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« Reply #600 on: February 16, 2019, 05:59:33 PM »

"Somewhere, I ain't sayin' where, there's a hole that holds a judge.
The last one that I dug myself, and I must admit I was
Sad to lay him in it, but I did the best I could;
Once His Honor grows a conscience, well, that there just ain't no good."
-"Cottonseed", Drive-By Truckers
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« Reply #601 on: November 01, 2019, 09:16:58 AM »

Little amber bottles
When I ask to be alone.
Little amber bottles
When I pray to be back home.

I thought that I was dreaming
When I heard you say "goodbye."
I must have heard you screaming,
But I couldn't remember why.

Those clouds are rolling in,
This heartache's going to win.
Little amber bottles
Let the loneliness begin.

This house is filled with sorrow.
Each board and door I can recall.
I wait until tomorrow
From inside these padded walls.

[I thought that I was dreaming
When I heard you say "goodbye."
I must have heard you screaming,
But I couldn't remember why.]

I pray for days to pass.
Another empty glass.
Little amber bottles
Will let me be with you at last.

Little amber bottles
When I ask to be alone.
Little amber bottles
When I pray to be back home.

--Blanche ("Little Amber Bottles" hidden track)
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« Reply #602 on: November 01, 2019, 10:58:57 AM »

How about Johnny Cash's Delia's Gone?

Delia, oh, Delia
Delia all my life
If I hadn't shot poor Delia
I'd have had her for my wife
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone
I went up to Memphis
And I met Delia there
Found her in her parlor
And I tied her to her chair
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone
She was low down and trifling
And she was cold and mean
Kind of evil make me want to
Grab my sub machine
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone
First time I shot her
I shot her in the side
Hard to watch her suffer
But with the second shot she died
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone
But jailer, oh, jailer
Jailer, I can't sleep
'Cause all around my bedside
I hear the patter of Delia's feet
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone
So if your woman's devilish
You can let her run
Or you can bring her down and do her
Like Delia got done
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone....


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« Reply #603 on: November 01, 2019, 12:36:29 PM »

You might enjoy comparing that to the lyrics Blind Blake sang for Alan Lomax, the earliest recorded version I know of. Cash improved on the lyrics.

Delia cursed Tony
On a Saturday night
She cursed him such a wicked cuss
That he swore to take her life.
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

The first time he shot her
He shot her in her side.
The second time he shot her
She bowed her head and died.
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

They sent for the doctor
He came dressed in black.
He did everything that a doctor could do
But he couldn't bring poor Delia back.
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

Rubber tired buggy
Double-seated hack
Took Delia to the graveyard
But never brought her back.
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

Monday Tony was arrested
Tuesday he was tried.
The jurymen found him guilty
The judge said "99 years is your time."
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

You know what Tony told the judge?
"99 years in prison?
Judge, that ain't no time.
I got a brother down in New Orleans
Doing one-hundred and ninety-nine."
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

Now Tony, he's in the jailhouse
Drinking out of a silver cup,
While Delia's in the graveyard
Trying her doggone best to get up.
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

Last night I heard a rumbling
Way down under the ground
It must've been the old Devil
Trying to chain poor Delia down.
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

Now I went down to to the graveyard
Tried to see into Delia's face.
No matter how much I love her
I could not take her place.
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

Mama, oh mama
How can I sleep?
When all around my bedside
I still hear Delia creep. [Spooks!]
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone.

This is not the same version but it's close. (That's not Blind Blake singing despite the credits).

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« Reply #604 on: November 01, 2019, 01:19:21 PM »

I love the history of old folk songs and their evolution through time.

Here's a great article on "Delia's Gone" going all the way back to the original murder in 1900: http://www.murderbygaslight.com/2010/03/delias-gone-one-more-round.html
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« Reply #605 on: November 02, 2019, 08:53:12 PM »

Landslide, by Stevie Nicks.
(Though I grew up hearing The Smashing Pumpkins cover it on Pisces Iscariot and I once wrote reversed letter messages on a guy's back while this song was on, so he'd go read it in the mirror after I left his place. Gad but the mid-90s were great.)

I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Til the landslide brought me down
Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Mmm
Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm gettin' older, too
Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm gettin' older, too
I'm gettin' older, too
Ah, take my love, take it down
Oh, climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
Oh, the landslide will bring it down....
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« Reply #606 on: March 25, 2020, 09:25:52 AM »

"They say that there's a wondrous land for any good man that dies,
But if it's got drink and women, well, then I'll be surprised."
--"Long I Ride," Robbie FUlks
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« Reply #607 on: February 22, 2021, 07:54:28 PM »

"They honeymooned down in Ibiza
Where the sun and the nightlife were hot
As she lay on the sand,
He said, 'Isn't it grand?
I bring all of my wives to this spot.'"

--Richard Thompson, "Let it Blow"

I've listed to this song for years and never knew why I liked it so much until I just realized today: the verses are all limericks!

"She dragged her tail back to New Zealand
With threats of High Court and revenge.
Meanwhile his eye did stray
To the ample bustier
Of a novelty dancer from Penge."

https://youtu.be/8VR3mubp1eA
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« Reply #608 on: March 23, 2021, 09:29:52 AM »

"Jesus Coming Soon" by Blind Willie Johnson

[chorus]
Well, we done told you, our God's done warned you
Jesus coming soon
We done told you, our God's done warned you
Jesus coming soon

In the year of nineteen and eighteen, God sent a mighty disease
It killed many a-thousand, on land and on the seas.

Great disease was mighty and the people were sick everywhere
It was an epidemic, it floated through the air.

The doctors they got troubled and they didn't know what to do
They gathered themselves together, they called it the Spanish flu.

Soldiers died on the battlefield, died in the camps too
Well, the captain said to the lieutenant, "I don't know what to do."

Well, God is warning the nation, He's a-warning them every way
To turn away from evil and seek the Lord and pray.

Well, the nobles said to the people, "You better close your public schools"
"Until the events of death has ending, better close your churches too."

Read the Book of Zechariah, the Bible plainly say
Thousands of people, they did die, on account of their wicked ways.
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« Reply #609 on: March 24, 2021, 02:26:08 PM »

Does He Love You?
by Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley

(Loveliest song about a homewrecking whore and a cheating husband ever written.)


Get a real job
Keep the wind to your back and the sun on your face
All the immediate unknowns are better than knowing this tired and lonely fate.


Does he love you?
Does he love you?
Will he hold your tiny face in his hands?


I guess it's spring; I didn't know
It's always seventy-five with no meltin' snow
A married man, he visits me
I receive his letters in the mail twice a week
And I think he loves me
And when he leaves her
He's coming out to California
I guess it all worked out
There's a ring on your finger and the baby's due out
You share a place by the park and run a shop for antiques downtown


And he loves you, yeah he loves you, and the two of you will soon become three
And he loves you, even though you used to say you were flawed if you weren't free


Let's not forget ourselves good friend
You and I were almost dead
And you're better off for leavin'
Yeah you're better off for leavin'


Late at night, I get the phone
You're at the shop sobbin' all alone
Your confession is coming out
You only married him, you felt your time was running out
But now you love him, and your baby
At last you are complete
But he's distant and you found him on the phone pleading saying
'Baby I love you and I'll leave her and I'm comin' out to California'


Let's not forget ourselves good friend
I am flawed if I'm not free
And your husband will never leave you, he will never leave you for me.....
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« Reply #610 on: March 25, 2021, 03:16:40 PM »

"The cat's in the cradle & the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue & the Man in the Moon
When you commin' home dad, I don't know when
But we'll get together then, dad,
You know we'll have a good time then."
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« Reply #611 on: March 25, 2021, 05:29:56 PM »

Charlotte Sometimes
by The Cure


All the faces
All the voices blur
Change to one face
Change to one voice
Prepare yourself for bed
The light seems bright
And glares on white walls
All the sounds of
Charlotte sometimes
Into the night with
Charlotte sometimes


Night after night she lay alone in bed
Her eyes so open to the dark
The streets all looked so strange
They seemed so far away
But Charlotte did not cry


The people seemed so close
Playing expressionless games
The people seemed
So close
So many
Other names


Sometimes I'm dreaming
Where all the other people dance
Sometimes I'm dreaming
Charlotte sometimes
Sometimes I'm dreaming
Expressionless the trance
Sometimes I'm dreaming
So many different names
Sometimes I'm dreaming
The sounds all stay the same
Sometimes I'm dreaming
She hopes to open shadowed eyes
On a different world
Come to me
Scared princess
Charlotte sometimes


On that bleak track
(See the sun is gone again)
The tears were pouring down her face
She was crying and crying for a girl
Who died so many years before


Sometimes I dream
Where all the other people dance
Sometimes I dream
Charlotte sometimes
Sometimes I dream
The sounds all stay the same
Sometimes I'm dreaming
There are so many different names
Sometimes I dream
Sometimes I dream


Charlotte sometimes crying for herself
Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself
But it's always with love
With so much love it looks like
Everything else
Of Charlotte sometimes
So far away
Glass sealed and pretty
Charlotte sometimes


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« Reply #612 on: March 26, 2021, 01:48:18 PM »

I love the history of old folk songs and their evolution through time.

You might be interested in: http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladIndexDocs.html A database listing folksongs. "The database offers a variety of information about each song, including a brief description, a bibliography, and historical background. Alternate titles are given."

Mudcat is also good; they have lyrics, sheet music, & a forum: https://mudcat.org/
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« Reply #613 on: March 26, 2021, 03:02:04 PM »

I love the history of old folk songs and their evolution through time.

You might be interested in: http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladIndexDocs.html A database listing folksongs. "The database offers a variety of information about each song, including a brief description, a bibliography, and historical background. Alternate titles are given."

Mudcat is also good; they have lyrics, sheet music, & a forum: https://mudcat.org/


Thanks! I enjoy tracking them myself, then doing research if necessary. Sometimes you will hear a repeated lyric in blues or folk songs and recognize that it was lifted from an older tune. It's cool to go back and discover the original.
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« Reply #614 on: March 30, 2021, 09:10:42 AM »

I love the history of old folk songs and their evolution through time.

You might be interested in: http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladIndexDocs.html A database listing folksongs. "The database offers a variety of information about each song, including a brief description, a bibliography, and historical background. Alternate titles are given."

Mudcat is also good; they have lyrics, sheet music, & a forum: https://mudcat.org/


Thanks! I enjoy tracking them myself, then doing research if necessary. Sometimes you will hear a repeated lyric in blues or folk songs and recognize that it was lifted from an older tune. It's cool to go back and discover the original.


For example, compare these lyrics from the English ballad "A Brisk Young Sailor Courted Me":

"A bold young farmer courted me
He stole my heart and my liberty
He stole my heart without free goodwill
And I must confess that I love him still

I wish, I wish but it's all in vain
I wish I was a maid again
But a maid again I never can be
Since such a young fellow lies still by me

There sits a bird in yonder tree
Some say he's blind and cannot see
And I wish it was the same with me
Before I took up with your company

I wish my babe so tiny was born
And smiling on his father's knee
And I poor girl was dead and gone
With the green grass growing all over me

Go dig my grave, dig long and deep
Place a marble stone at my head and feet
And on my heart put a snow white dove
To let the world know that I died for love."

To the Irish ballad "The Butcher Boy:"

"In London city where I did dwell
A butcher boy, I loved right well
He courted me, my life away
But now with me, he will not stay

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
I wish I was a maid again
A maid again I ne'er will be
'Till cherries grow on an apple tree

I wish my baby it was born
And smiling on its daddy's knee
And me poor girl to be dead and gone
With the long green grass growing over me

She went upstairs to go to bed
And calling to her mother said
"Give me a chair 'till I sit down
And a pen and ink 'till I write down"

At every word she dropped a tear
And at every line cried "willie dear -
Oh, what a foolish girl was I
To be led astray by a butcher boy"

He went upstairs and the door he broke
He found her hanging from a rope
He took his knife and he cut her down
And in her pocket, these words he found

Oh, make my grave large, wide and deep
Put a marble stone at my head and feet
And in the middle, a turtle dove
That the world may know, that i died for love."

To the Appalachian ballad "I Wish My Baby Was Born":

"I wish, I wish
My baby was born
And sittin' on
It's papa's knee
And me, poor girl
We're dead and gone
And the green grass
Growin' o'er my feet

I ain't no saint
Nor never will be
Till the sweet apple grows
On the sour apple tree
But still I hope the day will come
When you and I shall walk as one."

(And some of these songs contain lines that are also repeated in other ballads like "Barbara Allen.")
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