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Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune

GUEST,george2433@yahoo.com 26 May 04 - 04:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: GUEST,george2433@yahoo.com
Date: 26 May 04 - 04:21 PM

looking for the lyrics and /or sheet music to a 40's blues that went:
I went to a fortune teller to have my fortune told
She told me you didn't love me all you wanted was my gold.
That aint right baby that aint right at all"
possibly recorded by Big jay Macneely


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 May 04 - 03:02 AM

One of the 'big name groups' did a song with this line in the 1960's. Was called 'Fortune Teller'.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 May 04 - 07:18 AM

Police Report:

The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 04 - 08:28 AM

A handsome young frog went to the fortune teller to find out his future.

She told him: "You will meet a beautiful young woman who will want to find out everything about you."

"Will we meet at a party?" the amorous frog asked.

"No, in biology class," replied the gypsy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 May 04 - 08:59 AM

A search here of the Forum & DT has shown a few older songs that look to be closer to what the original requestor wanted. My IE keeps falling over though, so I keep losing the links to paste here.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: Flash Company
Date: 27 May 04 - 09:43 AM

Song called 'I gotto know' :-

Saw the fortune teller, had my fortune read,
Sent me to the doctor and he sent me straight to bed,
He said I'm lonesome and I'm lovesick,
Got my mind on lipstick,
Willlllll you answer yes or is it no
I gotto know, gotto know, gotto know!

FC


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAND READER (Jazz Gillum)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 May 04 - 04:13 PM

There's a fascinating web page called Blues Lyrics and Hoodoo that has lyrics and commentary on lots of songs that make reference to fortune telling, magic potions, etc.

Here's one:

HAND READER
Jazz Gillum

I went down to the hand reader just to have my fortune told.
I went down to the hand reader just to have my fortune told.
He said, "You need to catch policy, doggone your bad-luck soul."

He give me some good-luck tea and said, "Drink it before it gets cold."
Give me some good-luck tea and said, "Drink it before it get cold."
He said, "Drink it all day, doggone your bad-luck soul."

And he give me some pills, just to drive my blues away.
Well, he give me some pills, just to drive my blues away.
He said, "You bad-luck rascal, take them three times a day."

Bad luck is in my family and there ain't nobody home but me.
Bad luck is in my family and there ain't nobody home but me.
I was a fool for ever thinking that my happy day would ever be.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NEXT WEEK SOMETIME (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 May 04 - 04:15 PM

Here's another set of lyrics that include the words "to have my fortune told." This song was recorded by the band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on their album "Save My Soul," 2003.

Lyrics copied from http://www.bbvd.com/discography/lyrics/sms_nextweek.htm

NEXT WEEK SOMETIME

I went out last night just to walk around and let the cool breeze fill my head,
When this young lady walked up to me and this is what she said:
"Hey there, mister! You're a nice big fellow and you're looking mighty fine.
How's about we go to a fine French restaurant? You can buy me imported wine."

CHORUS: I said, "Next week sometime, but no, not now."
I never did believe in buying Bordeaux for ladies on the very first date nohow.
Well, I told her to give me some time to think
And I might just buy that imported drink,
But it'll be next week sometime, but no, not now.

Well, I went to see the fortuneteller, just to have my fortune told.
She said, "Young man, you're almost rich. You're worth a great big pot of gold.
Now, the way you've got to get this gold, you better listen while I tell.
You've got to sneak into the lonesome graveyard when the clock is striking twelve."

Well, I got my pick and my shovel. I made the graveyard at twelve last night.
When I got there, I do declare, I spied a form all dressed in white.
When I spied that form all dressed in white, my blood ran both hot and cold.
He said, "Hey there, mister! Don't be afraid. I'm going to help you dig your gold."

CHORUS: I said, "Next week sometime, but no, not now."
I never did believe in digging ditches in a graveyard with a headless form nohow.
Well, me and this thing, we went chest to chest.
He said, "Hey there, mister! When you gonna rest?"
I said, "Next week sometime, but no, not now."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: DonD
Date: 27 May 04 - 11:22 PM

Bessie Smith sang "The Young Woman Blues" with a 'verse' that says "I went to the gypsy to get my fortune told, She said hard luck, Bessie, your good luck's sold, but I'm as good as any woman in this town." She also tries more traditional medicine, "I went to the doctor the other day, He said you're well as well can be, I said doctor you don't what's troubling me."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 May 04 - 12:09 AM

OK,

Bobby Curtola made the big hit in the early 60's - 'Fortune Reller' - still can't find the words, but found a few places with the audio files.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 May 04 - 12:12 AM

Partial words..

Fortune Teller can you see,
What my future's going to be
You can see it all in your crystal ball, tell me,
Tell me, tell me,
What you see.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FORTUNE TELLER (A Toussaint = N Neville)
From: freda underhill
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:04 AM

Went to the fortune teller
Had my fortune read
I didn't know what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

Then she took a look at my palm
She said "Sonny, you feel kind of warm"
She looked into her crystal ball
And said you're in love

I said that couldn't be so
I'm not passionate with the girls I know
She said when the next one arrives
You'll be looking into her eyes

I left there in a hurry
Looking forward to my big surprise
The next day I discovered
That the fortune teller told me a lie

I hurried back down to that woman
As mad as I could be
I told her I didn't see nobody
Why'd she make a fool out of me?

Then something struck me
As if it came from up above
While looking at the fortune teller
I fell in love

Now I'm a happy fellow
Well I'm married to the fortuen teller
We're happy as we can be
Now I get my fortune told for free

Now I'm a happy fellow
Well I'm married to the fortune teller
We're happy as we can be
And I get my fortune told for free

Rolling Stones


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:22 PM

Thanks Freda,
that scratched my itch :-) Knew it was a big name group did the thing here in Australia - there was an aussie band called Throb that did a cover too...

but I don't think that was the one George was after.

However, I think I should now link this thread into the Circus themes thread...

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: GUEST,Barrie Roberts
Date: 29 May 04 - 08:05 PM

Wasn't there a fifties slow ballad that had lines in it about:

I went to see the gypsy, to have my fortune told.

Am I recalling a Pat Boone song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: Stewie
Date: 29 May 04 - 09:47 PM

And Sam McGee ended his classic 'Railroad Blues' (1934) with the lines:

I met a little gypsy in a fortune telling place (x2)
She read my mind and then she slapped my face

In the song posted above by Jim, the 'Next week sometime, but no not now' line dates back at least to the Allen Brothers recording 'Maybe next week sometime' in 1930. Meade's earliest printed reference is #243 in the Gordon Ms (contributed Sept 1923) - song texts sent to Robert Winslow Gordon when he was editor of the 'Adventure' magazine column 'Old Songs That Men Have Sung' between 1923 and 1927.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 01:34 AM

AMG - All Music Guide lists 116 recordings of various songs called FORTUNE TELLER. I estimate that these include around 40 different songs with the same title. By far the most often-recorded one, with about 50 recordings listed, was written by Allen Toussaint, writing under the pseudonym Naomi Neville (his mother's maiden name). It was first recorded by Benny Spellman in 1961 and later covered by The Rolling Stones, The Who, and many others. I can't find any evidence that Big Jay McNeely recorded it, however.

The lyrics are as Freda Underhill posted them above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 08:53 AM

This is amzaing. I have been looking for this lyric and song for many years. I first heard it in the movie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: GUEST,#
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 09:30 AM

The OP was looking for a song called "That Ain't Right."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 06:40 AM

I went to a Fortune Teller but a note on thedoor said
'Closed due to unforseen circumstances'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 07:12 AM

The National Psychics Association of America is having its yearly meeting but they're not telling anyone where it will be held.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: went to a fortune teller have my fortune
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 06:12 AM

I predict the programme will include a Crystal Ball.


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