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Lyr Req: John, Ain't It Hard (Taj Mahal)

GUEST,CraigS 29 Oct 00 - 01:30 PM
Pene Azul 29 Oct 00 - 01:43 PM
GUEST,CraigS 30 Oct 00 - 06:59 AM
Jim Dixon 02 Jan 12 - 08:30 PM
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Subject: Help: John, ain't it hard
From: GUEST,CraigS
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 01:30 PM

First verse:

When that train leaves the station, Well, it makes up in the yard, And I'm talking to the conductor Saying, John, ain't it hard

I've been singing this blues song for 25 years, but I don't know who wrote it, or who performed it originally - I learned it from someone I was in a band with, and I've lost touch with him. Anybody help?


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Subject: RE: Help: John, ain't it hard
From: Pene Azul
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 01:43 PM

Taj Mahal recorded it in 1971 on The Real Thing. I don't know if he wrote it, or if it's an older song.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Help: John, ain't it hard
From: GUEST,CraigS
Date: 30 Oct 00 - 06:59 AM

Thanks for that.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHN, AIN'T IT HARD? (Taj Mahal)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 08:30 PM

JOHN, AIN'T IT HARD?
As sung by Taj Mahal on "The Real Thing" (1971)

Soon as the train reach that ol' station an' make up in the yard,
I'm 'o' call out to that ol' conductor, singin', "John, John, ain't it hard?"

Saw my baby, my sweet baby; she was all dressed up in red.
It was not the clothes she wore, but it was these ol' sweet words she said:

She say: "Daddy, sweet daddy, last night I dreamed the whole round world was mine.
You know I woke up laughin', woke up laughin' to keep from cryin'."

Please don't you cry, babe; gi' me one kiss, but after two kisses, don't you cry no more.
Ah, babe, you know what life an' love is for.

Baby, my sweet baby, ooh, mama, so nice to have you all the way(?) home.
I was gettin' so tired o' livin' all alone.

Soon as that ol' train reach that ol' station an' make up in the yard,
I'm 'o' call out to that ol' conductor, singin', "John, ain't it hard?
Singin' John, oh, John, ain't it hard?
John, oh, John, ain't it hard?"


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