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Lyr Req: North Carolina Blues (Midnight Special?)

GUEST,Martin 24 Jun 18 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,MVS 24 Jun 18 - 10:58 AM
GUEST 24 Jun 18 - 11:08 AM
GUEST 25 Jun 18 - 06:00 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: North Carolina Blues (Midnight Special?)
From: GUEST,Martin
Date: 24 Jun 18 - 10:21 AM

Hi

If someone could help me to fill these missing lyrics from North Carolina Blues, a song by Lewis McDaniels, recorded in 1930? It's kind of a variation from Midnight Special.

Many thanks!



When you go to North Carolina, you better walk right
You better not gamble, and you better not fight

If ,                        they’ll take you right down
If you got no money, you’re                bound

        clock in the morning, when the ding dong ring
You go to the table, it’s the same old thing

A cup of coffee on the table, as better as go
If you don’t like bad boy, don’t drink it at all

Yonder come my woman, oh how do you know
She got the same old apron, she always wore

Red ribbon on her shoulder, and her money in her hand
         stand back captain, I come after my man

Six o’clock in the evening, when the ding dong ring
You go to the table, it’s the same old thing

Corn bread on the table, as hard as a rock
Ain’t that enough lady, to break

If anybody ask you, who sang this song
Tell                                been here but gone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: North Carolina Blues (Midnight Special?)
From: GUEST,MVS
Date: 24 Jun 18 - 10:58 AM

verse 2
If you do, they'll arrest you, they'll take you right down
If you got no money you're chain gang bound.

verse 3
Six o'clock in the morning

verse 4
A cup of coffee on the table, as bitter as gall
If you don't like that/i>, boy, don't drink it at all.

verse 6
Red ribbon on her shoulder, and her money in her hand
Sayin' stand back, captain, I've come after my man.

verse 8
Ain't that enough, lady, to break a husband's heart.

Verse 9
Tell 'em Aggravatin' Daddy been here but gone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: North Carolina Blues (Midnight Special?)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jun 18 - 11:08 AM

Thanks you so much MVS!

English is not my main language. These 20-30's songs can be difficult to decipher for a French speaker...

Best

Martin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: North Carolina Blues (Midnight Special?)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jun 18 - 06:00 AM

Also recorded as Walk Right in Belmont by Watts @ Wilson circa April 1927, three years prior to the above.


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