Blues From The Songbook (2014)

by Dan Frechette

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Fake Fur Coat Blues Mama won't you buy me a fake fur coat so I can boogie in it all night long? mama won't you get me a tailor made lover I can write me up a holy song? woman don't creep like my baby leaps she's got loving the kind I can keep Bo Diddley ain't got no cane and he can boogie with me all night long She sleeps up in the desert with me and she lives with a copper snake She sleeps up in the desert with me and she lives with a copper snake she's got loving to give my blues she's got the fever karma get me news she's loving up a man in a fake fur coat to boogie with him all night long
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Talk To Me Blues I really wanna believe you're my special dame but if you'd die I don't know you anyway yeah (Chorus) You've got to talk to me baby (talk to me baby) you need to talk to me baby (talk to me baby) you need to talk to me baby in order for me to treat you right Loving you is easy But I don't know your mind I don't know why you love me what makes you so kind? (Chorus) (Bridge) Well now so sorry baby but I just can't treat you right There's no wrong way to love you but nothing else feels right (Chorus x2)
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Still Just A Kid Blues I'm still just a kid I'm still looking for some fun x2 I don't give a shit If I don't got my old wig on. Well, let me love you, baby better than you been loved before x2 don't give me no maybe and send me out the door. Well, I ain't some old man thinking back to the good times I have had x2 I'm still just a kid I'm gonna take the bad with the bad. I'm still just a kid I'm still looking for some fun x2 I don't give a shit If I don't got my old wig on.
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Tried My Best To Make Her Happy Blues Tried my best to make her happy I didn't know what to do Tried my best to make her happy and I don't know what to do I tried spending money how about you? Tried my best to make her happy I didn't know what to do Tried my best to make her happy I didn't know what to do Tried talking funny What about you? Tried my best to make her happy I didn't know what to do Tried my best to make her happy and I don't know what to do I tried hugging and kissing now what about you? Tried my best to make her happy I didn't know what to do Tried my best to make her happy and I don't know what to do I tried to bring her socks What about you? Tried my best to make her happy Because that's what's easy to do Tried my best to make her happy Because that's the easy way to do Bet your money, time and loving honey you should try it too Tried running away now baby how about you?
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What Good Is A Heart Without Love? I can't get a lift I guess I better run What good is a heart without love? Those who ignore us never seem to go away What good is a heart without love? I must be in love with the pain Now Baby I'm lost without a train Broken heart running wherever these dreams are bound But It's time to pick up the pace because these are the good old day with sunshine around your brain as you dance around I tried the churches tried the bars but true life is on the road What good is a heart without love? But we've come a long long way why must we have such a long way to go? What good is a heart without love? Now I can make things happen but I'm stranded on this ice singing in my memory laughing at the wildness of dice my memories can't be trusted as long as they're made in central time wash my spirit clean under the western sun What good is a heart without love? I tried the churches tried the bars but true life is on the road What good is a heart without love? But we've come a long long way why must we have such a long way to go? What good is a heart without love? What good is a heart without love? What good is a heart without love?
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Too Busy Drinking I'm too busy drinking to be thinking about my baby doll I'm too busy drinking to be thinking about my baby doll The more I get to drinking the less I want to think at all She's got power over me more than anybody can see She's got power over me more than anybody can see that's why I'm out here drinking so people can see what's come of me I'm too busy drinking to be thinking about my baby doll I'm too busy drinking to be thinking about my baby doll The more I get to drinking the less I want to think at all I had a roving eye for long been guilty of loving more than one I had a roving eye for long been guilty of loving more than one somebody poke my eye out sometime I got my blues on the run Well I'm old and haggard but baby I'm far from done well I'm old and haggard but baby I'm far from done But since I been here drinking this barstool just ain't no fun. I'm too busy drinking to be thinking about my baby doll I'm too busy drinking to be thinking about my baby doll The more I get to drinking the less I want to think at all. I'm the gentle Gigilo jiggle parts wherever I go I'm a gentle Gigilo jiggle parts wherever I go some flirts call me humble because I got parts I don't even know I'm too busy drinking to be thinking about my baby doll I'm too busy drinking to be thinking about my baby doll The more I get to drinking the less I want to think at all.
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Time Is Slipping Away Blues You know I want you don't make me ask again You know I want you baby don't make me ask again I just have my fun because the time is slipping away Well some may wonder baby so do I some may wonder baby so do I how many blues can a man take before he's gonna die Well now Loving keeps you living living keeps you loved money keeps you funny pain keeps you numb You know I want you don't make me ask again I just have my fun because the time is slipping away I was dancing alone that makes me your fool Well I dance alone does that make me your fool? sorry for living baby I just ain't waiting on you You know I want you don't make me ask again You know I want you baby don't make me ask again I just have my fun because the time is slipping away
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Drinking Blues Well she told me she'd love me all the time and now she wants to see her boyfriend too Well she told me she'd love me all the time and now she wants to see her boyfriend too I say he's on the other side loving nothing she done do So I get down to drinking and a sad man don't ever win so I get down to drinking and a sad man don't ever win I can't tell if I'm drowning or if I'm teaching my sorrows how to swim How about Mr. Morrison? never seen old Van smile What about mr. Morrison? Ain't never seen old Van smile He'd be my drinking buddy if I made a telephone of my radio dial I said a prayer "send a killer to her boyfriends home" I said a prayer "send a killer to a boyfriends house" when the blues they got you and your woman got someone else Yonder comes Maria she's bound to teach me how to swim yonder comes Maria she's bound to teach me how to swim since I got down to drinking stone cold heart got me drowning.
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Bad Blood Blues Whatever happened to hello? I see you there in your chair you look my way look away and you'll still like I'm not there Nice not knowing you You've got the bad blood blues Why not say what's on your mind you might realize I'm kind for something I say or I do you're too cool to talk this through Nice not knowing you you've got the bad blood blues Some say that bad blues is bad 'cause it makes you hungry for air I say the bad blood blues ain't bad 'cause it's plain to see who the hell don't care Well I'm tired of being fired from the scenes I sure don't need as I'm walking you keep talking but it's your mouth looking bad not me nice not knowing you you've got the bad blood blues. I'm gonna sit with you all a bit and watch the hell on your neck feel the vibes one more time then I'll be flying no goodby'in Nice not knowing you you've got the bad blood blues Nice not knowing you you've got the bad blood blues Nice not knowing you you've got the bad blood blues
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Hyperbole Minstrel Blues I'm singing my song I'm gonna sing 'til I ain't poor no more I'm singing my song I'm gonna sing 'til I ain't poor no more It's gonna take a lot of singing but I'm gonna sing 'til my voice get too sore. Guy in my hotel says I ain't got no rent Guy in my hotel says I ain't got no rent I say "landlord I'm sorry - I ain't got a cent" Train tracks are burning and the mid day sun shining in the sky Train tracks are burning and the mid day sun shining in the sky Well those tracks won't be a burning when that coal train comes to take me tonight I gotta get me a couple dollars to ride me that train to Missouri I gotta get me a couple dollars to ride me that train to Missouri I'll stand here and holler my blues 'til I get enough to leave. Guitars just a humming nickel and dime nickel and dime Guitar just a humming nickel and dime nickel and dime I maybe broke and hungry but my stomping foot keeps good time I'm singing my song I'm gonna sing 'til I ain't poor no more I'm singing my song I'm gonna sing 'til I ain't poor no more It's gonna take a lot of singing but I'm gonna sing 'til my voice get too sore.
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Downhill Blues What's the matter with you baby? Turn your head around! I got some good in me to tell you where we're bound. Move along baby find your self another wannabe Living up to you isn't living up to me What's the matter with you baby? Turn your head around! I got some good in me to tell you where we're bound. There will come a day baby when I decide to take a second look at all the ugly things you left me and all the pretty things you took What's the matter with you baby? Turn your head around! I got some good in me to tell you where we're bound. Move along baby find you self another wannabe Living up to you sure isn't living up to me
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Rational Child Blues (Chorus) I'm believed to be the rational child I'm believed to be the rational child well my folks were rational so so am I I've been down this road before I've been down this road before I'll be stopping by at hell should have been gone there long ago I've gotta keep a moving hell I'll stop less than once I've gotta keep a moving hell I'll stop less than once and I'll keep you waiting forever Well I don't have no beggars gainings janging in my clothes Well I don't have no beggars gainings janging in my clothes how can I save money when my clothes are torn and full of holes (Chorus)
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Bottle Full Of Blues I've got a bottle full of blues I've got a bottle full of blues Mama always told me watch out you gonna lose Yeah but I got a bottle full of blues Nobody fit my shoes Nobody fit my shoes And I smoke a little shortbread play a little groove drinking my bottle of blues Nobody going where I go Nobody going where I go I spend my money where all my money goes and nobody knows where I go I'm gonna live to be so old I'm gonna live to be so old people will remind me my pants are made of holes I'm gonna live to be so old I got a bottle full of blues I got a bottle full of blues yeah mama always told me watch out you gonna lose yeah but I got a a bottle full of blues I got a bottle full of blues
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Stab In The Back Blues It ain't his fault baby it's all you it's all you It ain't his fault baby it's all you - it's all you he's just doing - what any man would do he'll get his share of bad woman luck someday he'll get his share of bad woman luck someday well he'll find and send another one away This is how this is how the good get lost This is how this is how the good get lost treat you right until the line gets crossed Welcome to my life now baby give me some pain Welcome to my life baby now won't you give me some pain? find another man love don't matter anyway Sorry to slow you down thinking about me just keep on fooling til somebody gives you grief when the morning stars don't no longer shine you'll see what love can do to your state of heart and mind You'll never know it baby until it happens to you you'll never know it baby until it happens to you you could stab me in the back and my bad blood sticks to you.
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Leaving The Same Way I Came I'm not going for your big rite of passage Just want to carry on with my day I'm not going for your big rite of passage Just want to carry on with my day You invite me to your gathering I'm leaving the same way I came Money must flow around here so when will it flow my way? Money must flow around here so when will it flow my way? I put out the vibrations if it all works out I will stay I don't play no Kirtan music so don't vibe me like I'm wrong I don't play no Kirtan music so don't vibe me like I'm wrong If you open up your minds I'll still sing you all a song You're all nice and all but my life force is on the line You're all nice and all but my life force is on the line So get me now where I can belong and not waste more of my precious time I'm not going for your big rite of passage Just want to carry on with my day I'm not going for your big rite of passage Just want to carry on with my day You invite me to your gathering but I'm leaving the same way I came.
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Dumptrucker Blues Well she's a dumptrucker she will dump you on the road Well she's a dumptrucker she will dump you on the road She will break your heart and she'll try to break your soul Poor little girl all lonely and blue Poor little girl all lonely and blue so we spoke for a while about everything else we've been through When I asked her out she said we're outside now I think that was a yes but it don't matter anyhow because she dumped me right there boy left me on the outskirts of town Well she's a dumptrucker she will dump you on the road Well she's a dumptrucker she will dump you on the road She will break your heart and she'll try to break your soul
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Because I Love You So I should be a child of the delta where the blues was born I should be a sweet child of the delta where the blues was born If you got what it takes to join me better come knocking on my front door Well somebody's knocking on my window pane I guess I'm in luck after all Well somebody's knocking on my window pane I guess I'm in luck after all Now I gotta find myself a dame instead of playing for the wall Knowing you pretty babe I've got to take it mighty slow Loving you pretty baby I've got to take it pretty slow Don't you give me no maybes because I love you so.
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Be My Baby Blues Won't you be my baby Be my baby now Won't you be my baby Be my baby now You got guys that love you and I'm sold without a doubt Ain't got no trouble letting you do what you do Ain't got no trouble letting you do what you do I'll be free to be me you be free to be you Be my baby won't you be my baby now Be my baby won't you be my baby now You got guys that love you and I'm sold without a doubt And I got your picture and it's blazing in my mind I've got your picture babe and it's blazing in my mind I can't imagine loving anyone else I might find I got time I got time bide my time drink your wine bide my time bide my time bide my time drink your wine we can talk the stars together again when we both have the time Won't you be my baby Be my baby now Won't you be my baby Be my baby now You got guys that love you and I'm sold without a doubt
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Big Boots 03:19
Big Boots It's getting mighty mighty hard to get your big boots filled baby x2 could you do me a favor? put on your boots for me again? I don't usually beg for more but since you took off in that big old car of ours it's getting mighty mighty hard to get your big boots filled baby I'm begging you back so your boots won't need be filled no more. Your boots are still empty and they're sitting on my rug x2 Ain't no one gonna stand in your shoes 'cause I'm a mighty fussy judge.
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Tired Of Honky Tonking (chorus) I'm tired of honky tonking Got myself going down slow I'm tired of honky tonking Got myself going down slow Got to slow down going down slow down going down slow I had a honky tonking woman giving me the honky tonk blues I had a honky tonking woman giving me the honky tonk blues Now she's honky tonking elsewhere and I got nothing to lose (chorus) Boys at the table always got something to prove The boys at the table always got something to prove I'm tired of honky tonking steal me some walking blues. I'm tired of honky tonking toe tapping nowhere to go I'm tired of honky tonking toe tapping nowhere to go got no money to gamble so broke I'm about to croak. (chorus)
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Black Cadillac I got my brand new car and I go riding everyday I got my Black Cadillac and I go riding everyday Won't be much longer 'til I ride my blues away Riding's much better than crying at home in a chair you know riding is much better baby than crying at home in my chair well my Caddy's gonna run in and chase those blues out of there I hear the blues calling me speaking sadly about lost love I hear the blues calling me speaking sadly about my love well you won't catch me in this vacancy when pushing comes to shove.
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Date With The Devil Blues I got a date with the devil and you know she's on my mind Vibrations of the devil Lord knows she's on my mind I got heaven in my heartache and hell it's hard to unwind Yeah won't you get me some wheels get me some wheels down a stormy road? Rain on my conga baby and I've got a heavy load. The steel rain shivers me plays the Mexican blues on the piano grass and I've gotta get back home. Still sometimes I wonder if a lover is a book or a look Sometimes I wonder if a lover is a book or a look she's got a mind of a child but she's still worth another look I got a date with the devil and you know she's on my mind I got the vibrations of a devil and you know that she's on my mind I got heaven in my heartache and hell it's hard to unwind.
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Bluesman's Story You know I see a lot of people say "don't play that song again" You know I see a lot of people say "don't play that song again" I say "shut up- band carry on carry on" When I was a little boy There was no radio at home When I was a little boy There was no radio at home My family had no money had to make up my blues alone Well tomorrow coming I say they all better step aside well tomorrow's coming so won't you boys step aside with my blues belt outside the doorway you better run and hide I'm a bluesman and I ain't got no home I'm a bluesman and I ain't got no home Well I'm out there on the road where the other bluesmen roam yeah yeah yeeah
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Can't Get You Baby I can't get you baby I can't get you off my mind I can't get you baby I can't get you off my mind I've got some ideas why can't you leave him behind? Ain't no one that he can't get there ain't no one that he can't do Ain't no one he can't get there ain't no one that he can't do So I tell you all about the messy thing that he do I look like trouble baby but I'm a helping man Well I look like trouble baby but I'm a helping man He'll never mess with you baby he'll never mess with you again
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Chained To Your Walking Line You got me pinned baby pinned chained to your walking line you got me pinned baby pinned you got me chained to your walking line if I'm just one of your nickels baby your loving ain't worth a dime I'm your dime a dozen baby please take me for what I am I'm your dime a dozen baby won't you please take me for what I am I'm everybody's lover but I'm nobody's man Love me on Tuesday Love me Monday too you'll find me leaving that ain't up to you you got me pinned baby pinned you got me chained to your walking line if I'm just one of your nickels baby your loving ain't worth a dime If I leave again but I can't be alone If you think that I'm funny you ain't worth the skin on your bones you got me pinned baby pinned you got me chained to your walking line if I'm just one of your nickels hell baby your loving ain't worth a dime
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Dusty's Travels I'm heading down to Clarksdale man am I ever proud I'm on my way to Clarksdale I feel like singing out loud Well I've reached my dream city there ain't no sense in stopping now On my journey to New Orleans after leaving Yazoo City On my journey to New Orleans after leaving Yazoo City I should have stayed there longer man ain't that a pity Well I'm heading to my hometown way up north where I belong I'm feeling so down what's right is really wrong So much for my good loving So little for my stay So much for my good loving and so little for the stay I didn't have no time to do nothing so I think I might go down there again someday.
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Good Woman Blues I gotta find me a good woman before the sun going down I gotta find me a good woman before the sun going down I gotta look at her in the morning I gotta like what I found I don't want me no baby beyond repair just a good honest woman going somewhere I gotta find me a good woman before the sun going down I gotta look at her in the morning I gotta like what I found I don't want no ugly duckling Who loves every man she sees If there's one man she's loving she won't get sick of me I gotta find me a good woman before the sun going down I gotta look at her in the morning I gotta like what I found She's gotta save all her money so I don't spend a dime I don't want to be broke when she's on down the line I gotta find me a good woman before the sun going down I gotta look at her in the morning I gotta like what I found
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Slave Blues 02:07
Slave Blues Scrubbing time hogwash yeah, the pigs will be squeaking clean x2 when the sundown train rushes through that ain't nothing I haven't seen Yeah, the steam engineer is just a shovelin' he's gonna get us to New Orleans. Won't take him too long to learn to watch them coal stones burn. he'll get his dollar worth of pennies and give just a nickel in return. Yeah well the story is neverending 'til the fat lady sings you know I get tired of giving all you people all my things. you put a bruise on my backbone and man does it ever sting.
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Jailbird Blues Jail cell bars vibrating and the music's deep inside Jail cell bars vibrating and the music's deep inside Well that lady's just a swinging it's been a long time since she sat down and cried I got my bread and water got my sunlit window sill I got my bread and water got my sunlit window sill it's been a long time since I shot her down by the old cotton mill She said she wanted my loving and then she gave me a piece of her mind She said she wanted my loving for no peace of any kind well she thought I wouldn't do nothing good women are hard to find.
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The Day Before Tomorrow (Leave Me Crying Blues) I've got my lady I've got my woman I've got my pretty baby I've got good loving The day before tomorrow when the sun don't shine well you're gonna leave me pretty baby you're gonna leave me crying There's nothing to hide and there's nothing to say It's been a while since I cried it's been a while since I played The day before tomorrow when the sun don't shine well you're gonna leave me pretty baby you're gonna leave me crying I loved that lady I loved that woman I loved that pretty baby I had good loving but the day before yesterday when the sun didn't shine I lost my pretty baby and I'm still crying
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Baby Mae 02:13
Baby Mae Baby Mae Oh what joy you bring! Baby Mae Oh what joy you bring! It takes a lot to give what you give that's how much you take out of me Babe Mae when you walk I'm by your side Baby Mae Baby Mae when you walk I'm by your side when you're finished doing your walking oh let that spotlight shine Baby Mae I thought your papa always said Baby Mae Baby Mae I thought your mama always said that it sure don't break their rules to shoot their boyfriend dead Baby Mae Oh what joy you bring! Baby Mae Oh what joy you bring! It takes a lot to give what you give that's how much you take out of me
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Gypsy Lady Blues You need a chaser you're too bitter on your own shedding a few layers even though it's far too cold you're someone I admire me before the heart you stole Gypsy lady please have mercy on my soul Gypsy lady please have mercy on my soul Enough time has healed since the bastards have left town if hell had a hatch we'd send a full gasoline can down worrying don't take your troubles it just takes your peace of mind I can't wait to leave all this uncertainty behind well Gypsy lady please have mercy on my soul It's safe to say I have hope but not much faith Well be beyond probation until we know that we're safe a little sunshine in my heart to light the gaping hole Gypsy lady please have mercy on my soul You need a chaser you're too bitter on your own shedding a few layers even though it's far too cold you're someone I admire me before the heart you stole Gypsy lady please have mercy on my soul Gypsy lady please have mercy on my soul
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Head Full Of Trouble Blues Got a head full of trouble I treat you like you treating me Got a head full of trouble babe I treat you like you treating me If you mad at my loving baby I'm mad at you being mean If you mad at my loving baby I'm mad at you being mean Find my wide tooth comb like a bald man brushing my head Gotta find my wide tooth comb like a bald man brushing my head I'm trying to remember um all the mean things you said You're a drumptrucking baby - you dump me on the road I thinking at anytime baby you must have picked up some other load Got a head full of trouble babe I treat you like you treating me If you mad at my loving baby I'm mad at you being mean Track meets the road on the other side of lovin The track meets the road on the other side of lovin People wonder where I'm going baby I just tell them I'm going nothin Got a head full of trouble I treat you like you treating me Got a head full of trouble babe I treat you like you treating me If you mad at my loving baby I'm mad at you being mean If you mad at my loving baby I'm mad at you being mean
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I Want A Damn Good Woman Blues I got my eye on a baby but I know a baby just won't do I got my eye on a baby but I know a baby just won't do She's got to be a woman and a damn good woman too I keep looking through crowds talking to anyone I meet I kept looking the crowds looking through everyone I meet Woman sure won't find me so I've always gotta be on my feet She's brown eyed and pretty but I know she just won't do She's brown eyed and pretty but I know she just won't do She's gotta be a woman and a damn good woman too.
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Don Juan Blues I don't know your name everybody looks the same and I've kept my distance from this place and tomorrow is gonna come beating on its drum and I'll follow tomorrow yesterday will not stop me. I've shot your heart with an arrow full of love and you watch me like I'm your truest saint I may be a saint but a true one I ain't and I'll follow tomorrow yesterday will not stop me. I don't know your name everybody looks the same and I've kept my distance from this place and tomorrow is gonna come beating on its drum and I'll follow tomorrow yesterday will not stop me.
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I Wish My Woman Was Mine I wish my woman I wish my woman was mine I wish my woman I wish my woman was mine When she goes back home she's always trying to hide She's a firecracker woman she keeps my wheels rolling fast She's a firecracking woman and keeps my wheels rolling fast She's a big gypsy mama and a heart like hers is gonna last Well I'm meeting her in place so far away from her home I'm meeting her in places so far away from her home she keeps showing me a good time she won't ever let me go I wish my woman I wish my woman was mine I wish my woman I wish my woman was mine When she goes back home she's always trying to hide
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I Ain't Got Any Blues The lies the good guys tell ain't as good as the bad The lies the good guys tell ain't as good as the bad You think you know you're women good but I know them really bad I'm a hocus pocus man and I ain't got any blues I'm a hocus pocus man and I ain't got any blues if some gal runs out of lightning yeah she can bet I got the fuse Well I'm a full time lover I got no time to be no friend I'm a full time lover got no time to be a friend one no better than the other but that ain't what I call a trend The lies the good guys tell ain't as good as the bad The lies the good guys tell ain't as good as the bad You think you know you're women good but I know them really bad
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I'm A Boy Blues I'm a boy I'm a boy I'm a boy who likes to go Been so far from Mississippi I didn't think I would ever get home No woman of mine no woman gonna tell me what to do I got 300 dollars I spent on this khaki suit I'm a boy I'm a boy I'm a boy who likes to go Been so far from Mississippi I didn't think I would ever get home I lay outside with my woman I work my magic on her bones she's a sure fire woman make no man want to stay home Turn my face to the highway head out to that desert rain got someone crying for me in Tucson and baby I just can't stay I'm a boy I'm a boy I'm a boy who likes to go Been so far from the Mississippi I didn't think that I would ever get back home
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It's Over Between Us Baby It's over between us baby it's time to stop making amends It's over between us baby it's time to laugh alone again well my patience running low and I ain't got time for a friend Well you'll be amazed pretty baby you'll make a good gal someday You'll be amazing sugar girl you'll make a good gal someday you know someone gonna give you a damn good chance to change your ways Sorry pretty girl I guess I don't know you no more sorry pretty girl it's up to you to find the door well I'd die to see you laughing but you can't kill me no more It's over between us baby it's time to stop making amends It's over between us baby it's time to laugh alone again well my patience running low and I ain't got time for a friend
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Lonely Man's Blues I come from a lonely background I used to talk to a wall sitting down in New Orleans, Louisiana gotta give the band a call we're gonna play the blues all night we're gonna have ourselves a ball When you live down here they play the blues when it rains some fellow dudes might like to play out in the sugar cane in blues you feel the feel but you feel no pain I used to be curious why would my happiness fall? and then I'd get all faithful I'd give the sky a call you know there was no need to worry no need to worry at all
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My Little Blues Song Baby you're a trying too hard to be my friend baby you're a trying too hard to be my friend I need a lover with some real love to spend Take it easy baby let the good love roll take it easy baby and let the good love roll kick up your heavy heels and let me take you home Make me a man who can be there all night long make me a man who can be there all night long kiss you goodnight and sing you my little blues song
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Lying Devil Blues Well now baby you don't know what I'd do well now baby you don't know what I'd do If I saw you with another I'd turn my back on you too Well you thought your man was gone and the house was to yourself you thought your man was gone and the house was to yourself well I told her I know some magic but I don't think that really helped Well your man was pretty angry and I was angry too well your man was pretty angry and I was angry too well we both want one thing baby and that is the truth Well now baby you don't know what I'd do well now baby you don't know what I'd do If I saw you with another I'd turn my back on you too
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On The Roadside My mama left me stranded far away on the roadside told me to use this money spend it well and spend it right don't do like your papa baby don't do just like he done me I met my papa once he was never close to home he was traveling on the roadside heard him slur and then he spoke "when there ain't no place to hide, son, that's when you know you're not alone" Well that was many years ago I traveled hard wore down my shoes I was crying on the roadside ran out of money couldn't pay my dues My mama's words have haunted me "don't you get mixed up in the booze" my mama's words have haunted me "drink like him you gonna lose"
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Craigslist Blues When we hit hard times my baby she hit the town When we hit hard times my baby hit the town she had craigslist hopping she met all the boys lying down She didn't wait long didn't take but two or three days She didn't wait long didn't take but two or three days She was too busy to talk she'll have to someday change her ways And I'm guilty of peeking but I'm awful glad I spied And I'm guilty of peeking but I'm awful glad that I spied While she was retreating in fact she'd solid booked her good times She won't have me dangling on her fool strings no more She won't have me dangling on her fool strings no more 'Cause I got too wise daddy ain't got no time for no lying whore Maybe I'll miss the side she showed to me Maybe I'll miss the side she showed to me but If you gotta be evil I'll let you be alone and be all you can be Nobody gets away with lying to me for too long Nobody gets away with lying to me for too long She'll never hear from me again unless I'm singing how bad she'd done me wrong When we hit hard times my baby she hit the town When we hit hard times my baby hit the town she had craigslist hopping she met all the boys lying down
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Paternity Blues She said she’s having my baby and she ain’t my baby no more She said she’s having my baby well she ain’t my baby anymore I’m not certain it’s my baby because my baby was a whore If I sold all I owned I would still be in the hole If I sold all I owned I’d still be in the hole well if she has my baby she best be getting on the dole yeah she’s out there drinking cussing she’s roughhousing all night long and if she’s having my baby something with the baby bound to go wrong She said she’s having my baby and she ain’t my baby anymore I’m not certain it’s my baby because my baby is a whore My baby she racked up all kinds of lies My baby she racked up all kinds of lies she sent me a baby message half a month after we said our goodbyes I got the secret paternity blues and I wasn’t born of sin I got the secret paternity blues and I wasn’t born of sin I’ll vomit in a bucket if I ever do see her again
46.
Send Me A Woman Blues Lord I hate it so bad to have no woman on my case I hate it so bad to have no woman on my case Send me a woman who sings me the blues everyday Lord I ain't had a lover who I can get along with yet Lord I ain't had a lover who I can get along with yet There ain't a woman I haven't met they all love me for trying but they always had me wrong all I'm doing is living and the good blues plays all night long This my friend is another case of the blues the fat pocket blues this my friend is another case of the blues oh the fat pocket blues So now I'm looking for a woman who plays the blues all the nighttime So now I'm looking for a woman who plays the blues all the night time Well I can scratch her back yeah and she can scratch mine
47.
Tug Boat Blues I'm not dragging some tug boat out to sea just gonna sink and leave me in misery I'm tired of dragging on pulling this heavy load cause your ways are dragging me down your loving never showed I got a piece of paper ain't had a smoke all day gonna wipe my ass to tell you I ain't got nothing to say I ain't got no money got no time to lay everybody thinks that I'm nobody's lucky day I'm tired of dragging this tug boat out to sea you say you love me but I'm going my way goodbye baby goodbye thanks for the ride i got the rope baby you're gone
48.
Devil's Best Friend Well my shadows as nameless as the street I'm down My shadows as nameless as the street I'm down the secret is surviving two nights on the town Mistress she can call me from her bedroom until she cries mistress she can call me from her bedroom until she cries the tree is dark and fallen and there ain't no axe to grind Papa said loneliness is the devil's best friend papa said loneliness is the devil's best friend hello devil only travels where my old man went well I've mingled with dismay life's a bitch I know her well I've mingled with dismay life's a bitch I know her well she takes away my days and makes me suffer oh so well.
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Walk On Me 03:07
Walk On Me Well I saw my ex love yesterday morning but you should have seen her last night well I saw she lost her conscience and told her guilt to take a ride she's been telling everybody that her man is good as gone I say she's got the whole world laughing but she just about made me cry I say she's got the whole world laughing but she just about made me cry I guess everyone was kidding of me I guess they were looking for a fight Well now if some people wanna walk all over my I have to shine their shoes for them because they've got their girl by their side I'm gonna have to shine their shoes because they have their girl by their side it seems that I've got the right to lose.

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released December 31, 2014

All songs music and lyrics by Dan Frechette (except Dumptrucker Blues music and lyrics by Dan Frechette and Anthony Graham and Tug Boat Blues written by Dan Frechette and Cruise Waters Johnson).

All songs Copyright 2014 Dan Frechette and registered with SOCAN.

All songs recorded for the Dan Frechette Songbook (on YouTube) in 2014 in Seabright, California.

Dan Frechette - Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica

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