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Track Talk 419 Ragged & Dirty
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Author:  marker [ Tue June 10th, 2014, 21:05 GMT ]
Post subject:  Track Talk 419 Ragged & Dirty

Lord I'm broke, I'm hungry, ragged and dirty too
Broke and hungry, ragged and dirty too
If I clean up sweet mama, can I stay all night with you.

Lord, I went to my window, babe, I couldn't see through my blinds
Went to my window, babe I couldn't see through my blinds
Heard my best friend coming around I thought I heard my baby cry.

Lord, if I can't come in here, baby then just let me sit down in your door
If I can't come in here baby then just let me sit down in your door
And I would leave so soon that your man won't never know.

How can I live here baby, Lord, and feel at ease?
How can I live here baby, Lord, and feel at ease?
Well, that woman I got, man, she do just what she feels.

Lord you shouldn't mistreat me, baby, because I'm young and wild
Shouldn't mistreat me, baby, because I'm young and wild
You must always remember, baby, you was once a child.

'Cause I'm leaving in the morning, if I have to ride the blind
Leaving in the morning, if I have to ride the blind
Well, I've been mistreated and I swear, I don't mind dyin'.

'RAGGED & DIRTY one of the Willy Browns did this - schmaltz & pickled herring, stuffed cabbage, heavy moral vocabulary - sweetness & sentiment, house rocking, superior beauty, not just standing there-the seductive magic of the thumbs up salute, carefully thought out overtones & stepping sideways, the idols of human worship paying thru the nose, lords of the illogical in smoking jackets, sufferers from a weak education, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle-taking stupid chances-being mistreated just so far.'
Liner Notes from World Gone Wrong

Here's Sleepy John Estes' immortal version:
http://youtu.be/DOpNwUeurWE

I love this song on the album, a great song amongst many greats. However, the arrangement he gave the song to open each of the Supper Club shows is incredible...and never performed again...
Kicking off these acoustic shows into high gear, this version leaves all in its wake,
the finest being the last:

New York City NY
November 16 1993
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ckylzs

Some have said that Bob's voice for the blues hadn't been developed yet by 93, but to my ears, this performance is much to the contrary...
What do we think ER??

Author:  Ain't Talkin' [ Tue June 10th, 2014, 22:32 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Track Talk 419 Ragged & Dirty

I like this one a lot. Great feel and wonderful phrasing betwixt voice and guitar.

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