Song Lyric Sunday/Song of the Day: Little Walter, “It’s Too Late, Brother”

This week, Jim asked us for songs with "brother, sibling, or sister" in the title, and you know I found some more blues to fill the bill.

Little Walter’s "It’s Too Late, Brother" was issued as Checker Records single #852 in late 1956, and doesn’t appear to have charted. It’s typical of a lot of his songs, a lot of tough talk to a supposed adversary.

The lyrics, courtesy of Genius.com:

Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, brother
Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, man
Told you back in forty-five you had better quit that jive
Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, man

Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, brother
Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, man
You thought you was pretty slick, takin’ everybody’s chick
Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, brother

Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, brother
Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, man
You had diamonds and Cadillac cars
Tourin’ the world and settin’ up bars
Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, now

Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, brother
Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, man
Your money’s gone and your health is bad
All you can tell is the fun you had
Ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, now
No, ain’t no need-a goin’ no further, now

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday and Song of the Day for September 27, 2020.

23 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday/Song of the Day: Little Walter, “It’s Too Late, Brother”

  1. Love Love Love it! I could listen to this all day! I need to put a playlist together so I can tell Alexa to save it for me so I can hear all your awesome songs when I want. πŸ™‚

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    1. The cover of one of his albums shows an extreme closeup of his face, and you can see all the scars from contusions that probably should have been stitched up, but weren’t. He would have been 90 this past May, but he died before he turned 40.

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