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Thread #38599   Message #544445
Posted By: GutBucketeer
07-Sep-01 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Jug Band and Skiffle Songs
Subject: Lyr/Chord Add: WHAT'S THE MATTER
Another Beedle Am song! From Jug Band Rag September 1999

WHAT'S THE MATTER
Memphis Jug Band

Will Shade, g/leadv; Ben Ramey, k/v; Charlie Burse, g/v; Milton Hobie, vn; Jab Jones, j.
Memphis, Tenn. 17 September 1929
55530-2 vi v38551

suggested tablature:
C // C // F // F // C // G // C

Now yonder comes Jimmy, he's comin' down the street.
He's gotta knot in his back like Mr. Charlie's feet.
Now what's the matter with the thing?
Aw, beedle-am-bam.
Now what's the matter with the thing?
You hear me talkin' to you.
Now what's the matter, what's the matter?
I never seen such a thing before.

There was old lady Dinah, she was sittin' on a rock.
Had a forty dollar razor tryin' to shave that knot.
Now what's the matter with the thing?
Aw, beedle-am-bam.
Now what's the matter with the thing?
You hear me talkin' to you.
Now what's the matter, what's the matter?
I never seen such a thing before.

Yes my mother taught me, (Uh huh.) father taught me too. (Yeah.)
Son that thing in Memphis, gonna, be the death of you.
Now what's the matter with the thing?
Aw, beedle-am-bam..
Now what's the matter with the thing?
You hear me talkin' to you.
Now what's the matter, what's the matter?
I never seen such a thing before.

I'm gonna chew my bacca, I'm gonna spit my juice.
I'm gonna save that thing for your particular use.
Now what's the matter with
Aw, beedle-am-bam.
Now what's the matter with the thing?
You hear me talkin' to you.
Now what's the matter, what's the matter?
I never seen such a thing before.

Yes, the cold lady rose, about half past four.
Mama you don't mean me no good, I'll get touse you no more.
Now what's the matter with the thing?
Aw, beedle-am-bam.
Now what's the matter with the thing?
You hear me talkin' to you.
Now what's the matter, what's the matter?
I never seen such a thing before.

I went down on the lake about half past four.
I seed three bullfrogs doin' their courtin' down low.
Now what's the matter with
Aw, beedle-am-bam.
Now what's the matter with
You hear me talkin' to you.
Now what's the matter, what's
I never seen such a thing before.