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Lyr Req: That's When I Guessed (from C Henry)

RangerSteve 08 Sep 04 - 05:47 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Sep 04 - 06:43 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: That's when I guessed you didn't love me
From: RangerSteve
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 05:47 PM

That's When I Guessed You Didn't Love Me Anymore - it was a goof on Country Western songs recorded by Ed Henry (who apparently didn't have any other hits after this one) back in the late 60's. The last line was
But the thing that opened my eyes wide
was the night you moved my bed outside,
that's when I guessed you didn't love me anyrmore.

Did anyone besides me hear this? Does anyone know the words?
Thanks, Steve


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Subject: Lyr Add: THAT'S WHEN I GUESSED (from C Henry)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 06:43 AM

I found this cool website called The Lagniappe Broadcast Network, in particular, the page Bob Walker's "New Orleans Jukebox Gold". Go to that page and click "Fun Songs" and it will play a 55-minute program of mostly novelty songs from New Orleans. The introduction to the song you want begins 6 minutes and 45 seconds from the beginning of the program. (There's a playlist on this page.) Here's my transcription:

THAT'S WHEN I GUESSED
As sung by Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 1967.

You come home in a pickup truck.
Didn't tell me what you were picking up.
That's when I guessed you didn't love me any more.
I asked you take out the garbage can.
You took out the garbage man.
That's when I guessed you didn't love me any more.
Only a clever man like me
Would be seeing things so clear.
I can see the bark on the tree.
I know when my timber's about to disappear.
Well, I give you the money to pay the rent.
You come home with more than you spent.
That's when I guessed you didn't love me any more.

I asked you to go and milk the cow.
You let the milkman show you how.
That's when I guessed you didn't love me any more.
Well, I can't remember when
They ever fooled a man like me.
I can tell a rooster from a hen,
And I know when I'm getting chicken fricassee.
Well, the thing that finally opened my eyes wide:
The night you moved my bed outside.
That's when I guessed you didn't love me any more.
That's when I guessed you didn't love me any more.
That's when I guessed you didn't love me any more. (Fade)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's when I guessed you didn't love me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 06:54 AM

Clarence "Frogman" Henry's recording of THAT'S WHEN I GUESSED appears on the various-artists compilation "Dial Records Southern Soul Story," Ace 2-CD set #223, 2003. Info from allmusic, which has sound samples of all the cuts.

THAT'S WHEN I GUESSED was written by Ed Labunski.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's when I guessed you didn't love me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 07:20 PM

I just realized why this song seems familiar – it is strikingly similar to Homer and Jethro's song I DON'T THINK MY GAL LOVES ME ANYMORE which I posted 9 months ago. That song was recorded in 1958, 9 years before THAT'S WHEN I GUESSED (YOU DIDN'T LOVE ME ANY MORE). The tune is somewhat different, but the metrical structure and rhyme scheme are very nearly the same, the title/refrain is very similar, and it's repeated just at the same point in each verse where the title/refrain is repeated in the other song. They are both comical songs in which the narrator reports being mistreated by a woman. Do we need any more proof they are related somehow?

Most, if not all, of H&J's songs are parodies, but in this case, if it's a parody, I don't know the original. Is the date wrong? Are they both parodies of some other song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's when I guessed you didn't love me
From: RangerSteve
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 11:51 PM

Thanks, Jim. That's the song I was looking for. I didn't know Clarence Henry wrote it. Hopefully it's available somewhere on CD.
Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's when I guessed you didn't love me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 02:30 PM

Read carefully, Ranger Steve. Clarence Henry didn't write it. And it is available on CD, as I said above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's When I Guessed (from C Henry)
From: GUEST,Pennsylmaniac
Date: 11 Nov 14 - 03:10 AM

The song you're looking for is on an album by Ed Henry (Labunski) titled Country and Eastern. I found a copy on Ebay. Ed Labunski was a jingle genius from the 70's, was the familiar "This Bud's For You" voice, and creator of "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet" commercials.


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