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I Believe My Time Ain't Long
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Robert Johnson

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I'm gettin' up soon in the morning
I believe I'll dust my broom
I'm gettin' up soon in the morning
I believe I'll dust my broom
I quit the best gal I'm loving, ah
Now my friends can get in my room

I'm gonna write a letter
Telephone every town I know
I'm gonna write a letter
Telephone every town I know
If I don't find her in Mississippi
She'll be in East Monroe I know

I don't want no woman
Want every downtown man she meet
No, I don't want no woman
Want every downtown man she meet
Man, she a no good darling
They'll shouldn't allow her on the street, yeah

break:

I believe
I believe my time ain't long
I believe
I believe my time ain't long
I ain't gonna leave my baby
and break up my happy home

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Performance #1:
Date Performance 1967-09-09
Running Time 2:53
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Peter Green (Harmonica), Bob Brunning (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Mike Vernon (Produced By), Mike Ross(-Trevor) (Engineered By), Jeremy Spencer (Arranged By)
CommentsStereo Version. Recorded at CBS Studio, New Bond Street, London. Original Release: CBS/Blue Horizon #3051 (A-Side). Source: Original analogue tape
Appears On
Albatross (1977)
Christine McVie
The Pious Bird Of Good Omen (1969)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1967-11-07
Running Time 3:00
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Peter Green (Harmonica), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Bev Phillips (Producer), Pete Ritzema (Engineer)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 “Top Gear". Recorded at Maida Vale 4, London. First broadcast November 12, 1967. (P) 1967 BBC Performance includes Elmore James arrangement but incorrectly attributed it to Spencer.
Appears On
Live At The BBC (1995)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1967-09-09
Running Time 2:53
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Peter Green (Harmonica), Bob Brunning (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Mike Vernon (Produced By), Mike Ross(-Trevor) (Engineered By), Jeremy Spencer (Arranged By)
CommentsStereo Version. Recorded at CBS Studio, New Bond Street, London. Original Release: CBS/Blue Horizon #3051 (A-Side). Source: Original analogue tape
Appears On
The Blue Horizon Story 1965-1970 Vol. 1 (1997)
Various Artists
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1967-09-09
Running Time 3:01
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Vocal), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Peter Green (Harmonica), Bob Brunning (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Mike Vernon (Produced By), Mike Ross(-Trevor) (Engineered By)
Comments(Master version with studio talk/remix) Recorded at CBS Studio, New Bond Street, London.
Appears On
The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969 (1999)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #5:
Date Performance 2001-00-00
Running Time 3:36
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Nigel (J.) Watson (Guitar), Pete(r) Stroud (Bass), Larry Tolfree (Drums), Roger Cotton (Keyboards)
CommentsLiner notes incorrectly list "Spencer" for co-writing credit.
Appears On
Blues Don't Change (2001)
Peter Green Splinter Group
Performance #6:
Date Performance 1967-09-09
Running Time 2:53
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Peter Green (Harmonica), Bob Brunning (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Mike Vernon (Produced By), Mike Ross(-Trevor) (Engineered By), Jeremy Spencer (Arranged By)
CommentsStereo Version. Recorded at CBS Studio, New Bond Street, London. Original Release: CBS/Blue Horizon #3051 (A-Side). Source: Original analogue tape
Appears On
The Blues Years (1991)
Fleetwood Mac
The Golden Era Of Pop Music (1972)
Fleetwood Mac
Man Of The World (1978)
Fleetwood Mac
Looking Back On Fleetwood Mac (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Collection Gold (1990)
Fleetwood Mac
Original 3 CD Box Set: Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac/Mr. Wonderful/The Pious Bird Of Good Omen (1997)
Fleetwood Mac
I Believe My Time Ain't Long/Rambling Pony (1967)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #7:
Date Performance 2003-00-00
Running Time 4:55
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Lead Guitar), Peter Green (Slide Guitar), Peter Green (Harmonica), Nigel (J.) Watson (Vocals), Nigel (J.) Watson (Lead Guitar), Nigel (J.) Watson (Rhythm Guitar), Roger Cotton (Piano), Roger Cotton (Hammond C3), Roger Cotton (Rhythm Guitar), Roger Cotton (Backing Vocals), Pete(r) Stroud (Bass Guitar), Pete(r) Stroud (Backing Vocals), Larry Tolfree (Drums), Larry Tolfree (Percussion)
Appears On
An Evening With Peter Green Splinter Group In Concert (2003)
Peter Green Splinter Group

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2008-04-11

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Lyrics contributed by Ron Chambliss.