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Ain't No Time For Fussin'
Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (1)
Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (2)
A String To Your Heart
Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth (1)
Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth (2)
Baby, What's On Your Mind
Baby What's Wrong
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Big Boss Man
Big Legged Woman
Bright Lights, Big City (1)
Bright Lights, Big City (2)
Can't Stand To Leave
Can't Stand To See You Go
Caress Me Baby (1)
Caress Me Baby (2)
C. C. Rider
Cherry Red
Christmas Present Blues
Come On Baby
Crazy About Oklahoma
Cry Before I Go
Crying Blind
Don't Light My Fire
Down In Mississippi
Down In Virginia
Five Long Years
Found Love
Goin' Fishin'
Goin' Upside Your Head

Going To New York
Good Is Catching Up With Me
Go On To School (1)
Go On To School (2)
Hard Working Hanna
High And Lonesome
Honey Don't Let Me Go
Honest I Do (1)
Honest I Do (2)
Honey Where You Going?
How Long, How Long Blues
I'm Goin' Upside Your Head
I'm Leaving
I Ain't Got You (1)
I Ain't Got You (2)
I Don't Go For That
I Got To Keep Rollin'
I Know It's A Sin
I Wanna Be Loved (But Only By You)
I Was So Wrong
Just A Poor Country Boy
Keep The Faith
Knocking On Your Door
Little Rain
My Baby Told Me
My Bitter Seed
My First Plea
Outskirts Of Town
Over The Hump
Roll 'Em Pete

Shame Shame Shame (1)
Shame Shame Shame (2)
She Don't Want Me No More
Shoot Me Baby
Slow Walking Mama
St. Louis Blues
Sugar Sugar Woman
Take Out Some Insurance
Tell The World I Do
The Comeback
The End
The Moon Is Rising
Tribute To A Friend
Trouble In Mind
Turn Me On Like A TV
Wake Up At Daybreak
Wanna Be Loved
Wear Something Green
Wee Baby Blues
When I Woke Up This Morning
When You Left Me
When You're Doing Alright
Where Can You Be
Worried Life Blues
You Don't Have To go (1)
You Don't Have To Go (2)
You Got Me Crying
You Got Me Dizzy
You Got Me Runnin'
You're Something Else
You Upset My Mind


Ain't No Time For Fussin'
by Al Smith, from Jimmy Reed Is Back (Collectables 5436)

Ain't no time for fussin' baby, honey it's time for love
Ain't no time for fussin', honey it's time for love
You treat me like a stranger but you say I'm the one you love

Why don't ya prove it to me baby, stay home and treat me right
Oh ya prove it to me baby, stay at home and treat me right
If you do these things woman, I know ev'rything gone be alright

Honey, pull off your high heels, put your mini dress back in your bag
Pull off your high-heel sneakers, put your mini dress back in the bag
Put your wig hat upside the wall and c'mon let's have a ball

Ain't no time for fussin', it's time for to make some love
It ain't no time for fussin', it's time for to make some love
You could treat me like a stranger but you say I'm the one you love

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Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (Version 1)
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1955 from The Best of Jimmy Reed (GNP GNPD-2-10006)

Know I love ya babe?
Know I love ya babe?
Know I love ya babe?
But you don't even know my name

Let me tell ya baby
I'll tell ya what I would do
I would rob, steal, kill somebody
Just ta get back home ta you

Ain't that lovin' ya, baby?
Ain't that lovin' ya, babe?
Ain't that lovin' ya, babe?
But you don't even know my name

Let me tell ya baby
Don't sound like it's true
They could drop me in the ocean
I'd swim to the bank
An' crawl home ta you

Ain't that lovin' ya baby?
Ain't that lovin' ya babe?
Ain't that lovin' ya baby?
But you don't even know my name

They may kill me baby, bury me like they do
My body might lie but my spirit gonna rise
And come home to you

Ain't that lovin' ya baby?
Ain't that lovin' ya babe?
Ain't that lovin' ya baby?
But you don't even know my name

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Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (version 2)
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1961 resp. 1985 from Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall (Suite Beat 3001)
& Upside Your Head (Charly 1003)

Know I love you baby
Know I love you, baby,
Know I love you, baby
But you don't even know my name
Let me tell you baby, tell you what I'm gon' do
I would rob, steal, kill somebody just to get back home to you

Ain't that lovin' you baby?
Ain't that lovin' you baby?
Ain't that lovin' you baby?

But you don't even know my name
Let me tell you, baby, don't sound like it's true
You could drop me in the ocean,
I'd swim to the bank, and crawl right home to you

Ain't that lovin' you baby?
Ain't that lovin' you baby?
Ain't that lovin' you baby?

They may kill me, baby, baby, just like they do
My body gonna lie but my spirit gonna rise and come back home to you

Ain't that lovin' you baby?
Ain't that lovin' you baby?
Ain't that lovin' you baby?

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A String To Your Heart
by Jimmy Reed/Ewart Abner, recording of 1959 from Rockin' with Reed (Charly 285)

Need me a string darlin', honey tied all around your heart
A-yeah, need me a string baby, girl, tied all around your heart
Well, then I'll know darlin', I tell ya that we would never part

Stop cryin' baby, honey come here and dry your eyes
I want you to stop cryin' baby, girl, come here and dry your eyes
Well, it's the reason I know you're back, a-honey it hurts way down deep inside

I'm goin' crazy, a-just as crazy as I can be
I'm goin' crazy, just as crazy as I can be
Well, I know what's drivin' me crazy darlin', a-honey you so sweet to me

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Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth (version 1)
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1964 from The Best of Jimmy Reed (GNP GNPD-2-10006)

Aw shucks, hush your mouth, baby you knockin' me out
I said, shucks, a-hush your mouth, baby you knockin' me out
You my kind a woman, you know what it's all about

When ya say, the sweet things, they ring all in my head
Yeah, when ya say, the sweet thing, they ring all in my head
You've got me on the run, an' honey I can't leave you

Hush hush, shut your mouth, baby you knockin' me out
Oh, hush hush, shut your mouth, baby you knockin' me out
All the good in me, you know you bringin' it out, oh

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Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth (version 2)
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1961 resp. 1985 from Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall (Suite Beat 3001)
& Upside Your Head (Charly 1003)

Shucks, hush your mouth, baby you knockin' me out
Hush, hush, shut your mouth, baby, you knockin' me out
You my kind of woman, you know what's it's all about

When you say sweet things, [it] ring all in my head
You got me on the run, and honey I can't stay up

Shucks, hush your mouth, baby you knockin' me out
Hush, hush, shut your mouth; baby, you knockin' me out
All the good in me, baby, you know you bringin' it out

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Baby, What's On Your Mind
by Jimmy Reed/Ewart Abner, recording of 1957 from Rockin' with Reed (Charly 285)

Tell me baby, a-tell me what's on your mind
Yeah, tell me baby, tell me what's on your mind
Well, now I settled down, thinkin' about cha' baby, no honey, I just can't keep from cryin'

I got a nickel babe, honey, I wish that I had a dime
Yeah, I got a nickel, girl, I wish I had a dime
Yeah, I'd call up the operator and tell her give me your private line

I feel so bad, baby, livin' downtown all alone
Yeah, feel bad babe, honey settlin' down all alone
Well, now I can't help but ta wish darlin'-a, that I had my baby home

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Baby What's Wrong
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1961 from The Best of Jimmy Reed (GNP GNPD-2-10006)

Hey baby, honey, what's wrong with you?
Oh baby, honey, what's wrong with you?
Well now ya don't treat me darlin', like you used to do

Well now ya got me runnin' baby
Got me hidin', too
Tell me, tell me, baby, but
What we gonna do?

Oh oh baby, honey, what's wrong with you?
Well now you don't treat me, baby
Like you used to do

Well, I can't help it baby
'Cause I'm feelin' strange
I'm just hopin' baby
I don't go insane

Oh oh, baby, honey, what's wrong with you?
Well now you don't treat me baby
Like you used to do

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Baby What You Want Me To Do
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1961 resp. 1985 from Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall (Suite Beat 3001)
& Upside Your Head (Charly 1003)

You got me runnin', you got me hidin'
You got me run, hide, hide, run, any way you wanna let it roll
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you got me doin' what you want me to, baby why ya' wanna let go

I'm goin' up, I'm goin' down
I'm goin' up, down, down, up, any way you wanna let it roll
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you got me doin' what you want me to, baby why ya' wanna let go

You got me peepin', you got me hidin'
You got me peep, hide, hide, peep, any way you wanna let it roll,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you got me doin' what you want me to, baby why ya' wanna let go

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Big Boss Man
by Al Smith/Willie Dixon, recording of March 29 1960, Chicago, Illinois from The Vee-Jay Years (Charly CD Red Box 9)

Big boss man, can‘t you hear me when I call
Big boss man, can‘t you hear me when I call
Well, you ain‘t so big, you‘re just tall, that‘s all

Got me working, boss man, working 'round the clock
I want me a drink of water, but you won't let Jimmy stop
Big boss man, can't you hear me when I call?
Well, you ain't so big, you just tall, that's all

Well, I‘m gonna get me a bossman, one gonna treat me right
Work hard in the day time, rest easy at night
Big boss man, can‘t you hear me when I call?
Well, you ain‘t so big, you‘re just tall, that‘s all
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Note: first issued as Vee-Jay 380.
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Big Legged Woman
by Al Smith, from Cry Before I Go (Drive Archive 41072)

Big leg woman, what you tryin' to do to me?
Big leg woman, what you tryin' to do to me?
Takin' all my money, honey, leave me nothin' but misery

Breakin' hearts you should be rulin', makin' a play thing out of love
Breakin' hearts you should be rulin', makin' a play thing out of love
I wonder who'll be your next ticket, baby? Thought you the one I'm thinkin' of

I'll swim a river for ya baby, if you take me back again
I'll swim a river for ya baby, if you take me back again
I pay the price or suffer twice, baby, 'cause your heart is just like ice

(Spoken:
Really sounds good, man
Playin' that sounds good together!
AH-HA-HA-HA!!!
You know, it's got to sound good, when I pay the price and suffer twice!
If this woman just takes me back again, you know!)
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Bright Lights, Big City (version 1)
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1961 from The Best of Jimmy Reed (GNP GNPD-2-10006)

(First line spoken by Jimmy Reed)

"Bright light n' big city"

Sung:
Bright light, big city, gone to my baby's head
Whoa, bright light, an'big city, gone to my baby's head
I tried to tell the woman, but she don't believe a word I said

It's all right, pretty baby, (gonna) need my help someday
Whoa, it's all right, pretty baby, gonna need my help someday
Ya' gonna wish you had a-listened, to some a-those things I said

Go ahead, pretty baby, a-honey, knock yourself out
Oh go ahead, pretty baby, honey, knock yourself out
I still love ya baby, 'cause you don't know what it's all about

Bright light, a big city, they went to my baby's head
Oh, the bright light, the big city, they went to my baby's head
I hope you remember, a-some of those things I said

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Bright Lights, Big City (version 2)
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1961 resp. 1985 from Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall (Suite Beat 3001)
& Upside Your Head (Charly 1003)

Bright lights, big city, gone to my baby's head
Oh, bright lights, big city, gone to my baby's head
I tried to tell that woman, but she don't believe a word I said

Hold on, pretty baby, you gonna need my help someday
You're gonna wish you had'da listened to some of those things I said
Go 'head, pretty baby, honey, knock yourself out

I still love you, baby, but you don't know what it's all about
Oh, bright lights, big city, gone to my baby's head
I tried to tell that woman, but she don't believe a word I said

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Can't Stand To Leave
by Al Smith, from Cry Before I Go (Drive Archive 41072)

I can't stand ta' leave ya, baby, you'll break my heart if you go
I can't stand ta' leave ya, baby, you'll break my heart if you go
I know you got-a thing goin' on, down at the corner grocery store

When I left you this mornin', you didn't have a lousy dime
When I left you this mornin', baby, you didn't have a lousy dime
When I got back, baby, ya had your favorite bottle a-wine

I forgive you, baby, for ev'rything you said an' done
I forgive you, baby, for ev'rything you said an' done
Ya better forget the grocery store, baby, and find yourself another run

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Can't Stand To See You Go
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1956 from I'm Jimmy Reed (Collectables 7108 or Charly 282)

(Ha, ha, ha, ha)

Pick me up in the mo' nin'
Honey, just to let me know, oh
Baby, girl in the evenin'
Way upon the fifteen floor
Girl, you know I love you an' I
Can't stand to see ya go

Remember on the first day I met you
Remember ev'rything you said
Oh, baby, told me you love me
That went ta my head
Oh you know I love you and I
Can't stand to see you go

I backed up, to the window
I looked down on the ground
Oh baby, don't say you're leavin'
If you do I'm gonna jump down

Oh I know I love you
An' I can't stand to see you go

Hurry baby, if ya leavin'
Call me on the phone, woo
Oh baby, ooh I'm waitin'
I'm livin' here all alone

Girl you know I love you and I
Can't stand to see you go

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Caress Me Baby (version 1)
by Jimmy Reed/Ewart Abner, recording of 1958 from Rockin' with Reed (Charly 285)

Caress me baby, like the wind caress the trees
Caress me baby, like the wind caress the trees
I want cha' to love, love me baby, like a soft, soft summer breeze

Strollin' by the river on a real moonlighted night
Strollin' by the river on a real moonlighted night
I love you, you love me baby, er'ything gonna be alright

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Caress Me Baby (version 2)
by Jimmy Reed

Caress me baby, like the wind caress the trees
Caress me baby, like the wind caress the trees
I want you to love, love me baby, like a soft, soft summer breeze

Down by the river, on a real moonlighted night
Down by the river, on a real moonlighted night
I want to love, love you baby, everything will be all right

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C C Rider
by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, from The Best Of The Blues (Collectables 7118)

Yes, C.C. Rider, see what you done, done
No, C.C. Rider, see what you done, done
You have made me love you, now your man done come

I'm gonna buy me a pistol, honey, long as I am tall
Lord, I'm gonna buy me a pistol, just as long as I'm tall
I'm gonna shoot that man and just look at him fall

C.C. Rider, where did you stay last night?
Oh-ho, C.C. Rider, where did you stay last night?
Yeah, your shoes ain't laced, your clothes ain't fittin' you right

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Cherry Red
by Pete Johnson/Big Joe Turner, from The Best Of The Blues (Collectables 7118)

Run here, pretty baby, honey sit down on your daddy's knee
I wanna tell ev'rybody how, you've been sendin' me

A honey now, that's your secret, better it, better ya keep it to yourself
Honey if you tell me baby, I might tell somebody else

I ain't, never loved, and I hoped that I, I never will
'Cause a lovin' proposition baby, might get someone killed

You can lead me, pretty baby, 'cause you know I can be lead
I want ya to squeeze me baby 'til my, face turns cherry red

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Christmas Present Blues
by Al Smith, from Cry Before I Go (Drive Archive 41072)

I wanna climb down your chimney, baby, I wanna put a present on your tree
I'm gonna climb down your chimney, baby, I'm gonna put a present on your tree
I wanna show the whole world, baby, oh, what you mean-a me

I think about you baby, honey, on ev'ry holiday
Know that I think about you baby, honey on ev'ry holiday
I'd make Christmas come twice a year, darlin'
If I only had my way

(I have mine)

I wanna be your Santa Claus, baby, if it's the last thing I'll be
I wanna be your Santa Claus, baby, if it's the last thing I'll be
Hang a present on your tree, darlin', show you what you mean-a me

(I hear ya, Jimmy)

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Come On Baby
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1955 from Classic Recordings (Tomato 71660)

Come on, tell me what you're gonna do
Come on, tell me what you're gonna do
All the people wanna know, what's the matter with me an'you

I can't sleep, I can't eat,
Doctor done told me, stay off-a my feet
Come on, tell me what you gonna do
All the people wanna know, what's the matter with me an' you

Baby, baby, baby, run it all back home to me
Baby, baby, baby, run it all back home to me
Now that my heart is achin', an' I'm in misery

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Crazy About Oklahoma
by Jimmy Reed, from Jimmy Reed Is Back (Collectables 5436)

I'm crazy about Oklahoma, Texas so doggone big
Honey, I'm crazy about Oklahoma, you know Texas so doggone big
Oklahoma got the oil, baby, Texas got the money to buy it with

The girl legs so big, they look like Willie Mays1 baseball bat
Honey, your legs so big, Lord have mercy, they look like Willie Mays baseball bat
They got some long, tall ones down there an' man they really know where it's at

Here ya have money, treat you right, if you messed up man, ya know you sure got a fight
I'm crazy 'bout a Oklahoma, honey, Texas, so doggone big
You know Oklahoma got the oil baby, Texas got the money to buy it with

I hear ya man
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Note 1: Willie Mays, baseball player from the 50's.
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Cry Before I Go
by Al Smith, from Cry Before I Go (Drive Archive 41072)

If you gotta cry, baby, little girl, cry before I go
You gotta cry, baby, little girl, cry before I go
There ain't nothin' you can say, a-make me stay another day

Your my lovin', whoa, I was so green
I gave ya all of my lovin', whoa, I was so green
Well, now I know the score, Jimmy Reed, got to split the scene

Watch you cryin', baby, give me a reason I shouldn't go
Watch you cry, baby, give me a reason I shouldn't go
If it makes any sense to me, baby, I'll come walkin' back in that door.

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Crying Blind
by Al Smith, from Cry Before I Go (Drive Archive 41072)

Don't know why ya look so good ta me
I don't know why ya look so good ta me
You, I want an' you won't even look at me

I see ya ev'ryday and you just pass me by
I see ya ev'ryday and you just pass me by
It's you I want, I wanna hang my head an' cry

Cryin' so bad, has got me goin' blind
Cryin' so bad, has got me goin' blind
You know I love you, baby, so come on an' change your mind

(I hear ya' boy)

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Don't Light My Fire
by Al Smith, recording of 1969, from Down In Virginia (Bluesway LP BLS-6024)

Don't light my fire, baby, if you don't wanna put out my flame
Don't light my fire, baby, if you ain't gon' put out my flame
I can't stand to be disappointed honey, honey, why's you playin' these funny game?

If you light my fire, baby, pull down the windows and lock the door
If you're gonna light my fire, baby, pull down the window and lock all the door
Put your white rug on the floor, honey, turn the juke box way down low

Is you gonna light my fire, baby? I wanna hear your heart beat when you call my name
Is you gonna light my fire, baby? Honey, I wanna hear your heart beat when you call my name
'Cause I'm gonna put the whammy on you girl, honey, when you try to put out Jimmy's flame

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Down In Mississippi
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1962, Chicago, Illinois from Jimmy Reed (Archive Of Folk And Jazz 234)

Down in Mississippi where cotton grow tall,
get arrested for trouble you got to call the hound dog
Oh uh, down in Mississippi, whoa yeah, where the cotton grow tall
Yes, and on the other hand, baby, boll weevil wearing overalls1

Go to work in the morning, you know, 'bout 4 o'clock
Uh, if the mule don't holler, yeah, I don't know when to stop
Down in Mississippi, baby, uh whoa yeah, where the cotton grow tall
Well, and on the other hand, baby, boll weevil wearing overalls

I go to church in the morning, baby, you know, down the railroad track
Late over in the evening2 they bring, bring the preacher back
He eat up all the chicken now but uh right to the neck
Look over at my baby and he eat up all the rest 'cause he was uh down in Mississippi
Uh oh yeah, where the cotton grow tall
Well now, and on the other hand, baby, boll weevil wearing overalls
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Note: originally issued as Vee-Jay 616
Note 1: boll weevil wearing overalls, personification of the cotton pest. The bo or boll weevil or weavil is a grayish weevil, super-family of beetles, that infests the cotton plant and feeds on the squares and bolls.
Note 2: Late over in the evening, around 5 p.m.
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Down In Virginia
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1985, from Upside Your Head (Charly 1003)

I went down in Virginia, honey, where the green grass grows
I tried to tell myself, you didn't want me no more
I told my baby, "Honey, stop doin' me wrong!
Why don't you pack your clothes, and bring your fine self home?"
Shut up, girl, you know you doing me wrong

You know I'm so tired, baby, tired of being alone
Shut up, girl, you know you doin' me wrong!
Why don't you pack your things, and bring your fine self home?
I went down in Virginia, honey, where the green grass grows

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Five Long Years
by Eddie Boyd, recording of 1963, from The Best Of The Blues (Collectables 7118)

If you've ever been mistreated, you know what I'm talkin' about
If you ever been mistreated, you know what I'm talkin' about
I worked five long years for one woman and the she had the nerve to put me out

Got a job in a steel mill, shuckin' steel like a slave
Five long years, ev'ry Friday, I went straight home with my pay

I've been mistreated, ah, you know what I'm talkin' about
I worked five long years on one woman, now she has the nerve to put me out

I finally learned a lesson a long, long time ago
Next woman I marry she's gotta, work an' bring me some dough
'Cause I've, I've been mistreated, you know what I'm talkin' about
I worked five long years for one woman, now she got the nerve to put me out.


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Note: Vee-Jay 1072, released in 1963.
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Found Love
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1960 from The Best of Jimmy Reed (GNP GNPD-2-10006)

I found true love, one worth waitin' for
I found true love, one worth waitin' for
I'm gonna sign it to a contract, you won't find one little flaw

It's hard to believe the condition the world is in
It's hard to believe the condition the world is in
You can't trust nobody and girl you know it's a sin

I found true love, one worth me waitin' for
I found true love, one worth me waitin' for
And I'll sign it to a contract, you won't find one little flaw

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Goin' Fishin'
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1964, from Jimmy Reed At Soul City (Vee Jay 1095)

Ain't no need of sitting down thinking, baby, 'bout some of the things run 'cross my mind
I was sitting down thinking, baby, 'bout some of the things run 'cross my mind
Ain't no need to go fishing, baby, honey when you only take a line

I went fishing one day, baby, take a line and no pole
When I thought about it, baby, it was a very sorry soul
Yeah, then just sitting here thinking, some of the things run 'cross my mind
Ain't no need to go fishing, darling, when you only take a line

Know they say the fish was biting, baby, didn't even need a hook
When I got out there, baby, all I got was a dirty look
Then I'm sitting down thinking, some of the things run 'cross my mind
Ain't no need to go fishing, darling, when you only take a line

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Goin' Upside Your Head
by Jimmy Reed, recording of 1985 from Upside Your Head (Charly 1003)

Yes, yes, yes, better believe what I said
If you don't straighten up, baby, honey,
I'm going upside your head

Yeah, you went out last night, and the night before
Tell you right now, baby, ain't gonna take it no more
Yes, yes, yes, better believe what I said

You think you so smart, babe, the mens all call you fine
You better have them to know, you mine, mine mine
Yes, yes, yes, better believe what I said

Bought you a ...1 fo' 99.99,
Now you wanna mistreat me, baby, and [take on?] all the time
Yes, yes, yes, better believe what I said
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Note 1: text unknown.
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