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Lyr Req: Buddy Bolden's Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)

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Subject: 'Buddy Bolen's Blues'
From: GUEST,Jack Johnson on Puget Sound
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 10:26 PM

A mandolin playing friend pulled out of his deep brain cells the tune and a few lines of "Buddy Bolen's Blues." We both like the song but it would be great to have a few more lyrics. Any help from you all would be much appreciated.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Buddy Bolen's Blues'
From: Les B
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:05 PM

I think it's "Buddy Bolden" (?) and as I remember from seeing the lyrics somewhere eons ago, they're not very long. It was more of an instrumental. But, I could be wrong .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Buddy Bolen's Blues'
From: bigchuck
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:10 PM

It's too late for me to type it out out right now, but if you'll remind me with a PM, I'll do it tomorrow.
Sandy


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Subject: Lyr Add: BUDDY BOLDEN'S BLUES (Jelly Roll Morton)
From: bigchuck
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:01 AM

This is the way I learned it. Taken from Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt's Folkways album. I have heard some varients

I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say,
Well I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say,
I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say,
Let Mr. Bolden play.

I thought I heard Frankie Dusen shout
Give me that money before I beat it out
Gal, give me that money fore I beats it out
I thought I heard him shout.

And I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say
Nasty bunch of dirty, take it away
You're terrible, you're awful, Take it away,
I thought I heard him say.

I thought I heard Buddy Bolden shout
Open up the window, let the bad air out
Open up that window, let the foul air out
I thought I heard him shout.

I thought I heard Judge Fogarty say,
Thirty days in the Market, Take him away
Give him a good broom to sweep with, take him away
I thought I heard him say.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Buddy Bolen's Blues'
From: Chef
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:03 AM

You can hear a Real Audio recording of Jelly Roll Morton singing the song at...

http://www.redhotjazz.com/buddy.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Buddy Bolen's Blues'
From: GUEST,Jack Johnson
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 10:10 AM

Thanks, you guys, esp Chuck.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BUDDY BOLDEN'S BLUES (Jelly Roll Morton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 10:43 PM

BUDDY BOLDEN'S BLUES
As sung by Jelly Roll Morton on "Last Sessions: The Complete General Recordings" (1997)

1. Thought I heard Buddy Bolden say:
"You're nasty; you're dirty; take it away.
You're terrible; you're awful; take it away."
I thought I heard him say.

2. I thought I heard Buddy Bolden shout:
"Open up that window and let that bad air out.
Open up that window and let the foul air out."
I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say.

3. Thought I heard Judge Fogarty say:
"Thirty days in the Market; take him away.
Get him a good broom to sweep with; take him away."
I thought I heard him say.

4. Thought I heard Frankie Dusen shout:
"Gal, gi' me that money; I'm gonna beat it out.
I mean, gi' me that money like I explain' ya; I'm gonna beat it out."
'Cause I thought I heard Frankie Dusen say.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Buddy Bolden's Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
From: Gurney
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 10:58 PM

It is on Hugh Laurie's 'Let Them Talk.'

Yes, him who played 'House.' Very good CD, all blues, recorded in southern USA, with local talent.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Buddy Bolden's Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 14 - 12:12 AM

My dad and I used to rock out on this song, him hammering out ragtime chords on the piano and me on the guitar.

He sang it:

"I thought I heard Buddy Bolden shout,
Funkybutt, funkybutt, let the stale air out.
Open up the windows, let the stale air out!
I thought I heard him shout!

I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say
Funkybutt, funkybutt, take it away!
Open up the windows, let the stale air out,
I thought I heard him shout."


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