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Lyr Req: Bulldog Blues (Blind Boy Fuller)

GUEST,nievablues 28 Mar 14 - 04:39 AM
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Jim Dixon 28 Mar 14 - 04:09 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bulldog Blues
From: GUEST,nievablues
Date: 28 Mar 14 - 04:39 AM

I know Blind Boy Fuller refers to a gun, but I can't understand almost the whole song


Gonna buy me a bulldog
watch you whilst I sleep
keeping your man
xxxxxxx

Gonna buy me a bulldog
xxxxxxx to be hound
xxxxxxx
xxxxxxx

Then I'm going uptown
xxxxxx
xxxxxx
said my girl xxxx

Said my girl
xxxxxxx
xxxxxxx
xxxxxxx

....



Thanks in advance,
Carlos


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bulldog Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 14 - 10:42 AM

See if some of that will be a help to you.


http://www.bobdylanroots.com/weepin.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: BULLDOG BLUES (Blind Boy Fuller)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Mar 14 - 04:09 PM

Blind Boy Fuller recorded this twice. I transcribed both versions from "Blind Boy Fuller, Vol. 3, 1937" (Document Records, DOCD-5093) which I heard on Spotify.


BULLDOG BLUES (62359)

1. Gonna buy me a bulldog, watch you whilst I sleep,
Keeping your man from makin' his early-mornin' creep.

2. Well, I got me a bulldog, sharper than two ... hound.
Takes all them dogs to run my crooked woman down.

3. Then I'm going uptown, have a talk with the chief [of] police.
Said my gal done quit me; I can't see no peace.

4. Said my gal went away and she wouldn't even write to me
Till that made me lonesome, worried as I can be.

SPOKEN: What'd she do, boy?

5. Yeah, she wrote one line and she laid that pencil down.
Said her heart took sorry and her tears came rollin' down.

6. Hey, hey, hey, Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord.
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lordy, Lordy, Lord.

7. Then I feel just like snappin' my pistol in your face,
Let some lonely graveyard be your restin' place.

8. Then I was standing on the corner, Lord, Fifth and Main
Said that police rid by, said, "Tell me your right name."

9. Then I told him my name, read in the bosom of my shirt.
Said I'm a woman-lover, sure don't have to work.

10. Said it ain't no use of sad me workin' so hard.
Said I got too many women in the white folks' yard.

11. Said he killed that chicken and he saved me the wing.
Said he think I'm workin'; I ain't doin' a doggone thing.

12. Now, bye-bye, baby; gwine to leave you here by yourself.
Since you done quit me, I got to get me someone else.


BULL DOG BLUES (21629)

1. Gonna buy me a bulldog, yeah, sharper than two big(?) hounds.
Got me two high-yellow women, one black, and one brown.

2. Gonna buy me a bulldog, yeah, watch it whilst I sleep,
Just to keep these men from makin' this early-mornin' creep.

3. Then I'm goin' uptown, have a talk with the chief [of] police.
Said my woman I love quit me; I don't see no peace.

4. She got my mind all worried like water in the deep blue sea.
Said that's all right, mama, way you treat poor me.

5. Mmm-hmm, mmm=hmm.
Mmm-mmm, Lordy, Lordy, Lord.

6. Then I feel just like snappin' my pistol in your face.
Let some lonely graveyard be your restin' place.

SPOKEN: Ah, fiddle long time.

[Instrumental break]

7. I was standing on the corner, yeah, corner of Broad and Main.
Said that police rid by, asked me my right name.

SPOKEN: What'd you tell him, boy?

8. Then I told him my name, it read in the inner bosom of my shirt.
Said I'm a woman-lover and I sure don't have to work.

10. Yea-hey, yea-hey.
Said I'm a woman-lover; sure don't have to work.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bulldog Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 14 - 05:51 PM

Thanks so much Jim Dixon. You always there!


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