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Lyr Req: Got the Right Key but the Wrong Keyhole

katlaughing 02 Aug 02 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,MCP 02 Aug 02 - 03:30 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Aug 02 - 12:17 AM
GUEST 29 Jun 09 - 10:14 AM
Peace 29 Jun 09 - 06:17 PM
mandy 30 Jun 09 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,Fred "Beetle" Bailey 30 Jun 09 - 09:42 AM
GUEST 27 Apr 10 - 03:04 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Got the right key but the wrong keyhole
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Aug 02 - 12:38 PM

Just moving these to their own threads. Please see separate threads for each request. See what ya'll can do, eh?

Subject: Three blues tunes I can't find
From: GUEST,tkane - PM
Date: 02-Aug-02 - 11:47 AM

I was reminded of a few blues songs and I don't see any of them on the site.
Does anyone know songs with these lines?

1) You got the right key but you're workin'on the wrong keyhole.

2) My man is a handyman.

3) You've got your ________ in my bowl. I can't remember what's in the blank. I never heard this one but someone was asking me if I could play it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Got the right key but the wrong keyhole
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 02 Aug 02 - 03:30 PM

Can't see the lyrics for this, but there's a Clarence Williams' Blue Five version at Red Hot Jazz - Clarence Williams' Blue Five, real audio file: You've Got The Right Key, But The Wrong Keyhole

Mick


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'VE GOT THE RIGHT KEY, BUT THE WRONG..
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Aug 02 - 12:17 AM

Transcribed from the sound file at http://www.redhotjazz.com/VirginiaListon.html

YOU'VE GOT THE RIGHT KEY, BUT THE WRONG KEYHOLE
(Clarence Williams)

Liza Johnson and her man had a falling out.
He said, "Get someone else if you can. I'm gone without a doubt."
Things got tough and he came back last night at nine o'clock.
He turned his key in the old front door but the key wouldn't fit the lock.
He pushed it in, and turned it 'round, and 'round, and took it out.
And just as he was 'bout to try again, he heard Miss Liza shout:

"You got the right key but the wrong keyhole.
I couldn't get along with you to save my soul,
Yesterday I went down to the hardware store,
And put another lock on my front door.

"I've got a new man who is better than you.
He starts his loving where you get through.
So take my tip, honey: Leave my door,
Because your key don't fit in my lock no more.
I say you got the right key but you're working on the wrong keyhole."

(Repeat last verse.)

[As sung by Virginia Liston accompanied by Clarence Williams' Blue Five, 1924.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Got the right key but the wrong keyhole
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 10:14 AM

The musical "One Mo' Time", includes the song, "you got the right key but the wrong key hole". It's a hilarious blues tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Got the right key but the wrong keyhole
From: Peace
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 06:17 PM

"My Man is a Handyman" by Maria Muldaur


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Got the right key but the wrong keyhole
From: mandy
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 07:33 AM

hey katlaughin...

Right Key Baby, wrong keyhole,
can't get a long to save my soul,
yesterday walking by the hardware store
i got a brand new lock fits my front door...

andy baylor or dancehall racketeers, melbourne, wrong keyhole.

awsome cajun influenced ragtime old time bluegrassy stuff. music to dance or wash dishes to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Got the right key but the wrong keyhole
From: GUEST,Fred "Beetle" Bailey
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 09:42 AM

distant memory:
"I need a little SUGAR in my bowl"
from the Copulating Blues collection


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Got the Right Key but the Wrong Keyhole
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 03:04 PM

aerosmith song called f.i.n.e

you got the right key babe but the wrong keyhole cuz im ready ... so ready


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