PostHeaderIcon Doggone II

 

Needle in a haystack (Hartsteen, Meyerjon, VanderVelde, Snijder - Meyerjon)

Somebody, somebody must be watching over me
‘Cause I’m in need of an angel to pull me out of my misery

Can’t go out, can’t go out, have to stay indoors day and night
An evil eye touched me and is messing up my life

Somebody, somebody, my life is a wreck
Put an add in a paper: looking for a needle in a haystack


Handy man (Hartsteen, Meyerjon, VanderVelde, Snijder - Meyerjon)

Chorus
Your handy man, that’s me, I wanna be
Your handy man, that’s me, I’m mighty handy
You’ll just wait and see

I can tool around your house
And fix your roof
I can cook you a gumbo
And a catfish too
I’m mighty handy
And know just what to do

Chorus

Take you out dancing
Brighten up your afternoons
I’ll be your stove
When the nights get cool
I’m mighty handy
And know just what to do

Chorus

 

 

Take you out (Hartsteen, Meyerjon, VanderVelde, Snijder - Meyerjon)

So many times you said we have to go out
Some day I’m gonna take you out

So go upstairs and put on your finest dress
Tonight’s the night I do my very best

I’m gonna take you to the hottest place in town
We gonna swing and shuffle all night long

Shuffle it up, shuffle it down
Shuffle it up, going ‘round and ‘round
Tonight’s the night we gonna lay it down

It felt so good, when you took me by the hand
Help me, help me and I’ll do the best I can

 

 

Evening (Parish - White)

Evening, every night you come and find me
Every night you come and remind me
That my love is gone, yes my baby is gone

Evening, can’t you see I’m deeply in your power
Every minute seems like an hour
Since my girl is gone, yes my baby is gone

Now, shadows fall upon the wall
That’s the time I miss your kiss most of all
Even though I tried, how can I go on
Oh pretty baby

Evening, let me sleep ‘till grey dawn is breaking
I don’t care if I don’t awaking
Since my girl is gone

 

 

Insurance man blues (Hartsteen, Meyerjon, VanderVelde, Snijder - Meyerjon)

I’m doing the best to make ends meet
But it seems i’ve got an extra mouth to feed
Ev’ry time i make some money
Insurance man comes a running

He’s a spider caught me in his net
With one hand in my pocket he’s soaking me to death
Ev’ry time i make some money
Insurance man comes a running

Life is a struggle and the road is rough
And one insurance never seems to be enough
Ev’ry time i make some money
Insurance man comes a running

He’s a devil fills my heart with fear
Looking over my shoulder ’cause evil could be ev’rywhere
Ev’ry time i make some money
Insurance man comes a running

 

 

Oh so in love (Hartsteen, Meyerjon, VanderVelde, Snijder - Meyerjon)

Studied hard for well paying work
Now, that’s done I’m still eating dirt
What I’ve done I just don’t know
All because, I love her so
And oh so in love, and oh so blind
You fooled around and drove me wild

Money ain’t making dreams come true
No diamond in the world can be compared with you
What I’ve done I just don’t know
All because, I love her so
And oh so in love, and oh so blind
You fooled around and drove me wild

I see two lights coming up the road
Maybe the police come knocking on my door
What I’ve done I just don’t know
All because, I love her so
And oh so in love, and oh so blind
You fooled around and drove me wild




Long as my right arm
(trad. Hartsteen, Meyerjon, VanderVelde, Snijder)

Chorus
baby wants to have long as my right arm
It seems to me,
she’s married to my credit card

Baby, this is something, I don’t understand
Every time I see you, you’re holding out your hand

Chorus
Baby’s got a heart like a rail road steel
Wakes me in the morning, sais: daddy, how you feel

Chorus

Baby, this is something, that ought to change
The way you spend money, it’s crying shame

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Gambler’s blues (B.B.King)

I don’t know what love is
But I think I’ve got it bad
Some people say that love is just a gamble
But what ever it is, it’s driving me mad

Some people say that love is just a proposition Strictly a game of give and take
But my woman took all I gave her
And I’m here to tell you that love’s proposition
Is just a fake

I don’t know much about gambling
Don’t know much about the dice
This woman knows my ways so well
She knows I’m not the type
that’s gonna crap out twice

She left me early this morning
Without saying goodbye
She left me early this morning
Didn’t know the reason why
But you know I love you baby
Although you make me cry
There must be a lot of women in the world
That want me, but how you satisfy

Spit it out (Hartsteen, Meyerjon, VanderVelde, Snijder - Meyerjon)

I had a fight with a friend
He keeps on talking about again and again
He’s stirring it up
He keeps on stirring it
I don’t know why he’s doing is
Keeps on chewing it
He’s stirring it up

Six years since I saw that girl
Now she blames me for messing up her world
She’s stirring it up
She keeps on stirring it
I don’t know why she’s doing is
Keeps on chewing it
She’s stirring it up

Let bygones be bygones, forget about the past
Clean up your house and move on fast
Don’t stir it
Stop stirring it
I don’t know why you keep on doing it
Why don’t you
Spit it out, spit it out

Rats and roaches (S.Hogan)

I’ve got roaches in my kitchen
Rats running ‘round like a drove of goons
These rats and roaches
‘bout to drive me out of my room

They keep ripping and running
I can get no rest at night
These rats and roaches
‘bout to eat up all my meat and rice

Roaches running ‘round in my kitchen
They hanging out on my cabinet door
They’ve got so brave y’all
They suck the gas all to the stove

I hope you ain’t got the same problem
The same rats and roach problem that I do
This morning I wanted to make my breakfast
They were dancing on the table doing the Boogaloo

The load (Hartsteen, Meyerjon, VanderVelde, Snijder - Meyerjon)

When I’m at work and feeling bad
‘Cause my boss is driving me mad
Chorus: I run home, you know my baby, so sweet
She’s gonna treat me fine
She’s gonna take the load of my feet

When I’m broke, haven’t got a dime
Want to hang down my head and cry
Chorus

Kisses so sweet like honey from a tree
My baby’s got ev’rything a man needs
Chorus

When I’m downhearted, world is letting my down
Just facing walls, being pushed around
Chorus

She’s gonna treat me fine
She’s gonna treat me sweet
She’s gonna treat me good
She’s the only woman for me