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I seek help looking for a song.

 
 
Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 04:15 pm
Last week I was somewhere in the middle of Nebraska, fiddling with the radio in my truck, and managed to find only one station that came in clearly. It was a station that played a mixture of oldies and new stuff. One of the songs they played I am assuming was an oldie, but I couldn't swear by it. I would like to know the name of the song, the artist, and the year it was recorded.

I can't give you much to work with. The song was fairly slow with almost bluesy undertones. The guy singing it had a fairly smooth voice and he would repeat each line. For example, the first line was something like this....

My baby left me and I'm feeling sad

My baby left me and I'm feeling sad

It went on like that, a song about his baby leaving him and the torture he was going through. At the end of the song, and this might be the only substantial clue I have to offer, the guy explains how he is going to the gypsy. He then tells the listener that the gypsy told him some news that you're not going to believe. And that news was that (and this was the last line of the song) "this time she's left you for good"

So, any help? The song was very mellow, almost hypnotic.

I might just want to give it another listen.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 04:18 pm
Good friggin lord! It's been almost four minutes and I still don't have an answer?

Hurry up, people!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 05:58 pm
Still waiting.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 06:00 pm
I got nothing, sorry.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 06:05 pm
I think the key to the whole thing is the fact that he goes to the gypsy for help.

There can't be that many songs where a gypsy is sought out for help, can there?
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 06:10 pm
Prolly not.

My brother and I were in the car together last night, coming back from a pig roast in CT <this has nothing to do with your question>, listening to bubble gum pop on a n oldies station. We were in stitches - the songs were a riot. Your song reminded me of this because one of the tunes was about this guy's baby crying every day when he went to work. "Save all your kisses" he said, "I have to go to work!" he sang. I was astounded at how ridiculous his wife had to have been. Then, the last line made it clear he was singing to his 3 year old daughter. Weird.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 06:29 pm
Were you and your brother singing along?
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 06:35 pm
No, we were giggling and guffawing. These were lost 45s, I forgot to mention that. So, these were songs that were lame to begin with, 30 years ago.
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fishin
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 07:03 pm
Was there anything in that song about his truck having a flat tire and his dog dying??? I think I might know thi sone. Very Happy
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 07:04 pm
hehehehee.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 07:04 pm
He said it was bluesy, not country!
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fishin
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 07:06 pm
I get verra blue when the only station that comes in is a country station. Same diff no? Razz
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 07:06 pm
Gypsy? Did she have a rose tattoo? Sounds kinda familiar.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 07:09 pm
Good point fishin!

Roger - I thought it was the one about the guy who also lost his job, but I was wrong.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 08:18 pm
I see we still haven't made any headway on this thread.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 08:26 pm
Yeah, but Roger nailed the writing right-to-left question.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 08:57 pm
Okay, so Love Potion #9 didn't keep repeating itself, but it did have a Gypsy.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 09:03 pm
I Almost Lost My Mind

-Artist: Pat Boone from "Pat Boone's Greatest Hits"-MCA: MCAC 10885
-peak Billboard position # 1 for 4 weeks in 1956
-previously a #1 R&B hit for writer Hunter in 1950
-Words and Music by Ivory Joe Hunter


When I lost my baby (baby)
I almost lost my mind
When I lost my baby (baby)
I almost lost my mind
My head is in a spin since she's left me behind





I went to see the gypsy
And had my fortune read
I went to see the gypsy
And had my fortune read
I hung my head in sorrow when she said what she said

Well, I can tell you, people (people)
The news was not so good
Well, I can tell you, people (people)
The news was not so good
She said "Your baby's left you"
"This time she's gone for good" (gone for good)

Bah-ooh-ah-ooh-ah-ooh-ah-ooh-ooh
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 09:04 pm
Wow - good one Edgar!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2005 09:04 pm
I nailed it.
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