Wailin' & Raggin' the Blues

by Chris O

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Wailin' & Raggin' the Blues follows Chris's first blues release in 2014, Peckman's Plateau, and while it still includes a number of classic acoustic blues songs, there are also a number of originals and co-writes featured.

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released December 30, 2016

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Chris O Katoomba, Australia

An Australian, who plays with a real roots flavor.

Chris had two blues tours of Europe in 2014/2015. Chris was Solo Blues Performer of the Year for NSW, at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA.

"Chris is a gifted songwriter, understated singer and wicked multi-instrumentalist with catholic tastes and a penchant for inspired and creative collaborations." Sing Out Magazine, USA.
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Track Name: Loco Howl
Loco Howl - Chris O 2016

She’s gearin’ up to rumble down the line

Carriage is rusty, but her engine’s prime

Rollin rhythms make the dust clouds churn

Ah, she’s a steamin’ hot mama with the hellfire burn.

Hooter screamin, wheels are rattlin

Shakin & wailin out her pain

There ain’t no snow storm wild enough
to take the shine off-a this train
Lord nothing can take the shine off this train.

I’ve got the Loco Growl!

You know this engine can shuffle, slide and growl

The jellyroll blues with a loco howl

Rollin rhythms make the crankshafts turn

Red hot rockin, with a hellfire burn

Got the Loco Howl. Owwww!
I’ve got the Loco Growl

See her gearin’ to rumble down the line

Carriage is rusty, but her engine’s prime

Rollin rhythms make the dust clouds churn

She’s a steamin’ hot mama with the hellfire burn.

Lord, got the Loco Howl!
I’ve got the Loco Growl! Grrr
That train I ride’s
got a hellfire burn!
Oh yeah!
She’s got a hellfire burn.

Whoo Hoo, Whoo Hoo, Whoo Hoo,
Track Name: Broke and Hungry
I'm broke and I'm hungry,
Ragged and dirty too.
Track Name: Write Me a Few Lines
Lord, when you get home baby,
Please sit down and write me
A few of your lines.
Track Name: Workin' the Cottonfields
Workin the Cotton Fields Chris O © June 2014

You see that man
He’s got something on his mind
See that man
Worries on his mind
Clothes are ragged dirty
Eyes done lost their shine.

He gets up in the morning before
Rooster cries for day.
Wakes up in the morning,
Rooster ain’t even crowed the day
Comes home in the dark hours
Too tired to even pray
Too tired to even pray

Well there’s bread here on the table,
Roof above our heads
He puts bread on the table
The children all get fed
But he’s out there workin the Cotton Fields
Worryin.
Out there workin the Cotton Fields
Worryin, hard times ahead.

The Rich are getting richer
While the poor ones scratch for dimes.
And out there in the Cotton Fields
Eyes done lost their shine.
Out there in the Cotton Fields
Eyes done lost their shine.
Out there in the Cotton Fields
Eyes done lost their shine.

They want us to jump down, turn around
And pick a bale of cotton
Jump down, turn around
And pick a bale of hay.
Track Name: Tell Me Baby
Tell me baby, what fault do you find by me?
I'm gonna pack my suitcase
Beat it back to Tennessee.
Track Name: Good Lovin' Man
I had me a real flash dresser, with a pearly smile
And a gold chain on his chest.
Track Name: Hesitating Wedding Ring Blues
Hesitating Wedding Ring Blues Chris O © April 2014

Third time lucky, or third time bad?
Goodbye lonely, or hello sad?
Hmmm hmmm
Got the hesitating wedding ring blues.

Third time doubting, or third time true?
Swore I wouldn’t do it, but I’m stuck on you
Hmm Hmm
Got them hesitating gold ring blues

Well I’m the kind of girl who will never say die,
But the monkey on my back whispers “Don’t even try!”
Only just got over numbers 1 and 2
So why oh Babe am I defenceless with you?

“Love you darling ‘til the day I die”,
or “It’s all over! Baby bye bye!”
Hmmm
With the hesitating wedding blues.

Tho I gave away dancing, and my hot rod car,
Won’t stop honky tonkin this ole guitar!
Ain’t the kind of girl to wait around at home
But with you around Babe it’s hard to stay alone

Third time lucky or third time bad?
Goodbye lonesome, or hello sad?
Hmm Hmm
Got the hesitating wedding ring blues

Third time lucky, or third time mad?
Goodbye lonely, or hello sad?
Hmmm hmmm
Got the hesitating wedding ring blues.
Track Name: Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
Come everybody, do the Jitterbug Swing
Track Name: Crispin' Up the Biscuits
Get me some buttermilk and get me a pan,
Bake some biscuits for my good lovin' man