The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40621   Message #582159
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Oct-01 - 03:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Yazoo CD- Best of the Memphis Jug Band
Subject: Lyr Add: K. C. MOAN^^
6. K. C. MOAN

I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow. (3x)
She blow like my woman's on board.

When I get back on that K. C. Road, (3x)
Gonna love my baby like I never loved before.

[Variations recorded by the Grateful Dead, but not in the Memphis Jug Band's recording:]

I thought I heard that diesel engine moan. (3x)
Well, she sound like she got a heavy load.

When I get back on the K. C. road, (3x)
Left my woman out there alone.

[As recorded by the Memphis Jug Band, 1929. According to The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, the "Casey moan" was a moaning sound produced by a train whistle, the trademark of Casey Jones. "K. C. Road" probably referred to the Kansas City, Memphis, and Birmingham Railroad. The two concepts might have been confused by singers.]