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Bukka White Early Rec's

Ruslan 11 Nov 99 - 11:45 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Several songs by Bukka White
From: Ruslan
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 11:45 AM

Who can send missing lyr?

Im interestin 1st of all in "Po' boy"

i have downloaded two Bukka's songs(.wav) from Lomax on line collection in memory.loc.gov. Very good site.

Very good songs were recorded in wimmen dormitory of the cummnis state farm (Section 14 of fieldnotes).

BUKKA WHITE [pseud. for BOOKER WASHINGTON WHITE]

26 May 1930 ? 59995-1 The new 'Frisco train ? 59996-2 The Panama Limited ? 62506-2 I am in the heavenly way ? 62508-1 Promise true and grand

2 Sep 1937 C-1996-2 Pinebluff Arkansas C-1997-1 Shake 'em on down

23 May 1939 2678-A-1 Sic 'em dogs on ? 2678-B-1 Po' boy

7 Mar 1940 ? WC-2977-A Black train blues WC-2978-A Strange place blues WC-2979-A When can I change my clothes WC-2980-A Sleepy man blues WC-2981-A Parchman farm blues ? WC-2982-A Good gin blues

8 Mar 1940 ? WC-2987-A High fever blues WC-2988-A District Attorney blues WC-2989-A Fixin' to die blues ? WC-2990-A Aberdeen Mississippi blues WC-2991-A Bukka's jitterbug swing ? WC-2992-A Special stream line --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

26 May 1930 59995-1 The new 'Frisco train 59996-2 The Panama Limited 62506-2 I am in the heavenly way 62508-1 Promise true and grand

2 Sep 1937 C-1996-2 Pinebluff, Arkansas

Whoo, well, I got a little woman in Pinebluff, Arkansas
She was the sweetest little woman that your men most ever saw

Gonna get up in the mornin', baby, with the risin' sun
Whoo well, in the mornin', baby, with the risin' sun
If this train don't run, gonna be some walkin' done

My baby she's callin' me, she called me up on the phone
Whoo well, she's callin' me, she called me up on the phone
She said, "Daddy, daddy, I don't jive, come on hurry home"

My baby says, "I'm tired goin' to bed and moan"
Oh well, she says, "Tired of goin' to bed and moan"
She said, "I ain't had no lovin', daddy, daddy, since that you been gone"

Well, she says, "I'm tired, daddy, singin' to you lonesome songs"
Oh well, she says, "I'm tired of singin' to you lonesome songs"
She says, "I ain't even here, daddy, I ain't even here anymore"

My baby says, "I'm tired, daddy, hearin' my bedsprings groan"
Ooo, well, she says, "I'm tired a-hearin' my bedsprings groan"
She said, "I declare if you want me, daddy, you better hurry on"

C-1997-1 Shake 'em on down

Take off your nightshirt mama, and your gown.
Maybe `fore day we're gonna shake `em on down, eeh,
Bukka's stopped hollerin', oh, must I shake `em on down
I done stopped hollerin' mama, must I shake `em on down.

Too much of jelly to be throwed away.
Save this jelly for some old rainy day.
Bukka's stopped hollerin', oh, must I shake `em on down.
I done stopped hollerin' mama, must I shake `em on down.

Fix my supper and let me go to bed.
This white lightnin' done gone to my head, eeh,
Must I holler, oh, must I shake `em on down.
I done stopped hollerin' mama, must I shake `em on down.

I ain't been in Georgia, but I've been told.
Georgia women got the best jellyroll, eeh,
Bukka's stopped hollerin', oh, must I shake `em on down.
I done stopped hollerin' mama, must I shake `em on down.

See, see, mama what you done done.
Made me love you now your man done come, eeh,
Bukka's stopped hollerin', oh, must I shake `em on down.
I done stopped hollerin' mama, must I shake `em on down.

Baby got somethin', don't know what it is.
Make me drunker than an old whiskey still, eeh,
Bukka's stopped hollerin', oh, must I shake `em on down.
I done stopped hollerin', must I shake `em on down.

23 May 1939 2678-A-1 Sic 'em dogs on

Yes, I'm going downtown and tell the chief police you,
sicing your dogs on me.

See when you're runnin', runnin' and cryin'.
You better listen dog, I ain't gonna do it no more.
I ain't gonna do it no more.

You done done my money? now you're trying to,
sic your dogs on me.

That's alright, they're doin' how you do me,
You goin' see it again.

I'm gonna tell chief, she done got my money now,
sicing her dogs on me.

Even with your runnin' and cryin', come sit down poor
girl call,
Fadder he won't bite.

If you take me back I won't do it no more baby don't,
sic your dogs on me.

Sit down listen daddy don't you drive me,
Don't you drive me around.

2678-B-1 Po' boy

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7 Mar 1940 WC-2977-A Black train blues

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WC-2978-A Strange place blues

I'm a stranger at this place and I'm lookin' for my mother's grave (2x)
Well it seems like to me, ooh well, well some of us goin' to wail

I was at mother's grave, when they put my mother away (2x)
And I can't find no one ooh, well, to take her place

After my mother was put away, I thought my wife would take her place (2x)
I'll show you the diff'rence 'tween a mother and a wife, well, my wife done throw me away

I wished I could find someone to take my mother's place (2x)
And if I can't find no one, ooh well, well you'll find me at her grave

I'm standin' on my mother's grave and I wished I could seen her face (2x)
I'll be glad when that day comes, ooh well, well when it be to dive me away

WC-2979-A When can I change my clothes

Never will forget that day when they had me in Parchman Jail
Would no one even come and go my bail
I wonder how long before I can change my clothes
I wonder how long 'fore I can change my clothes

So many days I would be sittin' down
I would be sittin' down lookin' down on my clothes
I wonder how long before I can change my clothes
I wonder how long 'fore I can change my clothes

So many days when the day would be cold
They would carry me out into the rain and cold
I wonder how long before I can change my clothes
I wonder how long 'fore I can change my clothes

So many days when the day would be cold
You can stand and look at the convicts' toes
I wonder how long before I can change my clothes
I wonder how long 'fore I can change my clothes

So many days I would be walkin' down the road
I can hardly walk for lookin' down on my clothes
I wonder how long before I can change my clothes
I wonder how long 'fore I can change my clothes

Never will forget that day when they taken my clothes
Taken my citizen's cloths and throw them away
I wonder how long before I can change my clothes
I wonder how long 'fore I can change my clothes

WC-2980-A Sleepy man blues

When a man gets trouble in mind, he wanna sleep all the time
When a man gets trouble in mind, he wanna sleep all the time
He doesn't can sleep all the time, the trouble won't worry his mind
Won't worry his mind

I'm feelin' worried in mind, and I'm tryin' to keep from cryin'
I'm feelin' worried in mind, and I'm tryin' to keep from cryin'
I am standin' in the sunshine, to keep from weakin' down Keep from weakin' down

I want somewhere to go, but I hate to go to town
I want somewhere to go, to satisfy my mind
I would go to town, but I hate to stand around
Hate to stand around

I wonder what's the matter with my right mind, my mind keep me sleepin' all the time
I wonder what's the matter with my right mind, my mind keep me sleepin' all the time
But when I had plenty money, my friend would come around
Would come around

If I had my right mind, I would write my women a few lines
If I had my right mind, I would write my women a few lines
I will do most anything, to keep from weakin' down
Keep from weakin' down

WC-2981-A Parchman farm blues

Judge give me life this mornin' down on Parchman Farm (2x)
I wouldn't hate it so bad, but I left my wife in mourn

Oh, goodbye wife, all you have done gone (2x)
But I hope some day, you will hear my lonesome song

Oh listen you men, I don't mean no harm (2x)
If you wanna do good, you better stay off old Parchman Farm

We got to work in the mornin', just at dawn of day (2x)
Just at the settin' of the sun, that's when the work is done

I'm down on Parchman Farm, but I sho' wanna go back home (2x)
But I hope some day I will overcome

WC-2982-A Good gin blues

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8 Mar 1940 WC-2987-A High fever blues

I'm taken down with the fever, and it won't let me sleep
I'm taken down with the fever, and it won't let me sleep
It was about three o'clock, before he would let me be

I wish somebody, would come and drive my fever away
I wish somebody, come and drive my fever away
This fever I'm havin', sho' weaves in my way

The fever I'm havin', sho' is hard on a man
The fever I'm havin', sho' is hard on a man
They don't allow my lover, come and shake my hand

I wonder what's the matter with the fever, sho' is hard on a man
I wanna know what's the matter, how come this fever hard on a man
Doctor said "ain't the fever, that's your lover has another man"

Doctor get your fever gauge, and put it under my tongue
Doctor get your fever gauge, and put it under my tongue
Doctor says "all you need, your lover in your arms"

I wants my lover, come and drive my fever away
I wants my lover, come and drive my fever away
Doctor says she'll do me more good in a day, than he
would in all of his days

WC-2988-A District Attorney blues

District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He will take a woman's man and leave her cold in hand
District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He will take a woman's man and leave her cold in hand

The District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He has caused a many mens to be in some distant land
District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He has caused so many women to be cold in hand

The District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
Ain't no woman but he sho' will take a woman's man
District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He will take a woman's man and leave her cold in hand

The District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He can tell just where when he gonna take a woman's man
District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He will take a woman's man and leave her cold in hand

The District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He taken me from my woman, cause her to love some other man
District Attorney sho' is hard on a man
He will take a woman's man and leave her cold in hand

WC-2989-A Fixin' to die blues

I'm lookin' funny in my eyes and I believe I'm fixin' to die, believe I'm fixin' to die
I'm lookin' funny in my eyes and I believe I'm fixin' to die
I know I was born to die but I hate to leave my children cryin'

Just as sho' as we livin', just as sho' we born to die,
sho' we born to die
Just as sho' as we livin', sho' we born to die
I know I was born to die but I hate to leave my children cryin'

Your mother treated me children like I was her baby
child, was her baby child
Your mother treated me like I was her baby child
That's why's I find it so hard to come back home to die

So many nights at the fireside, how my children's mother
would cry, how my children's mother would cry
So many nights at the fireside, how my children's mother would cry
Cause I told the mother I had to say goodbye

Look over yonder, on the burying ground, on the burying ground
Look over yonder, on the burying ground
Yon' stand ten thousand, standin' still to let me down

Mother take my children back, before they let me down,
before they let me down
Mother take my children back, 'fore they let me down
I don't need for them to screamin' and cryin' on the graveyard ground

WC-2990-A Aberdeen Mississippi blues

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WC-2991-A Bukka's jitterbug swing

Hey, come on you women, let's do the jitterbug swing
When you do the jitterbug swing, you know you will be doing a thing
Hey, I can't stand it long
I'm telling you women, I can't stand it long

Hey, every time I ask you, you won't let me follow you home
You must have some rounder, lyin' in your arms
Hey, you women workin' on my nerves
Hey, you women workin' on my nerves
Hey, you gonna drive me in my blood
Hey, please, m'am, don't say, "Uh uh"

WC-2992-A Special stream line

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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: Stewie
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 06:04 PM

For lovers of Bukka White's music, I mention that a new CD of his work was issued in the last few weeks. It is excellent. It has 20 commercial recordings from his sessions in 1930, 1937, 1939 and 1940. The sound is first rate for a production of this kind: Bukka White 'Shake 'Em on Down' Catfish KATCD 106.

Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: Max
Date: 31 Mar 04 - 11:39 PM

Anyone have "Aberdeen Mississippi blues" lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: dwditty
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 01:04 AM

From the opening post on this thread:

i have downloaded two Bukka's songs(.wav) from Lomax on line collection in memory.loc.gov. Very good site

Does anyone know the site he is referring to? memory.loc.gov
I cannot get there.

dw


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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 03:51 AM

Any Catters who are seriously into Blues rather than just Folk
should have a look at The Devils Music website.-Its a sort of Just Blues Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: dwditty
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 07:20 AM

leadfingers, please post the url for the site. A google search gets lots of hits, but I still have not found it. Do I need to sell my soul?

dw


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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 09:20 AM

dwditty I have it on   -- http://thedevilsmusic.f2o.org.forum   but
it seems to be down at the momemnt


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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: dwditty
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 09:47 AM

Thanks very much.


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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 01 Apr 04 - 10:25 AM

Max, It's not in my 3 books of blues lyrics but this looks a good cheap US collection that contains it:
http://www.booksmatter.com/b1560255676.htm

RtS


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Subject: RE: Bukka White Early Rec's
From: GUEST,Jim clark london.england
Date: 02 Apr 04 - 02:37 AM

You might enjoy a listen to a some unique recordings of Bukka's blues (including "Po' Boy" and other classic country blues numbers from soundtracks of the video recordings I have filmed..plus all sorts of other unique recorsings of folk music and classic and original poems set to music....

You need to join the site to listen to sound files,but it only takes a couple of minutes to complete MSN's membership form and its absolutely free and there are absolutely no catches just amazing recordings of acoustic music you wont hear anywhere else in the world...

Listen online to unique recordings of Acoustic blues


Regards.

Jim Clark.London..England


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