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Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)

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Jo Taylor 08 Apr 99 - 07:51 PM
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Subject: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 07 Apr 99 - 07:55 PM

We had this song requested on a duplicate thread. I checked the DT and came up empty. I failed to try a forum search. Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band did it as did Judy Henske.

Roger in Baltimore


Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 07 Apr 99 - 08:16 PM

Roger, in a thread some time ago I noted the virtual absence of jug band songs in the DT. I've never seen a printed collection of Kweskin's songs, but I'd be surprised if one didn't exist. In line with 'What You Can Do For Mudcat..' I'd be happy to notate some of these tunes if anyone cared to fax me the sheet music (or send me some GIF's).

You can email me on johninbrisbane@hotbot.com

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Ferrara
Date: 08 Apr 99 - 12:33 AM

If anyone finds this in a forum search, please bring the thread up again! I want it, too. I do have a transcription -- somewhere ! -- Are you as tired of hearing that as I am of saying it? I copied it down from a home-made tape done during a concert and couldn't decipher all of the words. I WILL LOOK FOR IT, but it's hiding just behind my record of Ian and Sylvia singing "The Renegade." - Rita F


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUES (MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME)
From: puzzled
Date: 08 Apr 99 - 01:06 AM

I thought Kweskins got the song from Swanson, McCarron & Morgan called Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)

Verse:
What is that song about kisses
What is that song about smiles?
If I could have my way, I'd sing a song today
that would beat them all by miles
I wouldn't sing about smiling
That's not the title to choose
I would sing about what I've got
And what I've got's the weary blues

Chorus:
There are blues that you get from worry
There are blues that you get from pain
and There are blues when you're lonely for you one and only
the blues you can never explain
There are blues that you get from longing
But the bluest blues that be
Are the sort of blues that's on my mind
they're the very meanest kind
the blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.

There another verse and more words in the chorus in this original version if you want them. These words are similar to but not the same as what Kweskins sang. And, of course, this tin pan alley tune had a little more complicated chord progression than Kweskins version did. But it is definitely the source for his jug band version.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: bassen
Date: 08 Apr 99 - 03:53 AM

The lyrics to Kweskin's version can be found in the september 98 issue (?) of the Jug Band Rag

http://mh005.infi.net/~jugband/jbr.htm

bassen


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 08 Apr 99 - 07:51 PM

Here's a direct link to the lyrics here I have a version just slightly different - anyone want it or is this one near enough?
Jo


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Cheryl in the Blue Ridge
Date: 08 Apr 99 - 09:44 PM

Sure


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Apr 99 - 06:52 AM

Thanks, Jo, that's exactly what I wanted! Now if you'll just teach me to play the guitar part? (kidding...)


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 11 Apr 99 - 06:15 PM

Ferrara
Aieee! I only did whistly flutey bits, and 'noises off'. My better 'arf did the guitar; we had lead mandolin. I've not heard the above-mentioned versions, only our own, we just did what the mandolin-playing genius told us to. My bit went 'parp parp!' etc...Is it the ''somebody shouts 'Hi Bill!' '' bit that you like?*G*
Jo


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Apr 99 - 08:10 AM

Actually Jo, that "another girl shouts Hi Bill" bit is the only part that I *dont* like, because, think about it, I'd be the Mrs. he was walking with, wouldn't I?

The only time I've heard this song, far as I know, is when a guy named Don ("Fuzzy") Pricer sang it at the Singer's Studio in DC. I was taping, with permission, and have always wished I could get the words. Couldn't understand all of it on my across-the-room build-in-mike homemade tape.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Gene
Date: 12 Apr 99 - 12:40 PM

You can also find a RealAudio at - *ComedyRadio Net*


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: jofield
Date: 12 Apr 99 - 12:49 PM

I have only three words: The Greenbrier Boys.

(First album, I think. Parentheses don't count.)


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 13 Apr 99 - 06:27 PM

Ferrara - oops, I forgot it was that way round!

jofield - is yours a request for the lyrics of a different song? This particular thread is for 'Blues my Naughty Sweetie'. Start a new thread which says LYR REQ: then the title/words you can remember - don't use quote marks - someone may then be able to help you, otherwise your request will get lost in this one.

Jo


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Apr 99 - 06:48 PM

Jo, I think that in those three words, jofield was saying that you can find a terrificly funny recording of this song on Vanguard CD VMD 79317, THE BEST OF THE GREENBRIAR BOYS, featuring John Herald. My way sounds crassly commercial and nowhere near as succinct, but I guess it's clearer...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 13 Apr 99 - 08:25 PM

Oh, I'm sorry, I'd never heard of them! How can I take my words back? I feel silly now...
Jo


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: jofield
Date: 14 Apr 99 - 08:46 AM

Oh, bien. C'est pas grave.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME
From: Tony Burns
Date: 14 Apr 99 - 05:00 PM

I went to the Jugband Rag site and got the words to this but the chords don't all fit the tune as I know it from Kweskin's recordings. The first part is OK but it falls apart after a while. Does anyone have a better set of chords? (I'm still working on it but haven't got it yet).

Here's what was at the Jugband Rag site.

BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME
Swanstone/Carvon/Morgan
on Kweskin's See Reverse Side For Title

Suggested tablature:
Am // Dm // E7 // Am // B7 E7
Am // Dm E7 // Am // Am // G C

There are blues that you get from loneliness
And there are blues that you get from pain.
And there are blues when you are lonely
For your one and only
And there blues you can never explain.

And there are blues that you get from sleepless nights,
Oh, but the meanest blues that be:
They're the blues that I've got on my mind,
I mean the ones that are the meanest kind,
They're the blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.

There are blues you get from women
When you see 'em going swimming
And you haven't got a bathing suit yourself.
There are blues you get much quicker
When you're drinking lots of liquor,
And somebody goes and takes it off the shelf.
And there are blues you get when everything's in hock,
When your girlfriend doesn't answer when you knock,
And there are blues you get from getting
In a taxicab and fretting
Every time you feel the bumper jump a clock.

And there are blues you get from trying
To keep your Uncle Bill from dying,
And he afterwards forgets you in his will.
And there are blues you get from kisses
When you're walking with your Mrs.
And another girl shouts, "Hi, Bill!"
But the blues that make you hop and want to stop and shake and shiver
Are they blues that want you want to go and end it in the river,
They're the blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Ferrara
Date: 14 Apr 99 - 11:03 PM

A man I know plays jug band and skiffle band music. I asked today whether he knows this song. Said he plays it often and will send me the words and, more important, the chords, and that I could post the chords to Mudcat if we don't already have 'em by then. He says Kweskin got it from a '20s tin pan alley record. Is that the Swanson, McCarron and Morgan that 'puzzled' mentioned? But Ed said the song goes back earlier, to maybe 1900, in the early ragtime era.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 10:30 AM

Tony, sorry can't help technically with the music bit but in all the versions I've heard traditional jazz bands perform the bit starting "There are blues you get from women..." is usually sung fast & staccato with the instrumentalists playing percussive stop chords (?is that the correct term?) behind. Usually finishes off with a flashy solo by tenor banjo player.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From:
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 11:42 AM

The 20's tin pan alley record is indeed the Swanson, McCarron and Morgan tune i mentioned. It has one other verse than i wrote above. The chorus is repeated three times with slightly different words each time. I'll list them if anyone wants.
If there is an earlier version from the ragtime era, I would really like to know about what and where. If you can get more info on that, Ferrara, I would be very happy.
I do feel like one of the problems with "intellectual property" rights when it comes to songs is that there always seems to be an earlier version out there somewhere. Maybe forgotten. Or maybe remembered as classics such as Three Night's Drunk, the words and the tune have been there for a long time. I really believe that there is nothing new under the sun. I have a 1923 record that sounds like it could have been a 1950's rockabilly tune. Same style. How much older than the recording was that style and tune from?
How long do you suppose people have had the blues their naughty sweetie gave to them?


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: puzzled
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 01:48 PM

that last message was from me. I don't know why it left my name off?
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Subject: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweety Gave To
From: h
Date: 26 Oct 99 - 10:40 PM

I just wanna sing this song. I know Jim Kweskin recorded it, back in the pleistocene. And I know it was recorded long before that. But I can't find it. Can anybody help?

Let me know.

h@inav.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweety Gave To
From: Stewie
Date: 26 Oct 99 - 11:07 PM

It's on the latest Kweskin compilation issued earlier this year by Vanguard - Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band 'Acoustic Swing and Jug' Vanguard 79521-2. Great sound on this CD, much better than on an earlier (and almost identical in terms of songs) compilation on Vanguard.

Cheers, Stewie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweety Gave To
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 29 Oct 99 - 07:54 PM

There was a lengthy thread not long ago about this - try a forum search...

Jo Taylor


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Subject: The blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
From: dave@davidgmartin.demon.co.uk
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 05:50 PM

Help, I have been looking for the lyrics to this song it feels like forever. I know that it was performed by the greenbriar boys. Anybody help? Thanks in advance if you can. Dave


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME
From: Tony Burns
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 06:08 PM

This has been a popular topic recently.

I went to the Jugband Rag site and got the words to this but the chords don't all fit the tune as I know it from Kweskin's recordings. The first part is ok but it falls apart after a while. Does anyone have a better set of chords? (I'm still working on it but haven't got it yet).

Here's what was at the Jugband Rag site.

BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME
Swanstone/Carvon/Morgan
on Kweskin's See Reverse Side For Title

Suggested tablature:
Am // Dm // E7 // Am // B7 E7
Am // Dm E7 // Am // Am // G C

There are blues that you get from loneliness
And there are blues that you get from pain.
And there are blues when you are lonely
For your one and only
And there blues you can never explain.

And there are blues that you get from sleepless nights,
Oh, but the meanest blues that be:
They're the blues that I've got on my mind,
I mean the ones that are the meanest kind,
They're the blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.

There are blues you get from women when you see 'em going swimming and you haven't got a bathing suit yourself.
There are blues you get much quicker when you're drinking lots of liquor, and somebody goes and takes it off the shelf.
And there are blues you get when everything's in hock,
When your girlfriend doesn't answer when you knock,
And there are blues you get from getting in a taxicab and fretting everytime you feel the bumper jump a clock.

And there are blues you get from trying to keep your Uncle Bill from dying, and he afterwards forgets you in his will.
And there are blues you get from kisses when you're walking with your Mrs. and another girl shouts, "Hi, Bill!"
But the blues that make you hop and want to stop and shake and shiver
Are they blues that want you want to go and end it in the river,
They're the blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The blues my naughty sweetie gives t
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:12 PM

Here it is again? This is the third request in a month. Is it the moon? Is it in the ether? Inquiring minds want to know.

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: The blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:24 PM

Took the words outta my mouth Rog. Guess there's a lotta "naughty sweeties" operatin' out there! Or else they've released Kweskin and the Greenbriars on CD.
Rick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The blues my naughty sweetie gives t
From: GUEST,Francis D.
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 05:54 PM

Greetings from the Blue Mountains of Oz!
May I recommend the version that introduced me to the song.. that of the Captain Matchbox Whoopie Band, on their 1974? album "Wangaratta Wahine". A fabulous album with a great cover by cartoonist Michael Leunig, since re-released on CD. My email is francis_dutton@hotmail.com if anyone needs more help finding it.
Best, F.D.
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Subject: the blues my naughty sweetie gave to me
From: GUEST,stoddard19
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:40 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the blues my naughty sweetie gave to
From: GUEST,Wesley S at Home
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 10:54 AM

I think you can find these over at the Jugband Rag website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the blues my naughty sweetie gave to
From: Pene Azul
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 07:13 PM

Wesley was dead on. You can get the lyrics here (click).

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the blues my naughty sweetie gave to
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 08:11 PM

I know a version very different inthe verses in many places. If I could only remember the beginning, or the song before it on the tape - it was called Jung Band music, someone taped it for me, who was it if it had both Jug Band Music and this blues, plus Memphis information get in touch with my Marie??? I'd love to get it on CD, the tape is getting kind of whiny... and then I'll post the lyrics to that version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the blues my naughty sweetie gave to
From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 10:02 AM

Apparently it's a Kweskin, I'm looking for it. I've recalled some of the lyrics, but if I could hear the song before it, I'd remember them all....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the blues my naughty sweetie gave to
From: Bud Savoie
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 09:42 PM

The Greenbriar Boys did it on their second album. Something like:

There are blues you get from wimmin
When you see 'em goin' swimmin'
And you haven't got a bathin' suit yourself.
There are blues that start to flicker
When you've had a lot of likker
And someone goes and takes it off the shelf.
There are blues you get from waitin' in the dark,
And blues you get from walkin' in the park,
There are blues you get from settin'
In a taxicab and frettin'
Every time you hear the meter jump the clock.
And there are blues you get from cryin'
When your Uncle Bill is dyin'
And he afterwards forgets you in his will.
There's the blues you get from kisses
When you're walkin' with your missus
And another woman shouts, "Hi, Bill!"
But the kind to make you start, make you really shake and shiver,
The kind to make you want to end it all in the river,
That's the blues my naughty sweetie gave to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the blues my naughty sweetie gave to
From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 09:44 PM

Pretty close, Bud!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the blues my naughty sweetie gave to
From: Bud Savoie
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 07:08 AM

By the way, does this song refer to what is now euphemistically called "STD"?


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 03 Dec 01 - 10:23 AM

I've known this song since the fifties, when Bob Scobey recorded it, with Clancy Hayes singing the lead. The Scobey band was the main force in reviving classic jazz (dixieland in its watered down version) and did many, many great songs.. Sailing Down To Chesapeake Bay, Oceana Roll, Silver Dollar, Peoria, Beale Street Blues, etc. The albums have all been re-issued on Old-Time Jazz.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 03 Dec 01 - 02:51 PM

Also recorded by Lu Watters & his Yerba Buena Jass Band - don't know the date, though. About late '50s?


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 03 Dec 01 - 03:18 PM

Greycap:

Good guess on dates... I believe that Bob Scobey played trumper with the Yerba Buena Jazz Band before starting his own band. I believe that all the the Yerba Buena stuff is also available on CD..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Rincon Roy
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 08:51 AM

Just heard this tune several times this last weekend at the annual Thanksgiving Dixieland/trad jazz Festival in San Diego.... (Oh, play that thing!)
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Subject: 'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me'
From: Murph10566
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 10:36 AM

This was an old Jim Kweskin Jug Band tune (ca mid-60's)...

My old LP finally self-destructed years ago, before I had the foresight to memorize or otherwise work the tune out. Certainly not a critical request, but I would appreciate any help tendered my way...

Does anyone remember Jim's Band ? Maria 'Midnight at the Oasis' Muldaur was a member, with solid fiddle and vocals...

Thanks, M.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gav
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 11:22 AM

Posted in the forum here! by Tony Burns, but he thinks the chords aren't quite right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gav
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 11:36 AM

Sure, I remember Jim Kweskin and his band... an amazing group of musicians. I heard them in the sixties before they self-destructed. I know the song from the singing of Clancy Hayes with Bob Scobey's Frisco band. I don't think anyone could touch Clancy as a singer, even though I really liked Jim's singing.
Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gav
From: Murph10566
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 01:14 PM

Thanks Sorcha & Jerry - (and Tony) Those ARE the lyrics as I remember them so long ago - I'll have to try the chording to see if that works better than my old approach... I always had trouble with the vamping progression ...

You know, I tried a number of times to find something on this tune through the Digitrad (no luck); I never thought to run a thread-trace... typical rookie...

Thanks again, Murph


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gav
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 01:17 PM

Murph, I found it using the Forum Search in the Quick Links drop down menu.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 27 Sep 02 - 03:26 PM

Bruce Hutton does it with Hesperus on thier 'For No reason At All' cd


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: GUEST,Clint Keller
Date: 27 Sep 02 - 11:45 PM

I don't know how to break it to you, but the Hoosier Hotshots used to do this in the 40's, maybe the 30's.

They also did The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish and The Coat and the Shirt Do All of the Work, But the Vest Gets all the Gravy.

My God, doesn't anyone remember the Hoosier Hotshots? Hezzie, Kenny, Frank and Gabey?

Clint


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Subject: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me-publish date
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Sep 02 - 01:41 AM

Who Wrote That Song? (Dick & Harriet Jacobs, 1994) says that "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me" was written in 1919 - words and music by Charles McCarron, Carey Morgan, and Arthur Swanstrom. It was popularized by Ted Lewis, date of recording not shown.
Spike Jones did a recording of it, and so did Glenn Miller.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: denise:^)
Date: 28 Sep 02 - 03:21 AM

I heard it on a (VERY) old John Denver recording...might've even been before he was "John Denver..."


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Subject: Lyr Req: The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: GUEST,stoddard19@aol.com
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 08:50 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 09:21 PM

I send lyrics and a link to Stoddard by e-mail, and deleted his request thread and moved his message here.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 09:52 PM

Whale Oil Beef Hooked! A friend played this at a party just a few nights ago. I'd never heard it before and I loved it. I made a mental note to search the 'Cat for the words, but I guess it should've been a paper note 'cause the mental one got lost. So here it just appears like one of those mushrooms that just pops up in your yard overnight. Amazing!

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 09:19 AM

Those mushrooms are popping up all over Bruce. I'm listening (online) to last Wednesday's Mike Harding Folk Show on BBC Radio 2 and guess what he just played......

BJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: AKS
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 02:24 AM

I first met with these blues on an LP that had 'Spanky & Our Gang Live' printed on it, 'twas 'round 1974/5.

AKS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: simon-pierre
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 01:03 PM

There was a very intersting article on Kweskin - who is still playing - in the New-York Times yesterday:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/27/arts/27KWES.html

I may copy and paste if asked (I don't remember what is the politic about this, but it would be great for further reference).


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Subject: Chords Add: BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME
From: GUEST,Larry Graves lgraves@nemonet.com
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 01:20 PM

My thanks to Tony re:

Subject: Lyr Add: BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME
From: Tony Burns
Date: 14 Apr 99 - 05:00 PM
In The Mudcat Shop: River

The words jogged my memory and the chords started coming back to mind. I modified the words a bit to match what I'd learned in the 60's while serving in the Navy with an officer who said he played this while a member of The Back Porch Majority.

BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME

                Em
There are blues that you get from loneliness
                      Am
And there are blues that you get from pain.
                      B7
And there are blues when you are lonely
       Em
For your one and only
F#                  B7
Blues you can never explain.
                Em
I said there are blues that you get from sleepless nights,
                   Am
Oh, but the meanest blues that I've seen:
                   E                  E7
They're the blues that I've got on my mind,
   A            A7      A
I mean the very meanest kind,
D7                               G         
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.

                              Fret: 3 2 1 Open
Single string rundown on 6th string: G F# F E last note into Em Chord
Rundown matches 1st three words.
Also, nice effect if each chord in the next 6 lines is hit as one single stroke as the words are sung. Seventh line continue normal strumming.

3    2    1   Em
Well there are blues you get from women
         Em
When you see 'em going swimming
       Em                            Em
And you haven't got a bathing suit yourself.
          Am
There are blues you get much quicker
            Am
When you're drinking lots of liquor,
       Am                            Am
And somebody goes and takes it off the shelf.
             B7
And there are blues you get when everything's in hock,
          Em
When your sweetie doesn't answer when you knock,
             F#
And there are blues you get from getting

In a taxicab and fretting
      B7
Every time you feel the bumper jump a clock.

And there are (Em)blues you get from trying
To keep your Uncle Bill from dying,
And he afterwards forgets you in his will.
And there are (Am)blues you get from kisses
When you're walking with your Mrs.
And another baby shouts, "Hi, Bill!"
But the (E7)blues that make you hop and wanna stop and shake and shiver
(A7)Blues that make you wanna go and end it in the river,      
(D7)Blues my naughty sweetie gives to (G)me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: GUEST,braney5@yahoo.com
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 12:19 PM

I used to sing this with a band called the Greasy Greens and here are a few modifications we used.

But the bluest blues there be
Are the blues that I've got on my mind
They're the very meanest kind
The blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.



There are blues you get from setting
In a taxi cab and fretting
Every time you hear the bumper jump the clock.(that's the ticking of the meter)


But the blues that make you wanna hop and stomp and shake and shiver

It's a great song for big bands because everyone can take a line or two.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: GUEST,anythinglovecantbuy-youtube
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 07:17 AM

The John Denver lyric:

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me

This song was first released on the John Denver Sings album. It is the only album it has been released on.

Now there are blues that you get from happiness
There are blues that you get from pain
Blues when you are lonely for your one and only
Blues that are hard to explain

And there are blues that you get from waitin'
Oh, but the meanest, the meanest blues that be
There are kinda I got on my mind
Blues there are all very meanest kind
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
Oh, yeah

Oh, there are blues you get from women when you see 'em goin' swimmin' and you haven't got a bathin' suit yourself
There are blues that start to flicker when you had a lot of liquor and someone goes and takes it off the shelf
There are blues you get from waitin' on the dock, and you wonderin' if your little boat is gonna rock
Blues you keep a-gettin' in a taxicab a-pettin' every time you hear the meter jump the clock

There are blues you get from tryin' to keep your uncle Will from dyin' and he afterwards forgets you in his will
There are blues that get from kisses when you are walkin' with the missus and another baby shouts, "Hey, Bill!"
Blues that kinda make you hop and can't wait to shake and shiver, kinda make you want to end it all in the river
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
Oh, swing that thing!

Now there are blues you get from women when you see 'em goin' swimmin' and you haven't got a bathin' suit your own self
There are blues that start to flicker when you had a lot of liquor and someone goes and takes it off the shelf
There are blues you get from waitin' on the dock, and you wonderin' if your little boat is gonna rock
Blues you keep a-gettin' in a taxicab a-pettin' every time you hear the meter jump the clock

There are blues you get from tryin' to keep your uncle Will from dyin' and he afterwards forgets you in his will
There are blues that get from kisses when you are walkin' with the missus and another baby shouts, "Hey, Patrick!"
Blues that kinda make you hop and can't wait to shake and shiver, kinda make you want to end it all in the river
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
Let me hear it again
Oh, blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
Just one more time
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
Yeah!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 11:40 AM

Sneezy Waters and Zeke Mazurek do a great version of this tune. I don't think they've recorded it, but I've heard them do it live several times.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUES (MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 07:20 AM

Here are the original lyrics, from the sheet music at The Archive of Popular American Music at UCLA:

BLUES (MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME)
Arthur N. Swanstone, Charles R. McCarron, & Carey Morgan
New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., © 1919.

VERSE 1. What is that song about kisses? What is that song about smiles?
If I could have my way, I'd sing a song today
That would beat them all by miles.
I wouldn't sing about smiling. That's not the title I'd choose.
I would sing about what I've got, and what I've got's the weary blues.

CHORUS 1: There are blues that you get from worry,
There are blues that you get from pain,
And there are blues when you're lonely,
For your one and only,
The blues you can never explain.
There are blues that you get from longing,
But the bluest blues that can be
Are the sort of blues that's on my mind.
They're the very meanest kind,
The blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.

VERSE 2. No use in chasing those rainbows. Rainbows will never help you.
They look so bright and gay, but they will fade away,
Then you'll find the sky's all blue.
Look at the ocean and that's blue. My sweetie's eyes are blue too.
When she got me, she blew away, and natur'ly that makes me blue.

CHORUS 2: There are blues that you get when single.
Those are blues that will give you pain,
And there are blues when you're lonely,
For your one and only,
The blues you can never explain.
There are blues that you get from longing
To hold someone on your knee,
But the kind of blues that always stabs,
Comes from hiring taxicabs,
The blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.

CHORUS 3: There are blues that you get from sweetie
When she phones to another guy,
And there are blues when your honey
Spends all of your money
And blues when she tells you a lie.
There are blues that you get when married,
Wishing that you could be free.
But the kind of blues that's good and blue
Comes from buying wine for two,
The kind of blues my sweetie gives to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 08:17 AM

blues my naughty is a goood song.

Messages below are from a new thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
From: Spangled Drongo
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 08:46 AM

Just looked at this thread - reminded me of an old 78rpm that died a stepped on death on a drunken W1 night in 66 or 67 - but the lyric started " There are blues that make you happy......". As I remember the band (jug) was pre-WWW2. Any clues ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 12:22 AM

Drongo: Could you be thinking of SMILES? The chorus begins "There are smiles that make us happy; There are smiles that make us blue."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)
From: GUEST,warplan
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 11:57 PM

Chorus [1]
There are blues that you get from worry.//4 bars Am
There are blues that you get from pain.//4 bars Dm
And there are blues when you're lonely
    For your one and only.//4 bars E7
The blues you can never explain.//4 bars B7 E7

There are blues that you get from longing.//4 bars Am
But the bluest blues that be.//4 bars Dm
Are the sort of blues that's on my mind,
    They're the very meanest kind.//4 bars E7
The blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.//4 bars G C
-------------------------------------------
Composers: Arthur N. Swanstone, Charles A. McCarron, Carey Morgan
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co, 1919


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)
From: Tigger the Tiger
Date: 19 Nov 11 - 05:40 PM

Jim Kweskin Jug Band was doing this in the 1960s;he still does it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)
From: Stringsinger
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 01:12 PM

Am                               B7    (It's important to add the B7)
And there are blues that you get from pain.

My friend, Bill Rutan (The Jazz Banjo Man) does the best version I've heard. He doesn't record because he's too busy working gigs to find the time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 11:17 AM

I can remember hearing a parody of this called Blues My Sweaty Nightie Gave To Me but I can't - perhaps fortunately - remember the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)
From: GUEST,maxoz
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 12:28 AM

try one of these!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WekQGKDnysw&feature=related


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