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Rufus Taught Hank the Blues
© March 21, 2008 Stan Loh
Verse 1
He came from the streets of Georgiana,
His home a dingy shack,
Guitar, harp and red bandanna,
The blues upon his back.
From nowhere came a scrawny boy,
Not quite eleven years old,
A Silvertone his Christmas joy,
Three chords he could hold.
Chorus
Rufus taught Hank the blues,
Rufus taught Hank the blues,
He taught him lifts,
He taught him riffs,
Rufus taught Hank the blues.
Verse 2
Door to door for Greenville pennies,
They shared the coins each night,
Next stop were the whiskey alleys,
The love of black and white,
And mama didn’t care, and papa was gone,
The lonesome whippoorwill,
It hurt inside, his heart forlorn,
He craved Jack Daniel’s still.
Bridge
Don’t forget Rufus Payne,
When he plays you feel the pain,
The Blues…oh…the blues…
Rufus taught Hank, oh Rufus taught Hank the bluuueees.
Verse 3
The boy became an Opry star,
Indeed he fared damn well,
But booze and blues began to scar,
Whisky and fame are pals,
Old Rufus still played the cold, cold streets,
The boy played to surging crowds,
There was a time they were to meet,
The booze just made him proud.
Repeat Chorus/ Repeat Bridge
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Uploaded: Feb 22, 2011 - 11:00:07 AM
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011 - 12:04:23 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 12:31:04 AM
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johnwhitehead said 2314 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Rufus
Great storytelling and singing. Loves the changes in the bridge, and the Slim Whitman yodeling part!! I dig this.
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Lagusaya2 said 2314 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Thank you, John
Hi John...I am a newbie here...thanks for being the first one on this site to listen to my "noise". I'm glad to meet with approval from you. Much appreciated by me.

Stan
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KCsGROOVE said 2314 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
finally!
Glad you're finally here, my friend! :-)
Always enjoy your songs, Stan!
KC
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Lagusaya2 said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Hey KCsGROOVE
Thanks so much for the welcome. I hope to make more friends here as well. Thanks to you for bringing me here!

Stan
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Garni said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Nice to see you here Stan :)
Wonderful music you have here Stan :)
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Lagusaya2 said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Hey Gerald
Good to see you here man! Glad you liked this oldie from me.

Stan
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pablatone said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
dude!
this is too good! I love it. Good singing, I haven't heard you before so I'm gonna have to check out more of your tunes. thanks.
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Lagusaya2 said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thank you
Very good to read your encouragement ... I will check your song later. Hope to see you around more. Thanks!

Stan
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MarkHolbrook said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Cool stuff!
Great little tune!
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Lagusaya2 said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thank you Mark
I'll have to listen to your stuff later...your name sounds familiar...hmmmm...please visit again. Thanks!

Stan


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mrattue said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Porch tune
Can see the porch and the rocker as i listen to this! Great stuff! Really unadorned and simply and effectively rendered, like a swathe of open country!

Nice. Enjoyed!

Marc
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Lagusaya2 said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Porch Tune!!!
Yah! I love that kind of warm summer feeling type of songs...actually I had in mind a pergola or a mid-size pavilion in a park on an august afternoon for this song. You have great ears! Thanks so much!

Stan
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michaeljayklein said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
One of my favorites from you...
....and wonderful hearing it once more--thanks again Stan!
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Lagusaya2 said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks you Michael
So nice of you to knock on my door! Most happy to read your comment. Thanks man!

Stan
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VicDiesel said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
It wouldn't be a country song
without a whippoorwill. Though I must say I've lived in TN for 10 years without ever founding out what they might be.

Nice song. Your guitar styling is maybe more Jimmy Rogers than Hank Williams (in my unschooled estimation) but it has the old time-y feel. Good story telling too. And that's the essence of country. Life stories.
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Lagusaya2 said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
LOL!!!
Love your comment re the whippoorwill...I used it because of Hank's song.
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magnatone said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Rufus and Hank
Hi Stan - welcome to MJ! this is a great first post - enjoyed very much!
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Lagusaya2 said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Thank Magnatone
I have to take a lower dias to you...you the master! So, thanks for the welcome.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2313 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Awesome!
Raw and unadorned, and straight to the point. I LOVE stuff like that! *grin*

Cheers,
Jim
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Lagusaya2 said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Huge thanks!
Jim, thanks for the kindness.
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BlueAttitude said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Good songwriting!
Love the lyrics! Vocals sound good too. Nothing wrong with the music either, just what the song needs. Enjoyed this!
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Lagusaya2 said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Thanks!!!
TY for the comment on the lyrics...wrote it on the plane returning from Nashville. Glad you approve with the rest of the piece.
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ShadowofNine said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Excellent Stan
You do get around and thats very cool. Nice to hear you here, splendid story telling again Stan...Bravo
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Lagusaya2 said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Hey Friend
BTW I recently got appointed as an Advisor to a 3D Animation project called The Monkey King! Very interesting project. Maybe you'd like to know more about it. Nice to see you here...and thanks for listening to my crap!
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Moviz said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Stannnnnnn!
You found us at last.... thought you'd never come LOL. Great story telling and your special delivery, make this great entertainment.... lovin' that yodel (tone-perfect), regards M
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Lagusaya2 said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Yes...MJ came highly recommended
KCsGROOVE got me here! And so did Toveco. Now I see some old friends hang out here too! I feel at home...but I find now that my time is divided!

Thanks for the musical comment on this song. Much appreciated.

Stan
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RAVENS said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Well well well
If it isn't Stan Da Man! Hello my friend, it's so wonderful to see/hear you here. You are one of my favorite songwriters, I'm so glad that you've joined MJ. Terrific song, hope you stick around!

RAVEN ;-)
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Lagusaya2 said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Hi Raven
Thanks for the warm welcome! I heard your great piece with Morgan on the other show! You guys rock!

I'll be around, but my time's limited with my projects piling up. Thanks!

Stan
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Char said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Did you
pick up the yodel up when you went to Nashville? That was really nice. Thanks.
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Lagusaya2 said 2311 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
LOL!
I'm an oldie-mouldie, but when I was still a teenager I decided one day, after listening to country radio (in Malaysia), I'd like to yodel...it must have been painful for my parents and siblings! But I now do it (my wife says, not often enough). LOL!

Thanks so much for your warm comment...I liked it a lot.

Stan
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jdholliday said 2312 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Hello Stan
I like your description , "attitude adjuster" I'd like to hire you! lol.
Nice song, well done! Welcome sir!
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Lagusaya2 said 2311 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Attitude Adjuster....
I'm for hire...that's my job. I deal with inventors...and most of the time they are in another world...

Thanks JD...your comment and welcome lifted me...so, you're an attitude adjuster as well.

Stan
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speedonl said 2311 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Cool
Very cool tune, ha, liked it!!
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Lagusaya2 said 2311 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Thank you Speedoni ...
I do appreciate your time and kind words.

Stan
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Toveco said 2285 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Nice Blues
I star to take a travel among your musk and find many great songs, several hit songs actually

Like this one a lot

Tom/
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Lagusaya2 said 2276 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Thanks friend
Your support is most appreciated.
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jimmyrus said 2263 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Very Nice
Great story, nice simple song structure, way to go!
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