Musical Interludes: Conjured

 

With one of those deep, throaty voices that was just made to sing the blues, Wynonie Harris had a lot of success during his career, though he never rose as high in life as he did after his death, being honored posthumously with several awards. He had several big hits with his original mixture of Big Band and brassy sound incorporated with his Bluesy lyrics, but I have to admit that this is my favorite of his songs, even beating out his more popular tunes.

“Conjured”

You said it was love made me stutter when I talk,
But is it love that makes me stagger when I walk?

The Gypsy woman told me, “She’s got you conjured, son”
Somebody’s lyin’ — you are that Gypsy one.

You said I was jealous when I didn’t go to work,
You sprinkled my shoes with graveyard dirt,

Yeah, the Gypsy woman told me, “She’s got you conjured, son”
Somebody’s lyin’ — you are that Gypsy one.

The whiskey you bought me, I was scared to unscrew it,
The Gypsy woman told me, it was embalming fluid.
You got a Black Cat Bone and a Buzzard Feather,
A John the Conquer Root and they’re all tied together

Yeah, the Gypsy woman told me, “She’s got you conjured, son”
Well, somebody’s lyin’ — you are that Gypsy one.

The whiskey you bought me, I was scared to unscrew it,
The Gypsy woman told me, it was embalming fluid.
You got a Black Cat Bone and a Buzzard Feather,
A John the Conquer Root and they’re all tied together

Yeah, the Gypsy woman told me, “She’s got you conjured, son”
Well, somebody’s lyin’ — its you are that Gypsy one.

 

Produced by: King Recordings