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imgooley
02-04-2008, 11:07 PM
Whats your favorite blues song lyric. You know something that makes you think '**** yeah, now that's the blues'

Personally. i think the best one is from Travelin Riverside Blues-'Squeeze my lemon till the juice runs down my leg'

Dimebag22
02-04-2008, 11:28 PM
Cause if my baby don't love me no more
I know here sister will!

- Jimi Hendrix - Red House

Damn right I got the blues
From my head down to my shoes

- Buddy Guy - Damn Right I Got The Blues

Meredith87
02-04-2008, 11:34 PM
If today was Christmas eve,
and tomorrow was Christmas day
All I would need my little sweet rider just,
to pass the time away

Robert Johnson - Hell Hound On My Trail

imgooley
02-04-2008, 11:53 PM
Gotta add:
'I eat more chicken than any man seen' and 'Wanted for murder, first degree, Judges wife cryin let the man go free." from Backdoor Man- Howlin Wolf

And 'I'm goin down to Louisiana to get me a Mojo hand.x2 I'm gonna have all you pretty women under my command.'

Jimmy94
02-04-2008, 11:56 PM
If I had possession over judgement day,
Lord, the little woman I'm lovin' wouldn't have no right to pray

TheDev01dOne
02-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Hmm this is quite tricky..

At the moment, my favourite blues song is by an Australian band called The Bondi Cigars.. Bad Weather Blues.
"Black clouds are forming, soon the rain gonna come fallin' down.. You brought some bas weather with you baby, since you came back to this town"

Others that rank..

Collard Greens & Gravy - You've got my mind messed up..
"Ah baby now I don't know how you do it.. At first I thought I didn't care..
Now All I wanna do is drown myself in that perfume that you wear..
You got my mind messed up!"

Of course standards like Hoochie Coochie Man and Rollin and Tumblin rate aswell but I like to share more obscure things.

Carswell98
02-06-2008, 01:39 PM
I'm a steamroller baby, I'm gon' roll all over you - Steamroller by Matt Andersen

:haha: I loves it

Mr.Cuddles
02-06-2008, 02:08 PM
"makin' love is good for you, woman,"-BB.King(making love is good for you

oopich
02-06-2008, 02:48 PM
Then I gets mad
I goes to the cat
Like a good guy should
I said, 'Look man
'I'm gonna warn, you just one time'
Next time I warn you'
'I'm gonna use my gun'

John Lee Hooker

ze monsta
02-06-2008, 03:09 PM
Grinnin In Your Face - Son House

You know your mother would talk about you,
Your brothers and sister,
But no matter how you try to live,
They gonna talk about you still.


Aint It Funny - The Soledad Brothers

Aint it funny how,
They tell you not to lie.
Aint it funny how,
The politician is on your side.


Cage that Tiger - The Soledad Brothers
I want a purr all I get is a growl,
when the lamb is loose she's on the prowl.
sharpen her claws up and down your back,
cat's eyes is green cat's heart is black.

:peace:

Carswell98
02-06-2008, 03:41 PM
Aint It Funny - The Soledad Brothers

Aint it funny how,
They tell you not to lie.
Aint it funny how,
The politician is on your side.

I like that, thats great

Mr.Cuddles
02-06-2008, 04:01 PM
Then I gets mad
I goes to the cat
Like a good guy should
I said, 'Look man
'I'm gonna warn, you just one time'
Next time I warn you'
'I'm gonna use my gun'

John Lee Hooker
the cool thing is I just finished listening to that song when i read this!

Highbinder
02-06-2008, 04:38 PM
I'm not a pureist so excuse some of my choices :D

"They call it stormy mondays, but tuesdays just as bad"

-by everyone, it seems.. My favourite version is definately Little Milton's, tho.


"I'm gonna inject your soul with some sweeeeet rock and roll..
Well I'm a cement mixer baby, a churning urn of burnin funk!.."

-by everyone, again.. My favourite definately James Taylor doing it live.


"
Well I know my baby, If I see her in the dark
I said I know my rider, If I see her in the dark "

-originally by Robert Johnson, i think? But I love the Zeppelin cover!


"I got a kind hearted woman, do almost anything in the world for me..
I love my baby,
my baby don' love me"

- George Thorogood's


"I'm a crawwwwling king snake, and I rule my den"

-originally John Lee Hooker, but I love The Door's version


and finally, not strictly blues but:

"My wild love went ridin
She rode all the day
She wrote to the devil
And asked him to pay
The devil was wiser
It's time to repent
He asked her to give back
The money she spent"

- My Wild Love by The Doors.

gopherthegreat
02-06-2008, 05:21 PM
"there are little icicles, in my meatloaf!"

-Lil' Ed

:p:

imgooley
02-06-2008, 09:38 PM
Then I gets mad
I goes to the cat
Like a good guy should
I said, 'Look man
'I'm gonna warn, you just one time'
Next time I warn you'
'I'm gonna use my gun'

John Lee Hooker

****ing pwnage. Love that song.


Loves his gun and his sweet cocaine

The Black Keys

oopich
02-07-2008, 02:14 AM
That's the song that got me hooked on Hooker.

BluesLP1990
02-08-2008, 02:28 PM
"Time will heal your troubles
when you've got the blues
Heal a burning heartache
put you right back in the groove
But time will take its tole on you
if you don't play it smart
You know Time makes two
it takes two to heal a broken heart"
-Time Makes Two- Robert Cray

not the greatest, granted, but it's a worthy addition and a great song

j_hunter_hkr
02-11-2008, 10:17 AM
"Born under a bad sign
I been down since I begin to crawl
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all"

- Albert King, "Born Under a Bad Sign"

tatorbits
02-11-2008, 08:46 PM
haha Albert King is freeking awesome :P

I'm going back to the border
Woman, where I'm better known.
You know you haven't done nothing,
Drove a good man away from home

"Key to the Highway" - Big Bill Broonzy

urik
02-11-2008, 09:09 PM
I got a bad bad feeling
That my baby don't live here no more
She ain't comin' about is she
That's alright i still got my guitar

Jimi Hendrix - Red House.

imgooley
02-12-2008, 12:48 PM
I got a bad bad feeling
That my baby don't live here no more
She ain't comin' about is she
That's alright i still got my guitar

Jimi Hendrix - Red House.
one of the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place.

Highbinder
02-12-2008, 05:01 PM
I got a bad bad feeling
That my baby don't live here no more
She ain't comin' about is she
That's alright i still got my guitar

Jimi Hendrix - Red House.

Hell yeah, I love that one too :)

dickenscpa
02-13-2008, 12:57 PM
I got a bad bad feeling
That my baby don't live here no more
She ain't comin' about is she
That's alright i still got my guitar

Jimi Hendrix - Red House.


Cause if my baby don't love me no more
I know here sister will!

- Jimi Hendrix - Red House


These two obviously have already been mentioned, but that's two awesome lines in one song and quite possibly my favorites as well. I've only heard two versions of "Keys To The Highway" which is EC alone and the duet with EC and BB. The only copy I have on CD is the one on Ridin' With The King, but it's chock full of good one liners too.

"I'm gonna leave here runnin' walkin's much too slow"

LSSF
02-13-2008, 02:18 PM
Blues you know I was walkin', I was walkin' down through the woods
Yes, I've watched my house burnin' blues
Blues, you know you done me, you done me all the harm that you could

Buddy Guy - First time I met the Blues

kill_busted
02-13-2008, 04:22 PM
check the sig

i ride alone by Lee Clayton.

but maybe undercover agent for the blues by tony joe white swamp blues excellence

jgou812
02-13-2008, 08:58 PM
your life is just a murdertrain of murder coming- dethklok's "dethblues"

kill_busted
02-14-2008, 06:03 AM
1 bourbon, 1 scotch and 1 beer - classic!

i live my life by it!

kill_busted
02-14-2008, 06:04 AM
she just another notch on my guitar... robert cray

JilaX^
02-14-2008, 12:14 PM
They call it stormy Monday... But Tuesday's just as bad.
They call it stormy Monday... But Tuesday's just as bad.
Wednesday's worse! and Thursday's also sad...

They way T-Bone walker sings it is just amazing.

linkinwayne1
02-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Boom Boom
Boom Boom

I forgot what song that was (I think it's by BB King) but it cracks me up everytime.

Carswell98
02-14-2008, 01:34 PM
^actually That's Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker

but kudos, that was one of the first blues songs I ever loved

Sly Taco
02-14-2008, 01:45 PM
"I've had my fun, if I dont ever get well no more"

goin down slow-Jimmy Oden

imgooley
02-14-2008, 03:22 PM
Whoa-oh, fare ya well.
Never see, a you no more.
A-why don't ya hear me cryin?
Oooo, whoo-hooo,
Whooo.

Smokestack Lightnin, The late great Howlin Wolf

ze monsta
02-14-2008, 03:43 PM
your life is just a murdertrain of murder coming- dethklok's "dethblues"

Didn't think Dethklok was blues? I thought it was metal of some sort...

therussian
02-14-2008, 04:17 PM
You men eat your dinner,
Eat your pork and beans
I eat more chicken
Any man ever seen — yeah, yeah.

Backdoor Man...I think Willie Dixon did the original, but the Doors covered it.

imgooley
02-14-2008, 07:22 PM
You men eat your dinner,
Eat your pork and beans
I eat more chicken
Any man ever seen — yeah, yeah.

Backdoor Man...I think Willie Dixon did the original, but the Doors covered it.
Willie Dixon wrote it, Howlin Wolf Sang it. I actually was gonna put that one up. :D

JMTrio134
02-17-2008, 01:56 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rLp1nBkU8CA

:)

imgooley
02-27-2008, 08:08 PM
"I Don't Know Much about love, baby
But I sure know I got it bad."

Blues Deluxe. Love it

KonaNuNu
02-28-2008, 01:05 PM
Usually yelled out during an up tempo shuffle...............

"It must be the blues baby, 'cause i ain't felt so bad in my whole life."

Dutch Mason (aka Prime Minister of the Blues. Dutch is a Canadian legend)

imgooley
02-29-2008, 11:33 PM
"I'd rather be the Devil, Than be that womans man"

Skip James

imgooley
03-26-2008, 04:07 PM
I'm pulling this one out of the back of the forum because I noticed that old threads in this forum seem to just die......... and never return.............. because I think they get deleted

Beakwithteeth
03-26-2008, 08:02 PM
"I've got a sweet little angel, I love the way she spreads her wings"
-Sweet Little Angel by BB King (NO innuendo there:haha)

GD_GC
03-26-2008, 09:03 PM
Now yes, people I am a poor drunken hearted boy.
Well yes, people I am a poor drunken hearted boy.
I have a whole ocean of troubles,
And just a little half pint of joy.

~Allman Brothers

gopherthegreat
03-26-2008, 09:57 PM
"I've got a sweet little angel, I love the way she spreads her wings"
-Sweet Little Angel by BB King (NO innuendo there:haha)
i didnt think of that til you pointed it out. now whenever i hear that line im gonna think of that.


edit: when hendrix says the line "fly on little wing", it sounds so perfect

imgooley
03-26-2008, 10:02 PM
My girl, my girl had a hold on me
So tight, so tight that I could not see
Girl, she had a hold on me, she held so tight that I could not see
My girl, my girl had a hold on me
One day, one day I let her go
It hurt, it hurt so, you’ll never know
The day I had to let her go, it hurt so bad that you cannot know
One day, one day I let her go.
At night, at night I cry alone
I weap, I weap 'til the early morn'
At night, I cry alone, I weap all night, til the early morn'
At night, at night I cry alone



Ownage

Beakwithteeth
03-26-2008, 10:41 PM
i didnt think of that til you pointed it out. now whenever i hear that line im gonna think of that.


Less people do then I thought, I thought it was WAY obvious.

imgooley
03-27-2008, 02:58 AM
I'ma fix your drink with a pint of Red Devil Lye

The Great Howlin Wolf

HuskerDu
03-27-2008, 07:13 AM
You try to bullshit the public, the know damn well I'm the king!

R.L. Burnside

master
03-27-2008, 09:17 AM
Once there was a time I'd rob my mama
For a good meal and a smoke
Once there was a time I'd sell my brother
For a dollar when I was broke

But I'd never sell my guitar
And my strings were always sharp
'Cause if I don't have a guitar
I'll be strumming on some angels harp

And if I don't get to heaven
And I go down there below
Better be a guitar when I get there
Or, I will refuse to go

Once there was a time I was hungry
And I'd find my food in some bin
But I'd never, never sell my guitar
'Cause that would, darling, that would be a sin

Carswell98
03-27-2008, 09:19 AM
^ :haha

nice, I love that song

Ten Years After kicks ass

Icarus Lives
03-27-2008, 09:28 AM
Whiskey can make ya drowsy
Jin can make ya think
A common cold can kill ya
But my woman drove me to drink

Rory Gallagher - Too much alcohol

Carswell98
03-27-2008, 09:36 AM
^

>_>

<_<

If Gin makes you think I'm a god damned genius :p:

imgooley
03-27-2008, 02:06 PM
Whiskey can make ya drowsy
Jin can make ya think
A common cold can kill ya
But my woman drove me to drink

Rory Gallagher - Too much alcohol
I need to get that song

sLaShRoCks1314
03-27-2008, 09:57 PM
i wish
i was a catfish
swimmin in, lord
the deep blue sea
then i's have all you pretty women
fishin' after me

catfish blues!

Dimebag22
03-27-2008, 10:02 PM
^

>_>

<_<

If Gin makes you think I'm a god damned genius :p:
I hate that shit! Well, I drank way too much Gin one night and ever since then, I've despised it :p: I woke up in this forest, curled up in a ball with my head pointing straight into this frozen creek. Then I lost my phone and the one sober friend there had to go find it for me. So I decided to take the bus home and ended up taking the wrong bus so I just called my parents and they picked me up :haha There's more of a story but I don't wanna make this too spammy :p:


They say love is just a proposition people
It's strickly a game of give and take
Yeah, they tell me love, love,
Love is a proposition people
They say it's strickly a game of give and take
Whoah, but my woman took all I gave her
And I'm here to tell to you
That love proposition stuff 's a fake

- BB King. :cool:

imgooley
03-27-2008, 10:18 PM
^aren't you like 14?

Carswell98
03-27-2008, 10:19 PM
I hate that shit! Well, I drank way too much Gin one night and ever since then, I've despised it :p: I woke up in this forest, curled up in a ball with my head pointing straight into this frozen creek. Then I lost my phone and the one sober friend there had to go find it for me. So I decided to take the bus home and ended up taking the wrong bus so I just called my parents and they picked me up :haha There's more of a story but I don't wanna make this too spammy :p:



Gin is the best alcohol out there, it doesn't get me drunk, it gets me... a different kind of feeling, you could even call it being high

and it's soooo goood


and

I don't care if get arrested, cuz tonight they'll need more than a ball and chain

I don't care just who's interested, cuz I'm coming into town just the same

I been feelin' low, been feelin' blue, think I need a little beer or two

be my friend, tell me where that place is, where the whiskey flows and the dancers roll till dawn

:)

Dimebag22
03-27-2008, 11:04 PM
^aren't you like 14?
Yeah...

imgooley
03-27-2008, 11:09 PM
Yeah...
Then why the hell are you drinking gin and ending curled up in the middle of the woods? :confused:

SkeleRG
03-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Friend of the devil: "woman says she got my child, but it don't look like me"

Dimebag22
03-27-2008, 11:11 PM
Then why the hell are you drinking gin and ending curled up in the middle of the woods? :confused:

What can I say? I like to party :p:

imgooley
03-27-2008, 11:16 PM
What can I say? I like to party :p:
Good man. You will be a bluesman yet... :cool:

Carswell98
03-27-2008, 11:19 PM
Good man. You will be a bluesman yet... :cool:
when did you first drink?

Beakwithteeth
03-27-2008, 11:26 PM
Good man. You will be a bluesman yet... :cool:

I don't drink or party, is there any hope for me? :(

Dimebag22
03-27-2008, 11:28 PM
I don't drink or party, is there any hope for me? :(
Are you blind and/or black?

If you are... then you already are a bluesman! :p:

imgooley
03-27-2008, 11:34 PM
Are you blind and/or black?

If you are... then you already are a bluesman! :p:
I am black, so I got that base covered.

@carswell- I started drinkin after my woman left me for another man.

Beakwithteeth
03-27-2008, 11:48 PM
Are you blind and/or black?


I am neither :(

I am doomed.

Dimebag22
03-27-2008, 11:50 PM
It's okay, a couple shots of whiskey and some lye water will fix that.

imgooley
03-27-2008, 11:51 PM
I am neither :(

I am doomed.
It's alright there is still time (although you'll never be black). Unlike other genres, bluesmen get more popular the older they get, so you'll be fine. Just wait until you lose your job and your lady in the same week, and get drunk off some bourbon, and then you'll be fine.

Beakwithteeth
03-27-2008, 11:53 PM
It's alright there is still time (although you'll never be black). Unlike other genres, bluesmen get more popular the older they get, so you'll be fine. Just wait until you lose your job and your lady in the same week, and get drunk off some bourbon, and then you'll be fine.

You never know :p:

Carswell98
03-28-2008, 12:16 AM
"I'm going round the corner, and havin' me a drink of Tanqueray"

perfect... it's even my brand :p:

Tanqueray- Johnny Johnson

Beakwithteeth
03-28-2008, 12:18 AM
"If the river was whiskey and I was a duck I would swim to the bottom and never come up."

Every blues and/or folk song ever written.

ze monsta
03-28-2008, 08:27 AM
It's alright there is still time (although you'll never be black).
:haha

MONSTA EDIT:



So many nights at the fireside, how my children's mother would cry, how my children's mother would cry
So many nights at the fireside, how my children's mother would cry
'Cause I told the mother I had to say goodbye
Look over yonder, on the burying ground, on the burying ground
Look over yonder, on the burying ground
Yon' stand ten thousand, standin' still to let me down
Mother take my children back, before they let me down, before they let me down
Mother take my children back, 'fore they let me down
I don't need for them to screamin' and cryin' on the graveyard ground


Booker White, Fixin' To Die Blues.
That IS the blues.

Beakwithteeth
03-30-2008, 07:35 PM
"You may search the ocean, you might go 'cross the deep blue sea
But Mama, you'll never find another hot shot like me"

-Searching The Desert For The Blues by Blind Willie Mctell, first song of his I heard and after those lyrics I knew he was awesome.


"If the arrows from cupids bow that had
Passed through her heart had been sticking
Out of her body she would have looked like
A porcupine"

-Better Not Look Down by BB King, I find that lyrics cool, idk

ze monsta
03-31-2008, 03:55 AM
"You may search the ocean, you might go 'cross the deep blue sea
But Mama, you'll never find another hot shot like me"

-Searching The Desert For The Blues by Blind Willie Mctell, first song of his I heard and after those lyrics I knew he was awesome.

:cheers:
The best part of that song is his voice, when it comes in its so damn clear! What a great record.

Blind Willie McTell is so awesome.

Some more from the same song:

I've got two women and you cant tell em apart.
I've got one in my bosom and the other one in my heart.
The one in my bosom she's in Tennessee and the one in my heart, don't even give a darn for me.

I used to say married womens was the sweetest ever born,
but I've changed that thing, you better let married women alone.

God McTell is the ****.


You was born to die - blind Willie McTell

Don't want no woman, that run around,
Stay out in a tree act like a pan foot clown,
You made me love you, and you made me cry
You should remember that you were born to die.

Dirty Mistreater - Blind Willie McTell

You dirty mistreater you don't mean no one man no good.
You dirty mistreater you don't mean no one man no good.
I don't blame you mama, I'd do the same thing if I could.

Scarey Day Blues - Blind Willie McTell

My good woman got a mojo n she tryin to keep it hid.
My good woman got a mojo she tryin to keep it hid.
But Georgia bill got sommit, to find that mojo with.

I said she got that mojo and she wont let me see.
I say she got that mojo, n she wont let me see.
And every time I try to love her, she put them jinx on me.


I always think Blind Willie McTell's phrasing is better than anyone else in blues.

imgooley
03-31-2008, 03:59 AM
Don't know whyyyy
Theres no sun up In the sky
Stormy Weather, Since me and my man ain't together
It keeps rainin
All the time
All the time

Stormy Weather- Billie Holliday

Beakwithteeth
04-01-2008, 06:52 PM
:cheers:
The best part of that song is his voice, when it comes in its so damn clear! What a great record.

Blind Willie McTell is so awesome.

Some more from the same song:

I've got two women and you cant tell em apart.
I've got one in my bosom and the other one in my heart.
The one in my bosom she's in Tennessee and the one in my heart, don't even give a darn for me.

I used to say married womens was the sweetest ever born,
but I've changed that thing, you better let married women alone.

God McTell is the ****.
.

Yeah I am not a huge fan of the female voice saying "Now I'm gonna punch you in the nose" etc. though but I got over it.

led/head
04-01-2008, 09:33 PM
if the sun refused to shine, i dont mind
if the mountains fell in the sea let it be, it aint me
got my own world to live through and i aint gonna accompany you
now if 6 turned out to be 9, i dont mind i dont mind
if all the hippies cut off all of their hair, i dont care i dont care
got my own world to live through and i aint gonna accompany you,
white collar conservative flashing down the street pointing there plastic finger at me, hopin some time my kind will drop and die, but im gonna wave my freak flag high!
Probably one of my favorite hendrix songs.......

Highbinder
04-02-2008, 01:08 AM
"If the river was whiskey and I was a duck I would swim to the bottom and never come up."


:cheers: Whats that from?

ze monsta
04-02-2008, 07:16 AM
Yeah I am not a huge fan of the female voice saying "Now I'm gonna punch you in the nose" etc. though but I got over it.
I don't mind it, but it confused the crap outta me when I first heard it.

Thefallofman
04-02-2008, 10:36 AM
Every line from Blind Willie McTell's Dying Crapshooter's Blues.

ze monsta
04-02-2008, 10:50 AM
Every line from Blind Willie McTell's Dying Crapshooter's Blues.

:cheers:

Murderer's Home Blues - Blind Willie McTell

imgooley
04-02-2008, 02:16 PM
Meet me
Meet me in the city
We gonna make everything alright now darlin
yeah

ForrestS
04-02-2008, 02:23 PM
There was a young girl, whos heart was a frown
'Cause she was crippled for life,
and she couldn't speak a sound
And she wished and prayed she could stop living,
So she decided to die
She drew her wheelchair to the edge of the shore
And to her legs she smiled "you won't hurt me no more"
But then a sight she'd never seen made her jump and say
"look a golden winged ship is passing my way"

Castles Made of Sand
-Jimi Hendrix

Beakwithteeth
04-02-2008, 08:58 PM
:cheers: Whats that from?

The only one I can think of is Rollin' and Tumblin' but I probably have ten different songs with that lyric. :cool:

srv665
04-06-2008, 01:30 AM
One Leg was in the east
One Leg was in the west
I was in the middle
I was tryina do my best

-Buddy Guy-

If the river was whiskey
And I was a duck
Id swim to the bottom
And id never come up

-Rollin' & Tumblin'-

imgooley
06-13-2008, 02:59 AM
Give me back my wig

Honey, let your head go bald

ze monsta
06-13-2008, 12:25 PM
^The Soledad Brothers used to do a sick version of Gimme Back My Wig..

Everyday I have The Blues - BB King

Whoa nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Whoa nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Well worries and trouble darling, babe you know I've had my share

When Can I Change My Clothes - Booker White

Never will forget that day when they had me in Parchman Jail
Would no one even come and go my bail
I wonder how long before I can change my clothes
I wonder how long 'fore I can change my clothes

imgooley
06-13-2008, 03:32 PM
Hmmmmmmmm
hmmmmmMMMMM
HmmmmmMmmmm
MMMmhmmmmmmm


Dark was the night, cold was the ground.