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Lyr Req: Just Because You're in Deep Elem

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DEEP ELEM BLUES
DOWN IN BLACK BOTTOM


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GUEST,Kevin 19 Aug 09 - 03:32 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Aug 09 - 03:47 PM
GUEST 19 Aug 09 - 04:20 PM
MARINER 19 Aug 09 - 05:05 PM
GUEST,Kevin 24 Aug 09 - 04:27 PM
Richie 24 Aug 09 - 04:44 PM
Louie Roy 24 Aug 09 - 08:40 PM
Richie 24 Aug 09 - 10:12 PM
GUEST,Kevin 27 Aug 09 - 03:37 PM
GUEST,sarah in Newcastle 28 Aug 09 - 04:45 AM
MGM·Lion 28 Aug 09 - 05:09 AM
GUEST 25 Nov 09 - 04:20 AM
GUEST,K, M..G. Colorado 25 Nov 09 - 04:33 AM
GUEST,Mary Ellen 19 Aug 13 - 02:42 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Aug 13 - 02:54 PM
Jim Dixon 23 Aug 13 - 10:46 PM
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Subject: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 03:32 PM

I had a New Lost City Ramblers Album back in the 60's with a song with lyrics something like:

Just because you're in deep elem,
Don't think you can deep elem me.
You know I knew you when
You had dollar one to spend.
So don't try to deep elem me.

Does anyone know the rest of the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 03:47 PM

A variant of "Deep Elem Blues? Not familiar with the NLC Ramblers recording.

DT and thread 8432: Deep Elem Blues


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Subject: RE: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 04:20 PM

Hi Q-

This is not the one in the DT. I think it was also recorded by Elton Brit. I don't remember the name of the NLC Ramblers album, but it also had "Never Bob Your Hair Girls" on it. I hope that helps...


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Subject: RE: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: MARINER
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 05:05 PM

A version of it was also recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis back in the glory days of Rock'n'Roll and was reissued in the 70s on ,I think, the Charly label.


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Subject: RE: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 04:27 PM

I remembered another verse. Maybe it will jog someone's memory?

any help appreciated,

Thanks - Kevin

Just because you're in deep elem,
Don't think you 're too wise for me.
You were shining shoes I know.
When I was rolling in the dough.
So don't try to deep elem me.


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Subject: RE: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: Richie
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 04:44 PM

The song was done by the Shelton Brothers in 1939 but was popularized by Elton Britt who had a country hit with it.

Don't have the lyrics tho.

Richie


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Subject: RE: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: Louie Roy
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 08:40 PM

Kevin Go to googles and type in Lyrics for Deep Elem Blues and you will get several versions from different artist


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Subject: RE: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: Richie
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:12 PM

The name of the song is:

"Just Because You're In Deep Elem"

It's not Deep Elem blues, or other Deep Elem songs


Richie


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Subject: RE: Lry Req: Deep Elem
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 03:37 PM

I've found some verses by Elton Britt, some from Slim Dusty and some from my Dusty Memory. This may not be the complete song but it will do for now.

Just Beacause You're in Deep Elem

Just because you're in deep elem,
Don't think you're to wise for me.
You know I knew you when
You just had dollar one to spend.
So don't try and deep elem me.

Just because you're in deep elem,
Don't think you're too wise for me.
You were shining shoes I know.
When I was rolling in the dough.
So don't try to deep elem me.

Just because you're in deep elem,
Don't think you're too wise for me.
I remember when
you were eating now and then
So don't try and deep elem me.

Just because you're in deep elem,
Don't think you're too wise for me.
Don't forget there was a time
I could buy you for a dime.
So don't try and deep elem me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Elem
From: GUEST,sarah in Newcastle
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 04:45 AM

Hi, I sing this song alot, learnt it from a friend...not sure if she learnt it from recordings or just of another musician..


If you go down to deep elm
put you money in your shoes
for those women down deep elm
got those deep elm blues

oh deep elm pappas got those deep elm blues (x2)

If you go down to deep elm
put your money in your socks
for those womne down deep elm
they will throw you on the rocks

oh deep elm, pappas got those deep elm blues (x2)

If you go down to deep elm
put your money in your had
for those women down deep elm
they will throw you on the flat

Oh deep elm, pappas got those deep elm blues (x2)

If you go down to deep elm
just to have a little fun
get your fifteen dollars ready
before the police man comes

Oh deep elm pappas got those deep elm blues (x2)

Once I knew a preacher
read the bible through and through
Went down to deep elm
now his preaching days are through

oh deep elm, pappas got those deep elm blues (x2)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Elem
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 05:09 AM

That last is the Deep Elem Blues version that I learned many years ago from Tom Paley. Another verse was: "She says we have to marry And her Daddy says the same - I would make a run for Frisco But her Daddy has dead aim - Oh sweet mamma..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just Because You're in Deep Elem
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 04:20 AM

If you get a chance..listen to Steve Abbott of Colorado
do Deep Elem Blues..w/ his mandoline..it can't be beat..
but Elton Britt's ..Don't try to Deep Elem me is a horse
of a different color - a gem too..but not the same song
a all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just Because You're in Deep Elem
From: GUEST,K, M..G. Colorado
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 04:33 AM

That Steve Abbott recording is dynamite..Biccuit City 1977/Grubstake.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just Because You're in Deep Elem
From: GUEST,Mary Ellen
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 02:42 PM

My Dad taught me this song about sixty years ago. I've wanted to know what the other verses might be. Here's the one I remember.

Just because you're in Deep Elem,
Don't you think you're too wise for me.
When you had no socks to wear, I had on a dollar pair.
Don't you think you're too wise for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just Because You're in Deep Elem
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 02:54 PM

Deep Elem was the colored red light district in Dallas, now somewhat gentrified with arts-craft stuff, entertainment, etc.

As a country song, 'tis a puzzlement.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE IN DEEP ELEM (Britt)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 10:46 PM

JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE IN DEEP ELEM
As sung by Elton Britt

[yodel]

1. Just because you're in Deep Elem,
Don't you think you're too wise for me.

Buddy, I remember when
You were eatin' now and then,
So don't try to Deep Elem me.

[Lines 1, 2, & 5 are the same in every verse. Lines 3-4 vary as follows:]

2. Don't forget there was a time
I could buy you for a dime.

3. You were shining shoes I know
When I was up in the dough.

4. When your rent was overdue,
I squared up the bill for you.

5. When they put you in the jail,
I'm the guy put up the bail.

6. I'll admit your clothes are fine,
But they used to look like mine.

7. When you had no socks to wear,
I had on a dollar pair.

8. When you had no place to sleep,
I dug down, and I dug down deep.


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