Otis Spann Blues and Popular Blues Songs

House of Blues Sunset, in West HollywoodImage via WikipediaMy Cousin came over for the Holidays and he told me that he had visited The House of Blues in L.A.
Have you ever been there?

Anyways, we got to talking about popular blues songs and I wondered if you have a favorite...

Here's a few:

 
1. AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS IF I DO  by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins


[Bb] There ain't nothin' [D7] I can do, [Gm] nor nothin' I can [D7] say,
[G7] That folks don't [Dm7] cri[G7]ti[Cm]cize [G7] me.
[Cm] But I'm gonna [G7] do just as I [Cm] want to any[C]way,
[C7] I don't care if they all des[F#7]pise [F7] me.

[Bb] If I should [D7] take a notion
[Gm] To jump in[Eb]to the ocean,
[Bb] It ain't nobody's [F7] business if I [Bb] do. [G7] [C7] [F7]

[Bb] Rather than [D7] persecute me,
[Gm] I choose that [Eb] you would shoot me,
[Bb] It ain't nobody's [F7] business if I [Bb] do. [G7] [C7] [F7]

[Bb] If I should [D7] get the feelin'
[Gm] To dance up[Eb]on the ceiling',
[Bb] It ain't nobody's [F7] business if I [Bb] do. [G7] [C7] [F7]

[Bb] If I let my [D7] best companion
[Gm] Drive me right in[Eb]to the canyon,
[Bb] It ain't nobody's [F7] business if I [Bb] do. [G7] [C7] [F7]

[Bb] After all the [D7] way to do [Gm] is do just as you [D7] please,
[G7] Regardless [Dm7] of [G7] their [Cm] talk[G7]in'
[Cm] Often times the [G7] ones that talk will get [Cm] down on their [C] knees,
[C7] And beg your pardon for their [F#7] squak[F7]in'. (sp?)

[Bb] If I dis[D7]like my lover
[Gm] And leave (him/her) [Eb] for another,
[Bb] It ain't nobody's [F7] business if I [Bb] do. [G7] [C7] [F7]

[Bb] If I go to [D7] church on Sunday,
[Gm] Then caba[Eb]ret on Monday,
[Bb] It ain't nobody's [F7] business if I [Bb] do. [G7] [C7] [F7]

[Bb] If my friend ain't [D7] got no money
[Gm] And I say, "Take [Eb] all mine honey,"
[Bb] It ain't nobody's [F7] business if I [Bb] do. [G7] [C7] [F7]

[Bb] If I lend (him/her) [D7] my last nickel
[Gm] And it leaves me [Eb] in a pickle,
[Bb] It ain't nobody's [F7] business if I [Bb] do.
 
2. Baby Please Don't Go
Baby, please don't go.

Baby, please don't  go.
Baby, please don't go back to New Orleans

G7 
You know it  hurts me  so
Babe, I'm way down here,
You know I'm way  down here.
Babe, I'm way down here in a rollin' fog,
Baby, please don't go.

Babe, I'm way down here,
You know I'm way  down here.
Babe, I'm way down here on old Parchman Farm*,
Baby, please don't go.

Baby, please don't go, (twice)
Baby, please don't go and leave me here,
You know it's cold  down here.

You know it's cold  down here.
Babe, it's cold down here.
You know it's cold  down here on old Parchman Farm,
Baby, please don't go.

I'm half dead  down here, (twice)
I'm half dead  down here on old Parchman Farm,
Baby, please don't go.

3. Got My Mojo Workin by Muddy waters

D/G/A
twleve bar blues
key is D

Got my mojo working, but it just won't work on you
Got my mojo working, but it just won't work on you
I wanna love you so bad till I don't know what to do

I'm going down to Louisiana to get me a mojo hand
I'm going down to Louisiana to get me a mojo hand
I'm gonna have all you women right here at my command

Got my mojo working, but it just won't work on you
Got my mojo working, but it just won't work on you
I wanna love you so bad till I don't know what to do

I got a gypsy woman givin' me advice
I got a gypsy woman givin' me advice
I got some red hot tips I got to keep on ice

Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working
.....

But it - uh uh - just won't work on you
 

Otis Spann Blues Piano Licks

 
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