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San Francisco Bay Blues 1

Jesse Fuller


Feb/Mar 1961
cd imgTHE DYLAN'S ROOT (T-101)

  East Orange tape, Home of Bob and Sid Gleason, East Orange NJ - February or March 1961  

I got the blues from my baby livin' by the San Francisco Bay
The ocean liners not so far away
I didn't mean to treat her so bad
She was the best girl I ever have had
I said goodbye, I can take a cry
I wanna lay down and die.

I ain't got a nickle and I ain't got a lousy dime
She don't come back, think I'm gonna lose my mind
If she ever get back to stay it's gonna be another brand new day
Walkin' with my baby down by San Francisco Bay.

Sittin' down lookin' from the back door wondrin' which way to go
Woman I'm so crazy 'bout she don't love me no more
Think I'll catch me a freight train cause I'm feelin' blue
Ride all the way to the end of the line thinkin' only you.

Meanwhile livin' in the city just about to go insane
All I heard my baby Lord, the way she used to call my name
If she ever get back to stay it's gonna be another brand new day
Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay.
Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay.
Yeah, walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay.
    

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San Francisco Bay Blues 2


May 1961
cd imgTHE MINNESOTA TAPES (T-318)
cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS PARTY TAPE

  Minnesota Party tape 1961, Minneapolis MN - May 1961  

I have to know soon my baby has left me
By the San Francisco Bay.
The ocean liner is going so far away.
I didn't mean to treat her so bad
She was the best girl I ever have had.
She made me cry, like to say goodbye
I want to lay down and die.

I ain't got a nickel, I ain't got a lousy dime.
And if she don't come back
Lord I think I'm going to lose my mind.
But if she ever come back and stay
We're gonna have a brandnew day.
Walking with my baby down the San Francisco Bay.

Sit there and looking to my backdoor
Wondering which way your lady goes.
The woman I am crazy about, she don't love me no more.
Think I'm gonna take me a freight train 'cause I'm feeling blue.
Run on up to the end of the way thinking only of to you.

Just about to go to the city, just about to go insane.
I think I love that woman for the way she used to call my name.
If she ever come back and stay, we gonna have a brand new day.
Walking with my baby down the San Francisco Bay.
Hey, walking with my baby down the San Francisco Bay.
    

 Recording dates & record list

Feb/Mar 1961 1 THE DYLAN'S ROOT (b)
May 1961 2 THE MINNESOTA TAPES (b)
THE MINNEAPOLIS PARTY TAPE
19 Sep 1961 HARD TIMES IN NEW YORK CITY (b)
19 Sep 1961 I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 1 (Ten Million In A Week) (b)
23 Nov 1961 THE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62
I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (b)
10 June 1988 SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES (b)
28 June 1988 THE CRITICS CHOICE Vol. 4 (b)
4 Dec 1988 YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)