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Lyr Req: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (Bill Cox,Cliff Hobbs

GUEST,martunes 19 Aug 06 - 08:48 PM
Peace 19 Aug 06 - 08:57 PM
GUEST,martunes 19 Aug 06 - 09:28 PM
Peace 19 Aug 06 - 09:34 PM
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12-stringer 19 Aug 06 - 11:02 PM
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GUEST,Ed Cox 30 Dec 12 - 07:26 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: GUEST,martunes
Date: 19 Aug 06 - 08:48 PM

hi.

I'm trying to get the lyrics for this tune (same tube as Brown's Ferry Blues) and have come up with the ones below, but I think there may be errors and additions.
can some ol mucatter give me a hand?

Oozlin Daddy Blues   -   Bill Cox And Cliff Hobbs

I went to get my fortune told
I give the girl my hand to hold
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

it was in a gypsy place
she read my mind and slapped my face
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

yodel

instrumental

2 old maids in a foldin bed
one turned over and the other one said
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

2 old maids had a great big row
1 called the other a lovenest(?) cow
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

instrumental

all the lawyers will get by
cause they all know how to lie
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

but the preacher man is the worst of all
he'll preach and preach his talents too small
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

instrumental

I got a gal from Mexico
she can oozle me both fast and slow
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

if she don't let my oozler be
they're gonna have to lay a levee on me
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

yodel

instrumental

whiskey women wine and song
i know that they've led me wrong
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

I'm gonna quit drinkin change my life
nab me a flapper for my wife
lord, lord, got them oozlin daddy blues

yodel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: Peace
Date: 19 Aug 06 - 08:57 PM

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/hillbilly/message/3206


Regarding the song: I did not locate the lyrics, but the site I linked to is an interesting one and worth the five minutes it takes to read all the posts by various people.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: GUEST,martunes
Date: 19 Aug 06 - 09:28 PM

Thanks for the link. It was real interesting. I didn't know about Bob Wills' version.
I noticed in the thread that no one mentioned a tune called Lonesome Jailhouse Blues, or Jackhammer John which use the same melody and also I've found a version by someone named Lois "Granny" Thomas with alternate lyrics.
Man this folk process is wild!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: Peace
Date: 19 Aug 06 - 09:34 PM

Ain't that the truth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: Peace
Date: 19 Aug 06 - 09:39 PM

"Oozlin' Daddy Blues [Me II-AB46a]

Rt - Brown's Ferry Blues
Cox, Bill; and Cliff Hobbs. White Country Blues, 1926-36 - A Lighter Shade of Blue. Vol. 2, Columbia Legacy CT47921, Cas (1993), trk# 13 [1936/11/18]"

from
http://www.ibiblio.org/folkindex/o09.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: 12-stringer
Date: 19 Aug 06 - 11:02 PM

If she don't let my oozler be
They're gonna have to lay a LILY on me

[referring to the old custom of laying out a dead man with a lily on his chest]

The Wills version omits the verse about lawyers/preachers, and I believe also the pair about old maids, but otherwise the lyrics are the same as in the Cox and Hobbs. I doubt this was written by the Delmore Bros, though it is a spinoff from "Browns Ferry Blues." It's dirtier than anything Alton Delmore ever put his name on.

This is a pretty quick instance of covering, since the Cox and Hobbs record was issued near the end of May 1937, while the Wills recording was made on 9 June 1937. Maybe Tommy just didn't have time to learn those other 2 verses? (Actually, making room for take off solos is the reason for abridging the song in the Wills take.)

The only other hillbilly "oozin'" song I can recall offhand is Jimmie Tarlton's "Ooze Up to Me," one of his best performances, though his lyrics are difficult to understand. It derives from "Papa's Getting Hot" by Bill and Slim (Big Bill and Frank Brasswell), though the Tarlton performance is a lot more spirited. Unfortunately Tarlton's lyrics aren't a direct lift from the Bill and Slim track, which is quite easy to understand.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: GUEST,martunes
Date: 20 Aug 06 - 08:45 AM

I just noticed an interesting lyric anomaly.
the last verse of the lyric, as I transcribed it, mentions a flapper. I had thought flappers were long gone by the end of the 30's.
Perhaps this song has a longer history than the Delmores.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: Peace
Date: 20 Aug 06 - 03:38 PM

"i'm gonna quit drinkin change my life
nab me a flapper for my wife"


Wiki article here about 'flappers'. Worth the read.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: Stewie
Date: 20 Aug 06 - 09:28 PM

Here are the differences that I hear from your transcription.

In the 'Lord, lord ...' lines both Cox and Wills versions have an 'I' in every instance: 'Lord, lord I got them ...'

Stanza 4, line 1:

'Two old MEN in a great big row'

For the curious word in line 2, I hear 'lovingest'


Stanza 5, lines 1 and 2:

I know the lawyers will get by
For they all know how to lie


Stanza 6, line 1:

But the preacher man he's the worst of all


Stanza 7, line 2:

She can oozle easy, fast or slow


Stanza 8, line 2 - as 12-Stringer says:

They're gonna have to lay a LILY on me


Stanza 10, line 2 - this is much clearer in the Wills version:

MARRY me a flapper for my wife.


Cox has a yodel and instrumental after every second stanza.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: oozlin daddy blues
From: GUEST,martunes
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 08:04 AM

Thanks for all the help.
Now I have to find other versions of the song to complete my new obsession.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (Bill Cox,Cliff H
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 06:00 PM

1 called the other a lovenest(?) cow

I'm pretty sure it's

"One caught the other one a'lovin' his cow"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (Bill Cox,Cliff Hobbs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 06:03 PM

Dang! Those old country singers were raunchier than I thought!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (Bill Cox,Cliff Hobbs
From: Stewie
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 07:46 PM

Now that you point it out, Guest, I reckon you are spot on. It's amazing how clearly one can hear a blurred line when someone indicates exactly what it is! Well done! It is possibly why the stanza was omitted in the Wills version.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (Bill Cox,Cliff Hobbs
From: GUEST,Ed Cox
Date: 30 Dec 12 - 07:26 AM

She don't let my oozler be she's gonna have to lay her Lilly on me


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Subject: Lyr Add: OOZLIN' DADDY BLUES (Bill Cox,Cliff Hobbs
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 30 Dec 12 - 09:09 AM

The correction was noted above Ed.

Here are the two transcriptions from internet sources.

Mick



OOZLIN' DADDY BLUES


I went to get my fortune told,
I give the girl my hand to hold.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

It was in a gypsy place,
She read my mind and slapped my face.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues

  D'yodel-eedle-oh-dle-ay-ee
  D'yodel-eedle-ay-ee
  Oh-lay-ee-ee, O-O-Oh, Lord


  <instrumental>

Two old maids in a foldin' bed,
One turned over and the other one said,
"Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues".

Two old men had a great big row,
One caught the other one a-lovin' his cow.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

  <yodel>

  <instrumental>

I know the lawyers will get by
For they all know how to lie.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues

But the preacher man, he's the worst of all
He'll preach and preach, his talents too small.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

  <yodel>

  <instrumental>

I got a gal from Mexico,
She can oozle easy, fast and slow.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

If she don't let my oozler be
They're gonna have to lay a lily on me.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

  <yodel>

  <instrumental>

Whiskey, women, wine and song,
I know that they've led me wrong.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

I'm gonna quit drinkin, change my life,
Land me a flapper for my wife.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

  <yodel>


Source: Bill Cox and Cliff Hobbs: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (album version - myspace).





OOZLIN' DADDY BLUES



I went to get my fortune told,
I give the girl my hand to hold.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

It was in a gypsy place,
She read my mind and she slapped my face.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

  <instrumental - piano, fiddle>

I've got a gal from Mexico,
She can oozle easy, fast and slow.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

If she don't let my oozler be
They're gonna have to lay a lily on me.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

  <instrumental - guitar, sax>

Whiskey, women, wine and song,
I know that they're gonna lead me wrong.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.

I'm gonna quit drinkin' and change my life,
Gonna marry me a flapper for a wife.
Lord, Lord, I got them oozlin' daddy blues.


Source: Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, 1937: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (youtube)


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From: GUEST,Bob Wills' The Devil Ain't Lazy
Date: 02 Nov 13 - 10:02 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (Bill Cox,Cliff Hobbs
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 15 - 11:56 PM

I can hear to corrections to the lyrics.

'Two old men had a big row, one caught the other one lovin his cow.'. As graphic as it sounds I'm pretty sure that's what he said and that's why Bob Wills didn't include that verse but borrowed part of it for What's the matter with the mill'. This is also probably why Hobbs and Cox stayed relatively obscure

The other line I'm pretty sure is 'if she don't let my oozler be their gonna have to lay a lily on me., in other words she'll screw him to death and they put a lily on his grave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oozlin' Daddy Blues (Bill Cox,Cliff Hobbs
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 15 - 12:02 AM

I hear the chords as E A E B E. Is that what you guys hear?


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