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Lyr Req: Lookin' for Trouble (Steve Goodman)

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Denis 24 Dec 99 - 06:22 PM
Joe Offer 24 Dec 99 - 08:01 PM
Art Thieme 25 Dec 99 - 01:44 AM
Art Thieme 25 Dec 99 - 05:58 PM
Denis 25 Dec 99 - 11:44 PM
Roger in Baltimore 26 Dec 99 - 10:16 PM
Mark Cohen 27 Dec 99 - 01:20 AM
Denis Murphy Melbourne Australia 04 Jan 00 - 05:39 AM
GUEST 02 Aug 09 - 08:26 PM
Charley Noble 16 Nov 09 - 10:07 PM
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Subject: Steve Goodman song
From: Denis
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 06:22 PM

Can anyone recommend a site where I can find the lyrics and chords and or sound clip of Steve Goodman song 'Looking for trouble' Thanks Denis Melbourne Australia


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Subject: ADD: Somebody Else's Troubles (Goodman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 08:01 PM

Well, the site you're looking for certainly isn't http://www.stevegoodman.com/, that's fer sure. Try http://www.hepcat.com/ (click) - lots of good stuff from "our" Steve there.

I have several Goodman CD's, and the closest I could find was this:

SOMEBODY ELSE'S TROUBLES
(Steve Goodman)

Yesterday I went downtown and saw an old-time picture show
And the hero got a pie in the face;
He didn't like that, and he stormed around the screen.
Everybody else was laughin' in that place.

(Chorus)
That's 'cause it ain't hard
To get along with somebody else's troubles,
And they don't make you lose any sleep at night.
Just as long as fate is there bustin' somebody else's bubbles,
Everything's gonna be all right.
Everything's gonna be all right.

Tell me, Did you ever have to pay for something that you didn't do,
Did you ever figure out the reason why?
When the doctor says this is gonna hurt me a lot more than this hurts you
Did you ever figure out that, that's a lie?
(chorus)

And I saw the boss come a-walking down along that factory line,
He said, "We all have to tighten up our belts."
But he didn't look any thinner than he did a year ago,
And I wonder just how hungry that man felt.
(chorus)

Now, I asked that undertaker what it took to make him laugh
When all he ever saw is people crying,
First he hands me a bunch of flowers that he'd received on my behalf,
And said, "Steve, business just gets better all the time."
(chorus)
^^
I realize this may not be the song you want, but it's a darn good song. Another possibility might be TROUBLE WILL FIND YOU (click).
Hey, maybe that's the one you want!!!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Steve Goodman song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 01:44 AM

Don't go looking for trouble,
Trouble will find you,
Trouble will find you,
Trouble will find you,
Don't go lookin' for trouble,
Trouble will find you,
You sure won't have to look too far.

That's the chorus to the song I think. I do have the rest of those lyrics here but I've got to get to bed now or Santa won't leave nothin'. After the gifts are all opened tomorrow I'll get to finding the song for you---if nobody posts it here first.

Have a fine holiday,

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Steve Goodman song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 05:58 PM

Sorry, Can't find it. I'll keep looking so check back here every so often.

Art


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Subject: RE: Steve Goodman song
From: Denis
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 11:44 PM

Thanks a lot Joe and Art... you were both right its called as you said "trouble will find you"..thanks for the lyrics..might be able to find a sound clip out there now...also for Somebody elses troubles Have a great bug free NY Denis


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE (S Goodman)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 10:16 PM

Denis,

Here are the chords to the best of my knowledge.

LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE
(Steve Goodman)

Am.............................................................. E7...........Am
First time you take a drink you want to spit and sputter

Dm...............................Am
Shiver and shudder, mumble and mutter.

But the next one tastes so sweet
........................E7.........Am
It makes you want another.

F..............................E7.......Am
Now you drinkin' all the time.

CHO:
....................................................E7...............Am
Don't go lookin' for trouble, trouble will find you.

Dm.................................Am

Trouble will find you, trouble will find you.

..................................................E7................Am
Don't go lookin' for trouble, trouble will find you.

F...............................E7...........Am

Sure don't have to look too hard.


First time you shade the truth you want to run and hide.
Your tongue gets tied, your throat gets dry.

Start thinkin' maybe no one knows you lied.

Now you're shady all the time. CHO:

Bridge:

Dm

Trouble will pin a tail on you.

Am........E7.......Am
Follow you around.

Dm

Catch you when your number's up.

B7...............................E7

And your guard is down.


First time you fall in love, the skies are sunny.

She calls you honey, your jokes are funny.

She reminds you she was only in it for the money.

Now you're drinkin' all the time.

Don't go lookin' for trouble, trouble will find you.

Trouble will find you, deaf, dumb and blind you.

Don't go lookin' for trouble, trouble will find you.

Sure don't have to look too far...
...trouble in your own backyard.

Copyright Steve Goodman

Available on Jessie's Jigs and Other Favorites. Check this CDNow site for ordering or to listen to a sound bite of the song. CLICK HERE.

If you decide to order the CD, please, go through the Mudcat. Go to the main forum page and click on Support the Mudcat, then on CDNow. Mudcat gets a small cut for every CD ordered this way.

Enjoy the song! I think it's a good 'un!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Steve Goodman song
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 01:20 AM

Thanks for reminding me of these two great songs. I first heard of Steve Goodman from my med school roommate in 1974, and saw him in concert a few times in Philadelphia. I don't think I've ever seen anyone with as much stage presence, who so clearly enjoyed being on stage and sharing his music, as Steve. As this year winds down I keep hearing him singing, "The 20th century is almost over..." and wish he were here to see it out with us. Perhaps he is.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Steve Goodman song
From: Denis Murphy Melbourne Australia
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 05:39 AM

Roger, Many thanks for your help with the song which is called "Lookin for trouble" not trouble will find you as I indicated previously... got a bit confused with all the feedback from other Mudcats ( but much appreciated).For the record I heard the song on our local station run by the Australian Broadcasting Commission ( government)called Radio National. Program is called "The Nightly Planet" presenteded by a guy called "Lucky Oceans" an accomplished musician who is either American or Canadian but I think the latter...details of the song are as follows

1454 CD CUT 9 "LOOKING FOR TROUBLE" COMP STEVE GOODMAN PUB BIG EARS MUSIC/RED PAJAMAS MUSIC SUGAR HILL SHCD 3885 (THROUGH SHOCK) MOLLIE O'BRIEN "BIG RED SUN" 5'01 (Bluesy ballad with female vocal, guitar, accordion)


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE (Steve Goodman)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 08:26 PM

LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE
    by Steve Goodman

The first time you take a drink it makes you spit and sputter
Shiver and shudder, mumble and mutter
But the next one tastes so sweet it makes you want another
Now you're drinkin all the time

Don't go lookin for trouble. Trouble will find you,
Trouble will find you, trouble will find you.
Don't go lookin for trouble. Let me remind you
'Cause you sure don't have to look too hard

The first time you shade the truth you want to run and hide
Your tongue gets tied. Your mouth gets dry.
Then you start thinkin maybe no one knows you've lied
Now you're shady all the time

Don't go lookin for trouble. Trouble will find you,
Trouble will find you, trouble will find you.
Don't go lookin for trouble. Let me remind you
'Cause you sure don't have to look too hard

Trouble will pin a tail on you and follow you all around
It'll get you when you're number's up
And when your guard is down

The first time you fall in love the skies are sunny
They call you honey. Your jokes are funny
Then they get bored, then they get restless, then they're up and gone
They leave you cryin' all the time

Don't go lookin for trouble. Trouble will find you,
Trouble will find you. Deaf, dumb and blind you.
Don't go lookin for trouble. Let me remind you
'Cause you sure don't have to look too hard
Trouble in your own back yard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lookin' for Trouble (Steve Goodman)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 10:07 PM

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