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Thread #37353   Message #521052
Posted By: Pinetop Slim
04-Aug-01 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Red Rocking Chair / Sugar Babe
Subject: Lyr Add: SUGAR BABE
Similar to Boggs' "Country Blues" is "Sugar Babe," which Wayne Erbsen, in Backpocket Old Time Song Book, identifies as a variant of Red Apple Juice and Red Rocking Chair (I think Maria Muldaur recorded another variant as "Honey Babe.")

1. Some old rounder comes along
Took my sugar babe and gone
And I ain't got no sugar baby now
No, I ain't got no sugar baby now

2. I gave her every cent I made,
And I laid her in the shade
And I ain't got no sugar baby now
No, I ain't got no sugar baby now

3.It's who'll call you honey
And it's who'll sing this song?
And it's who'll rock the cradle when I'm gone?
Who'll rock the cradle when I'm gone?

4. I ain't got no use for
Your red rocking chair.
And I ain't got no sugar baby now
No, I ain't got no sugar baby now

---And we're still miles from Jericho --