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Lyr Req: Do Right Daddy Blues (Gene Autry)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Do Right Daddy Blues (Gene Autry)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Jul 15 - 05:32 AM

I'm trying to find the lyrics to a Gene Autry song "Do Right Daddy Blues". They don't seem to be on any of the lyrics sites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Right Daddy Blues (Gene Autry)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 26 Jul 15 - 09:10 AM

http://www.classic-country-song-lyrics.com/dorightdaddylyricschords.html

Hank Snow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Right Daddy Blues (Gene Autry)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 26 Jul 15 - 09:11 AM

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xttxbe_gene-autry-do-right-daddy-blues-remastered-country-music-experience_music


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Right Daddy Blues (Gene Autry)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 15 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the replies. I guess I should have mentioned that Hank Snow lyric/chord, as I found it too before.
English is not the language I speak, but it's quite easy to hear that the lyrics in Gene Autry's version doesn't exactly match Hank Snow's version.

Also, isn't it Sioux he's come across, not zoo?

There are some parts I understand but not the whole song. If anybody has the lyrics to Gene Autry's version, please post 'em here. Thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DO RIGHT DADDY BLUES (Gene Autry)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 26 Jul 15 - 02:50 PM

Autry recorded the song three times in early 1931: two versions are essentially the same, the third quite different.

First is the text which he recorded for Victor, 18 Feb 1931, with Frankie Marvin on steel guitar. There are a couple of steel breaks in the song, and a shorter one at the end. Autry yodels at the end of each verse in all versions, and sings a repeat of the chorus line, following a guitar solo, at the end of each version, though that chorus line differs in the duo and solo recordings.

I just come down from across the Soo
I'm a true-lovin' daddy, say, will I do?
I'm a do-right daddy and I don't deny my name.

Now you can feel my legs, you can feel my thigh
But if you feel my legs you gotta ride me high
I'm a do-right daddy and I can't be treated this way.

Well I didn't come down to beat nobody's time
I just come down to see a gal of mine
I'm a do-right daddy, I can ramble where I please.

Then I took that gal to the Dallas fair
We sure set us a record there
I'm a do-right daddy and I don't care where I go.

I went to Boston, come back down Maine
I met a policeman, he says "What's your name?"
I says my name is on the tail of my shirt
I'm a do-right daddy, don't have to work.

I'm a-goin' to the river, gonna jump in and drown
Cause my little baby's done and turned me down
I'm a do-right daddy but I can't keep livin' this way.

(short steel break by Frankie Marvin)
I'm a do-right daddy but I can't keep livin' this way.

Autry cut this for ARC two months later, 13 Apr 1931, with Frank Marvin playing acoustic, rather than steel, guitar. The timing is different, a bit funkier, but the lyrics are identical, except that verse 3 of the Victor rendition is omitted from the ARC take. With a verse omitted, Marvin gets an extra guitar break.

There's also a solo version with Autry providing his own acoustic guitar accompanment, which was recorded 31 Mar 1931 and released on the Victor sub-label Timely Tunes. Completely different lyrics in this one.

The old train's comin' down the track
I'm a-leavin' you mama, never comin' back
I'm a do-right daddy and I don't deny my name.

You can cheat on me once, you can cheat on me twice
But you must keep your daddy warm at night
Cause I'm a do-right daddy, you must stay home at night.

You leave home early and you come home late
I'm a steppin' daddy with a Cadillac 8
I'm a do-right daddy and I'll take the mamas out.

I don't want you, mama, if you don't want me
There's too many mamas will set on my knee
I'm a do-right daddy and I don't have to stay with you.

I was a brakeman on a railroad train
And that's just how I got my name
I was a do-right daddy, and the girls will say the same.

Some of these days, when I'm far away
You'll wake up in the mornin' and say
I was a do-right daddy, you wish I'd come back home.

(acoustic guitar solo)
Cause I'm a do-right daddy and I don't deny my name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Right Daddy Blues (Gene Autry)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 15 - 01:46 AM

Thank you very much for the lyrics and the detailed recording history!


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