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Thread #94329   Message #1825201
Posted By: Helen
02-Sep-06 - 01:52 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Stowing Sugar in the Hold
Subject: RE: Suger in the hole (Sugar in the Hold?)

I'm with you, girl!

Bessie Smith sang:

Tired of bein' lonely, tired of bein' blue,
I wished I had some good man, to tell my troubles to
Seem like the whole world's wrong, since my man's been gone

I need a little sugar in my bowl,
I need a little hot dog, on my roll
I can stand a bit of lovin', oh so bad,
I feel so funny, I feel so sad

The song is called I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl by Brymn / Small / Williams recording of November 20 1931 (according to this site: Blues lyrics

And I left out the steamy bits!

When I used to work at our local Council the Occupational Health & Safety man there was a musician, and one day he started saying about just how many of the African-American jazz & blues lyrics were actually very specific about sex.

Goody Two Shoes, I ain't!