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Chord Req: Lawyer Clark Blues

dilly daly of Adelaide 09 Apr 11 - 02:53 AM
Joe Offer 09 Apr 11 - 03:10 AM
dilly daly of Adelaide 10 Apr 11 - 11:49 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Lawyer Clark Blues
From: dilly daly of Adelaide
Date: 09 Apr 11 - 02:53 AM

Hi,any suggestions where i can obtain chord/lyrics for this great Sleepy John Estes song? dallying


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lawyer Clark Blues
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Apr 11 - 03:10 AM

Well, no chords right off, but I did find a YouTube recording here (click).
I found lyrics at www.blueslyrics.com.ar

LAWYER CLARK BLUES
(as recorded by Sleepy John Estes)

Now got offices in town : resident out on *Sentry* Road
He got a nice little lake : right inside the grove

But you know I like Mr Clark : yes he really is my friend
He say if I just stay out of the [grave, graveyard] : he see that I won't go to the pen

Now Mr Clark is a lawyer : his youngest brother is too
When the battles get hot : he tell him just what to do

Now he lawyers for the rich : he lawyers for the poor
He don't try to rob nobody : just bring *along to the store*

Now once I got in trouble : you know I was going to take a ride
He didn't let it reach the courthouse : he kept it on the outside

Now Mr Clark is a good lawyer : he good as I ever seen
He the first man that proved : that water run upstream


Wikipedia says that "Lawyer Clark Blues" referenced the lawyer, and later judge and senator, Hugh L. Clarke. Clarke and his family lived in Brownsville, and according to the song let Estes 'off the hook' for an offense.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lawyer Clark Blues
From: dilly daly of Adelaide
Date: 10 Apr 11 - 11:49 PM

Joe,
   thanks that's a great blues site.Opens up pathway to a lot of sim ilar Delta blues.The "youtube" reference is good too, must make more use of "youtube",   thanks for you help. Dily


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