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Lyr Req: Back to Mississippi (Mississippi Sheiks)

GUEST,jassplayer 18 Feb 2015 21 Feb 15 - 02:49 PM
GUEST,cnd 18 Feb 2015 21 Feb 15 - 02:51 PM
GUEST,Roger the Skiffler 19 Feb 2015 21 Feb 15 - 02:52 PM
GUEST,cnd 19 Feb 2015 21 Feb 15 - 02:53 PM
GUEST,19 Feb 2015 21 Feb 15 - 02:54 PM
GUEST,Janie (19 Feb 2015) 21 Feb 15 - 02:56 PM
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Subject: lyr req/ADD: Back to Mississippi (Miss.
From: GUEST,jassplayer 18 Feb 2015
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 02:49 PM

Looking for lyrics and/or any other info on this rarest of the Sheiks'recordings.
jack@wepecket.com


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Subject: RE: lyr req/ADD: Back to Mississippi (Miss.
From: GUEST,cnd 18 Feb 2015
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 02:51 PM

As far as info:

"Recorded in san Antonio, June 10, 1930.
Bo Carter,v/ Lonnie Chatman,vn/ Sam Chatman, v/ Walter Vinson, g"

on the first version that popped up on Youtube.

Lyrics (and this is by-ear, so it could be wrong)

BACK TO MISSISSIPPI

Always tell baby when ya man gone, put you down
Won't bring no money home and his face is full-a frown

You better go back to Mississippi
You better go back to Mississippi
You better go back to Mississippi
A-honey, where the weather ain't cold.

I'm gonna tell ya one thing, baby, honey that's so,
You can't be up here, my love, stomp on that floor

You better go back to Mississippi
You better go back to Mississippi
You better go back to Mississippi
A-honey, where the weather ain't cold

Now a nickel's a nickel, a dime's a dime
A-woman gets tired-a ??wansin?? so to kill the time

And she'll go back to Mississippi
She'll go back to Mississippi
She'll go back to Mississippi
A-Honey, where the weather ain't cold

Oh, step on it!

Baby I wanna tell you the fact
Lord, I knew you better take your money back

And go back to Mississippi
And go back to Mississippi
Better go back to Mississippi
A-honey, where the weather ain't cold

Now, look-y here, baby, I'm gonna expite you
Go on one man, a tab'll never do ya

Better go back to Mississippi
Better go back to Mississippi
You better go back to Mississippi
A-honey where the weather ain't cold

It take a rockin' chair to rock
A rower boy to row
A Mississippi train, now, to satisfy the soul

And we'll go back to Mississippi
We'll go back to Mississippi
We'll go back to Mississippi
A-honey where the weather ain't cold

Well, those are the lyrics, to the best of my abilities. I'm particularyl unsure of stanza 5 (starting with "now a nickel's"), as indicated by the ??? I don't even have a guess for that. I'm also moderately unsure of 10 (starting with "now look-y here")

I hope this helps!


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Subject: RE: lyr req/ADD: Back to Mississippi (Miss.
From: GUEST,Roger the Skiffler 19 Feb 2015
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 02:52 PM

The usual floating verse in blues is "rubber ballto roll" rather than "rower..."
Would "wansin" be "waiting"?
RtS
(But I might be wrong...!)


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Subject: RE: lyr req/ADD: Back to Mississippi (Miss.
From: GUEST,cnd 19 Feb 2015
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 02:53 PM

I don't know, doesn't sound like waiting, though I considered it. Here's the version I used, and it should be linked to start that verse soon after:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs_VVHEuodM#t=65

It sounds like it's pronounced phonetically: wænsɪn.

If that doesn't come out right, W-ayah (like a baby crying) -n-sin (like the word sin). Waiting would make sense, but it doesn't sound like it.

However, upon hearing "rubber ball to roll," I will have to agree with you there. That sounds much better.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BACK TO MISSISSIPPI (Mississippi Sheiks)
From: GUEST,19 Feb 2015
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 02:54 PM

I hear some different stuff, here's the words I use:

1. Always tell, baby, when your man's gon' put you down
Won't bring no money home and his face is full of frowns.
You better go back to Mississippi.
(You) better go back to Mississippi.
You better go back to Mississippi,
Honey, where the weather ain't cold.

2. I'm gon' tell you one thing, baby, honey, that's sure:
You can't stay up here and wear them double-thin clothes.
You better go back....

3. Now a nickel's a nickel, a dime's a dime.
Woman gets tired of wearing thin clothes up here all the time,
And she'll go back....

4. Baby, I'm gonna tell you the facts:
Don't like me, you better take your money back
And go back....

5. Now looka here, baby, I'm gonna advise you:
Goin' one man up here will never do.
You better go back....

6. It takes a rocking chair to rock, a rubber ball to roll,
A Mississippi train now, to satisfy my soul,
And we'll go back....


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Subject: RE: lyr req/ADD: Back to Mississippi (Miss.
From: GUEST,Janie (19 Feb 2015)
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 02:56 PM

Listening to lyrics posted by Guest

Those lyrics sound right to me for the most part, listening to the youtube link.

Don't know that I'm right, I also hear Woman gets tired of wearing thin clothes up here all the time.

Next to last verse, All I hear is Only one man... don't hear another word between Only and one.


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