BAD LIKE JESSE JAMES (johnleehookercover)

by The Smudge

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Words and music by John Lee Hooker.
Samples, Vocals, and production by The Smudge
Cover Photo By The Smudge.
Dog in Photo: IVAN.

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released August 4, 2016

The smudge - laptop / humming machine / samples
LYRICS:
I'm bad
I'm bad
Like Jesse James, uh-huh
I had a friend one time
Least I thought I did
He come to me
Said, 'The Smudge?'
Said, 'What man?'
'I'm outdoor'
I say, 'Yeah?'
I taken the cat in
Get him a place to stay
And I found out
He goin' 'round town
Tellin' ev'rybody that he
He got my wife
Then I gets mad
I goes to the cat
Like a good guy should
I said, 'Look man
'I'm gonna warn, you just one time'
Next time I warn you'
'I'm gonna use my gun'
'Cause I'm mad, I'm bad, like Jesse James
I'm so mad, I'm so mad.
I'm gonna ruin you this mornin'.
I've got three boys
Do my dirty work
Now, you don't see me
I'm the big boss
I do the payin' off
After they take care of you
In their on way
They may shoot you
They may cut you.
They may drown you
I just don't know
I don't care
Long as they take care of you
In their on way
I'm so mad, I'm bad this mornin', like Jesse James.
They gon' take you right down
By the riverside
Now four is goin' down
Ain't but three comin' back
You read between the line
We're gonna have a deal
'Cause I'm mad, I'm bad, like Jesse James.
They gonna tie yo' hands
They gonna tie yo' feet
They gonna gag your throat
Where you can't holler none
An cryin' won't help you none
Set you in the water
Yeah, the bubbles comin' up.
Whoa
Rrrrrrr
Rrrrrrr
Oh yeah, I'm so mad!

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The Smudge Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For more than a decade, electronic audio artist "The Smudge" has been self releasing various audio art, performing live in the frozen north and Milwaukee, and designing album art. From avant-garde, musique concrete, electronica and techno, to industrial, noise, ambient, experimental, spoken word, and solo piano work, T.S. has woven a weird world of more than 100+ LP's, EP's, splits, and comps. ... more

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Track Name: Bad Like Jesse James
I'm bad
I'm bad
Like Jesse James, uh-huh
I had a friend one time
Least I thought I did
He come to me
Said, 'The Smudge?'
Said, 'What man?'
'I'm outdoor'
I say, 'Yeah?'
I taken the cat in
Get him a place to stay
And I found out
He goin' 'round town
Tellin' ev'rybody that he
He got my wife
Then I gets mad
I goes to the cat
Like a good guy should
I said, 'Look man
'I'm gonna warn, you just one time'
Next time I warn you'
'I'm gonna use my gun'
'Cause I'm mad, I'm bad, like Jesse James
I'm so mad, I'm so mad.
I'm gonna ruin you this mornin'.
I've got three boys
Do my dirty work
Now, you don't see me
I'm the big boss
I do the payin' off
After they take care of you
In their on way
They may shoot you
They may cut you.
They may drown you
I just don't know
I don't care
Long as they take care of you
In their on way
I'm so mad, I'm bad this mornin', like Jesse James.
They gon' take you right down
By the riverside
Now four is goin' down
Ain't but three comin' back
You read between the line
We're gonna have a deal
'Cause I'm mad, I'm bad, like Jesse James.
They gonna tie yo' hands
They gonna tie yo' feet
They gonna gag your throat
Where you can't holler none
An cryin' won't help you none
Set you in the water
Yeah, the bubbles comin' up.
Whoa
Rrrrrrr
Rrrrrrr
Oh yeah, I'm so mad!