Bye And Bye

Bye and bye, I’m breathin’ a lover’s sighI’m sittin’ on my watch so I can be on timeI’m singin’ love’s praises with sugar-coated rhymeBye and bye, on you I’m casting my eye I’m paintin’ the town – swinging my partner aroundI know who I can depend on, I know who […]

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Lonesome Day Blues

Well, today has been a sad ol’ lonesome dayYeah, today has been a sad ol’ lonesome dayI’m just sittin’ here thinkingWith my mind a million miles away Well, they’re doing the double shuffle, throwin’ sand on the floorThey’re doing the double shuffle, they’re throwin’ sand on the floorWhen I left […]

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Moonlight

The seasons they are turnin’ and my sad heart is yearnin’To hear again the songbird’s sweet melodious toneWon’t you meet me out in the moonlight alone? The dusky light, the day is losingOrchids, poppies, black-eyed SusanThe earth and sky that melts with flesh and boneWon’t you meet me out in […]

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Cry A While

Well, I had to go down and see a guy named Mr. GoldsmithA nasty, dirty, double-crossin’, back-stabbin’ phony I didn’t wanna have to be dealin’ withBut I did it for you and all you gave me was a smileWell, I cried for you – now it’s your turn to cry […]

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Summer Days

Summer days, summer nights are goneSummer days and the summer nights are goneI know a place where there’s still somethin’ going on I got a house on a hill, I got hogs all out on in the mudI got a house on a hill, I got hogs out lying in […]

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High Water

High water risin’ – risin’ night and dayAll the gold and silver are being stolen awayBig Joe Turner lookin’ East and WestFrom the dark room of his mindHe made it to Kansas CityTwelfth Street and VineNothing standing thereHigh water everywhere High water risin’, the shacks are slidin’ downFolks lose their […]

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Sugar Baby

I got my back to the sun ’cause the light is too intenseI can see what everybody in the world is up againstYou can’t turn back – you can’t come back, sometimes we push too farOne day you’ll open up your eyes and you’ll see where we are Sugar Baby […]

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Mississippi

Every step of the way we walk the lineYour days are numbered, so are mineTime is pilin’ up, we struggle and we scrapeWe’re all boxed in, nowhere to escape City’s just a jungle, more games to playTrapped in the heart of it, trying to get awayI was raised in the […]

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Floater (Too Much To Ask)

Down over the windowComes the dazzling sunlit raysThrough the back alleys – through the blindsAnother one of them endless days Honeybees are buzzin’Leaves begin to stirI’m in love with my second cousinI tell myself I could be happy forever with her I keep listenin’ for footstepsBut I ain’t hearing anyFrom […]

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Honest With Me

Well, I’m stranded in the city that never sleepsSome of these women they just give me the creepsI’m avoidin’ the Southside the best I canThese memories I got, they can strangle a man Well I came ashore in the dead of the nightLot of things can get in the way […]

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