.

Well, I'm crazy 'bout a woman, she live in the neighborhood, baby.
She the kind o' woman don't mean nobody no good.
I'm gonna leave 'er like a farmer when ..., lovin' baby.
Nobody in this world can't get along with you.
She got ways like the devil sleepin' in the lion's den.
Came home last night, she wouldn't let me in.
Sometimes she just as pretty anybody wanta be.
When she took a dirty notion, she runnin' all over me.
I'm getting' mighty tired o' you always doggin' me 'roun'.
Way she do make a preacher lay his Bible down.

I helped you when you had no shoes on your feet, lovin' baby,
When it rain outdoors, you had nothin' to eat.
You the kind o' woman I can't understand, lovin' baby.
You taken my money, give it to another man.
When you wake up in the mornin', always wake up late.
Right down to the corner, tryin' to get yourself a date.
Well, you give me the blues. I guess you satisfied.
I feel so bad that I want to lay down an' die.


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