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Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues (Rory Gallagher)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues (Rory Gallagher)
From: GUEST,Leadbelly
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 03:31 PM

Hmm, obviously this is a message to unknown guest.

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues (Rory Gallagher)
From: GUEST,Leadbelly
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 03:20 PM

Funny, Max!...Howard recorded this song in 1969 (!) on my tape-recorder in Hamburg/Germany...It's a long time but it still sounds brilliant...This month he is going to meet me again in Germany to undertake a tour.

Hoaxx, Manfred (Leadbelly)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues (Rory Gallagher)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 May 14 - 09:21 PM

Bullfrogs symbolize life in the country, and our hero is sick of it. That's why the doctor tells him to go to New Orleans, where the music never ends. Some editor in Chicago probably insisted on the verse about 'a woman on your mind.' Sex sells.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues (Rory Gallagher)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 14 - 05:38 PM

Obviously, bullfrog means: too much of alcohol the night before.

Whoaap, like froggies say, in your brain.

That's all.

Once, I got a lovely private recording by Poor Howard Stith.

Whoaap again, Max.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues (Rory Gallagher)
From: Max
Date: 03 May 14 - 11:34 PM

So what is the meaning? The euphemism? Bullfrog represents what? Why would one wake up with them on your mind?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues
From: jeffp
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 07:26 PM

David Bromberg did a hilarious version on "How Late'll Ya Play Till" (2-record live album)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues
From: alanabit
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 06:55 PM

There's also an excellent version by Canned Heat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 06:08 PM

The original "The Bullfrog and the Coon" at Lester Levy sheet music.
Felix Feist and Joseph S. Nathan, 1906.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bullfrog Blues
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 06:02 PM

Performed by The Brown Brothers in "Chin-Chin"; sheet music issued in 1914. By Tom Brown and Gus Shrigley.
Bullfrog Blues


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Subject: Lyr Add: BULLFROG BLUES (Brown & Shrigley)
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 04:59 PM

Does anyone know who wrote it? I'll assume it's Rory Gallagher unless someone knows different.

BULLFROG BLUES

Well, did you ever,
Well, did you ever,
Well, did you ever,
Well, did you ever wake up,
With them bullfrogs on your mind?
Well, did you ever wake up,
With them bullfrogs on your mind?
You had to sit there laughin',
Laughin' just to keep from crying.

Well, did you ever wake up,
With that one woman on your mind,
Well, did you ever wake up,
With that one woman on your mind,
Sit there laughin',
Laughin' just to keep from crying.

My mother got em,
My father got em,
My sister got em,
My brother got em.

I woke up this morning,
My grandmother had them too,
Well, don't you know about that,
I got the bullfrog blues.
Bullfrog

My mother got em,
My father got em,
My sister got em,
My brother got em.

I woke up this morning,
My grandmother had them too,
Well, don't you know about that,
I got the bullfrog blues.

Called up my doctor,
Was not feeling so well,
Well, I called up the doctor,
Was not feeling so well.

He looked inside his bag and said,
"Well, well"....

You don't need no doctor,
You don't need no pill,
You don't need no doctor,
You don't need no pill.

Just take my advice,
It'll surely cure your ills.

Head on down to New Orleans,
Prettiest place you ever seen,
Get on down to the river bend,
That's where the music never ends.

Open your ears,
Don't you feel good?
Get yourself one helluva shot of rhythm 'n' blues.

Go on down to new Orleans,
The greatest place you ever been,
Head on down to the river bend,
Dig the music of the Cajun bands,
Honky-tonk piano,
Make you feel good,
Open your ears,
To rhythm 'n' blues.

Well, did you ever wake up,
With them bullfrogs on your mind?
Well, did you ever wake up,
With them bullfrogs on your mind?

You had to sit there laughin',
Laughin' just to keep from crying.

Well, did you ever wake up,
With that one woman on your mind,
Well, did you ever wake up,
With that one woman on your mind,

You had to sit there laughing,
Laughing just to keep from crying.


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