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Lyr Req: Good Old Wagon (Bessie Smith)

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TELL OLD BILL
YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD OLD WAGON


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GUEST,nyinstitue@viabcp.com 08 Jul 00 - 03:48 AM
Joe Offer 08 Jul 00 - 04:56 AM
dwditty 08 Jul 00 - 06:24 AM
Joe Offer 08 Jul 00 - 02:33 PM
GUEST,Rich 09 Jul 00 - 02:50 AM
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Subject: Good Ole Wagon
From: GUEST,nyinstitue@viabcp.com
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 03:48 AM

Help!!! Can anyone provide lyrics for "Good Ole Wagon", sung by Bessie Smith, Dave Van Rock among others? Rich


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD OLD WAGON BUT YOU...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 04:56 AM

Is it this one, Rich?
-Joe Offer-

You've Been a Good Old Wagon
But You Done Broke Down

by Harney & Biller

I was standing in a crap game doing no harm,
baby!
When a copper grabbed me by my arm,
honey!
Took me down to the jailhouse door,
Place I never had been before,
I was run in.

[Chorus]
No more will I buy my sweet thing pork chops!
And hear her lily lips go flip flop!
The reason I'm in trouble 'bout my sweet thing
Is because this song to me she did sing:
"Goodbye, my honey, if you call it gone,
darling!
Goodbye, my honey, if you call it gone,
baby!
Goodbye, my honey, if you call it gone,
You've been a good old wagon
      but you done broke down;
bye-bye."

The judge asked me what had I done;
baby!
Said standing in a crap game getting my gun,
hot stuff!
The judge and jury said to me,
"You have killed three people in the first degree;
no bail."

(repeat chorus)


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD OLD WAGON (Bessie Smith)
From: dwditty
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 06:24 AM

I think this is it. Funny, I sang this on HearMe just last night (actually early this morning).

Good Old Wagon - Bessie Smith

Listen here, Pretty Papa, please get out of my sight
I am calling it quits now, right from this very night
You've had your day, don't you stand around
You've been a good old wagon, Daddy, but you done broke down

You better go down to the blacksmith shop, get yourself an overhaul
'Cause there ain't nothing about you to make a good woman want to ball
When you were in your prime, you use to love to run around
You've been a good old wagon, Daddy, but you done broke down

When the sun is shining, that's the time to make hay
But now it's raining all of the time and you can't make your wagon pay
Nobody wants a baby, when a real man can be found
You've been a good old wagon, Daddy, but you done broke down

Now there ain't no use in cryin' or to make a big show
This man has taught me more about lovin' than you will ever know
He is the king of loving, just minus of a crown
He's a good old wagon, Daddy, but and he ain't broke down

One of my favorites.

dw


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Subject: RE: Good Ole Wagon
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 02:33 PM

Click here for a nice sample of Dave Van Ronk's recording of the song
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Good Ole Wagon
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 02:50 AM

Thanks to both of you for the lyrics (dwd)and a chance to listen to music (Joe) that I lost in an old divorce.


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Subject: RE: Good Ole Wagon
From: simon-pierre
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 09:51 PM

I spent many hours searching the web for the chords of this song. Can anyone help me?


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