Clyde Lyrics

J.J. Cale


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: J.j. Cale
album: Track 6 in album Naturally
release date: 1971-12
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length: 2:34
harmonica: Ed Colis
guitar: J.J. Cale
drums: Karl T. Himmel
piano: Bob Wilson
fiddle: Buddy Spicher, Shorty Lavender
dobro: Walter Haynes
recording: Jim Williamson, Joe Mills
vocal: J.J. Cale

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Clyde plays electric bass
Plays it with finesse and grace
Sit on the porch without no shoes
A-picking the bass and singing the blues
Misery loves company
And his old dog sings harmony
Tambourine tied to his tail
You can hear him moan, you can hear him wail

Jody May, she got a dollar
Down the road you can hear her holler
"Get up Clyde, we got something to do
That old dog can sing the blues"
He don't move, he don't flinch
Clyde, he don't move an inch
Just sit on the porch without no shoes
Picking his bass and singing the blues

Track Listing

  • 1 Call Me the Breeze
  • 2 Call the Doctor
  • 3 Don’t Go to Strangers
  • 4 Woman I Love
  • 5 Magnolia
  • 6 Clyde
  • 7 Crazy Mama
  • 8 Nowhere to Run
  • 9 After Midnight
  • 10 River Runs Deep
  • 11 Bringing It Back
  • 12 Crying Eyes