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Thread #40621   Message #595073
Posted By: GUEST,Leonard
18-Nov-01 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Yazoo CD- Best of the Memphis Jug Band
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Yazoo CD- Best of the Memphis Jug Band
Excellent stuff! Just a few points: "Aunt Caroline Dyers" verse 4 "these women don't MEAN you no good..." "On the Road Again" : first line is "I WHIPPED my black woman" "Cocaine Habit": verse 2, "ask Alma Rose in Minglewood" (as in Minglewood Blues, Gus Cannon/Noah Lewis, "If you go down to Mephis, please stop by Minglewood, the womens in the cabins don't mean no man no good.") Also, I've never been able to decipher verse 2 on "A Black Woman is a like a Black Snake" and I don't think you've cracked it either but hopefully someone will post a correct version to this thread. Damn good shot though! I know that these lyrics come from a different time and a different place but they are too racist and sexist to pass muster today. Unless your into Gangsta Rap!