Milkcow Blues Boogie

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Words & Music: Kokomo Arnold
Well, I woke up this morning,
And I looked out the door.
I can tell that old milk cow
By the way she lowed.

Hold it fellows, that don't move me.
Let's get real, real gone for a change.

Well, I woke up this morning
And I looked out the door
I can tell that that old milk cow
I can tell the way she lowed.

Well, if you've seen my milk cow,
Please ride her on home.
I ain't had no milk or butter
Since that cow's been gone.

Well, I tried to treat you right,
Day by day.
Get out your little prayer book
Get down on your knees and pray.
For you're gonna need,
You're gonna need your loving daddy's help someday.
Well, then you're gonna be sorry
For treating me this way.

Well, believe me, don't that sun look good going down?
Well, believe me, don't that sun look good going down?
Well, don't that old moon look lonesome
When your baby's not around.

Well, I tried everything to get along with you.
I'm gonna tell you what I'm going do.
I'm gonna quit my crying, I'm gonna leave you alone.
If you don't believe I'm leaving, you can count the days I'm
I'm gonna leave.
You're gonna need your loving daddy's help someday.
Well, you're gonna be sorry
You treated me this way.
Recorded: 1954/11 or 1954/12, first released on single


Miknik7077 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2020report abuse
Just an absolute classic. A combination of rock, blues, and country. Ingenious.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 16, 2018report abuse
3-stars; it's nothing to brag home about other than the intro and Scotty Moore's guitar solo in the middle. Ricky Nelson with James Burton playing lead guitar put Elvis' version to shame.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2013report abuse
One of his best, but no hit back than. It's supposed to be based on Bob Wills Brain Cloudy Blues, but I don't think so. It sounds more like the great original by Kokomo Arnold. A top 3 song in my book. Where are all the reactions to this magnificent song?
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
An unusual talking intro in the first few bars is followed by a superb upbeat performance that moves along at breakneck pace that gives me the feeling I am on a fast train.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2011report abuse
Super and ground breaking! Just how ground breaking? Look at all the artists that have covered this since. None came close.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2009report abuse
Five star all the way. Check out what others were recording back in 1954. Elvis really was the trend setter. These sun recordings are a must for any collection.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
Love it, the tempo change is marvelous but nothing compared to Elvis' howling and switching vocals. One of my favourite Sun-recordings.

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