From the album Ghoses

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"Medley" Goin Down Slow/Big Chief", is the Detweiler arranged Bobby "Blue" Bland classic, "Goin Down Slow", fused with his arrangement of the New Orleans classic "Big Chief".

SD - guitar and vocals
Dale Jennings - bass
Ed Cogan - piano organ
Bill Johnston - saxophones
Albert Trepagner - drums

Lyrics

MEDLEY: GOING DOWN SLOW/BIG CHIEF Copyright 2012, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.


GOING DOWN SLOW by Scott Detweiler

Well I had my fun if I don’t get well no more
My head is feeling kinda funny
Said I’m going down slow

Somebody please write my mama and tell her the shape I’m in
Tell her to pray for me
And to forgive me for all of my sins

Somebody please write my father and tell him not to waste no tears
All this livin fast and reckless
Has taken away a lot of my years

Well I had my fun if I don’t get well no more
My health is failing me
Said I’m going down slow

Leavin on the next train
Going down slow

Copyright 1941 St Louis Jimmy Oden, All Rights Reserved. Arrangement by Scott Detweiler


BIG CHIEF by Scott Detweiler

Big Chief got plenty of firewater
Louisiana settin sun, Big Chief day is done
Went to his wigwam, gonna womp til the morning come

Big Chief got plenty of firewater
Braves come from across the border with their squaws and daughters
Big Chief gave the order, now they drink that firewater

Big Chief got plenty of firewater
My mama said now “hey, you better do what the Big Chief say
Put the bows and arrows away, cause now it’s time to play

Big Chief got plenty of firewater
Big Chief day is done, Big Chief got em squaw
Went to his wigwam, gonna womp til the morning come

Copyright James “Sugarboy” Crawford, New Lyrics Copyright 1991, 2012, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.