The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40621   Message #582167
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Oct-01 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Yazoo CD- Best of the Memphis Jug Band
Subject: Lyr Add: MEMPHIS YO YO BLUES^^
10. MEMPHIS YO YO BLUES

I woke up this morning feeling sad and blue.
Couldn't find my yo-yo. Didn't know what to do.
Come home, Daddy. Mama's got the yo-yo blues.

I went downtown, called my daddy on the phone.
He said, "Don't cry, Mama. Daddy'll bring your yo-yo home.
Go back, Mama. Your daddy's got you. Come right on.

If you don't b'lieve I can yo-yo, watch me wind my string.
Come home, Daddy, and make the yo-yo sing.
Mama knows Daddy is kind of tight in everything.

Bring your yo-yo. Wind the string around my thumb.
Mama knows just how to make the yo-yo hum.
Bring your yo-yo, Daddy, and we'll have lots of fun.

If your daddy can't yo-yo, you better learn him how.
Listen, women. I don't mean to start no row.
'Cause ev'rybody is doing the yo-yo now, anyhow.

[As recorded by the Memphis Jug Band, 1929, Hattie Hart, vocalist.]