BLUES LYRICS and HOODOO:

SUPPLEMENTARY TRANSCRIPTIONS

from HOODOO IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
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TITLE: Hoodoo Woman Blues
MATRIX NO.: WC-3152-A
SINGER: Charlie Spand
COMPOSER(S):
DATE OF REC.: 20 June 1940
ORIGINAL ISSUE(S): Okeh 05757
REISSUE(S): RST BD-2035 [LP], ...
TRANSCRIPTION:
HOODOO WOMAN BLUES
by Charlie Spand

I'm so disgusted till I don't know what to do
I'm so disgusted till I don't know what to do
Lord, I'm gonna find some hoodoo woman,
          just to tell my trouble to

You jive me, mama, you jive me both night and day
You jive me, mama, you jive me both night and day
Lord, I'm goin' away to leave you, Lord,
          and I'm goin' away to stay

I'm so disgusted, mama, till I stay blue all the time
I'm so disgusted, mama, till I stay blue all the time
Lord, I believe to my soul,
          that I'm gonna lose my mind

I can't sleep for dreamin', baby, and I just can't laugh for cryin'
I can't sleep for dreamin', baby, and I just can't laugh for cryin'
Yes, I'm thinkin' about
          that happy home of mine

You mistreat me, mama, when you drove me from your door
You mistreat me, mama, when you drove me from your door
That's when you told me, Lord,
          you didn't want me no more
TRANSCRIBED BY: Gorgen Antonsson (antonsson.se@mbox304.swipnet.se), 14 Sep 1997

DISCOGRAPHY BY: Gorgen Antonsson (antonsson.se@mbox304.swipnet.se), 14 Sep 1997

FURTHER INFORMATION: The following web pages can be consulted for more details about the topics referenced in this song:
V.3 hoodoo woman (meaning a practitioner)


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Individual acknowledgements for transcriptions and discographical data appear on each song-page, but i want to note that this Blues Lyrics and Hoodoo archive would never have been possible without the contributions of Gorgen Antonsson, who generously shared with me the format and content of his own personal lyrics archive, and Alan Balfour and Chris Smith, who have devoted a great deal of time to supplying me with tapes, transcribed lyrics, and detailed discographical information. Additionally, i wish to thank the kind members of the prewar blues e-list who have aided my research in innumerable ways. If you have missing data to supply, hear a substantially different take on a transcription, or want to let me know about a song that has been overlooked in these pages, please contact me through the prewar blues e-list: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/pre-war-blues.


COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Due to certain social, economic, and political paradigms in place at the time of their composition, many early blues songs were improperly copyrighted or not copyrighted at all. Many bore no composer credits. Many were ripped off by unethical music publishers who falsely claimed authorship and copyrighted them in their own names. Many that were once copyright-protected are now in the public domain due to publishers' or composers' failures to properly renew the copyrights. Many have since been ripped off by unethical performers or music publishers who have pretended to be the composers for the purpose of securing a belated copyright or who have claimed "arranger's" credits on songs they falsely swore were "traditional" when in fact the songs were composed by the people who originally performed them on record. It is my sincere belief that the song transcribed on this page bears the implied moral copyright of its composer, whoever that may be. If you believe that you control the copyright by virtue of authorship or legal legerdemain, you may contact me in a civil and polite manner and i will attempt in good faith to satisfy your needs in the matter of obtaining formal permission to quote the lyrics in this scholarly publication.

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