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Lyr/Chords Req: High Powered Woman

GUEST,Dan Evergreen 10 Apr 01 - 09:53 AM
GUEST 11 Apr 01 - 05:31 PM
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Subject: High Powered Woman; Hard Time Blues
From: GUEST,Dan Evergreen
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 09:53 AM

Trying to learn a coupla' Jimmy Rogers songs and I can't quite follow the chording. they don't sound like blues chords. I need the chords for the yodel parts also. Thanks a lot for any help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: High Powered Woman
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 05:31 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: High Powered Woman
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 12:43 AM

Allmusic.com lists a song called HIGH POWERED WOMAN, which was written and recorded by Sonny Terry, and also recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis.

I don't see any indication that it was recorded by either Jimmie Rodgers or Jimmy Rogers (who are, by the way, two three different people?but I think only one of them yodeled).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: High Powered Woman
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 14 - 03:48 AM

Jimmy Rodgers (the yodeling one), didn't record "High Powered Woman", but "High Powered MAMA".

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Subject: Lyr Add: HIGH POWERED MAMA (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jul 14 - 04:28 PM

Sorry; I can't help with the chords, but I was able to transcribe these lyrics from a recording on Spotify. The song appears on several compilations.

This song is very free-form, unusual for Rodgers, and doesn't fit easily into any regular metrical pattern. The best I could do was to break it into couplets, although I think, once you know the chords, you could probably arrange it into longer verses.


HIGH POWERED MAMA
As sung by Jimmie Rodgers (1929)

Talk about blues, the mean old blues; we all have the blues sometime,
But the meanest blues I've ever had is about that gal o' mine. (yodel)

A marriage license and a wedding ring
To that pretty mama don't mean a thing.

When they start steppin', it ain't no use,
'Cause a triflin' mama's got a good excuse. (yodel)

High-powered mama, get yourself in gear,
For the way you've been stepping out, it won't work here.

I was a good man and you had a good home,
But you just couldn't leave other daddies alone. (yodel)

I'm going to leave you now,
And you're going to miss your daddy, and miss him how.

I bought you a home and give you a car,
And half of the time I don't know where you are.

When I was a brakeman riding on the rail,
You had another daddy in the county jail.

So high-powered mama, I'm leaving you now.
You're going to miss your daddy, and miss me how. (yodel)


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Subject: Folklore: Jimmie Rodgers x 2 and Jimmy Rogers
From: GUEST,#
Date: 24 Jul 14 - 11:04 PM

I tried SIX times to post this to the High Powered Woman thread to no avail. Maybe this will work. At that point if a moderator cares to add
this to the thread I've been attempting to post it on and delete this one that would be just lovely.
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'James Charles "Jimmie" Rodgers (September 8, 1897 ? May 26, 1933) was an American country singer in the early 20th century, known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling. Among the first country music superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known as "The Singing Brakeman", "The Blue Yodeler", and "The Father of Country Music".[1]'

That is from an excellent Wiki article at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Rodgers_(country_singer)

and a few of his songs can be heard (look on the right-hand side of the page) including T for Texas. 'This' Jimmie Rodgers has a d in his name.) Incidentally, the recording bibliography looks primo.

Here's the Youtube link to 'Waiting For a Train'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbzc77Tz6PA

Anyway, that's Jimmie Rodgers whom I think of as JR1.

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"James Frederick "Jimmie" Rodgers (born September 18, 1933 in Camas, Washington, United States) is an American popular music singer. Rodgers had a brief run of mainstream popularity in the late 1950s with a string of crossover singles that ranked highly on the Billboard Pop Singles, Hot Country and Western Sides and Hot Rhythm and Blues Sides charts; in the 1960s, Rodgers had more modest successes with adult contemporary music."

From a good article at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Rodgers_(pop_singer)

The music bibliography is really good.


JR2 was born about 4 months after JR1 died. JR2 is still going strong. There is an interview with him on YouTube at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aySlePJT-XE

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"Jimmy Rogers (June 3, 1924 ? December 19, 1997)[2] was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player,[1] best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters' band of the 1950s.[3] He also had solo hits on the R&B chart with "That's All Right" in 1950 and "Walking By Myself" in 1954.

He withdrew from the music industry at the end of the 1950s, only returning to recording and touring in the 1970s."

from a Wiki article at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Rogers

Think Chicago blues.

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Jimmie Rodgers x 2 and Jimmy Rogers
From: GUEST,#
Date: 24 Jul 14 - 11:06 PM

I just tried to post this there again. Waste of time. WTF is going on?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Jimmie Rodgers x 2 and Jimmy Rogers
From: The Sandman
Date: 24 Jul 14 - 11:57 PM

I thought the yodelling brakeman was spelled jimmie rodgers, am I mistaken


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Jimmie Rodgers x 2 and Jimmy Rogers
From: GUEST,#
Date: 25 Jul 14 - 12:11 AM

Hi, GSS. No, you are not mistaken.

As Jim Dixon alluded to on the thread entitled High Powered Woman, it causes lotsa confusion from time to time. All one has to do is try almost any spelling of the names on YouTube (or Google for that matter) and you'll find the work of all three musicians with the same sounding names mixed in with each other--if that makes any sense. A similar question was in a thread about 8-11 years ago. That memory sparked me to post this stuff because as I recall only a few people knew who was who in terms of the spellings of the names, myself included.


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