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Lyr Req: 'Til John Lee Hooker Calls Me

Singapore Slim 14 Jun 13 - 03:38 PM
Jim Dixon 16 Jun 13 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,Chris Bernasco 26 Oct 14 - 07:18 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Til John Lee Hooker Calls Me
From: Singapore Slim
Date: 14 Jun 13 - 03:38 PM

Has anyone got all the lyrics for this great Garland Jeffries toon? I can't work out the second verse from the record. Cheers


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Subject: Lyr Add: 'TIL JOHN LEE HOOKER CALLS ME (G Jeffreys
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Jun 13 - 01:32 PM

I checked this transcription against Spotify, and I believe it's correct.


'TIL JOHN LEE HOOKER CALLS ME
As sung by Garland Jeffreys on "The King of In Between"

1. James Brown's cape is on the auction block.
Should be in a museum under key and lock.
All the jewels and gems on the fingers of Fats Domino
Don't affect me; it's his voice I want to know.
They say that afterlife's an afterglow.
I'm gonna wait 'til John Lee Hooker says so.

2. Bo Diddley’s in the yard, four speakers screaming from the corners:
Two woofers, a hoofer; God, I bet you thought I was a goner.
Right from the very start, I always loved Sinatra and King Cole.
Not getting any younger but I'm not feeling very old,
But I'm not shopping for my cemetery tomb soon.
I'm gonna wait 'til John Lee Hooker makes room.

CHORUS: I'm gonna wait 'til John Lee Hooker calls me.
I'm gonna wait 'til John Lee Hooker calls me.
I'm gonna wait; I'm gonna wait; I'm gonna wait.
I'm gonna wait 'til John Lee Hooker calls me.

3. Hurry, hurry, hurry, baby; boom, boom, boom!
Been so many years now we been bride and groom.
Born in forty-three in the month of June.
Sooner or later gonna dust my broom.
Gonna follow in the footsteps of John Lee,
And wait 'til John Lee Hooker calls me.

CHORUS

4. Seen a lot, heard a lot, done a lot between you and me.
Loved all the sounds from Armstrong to what's going on currently,
But let me tell you what I found, a secret so elementary:
The king who wears the crown is not the king necessarily.
But before my ashes blow into the sea,
I'm gonna wait for John Lee Hooker to call me.

CHORUS TWICE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Til John Lee Hooker Calls Me
From: GUEST,Chris Bernasco
Date: 26 Oct 14 - 07:18 AM

I just found the lyrics on: http://www.wildinthestreets.net/lyrics/til-john-lee-hooker-calls-me/

Great song.


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