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Thread #11266 Message #83228
Posted By: Rick Fielding
01-Jun-99 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Feel like I'm fixin to die rag'
When I was about 21, I chauferred the Greenbriar Boys around Toronto. One day I invited Frank Wakefield the VERY eccentric mandolin player (and sometimes profane, scatalogical red-neck) to my Mom's house for lunch. As we were driving there, I started having second thoughts. I pictured Frank being "funny" and my mother being horrified, and me being very embarrassed. When we got there, Frank was absolutely charming and after lunch he got my Mom to sit down at the piano, and took out his mandolin. They played for hours - jazz, pop songs, gospel etc. I remember them tearing apart "Muscrat Ramble". Kid Ory would have been proud.