The Robert Cray Band:
Bad Influence



Phone Booth
Bad Influence
The Grinder
Got To Make A Comeback
So Many Women, So Little Time
Where Do I Go From Here
Waiting For The Tide To Turn
March On
Don't Touch Me
No Big Deal
I Got Loaded
Share What You've Got, Keep What You Need

Phone Booth
(D. Walker/Robert Cray/Richard Cousins)
(intro: Am - G - Am - G)

G        Am           G     E7#5#9
I'm in a phone booth, baby
                 Am
Number scratched on the wall
	     Dm7          D7sus4   Dm7
I'm in a phone booth, baby
D7sus4          Am            G    Am
Number scratched on the wall
G   C7              Dm7     
I'm new in Chicago
E7#9               Am
Got no one else to call


G                Am   G     E7#5#9
Been walkin' all day
                        Am
For old friends I can't find
	   Dm7     	D7sus4 
Hearts so cold
Dm7    D7sus4     Am     G   Am
Had to buy me some wine    
G   C7  
Calling you, baby
Dm7  E7#9   
Took my very last dime


(Guitar solo)


         Dm7          D7sus4  Dm7
I'm in a phone booth, baby
D7sus4          Am              G  Am  
Number scratched up on the wall
	     Dm7          D7sus4   Dm7
I'm in a phone booth, baby
D7sus4          Am            G    Am
Number scratched on the wall
G   C7              Dm7     
I'm new in Chicago
E7#9               Am
Got no one else to call


G                Am   G     E7#5#9
Said call "Big Rita"     (?)
                 Am
Anytime day or night
	   Dm7     	D7sus4  
You know I'm broke and I'm cold, baby
D7sus4          Am            G    Am
And I hope you'll treat me right
G   C7                Dm7
I'm in a phone booth, baby
E7#9               Am
With the cold wind right outside


(Guitar outro)
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Bad Influence
(Robert Cray/M. Vannice)
(Guitar intro)

In the key of A:

            (C#m)
You used me
(A)                     (C#m)          
To get 'ya anything you wanted
                (E)
Ohhh, but I'm a changed man
(A)                                     (C#m)
It's your other friend that gets 'ya what you want now
     (E)  (A)      (E)     (A)
If I go through those same things again
                       (C#m)      (Bm)
I'll be worse off than I started

            (F#m)
Ohh, you're such a bad influence
                 (C#m)                         (Bm)
Baby, you've got ways to make me do what you want
                       (A)   (E)    (F#m)
Ohh, and you're such a bad influence
          (Bm)        (E)
Girl I've got to stay away


(Same as above)
I've been hurt
In all of the worst kinds of ways
And it's from you pretty baby that Bob's just got to stay away from

I won't go through those same things again
I'm so glad that we parted

Ohh, you're such a bad influence
Baby, you've got ways to make me do what you want
Ohh, and you're such a bad influence
Girl I've got to stay away

(Saxophone solo)

Somebody please
You've got to help me break away
You know I don't like this lonely feeling
I wasn't meant to be this way

Oh no, I won't go through those same things again
I'm so glad we parted, baby

Ohh, you're such a bad influence
And you've got ways to make me do what you want
Ohh, and you're such a bad influence
And I've got to stay away from you

Ohh, you're such a bad influence
Baby, you've got ways to make me do what you want

I can't stand it
Wooo, oh no no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
Ohhhh, no no no
No, no, no
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The Grinder
(D. Amy/Robert Cray)
Traditional blues progression in the key of A:
(A5 alternating with F#m)


When I first met you, baby
Weren't you a sweet, little thing
Worked my fool head off               (?)
Just to buy that diamond ring

Now things are kind of funny
You know the way it goes
Now you want to put that ring
Right on through my nose 


(D5 alternating with Bm)

You put me through the grinder
And I kept coming back for more

(A5 alternating with F#m)

(E5 alternating with C#m)
Now all I want to see of you
(D5 alternating with Bm)
Is your back side headed out that door

(A5 alternating with F#m)
(D5 alternating with Bm)


Same progression as above
Well, you said you needed night school
And I went along with that
Till I followed you last Wednesday, baby
Up to Sonny's flat

I put one and one together
And it added up to fool
Cause what Sonny's got to offer, baby
Ain't teached in any school                    (?)

You put me through the grinder
You hurt me like an open sore
I don't want no more excuses, baby
Just get on out the door

(Guitar solo)

Ohh, they say this is a world of troubles
Ohh, I've had my share
But you're the kind of burden
I really don't need to bare

I came home a little early
Lord, what I found there
I walked in on you and Richard
And your legs were up in the air

I'm gonna put you through the grinder
I'm gonna even up the score
You better get yourself a lawyer, baby
We're about to go to war

(Guitar outro with words)

What 'cha tryin' to do to me?
Yeah, look here                          (?)
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Got To Make A Comeback
(E. Floyd/Shamwell)
Loving you was
Always a cost
That I never bought
Till we 
Started drifting apart
Now I know the love that you give
Is something that I've got to kiss            (???)

Gotta make comeback
To your heart

I realize
The love light is lost
There's no greater cross
To bear
Than the pain 
Of a broken heart

Now I know that I've got to pay
Every night and day

Gotta make a comeback
To your heart

Now, girl
Ohh, when you say, baby
Here's where it ends
Can't we just be friends?
And I
Ohh, I have to make a new start

Ohh, the love and that pain
Trying to win your love back again

Gotta make comeback
To your heart

Gotta make a comeback
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So Many Women, So Little Time
(D. Amy/N. T. Clemens/O. Washington)
Well somebody called and gave me the word
And I'm gonna tell you people just what I heard
I'm gonna tell you for free and it won't cost a dime
There's so many women, so little time

So many women, but so little time

You know sometimes I wonder just why I'm alive
Seems like all we do is try to stay alive     (??)
But then I think and remember that line
So many women, so little time

You know there's so many women, so little time

Now every night's a different town
Can't help sometimes from feeling down
But then we get full on smoke or wine, yeah, yeah
There's so many women, so little time

So many women, so little time

(Guitar solo)

You know some people say this life is strange
Some folks say I've got to make a change
Then that thought will cross my mind
And you know there's so many women, so little time

So many women, but so little time

Oh, somebody called and gave me the word
And I've got to tell you people just what I heard
I'm gonna tell you for free, won't charge you a dime
You know there's so many women, so little time

So many women, but so little time

So many women, so little time

So many women, so little time

So many women, so little time

So many women, so little time

So many women, so little time

So many women, so little time   (etc. with screaming)
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Where Do I Go From Here
(D. Walker/Robert Cray/M. Vannice)
(Guitar intro)

She's gone
After all these lovin' years
After I figured
She'd always be near

After my tears dry I want to know
Where do I go from here?

Where do I go from here?
Thought I'd never have to choose
Ohh, I thought that our lovin'
I'd never, never, never lose

I wasn't prepared for the heartache
I wasn't prepared to pay more dues, no

(Stingy Guitar solo)

After all those years
All my ways were set
Change comes hard
Ohh, but you can sure enough bet     (?????)

I'll find a new road
Poor Bob ain't found it yet

Now where do I go from here?
I thought I'd never have to choose
I thought that our lovin'
I'd never, never, never lose

I wasn't prepared for the heartaches
Wasn't prepared to pay more dues, no

(Saxophone outro)
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Waiting For The Tide To Turn
(D. Walker/Robert Cray/M. Vannice)
Intro: (A# - G# - F  -  A#)

(A#)
My nights are long
I'm all alone
My money's short
So I'm stickin' close to home

(Eb)
And waiting
			(A#)
Waiting for the tide to turn
(F)
Time will bring on some changes
(C#)                            (A#)
That's one sure thing that I've learned

(A#)
Got no woman now
When a woman's what I need
When my ship comes in
I'm gonna have me two or three

(Eb)
I'm waiting
                (A#)     
Waiting for the tide to turn
(F)
Patience, patience, patience
(C#)                        (A#)
Is one sure thing that I've learned

(G#)
Every time I fall
I bounce a little higher
(A#)
I get back five for every dollar that I lose

(G#)
Every time I'm down
Real good times follow
(F)
But don't you feel bad for me when you hear these blues

(A#)
(F - C#)
(A#)

(Guitar solo)

(G#)
Ohh, every time I fall
I bounce back a little higher
(A#)
I get back five for every dollar that I lose

(G#)
Every time I'm down
Real good times follow
(F)
But don't feel bad for me when you hear these blues

(A#)
I'm waiting
Waiting for the tide to turn
(F)                      (C#)
Time will bring on some changes
(A#)
That's one sure thing that I've learned

(Guitar outro)
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March On
(Robert Cray)
Every trouble's got the best of you
And there's nothing that you can do

March on
Yeah, you march on
You march on
Yeah, you march on
Yeah, you do

Times are tough
I know you've had enough
Thought many times about giving up
Don't give up
That's for losers and quitters
Everybody's money 
Is getting thinner

March on
(All you got to do)
Yeah, you march on
You march on
(All you got to do)
Yeah, you march on

Tell you how to do it
Put your foot down
One in front of the other
Walk, walk, walk

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah

March on
(All you got to do)
Yeah, you march on
Oh, you march on
(All you got to do)
Yeah, you march on
Yeah you do

When your love one turns a back on you
You've spent years being the fool
Tried so hard, but you're tired and your wasted
You need a new love, you can almost taste it

You march on
(All you got to do)
Yeah, you, yeah, yeah
Find yourself a love, of your own
 (All you got to do)
Yeah, you march on
Ohhhh, you march on
(All you got to do)
Put your foot down
Find yourself a new love
March on, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah 
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Don't Touch Me
(J. Watson/M. Davis/Ling)
Don't touch me, baby
No
Just leave me alone
Because the way you treat me, baby
You know that's wrong

I'm leavin' you, baby
Gonna hit that highway
Back home

When I took you off the streets
And gave you everything that I had
When I ask you for some love, baby
You haul off and get mad

I'm gone, baby
Hey, baby
Gonna hit that highway back home

Now check this out
You don't appreciate
Not one thing that I do
And you're always talking about
How you and I are through
You take all my money
And you take it with so much pride   (?)
Baby, you
Darling I know that you're never satisfied

I'm leavin' you baby
And there's no need to cry, no
I'm gonna grab my coat and put on my hat
And wave you bye-bye

I'm gone, baby
Hey, baby
I'm gonna hit that highway back home

I-5, Asteria

(Guitar solo)

Well, I'm leavin' you, baby
Oh, there's no need to cry
When I grab my coat and put on my hat
It's just to say bye-bye

I'm gone, baby
Hey, baby
Gonna hit that highway back home
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No Big Deal
(D. Amy/Robert Cray)
Everybody likes those folding bills
And you might need those little white pills
Fast little cars give some people chills
But I need my baby to get my thrills
Wow, I need my baby to get my thrills

Ohh, I'm just wild about Mexican food
Ohh, and you might think you're a real bad dude
You might need a drink to come unglued
But I've got to have my baby when I'm in the mood
Oh, I've got to have my baby when I'm in the mood

(Guitar solo)

And Lizzy likes to hear the saxophone
Terri likes the guitar tone      (?)
Shawny, she wants a dancing song, yeah   (?)
But I'd rather hear my baby when she moans
Ohh, I'd rather hear my baby when she moans

Now I know you know just how I feel
Going in circles don't make your will     (??)
If I lose my baby or miss a meal
I'll get me another, ain't no big deal
I said I'll get me another, ain't no big deal

(Guitar outro with strange words)

Ain't no big deal
No big deal

Owwwwww!
(Some very strange noises by Young Bob!)
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I Got Loaded
(Bob Camile)
Last night
I got loaded
On a bottle of gin
On a bottle of gin

Last night
I got loaded
On a bottle of gin
On a bottle of gin

You know I feel all right
Feel all right
Feel all right
Feel all right

Night before last
I got loaded
On a bottle of whiskey
On a bottle of whiskey

Night before last
I got loaded
On a bottle of whiskey
On a bottle of whiskey

You know I feel all right
Feel all right
Ohh, feel all right
Feel all right

(Saxophone solo)

(Guitar solo)

Tonight
I 'm gonna get loaded
On a bottle of wine, wine
A bottle of wine

Tonight
I 'm gonna get loaded
On a bottle of wine
On a bottle of wine


You know I feel all right
I feel all right
Ohhh, all right
Feel all right

You know I feel all right
I feel all right
Ohhh, all right
Feel all right

Yeah, all right
Yeah, yeah, yeah

(Real cool guitar outro)
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Share What You've Got, Keep What You Need
(Booker T. Jones/Steve Cropper)
Mmmmmmm

I'd give a friend
My very last dime
And I'd leave my job to do a favor for 'ya
Any time, oh yes I would

But I won't share my baby
She's not part of a good deed
Share what you've got
Keep what you need

If you can't pay your rent
Ohh, you're welcome to stay with me
And you know that I'm your friend, man
Well, I want to be      (?)
Sure want to be          (?)

But hands off my baby
She's my own little flower seed, yeah
Share what you've got
Keep what you need

(Horn solo)

Mmmmm
I need my baby
Ohhhh, I can't let her go, no, no
Friend, don't you ask about my baby
All I can tell you is no
No, no, no, no, no

Share what you got
You've got to share what you've got
Mmmmm
But hands off my baby
No, no
You can have anything, but ohhh not my baby
Mmmmmm
No, no
No, no
No, no, no
Share what you've got
Ohhhh, and keep what you need
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