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Lyr Req: Roberta (Billy C. Wirtz)

GUEST,seth in Olympia 09 May 10 - 09:49 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 09 May 10 - 10:09 PM
Roger the Skiffler 10 May 10 - 08:27 AM
GUEST,CoriSCapnSkip 11 May 10 - 03:28 AM
GUEST,Dani 11 May 10 - 07:17 AM
Roger the Skiffler 12 May 10 - 12:11 PM
Jim Dixon 26 May 10 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,guest 22 Jun 10 - 06:36 PM
GUEST,CG 25 Dec 10 - 11:18 PM
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Subject: Roberta get your leg offa me
From: GUEST,seth in Olympia
Date: 09 May 10 - 09:49 PM

I'm trying to find a link to a song by the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz from the eighties or early nineties : Roberta (Get your leg offa me) Truly one of the funniest songs I ever heard-I used to play it on my radio show. I think it is based on an original? by Leadbelly?


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Subject: RE: Roberta get your leg offa me
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 09 May 10 - 10:09 PM

1700 OO's?

1800 double oughts

1900 hundreds

Where .... (location - UK - South Africa))
When .... (Summer, Spring, Winter)
Radio Station call letters (W - K - kilodhertz))

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Bill, Billy, Willy, Will, William, aka "Wash Bored Bill?"
Episcolpalian?
Lutheren
Methodist


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Subject: RE: Roberta get your leg offa me
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 May 10 - 08:27 AM

From the Leadbelly Songbook:
"She wrote me a letter and that bought bad news; and that brought the blues"

KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF HER
(words & music by Huddie Ledbetter)

She's a heavy hipted mama, she's got the great big legs (x3)
Walking like she's walking on soft-boiled eggs.

CHORUS:
Keep your hands off (x2)
Keep your hands off her (x2)
Keep your hands off her, you heard what I said
You know she don't belong to you

Her name is Josie and she ain't so nosey (x3)
But boy- she so cozy

(CHORUS)

She's a heavy hipted mama and she's built up straight (x3)
She got just whatit takes

(CHORUS)


RtS


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Subject: RE: Roberta get your leg offa me
From: GUEST,CoriSCapnSkip
Date: 11 May 10 - 03:28 AM

Could it be a parody of "Alberta Let Your Hair Hang Low"?


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Subject: RE: Roberta get your leg offa me
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 11 May 10 - 07:17 AM

Now HERE is a request that will bring out the TRUE music lovers among us, and give us an opportunity to share the gospel of The First House Of Polyester Worship And Horizontal Throbbing Teenage Desire, and, incidentally, some of the world's finest blues piano.

Here's a snippet of Roberta:

http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=16683

If no one comes up with them for you before then, Seth, I'll sit down this weekend and transcribe.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Roberta get your leg offa me
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 12 May 10 - 12:11 PM

Billy C Wirtz sounds piano great from the brief clip. Interested to see how his words compare with the Leadbelly.

RtS


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROBERTA (Billy C. Wirtz)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 May 10 - 03:59 PM

Lyrics mostly copied from another forum (http://www.sciforums.com/showpost.php?p=1576060&postcount=18)


ROBERTA
John Lee Hooker*/Billy C. Wirtz

Roberta, Roberta,
Mama, please get your big legs off of me
(Sometimes she get a little carried away and I'd have to say)
(muffled) Roberta, Roberta!
(cough, cough) Jesus Christ!
Oh, please, please get your big legs off of me!
'Cause when you roll your big legs around me?(Help me, Jesus!)
?Don't you know it feels so good honey,
But you just won't let me breathe.
(Oh, God, please, Roberta, come on, will you, come on, get up!
I'll give you a cookie! Come on, please get up! Oh, Lord!)

You can be sweet as a banana Moon Pie,
Or you can be as salty as a souvenir Virginia country ham.
You can be sweet as a banana-sittin'-on-the-backseat-of-my-Camaro-underneath-the-pink-and-purple-dingleballs-ridin'-down-95-yeehaw-Miami here-we-come Moon Pie,
Or salty as a souvenir Virginia-sittin'-next-to-the-bottle-rockets-south-of-the-border country ham.
'Cause when you kiss me with your big luscious greasy lips,
I realize I'm a very naughty--
Yes, I need a little discipline!
No, please don't make me wear that nurse's dress again tonight!
?Groveling worm of a love slave!


[* Credit from one of Wirtz's albums, but Allmusic.com doesn't show any recording of ROBERTA by Hooker.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roberta (Billy C. Wirtz)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 06:36 PM

It starts out, I wan born in a little town called Chromosome North Carolina....

It was recorded on "Deep Fried And Sanctified" and I believe you can still get the whole song and album from Blind Pig Records.

Jimmy See http://www.reverbnation.com/jimmyseemusic


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roberta (Billy C. Wirtz)
From: GUEST,CG
Date: 25 Dec 10 - 11:18 PM

this song can be requested on KKFI 90.1 on The Blues Kitchen on saturday mornings 8 to 11 am Roberta Rev Billy C. Wirtz


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