LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS : LONESOME DOG BLUES

Καθώς πλησιάζουμε στο φινάλε του Μαρτιάτικου αφιερώματός μας ακούμε τρία τραγούδια του εκπληκτικού κιθαρίστα, singer – songwriter Lightnin’ Hopkins (1912-1982), θρύλου των country blues και ενός απ΄τους κορυφαίους στιχουργούς που έχουν λαμπρύνει το ιδίωμα.
As we approach the end of our tribute to the March born, we listen to three songs by the amazing guitarist, singer-songwriter
Lightnin’ Hopkins (1912-1982), country blues legend and one of the prominent lyricists ever to en-lighten the idiom.

00:00 Lonesome Dog Blues 02:41 Awful Dream 07:36 Mojo Hand

LONESOME DOG BLUES
I got a dog in my back yard, howled the day my baby’s gone
I got a dog in my back yard, howled the day my baby’s gone
Yes he puts my mind on a wonder, how that thing was goin’ along
You know a thing’s so sad, when a dog feels it deep down in his heart
You know a thing’s so sad, when a dog feels it deep down in his heart
Guess you know a man can’t help but mess around her,
when a dog in his backyard hates to see them part

AWFUL DREAM
Have you ever looked over a mountain
One you ain’t never seen?
Have you ever looked over a mountain
A mountain you’ve never seen?
Have you ever laid down in your bed
And had one of those lonesome dreams?
Sound like the world was comin’ to an end
Somebody had passed and dropped a bomb, oh, yeah
You know they tell me this world hasn’t changed none
Anything that shoulda come, Lord have mercy, now, oh
But I don’t know, God knows I don’t
Teach me, teach me, teach me how I done wrong
You know, little bird was singing
It was cloudy, look like it gon’ rain
Yeah, the little bird was singin’, it was singin’
And it looked like it was gon’ rain
Looked like it was sayin’: “It happened in my town
“They say I’m to blame, they say I’m to blame”
Just one more time, do me a favor
You can tell by the ringin’ of the bell
I don’t know where I’m going
Oh, I don’t know I’m going to heaven, or hell

MOJO HAND
I’m goin’ to Louisiana
I’ma get me a mojo hand
I’m goin’ to Louisiana
And get me a mojo hand
I wanna fix my woman so
Can’t have no other man
I lay down thinkin’
I was thinking about a mojo hand
I lay down thinkin’
I was thinking about a mojo hand
I wanna fix my woman so
Can’t have no other man
I’m going in the mornin’
But I won’t be gone long
I’m going in the mornin’
And I won’t be gone very long
I’m gonna get me a mojo hand
I’m gonna bring it back home
That’s what I’m goin’ to do

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4 Comments

  1. Liz Gauffreau March 31, 2024 at 10:11 pm

    A wonderful tribute to Lightnin’ Hopkins!!

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    1. Oannes March 31, 2024 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you Liz!

      Reply
  2. Resa April 10, 2024 at 11:28 pm

    Love this! Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing. Thank you!

    Reply

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