Im trying to understand what is Big Joe Turner saying on blues on central avenue from 0:50 to 1:15. Here is the link:


This is what I hear:

never had so much **** anywhere in my life, never had (so much for you honey?) anywhere in my life, till I fell in love with you and found out you was somebody's else wife.

The parts in **** and in parentheses I cannot really understand.

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A google search for "till I fell in love with you" "honey anywhere in my life" reveals a result at ch.ucpress.edu/content/ucpch/82/3/48.full.pdf -

Never had so much sport, babe, anywhere in my life.

Never had so much sport, honey, anywhere in my life.

  • This sounds right to me both by ear and for the meaning. He's saying it was all just a real good time for him, until he both fell in love and also found out that his girlfriend is already married. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 20:30
  • @ChrisSunami though surely the point when you find that your girl is already married is when the 'sport' starts for real :)
    – user16
    Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 20:47

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