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Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)

Guava 23 Aug 06 - 09:20 AM
Sorcha 23 Aug 06 - 10:15 AM
GUEST,Jim 23 Aug 06 - 10:59 AM
Amos 23 Aug 06 - 11:12 AM
Guava 23 Aug 06 - 11:36 AM
GUEST 31 Mar 12 - 09:12 PM
Mark Ross 01 Apr 12 - 12:25 PM
Mark Ross 01 Apr 12 - 12:29 PM
Bugsy 02 Apr 12 - 04:34 AM
GUEST,windy az 04 Jan 13 - 07:08 PM
GUEST 06 Sep 13 - 01:50 PM
babypix 06 Sep 13 - 06:36 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Sep 13 - 01:19 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Sep 13 - 08:17 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Take it slow and easy
From: Guava
Date: 23 Aug 06 - 09:20 AM

I have about half this song, can't seem to find it online anywhere. Help greatly appreciated!

alton3@mindspring.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take it slow and easy
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Aug 06 - 10:15 AM

More info needed. Post what you have, artist, locale, etc...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take it slow and easy
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 23 Aug 06 - 10:59 AM

I assume this the old Jesse Fuller song. I have it on record and will try to trancribe it for you. I haven't listened to this for about ten years. It'll be good to hear it again.

"I got 1,2 3,4,5,6 reasons
If you double cross me it's an act of treason
Take it slow and easy
If you want to get along with me."


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Subject: Lyr Add: TAKE IT SLOW AND EASY (Jesse Fuller)
From: Amos
Date: 23 Aug 06 - 11:12 AM

Take it slow and easy
If you want to get along with me
Take it slow and easy
Easy as it can be
I got 1-2-3-4-5-6 reasons,
Double-crossin' me is an Act of Treason
Just take it slow and easy
If you want to get along with me.

Way you act you oughta be ashamed,
You been runnin' round like you're insane
Dishes in the sink, a pile o' dirty clothes
Runnin' round town with a bunch of winos.
Up in the morning and you can't eat a bite
Dirty old wine done took your appetite..
How come you do me like you do, do do,
When I double-double do love you!

Oh, take it slow and easy...(etc.)

I love my baby, tell you why
She got a certain kinda look in her eye
When I met her she was nice and sweet
Now she walks the street like a cop on a beat
Lie down baby, take your rest
Up in the morning won't you do your best
Tell me babe why do you do me like you do
I double double do love you
I double double do love you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take it slow and easy
From: Guava
Date: 23 Aug 06 - 11:36 AM

Thanks, guys! Amos, that's the verse I was looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 12 - 09:12 PM

Who recorded this song besides Jesse?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)
From: Mark Ross
Date: 01 Apr 12 - 12:25 PM

I think that Van Ronk's Jug Stompers recorded it on an LP for Mercury.
At least that's where I learned it.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)
From: Mark Ross
Date: 01 Apr 12 - 12:29 PM

Just checked Stefan Wirz's list at
http://www.wirz.de/music/american.htm
under Dave Van Ronk and it's Mercury SR 60864.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)
From: Bugsy
Date: 02 Apr 12 - 04:34 AM

Here's a couple of links to youtube performances that may be of help.

Andy Vine

Ryan Spearman


Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)
From: GUEST,windy az
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 07:08 PM

I transcribed this from Jesse Fuller's recording, trying to be accurate as to his phrasing. Some slight differences from the previous post. I never knew what he was saying in the chorus. I used "double double do" from the previous post, I guess that's what it is.

Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)

(I love my baby and I'll tell ya the reason why)

I love my baby, I'll tell ya the reason why
She got the certain kind a look in her eye
When I first met her she's nice and sweet
Now she walk the street like a cop on the beat
Lay down baby taker your rest
I'll call ya in the morning I wantchya do your best

(chorus):
I'm askin you what make you do me like you do
I double double do love you
Take it slow and easy, if you wanna get along with me
Take it slow and easy, easy as anyone can be
I got 1 2 3 4 5 6 reason, if you double cross me its an act of treason
Take it slow and easy if you wanna get along with me

Now the way you act you oughta be ashamed
Make people think ya been insane
Ya dishes in the sink and a pile a dirty clothes
Your runnin around with a bunch of winos
Woke up this morning, you wouldn't eat a bite
Your drinkin that wine, n' its taken your appetite

(chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 13 - 01:50 PM

Barbara Dane used to sing this. I don't know if she recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)
From: babypix
Date: 06 Sep 13 - 06:36 PM

Barbara Dane DID record it...awesome, too!


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Subject: Lyr Add: TAKE IT SLOW AND EASY (Milton Brown)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 01:19 AM

TAKE IT SLOW AND EASY
As recorded by Milton Brown and his Brownies, 8 August 1934.

1. Go slow and easy if you want to get along with me.
Go slow and easy, easy as a man can be.

Well, I had a little mama all dressed in red;
Called her up this mornin'; this is what she said:
Go slow and easy if you want to get along with me.

[For each verse, repeat the italicized lines as above.]

2. I's born in the country but I's raised in town.
Spread your … turn your damper down.

3. Well, I ain't no preacher, nor the preacher's son,
But I'll do the shoppin'(?) till the preacher comes.

4. Tom cat settin' on the railroad track,
Hollered at the man … she answered back—

5. Now, listen, honey, while I get you told:
Don't mess around with my sweet jelly roll.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLOW AND EASY (Williams/Spencer, 1919)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 08:17 AM

These words are from the sheet music, which can be found at several library websites, for example, University of Tennesee Knoxville:


SLOW AND EASY (AN INDIGO FANTASIE)
Words, Harry Williams; music, Norman Spencer, ©1919.

1. Oh, honey dear, my honey dear,
I hear those doggone "blues;"
And, honey dear, oh, listen here,
I feel those doggone shoes.
Though they're new and killing me too,
Hear that blue and what can you do?
Oh, boy! Oh, joy! Let's toddle it through:—

CHORUS 1: But take it slow and easy, if you want to get along with me.
I said, go slow and easy; be as easy as a man can be.
I'm a lady, pure and sweet,
But "shimmee" up a little while I rest my feet.
Go slow and easy if you want to get along with me.

2. Oh, honey dear, my honey dear,
I fear I'll have to stop;
And, honey dear, oh, listen here,
I feel my feet will "pop."
When they choose to put on the blues,
Two new shoes mean terrible news.
Oh, boy! No joy! I've got to refuse:—

CHORUS 2: So walk it slow and easy, if you want to get along with me.
I said, go slow and easy; be as easy as a man can be.
Sit me down here in the shade.
I'd like a little beer—I mean a lemonade.
Go slow and easy if you want to get along with me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take It Slow and Easy (Jesse Fuller)
From: GUEST,catherine yronwode
Date: 22 Nov 13 - 12:08 AM

Fascinating. I also relate this song's melody and the first-line ending in "easy" to "If You Can't Make It Easy, Get a Job and Go to Work" by Clifford Hays and the Dixieland Jug Blowers (1934). A family resemblance, as it were.


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