ELMORE   JAMES


     |Rollin' And Tumblin' | Shake Your Moneymaker | Sunnyland | The Sky Is Crying  |
   | The Twelve Year Old Boy |

Rollin' And Tumblin'

I roll and I tumble, cried the whole night long
Yes I roll and I tumble, I cried the whole night long
I got up this morning, feeling that something going on wrong
Well now want you to love me baby, or please let me be
Yes love me baby, or please let me be
If you don't like my peaches please don't shake my tree
Well I want you to love me baby, and come on and say you'll be mine
I want you to love me baby, come and say you'll be mine
If you don't like my potatoes, please don't dig up my vine
 

   Shake Your Moneymaker

Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
and then ---
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
and then ---
I got a girl who lives up on the hill
I got a girl who lives up on the hill
Says she gonna love me but I don't believe she will
You gotta shake your moneymaker
You gotta shake your moneymaker
You gotta shake your moneymaker
You gotta shake your moneymaker
You gotta shake your moneymaker
And then ---
I got a girl and she just won't be true
I got a girl and she just won't be true
She's locked to the bridge, she won't do a thing I tell her to do
She won't shake her moneymaker,
won't shake her moneymaker,
She wanna roll her activator,
She won't shake her moneymaker,
She won't shake her moneymaker,
She won't ---

  Sunnyland
Seems like I heard that lonesome Sunnyland blow
Seems like I heard that lonesome Sunnyland blow
Now it blowing just like it won't be back no more
Well I feel bad this morning, feel just like I want to cry
Feel bad this morning, feel just like I want to cry
Well my baby rode that Sunnyland this mornin', she didn't even once say goodbye
I got a letter from my baby, and she said she was coming home
Got a letter from my baby, and she said she was coming home
Well sat around waiting, baby, and I hope it won't be long
She said, cool down papa, now you better change your way
She said, cool down papa, and you better change your way
Yeah it's true, you know I love you baby, and you gonna need my help some day

The Sky Is Crying
The Sky Is Crying (James, Robinson, Lewis)
The sky is crying, look at the tears roll down the street
The sky is crying, look at the tears roll down the street
I'm waiting in tears for my baby, and I wonder where can she be?
I saw my baby one morning, and she was walking down the street
I saw my baby one morning, yes she walking on down the street
Make me feel so good until my poor heart would skip a beat
I got a bad feeling, my baby, my baby don't love me no more
I got a bad feeling, my baby don't love me no more
Now the sky been crying, the tears rolling down my door
 

The Twelve Year Old Boy

I feel bad, I feel terrible, I'm just as sad as I can be
I feel bad, I feel terrible, I'm just as sad as I can be
I let a boy that's twelve years old, take my baby away from me
He used to hang around my grill, until late into the night
He used to hang around my grill, until late into the night
Well I never dreamed that my baby and that boy could be so tight
Well if a young boy hangs around you, you better do what I should have did
Well if a young boy hangs around you, you better do what I should have did
Well you send him over to your neighbors and hope your neighbors like kids