The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78484   Message #1411404
Posted By: Brían
15-Feb-05 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: MEMPHIS YODEL
Subject: RE: Folklore: MEMPHIS YODEL
I have seen Bill Staines a number of times and I am really impressed with about everything he does from his guitar playing, his singing, song writing, yodeling and story-telling. I recalled he had a show-stopper called THAT YODELING SONG where he demonstrates a number of different yodels in different keys and tempos. Bill has a farm in New Hampshire the last I recall.

I am familiar with the RECORD LADY. She has some great songs on that site. I noticed yesterday that there are some great French-Canadian Lumberjack songs on there that show up in some of the gatherings around where I live in Maine.

I am, however, trying to find out what Jimmie Rodgers is refering to when he says:

If you don't want me woman, just give me your right hand.

I assume it is some sort of a folk ritual and I wonder if anyone can enlighten us.