Elvin Bishop Think

If I give up, my friends I know

And in return you give up yours

Before we think

What would we do later on?

What kind of life would we have?

Just in case we’re both were wrong

Now I can give up my woman

You can give up your man

But it don’t make sense to take the chance

Before we think

What would we do later on?

What kind of life would we have?

Just in case we’re both were wrong

They say love is a gamble

And we know that’s true

But why gamble on me?

And why should I on you?

Before we think

What would we do later on?

What kind of life would we have?

Just in case we’re both were wrong

Elvin Bishop Let It Flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow all around me

Let it flow up and down me

From my head down to my feet

Hey Baby feels good to me

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Birds chirping in the tress

Fish coming from the sea

Bees buzzin in the breeze

I got the music flowing all thru me

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

When I get ready to leave this earth

I wanna look back on my money’s worth

I ain’t gonna worry bout a doggone thing

Pick up my guitar and start to sing

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Let it flow

Elvin Bishop Beer Drinking Woman

The story’s true ladies and gentlemen

All the names have been changed to protect the innocent

The city, Oakland, California

The place, Eli’s Mile High Club

The year 1988

The story goes something like this:

I walked into a beer tavern

To give a girl a nice time

When I walked in I had 50 dollars in my pocket

When I walked out I had one dime

Wasn’t she a beer drinkin’ woman?

Don’t ya know, man don’t ya know?

She was a beer-drinkin’ woman

And I don’t want to see her no more

Now, when I spend down to my last dime

She said, ‘Darlin’ I know you’re not through’

I said, ‘Yes, baby doll

And the trophy belongs to you’

Wasn’t she a beer drinkin’ woman?

Don’t you know, man don’t you know?

She was a beer-drinkin’ woman

And I don’t wanna see her no more

Slow down bartender I ain’t got no credit card

Now she’d often say, ‘Excuse me a minute

I’ve got to step around here’

And ev’ry time she came back

She had room for another quart of beer

Wasn’t that a beer drinkin’ woman?

Don’t ya know, man, don’t ya know?

She was a beer drinkin’ woman

And I don’t want to see her no mo’

Had to move over a light beer, said it was less filling

Elvin Bishop Roll Your Moneymaker

Roll your moneymaker, honey you really can shake her

Shake your moneymaker, honey your really alright

Roll your moneymaker

I got a gal who lives up on the hill

Well I got a gal, she lives up on the hill

Well the fool tried to quit me but man I love her still

She rolled her moneymaker, oh boy she really can shake her

Shake your moneymaker, honey your really alright

Roll your moneymaker

Well I’m leaving in the morning I won’t be here till fall

Well I’m leaving in the morning I won’t be here in the fall

Well my mind only change I won’t be here at all

Roll your moneymaker, honey you really can shake her

Shake your moneymaker, baby your really alright

Roll your moneymaker

Well I’m leaving in the morning I won’t be here till fall

Well I’m leaving in the morning I won’t be back till fall

Well my mind only chance I won’t be here at all

Roll your moneymaker, honey you really can shake her

Baby your really alright, yeah your out of sight

Roll your moneymaker

Elvin Bishop My Girl

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day

And when it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May

Well I guess you’d say what can make me feel this way

My girl, I’m talkin’ ’bout my girl

I’ve got so much honey, the bees envy me, yes they do

I’ve got a sweeter song, baby, than the birds in the trees

And that’s why I guess you’d say what can make me feel this way

It’s my girl, talkin’ ’bout my girl, my girl, ooh yeah

So, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah

I don’t need no money, fortune, or fame, baby

I’ve got all the riches right now, one man could claim

I guess you’d say what can make me feel this way

It’s my girl, yes it is, I’m talkin’ ’bout my girl

Talkin’ bout my girl, baby

Talkin’ bout my girl

Talkin’ bout my girl, baby

Talkin’ bout my girl

Talkin’ bout my girl, baby

Talkin’ bout my girl

Ohh, ohh, my girl

Ohh, ohh, my girl

Ohh, ohh, my girl

Ohh, ohh, my girl

Talkin’ bout my girl, baby

Talkin’ bout my girl

Talkin’ bout my girl, baby

Talkin’ bout my girl

Elvin Bishop Fooled Around And Fell In Love

I must have been through about a million girls

I’d love ’em and I’d leave ’em alone

I didn’t care how much they cried, no sir

Their tears left me cold as a stone

But then I fooled around and fell in love

I fooled around and fell in love

I fooled around and fell in love

I fooled around and fell in love

It used to be when I’d see a girl that I liked

I’d get out my book and write down her name

But when the grass got a little greener on the other side

I’d just tear out that page

But then I fooled around and fell in love

I fooled around and fell in love, since I met you baby

I fooled around and fell in love

I fooled around and fell in love

Free on my own, that’s the way I used to be

But since I met you baby, love’s got a hold on me

(Fooled around and fell in love) whoo, it’s got ahold on me now, yeah

(Fooled around and fell in love) I can’t let go of you baby

(Fooled around and fell in love) I can’t stop loving you now

(Fooled around and fell in love) hey!

‘Cause I fooled around, I fooled around, I fooled around…

Fooled around and fell in love…

Elvin Bishop Sure Feels Good

I never seen such a beautiful day

Looked like everything is coming my way

Feel like a bird just leaving a cage

Looks like my luck is

Getting ready to change

Sure feels good feeling good again

Sure feels good feeling good

Feels good again

The sun just came out

From behind a cloud

Now I feel like shouting out loud

Hallelujah, let the sun shine in

(Hallelujah) I’m feeling alright again

Sure feels good feeling good again

Sure feels good feeling good

Feels good again

(Feels so good, feels so good)

I wore out nine pairs of shoes

Walking this old floor

Never sang nothing but the blues

Now I’m singing me a brand new song

Standing in a new pair of shoes

Sure feels good feeling good again

Sure feels good feeling good

Feels good again

(Sure feels good feeling)

Good ain’t the word for it

(Sure feels good feeling)

Good, it’s good, good, good

(Sure feels good feeling)

Elvin Bishop Murder In The First Degree

Well, she’s murder

Murder in the first degree

My girl’s murder

Murder in the first degree

Yes, I call my baby murder

‘Cause she’s always killing me

I work hard each day

Trying to pay the rent

But, when I get my paycheck

She’s already got it spent

She’s murder

Murder in the first degree

That’s why I call my baby murder

‘Cause she’s always killing me

Well, she’s murder

Murder in the first degree

My baby’s murder

Murder in the first degree

Yes, I call my baby murder

‘Cause she’s always killing me

Well, my baby’s like a blood hound

She can smell the color green

She comes to me begging

Like I’m an atm machine

She’s murder

Murder in the first degree

Yes, I call my baby murder

‘Cause she’s always killing me

Oh she’s murder

Murder in the first degree

Yeah, she’s murder

Murder in the first degree

I call my baby murder

‘Cause she’s always killing me

Elvin Bishop Travelin’ Shoes

Me and my old lady

Ain’t been gettin’ along

Things don’t get better

I’ll soon be long gone

This situation’s driving me insane

Somebody fetch my coat and hat and hand me my walking cane

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

I’m trying to tell you, boys

These hard-headed women these days

The way they try and treat a man

Ain’t nothing but a doggone shame

I talk and talk and talk

She didn’t hear a word I said

Gonna get Hank Aaron’s baseball bat

And tenderize her head

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Oh yeah…

I’m trying to tell you, boys

I’ve just about had enough

I’m not gonna stick around

And put up with all this stuff

This situation is enough to kill a man

Somebody fetch my coat and hat and hand me my walking cane

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Gotta put on my travelin’ shoes

Oh yeah…

Elvin Bishop Struttin’ My Stuff

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

You all might like to hustle

Or do the bump

Or any dance you want

When I get out on the floor

I just wanna strut my stuff

Got a pretty mama in Atlanta

Ain’t nothin’ but a Georgia peach

Strutted her stuff all the way

Down to West Palm Beach

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

(Everyday-every night, ya’ll)

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

(Watch me work out one time people)

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

Carolina, Georgia

Tenn-e-see

I strut my stuff out any ol’

Place I be

Lousiana, Florida

Al-a-bam

I like it down there

‘Cause it ain’t no ham like

Birmingham

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

(I think I got it, ya’ll)

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

(Watch me workout one time, ya’ll now)

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

I’m struttin’ my stuff, ya’ll

(I like the way you move

Can you get up and dance now?

Can you get up and dance now?

I like the way you get up

I like the way you move)