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Famous Blues Covers: James Brown "The Things That I Used To Do"

 

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Famous Blues Covers


"The Things That I Used to Do" is a classic blues written by Eddie Jones, better known as Guitar Slim.

In 1964, a cover recorded by James Brown cracked the Billboard Hot 100 at number 99.





Now it's time to listen to the original version!



The Rock and Roll of Fame included the tune on its list of the "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll". 



"The things that I used to do

Lord, I won't do no more
The things that I used to do
Lord, I won't do no more
I used to sit and hold your hand, baby
Cry and beg you not to go
I was born in Georgia, baby
Lord, I was raised in Tennessee
I was born in Augusta, Georgia, baby
Lord, I was raised in Tennessee
No matter how hard I tried
Somebody always hurting on me
I'm gonna send you back to your mother
And I'm going back to my family too
I'm gonna send you back to your mother, baby
Lord, and I'm going back to my folks
My old, my old folks back home too
'Cause nothing I can do to please you, mama
Lord, I just can't get along with you
Ow, ow
You're so mean to me now, to me now..."
Source: Musixmatch
Composed by Eddie Guitar Slim Jones

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