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: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightnin' Hopkins)

GUEST,romeo623 11 Sep 11 - 01:01 PM
GUEST 11 Sep 11 - 01:08 PM
GUEST 11 Sep 11 - 01:33 PM
GUEST 11 Sep 11 - 01:52 PM
GUEST,999 11 Sep 11 - 01:56 PM
GUEST,999 11 Sep 11 - 02:22 PM
GUEST 11 Sep 11 - 02:32 PM
GUEST 11 Sep 11 - 03:12 PM
GUEST,999 11 Sep 11 - 03:23 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 12 Sep 11 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,999 12 Sep 11 - 08:16 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 12 Sep 11 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,999 12 Sep 11 - 10:30 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 12 Sep 11 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,LYRIC ADD 12 Sep 11 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,999 12 Sep 11 - 11:30 AM
Jim Dixon 13 Sep 11 - 11:59 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Sep 11 - 12:22 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 14 Sep 11 - 05:01 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Sep 11 - 08:22 AM
GUEST 29 Sep 11 - 06:23 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST,romeo623
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 01:01 PM

hi. Where can I get the lyrics to this song?

It's included in The Herald Sessions.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 01:08 PM

Do you have difficulty either writing or hearing? Because you posted to a very clear rendition of the song on Youtube asking the same question. If you have a disability I would be glad to help; otherwise, not.


Too many unnamed GUESTS speaking amongst themselves here confuse readers. Please select a moniker for yourself and use it consistently, especially if you see that there are already unnamed guests posting to a thread. And be polite!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 01:33 PM

no hablo bien ingles. My english is bad. Please correct me:

Ohhh, I'm xxxxxx all over
woh, man I'll be back at xxxx this time
Ohhh, I'm xxxxxx all over
You know I'll be back at xxxx this time
Yeah, you know my xxxx hurts me
Woh, Lord I'm almost to go xxxx.

Woh, you know I laid down late at night
xxxx so bad xxxxx see you
Woh, Lord xxxx
Oh, Lightnin couldn't xxxx xxxx
Yeah, xxxxxxx no good
Oh, xxxx poor man.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 01:52 PM

try to get an old flamenco song lyric and you'll see how dificult is. Even if you don't have a disability and speak some spanish.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 01:56 PM

I hear you. I was just checking because too many people ask for lyrics they could easily translate themselves but are too lazy to do that. Now I know it's a language difference I'd be glad to help, Romeo.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 02:22 PM

Note that this song also goes by the name 'Pneumonia Blues'.

Lightnin Hopkins

Whoa, you know I'm achin' all over
You know I believe I got a pneumonia this time
Whoa, you know I'm achin' all over, now baby
You know I believe I got a pneumonia this time
Yeah, you know my head hurt me so bad
Till I'm almost to go blind

Whoa, you know I went home last night
Hurtin' so bad I couldn't hardly see
Oh Lord, have mercy
Oh Lightnin' couldn't hardly see
Yeah, you know I since got aspirin, it was no good
What man but a beast in Hell, poor me

[Romeo, I am not satisfied with the last two lines above. I will look further. Remember, often blues singers change even their own lyrics depending on the mood they're in, the take they're doing, etc.]

Anyway, I'll look some more. But for now I hope that helps.


Blind Lemon Jefferson

I'm achin' all over, baby, b'lieve I got the pneumonia this time
I'm achin' all over, baby, b'lieve I got the pneumonia this time
An' it's all on account of that low-down gal of mine
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/blind+lemon+jefferson/pneumonia+blues_20661485.html ]
Slippin' round the corners, running up alleys too
Slippin' round the corners, running up alleys too
Watching my woman trying to see what she goin' do

Sat out in the streets one cold, dark, stormy night
Sat out in the streets one cold, dark, stormy night
Trying to see if my good gal going to make it home all right

Wearin' B.V.D.'s in the winter, prowling 'round in the rain
Wearin' B.V.D.'s in the winter, prowling 'round in the rain
Runnin' down baby, give me this pneumonia pain

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/blind+lemon+jefferson/pneumonia+blues_20661485.html ]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 02:32 PM

Thanks a lot, 999!! Very helpful.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 03:12 PM

De nada. Sorry for the misunderstanding on my part.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 03:23 PM

Great blues lyric site here. Worth keeping for future use, Romeo.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 08:07 AM

On this recording Sick-Feeling Blues, the clearest of the versions on youtube I think, the last two lines sound like:

  Yeah, you know I sit and got an aspirin(e)*, it was no good,
  Aww, but a B.C. ain't help for me


* aspirin pronounces as if it had a final e.

I've no idea what a BC might be, but possibly abbreviations for an aspirin brand.

I'm not completely certain about the first half of the last line; if I've got time later I'll try and process the audio a bit to see if there's anything better.


Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 08:16 AM

That'd be a big help. Mick. I have listened to the ending at least a dozen times. I don't know what it is, but I do know what it ain't, and it ain't what I posted above.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 10:24 AM

999

I've downloaded the audio and processed it a bit and still can't do any better than the lines I gave above.

However, see this wikipedia article on BC Powder, an over-the-counter remedy (aspirin and caffeine), principally for headache relief, available from 1906 from Five Points Drug Company, Durham NC. I think this is what is being referred to and that my two lines are pretty much correct.

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 10:30 AM

Great, Mick. I know the ones I found with Mr Google jus' ain't right.

So, what are the last two lines, then?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 11:28 AM

999

They were in my original post 08:07:

Yeah, you know I sit and got an aspirin(e), it was no good,
Aww, but a B.C. ain't help for me

(That was in the version on youtube that I linked above. There were some minor differences - and/but/oh, that kind of thing - with your other words).

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 11:28 AM

Yeah, you know I sit and got a aspirin(e), it was no good,
Aww, but a BC ain't help for me


Thanks, Mick. I would not hNote that this song also goes by the name 'Pneumonia Blues'.

Lightnin Hopkins

Whoa, you know I'm achin' all over
You know I believe I got a pneumonia this time
Whoa, you know I'm achin' all over, now baby
You know I believe I got a pneumonia this time
Yeah, you know my head hurt me so bad
Till I'm almost to go blind

Whoa, you know I went home last night
Hurtin' so bad I couldn't hardly see
Oh Lord, have mercy
Oh Lightnin' couldn't hardly see
Yeah, you know I sit and got a aspirin(e), it was no good,
Aww, but a BC ain't help for me


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 11:30 AM

Another case solved, Sherlock. Appreciate the help because I'da been lookin' for the next 100 years.

Watson


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: SICK FEELIN' BLUES (Lightnin' Hopkins)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Sep 11 - 11:59 PM

I hear a few words differently:


SICK FEELIN' BLUES
As sung by Lightnin' Hopkins

Oh, I'm achin' all over.
Whoa, man, I b'lieve I got the pneumonia this time.
Whoa, I'm achin' all over.
You know, I b'lieve I got the pneumonia this time.
Yeah, you know, my head it hurt me.
Whoa, Lord, I'm almost to go blind.

Whoa, you know I laid down last night,
Head hurtin' so bad I couldn't hardly see.
Oh Lord, have mercy.
Oh Lightnin' couldn't hardly see.
Yeah, you know, I sent and got a aspirin(e), it wasn't no good,
Boy, but a BC it help poor me.


[I don't know what a BC is either.]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: PNEUMONIA BLUES (Lightnin' Hopkins)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 12:22 AM

Here's another version:


PNEUMONIA BLUES
As sung by Lightnin' Hopkins

Whoa, you know, I'm achin' all over now, baby.
You know, I b'lieve I got a pneumonia this time.
Whoa, you know, I'm achin' all over now, baby.
You know, I b'lieve I got a pneumonia this time.
You know, my head hurtin' so bad,
Till I'm almost to go blind.

Ha' mercy!

Whoa, you know I'm achin' all over now, baby.
That pain done come down in my side.
Whoa, you know I'm achin' all over.
Pain done come down in my side.
Whoa, I b'lieve it's the pneumonia.
Po' Lightnin' just can't be satisfied.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 05:01 AM

a BC it help poor me does seem right Jim. (I didn't bother with the rest of the song, but a quick listen with your words sounded OK).

Regarding BC, I'm pretty sure it refers to the BC powder I linked at 10:04. According to the article it was mostly associated with the relief of headaches and many people referred to it incorrectly as BC Headache Powder.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 08:22 AM

Mick Pearce: You must be right. Sorry I at first missed your link.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sick Feelin' Blues (Lightning Hopkins)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 11 - 06:23 PM

Jim: the first one (13 Sep 11 - 11:59 PM) is the version I was looking for!

Thanks a lot.


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

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


Mudcat time: 19 August 8:46 PM 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.