See See Rider (C.C. Rider) (Easy Rider) (Blues) (Traditional)

registrated for copyright are Walter B McGhee and Sauners Terry and others, registrated as arranger are William Lee Conley Broonzy, Elvis A Presley, Huddie Ledbetter, Ma Rainey, Lemon Jefferson, Sam Hopkins, John S Hurt, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker and others [GEMA]

Sources:

GEMA. www.allmusic.com. Wikipedia

Sheet Music:

Folk Blues: 113 amerikanische Folk Blues für Gesang, Klavier und Gitarre/Jerry Silverman. Mainz u.a., 1979

Squeeze My Lemon - A Collection of Classic Blues Lyrics/Randy Poe. Hal Leonard Corporation

Recordings:

1924 - Ma Rainey - cOct. 16, 1924 - New York City - 1925-1,-2 Paramount 12252 - Ma Rainey (v) And Her Georgia Jazz Band (Louis Armstrong (c), Charlie Green (tb), Buster Bailey (cl), Fletcher Henderson (p), Charlie Dixon (bj)) - listen on YouTube

1935 - Georgia White - July 15, 1935 - Chicago IL - 90156-A Decca 7135 - Georgia White (v,prob. p), unknown (g)

1935 - Big Bill Broonzy - Oct. 10, 1934 - Chicago IL - C-736-A ARC unissued, C-736-B Banner 33344 - Big Bill (v,vn), unknown (p)

1935 - Lead Belly - Feb. 13, 1935 - Wilton CT - 52-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)

1938 - Jelly Roll Morton

1940 - Lead Belly - June 17, 1940 – New York City - 051322-1 Bluebird B8570 - Leadbelly (v,g)

1942 - Wee Bea Booze - March 26, 1942 - New York City - 70570A,-B Decca 8633 - Wee Bea Booze (v,g), Sam Price (p), unknown (sb,d)

1943 - George Lewis & His New Orleans Stompers

1945 - Lead Belly - cMay 1944 - New York City - MA 196 FKW LP4- Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)

1945 - Helen Humes - Dec. 1945 - Los Angeles CA - Philo/ Aladdin 126 - Helen Humes, Snooky Young, Willie Smith, Maxwell Davis, Lester Young, Jimmy Bunn, Dave Barbour, Jimmy Rudd, Henry Tucker Green

c1946 - Lead Belly - cJune 1946 - New York City - Disc 5501 - Lead Belly (v,g), Willie "The Lion" Smith (p), Brownie Mc Ghee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)

1947-50 - Tiny Grimes Quintet

1948 - Lightnin' Hopkins

1948 - Lead Belly - Oct. 15, 1948 - New York City - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)

1949/50 - Ray Charles

1950 - Art Hodes - Blue Note, on: Art Hodes' Hot Five

1950s - John Lee Hooker - Muse

1952 - The Orioles

1952-57 - Alexis Korner Skiffle Group

1954-56 - Claire Austin

1954-57 - Jimmy Rushing

1956 - Big Bill Broonzy - Feb. 17, 1956 - Baarn, NL - 57893 Columbia WL 111, on: Big Bill's Blues - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g)

1956 - Big Bill Broonzy - May 5/6, 1956 - Copenhagen DK - Storyville 154, on: Portraits In Blues Vol. 2 - Big Bill Broonzy (g)

1956 - Big Bill Broonzy - June 1956 - Milan IT - Ricordi EP 3 - Big Bill Broonzy (v,g)

1956 - Odetta - on: Sings Ballads and Blues

1956-58 - The Vipers Skiffle Group

1957 - Wilbur DeParis - Atlantic, on: New Orleans Blues

1957 - Chuck Willis

1958 - Bob Scobey & Clancy Hayes - on: Raid the Juke Box

1958-61 - Varetta Dillard

1959 - Barbara Dane - July 3/4, 1957 - on: Trouble in Mind

1959 - Snooks Eaglin - May 1959 - Smithsonian Folkways, on: New Orleans Street Singer

1959 - Jimmy Smith - Blue Note, on: Home Cookin'

1959 - Jimmie Witherspoon - Oct., Dec. 1959 - Monterey Jazz Festival, Renaissance Club - on: Jimmy Witherspoon Meets the Jazz Giants

1959-60 - Little Caesar & the Romans

1959-68 - The Chamber Brothers - Newport Folk Festival

1960s - Michael Chapman - Mooncrest, on: Growing Pains (released 2000)

1960s - Janis Joplin - Sony, on: Janis (released 1975)

1960 - Ernestine Anderson - Universal, on: My Kinda Swing - Ernestine Anderson, Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Yusef Lateef, Ernie Royal, Frank Rehak, Kenny Burrell

(1960) - Chris Barber/Sidney de Paris - on: American Jazz Band (released 2002)

1960 - Big Bill Broonzy - July 12-13, 1957 - Verve, on: The Bill Broonzy Story

(1960) - John Lee Hooker - Newark, NJ - Muse 5205, on: Sittin' Here Thinkin' (released 1979) - John Lee Hooker (v,g), Eddie Kirkland (g), unknown (b,d)

1960 - Debby Moore - on: My Kind of Blues

1960 - Lightnin' Hopkins - on: Country Blues

1960s - Robert Parker

1960 - Charlie Rich - Sun, on: Lonely Weekends

1960-63 - Snooks Eaglin - Imperial

1961 - Freddie King - "See See Baby"

(1961) - Blind Connie Williams - May 5, 1961 - Philadelphia PA - Testament 2225, on: Philadelphia Street Singer (released 1974)

1962 - LaVern Baker - Sept. 26, 1962 - New York City - Atlantic - LaVern Baker, Buddy Lucas, Ernie Hayes, Paul Griffin, Joe Richardson, Carl Lynch, Everett Barsdale, Russ Saunders, Sticks Evans..

1962 - Ken Colyer's Jazzmen - on: This Is the Blues

1962 - Ian & Sylvia - Vanguard, on: Ian & Sylvia

1962 - Peggy Lee - Blue Note, on: Sugar 'n' Spice

1962 - Clyde McPhatter - on: Golden Blues Hits

1962 - Lou Rawls - Blue Note, on: Stormy Monday - Lou Rawls, Les McCann Trio

1963 - Ella Fitzgerald - Verve, on: These Are the Blues

(1963) - Mississippi John Hurt - July 15/23, 1963 - Washington DC - Heritage HT-320, on: Sacred And Secular: The Libray Of Congress Recordings Volume Three (released 1988) - Mississippi John Hurt (v,g)

(1963) - Mississippi John Hurt - July 25, 1963 - Newport, RI - Vanguard VRS-9148, VSD-79148, on: Newport Folk Festival 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol.1 - Mississippi John Hurt (v,g)

1963 - Alexis Korner

(1963) - Lonnie Johnson - Oct. 13, 1963 - Bremen GER - ACT 9205, on: Lost Blues Tapes-More American Folk Blues Festival 1963-65 (released 2004) - Lonnie Johnson (v,g)

(1963) - Dave Van Ronk - on: Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk (released 2002) - Dave Van Ronk, The Red Onions

1963-66 - Joey Dee & the Starliters

1963 - Jimmy Reed - on: Sings the Best of the Blues

1964 - Dave Berry - Decca, on: Dave Berry

1964 - Donald Byrd - Nov. 2, 1964-Dec. 16, 1964 - Verve, on: Up with Donald Byrd

(1964) - Mississippi John Hurt - Nov. 27/28 or Dec.12, 1964 - Washington DC (Ontario Place Coffee House or The Blues House) - Genes GCD 9906/7, on: Memorial Anthology (released 1993) - Mississippi John Hurt (v,g)

1964 - Jimmy Brown, Big Joe Williams - St. Louis MO - Testament 2205, on: Back To the Country (released 1964) - Jimmy Brown (v,fiddle), Big Joe Williams (g), Willie Lee Harris (h)

1964 - Lonnie Johnson - Oct. 16, 1963 - Kopenhagen, Denmark - Storyville, on: Blues Masters Vol. 4 - Lonnie Johnson (v,g), Otis Spann (p)

(1964) - Victoria Spivey - Aug. 7, 1964 - Meriden CT- GHB 17, on: Victoria Spivey & the Easy Riders Jazz Band (released 1990) - Victoria Spivey (v), The Easy Riders Jazz Band (Fred Vigoito (t), Big Bill Bissonnette (tb), Noel Kalet (cl), Bill Sinclair (p), Dick Griffith (bj), Dick McCarthy (sb), Art Pulver (d))

1964-66 - Bobby Fuller Four

1964-72 - Wayne Cochran

1965 - Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers

1965 - Cher - on: All I Really Want to Do

1965 - Shirley Ellis - on: The Name Game

1965 - Everly Brothers - on: Beat & Soul

(c1965) - Mississippi John Hurt - Ontario Can - Rebel CLPS 1068, on: Volume One Of A Legacy (released 1975) - Mississippi John Hurt

1965 - B.B. King - June 22, 1965 - Chicago IL - 12697 ABC 528, on: Confessin' the Blues - B.B. King (v,g), Carl Adams (tp), John Watson (tb), Lawrence Burdine (as), Vernon Slater (ts), Johnny Board (bs), Duke Jethro (org), Leo Blevins (g), Leo Lauchie (b), Sonny Freeman (d), unknown (p)

1965 - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

c1965 - Joe Tex

c1965 - Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs

1965-71 - Jewell "Babe" Stovall

1966 - The Animals - MGM, on: Animalization

1966 - The Chambers Brothers - 1965 - on: Now!

1966 - Guitar Slim - Blues Alliance, on: Late One Saturday Evening (released 1996) - Guitar, Slim, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Washboard Doc...

1966 - The Music Machine - on: Turn On

1966 - Otis Spann - Testament, on: Otis Spann's Chicago Blues

1966-70 - Siegel-Schwall Band - Vanguard

1966-71 - Bobby Powell

1967 - Chuck Berry - June/July 1967 - San Francisco CA - Mercury, on: Live at the Fillmore Auditorium - Chuck Berry, Steve Miller Band

1967 - Byrdie Green - Prestige, on: I Got It Bad

1967 - Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown - on: Hold On, We're Coming

(1967) - Lonnie Johnson - 1967 - New York City - Folkways 3577, 3578, on: The Complete Folkway Recordings (released 1982) - Lonnie Johnson (v,g)

1967 - The Youngbloods - on: The Youngbloods

1968 - Kenny Burrell - Dec. 15, 1967-Feb. 19, 1968 - Verve, on: Blues - The Common Ground

1968 - Champion Jack Dupree - on: Best of the Blues

1968 - The Electric Flag - Columbia, on: A Long Time Comin' - Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles...

1968 - Richie Havens - 1963-66 - on: Electric Havens

1968 - Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Co. - Apr 12/13, 1968 - San Francisco CA - Columbia, on: Live at Winterland '68

1968 - Gary Lewis & the Playboys - on: Close Cover Before Playing

1969 - Stefan Grossman - on: Aunt Molly's Murray Farm

1969 - The Johnny Otis Show - on: Cold Shot!

1969-71 - Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband - Sept. 1, 1969-Nov. 30, 1971 - Storyville

1970 - Mississippi John Hurt - April 15, 1966 - Oberlin, OH - Vanguard 19/20, on: The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt - Mississippi John Hurt (v,g)

1970 - Gary Davis - March 1970 - New Milford CT - American Activities 103, on: Delia-Late Concert Recordings 1970-71 (released 1991?) - Gary Davis (g)

1970 - Elvis Presley - RCA, on: On Stage: February 1970

1970s - Blind John Davis - 441 Records, on: Blues Is Black (released 2003)

1970/71 - Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband

1971-74 - Roy Dunn - Trix

1972 - Chicago Blues All Stars - July 1, 1969 - Cologne GER - MPS 15.244, on: Loaded With the Blues - Chicago Blues All Stars (Walter Horton (h), Sunnyland Slim (p), Johnny Shines (g), Willie Dixon (b), Clifton James (d))

1972 - Jerry Lee Lewis - on: The Killer Rocks On

1972 - The Spencer Davis Group - on: Mousetrap

1972 - Duke Ellington - Dec 5, 1972 - Pablo, on: This One's for Blanton

1972 - Leon Thomas - RCA, on: Blues and the Soulful Truth

1973 - Big Maybelle - Muse, on: The Last of Big Maybelle

1973 - Elvis Presley - an 14, 1973 - RCA, on: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

1974 - Roy Buchanan - Polydor, on: In the Beginning

1974 - Elvis Presley - RCA, on: Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis

1975 - Stefan Grossman - Shanachie, on: Black Melodies on a Clear Afternoon

1975 - Mississippi John Hurt - 1963/64 - Washington DC? - Piedmont-Legacy 1068, on: Volume One of a Legacy (released 1975) - Mississippi John Hurt (v,g)

(1976) - Gene "Mighty Flea" Conners - Feb 1, 1976 - on: The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions: Coming Home (released 2002)

(1976) - Kingfish - April 3, 1976 - New York City (Beacon Theater) - on: King Biscuit Flower Hour (released 1996)

1976 - Esther Phillips - 1966-70 - Atlantic, on: Confessin' the Blues

1977 - Elvis Presley - June 1977 - RCA, on: Elvis in Concert

1978 - Carl Perkins

1979 - Monty Alexander - Pablo, on: Monty Alexander in Tokyo

1979 - Nancy Harrow - on: Anything Goes

1980 - Dave Allen - on: Epitaph for a Legend

1980 - Archie Shepp, Horace Parlan - Feb. 6, 1980 - Steeplechase, on: Trouble in Mind - Archie Shepp (p), Horace Parlan (s)

1981 - Grateful Dead - Rhino, on: Dead Set (on expanded CD, released 2006)

1982 - Monty Alexander With Ray Brown & Herb Ellis - Concord Jazz, on: Overseas Special

1982 - Robert Lockwood Jr. - Black & Blue, on: Plays Robert and Robert

1982-84 - Jubirt Sisters

1983 - Magnolia Jazz Band & Art Hodes - GHB, on: Magnolia Jazz Band & Art Hodes

1983 - Jimmy Walker - on: Small Town Baby (released 1995)

1985 - Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham - Concord, on: Midnight Mama

1985 - The Delmonas - on: Dangerous Charms

1985 - Earl Klugh - Capitol, on: Nightsongs

(1985) - Rick Danko & Richard Manuel - on: Live at O'Toole's Tavern, Scranton, PA, December 1985 (released 2009)

1986 - Max Collie - Timeless, on: Sensation

1986 - Ken Colyer - June 28, 1986 - Jazz Crusade, on: Colyer in Stockholm

1988 - Big Joe Duskin - Indigo, on: Don't Mess with the Boogie Man

1988 - Art Hodges - Candid, on: Keepin' out of Mischief Now

1988 - Janice Harrington & The Kenn Lending Blues Band

1990 - Dakota Staton - Muse, on: Dakota Staton

1992 - Back Porch Blues - Burnside Distribution, on: Back to Basics - Sheila Wilcoxson, Whit Draper, Jeffrey Dawkins

1992 - Sweet Honey in the Rock - EarthBeat, on: In This Land

1992 - Axel Zwingenberger, Champion Jack Dupree - DA Music, on: Champion Jack Dupree Sing

1994 - Deanna Kirk - New York City - Atlantic, on: Live at Deanna's

1994 - Lonnie Pitchford - March 28, 1992-March 6, 1994 - Rooster Blues, on: All Around Man

1994 - Smokey 007 - Lagoon Reggae, on: From Boogie to Nyahbinghi

1995 - Elvis Costello & Jerry Garcia - on: Sweetwater

1996 - The Blues Band - Aug. 1992-July 1993 - Beat Goes On, on: Homage

1996 - Christian Willisohn - Blues Beacon, on: Blues on the World

1997 - Hackberry Ramblers - Hot Biscuits, on: Deep Water

1998 - Joe Beard & Duke Robillard - Audioquest, on: For Real

1998 - Henry Butler - Black Top, on: Blues After Sunset

1998 - Mike Dowling - Orchard, on: Swamp Dog Blues

1999 - Henry Gray and the Cats - on: Blues Won't Let Me Take My Rest

1999 - John Jackson - Alligator, on: Front Porch Blues

1999 - Marva Wright - Dec. 28, 1994 - Aim, on: Bluesiana Mama

2000 - The Blue Rider Trio - Mapleshade, on: Harp, Steel And Guts

2000 - Robert Lockwood Jr. - Dec. 20-21, 1999 - Telarc 83509, on: Delta Crossroads

2000 - Arthur Williams - July 13/14, 1999 - Fedora, on: Ain't Goin Down

2001 - Long John Baldry - Stony Plain, on: Remembering Leadbelly

2002 - Al Broussard - Rabadash, on: Music of a Lifetime

2002 - David Evans - May 28-31, 2001 - Inside Sounds, on: Match Box Blues

2002 - Eldee Young & Marshall Vente - Middle Coast, on: Step Up to the Mic

2002 - Doc Watson & Frosty Morn - Feb. 2/3, 2001 - Sugar Hill, on: 'Round the Table Again

2002 - Warner Williams & Jay Summerour - Patuxent Music, on: Little Bit a Blues

2003 - Erwin Helfer/Skinny Williams - Dec 21, 2001 - Sirens, on: St. James Infirmary

2003 - Chris Thomas King - July 1998-Feb. 28, 1999 - on: The Roots: The Soul of Chris Thomas King

2003 - Lauren Sheehan - Lauren Sheehan, on: Some Old Lonesome Day

2004 - Guy Davis - Red House, on: Legacy

2004 - Old Crow Medicine Show - Nettwerk, on: Old Crow Medicine Show

2005 - Gaye Adegbalola/Roddy Barnes - Hot Toddy, on: Neo Classic Blues

2007 - Paul Lanb & the King Snakes - Sept. 28, 2006 - SPV, on: Snakes and Ladders Live

2007 - Indigo Moss - Butterfly, on: Indigo Moss

2007 - Elmore James Jr. - JSP, on: Daddy Gave Me the Blues

2007 - Robert Lockwood Jr. - Blue Shoe Project, on: Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas

2007 - Terry Willams/Wesley Jefferson - Broke & Hungry, on: Meet Me in the Cotton Field

2008 - Davis Coen - Dec. 10-12, 2007 - Soundview Productions, on: Blue Lights for Yours and Mine

2008 - Ken Page - LML Music, on: Page by Page

2009 - Nokie Edwards/Art Greenhaw - Greenhaw, on: Deep Ellum Blues

2009 - Caroline Herring - Signature Sounds, on: Golden Apples of the Sun

2009 - Zora Young - Delmark, on: The French Connection - Zora Young, Bobby Dirninger, Natural Blues Band

? - Fats Domino

? - Bill Haley

? - Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - on: Jump Little Children

? - Linda Gail Lewis - Sun

? - Amos Milburn

? - Speckled Red

TOP --- familiar also: Blind Lemon Jefferson: Corinna Blues, Easy Rider
Version Ma Rainey:
I'm so unhappy, I feel so blue, always feel so sad...

See see rider, see what you have done, Lord, Lord, Lord,
Made me love you, now your gal has come.
You made me love you, now your gal has come.

I'm goin' away, baby, won't be back till fall, Lord, Lord, Lord,
Goin' away, baby, won't be back till fall.
If I find me a good man, I won't be back at all.

I'm gonna buy me a pistol, just as long as I am tall, Lord, Lord, Lord,
Shoot my man, and catch a cannonball.
If he won't have me, he won't have no gal at all.


Version Big Bill Broonzy (1935):
C C Rider, see what you done done.
C C Rider, see what you done done.
C C Rider, see what you done done.
You done made me love you and now your man done come.

Tell me Rider ain't I been good to you?
Tell me Rider ain't I been good to you?
Tell me Rider ain't I been good to you?
I give you all of my lovin' so now what more can I do?

My home's on the water, don't like no land at all.
My home's on the water, don't like no land at all.
My home's on the water so I don't like no land at all.
I'd rather be dead than to stay here she treats me like a dog.

I see no rider you don't mean me no good.
I see no rider you don't mean me no good.
I see no rider you don't mean me no good.
But you better let that man blow down all the neighborhood.


Version Lead Belly (1948):
Easy rider, see what you done done.
Easy rider, see what you done done.
You made me love you and now your man done come.
Ain't it hey, hey, hey, hey.

And you catch me stealin', please don't tell on me.
And you catch me stealin', please don't tell on me,
I'm stealin' back in my old time used to be,
Ain't it hey, hey, hey, hey,

If I was a catfish, swimmin' in the deep blue sea,
If I was a catfish, swimmin' in the deep blue sea,
Have all that women divin' after me,
Ain't it ooo...

Easy rider, hear me callin' you!
Ooo... hear me callin' you!
No, your three time seven is just what you wanna do.
Ain't it ooo...


Version The Animals:
Oh See, See See Rider, girl see what you've done.
Oh, See See Rider, see what you've done now.
You've gone away and left me, Lord, now and now the blues have come, oh yes, they do.

Oh well I'm goin', goin' away baby and I won't be back till fall.
Oh yes I am, going away baby and I won't be back till fall.
If I get me a good lookin' woman, no, no, no, I won't be back at all, all right.

And I see, See See Rider, I love you, yes I do,
And there isn't one thing darlin' I would not do for you,
you know I want you See See I need you by my side,
See See Rider, ough, keep me satisfied!

Oh See See Rider, See See Rider,
See See Rider, See See Rider,
See See Rider, See See Rider
You keep on ridin', keep on riding, here I come baby, beat it, alright!
Don't lose it now, come one, come on, yeah!

Here she comes, she's all right,
She's so fine, she's all mine,
See See, come on, can we take a ride now, hey!

Well, I'm goin, goin' away baby, and I won't be back till fall.
Oh yes I'm goin', going away baby, and I won't be back till fall.
If I find me a good lookin' woman, no, no, no, I won't be back at all.

And that's the truth baby, listen,
I'm going, all right.
Somebody told me, somebody told me,
I'm Joe Jackson, I'm leavin,'
All right, all right, ough!


Other used lyrics:
See See Rider, where did you stay last night? Lord, Lord, Lord
Your shoes ain't buttoned, your clothes don't fit you right.
You didn't come home till the sun was shining bright. (Wee Bea Booze)

If I was a headlight on some western train,
I'd shine my light on cool Colorado Springs.
I'd shine my light on cool Colorado Springs.
I'd shine my light on cool Colorado Springs. (Odetta)