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Lyr Req: songs by Monette Moore

GUEST,harpgirl 24 May 20 - 11:50 PM
cnd 25 May 20 - 12:43 AM
GUEST,harpgirl 27 May 20 - 01:49 AM
Jim Dixon 10 Jun 20 - 09:38 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Monette Moore
From: GUEST,harpgirl
Date: 24 May 20 - 11:50 PM

Anyone know Texas Man Blues.?    Any other Moonette Moore lyrics. I’m mostly playing my dirty 37 Recording King Parlour guitar while caring for dad.

Isn’t the 21st century weird?

Tia

Love, harpgirl*


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Subject: Lyr Add: Texas Man Blues
From: cnd
Date: 25 May 20 - 12:43 AM

Transcribed by ear from Monette Moore Vol. 1 (1923-1924): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6cLPHj_vA

I brought him down to that station
Has to be a train goin' South
I'm going just to see my man
My heart's right in my mouth

Talk about your lovers, about your lovers*
Ever since this world began
Both of your lovers since this world began
When you talk about love you ought to meet my Texas man

He loves you when he's bubbling, when he's bubbling
And he loves you when he's gay
When he's bubbling, he loves you when he's gay
It takes a Texas man to love you night and day

He loves me when I'm broke, Lord, yes, when I'm broke, Lord
And he loves me when I'm down
He loves me when I'm broke, Lord, and when I'm down
It take a Texas Man to love you the whole year round

Listen women, oh, listen women
And please understand
Listen women, and please understand
If you want real fine, please, ma'am, catch you a Texas man

* I'm not super confident in this line -- open to feedback


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Monette Moore
From: GUEST,harpgirl
Date: 27 May 20 - 01:49 AM

Thanks,
cnd


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Subject: Lyr Add: TEXAS MAN BLUES (Monette Moore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 09:38 AM

This is the kind of challenge I enjoy! Here's how I hear the song:
(Discographical information is from 78discography.com.)


TEXAS MAN BLUES
As recorded by Monette Moore on Vocalion 14903A, 1924.

I'm goin' down to that station,
Catch me a train goin' south.
I'm going just to see my man.
My heart's right in my mouth.

Talk of all your lovers, of all your lovers.
Ever since this world began.
Talk of your lovers since this world began;
When you talk about love, you ought to meet my Texas man.

He loves you when he fusses, when he fusses,
And he loves you when he's gay.
When he's fussing, he loves you when he's gay.
It takes a Texas man to love you night and day.

He loves me when I'm broke, Lord, yes, when I'm broke, Lord,
And he loves me when I'm down.
He loves me when I'm broke, Lord, and when I'm down.
It takes a Texas man to love you the whole year round.

Listen, women, oh, listen, women,
And please understand.
Listen, women, and please understand.
If you want real fine, please, ma'am, catch you a Texas man.

- - -
[I'm not sure whether the word in the last line is "ma'am" or "man."]


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANOTHER WOMAN'S MAN (Monette Moore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 10:06 AM

Here's a bonus, which you can hear on the Internet Archive:


ANOTHER WOMAN'S MAN
(Sam Price)
As recorded by Monette Moore and Sam Price Trio, Decca 48047 B, 1947.

1. It's hard, really hard, to have another woman's man on your mind.

CHORUS: I'll say it's hard, really hard, to have another woman's man on your mind.
Your man treats you so bad; another woman's man is nice an' kind.

2. Another woman's man will hold your hand in the show.
Your man used to do it, but he don't do it no mo'. CHORUS

3. Another woman's man will give you this and give you that.
Your man won't give it to you, says you're too big and fat. CHORUS

4. Another woman's man will understand your pain.
He's got nothin' to lose and ev'rything to gain. CHORUS

5. But when you sum it all up, another man is all right,
But you still got your own man ev'ry day and ev'ry night. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Monette Moore
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 11:18 AM

Another one from the Internet Archive:


PLEASE MR. BLUES
(Sam Price)
As recorded by Monette Moore and Sam Price Trio, Decca 48047 A, 1947.

Please, Mister Blues, please get away from my door. (2x)
You're a mean mistreater; I can't use you no more.

Mister Blues, Mister Blues, you're always hangin' 'round. (2x)
If a gal have you, she'll wind up in crazy town.

Mister Blues, Mister Blues, long and tall like a cannonball, (2x)
You know I'm hip to the tip (or "dip"?); you've got another mule in your stall.

The earth is my footstep and heaven is my aim. (2x)
I can't give you my address, but Monette is my name.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HARD HEARTED PAPA (Monette Moore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 12:39 PM

I heard this one on Spotify. Discographical information from 78discography.com.


HARD HEARTED PAPA
As recorded by Monette Moore on Victor 20484, 1927.

Lord, I'm feelin', Lord, I'm feelin' blue.
Lord, I'm feelin', Lord, I'm feelin' blue,
And I really, really don't know what to do,
'Cause my hard-hearted papa treats me like he do.

I rise in the mornin', dressed when the clock strikes four.
Lord, Lord, Lord, rise in the mornin', dressed when the clock strikes four.
Five o'clock I am washin' and scrubbin' somebody's floor.

And ev'ry night when I'm finished and start my journey home,
Lord, Lord, nights when I'm finished and start my journey home,
I stop on the way and bring home some washin' home.

He's a hard-hearted papa, beatin' me all the time.
Lord, Lord, hard-hearted papa, beatin' me all the time.
Beats me so hard I'm 'fraid that I'll lose my min'.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOANING SINNER BLUES (Monette Moore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 01:27 PM

I heard this one on Spotify—you can also hear it on YouTube. Discographical information from 78discography.com.
By the way, on this recording and the previous one, I think I hear a bassoon—a very unusual instrument in a blues song.


MOANING SINNER BLUES
As recorded by Monette Moore on Victor 20484, 1927.

I've been down all my days.
All my friends have gone away.
[record skips] all around.
That's just why I'm all down.

I'm deep down with trouble.
I'm sorry to my soul
'Cause I ain't got no place to go.
I'm out here in the cold.

Oh, I'm tired and worried
And don't know what to do,
'Cause I'm a moaning sinner,
So lonesome and so blue.

I want ev'rybody
In this wide world to know
That I'm deep down with trouble
And got no place to go.

Oh, I'm sick with sorrow
To my very soul,
'Cause I'm a moaning sinner
Out here in the cold.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU DON'T LIKE POTATOES (Monette Moore
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 06:22 PM

You can hear this either on either Spotify or YouTube.


IF YOU DON'T LIKE POTATOES
As recorded by Monette Moore on Victor 20356, 1926.

Mandy Lee and her man they had a fuss today.
Ev'rybody in that block heard Miss Mandy say:

You say you don't like potatoes; you know that is a lie. (2x)
'Cause ev'ry time I quit you, you throw a fit and try to die.

You know you like potatoes; you like 'em rain or shine, (2x)
And what it takes to feed you 'tatoes, I keep it all the time.

Ain't no need in arguin'; cut out all your ballyhoo. (2x)
'Cause I'm gonna let you labor(?) with those old potato blues.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOMEBODY'S BEEN LOVIN' MY BABY (M Moore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 06:47 PM

You can hear this either on either Spotify or YouTube.


SOMEBODY'S BEEN LOVIN' MY BABY
As recorded by Monette Moore on Victor 20356, 1926.

When I left home, my daddy was blue.
He said: "Honey, I'll miss you too."
Now I'm back and I feel bad.
I tried to kiss my daddy and my daddy got mad.

Now somebody's been lovin' my baby since I've been gone,
'Cause my baby don't love like he used to love.

Somebody's been huggin' my baby since I've been gone.
'Cause my baby don't hug like he used to hug.

[§] I heard him talkin' in his sleep.
I cried and cried,
'Cause he kept on saying:
"Thanks for the buggy ride."

Somebody's been lovin' my baby since I've been gone,
'Cause my baby don't love like he used to love.

[Repeat from §.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: TAKE IT EASY (Monette Moore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 07:57 AM

You can hear this either on either Spotify or YouTube.


TAKE IT EASY
(W. Benton Overstreet; Joe Davis)
As recorded by Monette Moore on Columbia 14105D, 1924.

Jimmy was a dancin' master of great renown.
Say but jimmy was the bestest there was in town.
When he went to teach a girlie how to swing and sway,
He would take her by the hand and this is what he'd say:

Now take it easy when you do this dance.
Take it easy when you do this prance.
You break a leg and buzz around.
Now pick 'em up and lay 'em down.
Don't you 'low old sister Kate a chance
With your Jimmy.

Like miss Lizzy, go and strut your stuff
Till you're dizzy, but don't get too rough.
When you Charleston, syncopate it,
But don't you exaggerate it.
Take it easy when you do this dance.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GET IT FIXED (Monette Moore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 12:00 PM

You can hear this at either Spotify or YouTube:


GET IT FIXED
(Spencer Williams)
As recorded by Monette Moore on Columbia 14105D, 1925.

Papa, papa, let me tell to you,
Daddy, daddy, here's what you must do:
When you come around me, precious turtledove,
You better come here ready if you want to win my love.

Get it fixed, sweet papa.
Get it fixed, to treat me proper.
Don't come here tellin' me a lot of lies,
'Cause a lyin' man I do despise.

Get it fixed, I'm screamin'.
I'm onto all your tricks.
I don't want no messin' 'round with my sweet love,
So, daddy, get it fixed.

Papa, papa, better do your stuff.
Daddy, daddy, but don't be too rough.
Mama wants some lovin' kisses right away.
Want 'em when I want 'em; come on, honey, don't delay.

Get it fixed, sweet papa.
Get it fixed, to love me, papa.
Don't make me think you got a lot of dough,
'Cause if you ain't got nothin', tell your mama so.

Get it fixed; don't fool me.
Don't get your dates all mixed.
I won't stand no leavin' if you win my love,
So, daddy, get it fixed—I'll scream it.
Daddy, get it fixed—can't you hear me?
Daddy, get it fixed.

- - -
This was also recorded by:
Big Charlie Thomas
Clarence Williams Blue Five, on Okeh 8267B, 1925.
Dixie Stompers, on Harmony 88-H, 1925.
Ethel Ridley
Fletcher Henderson
Graeme Bell and His Australian Jazz Band
Kansas City Five, on Ajax 17128A, Pathe 36335, Perfect 14516; 1925.
Rosa Henderson, on Vocalion 1177, 1925
All of these can be heard on Spotify.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Monette Moore
From: cnd
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 06:05 PM

Good ear on the Texas Man Blues song, Jim, I agree with most of your corrections


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