The sound that you're listening to
is from my guitar that's named "Lucille".
I'm very crazy about Lucille.
Lucille took me from the plantation.
Oh and you might say brought me fame.
I don't think I can just talk enough about Lucille.
Sometimes when I'm blue it's seems like Lucille
trying to help me, calling my name.
I used to sing spirituals when I thought that this was the thing i wanted to do.
But somehow or another, when I went in the Army,
I picked up on Lucille and started sing the blues.
Well, now when I'm paying my dues...
Maybe you don't know what I mean when I say paying my dues.
I mean when things are bad with me.
I can always, I can always you know, like, depend on Lucille.
Sorta hard to talk to you myself.
I guess I'll let Lucille say all of a few words and then...
You know, I doubt if you can feel it like I do.
But when I things about the things that I've gone through,
like, well, for instance, if I have a girlfriend and she's misusing me,
and I go home at night, and maybe I'm lonely, well, not maybe, I am lonely...
I pick up Lucille and then ping out those funny sounds that sound good to me, you know.
Sometimes I get to play where I can't even say nothin'.
Sometimes I think it's cryin'.
You know if I can sing pop tunes like Frank Sinatra or Sammy Davis Jr.
I don't think I still could do it
Because Lucille don't wanna play nothin but the blues.
And I think I'm, I think I'm pretty glad about that,
'Cause don't nobody sing to me like Lucille.
Well, I'll put it like this,
take it easy, Lucille.
I like the way Sammy sings and I like the way Frank sings,
but I can get a little Frank, Sammy, a little Ray Charles,
in fact all the people with soul in this...
A little Mahalia Jackson in there.
One more Lucille
[Take it easy now....ahhhh]
You know I gotten a lot of you months ago,
a lot of you wanna know why I call the guitar "Lucille".
Lucille has practically saved my life two, three times.
No kidding, really has.
I remember once I was in an automobile accident,
and when the car stopped turning over, it fell over on Lucille.
And it held it up off of me, really, it held it up off of me.
So that's one time it's saved my life.
The way, the way, I, uh, I came by the name of Lucille,
I was over in Twist, Arkansas.
I know you never heard of that, but it happened.
And one night, the guys started a ball over there,
started brawling, you know what I mean.
And the guy that was mad with this old lady,
when she fell over this gas tank that was burning for heat,
the gas ran all over the floor.
And when the gas ran all over the floor,
the building caught on fire and almost burned me up trying to save Lucille.
Uh, oh, I imagine you're still wondering why I call it "Lucille".
The lady that started the brawl that night was named Lucille.
And that's been Lucille ever since to me.
One more now Lucille.
Sounds pretty good
Can I do one more?
I got Lucille
Sounds really good.
I think I'll try one more.