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Lyr Req: The Old Me Better (Keb' Mo')

PHJim 29 Jun 14 - 04:59 PM
GUEST,# 29 Jun 14 - 05:08 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jun 14 - 10:30 PM
PHJim 01 Jul 14 - 10:26 AM
PHJim 01 Jul 14 - 10:57 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Old Me Better - Keb Mo
From: PHJim
Date: 29 Jun 14 - 04:59 PM

I'd love to get the lyrics to this great Keb Mo song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Me Better - Keb Mo
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Jun 14 - 05:08 PM

This is on YouTube and I'll give it a try unless someone comes up with the words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_SttAYKiHQ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Me Better - Keb' Mo'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jun 14 - 10:30 PM

I caught just a bit of Keb' Mo's performance on yesterday's Prairie Home Companion (July 28, 2014). I didn't hear him this song, but I guessed that was why you wanted the lyrics. Sure enough, he did the song on the part of the show I missed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCYWXEXTunk

Great song, isn't it?

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD ME BETTER (Keb' Mo')
From: PHJim
Date: 01 Jul 14 - 10:26 AM

You're right Joe. That's where I heard it and figured it'd make a great jug band song. I used those videos and I think I've got it pretty close:

The Old Me Better    Keb Mo

When I first laid eyes on you I swore that I'd do anything
Let you clean me up, fix me up, just to get you to wear my wedding ring,
Now I'm having second thoughts and I'm writing you this letter
Cause I'm scared to tell you to your face, but I liked the old me better.

I liked the old me better, I was a lot more fun.
I liked the old me better, didn't take crap from anyone.
Well, I'd sleep all day, party all night,
Do whatever I wanted whenever I liked,
Yes you made me a brand new man
But I liked the old me better.

Well don't get me wrong, it ain't that bad and I appreciate the work.
I don't drink as much, I don't swear as much, even made me go to church.
But I ain't done much talkin' since the day we got together
And I'm a different man because of you, but I liked the old me better.

I liked the old...
No doubt about it; you're the only one
And I know you've grown to love the man that I've become,
But I like the old...

Well I've got to say you're the only one that I'll ever love,
You and me, we're a perfect fit, like a hand in a glove,
But now I'm sittin' here lookin' back , wearin' this stupid sweater
Truth be told I've got to say that I liked the old me better.

I liked the old...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Me Better - Keb Mo
From: PHJim
Date: 01 Jul 14 - 10:57 AM

I case anyone's interested in the chords , here's what I use with the capo at II to play along with Keb:

(C) When I first laid eyes on you
I (F) swore that I'd do (C) anything
Let you clean me up, fix me up,
Just to (D7) get you to wear my (G) wedding ring,
(C) Now I'm having (C7) second thoughts
And I'm (F) writing you this (Cdim) letter
Cause I'm (C) scared to tell you (A) to your face,
But (D7) I liked the (G) old me (C) better.

I liked the old me better, (F) I was a lot more (C) fun.
I liked the old me better, (D7) didn't take crap from (G) anyone.
Well, I'd (C) sleep all day, (C7) party all night,
Do what(F)ever I wanted when(Cdim)ever I liked,
Yes (C) you made me a (A) brand new man
But (D7) I liked the (G) old me (C) better.


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