Lyr Add: It's a Mean Old Dog (That Won't Scratch..
Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S A MEAN OLD DOG (THAT WON'T SCRATCH..|
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 08:39 PM
Lyr. Add: IT'S A MEAN OLD DOG
(That Won't Scratch His Mama's Fleas)
Words and Music Will F. Skidmore & Marshall Walker
CHORUS: It's a mean old dog that won't scratch his mama's fleas. She's got a right to be pleased, And when she's through her scrubbin' and she wants some lovin', Take her up and bounce her on your knees.
1919, Meyer Cohn Music Publishing Co. Inc., NY.
Sheet music at Levy Collection.
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Little is known about the composers, possibly African-American, who toured the TOBA vaudeville circuit. With them at one time was Laura Smith, a Black blues singer. Her version of "Don't You Leave Me Here" (Jelly Roll Morton) is perhaps her best known song. Several of her recordings may be heard on redhotjazz.com.
"Them Has Been Blues" by Skidmore and Walker, Laura Smith vocalist, also may be heard there.
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's a Mean Old Dog|
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 08:10 PM
That song's certainly a window into another time.