To Tulsa and Back


To Tulsa and Back

2004, Blue Note/Capitol
Produit par: David Teegarden, Mike Test
Ingénieurs: David Teegarden, David Chapman, Dana Brown, Charles Johnson, J.J. Cale
Musiciens: Jim Karstein, Bill Raffensperger, Walter Richmond, Christine Lakeland, Rocky Frisco, Don White, Gary Gilmore, Shelby Eicher, Jim Markham, J.J. Cale
Studios: Natura Digital Studio, Tulsa

  1. My Gal
  2. Chains of Love
  3. New Lover
  4. One Step
  5. Stone River
  6. The Problem
  7. Homeless
  8. Fancy Dancer
  9. Rio
10. These Blues
11. Motormouth
12. Blues for Mama
13. Another Song

My Gal (J.J. Cale)

Now my gal don't like them red red roses
She don't like perfume
Now my gal ain't got no fancy notions
She just likes to make love all night
And sleep all afternoon
Now my gal don't drive no Cadillac car
She got no place to go
She just would say
"Fake it trough the day"
The night time is the right time you know
The night time is the right time you know
She can't sing and she can't dance
She can't walk too well
She can't cook and she can't sew
But boy she can sure raise hell
My my my
She sure gets high
My my my my my
My my my
She sure gets high
My my my my my
My my my
She sure gets high
My my my my my
My my my
She sure gets high
My my my my my
My my my
She sure gets high
My my my my my
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Chains of Love (J.J. Cale)

Chains of love, won't let me be
They keep haunting, haunting me
Free my mind, from their vice
Chains of love, cold as ice
That old key, I've yet to find
That unlocks, those ties of mine
Ain't no way, I am told
No you cannot, break the hold
Chains of love, won't let me be
They keep haunting, haunting me
Once you get down, you will know
They won't ever ever, let you go
Chains of love, all wrapped in now
Break this bond, I don't know how
Chains of love, will follow you
Don't matter, what you do
Free my mind, from this vice
Chains of love, cold as ice
Chains of love, won't let me be
They keep haunting, haunting me
Free my mind, from their vice
Chains of love, cold as ice
That old key, I've yet to find
That unlocks, those ties of mine
Chains of love, won't let me be
They keep haunting, haunting me
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New Lover (J.J. Cale)

She's on the grounds, that's what they say
I heard the news only yesterday
She's on the prowl like a siamese cat
I hope I'm where it's at
She's got a lover, it's a guarantee
That her new lover, it ain't me
She's got a lover, that's what I'm told
She got a lover, I'm out in the cold
She's on the grounds, that's what they say
I heard the news only yesterday
She's on the prowl like a siamese cat
I must not be where it's at
She's got a lover, puts her in a trance
She's got a lover, I ain't got a chance
She's got a lover, it's a guarantee
That her new lover, it ain't me
She's got a lover, that's what I'm told
She got a lover, I'm out in the cold
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One Step (J.J. Cale)

One step forward and two steps back
Been carrying them bricks upon my back
Bossman told me you ain't getting paid
'til the house is built and the bricks are laid
It's made out of wood, made out of stone
I'm building that man a fancy home
That's the way it is let me tell you Jack
It's one step forward and two steps back
Working man he got a row to hoe
He's up in the morning and down the road
Carry them bricks and carry that stone
Making that man a fancy home
Rich man he don't work no more
Talks on the phone to his stockbroker
That's the way it is let me tell you Jack
It's one step forward and two steps back
Well I'm not a thinking man you see
And I'm not looking for no sympathy
But one of these days I'll get my fill
Be down the road and over the hill
I won't carry them bricks again
And I won't do it for any man
If I use my brain instead of my back
I'll be two steps forward and one step back
That's the way it is let me tell you Jack
It's one step forward and two steps back
That's the way it is let me tell you Jack
It's one step forward and two steps back
That's the way it is let me tell you Jack
It's one step forward and two steps back
That's the way it is let me tell you Jack
It's one step forward and two steps back
That's the way it is let me tell you Jack
It's one step forward and two steps back
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Stone River (J.J. Cale)

Stone river, water ain't runnin' no more
Stone river, water ain't runnin' no more
Man he done cut if off and moved it all around
There ain't no river runnin', no water can't be found
Stone river, water ain't runnin' no more
Fish ain't swimmin', ain't no fish around nowhere
Fish ain't swimmin', ain't nobody seem to care
They bottled up and dammed it
Choked it up and jammed it
Killed the life around it
And stole it like a bandit
Stone river, water ain't runnin' no more
What used to be a river, now is just an empty site
Ain't no vegetation
It's just an agitation
It don't seem right
There ain't no trees a growin'
No animals are showin'
What used to be a stream
Is now just a dream
Stone river, water ain't runnin' nowhere
Stone river, water ain't runnin' no more
Man he done cut it off, and moved it all around
There ain't no river runnin', no water can't be found
Stone river, water ain't runnin' no more
They bottled up and dammed it
Choked it up and jammed it
Killed the life around it
And stole it like a bandit
Stone river, water ain't runnin' no more
There ain't no trees a growin'
No animals are showin'
What used to be a stream
Is now just a dream
Stone river, water ain't runnin' nowhere
Stone river, water ain't runnin' nowhere
Stone river, water ain't runnin' no more
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The Problem (J.J. Cale)

Have you heard the news that's going 'round here
The man in charge has got to go
Cause he dances 'round the problem, boy
And the problem is the man in charge, you know
Now, the young knows what I'm talking 'bout
It's a con in the old man's game
The man in charge he don't know what he's doing
He don't know the world has changed
Power seems to be so far up
The man on the street ain't got a clue
The high top cats running your life
Think the problem is me and you
Born in a time that has gone by
The old tell the young what to do
Have you heard the news that's going 'round here
The problem is the man in charge of you
The problem is the man in charge of you
Power seems to be so far up
The man on the street ain't got a clue
The high top cats running your life
Think the problem is me and you
Have you heard the news that's going 'round here
The man in charge has to go
The man in charge has got to go
The man in charge has to go
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Homeless (J.J. Cale)

She said she had no money but he was in doubt
He told her, "I used to be in too", but now he was out
"Spare some small change lady, and I'll be on my way"
She looked into his eyes and deep in his soul
I know she was wondering if he was in control
She muttered to herself, "Those beggars, where do they all come from"
He said, "I'm not a homeless man
I'm a gypsy by trade
And I'm travelling this land
I'm not a homeless man"
He moved through the streets with his head down low
Never thinking he would never see that woman again, you know
Just sleeping in the doorways and alleys like he always had
The years rolled by, and later on
He spotted an old woman, all tattered and worn
Hard times had got her, her clothes were ragged and old
She said, "I'm not a homeless woman
I'm a gypsy by trade
And I'm travelling this land
I'm not a homeless woman"
Sometime in the daytime, sometimes at night
You will see a couple walking, they'll come into sight
Pushing their carts, and holding hands
If you ask to help, they'll just run away
Like little children, out to play
And if you ask, "Who are you", they'll always say
"I'm not a homeless man
I'm a gypsy by trade
And I'm travelling this land
She's not a homeless woman
I'm not a homeless man"
"I'm not a homeless man
I'm a gypsy by trade
And I'm travelling this land
She's not a homeless woman
I'm not a homeless man"
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Fancy Dancer (J.J. Cale)

Once a day, everyday, sometimes all night long
She moves her body next to mine to the rythm of this song
They call her May, some call her June, she just needs a dancer
No matter what they call her now, I call her fancy dancer
Fancy dancer, the way she moves, I say
If you ask, she will consent, to fancy dance all day
No man has ever lasted out the night along with her
The pace's too quick, the heat's too hot, she dances in a blur
When the sun begins to fade, you might have a chance, sir
To meet the lady of the night, she is the fancy dancer
Fancy dancer, the way she moves, I'd say
If you ask, she will consent, to fancy dance all day
She draws attention from anyone who happens on her scene
It's mostly men who want to try out the dancing queen
Fancy dancer, the way she moves, I say
If you ask, she will consent to fancy dance all day
Fancy dancer, the way she moves, I say
If you ask, she will consent to fancy dance all day
Fancy dancer, the way she moves, I say
If you ask, she will consent to fancy dance all day
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Rio (J.J. Cale)

Rio de Janeiro, hot wind of brazilian nights
Rio de Janeiro
I tip my sombrero on a tan girl in the moonlight
Their close encounters make a man feel just right
Rio de Janeiro
The steamy place that you are
Rio de Janeiro
I've come to love you from afar
To touch the water of your sea
Feel your sensuality
Walk your boulevards
São Paulo, Brazilia
I've been there before
They make me think of just a girl next door
They don't have your sexual groove
Rio, Rio puts me in that mood
Rio de Janeiro
Your sultry rythms get me up
Rio de Janeiro
If I could drink from your cup
I need a shot
Your pulse is hot
Rio, Rio you're so corrupt
I'm just a lonely caballero
I'm just a lonely, lonely man
I'm just a lonely caballero
Tryin' to make it to your land
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
To touch the water of your sea
Feel your sensuality
Walk your boulevards
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These Blues (J.J. Cale)

A hundred miles is not too far unless you have to walk
Life, it seems, is like a dream until you have to talk
Don't wonder for a moment if you win or lose
Just stop and stay, and watch the day and listen to these blues
If it don't work for you, girl, put it off your mind
If you drink enough of wine, you'll find the bottom line
A fancy woman told me, "John, you're bound to do this"
So I just stay and watch the day and sing these lonesome blues
The blues is not a song you sing, it is a way of life
I've hung around them bar rooms, girl, almost all my life
The men, they all are gamblers, they take all they can use
So if I find no peace of mind, I'll settle for these blues
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Motormouth (J.J. Cale)

Rattlin' rattlin' rattlin' round, alway talking, making sounds
Talkin' fast, talkin' loud, people call him Motormouth
He say you called, he say it's you, it's anything that you can use
If you need it, need it now, he'll be there, Motormouth
I know you see him everywhere, in your face he's always there
If you try to back away, he'll just say, "Hey!
Got a tip for you man, listen to me, understand
Now if you can't go trough life, I'm Motormouth, I'm on your side"
He's real quick to advise, stretch the truth and tell you lies
Never, never talkin' slow, Motormouth is on the go
Need some help, need it quick, he'll take you down, he's really slick
He's got the balls, he's got the clout, always talkin', Motormouth
I know you see him everywhere, in your face he's always there
If you try to back away, he'll just say, "Hey!
Got a tip for you man, listen to me, understand
I'll help you down the road of love, I'm Motormouth, I'm on your side"
I know you see him everywhere, in your face he's always there
If you try to back away, he'll just say, "Hey!
Got a tip for you man, listen to me, understand
I'll help you down the road of life, I'm Motormouth, I'm on your side"
Rattlin' rattlin' rattlin' round, always talking, making sounds
Talkin' fast, talkin' loud, people call him Motormouth
I know you see him everywhere, in your face he's always there
If you try to back away, he'll just say, "Hey!"
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Blues for Mama (J.J. Cale)

Blues for Mama
Blues for Mama
It just seems wrong, to sing this song
'Cause she's not here, where she belongs
Blues for Mama
Blues for Mama
Rest her soul, she's grown so cold
Her touch is like the winter snow
Blues for Mama
Blues for Mama
She went away only yesterday
I cound't help, what can I say
Blues for Mama
Blues for Mama
Blues for Mama
Blues for Mama
She made her run
She can't be done
She's the only one
Blues for Mama
Blues for Mama
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Another Song (J.J. Cale)

Sittin' around here pickin' my banjo
Thinking about love and the afterthought
All those days we had together
What was what and what was not
You and I we were so crazy
Going from here and back to there
Now I'm thinking 'bout tomorrow
Or who's who and what was where
By the bye from now on time will shift and we'll be gone
It don't matter anyway
Another song, another day
Those old days we're all so clever
You and I and that old friend
Thinkin' we were all together
We didn't know it would never end
What future is I'll never know
It is to me a no show
Yesterday has just went by
I tried to go but it wants to fly
By the bye from now on time will shift and we'll be gone
It don't matter anyway
Another song, another day
By the bye from now on time will shift and we'll be gone
It don't matter anyway
Another song, another day
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