Thursday, June 15, 2017

Noirsville Tune of the Week

Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947)is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States.

"Nobody" is a popular song with music by Bert Williams and lyrics by Alex Rogers, published in 1905.  "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See" to open his version of the song.


Nobody knows the trouble I see
Nobody knows but me
When life seems full of clouds and rain
And I am filled with naught but pain
Who soothes my thumpin' bumpin brain?
And When winter comes with snow and sleet
And me with hunger and cold feet
Who says, "Here's a quarter, boy now you go and eat"?
I ain't never done nothin' to nobody
And I ain't never got nothin' 
From nobody, no time
And until I get somethin'
From somebody sometime
Well, I don't intend to do nothin'
For nobody, no time
Then summer comes all cool and clear
And my good friends they see me drawin' near
Who says, "Come on in here, man, have a beer?"
Last christmas eve it was about daybreak
I was in that railroad wreck
And who was it hauled the engine off my neck
Not a livin' soul
I ain't ever done nothin' to nobody
And I ain't never got nothin'
From nobody, no time (oh yes)
Until I get me somethin' (oh yes)
From somebody sometime (oh yes)
Well, I been thinkin' it out and beyond a doubt
I ain't gonna do nothin' for nobody no time
When I don't intend to do nothin' 
For nobody, no time
Nobody no time

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