01 Daddy Green
Chorus:
Tell me what you want
Woman don’t treat me mean.
Tell me what you want
Woman don’t treat me mean.
You don’t want me, you just want Daddy Green.

V1
The first time I was ever treated mean
I was just a bitty boy of 17
My girl took off to look for Daddy Green.


Chorus:
Tell me what you want
Woman don’t treat me mean.
Tell me what you want
Woman don’t treat me mean.
You don’t want me, you just want Daddy Green.

V2
When I grew to be a man I took a wife.
The way she left me hurt more than a knife.
She said, “You’ll never ‘mount to much in life.”

Chorus:
Tell me what you want
Woman don’t treat me mean.
Tell me what you want
Woman don’t treat me mean.
You don’t want me, you just want Daddy Green.

V3
You can try to hold a woman with your hands
You can try to hold a woman with romance,
But show her Daddy Green - you’ve got a chance.

Chorus:
Tell me what you want
Woman don’t treat me mean.
Tell me what you want
Woman don’t treat me mean.
You don’t want me, you just want Daddy Green.

If you don’t know Daddy Green you’ve got no chance
If you don’t know Daddy Green you’ve got no chance
02 No Rehearsal
Chorus:
This life ain’t no rehearsal - everybody tells me that
This life ain’t no rehearsal - everybody tells me that
But the more I get to thinkin’
The less I’m sure about that.

V1
Well it seems like I remember
I used to live a life of style
When my name was Mr Pharaoh
I had a place down on the Nile
I had a Cadillac outside
And pretty women round me all the while.

Chorus

V2
When they called me Mr Caesar,
I was a senator in Rome
I had a classy chariot
Black leather and chrome
But the day my friends took their knives out
I should have stayed at home.

Chorus

V3
I dreamt I was the King of England
Sitting up there on a throne
You know I had to have a pretty mama
Didn’t like to live alone
But she’s gonna lose her head now
If she don’t learn to stay at home!

Chorus

SOLO

Coda:
Say, Preacher won’t you tell me
If what I see is all I got.
Say, Preacher won’t you tell me
If what I see is all I got.
Is this life a multi-storey
Or just a vacant lot?

Say, Preacher won’t you tell me
Where to place my bet.
Say, Preacher won’t you tell me
Where to place my bet.
Am I gonna get to Heaven
Or is this as good as it’s gonna get?

Preacher won’t you tell me, won’t you tell me the truth…

03 Biscuits and Blues
V1
Jet-lagged, brain-snagged, feelin’ so weary,
I stumbled to the corner of Mason and Geary.
Thought I’d try a helping of Biscuits and Blues.

V2
Rusty Zinn had come over from Oakland.
I got a taste for JD and Coke, and
My lady drank Chardonnay
At the Biscuits and Blues.

Chorus:
(Well)... Biscuits and Blues is food for your soul
Biscuits and Blues can make you feel whole
Get a good helping of Biscuits and Blues.

Biscuits and Blues: it’s the genuine stuff
Biscuits and Blues - you can’t get enough
Better get a good helping of Biscuits and Blues.

Solo:

V3
Tryin' to find Lou’s Blues my heart took a knock
Bushman leapt out, gave my system a shock
So I made my way back for some more of those
Biscuits and Blues.

V4
They said, “Have a nice day!”
So you never felt lonely.
They think you understand about Rice-A-Roni
But my favourite treat was those Biscuits and Blues.

Chorus:
Biscuits and Blues that’s food for your soul
Biscuits and Blues can make you feel whole
Better get a good helping of Biscuits and Blues.

Biscuits and Blues: it’s the genuine stuff
Biscuits and Blues - you can’t get enough
Better get a good helping of Biscuits and Blues.

Repeat chorus:
04 Another Man's Blues
Chorus
Another man’s Blues ain’t none of my concern.
Another man’s Blues ain’t none of my concern.
You gotta live and let live
Live and learn.

V1
If the sun don’t shine put a shine upon your shoes.
If the sun don’t shine put a shine upon your shoes
Don’t you tell me ‘bout your bad luck
Get out and pay your dues.

V2
When the blues come knocking you’re a fool if you let ‘em in.
When the blues come knocking you’re a fool if you let ‘em in.
Don’t you blame it on no bad sign
Just take it on the chin.

Chorus
Another man’s Blues ain’t none of my concern.
Another man’s Blues ain’t none of my concern.
You gotta live and let live
Live and learn.

Solo:

Chorus
Another man’s Blues ain’t none of my concern.
Another man’s Blues ain’t none of my concern.
You gotta live and let live
Live and learn.

V3
If your boss man’s mean he ain’t no worse than mine.
If your boss man’s mean he ain’t no worse than mine.
Don’t ask me for a handout
Go out and work your time.

V4
Well if your woman done gone it ain’t me she’s comin’ to.
Well if your woman done gone it ain’t me she’s comin’ to.
Don’t tell me all your troubles
You just gotta see ‘em through.

Chorus
Another man’s Blues ain’t none of my concern.
Another man’s Blues ain’t none of my concern.
You gotta live and let live
Live and learn.

Repeat Chorus
05 Another Man's Jam
An extemporised version of 'Another Man's Blues'
06 Second Guess
Chorus:
You know I say just what I mean.
You know I mean just what I say. X2

You don’t have to second guess me - my mind don’t work that way.

Verse 1:
If I mention her name when we’re talking
You tell me that it’s just my way
Of opening up a space between us
And stepping back out of play.

(Well) You’re trying to second guess me
But my mind don’t work that way.

Verse 2:
You can call me the King of back-off
But I’m still here every day
I thought we were moving closer
You just don’t see it that way.

(Well) You’re trying to second guess me
But my mind don’t work that way.

Chorus:
You know I say just what I mean.
You know I mean just what I say. X2

You don’t have to second guess me - my mind don’t work that way.

Solo:

Chorus:
You know I say just what I mean.
You know I mean just what I say. X2

You don’t have to second guess me - my mind don’t work that way.

Verse 3:
You know you sometimes give me the option
Of going right back to the day
Before we were more than just friends Babe
Just in case that’s what I’m trying to say

(Well) You’re trying to second guess me
But my mind don’t work that way.

Verse 4:
You’re hearing hints in my conversation
that I’m trying to push you away
That I’m trying to set back our situation
And taking my commitment away.

(Well)You’re trying to second guess me
But my mind don’t work that way.

Chorus: X2
You know I say just what I mean.
You know I mean just what I say. X2

You don’t have to second guess me - my mind don’t work that way.
07 Notice Me
Chorus:
What I gotta do to make you notice me?
I said, What I gotta do to make you notice me?
You left me wishing and a-waiting and a-wondering ‘bout you and me.

Verse 1
Well I walked up to you, kissed you right on the lips
I figured that soon we'd get to grips - but no

What I gotta do to make you notice me?
You left me wishing and a-waiting and a-wondering ‘bout you and me.

Verse 2
I walked up to you, kissed you right on the mouth
You looked round North, West, East and South

What I gotta do to make you notice me?
You left me wishing and a-waiting and a-wondering ‘bout you and me.

Chorus:
What I gotta do to make you notice me?
I said, What I gotta do to make you notice me?
You left me wishing and a-waiting and a-wondering ‘bout you and me.

Solo:

Verse 3
You got a man who loves you night and noon
I figured it should be my turn soon - but no

What I gotta do to make you notice me?
You left me wishing and a-waiting and a-wondering ‘bout you and me.

Verse 4
Your boss said, “Is he bothering you?”
You said, “Bothering me? Won’t you tell me who?”

What I gotta do to make you notice me?
You left me wishing and a-waiting and a-wondering ‘bout you and me.

Solo:

Verse 5
Well I’d jump like a bunny or I’d crawl like a toad
If you’d wave to me across the road

What I gotta do to make you notice me?
You left me wishing and a-waiting and a-wondering ‘bout you and me.

Verse 6
Been hitting on you for seven years of my life
Lucky for me that I had a wife

What I gotta do to make you notice me?
You left me wishing and a-waiting and a-wondering ‘bout you and me.

Chorus:
Pour que tu me remarques, je pourrais faire quoi?
Pour que tu me remarques, je pourrais faire quoi?
Tu m’as laissé si perplexe apropos de moi et toi.

Repeat Chorus
08 Long Time Dead
Verse 1
Well there’s words I gotta say now
Going round and round my head
You know there’s things I gotta tell you
Can’t be left too long unsaid

Everybody’s heard it said:
“You’re a long time dead.”

Verse 2
There’s some place I have to be now
Where my footsteps have to tread
There’s a place I gotta go to
Hear it singing in my head

Everybody’s heard it said:
“You’re a long time dead.”

Solo:

Verse 3
There’s some things I gotta do babe
Count for more than daily bread
There’s a road I gotta travel
Though it takes me from your bed

Everybody’s heard it said:
“You’re a long time dead.”

Verse 4
Better harden up your heart babe
Better leave your tears unshed
Pack my bags and wish me luck babe
Maybe there’s better days ahead

Everybody’s heard it said:
“You’re a long time dead.”
09 Alright
Verse 1
I ain’t the 7th son of a 7th son
If it wasn’t for my sister I’da been a only one

I warn’t born for bad luck
I warn’t born for good
I was born to get along any way that I could.

But that’s all right
All right because
It’s all right because that’s just the way it was.

Verse 2
I don’t have Chicago fingers
I ain’t got a Memphis voice
Got a head full of ideas
You know some days I’m spoilt for choice.

I warn’t born for good luck
I warn’t born for bad
I was born to get along with whatever I had.

But that’s all right
All right because
It’s all right because that’s just the way it was.

Verse 3
I been rolling with the punches
Had to take some body blows.
If anybody asks I’ll say,
“That’s just the life I chose!”

I don’t know if I’m living in a chorus or a verse,
I coulda done things better
But I coulda done ‘em worse!

But that’s all right
All right because
It’s all right because that’s just the way it was.

Solo:

Repeat chorus…
10 T'intro
Instrumental

Forms an introduction to ‘Tin Cup Blues’.
11 Tin Cup Blues
V1
Don’t make my heart a prisoner, dragging like a ball and chain
Don’t make my heart a prisoner, dragging like a ball and chain
Staggering round some exercise yard
and slowly going insane.
Don’t make my heart a prisoner, dragging like a ball and chain
I already know I’m sentenced to a life of love in vain.

V2
Don’t make my heart a hobo, riding on the rails
Don’t make my heart a hobo, riding on the rails
Hunkering down in some boxcar freezing off my tail.
Don’t make my heart a hobo, riding on the rails
I try to light your fire but every time I fail.

V3
Don’t make my heart a beggar, begging for your time
Don’t make my heart a beggar, begging for your time
Standing in your doorway, trying to be next in line.
Don’t make my heart a beggar, begging for your time
You only give your love away in nickels and in dimes.

Refrain:
I got the tin cup blues - hold my heart out in my hand
I got the tin cup blues - hold my heart out in my hand
I got the tin cup blues - hold my heart out in my hand
I got the tin cup blues - hold my heart out in my hand

Standing on your corner like a lost and lonely man.
12 Two Women Blues
Chorus:
I got the Two Women Blues - I worry all the day long
I got the Two Women Blues - I worry all the day long
It’s a Stupid situation... Lord have mercy
‘Cos it’s gonna go wrong... It’s gonna go wrong!

Verse 1:
When you love your wife - and your outside woman too
When you love your wife - and your outside woman too
You been messing with two women... Lord have mercy
Well whatcha gonna do boy... Whatcha gonna do?

Verse 2:
You can’t quit either - ‘cos your feelings run deep
No, you can’t quit either - ‘cos your feelings run deep
You gotta sleep with one eye open... (I pray) Lord have mercy
That I don’t talk in my sleep... I just don’t talk in my sleep.

Chorus:
I got the Two Women Blues - I worry all the day long
I got the Two Women Blues - I worry all the day long
It’s a Stupid situation... Lord have mercy
‘Cos it’s gonna go wrong... It’s gonna go wrong!

Solo:

Chorus:
I got the Two Women Blues - I worry all the day long
I got the Two Women Blues - I worry all the day long
It’s a Stupid situation... Lord have mercy
‘Cos it’s gonna go wrong... It’s gonna go wrong!

Verse 3:
So many birthdays to remember - So many children’s names
So many birthdays to remember - So many children’s names
Well I wish I’d never started... Lord have mercy
On the two women game... The two women game.

Verse 4:
I have never been a drinker... nor yet a gambling man
I have never been a drinker... nor yet a gambling man
But I bet I’ll take to Bourbon... Lord have mercy
If it all hits the fan... if it hits that fan.

Chorus:
I got the Two Women Blues - I worry all the day long
I got the Two Women Blues - I worry all the day long
It’s a Stupid situation... Lord have mercy
‘Cos it’s gonna go wrong... It’s gonna go wrong!
13 Confused
Chorus:
You’re gettin’ yourself confused
The way you tell me all that made-up stuff

You’re gettin’ yourself confused
The way you tell me all that made-up stuff

Well one lie leads you to another
And I’ve already heard enough.

V1
Y’said you had to see your sister, so you were going outta State.
You said you’d call me when you got there, if it wasn’t too late.
Now it’s a quarter after midnight and all I do is sit and wait.

V2
Well I’ve got a feeling lately-things just haven’t been the same
Were you really with your sister? Tell me baby, what’s your game?
Cos when I ran into your Mama, she didn’t know your sister’s name.

Chorus:
You’re gettin’ yourself confused
The way you tell me all that made-up stuff

You’re gettin’ yourself confused
The way you tell me all that made-up stuff

Well one lie leads you to another
And I’ve already heard enough.

V3
Well I saw you out last Tuesday, with a guy and havin’ fun.
You said he was your brother; I shouldn’t worry none.
But when I ran into your daddy, he said he didn’t have no son.

V4
I know you’re a lying mama, but I can’t leave you alone.
I know you’re a lying mama, but I can’t leave you alone.
You got those lying eyes: I believe you’re bad down to the bone.

Chorus:
You’re gettin’ yourself confused
The way you tell me all that made-up stuff

You’re gettin’ yourself confused
The way you tell me all that made-up stuff

Well one lie leads you to another
And I’ve already heard enough.
14 Walkin' Mt Dog
Verse 1:
Well I’m tired of all the fighting and I’m tired of feeling blue,
Tired of living in the doghouse every day I spend with you.
Lovin’ you ain’t easy. It ain’t like falling off some log.
You know I’m walking out that door now.
I’m goin’ walkin’ my dog.

Verse 2:
Every time I’m near you baby, every time we meet
I want to back out of the room now. It’s better on the street
When I’m walkin’ - you know when I’m walkin my dog
I get a better conversation when I’m walking my dog.

Verse 3:
Well you know you’re so ungrateful for everything I try to do
I try my my hardest baby just to make it work with you.
You drag my heart around now - throw my mind into a fog
Yeah but I’m walkin out that door babe,
I’m goin’ walkin my dog.

Refrain:
I’m walkin’ my dog etc.
15 .38 Special
Chorus
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
For a cheating woman
A low down so and so.

V1
She’s a whole lot of trouble, yes she puts herself around
She’s a whole lot of trouble, yes she puts herself around
When I catch up to her she gonna go underground.

Chorus
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
etc

V2
I give her all my money but she treats me like a slave
Yes, I give her all my money but she treats me like a slave
When I catch up to her she gonna go in her grave.

Chorus
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
etc

Solo x24

Chorus
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
For a cheating woman
A low down so and so.

V3
She always around whenever temptation knocks
She always around whenever temptation knocks
When I catch up to her she gonna go in a box.

Chorus
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
etc

V4
Came home last night, I found a stranger in my bed
Came home last night, I found a stranger in my bed
When I catch up to her I’m gonna shoot her dead.

Chorus
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
For a cheating woman
A low down so and so.

A 38 special is the fastest cure I know
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No Rehearsal
2005