"Long Distance Love" as written by and Muddy Waters Mckinley Morganfield....
Ah, hello...Give me missing persons, they said
What is it that you need?
I said oh, I need her so...She said you've
Got to stop your pleading

'Cause no matter what you do,
Even pray to heaven above, ooh
All you'll ever get from her is
Long distance love

I read the papers
And I got the blues
I'm so sad to hear the news
Help wanted, but not enough
You know these times are gettin' rough

'Cause no matter what Ido
Even pray to heaven above
All I ever get from her is long distance love
Woo-oh-ah-ha

You know her toes were so pretty
And her life so sweet
I wonder do she know
Do she she know she hurt me so

'Cause no matter what I do
I even pray to heaven above
All I seem to get from her is
Long distance love
Long distance love


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"Long Distance Love" as written by Lowell George

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    General CommentThe longing, sadness, and resignation embodied in the song speak well enough for themselves, but the title and first verse find a way of putting it that's endearing as well as sad -- the guy is calling as if to report a "missing person" though really it's not that the woman is truly "missing," as in lost, he's just missing her and sad to realize he will never win her love or have her back.
    The Little Feat version of this song isn't a great recording; it doesn't capture the poignancy of the lyric and melody all that well. But I first heard this song on a Jackson Browne bootleg album (a vinyl LP) where he introduces it and then plays it live in concert on piano. He says he learned it from Lowell George's rough tape recording "when Lowell got so drunk at my house he couldn't ride home on his motorcycle and hold on to the tapes at the same time." So Jackson played the tape Lowell had left behind and learned the song from it. His version (bootlegged though it is; he never released a studio or live version intentionally) does capture the essence of the song. Wish I could share it with you.
    greendreameron January 31, 2014   Link

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