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Swamp Cracka
12 posts
Feb 02, 2009
2:58 PM
Anybody know the lyrics to one of my favorite live Mofro songs - "Harp & Drums"? That dang ol' song just gets my feet a' stompin' but my mouth can't keep up with the words.

And how are ya'll going to know the difference between "Swamp Cracka" (me) and "Swampcracka" (other)?

Now's about the time Mofro usually comes back through Atlanta for some live shows. I'm looking forward to seeing them live again - I burned about 450 calories at their last show. I need to burn off some more!

Swamp Cracka
mofrofans1
Admin
1044 posts
Feb 03, 2009
12:07 AM
That's a damn good question Swamp Cracka; there's parts of the lyrics I've never been able to pick up either. Somebody's GOTTA have em!

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MofroFan1

Last Edited by on Mar 01, 2009 9:57 PM
mofrofans1
Admin
1164 posts
Mar 01, 2009
9:58 PM
I guess ain't nobody got no lyrics to H&D, S_C. But I figgered I'd bump this post up and see if we get a nibble.

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swkelley
230 posts
Mar 02, 2009
1:27 PM
I sent the following email to JJ:

JJ,

When you have a free second....if that is even possible.....could you please finish the lyrics to Harp & Drums for me:


You know, you know, you know,
What I'm talkin' about,
Lord if feels so good deep inside
You know what I'm talkin' about,
,
But you just don't it,
Know what you know,
But you just can't hide it,
Know what I'm talkin' about
Lord it feels so good deep inside,
You know what I'm talkin' about


And this is what he had to say:

I actually make up different things each time I sing it so I'm not sure what I say till I say it (Other than the lines that I generally say every time). When I finally record a version of the song I'll fully commit on the lyrics. I did Dirtfloorcracka the same way.


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any groove is reason to move
mofrofans1
Admin
1166 posts
Mar 02, 2009
2:35 PM
Way cool Stan. Thank you!!!!
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mofrogunner
31 posts
Mar 03, 2009
11:50 AM
ok I took a shot and it seems like he improvises cuz I checked a few shows and the lyrics change a lot
and it's going so fast you can hear some word trippin' goin' on

this was the closing tune on 11.11.2002
this is what I heard - your mileage may vary

Harp & Drums 11.11.2002 Ziggy's W-S,NC

[0:56]
yeah you know you know you know
what I'm talkin' about

[1:04]
feels so good deep inside
you know what I'm talkin' about

[1:12]
well it's good for you to know
but you just don't turn 'em
know what you know
but you just can't hide it
know what I'm talkin' about

[1:20]
well it feels good deep inside
you know what I'm talkin' about

[2:40]
you know you know you know
what I'm talkin' about

[2:39]
it feels so good deep inside
you know what I'm talkin' about

[2:47]
well you're beatin' people down
but you just don't turn 'em
know what you know
but you just can't hide it
know what I'm talkin' about

[2:55]
well it's so so Goddam down deep inside
you know what I'm talkin' about

[5:18]
you know you know you know
what I'm talking about

[5:25]
well it feels so good deep inside
you know what I'm talkin' about

[5:33]
well those people pick your mind
but you just don't turn it
know what you know
but you just can't hide it
know what I'm talkin' about

[5:41]
well it feels so Goddam good deep inside
you know what I'm talkin' about

[7:09]
well
you know (35X)

[7:43]
what I'm talkin' about

[7:48]
it feels so good deep inside
you know what I'm talkin' about

[7:56]
well I knew you'd take your time
but you just don't hide it
know what you know but
but you just can't hide it
know you're talkin' about

[8:04]
well I've seen the things that
you did at the mobile park
feel you pushin' til you rid me
like you moved in
ooooooooooooouknow

Last Edited by on Mar 03, 2009 12:00 PM
Swamp Cracka
16 posts
Mar 03, 2009
2:28 PM
Sweet! That makes the enjoyment of the song so much more enjoyable! Thank ya'll so much for your efforts in getting some lyrics put up here. It's hard to get the words off of some recordings because J.J. sings into that harp mike on the song a lot.

Thanks again!
mofrofans1
Admin
1179 posts
Mar 03, 2009
5:42 PM
Goddam! Thank you Stan and mofrogunner. I second what Swamp_Cracka says!!

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estanley1
203 posts
Mar 03, 2009
7:14 PM
That's the coolest thing I have ever read on this site...thanks, Mr. Stan! I make shit up everytime I try to sing H&D along with him. The beauty of having no "official" lyrics is that no one knows when you F one up. Wing it, Brother!

E.

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"All I can say is that there's a sweetness here, a Southern sweetness, that makes sweet music. . . . If I had to tell somebody who had never been to the South, who had never heard of soul music, what it was, I'd just have to tell him that it's music from the heart, from the pulse, from the innermost feeling. That's my soul; that's how I sing. And that's the South."

-- Al Green
mofrofans1
Admin
1183 posts
Mar 03, 2009
8:38 PM
Too funny E, I do the same thing. Course you know what this means there ol blue eyes: next time we see you you're gonna have to sing it for us. In key, of course.

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MofroFan1
estanley1
204 posts
Mar 03, 2009
8:54 PM
The later in the night, the better.

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"All I can say is that there's a sweetness here, a Southern sweetness, that makes sweet music. . . . If I had to tell somebody who had never been to the South, who had never heard of soul music, what it was, I'd just have to tell him that it's music from the heart, from the pulse, from the innermost feeling. That's my soul; that's how I sing. And that's the South."

-- Al Green


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