You’ve been fooling me, baby

Posted by | June 4, 2007

I don’t want you any more, mama
Ain’t no use in you hanging around
For I found another mama,
And now I am Chicago bound

You’ve been fooling me, baby
You’ve been telling me your lies
When I thought you were an angel
Just sent down from the skies

Jilted LoverSing those parting blues to me, sweet Nell
When you leave you’ll leave me sad
‘Cause my daddy’s gone and left me
I just wouldn’t treat him right

You’ve been fooling me, baby
You’ve been telling me your lies
When I thought you were an angel
Just sent down from the skies

I wouldn’t give him much loving
Wouldn’t stay home at night
Now I hear the train a-coming
He has gone out of sight

You’ve been fooling me, baby
You’ve been telling me your lies
When I thought you were an angel
Just sent down from the skies

In the late 1920’s, A.P. Carter, his wife Sara, and his brother’s wife Maybelle came together to make music as The Carter Family. Their music, a composite of traditional ballads, blues songs, gospel numbers, heart songs, and instrumentals both reflected and shaped the tastes of the rural south. Together, their career spanned a little over two decades and nearly 300 recordings. Maybelle became the matriarch of a great country music dynasty as the mother of the Carter Sisters.

Despite dying in relative obscurity, A. P. Carter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. In 1993, his image appeared on a U.S. postage stamp honoring the Carter Family. In 2001 he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor. Today there are Carters in the very veins of country music.

sources: http://countrymusic.about.com/od/cdreviewsmz/gr/blunbrkncircle.htm
http://www.bluegrasswest.com/ideas/carter.htm
http://famouslikeme.com/35061/article.html

AP+Carter Carter+Family bluegrass Appalachian+history Appalachian+culture Appalachia history+of+Appalachia

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