Mick Clarke
Crazy Blues

A solid album of rocking blues, starting with a blues classic Robert Wilkins' "No Way To Get Along" and ending with another, Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues". In between nine Mick Clarke original blues rockers and a new version of the rock'n'roll classic "See You Later Alligator". Stand out tracks: "Complicated Woman" "Rain" Lovin' Heart" "Steady Road".

01 No Way To Get Along
02 Complicated Woman
03 The Thing
04 Stretch
05 Lovin' Heart
06 Rain
07 See You Later Alligator
08 Smoked Ham Blues
09 Steady Road
10 Fuzz
Mr W's Holiday
12 Crazy Blues





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CRAZY BLUES

no way to get along
from "that's no way to get along" by Robert Wilkins

tell my mama im goin home these low down women treat your poor son wrong these low down women treat your poor son wrong these low down women treat your poor son wrong and that's no way to get along they treated me like my poor heart was made of rock or made of stone treated me like my heart was made of stone treated me like my heart was made of stone and that's no way to get along stood out on the road all by myself i cried alone all by myself stood on the roadside and cried all by myself stood on the roadside and cried all by myself and that's no way to get along

complicated woman

I got a complicated woman - keeps me guessing all the time I never know just what she's thinkin' but I know that she is mine -- well the wind may be howlin the rain is fallin down yeah the wind may be howlin the rain is fallin down but I know my baby loves me -- yeah I got the soundest deal in town -- she bring coffee in the morning - bring me lovin all the time never know just what she thinkin but I know that woman's mine yeah I know she s mine

the thing

might have a little education - that's better than gold you might have a little money - for when you get old but I'll tell bout the thing only thing you needyou need -- you might like a little tipple - you take what you can get you might have a little habit you don't wanna admit but here's the thing the thing that you need -- you need a little boogie woogie to let your boogie man loose a little rock n roll for your dancin' shoes that's the thing that I'm talkin bout - that you don't wanna lose cos you gotta get rhythm when you get the blues

stretch

when you step outside your bubble you might feel uncomfortable or once you're outside your zone - you might find yourself at home mm.. and being an assertive man you activate your master plan take a tip from a lazy cat yawn and just lean back and stretch well.. when you think you've reached your limit you might find there's more stretch left in it c'mon.. yeah .. c'mon and stretch.. stretch yourself

rain

well I'm goin to the country do you wanna go? looks like rain - maybe it looks like snow yeah and the rain's gonna fall on the field by the old hedgerow -- and I looked to the weather - I looked to the west maybe I'd better pay attention to the way I'm dressed yeah a storm is comin and - it looks like an awful mess -- and I looked to the river - what did I see? they need a whole lotta things there but baby they don't need me and the rain is fallin -the rain is all I see..

see you later alligator
By Robert Charles Guidry

saw my baby walkin' with some man today saw my baby walkin' with a man today I said darlin' why d'you do this way -- she said sorry baby but our love is through I'm sorry baby but our love is through I know you love me but here's what I say to you -- see you later alligator in a while crocodile see you later alligator in a while crocodile I used to love you but now you cramp my style -- I said wait a minute baby you don't mean it that way I said wait a minute baby you don't mean to say well you hurt me when you speak that way -- I'll see you later alligator in a while crocodile see you later alligator in a while crocodile I used to love you now you cramp my style -- see you later alligator in a while crocodile see you later alligator in a while crocodile I used to love you now you cramp my style -- I'll see you later so long bye bye

smoked ham blues

this botheration and these come and go blues they give me perspiration running down to my shoes yoiu got me twistin' - twistin every way I can well I'm all hooked up - twistin like an old smoked ham -- I hear you talkin and you say well maybe or not you got me nervous agitated comin out in spots you got me you got me twistin' - twistin every way I can well I'm all hooked up - twistin like an old smoked ham -- long distance call and my nerves are tight you got me runnin to the phone goin' on half past mid night you got me twistin' - twistin every way I can well I'm all hooked up - twistin like an old smoked ham

steady road

well you can find my name on an old T-shirt It's a rock'n'roll hustle and I'm ready for work I'm rollin - rollin on a steady road yeah rollin - rollin on a steady road -- well I'm heading down the road and I dont look back got Elmore playin on an old two track I'm rollin - rollin on a steady road yeah rollin - rollin on a steady road -- the blues and the boogie are the way to go I'm prayin' at the church of the Chuck and Bo I'm rollin - rollin on a steady road yeah rollin - rollin on a steady road

fuzz

I bin fightin bathroom lighting watch for the razor the blade goes right in you go ahead but I'm too wary scary hairy dark and lairy I don't need no fuzz up there man I'd rather let me face go bare them beards they just look weird its the worst idea that I ever heard no barber's gonna get my fare I don't need no fuzz up there -- just gonna ruin the things I'm doin I can't be doin with the huffin and hooin' I don't need no fuzz up there I aint settin out to break no laws but I don't wanna look like santa claus no barber's gonna get my fare I don't need no fuzz up there -- I don't need no fuzz up there them taches they aint nowhere them beards they just look weird its the worst idea that I ever heard no barber's gonna get my fare I don't need no fuzz up there

crazy blues
from "crazy blues" by Perry Bradford

can't get my rest yeah I'm down and blue well I tried everything just to get along with you don't know what I'm gonna do got those crazy blues -- there's a change in the ocean change in the deep blue sea I'll tell you folks there gonna be a change in me don't know what I'm gonna do got those crazy blues -- pack my bags baby I'm gone don't that sun look lonesome hmm sinkin' down don't know what I'm gonna do got those crazy blues

CRAZY BLUES



All songs except where stated written and recorded by Mick Clarke PRS/BMI at Rockfold Studio, Surrey, England
Copyright Mick Clarke 2014

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