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Thread #24771   Message #1497173
Posted By: Joe Offer
01-Jun-05 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Jackson (Jerry Leiber & Billy Edd Wheeler
Subject: ADD: Jackson (Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Leiber)
Well, OK, Gary, I'll tear myself away from Little Brown Shack and do a transcription of "Jackson." Here are Wheeler's notes from his Milestones CD:

JACKSON
(Billy Edd Wheeler & Jerry Leiber)

(Both) We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout
(Both) We been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out
(He) I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around
(He) Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson, look out Jackson town

(She) Now, go on, my sweet daddy, go ahead and wreck your health
(She) Play your hand like a lover man, make a big fool of yourself
(She) Go on down to Jackson, but comb your hair
(He) Honey, I'm gonna snowball Jackson
(She) Yeah, see if I care

(He) When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow
(She) Who you kiddin? (spoken)
(He) All them women gonna make me... teach 'em what they don't know how
(He) Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson, turn loose-a my coat
(He) Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson
(She) Goodbye, that's all she wrote

(She) When they laugh at you in Jackson
(She) I'll be dancin' on the pony keg
(She) Then I'll lead you 'round town like a scolded hound
(She) With your tail tucked between your legs
(She) Go on down to Jackson, you big-talkin' man
(She) And I'll be waitin' in Jackson, behind my Japan Fan


(Both) Well, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout
(Both) We been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went
(He) I'm goin' to Jackson, that's a natural fact
(He) I'm goin' to Jackson, ain't never comin' back
(Both) We're goin' to Jackson, that's a fact
(Both) Yeah, we're goin' to Jackson, ain't never comin' back


transcribed by ear from the Billy Edd Wheeler CD, Milestones: a self portrait

No mention of Gaby Rogers here.