MARVIN RAINWATER
"Song Lyrics"

                                                           


Here are the lyrics to a few of the many songs that Marvin has written and/or recorded. ENJOY!

"GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD"

Gonna find me a bluebird
Let him sing me a song
Cause my heart's been broken
Much too long
Gonna chase me a rainbow
Thru' a heaven of blue
Cause I'm all through crying over you

There was a time my love was needed
My life completed, my dreams come true
Then came the time my life was haunted
My love unwanted, all for you

Gonna find me a bluebird
Let him sing me a song
Cause my heart's been broken
Much too long
Gonna chase me a rainbow
Thru' a heaven of blue
Cause I'm all through crying over you

(Rainwater)
MARVIN RAINWATER (MGM 12412, 1957)
Written by Marvin Rainwater
Pub: Acuff-Rose Music
all rights reserved


"I Miss You Already"

(Yes I miss you already and you're not even gone)
The time has come you're telling me goodbye I know that I can't stop you if I try
I've had too many chances now I'll have to set you free
I watched you go too late I know how much you mean to me
Yes I miss you already don't know how I'll go on
I miss you already and you're not even gone

So kiss me once again and please don't cry I promise there'll be no more alibis
I'll have to find myself a way to face this loneliness
I watch you go too late I know I've lost my happiness
Yes I miss you already,don't know how I'll go on.
Yes I miss you already, and you're not even gone.


(Marvin Rainwater - Faron Young)
 © '56 Tree Publishing, BMI

"BOO HOO"

I'm gonna leave this lonesome town
I'm gonna change my name to Brown
Ain't no use for me hangin' around
My baby done gone

I'm gonna buy me a bottle of wine
Tell those no good friends of mine
That my party starts at nine
My baby done gone

My mama done told me, don't be surprised
A no good woman will tell you lies
Daddy done told me all about it too
That kinda woman boy can't be true
So boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo
My baby done gone

I'm gonna find me a little queen
She's gonna buy me a diamond ring
I'm gonna live just like a king
My baby done gone

My mama done told me, don't be surprised
A no good woman will tell you lies
Daddy done told me all about it too
That kinda woman boy can't be true
So boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo
My baby done gone

(M. Rainwater)
MARVIN RAINWATER (WARWICK M666, 1961)


"WHOLE LOTTA WOMAN"

It take a whole lotta lovin'
Just to keep my baby happy
It take a whole lotta kissin'
And a whole lotta holdin' her hand
It take a whole lotta lovin'
Just to keep my baby happy
For she's a whole lotta woman
And she gotta have a whole lotta man
Well, when she love me, she love me so hard
She almost make-a-me mad
And when she kiss me, well she don't miss me
I know I been had

It take a whole lotta lovin'
Just to keep my baby happy
It take a whole lotta kissin'
And a whole lotta holdin' her hand
It take a whole lotta lovin'
Just to keep my baby happy
For she's a whole lotta woman
And she gotta have a whole lotta man

Well, when she love me, she love me so hard
She almost make-a-me mad
And when she kiss me, well she don't miss me
I know I been had

It take a whole lotta lovin'
Just to keep my baby happy
It take a whole lotta kissin'
And a whole lotta holdin' her hand
It take a whole lotta lovin'
Just to keep my baby happy
For she's a whole lotta woman
And she gotta have a whole lotta man
For she's a whole lotta woman
And she gotta have a whole lotta man

(Marvin Rainwater)
MARVIN RAINWATER (MGM 12609, 1958)


"MR. BLUES"

Mr. Blue-ue-ues, Mr. Blue-ue-ues
Mr. Blue-ue-ues, go bug my baby Mr. Blues
Mr. Blues, stop taggin' along
You been 'round, around since my baby been gone
She's the one, the one that introduced me to you
Why don't you go bug my baby, Mr. Blue-ue-ues
Why don't you go bug my baby, Mr. Blue-ue-ues

Last night my baby doll said
Yes, I heard baby when she said; bye!
When I found that she meant; goodbye!
Well, now there then I thought I would die
Like to kill me? (Later baby!)

Mr. Blue-ue-ues, Mr. Blue-ue-ues
Mr. Blue-ue-ues, go bug my baby Mr. Blues
Mr. Blues, oh buddy, oh pal
Take a trip, a trip down to seatin' my gal
She's the one, the one that introduced me to you
Why don't you go bug my baby, Mr. Blue-ue-ues
Why don't you go bug my baby, Mr. Blue-ue-ues

Last night my baby doll said
Yes, I heard baby when she said; bye!
When I found that she meant; goodbye!
Well, now there then I thought I would die
Like to kill me? (Later baby!)

Mr. Blue-ue-ues, Mr. Blue-ue-ues
Mr. Blue-ue-ues, go bug my baby Mr. Blues
Mr. Blues, oh buddy, oh pal
Take a trip, a trip down to seatin' my gal
She's the one, the one that introduced me to you
Why don't you go bug my baby, Mr. Blue-ue-ues
Why don't you go bug my baby, Mr...
Go bug my baby
Won't you go bug my baby, Mr. Blue-ue-ues
Why don't you go bug my baby, Mr. Blue-ue-ues

(Rainwater - Gartrell - Davis)
MARVIN RAINWATER (MGM 12240, 195
6)


"MY BRAND OF BLUES"

You let me smile, once in a while
You change your style, just like a child
You make me cry, most all the time
You never try, to show you're mine

The right to choose my brand of blues
That's all you ever give
The right to choose which way I lose
The right to die or live
With the blues, with the blues

I feel so low, you hurt me so
You seem to know, I'll never go
And though you treat me like you do
I'll always be a slave to you

The right to choose my brand of blues
That's all you ever give
The right to choose which way I lose
The right to die or live
With the blues, with the blues

(Marvin Rainwater)
MARVIN RAINWATER (MGM K12511, 1957)


     "BABY, DON'T GO"

Baby, oh baby, you know I love you so
Baby, oh baby, baby please don't go
(ah-ah, ah-ha)

Well, now you got me beggin'
Like you used to do
But I know you'd never do to me
Like I've done to you
Oh baby, baby please don't go
(ah-ah, ah-ha)

Well, I'll tell you baby what I'll do
If you want me to
I'd spend the rest of my natural life
Makin' love to you
Oh baby, baby please don't go
(ah-ah, ah-ha)

Well, if I ever leave again
This is my promise, true
It will only be to bring
Something back to you
Oh baby, you know I love you so
Baby, oh baby, baby please don't go
(ah-ah, ah-ha)

Baby please don't go
(ah-ah, ah-ha)
Baby please don't go
(ah-ah, ah-ha)

(Marvin Rainwater)
MARVIN RAINWATER (M-G-M 12609, 1958)


"GAMBLIN' MAN (ROVING GAMBLER)"

Well, I'm a rovin' gambler
I've seen most every town
Whenever I meet with a deck of cards
I lay my money down
Lord, I lay my money down
Yeah, I lay my money down

I gamble out in Texas
And down in New Orleans
I've lost a pot with four-of-a-kind
I've won with a couple of queens
Lord, I bluffed with a couple of queens
And I won with a couple of queens

I met me a friend in Frisco
Lady Luck was her name
Well, I couldn't even lose with a pair of two's
Till a woman got in the game
Lord, a red head got in the game
Yeah, a woman got in the game

Well, she won my horse and saddle
She won my bowie knife
When I lost everything I had
She told me to bet my life
Lord, she told me to bet my life
She told me to bet my life

If you don't wanna lose your freedom
If you care about your life
Don't get in a game with a red headed dame
You'll win yourself a wife
Lord, you'll win yourself a wife
You got yourself a wife

(M. Rainwater)
MARVIN RAINWATER (M-G-M 12653, 1958)


"SO YOU THINK YOU'VE GOT TROUBLES"

So you think you've got troubles
The more you try the worse you get
So you think the world don't like you
Well brother, you ain't heard nothing yet

My car sounds like an old tin can
My wife went off with another man
And I strained a muscle of my fishing hand
My income tax is due

Now I lost my money in a poker game
And I think my left leg is a-goin' lame
My brother asked if I'd change my name
And that's what I think I'll do

My doctor told me not to smoke
Drink nothing stronger than a coke
I'm not even supposed to hear dirty jokes
For I'd laugh and strain my heart

I had every ailment known to man
From the African mumps to a dishpan hands
I lost every race that I ever ran

I didn't even get a start

So you think you've got troubles
The more you try the worse you get
So you think the world don't like you
Well brother, you ain't heard nothing yet

Now some people call me a pessimist
They say that I oughta make the best of this
Well, maybe I am a pessimist
That's something that I wouldn't know

But one thing I do know, I'll tell you right now

I'm a-milkin' the wrong end of this old cow
There's to many wrinkles in this boy's brow
That stuff has got to go

So you think you've got troubles
The more you try the worse you get
So you think the world don't like you
Well brother, you ain't heard nothing yet

So I put me a bar in the back of my car
And drive myself to drink!

(Rainwater)
MARVIN RAINWATER (M-G-M 12412, 1957)


"I Gotta Go Get My Baby"

When I woke up this fine, bright morning
It didn't look right to me
It seemed like something was awful wrong
And I wondered what it could be
I been thinking about it all day long
Tryin' to figure out what was wrong
Well the answer just now came to me
My darling baby's gone

I gotta go get my baby Wherever he may be
I gotta go get my baby and bring him home with me
I hate to leave you comp'ny, it's jolly as can be
But I gotta go get my baby and bring him home with me

Well I guess I took that guy of mine
For granted too darn long
He must of got tired of waiting 'round
And thought he didn't belong
But Lawdy knows I love that man
More than I've ever shown
I'm gonna bring my loving baby back
And place him on a throne

I gotta go get my baby Wherever he may be
I gotta go get my baby and bring him home with me
If I have to swim the ocean, well look out mister sea
'Cause I'm gonna go get my baby and bring him home with me


Written by Marvin Rainwater

"Half-Breed"
 
Written by John D.Loudermilk
as performed by Marvin Rainwater

(Spoken)
<>[Now here's a story about a boy who was always in trouble]
[And just because his pappy was a white trader]
[And his mammy was an indian maiden]
 
(Half-Breed)
(Half-Breed)
Well, your pappy was a trader, and your mammy was an indian maid boy
Your pappy was a trader, and your mammy was an indian maid boy
We know all about it and we don't want a half-breed around no
Before sundown you better be out of town boy
 
Half-Breed, they're hot on your tail boy
Half-Breed, but you better not run
Half-Breed, you better get a gun boy
Better get a gun and stand boy
You better get a gun and stand
 
Well, a man is a man as long as his plans are made boy
A man is a man as long as he can stand unafraid boy
So don't let 'em down, you know, no, don't you let 'em boy
'Cause you got a load to carry and you're just as necessary as they boy
 
Half-Breed, they're hot on your tail boy
Half-Breed, but you better not run
Half-Breed, you better get a gun boy
Better get a gun and stand boy
You better get a gun and stand
 
Half-Breed, they're hot on your tail boy
Half-Breed, but you better not run
Half-Breed, you better get a gun boy
Better get a gun and stand boy
You better get a gun and stand
 
Half-Breed. Half-Breed. Half-Breed. (fades)
Half-Breed. Half-Breed. Half-Breed.  



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