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dubharlin
Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:16 am Reply with quote
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whatev........................... Shocked



chords:

intro
Bm E7
Bm E7
D F#7 Bm G D Bm A

verse x2
D F#7 Bm G D Bm A
E7 G A

Bm E7
Bm E7

etc etc

-transcribed by W.H. Sinclair


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CurtisLing
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:32 pm Reply with quote
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>> now i'm walkin hunch
Now I'm walkin' hunched

>> a would you sucker her up and take a punch
Would you suck 'er up, and take a punch?
(as in "suck it up"??)

>>to shut the door when she been playing hard
>>i want to see his rags filed on floor????
To shut the down, when she's been playing a whore
Don't want to see his rags piled on the floor
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texasgal
Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:51 pm Reply with quote
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oh i get it

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dubharlin
Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:37 pm Reply with quote
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the way i wrote these out was how they sounded to me on the album. after giving your corrections a thought and the album another listen, here's how i believe they are sung. these would be my corrections.

tossed me 'round

now i'm walkin' HUNCH
----i can't hear an "ed" at the end of that so i stick with my original transcription----

uhhh would you sucker her up and take a punch
---- when i put the "a" there i meant "uhhhhhh" and he says "sucker her up"..i can hear the H.----

just uhhh leave me with a stack of them bills to pay

to shut the door when she been playing HARD
---- sounds like he isn't singing whore. there's a definate D on the end there----
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:06 pm Reply with quote
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sorry, dub, but I think Curtis has it nailed... don't be so mulish. wait 'til you have a gal do all this to you, and you'll know exactly what ketch is talking about...
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dubharlin
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:29 pm Reply with quote
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haha@wait 'til

whatever man. he's says HUNCH on the album. did he write the lyrics out with "hunched"? maybe...maybe not...but when he decided to sing that particular word he said HUNCH. i don't think i'm being unreasonable about this. it's just the way it is on the album. that's the whole point.

hunch...bunch vs. hunched bunch

maybe he liked the rhyme better without the "ed" so he decided to exclude it. good luck with your girl problems dude. i find it rediculous you are some what attacking me considering i spent the time to post lyrics and chords to these songs even before the album was made available to the general public so people could learn them. then i go back and listen to certain phrases people question at normal speeds then slowed down and post my findings...still i get grief from people like you. i even help anyone out that is having chord or arrangement issues because i want to help. cheers buddy...to being mulish
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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:37 pm Reply with quote
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dont worry dub, you are appreciated big time. i love being able to learn these songs and without your help, it would have taken me much much longer. you da man in my book dub!

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:36 pm Reply with quote
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sorry, dub - in no way was that a personal attack, amigo...
jokey tones don't come across in print very well!
you are absolutely correct in hunch vs. -ed (didn't look at that one closely enough), but i think curtis is correct on "suck 'er" and "whore". i'll send a pm with what i think the discrepancies in lyric are, you can review and edit your original at your discretion - i'm not going to doubt the veracity of your chord decipherin', and I also thank you for your work and contribution in that regard. Please - do keep it up.
--my mule ears are likely longer than yours, anyhow-- Smile
Cheers back at ya!
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dubharlin
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:13 am Reply with quote
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suck 'er up = 3 syllables

when i listen to it, it sounds like 5 syllables and not two.

sucker her up = 4

and where did the "h" sound come from? maybe he wrote it down that way but with 4 syllables how would you sing that...suck 'er 'er up? doesn't make much sense to me.

on the whore thing. there's definately a D sound at the end of it. so he sang it "whored"? playing hard makes more sense to me.

to each their own. send me your version. i'll look at it. when you write lyrics out on paper without really listening very precisely to what is exactly being sung on the album, you can definately make sense of whatever. maybe there was a slip up when it was sung. i don't know but i just go off of what i hear. when you slow something down even half speed and can hear differences in what people are saying makes more sense but it doesn't match up, what's one to do?


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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:19 am Reply with quote
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Man, where's Mr.T when you need him?

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TexasBoy
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:36 am Reply with quote
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i believe Ketch (on the album) says "sucker up and take a punch" and "playing hard, don't want to see his rags piled on the floor"
i have heard another version where i can tell he said playing a whore, but on the album i'm pretty sure it's "playing hard"

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dubharlin
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:43 am Reply with quote
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tex,

go back and listen to that line and count the syllables. maybe on other versions he does sing it suck 'er up but on the album he seemed to throw in an extra syllable. you guys need to stop peeking at the other version by molly. Rolling Eyes


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pittsyltucky
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:42 pm Reply with quote
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rodge, that link was funny as hell - maybe we do need mr t on this one!!!!
perhaps this would be a good poll... 3 syllables or 5??
i clearly hear 3 on the album "suck'er h'up" i think the "h" sound you refer to comes in as he's singing "up"... similar to other southernisms like h'ain't for ain't when you look at WPA interview transcriptions
the transition between lines (19 and 20 on dub's original transcription) is very quick, without pause... "to shut the door when she been playin' whore, I don't wanna see his rags piled on the floor" the "d" sound you are hearing is from the beginning of "don't", not the end of "whore" - the "I" (more correctly "uh") sound clearly prefaces the "d" sound of "don't"
"his rags piled on the floor" makes "playin' whore" the obvious child to me, but of course that's my interpretation - i think others will agree.
-perhaps the album was done so ambiguously as not to get an advisory warning.? i admit it is mighty difficult to decipher, but a hard listen should bring the results i came up with. (next post)
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:08 pm Reply with quote
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my good gal- (the pittsyltucky interpretation)

well she drug me down
tossed me 'round
slammed my name all over town
my good gal ain't no good to me
she makes true love more like misery-hee

now i'm walkin hunch
i get drunk a bunch
so would you sucker h'up and take a punch
my good gal ain't no good to me
and to think i've acted reasonably-ee

ahh but i miss 'er
mmm hmmm
and all that i wish from her

is the time of day
don't go outta your way
a-just-a leave me with a stack of them bills to pay
my good gal ain't no good to me
and she don't have the courtesy-ee

to shut the door when she been playin' whore
don' wanna see his rags piled on the floor
my good gal ain't no good to me
and i only wish that she could see-hee
that i miss her

-harp solo-

ahh, but i miss her
uuh huh
all i have is a picture
of her

it was-a-taken years ago
i was a kid you know
just-a-leanin' up against that el dorado
my good gal ain't no good to me
and the final word belongs to me-hee

because i drove her out of town
and i shot her down
and i left her there in the cold, cold ground
my good gal ain't no good to me
not even in her memory-ee


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dubharlin
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:39 pm Reply with quote
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pittsyltucky wrote:
(19 and 20 on dub's original transcription) is very quick, without pause... "to shut the door when she been playin' whore, I don't wanna see his rags piled on the floor" the "d" sound you are hearing is from the beginning of "don't", not the end of "whore"


nah..you've got it wrong. go get those ears cleaned. mr t is going to come after you when you're singing it your way in the shower.

it may be fast but it isn't that fast when you slow it down half speed. he does not sing I DON'T WANNA. that's clearly obvious. so that debunks your alternative D theory. watch out for mr t. i'm going to agree to disagree on this one.

i also find it interesting that if you go to google and type in: sucker her up and take a punch, it shows up in the npr description of an interview with ketch.
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:32 pm Reply with quote
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i think you're right on the "i don' wanna" part -- i believe it's just "don' wanna" now...! funny enough, i can hear both "...hard, i wanna" and "whore, don' wanna" - if she's been playing hard (we can assume in the bedroom), why would he WANT to see dude's clothes on the floor?? i still think she's been playing whore and he DOESN'T want to see dude's clothes. if she has been been playing _______ (insert your choice), she should at least have the courtesy to shut the door so he can't see it. that's the message i'm getting.
after seeing the npr site, i begin to wonder about this one now... was that their transcribers who posted that or did OCMS supply them lyrics?? the words aren't spoken in the interview. i still swear i hear "sucker up" or "suck her up" i/o "sucker her up", even with fresh-cleaned ones...
if there's ever a definitive word, i'll have to owe you another one!!
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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:31 pm Reply with quote
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dubharlin wrote:
help correct if they're wrong. thanks





Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

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TexasBoy
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:09 am Reply with quote
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lol Ketch would probably laugh his head off if he read this topic

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dubharlin
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:51 am Reply with quote
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remember when this thread was real "lively" ? i'm changing my answer to 4 syllables now Laughing still a damn great song
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:16 am Reply with quote
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ah, those were fun times, indeed, dub... fun times indeed -- and I still say three!! Wink
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pittsyltucky wrote:

jokey tones don't come across in print very well!


They need to invent the Sarcasm Font.

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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:17 pm Reply with quote
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That was erm fun, thanks.

I'm bouncing around like a firecracker here shouting Woo! I saw a gig, I'm stoked etc but any way in my infinite experience I wanr=ted to add that they used a line that sounded like "left her on that cold white slab" in Galway last week.

ANyone ellse hear this?
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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:33 pm Reply with quote
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I think the ole TexasBoy has got it right. IMHO.

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Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:58 am Reply with quote
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GumboStu wrote:
a line that sounded like "left her on that cold white slab" in Galway last week.

ANyone ellse hear this?


i've heard a few veriations of this, one he didnt even shoot her, he just shoved her face in the cold clay ground. heh

cold white slab is interesting though..

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Much obliged for this. was gettin frustrated with this one till now.

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TexasBoy wrote:
lol Ketch would probably laugh his head off if he read this topic


i no i did!

i always thought it was "playin hard" but WHORE does ryme better with the next verses FLOOR.

slowin it down and countin syllables huh?...
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:19 am Reply with quote
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i still don't know how that was done. i ain't got no fancy programs, though.

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pittsyltucky wrote:
i still don't know how that was done. i ain't got no fancy programs, though.


This would b one way

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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:56 pm Reply with quote
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ya p'tuck after hearin it 50 and a half times your rite. the d is for the following word DONT. how would the slow down method interpret:

we've traveled so far, dead soldiers all around...=we've traveled so farted soldiers all around??

not that ketch dont make it as hard as possible...
maybe were turning art into a science here, but i wanted to say fart.
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GumboStu
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:56 pm Reply with quote
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hey I like the old lyric for this - not better but I like the vitriol Twisted Evil

http://www.oldcrowfans.com/tabs/my_good_gal.htm

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