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Lyr Req: Insurance Man Blues (Yank Rachell)

GUEST,Nigel E 05 Jan 12 - 05:21 PM
GUEST,999 05 Jan 12 - 06:28 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Insurance Man Blues (Yank Rachell)
From: GUEST,Nigel E
Date: 05 Jan 12 - 05:21 PM

I've started a transcription from a YouTube video (shows Rachell's 78rpm record playing) but there are some lines I don't understand at all, and some lines I probably got wrong. He is quoted that he wrote it originally for an insurance professional to use in a radio ad. Does anyone have this? Thanks.

INSURANCE MAN BLUES
(Yank Rachhel)

I'm about to introduce you to that industrial insurance man (x2)
You know he's dead...??... He was electrocuted in the electric chair

They paid up in 24 hours after the poor boy was dead (x2)
Said we'll pay for anything you die with, you may die in the electric chair

You may have some kind of accident, don't be worried by how you die (x2)
Because if you have been electrocuted, they will pay you anyhow

Insurance man sat down and wrote a letter to the industrial folks (x2)
You done paid me what you promised me, And I don't want you to pay no more

I'm an old man ...??... Ain't nobody gonna roll me all the time (x2)
But if I should have to die, money will that money to my wife

N.E.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Insurance Man Blues (Yank Rachell)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 05 Jan 12 - 06:28 PM

Pages 166 and 167. I don't know how to cut and paste pdf stuff.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=Cw5rGZAmDPUC&pg=PA166&lpg=PA166&dq=I'm+about+to+introduce+you+to+that+industrial+insurance+man&s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Insurance Man Blues (Yank Rachell)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 05 Jan 12 - 06:34 PM

I swear I saw page 167 when I first went to that page. Now it's blocked. If you do get to it, make sure you write down the lyrics on page 167. Maybe it blocks second attempts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Insurance Man Blues (Yank Rachell)
From: Hokumsheik
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 12:17 PM

p 166
Baby, and every time I decide to hobo, I take the jungle to be my home.
Every time I decide to hobo. Lord, I take the jungle to be my home
Now you know I'm gonna do just like the prodigal son. I'm goin' back home and
acknowledge I done wrong.
(Spoken, Yank Rachell; I ain't going to leave you no more, baby)
That morning 'bout half pact four, Lord, that old freight train begin to reel and rock.
Lord, that morning 'bout half past four, man, that old freight train begin to reel and
rock
(Spoken, Yank Rachell: Lord, have mercy. Sonny Boy Williamson Oh, honey, hush.
Oh, honey, hush.)
You know I went to the door and I looked out Sonny, I didn't know what it was all
about.
(Spoken, Yank Rachell; Now, boy, let's catch it. Take it on down there for me.
Washboard Sam I ain't studyin' you. Mitch, you Just whup that tan to death.)

Lord, the hghtning, it was flashin', boy, the dark cloud risin in the cast.
(Sken, Sonny Boy Williamson Oh, Yank, let me stay here a little while. Yank
Rachell Yes, my Lord. Listen Sonny.)
Lord the lightning it was Ilashin', a dark cloud it was nsin in the east
(Spoken, Yank Rachdl: You know, I don't feel good.)
Lord, then I hung my head and I cried, Lord, I wonder what's going to become of
me.
Lord, I'm back homc with my baby. Lord, I'm just as happy as I can be.
Well, I'm back home with my baby. I'm just as happy as I can be
But the next time I decide to hobo, I'm going to have my woman right beside me.

Insurance Man Blues
Bluebird B8796, Chicago, April 3, 1941

I just wanted to introduce you to the industrial insurance man.
I just wanted to introduce you to the industrial insurance man.
Well, you know they buried old Turkey Slim; he was electrocuted in the electric chair.

They paid his sister twenty-four hours after the poor boy was dead.
They paid his sister twenty-four hours after the poor boy was dead.
Said, he would pay for anything you die with; you may die in the electric chair.

You may have some kind of accident Dont be worried be how you die.
You may have some kind of accident. Don't be worried 'bout how you die.
Said, because if you be electrocuted they will pay you anyhow.

p167 is unavailable

Hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Insurance Man Blues (Yank Rachell)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 12:57 PM

Sure did help, Hokumsheik. I returned to the site and damn if p. 167 wasn't available. I wrote the lyrics real fast and they are the 4th and 5th stanzas added to the three you were able to get in your post. Many thanks.

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Insurance Man Blues
Bluebird B8796, Chicago, April 3, 1941

I just wanted to introduce you to the industrial insurance man.
I just wanted to introduce you to the industrial insurance man.
Well, you know they buried old Turkey Slim; he was electrocuted in the electric chair.

They paid his sister twenty-four hours after the poor boy was dead.
They paid his sister twenty-four hours after the poor boy was dead.
Said, he would pay for anything you die with; you may die in the electric chair.

You may have some kind of accident Dont be worried be how you die.
You may have some kind of accident. Don't be worried 'bout how you die.
Said, because if you be electrocuted they will pay you anyhow.

Turkey Slim's sister sat down and wrote a letter, back down to the industrial board
Turkey Slim's sister sat down and wrote a letter, back down to the industrial board
Say, you done paid me what you promised me, and I don't want you to pay no more

I'm a old member, and look like I'm going to live all the time
I'm a old member of that company, it look like I'm going to live all the time
(Spoken, Yank Rachall: I don't want to die.)
Said, but if I should happen to die, Lord, they will that money to my wife.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Insurance Man Blues (Yank Rachell)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 01:07 PM

OK. Regarding getting to the second stanza: I somehow messed up the link I made. When I just now used the link I got a blocked p. 167. However, one can get to both p. 166 and 167 (and other pages) with a google of

Insurance Man Blues
Bluebird B8796, Chicago, April 3, 1941

In the event people want anymore of Yank Rachell's lyrics to other songs, perhaps someone who can copy pdf pages could do that for their own use.

Sorry, but that's all the help I can be. Also, note that I misspelled his name in the last stanza. Too much aluminium in my diet.


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