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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I Do

[Verse 1
Well I was born in the desert, came on up from New Orleans
Came up on a tornado, sunlight in the sky
I went around all day with the moon sticking in my eye

[Verse 2]
Hey hey hey, all you young girls, wherever you're at
I got a brand new Cadillac, got a Ferrari too
Sure 'nuff, baby, sure 'nuff 'n yes I do

[Verse 3]
Got the time to teach ya' now, I'll bet you'll learn some too
Got the time to teach ya' now, bet you'll learn some too
Sure 'nuff, baby, sure 'nuff 'n yes I do

[Verse 4]
Hey hey hey, all you young girls, whatever you do
Hey hey hey, all you young girls, whatever you do
Well, come on by and see me, I'll make it worth it to you

[Outro]
...with me and I'll stick with you
Sleep with me and I'll sleep with me and you
Stick with me and I'll stick with me and you

Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do is the first track on Safe as Milk, the 1967 debut album by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band. Not a suprise on an album heavily influenced by delta blues, the opening bars of Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do are based on the delta blues standard Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (also known as If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day). The opening lyric, «Well I was born in the desert(...)», quotes New Minglewood Blues, an early version of Rollin’ and Tumblin’ by Cannon's Jug Stompers. Don Van Vliet was actually born in the Mojave Desert. Captain Beefheart's debut album is also famous for being produced by the 20-year-old Ry Cooder, and his influence – mainly the amazing slide guitar work throughout and especially on Sure 'Nuff 'n' Yes, I Do – was the template for his later solo work, as well as his guest work with the Rolling Stones and even early Little Feat.

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