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Thread #65303   Message #1074165
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
16-Dec-03 - 08:59 PM
Thread Name: Invitation To The Blues by DW Ditty
Subject: RE: Invitation To The Blues by DW Ditty
I would have gone for nose but from the official Tom Waits site.

conk
[Invitation to the Blues/Small Change]
negro slang for processing (straightening) the hair (see autobiography of Malcolm X).

slang term for the head; also to be hit or conked on the head.


See http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_lyrdic.htm

Jon

(great job dw does of this song btw)