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Lyr Req: Independent Blues

GUEST, 25 Feb 03 - 09:47 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Oct 09 - 09:38 PM
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Subject: help me find a song: 'independent blues'
From: GUEST,
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 09:47 AM

I heard a fabulous blues number on one of those satellite radio systems in a bar that I have not been able to locate since. I'd ike to know the singer and where I can find the track.
It's a very moving number where a woman is telling how she refuses to be independent. It's a positive spin on this sentiment. That is, the lyrics call attention to the fact that she won't settle for a relationship that does not recognize a mutual emotional support/dependence for the two people involved. I believe that in the refrain, she wails: "I won't be independent"
thanks for listening.
get back to me here:

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Subject: Lyr Add: INDEPENDENT BLUES (Valerie Wellington)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 09:38 PM

Valerie Wellington recorded INDEPENDENT BLUES (which she also wrote) on her album "Million Dollar Secret" (1984, reissued 1995).

Although she died in 1993 of a brain aneurism, there is a MySpace page for her where you can hear this song, so I transcribed it, even though it doesn't quite fit the description in the request above:

Valerie Wellington

I don't need no man hang around and bother me. (2x)
Yeah, I'm tired of all you mistreaters always tryin' to mistreat me.

All you no-good men stop hangin' round my door. (2x)
You don't mean me no good. All you want is a whore.

Yeah, I gained independence. Now I'm glad that I'm free. (2x)
I don't need none o' you men tryin' to bother me.

Yeah, I been downhearted since my good man's been gone. (2x)
So all you no-good paupers, yeah, you can travel on.

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