Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: I was born in an old hollow log

Saunis 23 Mar 97 - 11:15 PM
ajw256 23 Aug 08 - 06:48 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Aug 08 - 11:15 PM
Jim Dixon 29 Dec 11 - 05:51 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: I was born in an old hollow log
From: Saunis
Date: 23 Mar 97 - 11:15 PM

I learned part of a song which goes:

I was born in an old hollow log.
My daddy was a black snake; my mama was a frog.
I was a getting in fights before I was two,
And when I was five, I had me a man or two.
So come all ye men, won't you stand in a line,
And I'll see about you, baby, whenever I find the time.

Anybody know any more?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I was born in an old hollow log
From: ajw256
Date: 23 Aug 08 - 06:48 PM

I think instead of "had me a man or two" is "had me John the Conkeroo" - typical blues reference, John the Conkeroo (also Johnny Conkeroo) is an adaptation of John The Conqueror and refers to a small statue used as a good luck charm.

The lyrics you are referencing are from the song "When I Get The Time" I have it on an old Siegel-Schwall album on Wooden Nickel Records. You can get the three disk set, from Amazon, that has it on it now.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I was born in an old hollow log
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Aug 08 - 11:15 PM

WHEN I GET THE TIME or WHEN I GOT THE TIME (sources vary), sung by the Siegel-Schwall band, contains the following lines, which I transcribed from a sound sample:

All o' you women, come stand in a line,
An' I'll see 'bout you, baby, soon as I got the time.
The women around here they are mighty fine,
And each-a one tells me she wants to be mine.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I GET THE TIME
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Dec 11 - 05:51 PM

WHEN I GET THE TIME
As sung by Siegel-Schwall on "The Complete Vanguard Recordings & More!" (2001)

1. I was born in an old hollow log.
My daddy was a blacksnake; my mama was a frog.
Well, I were fightin' with bobcats afore I was two.
When I was five, I had a Johnny Conqueroo.

CHORUS: So all o' you women, come stand in a line,
An' I'll see 'bout you, baby, soon as I find the time.

2. All the men I know they just want to fight,
'Cause it's me keeps their little girls out late at night.
You know, they go around givin' me dirty-eyed looks,
But I'm hip to their jive an' I know just what cooks. CHORUS

3. The women around here they are mighty fine,
And each-a one tells me she wants to be mine.
Though I hug 'em an' I squeeze 'em an' I drive 'em all mad,
Many's the mornin' I'm off down the road. CHORUS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 24 May 5:50 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.