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Chord Req: Scottsboro Boys (Leadbelly)

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ALABAMA BOUND
BILL MARTIN AND ELLA SPEED
BRING ME LITTLE WATER, SYLVIE
COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME
DUNCAN AND BRADY
DUNCAN AND BRADY (2)
GOOD NIGHT IRENE
JUMPIN' JUDY
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF HER
KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE
LININ' TRACK
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
ROCK ME ON THE WATER
SKEWBALL
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
SONG TO WOODY
TAKE THIS HAMMER
THE GRAY GOOSE
THE ROCK ISLAND LINE (is a mighty fine line)
WE SHALL WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
WHOA BACK BUCK
YOU DON'T KNOW ME


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GUEST,new dealer 17 Feb 06 - 09:51 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Jun 06 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,Chris Chandler 17 Aug 10 - 07:28 PM
GUEST 16 Jun 14 - 12:29 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Leadbelly's 'Scottsboro Boys'
From: GUEST,new dealer
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 09:51 AM

I've listened to Leadbelly's "Scottsboro Boys", even slowed it down, and I'm having more difficulty (than I usually have) figuring out the chord structure. I'd be grateful for any help anyone can provide. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Scottsboro Boys (Leadbelly)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 08:09 AM

It looks like the lyrics have never been posted at Mudcat, let alone the chords. So here is what I was able to transcribe from a sound sample:
    Go to Alabama, and you'd better watch out.
    The landlord'll get you, going to jump and shout.
    Scottsboro Boys, Scottsboro Boys, tell you what it's all about.
I also found this brief quote:
    I'm gonna tell all the colored people living in Harlem ...(unintelligible). Don't you never go to Alabama and try to sing.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Scottsboro Boys (Leadbelly)
From: GUEST,Chris Chandler
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:28 PM

-Below is my best attempt at translation. It's quite open to modification. Text with slashes around it represents significant unsurity.


Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell ya what/ it all about

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell ya what/ it all about

I'm gonna talk to Joe Louis
/And it all angered/ me
Don't even try to think about it
Alabama /ree/

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell ya/ all about

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell ya/ all about

I'm gonna tell all the colored people
/Even the old/ nigger here
Don't ya ever go to Alabama
/And/ try to live

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Gon' tell ya/ all about

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell ya/ all about

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell ya/ all about

I'm gonna tell all the colored people
Living in Harlem /swing/
Don't ya ever go to Alabama
/Just try to sing/

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Gon' tell ya/ all about

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell it/ all about

I'm gonna tell all the colored people
Livin' in Harlem /swing/
Don't ya ever go to Alabama
/Just try to sing/

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell what it's/ all about

Go to Alabama and ya better watch out
The landlord'll get ya, gonna jump and shout
Scottsboro Scottsboro Scottsboro boys
/Tell what it's/ all about


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Scottsboro Boys shout
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jun 14 - 12:29 PM


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