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Lyr Req: Things Are Coming My Way (Bessie Jones)

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GUEST,Guest named Luke 30 Jun 02 - 07:41 PM
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Subject: Bessie Jones
From: GUEST,Guest named Luke
Date: 30 Jun 02 - 07:41 PM

I was wondering if anyone might know the song that starts with, "I got the left hind leg of a rabbit". I heard Bessie Jones sing it years ago but have forgotten the larger part of it. It has the phrase "things are coming my way" in it as well.

Thank you for you kind interest.

Luke


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bessie Jones
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 Jun 02 - 07:52 PM

It's "Kindlin' Wood" on Put Your Hand On Your Hip (Rounder Heritage Series 1166-11587-2). CD info with sound clips is HERE. If nobody else does, I'll post the lyrics tomorrow.

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: THINGS ARE COMIN' MY WAY (from B Jones)
From: rich-joy
Date: 30 Jun 02 - 08:12 PM

THINGS ARE COMIN' MY WAY


1. (I got the left hind leg of a rabbit) - (things are comin my way)
(Well you know) all I gotta do is just a-reach out and grab it -
Things are comin' my way
Oh me, me oh my, I feel happy all of the time
(You know) I ain't got nothin' to worry my mind (becoz)
Things are comin' (my way) - (comin' my way).

2. (Now) I got the left hind - leg of a rabbit - and a - things are comin (my way) - (they're comin' my way)
(You know) all I gotta do is just a-reach out and grab it
Things are comin' (my way) - (comin' my way)
Oh me, how good I feel, I come callin' in an automobile
(You know) I can eat chicken and I don't have to steal (becoz)
Things are comin' (my way) - (comin' my way).

3. (Now) I got the left hind - leg of a rabbit - and a - things are comin (my way) - (they're comin' my way)
(You know) all I gotta do is just a-reach out and grab it -
(And a) things are comin (my way) - (comin' my way)
Oh me, I feel so fine, if it starts rainin' I don't pay no mind
Like a pie in the oven or a fruit on the vine
(You know) things are comin' (my way) - (comin' my way)

4. (My) clothes are tailor-made (and my) shoes are patent leather -
(And) things are comin' (my way) - (comin' my way)
All I gotta do is just stitch myself together / get my shit together!! -
(And a) things are comin' (my way) - (comin' my way)
Oh me, me oh my, I feel happy all of the time
(You know) I ain't got nothin' to worry my mind, (becoz)
Things are comin' my (way) ...

Finale : (I got the left hind) leg of a rabbit (and a) things are comin (my way) - (comin' my way)
(You know) all I gotta do is just a-reach out and grab it
(And a) things are comin' my w-a-a-a-y.


: Bessie Jones of the Georgia Sea Island Singers : from the singing of the Harmony Sisters ...

My a cappella harmony trio RAW SILK also sing this and love it!! (sure hope my formatting worked out here ...)

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: Lyr Add: KINDLIN' WOOD (from Bessie Jones)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 08:52 AM

KINDLIN' WOOD
(Bessie Jones' version)

A story made into a song.

Will you be mine? Oh, yes.
Will you be mine? Oh, yes.
I will marry you next Sunday afternoon.

My name is Robert Johnson,
All the way from North Carolina.
I am sellin' kindlin' wood to get along.

Kindlin' wood? Yes, kindlin' wood.
Kindlin' wood? Yes, kindlin' wood.
I am sellin' kindlin' wood to get along.

(Repeat above stanza)

I've got the left hind leg of a rabbit,
And things are comin' my way
And all I gotta do is just reach out and grab it,
'Cause things are comin' my way.

Oh me, me oh my, I feel happy all the time,
I don't have nothin' to worry my mind,
Because things are comin' my way.

I've got the left hind leg of a rabbit,
And things are comin' my way.
And all I gotta do is just reach out and grab it,
'Cause things are comin' my way.

Oh, me, how good I feel.
I come possession of an automobile,
And I can eat chicken, and I don't have to steal
Because things are comin' my way.

I've got the left hind leg of a rabbit,
And things are comin' my way.
And all I gotta do is just reach out and grab it,
'Cause things are comin' my way.

THINGS ABOUT COMING MY WAY in the DT is probably a separate song (See The Traditional Ballad Index: Things About Comin' My Way. However, EVERYTHING'S GOING MY WAY in the DT is related (I can't gain access to it at present; see Digital Tradition Mirror: Everything's Going My Way).

Another version: Left Hind Foot Of A Rabbit (with lyrics & chords).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bessie Jones
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 09:56 PM

I remember hearing this about thirty years ago & I've been looking for these lyrics since.... THANKS!
pat


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Subject: Left Hind Foot of a Rabbit
From: GUEST,Sparkie
Date: 04 Aug 16 - 10:50 AM

I've got the left hind foot of a rabbit
Looks like luck is gettin' to be a habit
Look at me and, Lordy, Lordy, Lordy
everything's going my way - well, well, well,

(Chorus)
Oh, gee, how happy I feel
I've got the vision of an automobile
Don't have to worry where I get my next meal
'Cause I'm eatin' chicken and I don't have to steal (clap, clap)
Everything's just goin' my way
Every dog's got to have his own day, well,
I've had mine and I'm happy to say that
Everything (everything) everything (everything)
Everything's goin' my way.

Got my top hat and my shoes are patent leather
All I gotta' do now is put myself together.
Look at me and, Lordy, Lordy, Lordy
everything's going my way - well, well, well,

(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bessie Jones-left hind leg of a rabbit
From: Susan of DT
Date: 04 Aug 16 - 08:50 PM

We sang Sparkie's version in Girl Scouts.


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