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Subject: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: jeepman (inactive)
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:28 PM

I used to have a tape of this guy and lost it. He is great. I may have his name slightly wrong.(Blomberg maybe?) I think he recorded on Fantasy records. Please Help. Jeepman


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Subject: Lyr Add: COCAINE BLUES
From: Jimmy C
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:50 PM

Are you looking for a tape by that name or a song? If it is a song I have one here. It may or may not be the one your after.

COCAINE BLUES

(C) Yonder comes my baby, all (C7) dressed in blue.
(F) Hey baby, what you (F7) gonna do?
(C) Cocaine (G&) all around my (C) brain.

CHORUS: (E7) Hey, baby, won't you come here quick?
(F) This old cocaine is (F7) makin' me sick.
(C) Cocaine (G&) all around my (C) brain.

Yonder comes my baby, all dressed in white.
Hey baby, Gonna stay all night?
Cocaine all around my brain.


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:51 PM

The name is Bromberg and he is great. You can find lots of his recordings out there easily. And if you like David Bromberg, you REALLY need to check out Dave Van Ronk!!! The song you're referring to is in the DT HERE....a real standard!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: Jimmy C
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:53 PM

I'll try that again
Blues

(C)Yonder comes my baby, all (C7)dressed in blue
(F)Hey baby, what you (F7)gonna do?,
(C)Cocaine (G7)all around my (C) brain

Chorus (E7)Hey, baby, won't you come here quick
(F)This old cocaine is (F7)makin' me sick
(C)Cocaine (G7)all around my (C) brain

Yonder comes my baby, all dressed in white
Hey baby, Gonna stay all night?,
Cocaine all around my brain


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:58 PM

Hey Jimmy....there's three in the DT.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: jeepman (inactive)
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 04:05 PM

You guys are greaat. This really gets me started. Jeepman


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: Clifton53
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 04:21 PM

The song Bromberg did is different than the ones in the DT. It was on his "My Own House" recording.

I call my Cora, Along come Sally with her nose all tore,
doctor says she can't sniff no more
he says cocaine's for horses not for men,
says it's gonna kill me but he don't say when,
I'm simply wild about my good cocaine"

But, he does attribute it to Luke Jordan. I can only remember the chorus part.

Clifton


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: jeepman (inactive)
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:08 PM

Thanks, Clifton, you nailed it. Jman


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: GUEST,Bouzouki Bob
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 07:50 PM

just this week, I downloaded off of Napster a nice version of "cocaine blues" by Townes Van Zandt. You should check it out.


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: Max Tone
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:25 PM

Well it's 2 a.m. an' I foun' this thread
I'll be up all night with my nose all red.
I'm writing words, won' get no sleep;
This rock does roll but it don' come cheap.

Can blue men do the whites,
or white men the blues?
Who gives a shite,
When you got the good news.
RMG
Clifton -- If you ever remember or find the rest of the lyrics, let us all know, please -- sounds great.

Taj Mahal's version of "Ain't Nobody's Business", on "Satisfied 'n' Tickled, too" (CBS 81346 - UK cat.#) has the classic verse (roughly!)---

Champagne don't drive me crazy,
Cocaine don't make me lazy;
Ain't nobody's business if I do
Well candy's dandy
but Liquor's quicker
There ain't no ??? down in Costa Rica
Ain't nobody's business but my own.

Have a Purrrrfect Xmas
Rob


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: ddw
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 11:48 PM

John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb and Rev. Gary Davis all did versions of songs called Cocaine and all are different. DvR's version, if I remember correctly, is closer to Davis's than it is to the others, but still pretty different.

david


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: Jock Morris
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 05:36 AM

Local blues man Al Hughes has recorded a darn fine version of the Rev. Gary Davis's version on his album "Sitting on Mr. Superbad's Hat".

Scott


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: mkebenn
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 07:09 AM

I've done this song for years and given credit to Rev. Gary Davis. Am I wrong? Mike


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:17 AM

David Bromberg is a great musician and performer, and to my ears "My Own House" was his best record -- mainly acoustic, solo or small ensemble, with a couple of live cuts thrown in. I've been playing his version of Blind Blake's "Chump Man Blues" ever since learning it off the album twenty years ago. I saw him on the tour he did to support this album (must have been around 1980), which followed the same format -- acoustic solo/duo/trio. Great stuff. He doesn't perform regularly any more, but if he ever does venture out, you should make it a point to see him.


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:38 AM

Max Tone,

The line from Taj's song is "You can drink all the Liquor dwon in Costa Rica"


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: Max Tone
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:10 PM

Cheers, Steve,

How did I possibly forget the word "liquor"? !!

I take it you'd dwoned a few yourself, before typing! I had, hence the silly off the cuff lyrics above.

Additional verses on the same theme welcome from all.

I've started a thread on the origins of Taj's version -- Here, if my blicky works
Rob


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: rube1
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:37 AM

Dylan's version of the same song on a bootleg contains the verse "hey there baby all dressed in purple, come on over here, I wanna see your nipple, cocaine, all around my brain.." -always got a chuckle out of me


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:19 PM

You can get Bromberg's version on Napster


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: GUEST,Pontiac Joe
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:24 PM

I have a live version from Bromberg where he explains the use of coke in world war 1


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Subject: RE: Cocaine Blues by David Bomberg
From: mississippi mambo
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 10:38 PM

Well i was named after the not yet deceased Eric Clapton ive been playing guitar and learning the delta blues since i was 8 years old. ive got a couple of tunes about cocaine but im not to share sorry. well im new to this computer,but i have a gibson black acoustic,and also a fender stratocaster, well e-mail me and i would love to hear some yur tunes you hear.

sincerely:mississippi mambo


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