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Thread #31535   Message #3721799
Posted By: Jim Dixon
07-Jul-15 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Down in Black Bottom
Subject: Lyr Add: BLACK BOTTOM BLUES (from Gene Autry)
BLACK BOTTOM BLUES
As recorded by Gene Autry, 1932.

When you go down in Black Bottom, this is what you will see:
A red-headed mama with her dress to her knee.
Oh, listen, red-headed mama: your daddy's got the Black Bottom blues.
[yodel]

The women down in Black Bottom all wear their high-heel shoes.
They smoke cigarettes and they drink home brew.
Oh, listen, red-headed mama: your daddy's got the Black Bottom blues.
[yodel]

They wear their paint and powder; their cheeks are like a rose.
They park their money way down in their hose.
Oh, listen, red-headed mama: your daddy's got the Black Bottom blues.
[yodel]

When you're caught in Black Bottom, the police will let you know
You have to have eighteen-fifty before that you can go.
Oh, listen, big policeman: your daddy's got the Black Bottom blues.
[yodel]

There's a cabin in Black Bottom all covered with a vine
Where the men all go and they have a good time.
Oh, listen, red-headed mama: your daddy's got the Black Bottom blues.
[yodel]

Ladies, walk to the corner while you're down in town.
You'll catch your man in Black Bottom; he's just hangin' 'round.
Oh, listen, red-headed mama: your daddy's got the Black Bottom blues.
[yodel]

Ladies, all take a warnin' to this crazy little song,
Or you'll wake up some mornin' and find your daddy gone,
And then, red-headed mama, you'll have the Black Bottom blues.
[yodel]