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Lyr/Chords Req: songs by Charley Patton

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OH DEATH (3)
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GUEST,rharris@soutwind.net 22 May 00 - 03:52 PM
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Brian Hoskin 24 May 00 - 08:06 AM
Stewie 24 May 00 - 11:05 AM
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Subject: CHARLEY PATTON
From: GUEST,rharris@soutwind.net
Date: 22 May 00 - 03:52 PM

If any one out there has tab and or lyrics to Charley Pattons recordings please get back to me. It would be greatly appreciated. thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: CHARLEY PATTON
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 23 May 00 - 07:03 AM

If you would like to be a little more specific on which Patton lyrics you'd particularly like, then I'm sure that a number of Mudcatters would be happy to help you with the lyrics/chords.

Brian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: CHARLEY PATTON
From: MK
Date: 23 May 00 - 07:49 AM

There are a few tablatures here., but you will need the program Guitar Pro to view and hear them. This is a free evaluation version of the program. (You would need to buy it, in order to enable the printing function.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: CHARLEY PATTON
From: GUEST,ron harris (rharris@southwind.net
Date: 23 May 00 - 08:45 AM

In particular tab or lyric traslation for: HANG IT ON THE WALL, PEA VINE BLUES, TROUBLE BOUT MY MOTHER, MEAN BLACK CAT BLUES,REVENUE MAN BLUES (TAB) got the lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: CHARLEY PATTON
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 24 May 00 - 08:06 AM

If you put the word 'Patton' into the forum box search you'll see that there have been a number of threads which contain Charley Patton lyrics.

I remember posting the lyrics to Pea Vine Blues a couple of years ago (July 98). Unfortunately I'm no good at setting up links!

Brian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: CHARLEY PATTON
From: Stewie
Date: 24 May 00 - 11:05 AM

You will find lyrics to many Patton songs at Harry's blues lyrics site:

Click Here

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: CHARLIE PATTON
From: GUEST,flanagan@ithaca.edu
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 12:56 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics for the Patton song, "Some of these days"? Any info about where this song might come from? Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOME THESE DAYS I'LL BE GONE (C Patton)
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 07:55 PM

Here is John Fahey's transcription as printed in his Studio Vista booklet on Patton. I have no info on the song's provenance. There may be some information in Fahey's booklet - I only have photocopies of the transcriptions. The Fahey booklet was reissued with the Bear Family box set of Patton recordings - some Mudcatter may have access to it.


SOME THESE DAYS I'LL BE GONE (Sic)

1 Some of these days, you're gonna miss your honey
Some of these days, I'm going away
Some of these days, you're gonna miss your honey
I know you're gonna miss me, sweet dreams, I'll be going away

2 Some these days, you're gonna be sorry
Some these days, I am going away
Some these days, you're gonna miss your honey
I know you're gonna miss me, sweet babe, when I'll be going away

3 You will never know what your friend will do
When he's gone away
You will miss him for returning
You will miss him from going away
You will miss him, oh, little honey
I know you're gonna miss me, sweet babe, when I'll be going away

4 [Repeat 3]

5 Some these days, you're gonna be sorry
Some these days, I'm going away
Some these days, you're gonna miss your honey
I know you're gonna miss me, sweet babe, when I'll be going away

6 [Repeat 5]

7 Some of these days, you're gonna miss your honey
Some of these days, I'm going away
Some of these days, you're gonna miss your honey
I know you're gonna miss me, sweet dreams, I'll be going away

8 Some these days, I'm going to be leaving
Some these days, I'll be going away
Some these days you're gonna miss your honey
I know you're gonna miss me, sweet dreams, when I'll be going away

Charlie Patton 'Some These Days I'll Be Gone', recorded c. October 1929 in Grafton, Wis, and issued as Paramount 13110.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: CHARLIE PATTON
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 09:33 AM

Here's a little information from Wardlow and Calt (1988) King of the Delta Blues: the Life and Music of Charlie Patton.

"As Patton's recordings were designed for black audiences they contained only isolated samples of his white-oriented material. His eight bar ditty Some of These Days (which may have been a take-off on Sophie Tucker's famous 1910 hit) was likely conceived for white presentation: it used diatonic intervals and featured the keynote as its lowest vocal tone, a technique Patton usually avoided in singing blues and gospel material. Its rhythm pattern emphasised the second beat of each measure, instead of the 1-2-3-4 pattern Patton favored in blues. The intricate picking and strumming Patton used in executing both this work and Shake It and Break It indicates that he attempted at some point in his career to make a lasting impression on white audiences with his musicianship, perhaps in the capacity of a medicine show entertainer. It is likely when he played for white square dances and "sociables" he strummed behind a fiddler and sang tunes in the vein of Runnin' Wild, another eight bar diatonic ditty which repeated the accenting pattern of Some of These Days and likewise deployed the keynote as its lowest vocal tone. Given a fiddler to play lead, Patton could no doubt reel off such tunes indefinitely. Yet it is significant that in singing Runnin' Wild, Some of These Days and Shake It and Break It, Patton had a short supply of verses, and sang inordinate repeats of the title verse or chorus. It may thus be that when he came to record in 1929 his days as an entertainer at white functions were well behind him."


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOME OF THESE DAYS (from Sophie Tucker)
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 09:44 AM

Here's the lyrics to the Sophie Tucker song (by Shelton Brooks) mentioned above:

Two sweethearts courted happily for quite a while,
'Midst simple life of country folk,
When the lad told girlie he must go away.
Her little heart with grief 'most broke.
She said, "You know it's true I love you best of all.
So honey, don't you go away!"
Just as he went to go, it grieved the girlie so
These words he heard her say:

"Some of these days,
You'll miss me honey!
Some of these days,
You'll feel so lonely!
You'll miss my hugging,
You'll miss my kissing.
You'll miss me honey when you go away.
I feel so lonely, just for you only.
For you know honey, you've had your way!
And when you leave me,
I know 'twill grieve me
You'll miss your little baby
Yes, some of these days!"

The little girlie, feeling blue said "I'll go too,
And show him two can play this game."
When her honey heard that melancholy news,
He quickly came back home again.
But when he reached the house
He found his girl was gone.
So down he rushes to the train
While it was pulling out,
He heard his girlie shout
This loving, sweet refrain:

(Dixieland style)
"Some of these days,
You'll miss me honey!
Some of these days,
You'll feel so lonely!
You'll miss my hugging,
You'll miss my kissing.
You'll miss me honey when you go away.
I feel so lonely, just for you only.
For you know honey, you've had your way!
And when you leave me,
I know 'twill grieve me
You'll miss your little baby
Yes, some of these days!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Charley Patton
From: GUEST,flanagan@ithaca.edu
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for your responses on "Some These Days." You folks are fantastic!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Charley Patton
From: GUEST,flanagan@ithaca.edu
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 12:11 PM

Another request: anyone have the lyrics to "Jim Lee Blues, Part 1"? The first two or three verses are especially difficult to make out. Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOME OF THESE DAYS (Shelton Brooks)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 09:28 PM

Here are the lyrics from The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music. Sophie Tucker's picture is on the cover, but the verses here are quite different from what she actually recorded.

SOME OF THESE DAYS
Shelton Brooks, 1910.

1. Two sweethearts in a country town, the neighbors say,
Lived happily the whole day long,
Until one day, he told her he must go away.
She wondered then what could be wrong.
He said, "You know it's true: I love you best of all;
And yet, it's best that we should part."
Just as he went away, they heard his sweetheart say,
Though it 'most broke her heart:

CHORUS: "Some of these days,
You'll miss me, honey.
Some of these days,
You'll feel so lonely.
You'll miss my hugging.
You'll miss my kissing.
You'll miss me, honey,
When you're away.
I feel so lonely,
Just for you only,
For you know, honey,
You've had your way;
And when you leave me,
I know t'will grieve me.
I'll miss my little dad-dad-daddy,
Yes, some of these days."

2. He went away, and from that day, the world's been sad.
He realizes his mistake.
He listened to the gossips, and that's always bad;
For they don't care whose heart they break.
As time went on, he longed to see his girl again;
And so by chance, one day they met.
As they met face to face, there was a fond embrace,
Though these words must haunt him yet: CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Charley Patton
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 01:30 AM

Does anyone know the chords/melody to "some of these days"

Aaron


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Charley Patton
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 06:39 AM

You can hear a recording of Some of These Days at Last FM


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOME OF THESE DAYS (from Sophie Tucker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Sep 08 - 11:09 AM

The Red Hot Jazz Archive has a downloadable recording of SOME OF THESE DAYS by Ted Lewis and his Band, with Sophie Tucker, vocalist. (Click to play.) It was recorded in New York on Nov. 23, 1926.

I've listened carefully, and it occurs to me, this could serve as a case study of how a blues/jazz singer would alter the published lyrics of a popular commercial "Tin Pan Alley" song of the day to suit his or her particular style, or the style of blues (or jazz).

"Some of these days,
You'll miss me, honey.
Some of these days,
You'll feel You're gonna be so lonely.
You'll miss my hugging.
You'll You're gonna miss my kissing.
You'll You're gonna miss me, honey,
When you're I'm far away.
I feel so lonely,
Just for you only,
For 'Cause you know, honey,
You've always had your way;
And when you leave me,
I You know 'twill it's gonna grieve me.
I'll miss my little dad-dad-daddy, Gonna miss your big fat mama, your mama,
Yes, some of these days."

First, the verses are omitted (although I think one is played, without a vocal, by the band).

Second, the language is made more colloquial. "You'll" becomes "you're gonna." "For" becomes "'cause."

Third, the pronunciation becomes colloquial. I haven't shown it in the transcription, but "hugging" becomes "huggin'," etc., and "Some of these days" becomes "Some o' these days."

Fourth—and here's where it gets most creative—the lyrics are subtly personalized and sexualized. By changing the words from "my little daddy" to "your big fat mama" she inserts an explicit reference to her own anatomy. Need I say more?

Sophie Tucker continued performing until shortly before she died in 1966 at age 82. I remember seeing her on the Ed Sullivan Show. She was a big woman.

(I like big women, Queen Latifah being my current favorite entertainer in that category.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: songs by Charley Patton
From: GUEST,aaron
Date: 28 Sep 08 - 09:40 PM

Hi all,
I play mallets and want to learn "some of these days" by patton. anyone know the chords (tab) and melody line? (im not the greatest at transcribing). Thanks a bunch.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JIM LEE, PART 1 (Charlie Patton)
From: GUEST,Friendly Giant
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 08:55 AM

Lyrics (as near as dammit)for

JIM LEE, PART 1
(Charlie Patton)

Went away up the river some forty mile or more
I think I heard that big Jim Lee he blowed

She blow so lonesome,like she wasn't gonna blow no more
It blowed just like my baby gettin' on board

I'm a poor old boy an' a long way from home
And you causin' me to leave my plumb good home

My Mama she is dead' and my father well could be
I ain't got nobody to feel and care for me

If you don't want me just give me your hand
And I'll get a woman quick as you can a man

I've got a kid on the wheeler and a brown down in town
Got a plumb good man bringing down these gals of mine

I laid my head in a steamer(?) woman's arms
And she laid her nappy head in mine

When I got arrested what do you reckon was my fine?
Says they give all coons eleven twenty-nine

It was moonshine, don't pay me no mind
'Cause I did not let no coons have mine

Well the big Jim Lee keep a-backing up and down
Keep standin' by the shore, man, if you're water bound

(Might not be 100% but pretty close!!)
    You posted these lyrics in two threads, which is confusing to the people who harvest songs for our database. I deleted the other one. In the rare occasions when it makes sense to post a song twice, please make note of the duplication in your post and give a reason for the duplication.
    -Joe Offer- Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: songs by Charley Patton
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 06:10 PM

or o death that was in o' brother where art thou? just the chords and the lyrics anyone?


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