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That would be fine with me, except for the fact that I'd like to see all of the Oriole pitchers stay home and recuperate.

Let the Yankees have their entire pitching staff pitch the entire 9 innings of the All-Star Game.

Let CC SabFAThia burn a WHOLE start! 6 or 7 innings, 100 WAY+ pitches! :P

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Robert Johnson 3rd of 5 sessions, November 27 1936, San Antonio, Texas

The Complete Recordings (CBS 467246 2 & Columbia/Legacy C2K-46222 & Columbia 4622 & Sony 64916)

I woke up this mornin', feelin' round for my shoes

Know 'bout 'at I got these, old walkin' blues

Woke up this mornin', feelin' round for my shoes

But you know 'bout 'at I, got these old walkin' blues

Lord, I feel like blowin' my woh old lonesome horn

Got up this mornin', my little Bernice was gone

Lord, I feel like blow ooohn' my lonesome horn

Well I got up this mornin' woh all I had was gone

Well ah leave this morn' of I have to, woh,

ride the blind

, ah

I've feel mistreated and I don't mind dyin'

Leavin' this morn' ah, I have to ride a blind

Babe, I been mistreated, baby, and I don't mind dyin'

Well, some people tell me that the worried, blues ain't bad

Worst old feelin' I most ever had, some

People tell me that these old worried old blues ain't bad

It's the worst old feelin', I most ever had

She got an Elgin

movement from her head down to her toes

Break in on a dollar most anywhere she goes, oooh ooooh

(spoken: To her head down to her toes, oh, honey)

Lord, she break in on a dollar, most anywhere she goes


Note: this song has so many things reminiscent of Son House's style that it's probably a song Robert learned from him. The rhythm, with the short rest before each vocal phrase, has the same work-gang phrasing that Son used in a number of his songs. These songs were so closely linked to their work-gang roots that they were still phrased with that short pause left for what was probably an (pick)axe blow. Chopping songs recorded in southern prisons have this same characteristic form of a short vocal line, the (pick)axes lifting while the songster sings the phrase, then the sharp noise of the (pick)axes hitting the (ground) tree, all of it in a steady, slow rhythm that a strong chain-gang could keep up for hours;

Note 1: only meaning for Elgin I found in was a place in Illinois. However Scott Niedentohl suggests: "I think he's talking about an Elgin watch or clock. It 's a brand name. She's got a real fine, real smooth "movement" - like a fine watch." Thanks to Scott for this contribution. Any idea's on Scott's suggestion?. If so or if anyone knows another more likely meaning, please mail me,


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