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GUEST,Richie Origins: Momma Don't Allow? / Mama Don't 'Low (47) RE: Lyr Req: Momma Don't Allow? / Mama Don't 'Low 03 Mar 11


Originally WC Handy 1909 "Memphis Blues" was titled "Mr. Crump" which was a version of "Mama don't Allow" which would date the song back to circa 1907:

"Mr. Crump don't allow no easy riders..
We don't care what Mr. Crump don't allow,
We're gonna barrrelhouse anyhow...

Papa Charlie Jackson did the first recording in 1925.

http://books.google.com/books?id=scp47Y9cLtgC&pg=PA111&dq=blues+Scarborough&hl=en&ei=CS9vTcXYJ8abtweH6biGDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&



Richie


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