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Every word on ‘King King’

Posted in red devils with tags , , on June 24, 2015 by J.J.

“Baby” is the most frequently used word on “King King.”

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“So Low Down” lyrics

Posted in 13 with tags , , , on June 15, 2015 by J.J.

“So Low Down” (Lester Butler), from “13 featuring Lester Butler”

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Here come baby, she’s so down
She been ballin’ in my town
So low down, my baby’s so low down

Sleep all day, out all night
Lowdown woman feel all right
So low down, my baby’s so low down
She’s sleepin’ in the ground …

My baby so low down

(harp solo)

Down on Union (unintelligible)
Babe I know just what to do
You’re so low down
My baby’s so low down
She’s sleepin’ in the ground …

My baby’s so low down!

My baby’s so low down
She’s sleepin’ in the ground
She’s just like wine and brown
And I can’t put her down
My baby’s so low down

(harp solo out)

Transcribed by nofightin.com. More lyrics here.

Lyrics: “She’s Dangerous” at Pink Pop 1993

Posted in red devils with tags , , , , on February 8, 2014 by J.J.

Here’s a different take on the story “’bout a girl I know and my best friend.”

The live version of “She’s Dangerous” is an insistent rocker, much more aggressive than the stop-time swagger of the definitive “King King” version. In concert, Lester Butler plays with the lyrics, an ever-shifting narrative of who is catching who — and who is getting hit with a baseball bat. This Pink Pop 1993 version is such an example, although there are a couple of lines that we can’t make heads or tails of — then again, Butler probably couldn’t, either. (More after the jump …) Continue reading

“Way Down South” lyrics

Posted in 13 with tags , , , on June 2, 2013 by J.J.

“Way Down South” (Lester Butler), from “13 featuring Lester Butler”

Baby you hot and I just can’t stand it
I got the high temperature
Baby you hot and i just can’t stand it
I got the high temperature
Love like a drug and it give me fever
Mama there ain’t no cure

Baby come from way down south
Way on down behind the sun
Baby come from way down south
Way on down behind the sun
You look so good that I gotta be a man
Baby got to have your fun

(guitar solo)

Oh yeah, way on down in New Orleans
Yeah baby, way on down in New Orleans
You look so good that I just can’t stand it
I got a trick that’s gonna make you scream

(harp solo)

Transcribed by nofightin.com. More lyrics here.

“Black Hearted Woman” lyrics

Posted in 13 with tags , , , on July 4, 2012 by J.J.

“Black Hearted Woman” (Lester Butler), from “13 featuring Lester Butler”

Well all right all right
Black hearted woman
Worst thing I’ve seen
She stole my friend Lonnie
Yeah, life should have been a dream

Well all right all right

(harp solo)

Al right all right
You walked through the fire
You came back from the dead
Black hearted woman
Went and pulled him back again
Went and pulled him back again
Went and pulled him back again

(harp & guitar solos out)

Transcribed by nofightin.com. More lyrics here.

“Close to You” lyrics

Posted in 13 with tags , , , , on February 13, 2012 by J.J.

“Close to You” (Willie Dixon), from “13 featuring Lester Butler”

Let me close with you baby like white on rice
Close with you darlin’ like cold is to ice
Close with you darlin’ like hair on your head
Close with you baby, now, believe what I said
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“Boogie Disease” lyrics

Posted in 13 with tags , , , , on October 13, 2011 by J.J.

“Boogie Disease” (Dr. Isaiah Ross), from “13 featuring Lester Butler”

Got to boogie for the doctor
Got to boogie for the nurse
Got to keep on boogie’n ’til they throw me in a hearse

Got to boogie
Got to boogie
‘Til the break of dawn

Got to boogie in the alley
Gonna boogie in the street
Got to keep on boogie’n ’til it knock me off my feet

Got to boogie
I got the boogie
Got the boogie disease

Transcribed by nofightin.com. More lyrics here.

Lyrics: Mr. Highway Man

Posted in red devils with tags , , , , on August 18, 2010 by automatic32

Mr. Highway Man (Chester Burnett), from King King

Highway man, please don’t block the road
Mr. Highway man, please don’t block my road
You got my head spinnin’, little girl I’m goin’ down slow

Got to tell everybody in the neighborhood
Tell everybody in the neighborhood
You’re a sweet little girl, sure don’t mean me no good

-aside- I got to ride

*harp solo*

Flyin’ down the road, got a bottle in my hand
Flyin’ down the road, with a bottle in my hand
I loved a little woman, she loved my best friend

She my rider, baby, baby drive around all night
Up and down the highway, with the moon shinin’ bright
On the(?) highway man, please don’t block the road
You got my head spinnin’, little girl I’m goin’ down slow

*harp solo* end

Transcribed by nofightin.com. More “King King” lyrics here.

“She’s Dangerous” lyrics

Posted in red devils with tags , , , on June 27, 2010 by J.J.

“She’s Dangerous” (Willie Dixon), from “King King”

I got to tell you
When I get a chance
‘Bout a girl I know
And my best friend

He loved a woman
And put her down
Went talkin’ trash
All over town
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Lyrics: “The Backstreet Crawler” (“Time to Cry”) at Pinkpop 1993

Posted in red devils with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by J.J.

Alternately called “Time to Cry” or “Your Turn to Cry” by fans, this Red Devils boogie at Pinkpop 1993 is actually titled “The Backstreet Crawler” on its only official release on the “Blackwater Roll” EP.

The lyrics of the song are just as confusing as the title. The Pinkpop lyrics are different than the “Blackwater Roll” version are different than the “2 Meter Sessies” version. Basically, Lester Butler just sang whatever he felt at the moment, and the meaning of the song changes from performance to performance.

After careful consideration, looking at context and related lyrics, these are nofightin.com’s lyrics for “The Backstreet Crawler” as performed at Pinkpop 1993. We plan to transcribe the lyrics to other prominent versions of this tune in the future. (More after the jump …)


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