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24 Hours
32-20 Blues
Baby Please Don't Go
Blow Wind Blow
Blues Before Sunrise
Burr Clover Blues
Burr Clover Farm Blues
Caldonia
Canary Bird
Cold Up North
Corrina, Corrina
Country Blues
Crosseyed Cat
Deep Down In Florida
Diamonds At Her Feet
Elevate Me Mama
Five Long Years
Forty Days And Forty Nights
Got My Mojo Working
Gypsy Woman
Honey Bee
(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
Howlin' Wolf
I Be's Troubled
I Can't Be Satisfied
I Got A Rich Man's Woman
I Got My Brand On You
I Just Want To Make Love To You

I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love
Interview With Alan Lomax
I Want To Be Loved
I Want You To Love Me
Little Anna Mae
Lonesome Road Blues
Long Distance Call
Louisiana Blues
Mamie
Mannish Boy
Mean Mistreater
Mean Red Spider
Meanest Woman
Messin' With The Man
My Dog Can't Bark
My Fault
My Love Strikes Like Lightnin'
My Pencil Won't Write No More
Nine Below Zero
One More Mile
Ramblin' Kid Blues (1)
Ramblin' Kid Blues (2)
Rock Me

Rollin' And Tumblin'
Rollin' Stone
She Moves Me
She's Nineteen Years Old
So Glad I'm Living
Soon Forgotten
Standing Around Crying
Still A Fool
Streamline Woman
Take A Walk With Me
That's Why I Don't Mind
The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll
They Call Me Muddy Waters
Thirteen Highway
Trouble In Mind
Trouble No More
Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You
You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
You Don't Have To Go
You Got To Take Sick And Die Some Of These Days
You Need Love
You Shook Me


Rollin' And Tumblin'
by traditional
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


Well, I rolled and I tumbled, cried the whole night long
Well, I rolled and I tumbled, cried the whole night long
Well, I woke up this mornin', didn't know right from wrong

Well, I told my baby, before I left that town
Well, I told my baby, before I left that town
Well, don't you let nobody, tear my barrelhouse down

Well, ahh, mmm-hmmm, owww, oww ooo, aww, oww, oh
Aaa, mmm-hmmm, oww, oh oh oh owww, oww ooo, aww, oww, oh

Well, if the river was whiskey, and I was a divin' duck
Well, if the river was whiskey, and I was a divin' duck
Well, I would dive to the bottom, never would I come up

Well, I could a had a religion, this bad old thing instead
Well, I could a had a religion, this bad old thing instead
Well, all whiskey and women, would not let me pray

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Rollin' Stone
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


Well, I wish I was a catfish,
swimmin in a oh, deep, blue sea
I would have all you good lookin women,
fishin, fishin after me
Sure 'nough, a-after me
Sure 'nough, a-after me
Oh 'nough, oh 'nough, sure 'nough

I went to my baby's house,
and I sit down oh, on her steps.
She said, "Now, come on in now, Muddy
You know, my husband just now left
Sure 'nough, he just now left
Sure 'nough, he just now left"
Sure 'nough, oh well, oh well

Well, my mother told my father,
just before hmmm, I was born,
"I got a boy child's comin,
He's gonna be, he's gonna be a rollin stone,
Sure 'nough, he's a rollin stone
Sure 'nough, he's a rollin stone"
Oh well he's a, oh well he's a, oh well he's a

Well, I feel, yes I feel,
feel that I could lay down oh, time ain't long
I'm gonna catch the first thing smokin,
back, back down the road I'm goin
Back down the road I'm goin
Back down the road I'm goin
Sure 'nough back, sure 'nough back

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She Moves Me
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


She moves me man, honey and I don't see how its done
She moves me man, honey and I don't see how its done
She gotta pocket full of money, little doll don't try to help me though

She move me when she get drunk, then she say I'm not nowhere
She call me a dumbbell, she tells me I'm nothing but a square
She moves me man, honey and I don't see how its done
She got a pocket full of money, the little girl don't try to help me though
(What kinda woman is that?)

She move a crazy man, who say now I'm not so dumb
I take her to a funeral boy, the dead jumped up to run
She look at a deaf and dumb boy, said now I can speak
She shook her finger in a blind man's face, once I was blind but now I see
She moves me man, honey and I don't see how its done
She gotta pocket full of money, the little girl don't try to help me though

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She's Nineteen Years Old
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


I'm gonna say somethin' to you
I don't care how you feel
You just don't realize
You got yourself a good deal
She's nineteen years old
And got ways just like a baby child
Nothin' I can do to please her
To make this young woman feel satisfied

I'm gonna say this to you
I don't care if you get mad
You about the prettiest little girl
That I ever had
She's nineteen years old
And got ways just like a baby child
Nothin' I can do to please her
To make this young woman feel satisfied
(What kind of woman is that?)

Can't ask her where she's going
She tells me where she's been
She starts a conversation
That don't have no end
She's nineteen years old
And got ways just like a baby child
Nothin' I can do to please her
Whoah, yeah!
Whoah, yeah!
Whoah, yeah!
To make this young woman feel satisfied

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So Glad I'm Living
by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


My baby's long and tall,
shaped like a cannon ball
And every time she loves me,
oh, you can hear me squall
I cried hmmm, hmmm,
I believe I change my mind
Ah, she said, "I'm so glad I'm livin'",
I said, "Hmm baby, I'm so glad you're mine"

My baby loves me,
I know she loves me right
She lets me lay down,
and I love her all night
I cried hmmm, hmmm,
I believe I change my mind
Ah, she said, "I'm so glad I'm livin'",
I said, "Hmmm baby, I'm so glad you're mine"

My baby love me,
she love me with a thrill
I don't believe,
she tryin' to get nobody killed
I cried hmmm, hmmm,
I believe I change my mind
Ah, she said, "I'm so glad I'm livin'",
I said, "Hmmm baby, I'm so glad you're mine"

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Soon Forgotten
by James Burke Oden

Give me a pencil and paper, I just want to figure your time
Give me a pencil and paper, I just want to figure your time
Well I'm gonna put it down in black and white, you know I ain't lyin'

On the twelfth of April and the year in 19 and 61
On the twelfth of April and the year a 19 and 61
Ya know I watched it, a few times now, an' you and your man, was havin' fun

Right then, I quitted you, but you begged me to take you back, uum
Yeah, ya know I think I've quittin' that woman, but she begged me to take her back
Yeah, you know I'z a man-a-my word, now and now this is the way, my bab-ay

Um-hm

'Ciden' I said I'm through, bab-ay I mean I'm through
'Ciden' I said that I ´m through, bab-ay I mean I'm through
Yeah, and I been so many people forgotten, one day I'm goin' to forget you...

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Standing Around Crying
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


Oh, baby, look how you got me standin' around cyin'
Oh, baby, look how you got me standin' around cyin'
I know I don't love you, little girl,
but, your always restin' on my mind

Oh baby, I ain't gonna be ridin' ya around in my automobile
Oh baby, I ain't gonna be ridin' ya around in my automobile
You got so many men,
that I'm afraid you may get me killed

Oh baby, you ain't nothin' like you used to be
Oh no, don't get me killed, honey
Oh baby, you ain't nothin' like you used to be
When I was deep in love with you little girl,
you was just sweet as an apple on a tree

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Still A Fool
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording of 1951, Chicago, from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002) & The Best Of Muddy Waters (Chess 1480)


Well, now, there's two, there's two trains running
Well, they ain't never, no, going my way
Well, now, one run at midnight and the other one,
running just 'fore day,
it's running just 'fore day,
it's running just 'fore day
Oh Lord. sure 'nough they is
Oh well

Mm mm, ho ho ho, somebody help me, ho, with these blues
Well, now, she's the one I'm loving, she's the one
I do hate to lose,
I do hate to lose,
I do hate to lose
Oh Lord, sure 'nough I do
Oh well

I been crazy; yes, I been a fool, I been crazy, oh, all of my life
Well I done fell in love with a,
with another man's wife,
with another man's wife,
with another man's wife
Oh Lord, sure 'nough I done
Oh well

Lord, she's so long and tall, till she weep like a willow tree
Well, now, they say she's no good, but she's all right,
she's all right with me,
she's all right, she's all right,
she's all right, she's all right

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Streamline Woman
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording of 1948, from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


Well I've been workin' on the high line, baby, all day and night
Yes, I've been workin' on the high line, baby, all day and night
I got a streamline woman. She makes my electro kick off right

Well now, if you want to be my little girl,
You said you really wanna be in the mood
You'd mind me to so proper, when you're blue

Child I've been workin' on the high line, baby, all day and night
You know you're my streamline woman. You make my electro kick off right
What kind of woman is that? All right, man

Well now, you know I want you to pull down your windows, baby
Pull down your window blinds, so your next door neighbor, little girl
Won't hear that old troubadour whine

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Take A Walk With Me
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters / Henry "Son" Simms
recording of July 24, 1942, Stovall, Mississippi, from The Complete Plantation Recordings (Chess/MCA CHD-9344)


Come on, please take a walk with me
Come on, please take a walk with me
Back to the same old place, baby where we long to be

Come on, please take a walk with me
Come on, please take a walk with me
Back to the same old place, baby where your plantation is

Now you know early one mornin' baby, 'bout half past four
You know you come knockin' upon poor Nattie's door
Come on, please take a walk with me
Back to the same old place baby where we long to be

When I call on that gal you know, I'm gonna walk so slow
Tell ya ev'rytime ya see my little woman come walkin', walk some more
Come on, please take a walk with me
Back to the same old place, mama, where we long to be

Well you know I'm gonna take a little walk, on the avenue
I've got somethin' baby, for you to do
Come on, please take a walk with me
You want your daddy to take a walk wit' you?
Back to the same old place, gal where we long to be

Well now you know I believe I'll walk after I walk
On outta this town
I'm gettin' tired of you doggin' me woman, now
Doggin' me around
Come on, please take a walk with me
Back to the same old place, gal where we long to be

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That's Why I Don't Mind
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
from Chess Blues (MCA 9340)


Oh, you know it breaks my heart to remember,
people, how headaches just begin
Yeah, you know it breaks my heart to remember,
a-how headaches just begin
Well, you know I was even lonely for someone to love,
then you know she committed herself?

You know some was born to live reckless,
you know some were born to live true
You know some was born to live reckless,
you know some were born to live true
Well, you know some people was born to live a happy life,
even if they are sad and blue

Well, you know darlin I don't mind,
just anything to be with you
Well, you know darlin I don't mind,
I don't mind anything just to be with you
Well, you know we're still havin a good time,
even if I'm sad and blue

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The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording 1977, from Hard Again (Columbia 34449)


All you people, you know the blues got a soul
Well this is a story, a story never been told
Well you know the blues got pregnant
And they named the baby Rock & Roll

Muddy Waters said it, you know the blues got a soul
James Brown said it, you know the blues got a soul
Well the blues had a baby and they named the baby rock & roll

Ray Charles said it, you know the blues got a soul
John Lee Hooker said it, you know the blues got a soul
Well the blues had a baby and they named the baby rock & roll

Otis Redding said it, you know the blues got a soul
Queen Victoria said it, you know the blues got a soul
Well the blues had a baby and they named the baby Rock & Roll

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They Call Me Muddy Waters
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording 1951, from Muddy Waters on Chess 1951-1959, Vol. 2 (Vogue 600059)


They call me Muddy Water1, I'm just as restless man as the deep blue sea
Oh yeah, they call me Muddy Water, I'm just as restless man as the deep blue sea
You know I've been like that, ever since my baby been gone from me

The night she left me, you know the rain boy was pouring down
Oh yeah, the night the little girl left me, you know the rain was pouring down
You know I was the most bluest man, in this whole Chicago town

I got a brand new babe, she just as sweet man as a girl can be
Oh Lord I got a brand new girl, she just as sweet man as a apple on a tree
I wanna tell all you people, how the little child been sending me
__________
Note 1: when Muddy Waters was a young kid, he used to play in a creek nearby their house, he always got dirty and his two sisters started calling him Muddy Waters.

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Thirteen Highway
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording June 6 1963, from One More Mile (MCA/Chess CHD2-9348)


I went down 13 Highway, drivin' a brand new V8 Ford
I went down 13 Highway, drivin' a brand new V8 Ford
Oh you know I was drivin' so fast, baby I couldn't hardly see the road

Oh I was drivin' 60 miles an hour, all up and down the hill
Oh you know I was drivin' 60 miles an hour, all up and down the hill
Oh you know I was speedin' so fast, I couldn't hardly control my wheel

Don't the highway look lonesome, after the sun done gone down
Oh don't the highway look lonesome, after the sun done gone down
Oh you know you're all alone by yourself, there ain't nobody else around>

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Trouble In Mind
by Richard Jones
recording 1966, from Muddy Brass & the Blues (Chess CHD-9286)


Trouble in mind, and I'm blue
Oh you know I won't be blue always
You know the sun is gonna shine in my back door some day

I'm going down to the river
Oh you know I'm gonna sit right down right down there, on the ground
You know if I get to thinkin' about my baby, I wanna jump overboard and drown

Well I'm going back to Jackson
Oh you know to my old Jackson, Tennessee
Where you know your girls ain't doin' nothin' but makin' a fool of me

Well I'm going down to the railroad
Oh you know I'm gonna lay my head right down on the railroad iron
I'm gonna let the two-nineteen ease my worried mind

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Trouble No More
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


Can't tell how long you're gone, can't tell how long you stay
It's good country fun, it's your home some day
Someday baby, ain't no trouble for me, anymore

Ah keep on dancin' baby, let me dance one dance
Well I know when I go, I'm livin' too fast. Someday
I'll tell him about it, in my neighborhood
Gonna tell that little woman, that she don't do me no good. Someday

I know you're leaving, and your comin' back home
Oh, without my lovin lady, I can't stay long. Someday

Good Bye baby, ah take my hand
Don't want no woman no, which ain't have no man
Someday baby, you ain't gonna trouble poor me, anymore

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Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002) & Chess Blues (MCA 9340)


I wonder who, gonna be your sweet man when I'm gone?
I wonder who, gonna be your sweet man when I'm gone?
I wonder who you're gonna have to love you?
'Cause I won't ever stay at home

Who's that yonder come walkin', down the street?
She's the most beautiful girl any man would want to meet
I wonder who, gonna be your sweet man when I'm gone?
I wonder who you're gonna have to love you?
Because I won't ever be at home

You know I once have would-a married you?
But, you, you married too soon
I don't have no more break, darlin'
I'll see you after your honeymoon
I wonder who, gonna be your sweet man when I'm gone?
You know I ain't never gonna love you?
Because I won't ever stay at home

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Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording of possibly July 20-24, 1942, probably Clarksdale, Mississippi
from The Complete Plantation Recordings (Chess/MCA CHD-9344)


Why don't you live so, God can use you, anywhere Lord, anytime
Why don't you live so, God can use you, anywhere, Lord, anytime

Why don't you think so, God can use you, anywhere, any time
Why don't you think so, God can use you, anywhere, Lord, any time

Why don't you walk so, God can use you, anywhere, Lord, any time
Why don't you walk so, God can use you, anywhere, Lord, any time

Why don't you moan so, God can use you, anywhere, Lord, any time
Why don't you moan so, God can use you, anywhere Lord, any time

Why don't you sing so, God can use you, anywhere Lord, any time
Why don't you sing so, God can use you, anywhere Lord

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You Can't Lose What You Never Had
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording June 13 1972, Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002) & One More Mile (MCA/Chess CHD2-9348)


Had a sweet little girl, I lose my baby, boy ain't that bad
Had a sweet little girl, I lose my baby, boy ain't that bad
You can't spend what you ain't got,
you can't lose some little girl you ain't never had

Had money in the bank, I got busted, people ain't that bad
Had money in the bank, I got busted, people ain't that bad
You can't spend what you ain't got,
you can't lose some little girl you ain't never had

Ain't that the truth boys

Had a sweet little home, it got burned down, people ain't that bad
My own fault, people ain't that bad
Well you know you can't spend what you ain't got,
you can't lose some blues you ain't never had

Have mercy!

Sweet little home, got burned down, people ain't that bad
Yeah you know I had a sweet little home, it got burned down, people ain't that bad
Whoa you know you can't spend what you ain't got,
you can't lose some little girl you ain't never had

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You Don't Have To Go
by Jimmy Reed
recording June 6 1963, from One More Mile (MCA/Chess CHD2-9348)


Oh baby, you don't have to go
Oh baby, you don't have to go
You know I'm gonna pack up baby, down the road I go

Whoa baby, what's gettin' wrong with you
Whoa baby, what's gettin' wrong with you
You don't treat me nothin' girl, like you used to do

Well I gave you all of my money and let you go downtown
You come back in the evenin' you call me all kind of clown
Oh baby, you don't have to go
You know I'm gonna pack up baby, down the road I go

Whoa baby, turn your lamp down low
Whoa baby, turn your lamp down low
I beg you all night baby, you don't have to go

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You Got To Take Sick And Die Some Of These Days
by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording of possibly July 20-24, 1942, probably Clarksdale, Mississippi
from The Complete Plantation Recordings (Chess/MCA CHD-9344)


You got to take sick and die some of these days
You got to take sick and die some of these days
All the medicine you can buy and all the doctors you can hire
You got to take sick and die some of these days

Well I got to take sick and die some of these days
Well I got to take sick and die some of these
All the medicine she can buy and all the doctors she can hire
She's got to take sick and die one of these days

Probably got to take sick and die some of these days
Probably got to take sick and die some of these days
All the medicine he can buy and all the doctors he can hire
You got to take sick and die some of these days

You got to take sick and die some of these days
You got to take sick and die some of these days
All the medicine you can buy and all the doctors you can hire
You got to take sick and die some of these days

Well I got to take sick and die some of these days
Well I got to take sick and die some of these days
All the medicine he can buy and all the doctors he can hire
You got to take... (guitar ending)

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You Need Love
by Willie Dixon
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


You've got yearnin' and I got burnin'
Baby you look so sweet and cunning
Baby way down inside, woman you need love
Woman you need love, you've got to have some love
I'm gonna give you some love, I know you need love
You just gotta have love, you make me feel so good
You make me feel all right, you're so nice, you're so nice

You're frettin', and I'm petting
A lot of good things you ain't getting
Baby, way down inside, you need love

You need to be hugged and squeezed real tight,
by the light of the moon on some summer night
You need love and kissing too,
all these things are good for you

I ain't foolin' you need schoolin'
Baby you know you need coolin'
Baby, way down inside, woman you need love

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You Shook Me
by Willie Dixon / J.B. Lenoir
from Chess Box (MCA/Chess CHD3-80002)


You know you shook me,
you shook me all night long
You know you shook me, pretty mama,
you shook me all night long
Oh, you kept on shakin' me darlin',
oh you messed up my happy home

You know you move me baby,
just like a hurricane
You know you move me baby,
just like a hurricane
Oh, you know you move me darling,
just like an earthquake moves the land

Oh, sometimes I wonder what's gonna happen
To my poor wife and child
She made me love her
Now I can't be satisfied

You know you shook me, you shook me all night long
You know you shook me, pretty mama,
you shook me all night long
Oh, you kept on shakin' me darlin',
oh, you messed up my happy home

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