Can't Raise Me

from by Paris Slim



My baby don't tell me when to come and go
I been raised one time I can't be no more
You and I can talk it over if you think it's wrong
But don't try to boss me 'cause I'm also grown

My momma told me when poppa left
She said "Child, I'm tired, look out for yourself"
Poppa told me too, I ain't lying
I got a bad understanding and a crazy mind

Only way I think I can find
You go your way and I'll go mine
If you hit me baby I'm gonna hit back
And I may not hit back the way you like!


from Blues For Esther, released March 14, 2014
Written by Jimmy McCracklin


Paris Slim: guitar; with:

Brenda Boykin: vocals; Nancy Wright: tenor saxophone; Kevin Zuffi: piano; Karl Sevareid: bass; Steve Griffith: drums



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Born in Paris, France in 1960, Franck Goldwasser moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1983. Immersing himself in the area's still vibrant blues scene, Franck worked with some of the most prestigious blues names in West Coast blues, including Percy Mayfield, Lowell Fulson and Charlie Musselwhite. Franck has released several solo albums and has appeared on more than 30 albums. ... more

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