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Lyr Req/Add: Keep on Truckin' Mama

anna 20 Apr 99 - 06:35 PM
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Maddog 21 Apr 99 - 02:22 AM
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Subject: Keep on truckin mama?
From: anna
Date: 20 Apr 99 - 06:35 PM

Hi, I would like the lyrics and the artist or group that performed this great old classic that I used to listen to when I lived in "The Village" back in the 60's.

Keep on truckin', Mama Truckin til the break of day. Thank everyone so much for the help.

Anna


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Mike Billo
Date: 20 Apr 99 - 07:04 PM

Don't remeber the lyrics right now, but the original artist was Blind Boy Fuller in the '30's, and in the late "60's it was Hot Tuna.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: anna
Date: 20 Apr 99 - 07:06 PM

Thanks, it's a start.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 20 Apr 99 - 08:11 PM

Haven't found the lyrics, but it is on these albums:
Mance Lipscomb - Mance Lipscomb, Vol. 4, Arhoolie 1033, LP (1967), cut# 9,

Donovan - Best Of Donovan, Catch The Wind, Mellow (2cd set),

Hot Tuna - Best Of Hot Tuna, Burgers, Live In Japan, Splash Down Two,

There is a jazz song with the same title. That one's easy to find the lyrics to, but it's not the song you're asking about.

Mark


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Subject: Lyr Add: MANDY LANE (Chad Mitchell Trio)^^
From: TequilaRon (inactive)
Date: 20 Apr 99 - 08:28 PM

Anna,
The version I do is sometimes referred to as MandyLane. I have been doing it since the mid-sixites and the story I got at the time was that the song chronicled a well-publicized conflict between local do-gooders and an Athens, Ga. bawdy house frequented by U. of Ga. frat-boys in the years following W.W. I.

MANDY LANE (Keep on Truckin Mama)

There's a sun-down girl called Mandy Lane.
She's a free-lovin mama on a high Flyin plane.
Gentlemen call at her front gate.
You can hear them callin both early and late.
Keep on truckin Mama Truckin til the break of day.
Keep on truckin Mama truckin those blue away.
You're the best truck driver this end of town
and you do your truck drivin from your hips on down.
Keep on truckin mama, truckin those blues away.

Keep on doin what you did last night
they're gonna throw you back in jail.
Keep on doin what you did last night
they're gonna throw you back in jail.
You come to the door just a raisin sand.
They can tell what you been doin
by the way you stand.
Keep on truckin mama, truckin those blues away.

Now big industry came to our town.
We got profit and progress all way round.
We got a new cotton gin and a plastics plant.
And a sign in Mandy's window down at Forth and Grand.
It says, I cain't sell it gonna keep sittin on it
never catch me givin it away
I cain't sell it gonna keep sittin on it
never catch me givin it away.
I don't care if your name's Richard, Bill, or Tom.
You come to my door its Hello John.
I cain't sell it gonna keep sittin on it
never catch me givin it away

I cain't move it out on the open market
Gonna take all my bidness back home.
I cain't move it out on the open market
Gonna take all my bidness back home.
I don't care how keen the competition may be.
Never catch me givin samples way for free.
I cain't sell it gonna keep sittin on it
never catch me givin it away.
I say.
Never catch me givin it away.
Well hardly ever.
Never catch me givin it away.


Well there you have it as best memory serves. I would post the chords, but I have been playing this thing so long I don't even think about what they are. I do it in C.
I'll post the chords first chance I get.
Any questions E-me: tequilaron@aol.com ^^


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Maddog
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 02:22 AM

Those lyrics are from the Chad Mitchell Trio - The ones they were allowed to record. How about those other verses:

"You can squeeze them lemons, momma, squeeze 'em 'til the good juice flows (Two times)
You can Pull 'em here, pull 'em there
Pull 'em all around by my pubic hair
Keep on truckin' it, momma, truckin' my blues away!


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Allan S.
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 09:18 AM

Some of the verses are familiar I remember them from the old Yale Hoots. then some of the gang were playing at the Washinbgton Square in the park on Sunday mornings. WHICH IS THE WAY IT GOT TO THE NY SCENE

Keep on trucking, mama, trucking my blues away [3]
ashes to ashes and dust
where you gonna be if the rubber busts

THe words "Rasin sands" should be "I can tell what you been doing BY THE WAY YOU STAND"


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Jon W.
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 11:03 AM

"Raising sand" was an expression common in many blues songs, it means stirring up trouble, usually with sexual connotations. Related are the expressions "sand foot" and "fan foot" as in "fan foot floozy", meaning a loose woman.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: TequilaRon (inactive)
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 06:02 PM

Maddog, the Chad Mitchell Trio sounds right. As soon as you mentioned them, I remembered that the guy I learned the song from was a big Chad Mitchell Trio fan.

Allan, When I typed in the lyrics above my intention was to present certain words as I pronounce them when doin' the song, but I was just too lazy to type the apostrophes. Mea culpa.

Jon W. , Your explanation of "raisin' sand" and "sand foot" is right on target. My favorite example of the use of "sand foot" comes from a Bukka White album. Bukka says, "I always wanted to be the number one boy behind old Man Charley Patton...course I never wanted to die like him. I didn't want to get my throat cut by one of them o'l sand foots women." I'm with Bukka on this! Ron


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 06:21 PM

The long lost lamented chicago Women's Rock Band did a takeoff:

Papa dont lay those sounds on me I ain't your groovy chick Papa don't lay them sounds on me Don't you know it makes me sick Rollin' Stones , Blood Sweat and Tears We've taken that shit for too many years Papa...

Sorry I can't come up with all the words; during one breakup I made the classic mistake, out of guilt, of letting HIM sort the records and so of course he kept this one, which he knew was important and I couldn't replace ... OK, off the feminist soapbox ... gee, wonder why my social skills with guys are in the basement ...

--MA


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 11:05 AM

In the 1940's at least, Keep on TRuckin' was a generic framework for combining floating blues verses: What's that smells like fish. mama, tell you if you really want to know etc.

There weren't any specific verses.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: anna
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 12:27 PM

I'm sorry it took so long to respond. I'm at work as I write this and I've been very busy putting in a project. Just now, I had the great pleasure of jumping thru some of the threads. I was fascinated with the "jimmy cracked corn" What that song meant has plagued me since I was a child. Now I know....and I know I've found a new place to hang. I used to open my e-mail first in the morning. All that has changed. This morning it was MudCat. I hope I can fit in.

Now to this thread. Thank you so much for this wonderful response. I read some of it yesterday and went around singing that song all last night and this morning.

And MAG, a lot of us, men and women, have been there.

The version I remember had this verse: You come thru the door justa kickin' up sand I can tell what you been doin' by the way you stand. The lemon verse I remember like this: Keep on squeezin' them lemons, squeeze em' til the good juice flows (twice)

I may have heard this in Washington Square, but I feel it was in one of the coffee houses. I used to work as a free lance waitress. If one of the waiters or waitresses didn't show up they would call me. If I felt like working, or I needed the money, I'd go work. I worked in all the best, and all the worst. I met a lot of great people, and some that became famous later.

Now I'm a senior programmer/analyst for a very prominent bank in NY.

What a difference, huh. Which do I like better? I don't know. Back then, I didn't understand why anyone would spend their whole life working just so they could relax when they were older. I felt they should relax and enjoy life when you're your young. I hitchhiked to SF along with everyone else.

Now I have a beautiful home right on the water where I just pull out my kayak and go for a long ride out in heaven by myself or with a friend. I couldn't do that if I didn't spend every weekday here. Unless i made it a point to marry and live off of someone else. Just can't seem to do that. Live off someone else I mean.

Which is the best? I don't kow.

Gee, I'm rambling. It's so easy to put down your thoughts.

Thanks for listening. I love this.

Anna


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Mad dog
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 12:45 AM

Great - keep the verses comin' - I first heard this in a Madison Wisconsin Coffeehouse off of State Street - I think the name of it was "The Pad" by a guy known as "Dirty Phil" Buss anyone know of him?


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama? ^^
From: Art Thieme
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 02:19 PM

I used do these verses that I got from a fine guitarist named Mike Bloomfield in Chicago---1963--when we were both flunking out of Roosevelt University 'cause we spent all our time swapping songs in the lounge instead of going to class:

What's that smells like fish, babe?
Do it any time you wanna do.
What's that smells like fish, babe?
Do it any time ya wanna do>
Don't come in a bottle---don't come in a can,
That's what every good woman wants from every good man,
What's that smells like fish, babe?
Do it any time you wanna do.

God don't like ugly,
Baby, your home is in hell.
God don't like ugly,
Baby your home is in hell,
You sittin' 'round the house with your mouth in a pout,
All you need to be a beast is a tail and a snout.
God don't like ugly,
Baby, your home is in hell.

God don't...
God don't,
Asked your mama and your papa too,
What in God's name they gonna do with you.
God don't...

Take it slow and easy if you wanna get along with me,
Take it slow and easy if you wanna get along with me,
I got 1,2,3,4,5,6 reasons, If you double cross me it's an act of treason,
Take it slow and easy if you wanns get along with me.

Keep on truckin' mama, truck all your blues away,
Keep on...
A nickel is a nickel and a dime is a dime,
I can get it from you, babe, any old time,
Keep on truckin'...

God don't like ugly,
Baby, your home is in hell,
God don't like ugly,
Baby your home is in hell,
I asked your psychiatrist--plastic surgeon too,
Said you belong up in a tree goin', "Woo, woo, woo!"
God don't like ugly,
baby your home is in hell.

Art Thieme ^^


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 02:27 PM

Anna,

I think the EVEN DOZEN JUGBAND did this in the '60s---with Maria (Muldaur) D'Amato, Pete Siegel, Steffan Grossman---many others.

Art


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: TequilaRon (inactive)
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 04:05 PM

Speaking of Maria Muldaur, does anyone remember her husband Geoff Muldaur's song "The Ginger Man". I've been doing a couple of verses for years, but it seems like there ought to be more to it.

Art, did you ever play Stuckey's Saloon in Lakeland, FL. back in the mid-70's? It seems like I met you there once, but with the ravages of time and the liklihood that my brain was riddled with alcoholic fulminations during that period It may have been someone else. Ron


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 05:39 PM

Ron, Nope, the SouthEast is the only part of the country I've never been to. But if I can get Harpgirl to gimme an invite I just might try to get there. The Everglades and the Keys are sbout the only areas that excite me. But Abby? That'd make it a whole different story.

Art.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Maddog
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 12:18 AM

The only source of "ginger man" is the old "Blues Project" lp on Electra with Von Schmidt, Dylan (as Landy)Van Ronk etc great lp...Thanks Art , I never put the two songs (God Don't Like Ugly & Truckin'Mamma together" Jeez that's the folk process for ya (hell Dan Keding gave me this nickname)


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Bob Shapman
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 01:12 AM

Gingerman is a nazi song if you think about it - listen i think hitler's a bad demon but geiof muldaur is evil


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: TequilaRon (inactive)
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 03:55 PM

Well, gee Bob that seems a little over the top to me. Chauvinistic yes, but I think you have to consider the context of the song. The song "The Ginger Man" is a musical analogy to the novel by J.P. Donleavy of the same title. The novel portrays an Irish-American grad student in Dublin who is an alcoholic, manipulating, womanizing, low-life who in his own way is quite charming. I wish you could be more specific about your dislike for the song and Muldaur. I don't know Muldaur, so I can't say if he is evil or not. Could it be that you just want to be provocative? Ron


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: anna
Date: 26 Apr 99 - 12:31 PM

Hi Everyone,

Art, can you tell me where this band originates? I know this name very well, maybe from a previous life. Are they from Woodstock, NY. I lived there for a while and I'm wondering if one of the clusters of music I heard was this band. Do they have recordings? I'm probably showing my ignorance of folk, but I would love to have a recording of a jug band doing "truckin'".

Sorry it took so long for me to get back, but I only work Mon-Fri. One of these days I guess I'll have to join the 90's. Strange to hear a programmer say that, huh?

Anna


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: TequilaRon (inactive)
Date: 26 Apr 99 - 08:23 PM

Anna,

Try the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Do a search of CDNow or one of the other on-line record stores. Just type in the title. Ron


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 Apr 99 - 11:22 PM

Anna,

If you mean the Even Dozen Jugband that I mentioned earlier, they made one nice but loose LP for Elektra in the early 60s---at the start of the jugband craze. Every type of music had it's "moment" back then when we folkniks (as we were called then) "discovered" each musical form---calypso, bluegrass, jugband, blues, old timey, cajun, Celtic. All had their SUPERSTARS that were exquisite musicians who seemed that they were born into the given tradition. Mike Bloomfield & Paul Butterfield & John Hammond jr. (blues), Eric Weisberg (bluegrass banjo), The New Lost City Ramblers and the Red Clay Rablers(old-timey), Jim Kweskin (jugband), Steve Riley (cajun)---and it's taken 40 or 50 years for rhese United States to get around to World Music (Celtic, Klezmer, Swedish fiddle, etc., etc., etc.

And on we go... We're the ones who just keep on truckin' !!Yeah, it's been a great parade to watch and listen to--and even participate in.

Art


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: anna
Date: 27 Apr 99 - 01:57 PM

Hi,

Ron, Thanks for the advice. I found Jim Kweskin's albums, but, unfortunately, truckin' ain't on any of 'em. Damn! Unless, it's going by another name. Is this possible??

Thank you, again. A.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From:
Date: 01 May 99 - 06:11 PM

Anna,

Try Donovan's "Catch the Wind" or Hot Tuna's version. If you get desperate I'll be glad to send you my own humble interpretation which I put on tape recently.

Art, a promoter friend of mine is bringing Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys to my little slice of Florida next Friday night. I plan to take a bath, put on fresh white socks, and be there with a tall frosty beverage, ready to scuffle. "Aaiiieee", as they scream on the bayou. If you would like to visit Florida, my friend Joe might be able to put together a couple of nights for you in Lakeland and Tampa. If you have an interest E-me at tequilaron@aol.com and I will put you in touch with Joe. Some of the folks he has promoted locally are: Roy Book Binder, Eric Taylor, Mickey Newbury, Guy Clark, Terry Garland, etc. Ron.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: tequilaron
Date: 01 May 99 - 08:36 PM

Tequila Ron is the unidentified sender of the duplicate messages above. Sorry folks but my computer had a seizure just as I sent the message. Ron.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 May 99 - 09:41 PM

"Take It Slow And Easy" (if you want to get along with me) was done by Jesse Fuller (who wrote "San Francisco Bay Blues".

Has the same tune as this song.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
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Date: 21 May 99 - 09:57 AM

We have this great store here in downtown NY called Borders. It is probably a chain and there are others elsewhere, but this one is great. They have sheet music with TAB. I'm going today. I searched the web to death and can't find the music to this song. Borders is a last chance for me to do this without bothering any of you, but if I come back I'm going to have to ask someone to give me the chords. I have to learn this before July.

Annap (a bad cookie made me change it to apavao)


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: annamill
Date: 26 May 99 - 12:20 PM

Hello,

I'm back, thanks to Joe Offer. Thanks Joe!

I can't find the chords to truckin'and I would really like to learn it before the gathering at my house. I'm just learning to play and this would be my debut. Then, I can post to the "first time" thread too.

Annap


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: CarlZen
Date: 08 Jul 99 - 04:28 PM

All of these references to recorded versions of Keep On Truckin' Mama seem to be by the revivalists. Does anyone know of any early sources, and where they might be available recornig-wise?


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Woody
Date: 08 Jul 99 - 10:19 PM

Try "Keep on Truckin'" by Blind Boy Fuller on Yazoo.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Sourdough
Date: 09 Jul 99 - 01:33 AM

Allan S.

I was going over some old messages from before I found The Mudcat and there was a mention of the Hoots at Yale. I was there , too, every other Saturday at Street Hall. I used to park my little Vespa outside on the sidewalk and go down to the basement, Bob Engmann's territory where we sang and played until everyone had sung and played everything he or she ever wanted to play.

If I remember rightly, he was the guy who was friendly with the New Lost City Ramblers and was why one, two or three of them would show up.

I got so excited by the music that I learned there that I started a radio program on WYBC, Heritage, I think was the name. A little pretentious, perhaps, but that was the way it was in 1959 or so. I have an old audiotape of a show. The host, me, sounds very callow and a bit unsure but Annie Bird sounds great, playing the autoharp with her friend who played a dulcimer. The song, The Gypsy's Garden, is still one of my favorites and when Anne gave me a few lessons on the autoharp, I started by playing that song.

Were you ever at the Indian Neck Festivals? They were the best music festivals I ever attended but almost no one has heard of them. Half the people there were accomplished, professional musicians like Fiddler Beers and Gary Davis and almost all the others were terrific amateurs.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Easy Rider
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 12:32 PM

Did anybody ever find the TAB/Music for this song? I would love to have a copy of it.

EZR


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: bigchuck
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 01:23 PM

Chords would be (as I remember them)CEADGC, CEADG, C..C7..F...F#Dim7, CEADGC.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 02:01 PM

Sourdough is my mind leaving me or havent we been in touch before?? Aren't you on my mailing list for the Yale hoot reunions?? We ave them 2 times each year.... I have lost some of my old correspondance Im in touch with Smokey H sent me an audio tape of the WYBC program that I put on a C-90 Cassette Pse get in touch with me at alsch@worldnet.att.net Allan


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 02:28 PM

sorry about that Your message was july 1999 it threw me for a loop Of course I have you Tape of this spring reunion almost ready. Want a copy????


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: annamill
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 05:25 PM

THIS IS WEIRD!! My very first posting!! I have the music and chords, but I still haven't learned how yet! No time! It's sitting in my guitar case along with Bill/Sables beautiful handiwork. Maybe after my store opens, my wedding and honeymoon is over, I'll have time.

Love, annap WOW! Thanks EZR!


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: KEEP ON TRUCKIN', MAMA^^
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 10:52 PM

C~~~~~E~~~~A7~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Keep on trucking, mama
D7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G7~~~~~~~C
Truckin' all my blues away
C~~~~~E~~~~A7~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Keep on trucking, mama
D7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G7~~~~~~~C
Truckin' all my blues away
C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~C7~~~~~~~~~~
You kin do what ya do, say what ya say
F~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fm~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
COmes down to doin' it they only one way!
C~~~~~E~~~~A7~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Keep on trucking, mama
D7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G7~~~~~~~C
Truckin' all my blues away

Say, what's that smells like fishes
Tell ya if you really wanna know (2x)
Ain't sardines,m don't come in a can
Just what every woman wants from every man
(Repeat first pair of lines)

Keep that blacksnake off me,
It's cold and clammy to the touch
Mama, mama, gotta realize
Blacksnake goes between yer thighs

Now keep yer fingers off it, doncha dare touch it
You know it don't belong to you.
Two ol' ladies in a great big bed
One turned to the other, and then she said
...

Well, you can lick it if you like it, but doncha dare bite it
Even if you want it bad
Look here, mama, I know you
You can get it when it's killing you
...

My man is a deep sea diver, he goes down so long
He goes down like a good man oughter
Comes around when he's outta water,
...

Well, you asked. This is the version I have sung since that same period and place (Washington Square in the early sixties) but I can tell you right now I don't sing it very often!

Regards,

A ^^


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 15 Jul 00 - 03:46 PM

I've probably mentioned this before, but the only time I publicly lost it with a performer was during this song ... probably owe the guy an apology some 25 years later, but I'm not gonna sweat it ... and I KNOW I've mentioned that the chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band did a takeoff/rejoinder.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Biskit
Date: 15 Jul 00 - 05:06 PM

Whodaheck are all these people????? Geezus!A fella takes a coupl'a weeks off from th' ol' catter...anyway that was a great ol' song..all the versions. speakin of truckin anybody know of any open mike bars `round exit 30 on I-95 in Milford,Ct.???I parked my truck here four hours ago an' I ain't seen nothin' but the rain comin'down.hmmmmm, I think I feel a new song comin' on


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: Stewie
Date: 15 Jul 00 - 08:07 PM

The reference for the Chad Mitchell version as posted by TequilaRon is The Mitchell Trio 'Slightly Irreverent' Mercury LP SR 60944/MG 20944. It is a solo performance by Chad Mitchell with words identical to those posted. The notes state: "'Mandy Lane' [is] a trace of earthy Bessie Smith tunes tied together by Chad's original lyrics and inbred with the propulsive rhythm and dynamic blues spirit of Bessie herself'. I don't know the truth or otherwise of that claim, but the song was copyrighted Chad Mitchell Teena Music Corporation ASCAP. Unlike much of the Chad/Mitchell Trio catalogue, I don't think this one has yet made it to CD reissue.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Keep on truckin mama?
From: GUEST,David Knapp
Date: 18 Sep 10 - 07:38 AM

Some of the verses I recall from an Army friend's singing in Monterey, 1963-64:

What's that smell like fish, baby babe?
Well, I'll tell ya if ya really wanna know--
It ain't sardines, it don't come in a can,
You been dishin' it out to some other man,
But you jus' keep on truckin' Mama, truckin' all the blues away.

Well you come home this morning with your ass in your hand,
Now there's just one thing that I don't understand,
How a knock-kneed woman love a bowlegged man,
But you jus' keep on truckin' Mama, truckin' all the blues away.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Keep on truckin mama
From: open mike
Date: 18 Sep 10 - 02:20 PM

the feminist version has a line:

back door mamma, under your thumb,
you better start watchin' out where your comin' from...
Papa Don't Lay That Shit On Me...

Chicago & New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band
had an album Mountain Moving Day

they played from 1970-1973

http://www.feministezine.com/feminist/music/CWLRB-Origins.html

http://www.spin.com/articles/chicago-womens-liberation-rock-band


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Keep on truckin mama
From: Joe_F
Date: 18 Sep 10 - 06:03 PM

Round about 1952, I heard

You can take me anywhere, show me anything,
Just let go of my hair ding.


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