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Lyr Req: Goodbye Blues (Blind Willie McTell)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Goodbye blue - Willie McTell
From: GUEST,barbagio2@hotmail.com
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 05:33 AM

Hi folks,
I'm looking for the lyrics of "Goodbye blues", from the Willie Mctell's album "Last session". Can you help me?
Thank you in advance.

Gianni


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye blue - Willie McTell
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 02:16 PM

Found a bunch of songs with that title. Lyric snippets?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye blue - Willie McTell
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 01:06 AM

I found a sound sample at Yahoo! Shopping > Music, and transcribed this fragment:

If you talk in your sleep, woman, don't you mention my name. (2x)
'Cause if you do, it might drive a heart insane.

My head ain't much, but it just flutters around. (2x)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Blues - Willie McTell
From: Louie Roy
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 11:04 PM

I sing a song called goodbye blue and down the road I go.Is this the one Louie Roy


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOODBYE BLUES (Willie McTell)
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 09:50 PM

I came across this thread in the unanswered requests location. Willie McTell's Last Session is one of my all-time favorite records. To me, Goodbye Blues sounds like this (the problem, of course, is verse 4--can anyone clarify?):

Don't get mad with me if I talk in my sleep
Don't get mad with me if I should talk in my sleep
Cause you might say something, good girl to cause you to weep

Sure as a bird fly in the air above
Just as sure as a bird fly in the air above
Life ain't worth a darn if you ain't with the one you love

If you talk in your sleep, woman don't you mention my name
Now if you talk in your sleep, woman don't mention my name
Cause if you do it might drive my heart insane

Says my head ain't much but it just flutters around
Says my head ain't much but it just flutters around
But I can entertain you baby from your ayfron-binding-drown

I know you' wondering what I'm gonna say to you
I realise you' wondering, got me all confused
But I'm leaving you this morning with those good-bye blues


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Blues - Willie McTell
From: Peace
Date: 07 Apr 05 - 01:02 AM

"ayfron-binding-drown"

Apron?-binding-Down?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Blues - Willie McTell
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 07 Apr 05 - 08:08 AM

I too always heard it as "from your apron binding down", which I thought meant "below your waist", i. e., it's a sexual boast. But it doesn't really make sense so when I transcribed the words I tried to do that part phonetically. I wonder if McTell, not completely sober during the recording session, meant to sing something like "I can entertain you, baby, but you ain't gonna bind me down"? That reading would be consistent with the "I'm out of here" theme of the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Blues (Willie McTell)
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 09:07 AM

Just to refresh this thread for the weekend hordes--Dick Spottiswood said on his radio show that he had his own personal copy of the original Last Session tape. Lucky guy. I wonder what's on the tape that didn't make it to the LP. Now, can anyone help with verse 4?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Blues (Blind Willie McTell)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 05:03 PM

"But I can entertain you baby from your ayfron-binding-drown"


"...from your apron binding down" ??   That's a guess.


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