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Lyr Req: Baby What You Want Me to Do (Jimmy Reed)

15 Oct 98 - 06:56 AM (#41775)
Subject: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: ZORRO

I don't know the name of this, but.... Part of the chorus: "You got me runnin', you got me hidin', you got me run, run, hide, hide....??" I'm sure some of you blues freaks remember... Thanks in advance for your help. Z


15 Oct 98 - 07:40 AM (#41779)
Subject: Lyr Add: BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
From: Ritchie

Hey ZORRO,

I think you'll find that it's called "Baby what you want me to do " of course this means that I'll be singing it in my head all day now. If no one comes up with the goods I'll get it for you.

Be lucky

Ritchie.

whoops here it is....
Baby What You Want Me To Do

Got me running, got me hiding,
Got me run, hide, hide, run anyway you want to let it roll
yeah, yeah, yeah
You got me doin what you want me
So baby why you want to let go

Going up, going down
Got me up, down, down, up, anyway you want to let it roll
yeah, yeah, yeah
You got me doin what you want me
So baby why you want to let go

Got me beeping, got me hiding
Got me beep, hide, beep, hide, anyway you want to let it roll
yeah, yeah, yeah
You got me doin what you want me
So baby why you want to let go

yeah thats better now I can relax..


15 Oct 98 - 07:40 AM (#41780)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: Frank in the swamps

It won't come to me right now but I know the song you're talking about,

You got me fast, you got me slow,

You got me fast, fast, slow, slow,

any way you want me let it roll,

You got me doin' what you want to baby won't you let me roll.

Or somthing like that. Frank i.t.s.


15 Oct 98 - 07:42 AM (#41781)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: Frank in the swamps

Ritchie was fast, fast while I was slow, slow.....

Frank i.t.s.


15 Oct 98 - 08:33 AM (#41784)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: Steve

If you want to hear the song, Jimmy's CD's are still available (I believe on the old VJ label). I just saw several of his CD's at Millenium Records in Charleston, SC. I've got that song on one of his greatest hits CD's as it is a standard.


15 Oct 98 - 11:40 AM (#41799)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: The Shambles

I knew this one but I was a bit late! SHAME SHAME SHAME.


15 Oct 98 - 02:48 PM (#41828)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: Zorro

Thanks Ritchie, Frank in the Swamps, Steve and Shambles. I appreciate all of you. (Which swamp, Frank?)


15 Oct 98 - 05:19 PM (#41848)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: Frank in the swamps

St. Johns floodplain, Florida, anywhere between Lake Poinsett and the north end of Lake Harney (by Deep Creek) is my usual stomping grounds. The Econlockhatchee river used to be like a private getaway (the name means "hidden river), but Florida is "developing" so fast it has now become a raceway for jet skiers, and a dumping ground for cheap beer-aholics. I've taken many a full bottle of beer into the woods, and have always found it easier to carry empty ones out than full ones in!

North Florida has many great places, Blackwater creek being one of my favourites, and the Suwannee being one of the most famous, and the Suwannee drains from... The Okeefenokee... Let's Pogo everyone! I've camped in the Everglades, and emerged with enough blood left to feed a leech, a small one. Having been bitten by mosquitos from Alaska to Maine, midges in Scotland, horseflies in barnyards, dogs, cats and a woman with rabies I feel qualified to tell you...There ain't no skeeters like Okeechobee skeeters! We don't have much to boast of in the swamps, so I gotta get it all in.

Frank i.t.s.


16 Oct 98 - 06:02 PM (#41995)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: Earl

I always thought the line was "Got me peeping, got me hiding." There was also a Little Richard song with the line "Slippin and a-slidin, peepin and a-hidin." Maybe it was a common expression in those days.


17 Oct 98 - 03:27 AM (#42034)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: Ritchie

You know Earl I think you're probably right ,peeping makes more sense in the context of the song but hey at the moment I'm enjoying finding out how to write c/w & folk songs I have n't got time for the Blues....mmm that seems quite a catchy little title....(thinks) " mmm I wonder ? Now if I...."

Ritchie


17 Oct 98 - 03:46 AM (#42038)
Subject: RE: LYRICS REQUEST FOR A JIMMY REED SONG.
From: The Shambles

How about : I ain't got time for the blues, I just got bitten by a woman with rabies?


21 Aug 18 - 05:01 PM (#3945462)
Subject: ADD: Baby Whatcha Want Me to Do? (Jimmy Reed)
From: Joe Offer

Here's my transcription.

BABY WHATCHA WANT ME TO DO
(Jimmy Reed, 1959)

Got me running, got me hiding
Got me run-hide, hide-run, any way you want to
Let it roll, yeah yeah, yeah
You got me doin’ what you want me,
So baby why you want to let go?

Going up, going down
Goin' up-down, down-up, any way…

Got me peeping, got me hiding
Got me peep-hide, hide-peep, any way…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEkepygs_bM