12-bar blues lyrics..


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will123456789
03-16-2008, 02:06 PM
right, for my gcse composition 2 i have decided to do a song from a musical in the style of 12-bar blues..
I've got the key signature, i've got th instruments, and i have it all arranged.. the onlky thing i don't have is lyrics...
so two questions; can you either give me some advice on how to write some ?(four verses, give or take..) or do u think i would be able to get some off the internet, without it being plaedurized(sp?)
It's in for tuesday...

Please help me UG!

ze monsta
03-16-2008, 02:16 PM
I went to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.


Oh damn, wait, no, damn, that's taken.

But seriously:

Oh lordy, blues coming down so hard.
Oh lordy, blues coming down so hard.
I can't feel nothin, but that woman's incredulously large shaft.

Now for real:

Oh lordy, Blues comin down all day.
Oh lordy lordy lord, blues comin down all day.
I been crying n crying since i drove my sweet love away.

I cry and I cry! I cry all night and day.
I cry oh I cry! I cry all night both day.
And nothin a man can do, there aint nothin a man can say.

I'm waiting here woman. I'm waiting can't you see?!
I'm waiting here woman. I've been waiting can't you see?
I've been waiting here woman, waiting for death to get me.

Oh, I'm getting old, my hair is turnin grey!
Oh lord, I'm gettin old, my hair is turning gray.
Girl you know you broke my heart, oh livin this-a-way.

I won't get you back, from my screamin and cryin.
I won't get you back, oh from my screamin an' cryin!
Oh woman, it's no use. I won't even bother tryin.

gopherthegreat
03-16-2008, 02:20 PM
Oh lordy, blues coming down so hard.
Oh lordy, blues coming down so hard.
I can't feel nothin, but that woman's incredulously large shaft.
:haha :haha :haha

ze monsta
03-16-2008, 02:29 PM
Yeah, that whole thing took me a grand total of 8 minutes.

imgooley
03-16-2008, 02:32 PM
nice one ze

how bout

I'm gonna leave you woman
Gonna leave your ass behind
Said I'm gonna leave you woman
Gonna leave your ass behind
You done cheated on me too many times

will123456789
03-16-2008, 02:32 PM
Yeah, that whole thing took me a grand total of 8 minutes.
so to not copy- i will just right lyrics my own lyrics, repeatedly mentioning the lord...
and just using easy descriptive words.. minted!

ze monsta
03-16-2008, 02:34 PM
Just add everyone's ideas on "cheatin bitches" together and you got lyrics.

MONSTA EDIT:

so to not copy- i will just right lyrics my own lyrics, repeatedly mentioning the lord...
and just using easy descriptive words.. minted!

Come again?

imgooley
03-16-2008, 02:36 PM
^ I like!

Just add everyone's ideas on "cheatin bitches" together and you got lyrics.
That is the essence of the blues. Said Son House

imgooley
03-16-2008, 02:39 PM
Got a second verse

I work hard every day
Just to see you smile
Breakin My back
While you sneak round behind
****in every man within a mile

Dimebag22
03-16-2008, 02:40 PM
:haha :haha

will123456789
03-16-2008, 02:41 PM
Just add everyone's ideas on "cheatin bitches" together and you got lyrics.

MONSTA EDIT:



Come again?
tbh i dnt no what i meant myself.. but i will write lyrics on a cheating bitch leaving me... I was trying to earlier but i thought they were lame:
my baby, she gone
my baby, oh lord she gone
we had four kids, she left me with none

but that's all i got, and it was quite short so i will just elaborate on those... cheers :D

theneildeal
03-16-2008, 02:49 PM
hey! its UGs sexist pig!!! haha. how you dong mate. im from york too!

in terms of lyrics, listen to your music and humm to it. Record your humming, and just eep doing it, placing wods in at certain points. eventually, it becomes like the final stages of a jigsaw!

will123456789
03-16-2008, 02:54 PM
hey! its UGs sexist pig!!! haha. how you dong mate. im from york too!

in terms of lyrics, listen to your music and humm to it. Record your humming, and just eep doing it, placing wods in at certain points. eventually, it becomes like the final stages of a jigsaw!
thanks for the advice!
and you remember me!! old york is so much better than new york.... i'm doing good tar, how about you??

ze monsta
03-16-2008, 03:08 PM
I don't like it Will.
It just doesn't work! The lines are too short.

Try this:

My baby can't you see she gone.
My baby, oh lord can't you see she gone!
Lord she took all my money, lord she left me with none!

My baby, she's a lying cheatin' bitch.
My babe, she's a lyin' cheating bitch.
Can't believe she would do that, leave me lying in a ditch.

My sweet girl, can't you see she is gone?
My sweet girl, can't you see that she is gone?
She left me moanin and cryin, n I don't know what's goin on.,

ze monsta
03-16-2008, 03:11 PM
Will, have you got a recording of your track? Or can you give us a song with the same kinda pattern. (Key doesn't matter right now)

will123456789
03-16-2008, 03:25 PM
I've got a powertab file of like a verse of the style, how could i send that to you, and i thought it was too short aswell(hahaha willy!)

ze monsta
03-16-2008, 03:42 PM
Don't worry.

ze monsta
03-16-2008, 04:05 PM
Said I'm almost crazy, and I'm all here by myself
Said I'm almost crazy, I'm all here by myself
Ah these women 'bout to run me crazy, Lord she's got someone else

Lord she's 'bout to run me crazy, these reckless women worryin' me
Said she's 'bout to run me crazy, reckless women worryin' me
She don't have to treat me so bad, 'cause she lives in Tennessee

Lord you'll either run me crazy woman, or either make me lose my mind
Say you'll either run me crazy, or make me lose my mind
'Cause you keep me worryin', troubled all the time

Lord these womens will run you crazy, they'll drive your heart in pain
Man women will run you crazy, and drive your heart in pain
They'll spend all your money, turn around and run you insane

(Ah play it, Ah your woman sure did treat you bad boy...)

Well she spent all my money, and then she drove me outdoors
Lord she spent all my money, turn around and drove me outdoors
And I was almost crazy 'cause I had nowhere to go

If you get a reckless woman, man don't never let her break your rules
You run down on a reckless woman, man don't never let her break your rules
And when you know anything you'll be almost crazy with the blues


Take some ideas from that, it's a song by Blind Willie McTell called Runnin' Me Crazy.

TheDev01dOne
03-16-2008, 05:43 PM
You can't write a blues song about having 4 kids and being left with none if you don't actually have 4 kids and have been left with none! Now I'm making assumptions I know but.. If you're doing GCSE's I don't think you've had 4 children..

You have to at lest make it relatively realistic, if you sung that in a bar or something nobody would listen because it's just made up and retarded.

Write a blues song about doing schoolwork, or about some dirty bitch in your class or about your guitar or about your car.. Write about what you actually know nd it will be a million times better. Don't just make up some crap about a girl leaving you because it sounds bluesy..

/rant.

imgooley
03-16-2008, 05:46 PM
You can't write a blues song about having 4 kids and being left with none if you don't actually have 4 kids and have been left with none! Now I'm making assumptions I know but.. If you're doing GCSE's I don't think you've had 4 children..

You have to at lest make it relatively realistic, if you sung that in a bar or something nobody would listen because it's just made up and retarded.

Write a blues song about doing schoolwork, or about some dirty bitch in your class or about your guitar or about your car.. Write about what you actually know nd it will be a million times better. Don't just make up some crap about a girl leaving you because it sounds bluesy..

/rant.
+1

Blues comes from the gut, not the brain

theneildeal
03-17-2008, 07:00 AM
thanks for the advice!
and you remember me!! old york is so much better than new york.... i'm doing good tar, how about you??

Great thanks, where abouts near york are you living? im living just north of clifton moor, if you know it.

dr_john
03-17-2008, 09:06 AM
you are all wrong.

it aint blues if it don't start:-

'woke up this morning.............'

imgooley
03-17-2008, 09:13 AM
you are all wrong.

it aint blues if it don't start:-

'woke up this morning.............'
Work for reggae too.

'woke up dis moarnin...............'

ze monsta
03-17-2008, 04:10 PM
Be fair, you can't really write blues these days and be taken seriously anyway, so I say just go for it and do your best. After all, it's not like your gonna play it at a club or something, it's just GCSE.

theneildeal
03-17-2008, 09:01 PM
you are all wrong.

it aint blues if it don't start:-

'woke up this morning.............'

woke up this morning,
with a girl lying next to me
i say "hey sugar, dya want some more?"
she said "baby, i cannot see"

I say "baby baby, thats strange"
And i let out a little old sigh
I took one look, and i say to her
"oh honey i gave you pink-eye"

You can write blues about everything and anything. Dont you just love the blues???

FiliphSlim
03-18-2008, 11:26 PM
woke up this morning,
with a girl lying next to me
i say "hey sugar, dya want some more?"
she said "baby, i cannot see"

I say "baby baby, thats strange"
And i let out a little old sigh
I took one look, and i say to her
"oh honey i gave you pink-eye"



Hahahahaha :p: :D