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Lyr Req: Blood in my Eyes (Mississippi Sheiks)

GUEST,Old Sam Teardrop 25 Aug 16 - 07:00 PM
GUEST 25 Aug 16 - 07:04 PM
cnd 25 Aug 16 - 08:39 PM
BanjoRay 26 Aug 16 - 12:17 PM
GUEST 01 Sep 16 - 03:26 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Blood in my Eyes- Mississippi Sheiks
From: GUEST,Old Sam Teardrop
Date: 25 Aug 16 - 07:00 PM

Hi all,

Been a big fan for a long time, found many answers to things I'd previously Mondegreened live. (a term I even learned here!)

Anyway, I was surprised this song hadn't been dissected here previously. Great tune, bob dylan covered it, but all lyrics online suggest that the third time through the title phrase he sings "blood in my eyes for you". CLEARLY on the 3rd iteration in EACH verse it is another word. Seems to start with an "S". I thought I heard "sperm" one time, maybe "socket", maybe "pocket". Dunno. I am at a loss.

I've starred below where the ambiguous word is. listen to the Sheiks version on youtube and you will see that it is clearly not "eyes".

Woke up this morning, feeling blue
Seen a good looking girl, can I make love with you
Hey, hey, babe, I got blood in my eyes for you
Hey, hey, babe, I got blood in my eyes for you
I got blood in my *******?????? for you, baby
I don't care what in the world you do.

Thanks in advance for your help! I'd like to do this live, but wanna do it justice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood in my Eyes- Mississippi Sheiks
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 16 - 07:04 PM

Here's a link to the youtube clip. Swear it sounds like "spuggit" sometimes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX_5YOuCT6A


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE GOT BLOOD IN MY EYES FOR YOU
From: cnd
Date: 25 Aug 16 - 08:39 PM

I honestly think it sounds the same each time

I woke up this morning, feeling blue
I said "A good looking girl, can I make love with you
Hey, hey, babe, I've got blood in my eyes for you
Hey, hey, babe, I've got blood in my eyes for you
I got blood in my eyes for you, baby
I don't care what in this world you do

I went back home, put on my tie
Gonna get that girl that 'is money will buy
Hey, hey, babe, I got blood in my eyes for you
Hey, hey, babe, I got blood in my eyes for you
I've got blood in my eyes for you, baby
I don't care what in the world you do

She looked at me, begin to smile
Hey-hey babe, 'Can't you wait a little while?'
No, no babe, I've got blood in my eyes for you
No, no babe, I've got blood in my eyes for you
I've got blood in my eyes for you, baby
I don't care what in this world you do

[spoken] 'Oh, I've got blood in my eyes for you'

No, no ma'am, I can't wait
You got my money, tryin' to break this date
Hey, hey, babe, I got blood in my eyes for you
Hey, hey, babe, I got blood in my eyes for you
I've got blood in my eyes for you, baby
I don't care what in the world you do

I'm gonna tell you something, gonna tell you the facts
If you don't want me, give my money back
Hey, hey, babe, I've got blood in my eyes for you
Hey, hey, babe, I've got blood in my eyes for you
I've got blood in my eyes for you, baby
I don't care what in this world you do

It ain't no need a-gettin' roustin' yo jaws
Ya ain't gonna get none of my Santa Claus
Hey, hey, babe, I've got blood in my eyes for you
Hey, hey, babe, I've got blood in my eyes for you
I've got blood in my eyes for you, baby
I don't care what in this world you do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood in my Eyes- Mississippi Sheiks
From: BanjoRay
Date: 26 Aug 16 - 12:17 PM

cnd's transcription sounds perfect to me.

Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood in my Eyes (Mississippi Sheiks)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 03:26 PM

I'm wondering if my question wasn't clear enough. Because with all due respect, the lyric in question is definitely not "eyes". I appreciate ya'll listening to the tune. Take a closer listen though. At the following time marks on the youtube clip. The 3rd instance of "I've got blood in my" the next word is not "eye"
0:28
0:56
1:22
2:09

I'm starting to think it was something profane in the actual song (given the obvious sexual overtones) and that he just muttered nonsense in place of the profane word for the recording.

All due respect and many thanks for any insight anyone can provide.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood in my Eyes (Mississippi Sheiks)
From: Stewie
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 07:48 PM

I reckon he is singing 'i've got blood in my eyes for you, baby' at those points. The speed and intonation is somewhat different, but it sounds reasonably clear to me.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood in my Eyes (Mississippi Sheiks)
From: cnd
Date: 02 Sep 16 - 04:00 PM

I'm fairly certain he says blood in my eyes. I've listened to all your examples a couple times and they all sound like "blood in my eyes." Albeit, it is highly slurred, but it's still "blood in my eyes"


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