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cal@vs1.invsn.com 18 Jan 97 - 05:54 PM
Ralph Butts 19 Jan 97 - 10:50 AM
dick greenhaus 21 Jan 97 - 12:58 AM
dick greenhaus 21 Jan 97 - 01:35 AM
ah827@rgfn.epcc.edu 22 Jan 97 - 07:47 PM
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Subject: Early one morning, while a mak'in my rounds
From: cal@vs1.invsn.com
Date: 18 Jan 97 - 05:54 PM

Does anyone know all the words to The Cocaine Blues, I would like to have them... Cal


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Subject: Lyr Add: COCAINE BLUES (from Dave Van Ronk)
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 19 Jan 97 - 10:50 AM

Cal...

Here it is, as performed by Dave Van Ronk. I would guess it's sung differently each time. Stanzas are interspersed with instrumental breaks, usually the first two lines instrumental and the tagline sung.

The following note on Luke Jordan is from a review of the Global Village CD - VIRGINIA TRADITIONS: Western Piedmont Blues:

"Any fan of the pre-war blues will be familiar with Luke Jordan and his constant pursuit of cocaine. His two tracks were cut in 1929 and are followed by a hiatus that lasts until James Lowry cut his three offerings at a radio station in 1953."

....Tiger

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COCAINE BLUES
As sung by Dave Van Ronk on "Folksinger" (1963)

Every time me and my baby go uptown,
Police come and they knock me down.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Yeah, baby, come here quick,
This old cocaine 'bout to make me sick.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Yonder come my baby, dressed in red,
She's got a shotgun, says she's gonna kill me dead.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Early one mornin', half past four,
Cocaine knockin' at my door.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

You take Mary, I'll take Sue,
Ain't no difference 'twixt the two.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Yeah, baby, come here quick,
This old cocaine 'bout to make me sick.
Cocaine--.

Started down Beale Street and I'm turnin' up Main,
Lookin' for a gal who sells cocaine.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Well, I reached into my pocket, grabbed my poke,
Note in my pocket says, "No more coke."
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Cocaine's for horses, not for men,
They tell me it'll kill me, but they won't say when.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.

Yeah, baby, come here quick,
This old cocaine 'bout to make me sick.
Cocaine run all 'round my brain.


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Subject: RE: Early one morning, while a mak'in my rounds
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 97 - 12:58 AM

Hi- Once again---thanx, Tiger. dick


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Subject: RE: Early one morning, while a mak'in my rounds
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 97 - 01:35 AM

Hi- "Early one mornin' I was makin' my rounds, I met little Sadie and I blowed her down...."

East St. Louis Blues or Little Sadie.


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Subject: RE: Early one morning, while a mak'in my rounds
From: ah827@rgfn.epcc.edu
Date: 22 Jan 97 - 07:47 PM

Johnny Cash recorded a ROCKIN' version of that many years ago.....email me if still interested..

Gene


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