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Lyr Req: Cairo Blues (Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson)

GUEST 28 Jul 03 - 09:50 PM
Sorcha 28 Jul 03 - 10:38 PM
GUEST,Q 28 Jul 03 - 11:15 PM
GUEST,Doc 29 Jul 03 - 07:14 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Nov 14 - 12:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cairo Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 09:50 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics and/or tab to Cairo blues by lil son jackson?


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Subject: Lyr Add: Cairo Blues
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 10:38 PM

These the right ones?

CAIRO BLUES

Cairo blues bottle up and go
Stumbling in the night time
Blinded by the sunshine
Walking round in circles wondering where I wanna go
Baby nitroglycerin
Won't tell me what the pictures mean
But I don't think I really wanna know

She talks and she's a liar
Her heart is like a spider
She keeps it hidden in the twilight where her phantom lovers go
Working at the web she spins
To wrap her ugly memories in
Before she lets them out into the cold

Oh, I bought a talking mirror
Sent it to my lover
I thought that it would tell her everything I'm dreaming of
I don't know what the mirror say
But now she sits there every day
Just staring at the only one she loves

But I got a girl from Cairo
Descended from a pharaoh
Gazing over deserts from the waters of the Nile
Pharaoh kept his secret hid
Buried in his pyramid
But she can keep it all behind a smile

From: http://www.drfeelgood.ch/lyricsw.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cairo Blues
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 11:15 PM

No, Sorcha. First two lines from a clip on Arhoolie:
Well, Cairo, Cairo, is a place I belove,
Everything is all right, the moon is tropical...

An older blues, several versions out there, but these lines are from the Lil Son Jackson recording.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAIRO BLUES (Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson)
From: GUEST,Doc
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 07:14 AM

Found it


CAIRO BLUES
As recorded by Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson on Gold Star 663, 1949 (~2:31).

You know I want to go to Cairo but the water's all over town. (2x)
The polices on the corner don't 'low nobody round.

Cairo, Cairo is a place I dearly love. (2x)
Ev'rything around me with the moon and stars above.

Break

You know I'm ragged and dirty, been barefoot and hungry too. (2x)
Well, if I clean up, baby, can I go home with you?

Well, I love Cairo, boy; back there I'm goin' to stay. (2x)
Well now, bye-bye, baby, right now I'm on my way.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAIRO BLUES (Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Nov 14 - 12:48 PM

Jackson recorded this at least twice. Here's another variant.


CAIRO BLUES
As recorded by Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson on Arhoolie F1004, 1960 (~2:51).

You know I want to go to Cairo but the water's all over town. (2x)
The polices on the corner don't 'low nobody 'round.

The girl I love, she got washed away. (2x)
Well now, since she been gone, you know, I got nowhere to stay.


Cairo, Cairo, what a place I dearly love. (2x)
Ev'rything so pleasant 'round me and the moon and stars above.

[Break]

You know, I'm ragged and dirty, babe; I'm barefoot and hungry too. (2x)
But if I clean up, girl, can I go home with you?


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