R.L. Burnside


what are the lyrics to the song "it's bad you know" as played on the sopranos?

>>By moi   (Tuesday, 8 Jul 2003 17:37)

does anyone have the lyrics to It's Bad You Know

>>By markayes   (Sunday, 14 Sep 2003 19:06)

I love R.L. Burnside! The blend of blues w. quirky loops and sounds and his voice was truely groundbreaking and innovative.

>>By smare   (Sunday, 14 Sep 2003 20:05)

The first line of the garbled lyrics to "It's Bad You KNow" is "The union blew the whistle". The second line I can't make out. I think it's something like " And... (4 or 5 garbled words")... ran from there".


>>By Wyatt   (Friday, 14 Nov 2003 23:08)

Correction: the actual lyric is: The union blow the whistle. I suspect my hunch about the 2nd lyric is wrong also. (Just went back and listened to the song.)

>>By Wyatt   (Friday, 14 Nov 2003 23:24)

The Union Blow the whistle and the fireman he rang his bell

>>By Beetlejuice   (Sunday, 31 Oct 2004 12:58)

Oops... I mistyped... "The Engineer blow his whistle, the Fireman he ring his bell"

>>By Beetlejuice   (Sunday, 31 Oct 2004 18:47)

Love a bit of the RLB!!!

>>By Tchock   (Sunday, 5 Sep 2010 15:39)

Those particular lyrics have been used many times in different Blues songs and by different artists. They appear in a song called 'Empire State Express' which was written and recorded by the Father of the Delta Blues, Eddie James "Son" House, Jr.

>>By SixtyWattShaman   (Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 02:08)

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