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Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women (Bill Boyd)

GutBucketeer 26 Oct 04 - 05:51 PM
12-stringer 26 Oct 04 - 06:47 PM
GutBucketeer 26 Oct 04 - 11:26 PM
GutBucketeer 27 Oct 04 - 12:56 AM
12-stringer 27 Oct 04 - 06:12 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: I CAN'T TAME WILD WOMEN (Bill Boyd)
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 05:51 PM

I'm looking for the chords to:

I Can't Tame Wild Women
Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers
It was also recently re-recorded by Hot Club of Cow Town

Here are the lyrics as sung by Bill Boyd:

I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild.
I can't tame wild women, but I'm the guy what will try.
Say I ain't the preacher, I'm the preacher's son.
But I can do the preachin' 'till the preacher comes.
I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild (Woah.... Yeah)

I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild.
I can't tame wild women, but I'm the guy what will try.
I'm goin' get me a picket from my back fence.
Goin' to hit ya' on the head 'till ya' get some sense.
I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild (Woah.... Yeah)

(Slow down partner now slow down now)
Say, I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild.
I can't tame wild women, but I'm the guy gonna will try.
Say ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
A red headed women, ya' know just won't bust.
I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild

Can anyone help ?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women
From: 12-stringer
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 06:47 PM

Same as "Bring It On Down to My House, Honey."

By line, with the lyrics:

C-A7-D7-G7-C
C-A7-D7-G7
C-C7
F-F#0*
C-A7-D7-G7-C

*or Ab7, which is almost the same thing.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 11:26 PM

Interesting. I thought it sounded like another Milton Brown Tune called "Take it Slow and Easy" but didn't catch the similarities to "Bring it On Down to My House, Honey". Now I do.

Thanks a Bunch

JAB


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 12:56 AM

BTW

What is a F#0 chord ? Is this the nomenclature for the F# diminished 7th or some other chord?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women
From: 12-stringer
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 06:12 PM

There's a whole slew of songs which use this same structure, everything from Bessie Smith's "Electric Chair Blues" to Jimmie Rodgers' "Nobody Knows But Me." Even Robert Johnson does it, in his only ragtime tune, "Hot Tamales." Blake ("Skoodle Doo Doo"), McTell ("Real Kind Mama," "Razor Ball," "Come On Around to My House Honey" -- he claims to have written the original version, though my favorite is the reworking by Durwood Brown and the Brownies), and Buddy Moss, among others, and Fuller did this about a dozen times, always with entertainingly dirty lyrics ("What's That Smells Like Fish?", "Throw Your Yas-Yas Back in Jail," "Piccolo Rag").

I first learned it in the 60s as "If I Can't Sell It, Gonna Keep Sitting On it (Never Catch Me Giving It Away)."

"Walk Right In" is a close relative though the break is a little different.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 01:31 AM

Thanks 12s!

Here is one more verse from Hot Club in Cowtown:

I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild.
I can't tame wild women, but I'm the guy what will try.
Oh the baker's daughter left me feelin' low.
With a whole lot of crust but not any dough.
I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women (Bill Boyd)
From: GUEST,Ken
Date: 10 Oct 12 - 08:12 AM

Here's a close estimate of chords based on watching Cowtown do it live :o). Played it a bunch with my clarinetist wife. I'm giving it in G, they may be a step or so higher. Chords in parentheses are optional transition chords.

       G    (B7) E7               A7       D7    G
I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild
       G    (B7) E7         A7                   D7
I can't tame wild women, but I'm the guy that will try
    G                            G/f         
Say I ain't the preacher, I'm the preacher's son
    C/e                            Eb or Cm/Eb or Ebdim, all work
But I can do the preachin till the preacher comes
       G    (B7) E7                A7       D7   G
I can't tame wild women, but I can make tame women wild

Enjoy, peace.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women (Bill Boyd)
From: PHJim
Date: 10 Oct 12 - 11:05 AM

John Hartford's "Hey Babe You Wanna Boogie", although he does it acapella, can be sung to these same chords.
Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" also uses the same progression.
"Jada" uses different chords for the bridge, but the same chords for the verses.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women (Bill Boyd)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 12 - 12:26 PM

For western swing chat, join westernswing@yahoogroups.com


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women (Bill Boyd)
From: open mike
Date: 11 Oct 12 - 01:05 PM

you might mean
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/westernswing/
or
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/westernswinglovers/
or this (which seems filled with spam)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/western-swing/

(the @ sign is an e-mail address, not a web page)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women (Bill Boyd)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 12 - 11:34 AM

I mean the first one you've listed: westernswing.

I've never come across the second one: I'll have a look at it.

The third one, western-swing, was abandoned some years ago: the members transferred to westernswing.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Can't Tame Wild Women (Bill Boyd)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 12 - 11:44 AM

I am aware that the @ sign signifies an email address. The whole point about Yahoo groups is that they are email groups, and you can post to them by using the email address xxxxx@yahoogroups.com


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