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Charley Patton - Spoonful Blues (Delta Blues 1929)

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Uploaded on Mar 17, 2009

Charley Patton - Spoonful Blues

A song about cocaine

It has been suggested by some kind sirs in the comments that maybe Charley was head of some clandestine tea drinking coven. There are some that say Shakespeare never wrote those plays but they were written by Elizabeth 1 while she was waiting for some blind beggar to be beheaded for stealing an apple from her orchard.

Charlie Patton born Mississippi, April 1891 was an experienced performer of songs before he was twenty years old and was first recorded (Thankfully) in 1929. His influence is everywhere and was arguably the first of the greats. An influence on Son House, Tommy Johnson, Bukka White and without doubt Howlin' Wolf. We have to thank archivists, the likes of Harry Smith, that we can hear these inimitable songs today.

Spoonful Blues

(spoken: I'm about to go to jail about this spoonful)
In all a spoon', 'bout that spoon'
The women goin' crazy, every day in their life 'bout a...
It's all I want, in this creation is a...
I go home (spoken: wanna fight!) 'bout a...
Doctor's dyin' (way in Hot Springs !)
just 'bout a...
These women goin' crazy every day in their life 'bout a...

Would you kill a man dead? (spoken: yes, I will!) just 'bout a...
Oh babe, I'm a fool about my...
(spoken: Don't take me long!) to get my...
Hey baby, you know I need my...
It's mens on Parchman (done lifetime) just 'bout a...
Hey baby, (spoken: you know I ain't long) 'bout my...
It's all I want (spoken: honey, in this creation) is a...
I go to bed, get up and wanna fight 'bout a...
(spoken: Look-y here, baby, would you slap me? Yes I will!) just 'bout a...
Hey baby,
(spoken: you know I'm a fool a-)
'bout my...
Would you kill a man?
(spoken: Yes I would, you know I'd kill him)
just 'bout a...
Most every man (spoken: that you see is)
fool 'bout his...
(spoken: You know baby, I need)
that ol'...
Hey baby,
(spoken: I wanna hit the judge 'bout a)
'bout a...
(spoken: Baby, you gonna quit me? Yeah honey!)
just 'bout a...
It's all I want, baby, this creation is a...
(spoken: look-y here, baby, I'm leavin' town!)
just 'bout a...
Hey baby, (spoken: you know I need)
that ol'...
(spoken: Don't make me mad, baby!)
'cause I want my...
Hey baby, I'm a fool 'bout that...
(spoken: Look-y here, honey!)
I need that...
Most every man leaves without a...
Sundays' mean (spoken: I know they are)
'bout a...
Hey baby, (spoken: I'm sneakin' around here)
and ain't got me no...
Oh, that spoon', hey baby, you know I need my...

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