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Subject: Women, Be Wise
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 04:10 AM

Sippy Wallace sings a song called "Women, Be Wise (Don't Advertise Your Man). I could not find it in DT or Forum. Can someone post it or a link to it?

Thanks, Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: WOMEN, BE WISE (Sippie Wallace)
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 10:59 AM

WOMEN BE WISE
Words and Music by Sippie Wallace

Now, women, be wise. Keep your mouth shut. Don't advertise your man.

Don't never sit around, having no conversation,
Explainin' what your good man do to you.
'Cause these women nowadays, they ain't no good;
They laugh in your face, then try to steal your man from you.

Now, women, be wise. Keep your mouth shut. Don't advertise your man.
Oh, you know, your best girlfriend, she might look like a high brow.
I've seen her changin' at least three times a day.
What do you think she's doing now, while you're so far away?

She's a-lovin' your man and in your own damn bed.
Better call the doctor, mama. Try to investigate your head.

You see, you got to be wise. Keep your mouth shut. Don't advertise your man.
(Don't be a fool now.) Women, be wise. Keep your mouth shut.
Don't advertise your man.
Don't be a fool. Don't advertise your man.


Sorry, no chords or music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Women, Be Wise
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 11:36 AM

Bonnie Raitt has recorded a lot of Sippie Wallace material-- did she record this?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Women, Be Wise
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 12:52 PM

I believe so.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WOMEN BE WISE (Sippie Wallace)
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 03:06 PM

My Puder was a bit busy when this first landed, but now I have this for you....

~S~

WOMEN BE WISE
Sippy Wallace

Women be wise, keep your mouth shut, don't advertise your man
Don't sit around gossiping, explaining what your good man really can do
Some women nowadays, Lord they ain't no good
They will laugh in your face, Then try to steal your man from you
Women be wise, keep your mouth shut, don't advertise your man

Your best girlfriend, she might be a highbrow, she changes clothes 3 times a day
What do you think she's doing now, while you're so far away
She's loving your man in your own damn bed
You better call for the doctor, mama, try to investigate your head
Women be wise, keep your mouth shut, don't advertise your man

Women be wise, keep your mouth shut, don't advertise your man
Don't sit around, girl, telling all your secrets,
telling all those good things he really can do
If you talk about your baby, you tell me he's so fine
Lord honey, I just might sneek up and try to make him mine
Women be wise, keep your mouth shut, don't advertise your man

Don't be no fool, don't advertise your man (baby don't do it)

SOURCE: http://home-1.tiscali.nl/~dalmeier/lyrics.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Women, Be Wise
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 03:11 PM

Sippie Wallace Discography & Info for the above:

Artist Background A classic female blues singer from the '20s, Wallace kept performing and recording until her death. She was a major influence on a young Bonnie Raitt , who recorded several of Wallace 's songs and performed live with her.

The daughter of a Baptist deacon, Sippie Wallace (born Beulah Thomas) was born and raised in Houston. As a child, she sang and played piano in church. Before she was in her teens, she began performing with her pianist brother Hersal Thomas. By the time she was in her mid-teens, she had left Houston to pursue a musical career, singing in a number of tent shows and earning a dedicated fan base. In 1915, she moved to New Orleans with Hersal. Two years later, she married Matt Wallace.

In 1923, Sippie, Hersal, and their older brother George moved to Chicago, where Sippie became part of the city's jazz scene. By the end of the year, she had earned a contract with OKeh Records. Her first two songs for the label, "Shorty George" and "Up the Country Blues," were hits and Sippie soon became a star. Throughout the '20s, she produced a series of singles that were nearly all hits. Wallace's OKeh recordings featured a number of celebrated jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Eddie Heywood, King Oliver, and Clarence Williams; both Hersal and George Thomas performed on Sippie's records as well, in addition to supporting her at concerts. Between 1923 and 1927, she recorded over 40 songs for OKeh. Many of the songs that were Wallace originals or co-written by Sippie and her brothers.

In 1926, Hersal Thomas died of food poisoning, but Sippie Wallace continued to perform and record. Within a few years, however, she stopped performing regularly. After her contract with OKeh was finished in the late '20s, she moved to Detroit in 1929. In the early '30s, Wallace stopped recording, only performing the occasional gig. In 1936, both George Thomas and her husband Matt died. Following their deaths, Sippie joined the Leland Baptist Church in Detroit, where she was an organist and vocalist; she stayed with the church for the next 40 years.

Between 1936 and 1966, Sippie Wallace was inactive on the blues scene -- she only performed a handful of concerts and cut a few records. In 1966, she was lured out of retirement by her friend Victoria Spivey, who convinced Sippie to join the thriving blues and folk festival circuit. Wallace not only joined the circuit, she began recording again. Her first new album was a collection of duets with Spivey, appropriately titled Sippie Wallace and Victoria Spivey, which was recorded in 1966; the album wasn't released until 1970. Also in 1966, Wallace recorded Sippie Wallace Sings the Blues for Storyville, which featured support from musicians like Little Brother Montgomery and Roosevelt Sykes. The album was quite popular, as were Sippie's festival performances.

In 1970, Sippie Wallace suffered a stroke, but she was able to continue recording and performing, although not as frequently as she had before. In 1982, Bonnie Raitt -- who had longed claimed Sippie as a major influence -- helped Wallace land a contract with Atlantic Records. Raitt produced the resulting album, Sippie, which was released in 1983. Sippie won the WC Handy Award for best blues album of the year and was nominated for a Grammy. The album turned out to be Sippie Wallace's last recording -- she died in 1986, when she was 88 years old. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Cub Koda, All Music Guide

"Recent" Albums:

Sippie, Released: 1982, Formats: CD

Mighty Tight Woman, Released: 1967, Formats: Cassette, CD

Women Be Wise, Released: 1966, Formats: Cassette, CD

SH


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Women, Be Wise
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 03:13 PM

And hey--

New CD, Bonnie Raitt Collection, by Bonnie Raitt

"..........includes an unreleased duet with Sippie Wallace on "Women Be Wise"..........

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Women, Be Wise
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 09:57 PM

Thanks, Sorcha & WYSIWYG. I think Bonnie R. also released it as a solo. Chords would be nice, but I think I remember enough of the tune to fake it.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Women, Be Wise
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 10:44 PM

Yes, at the Bonnie Raitt lyric site it was organized by album. If you go back there and cruise around you should be able to see which, and then how about adding the info here?

~Susan


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