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Lyr Req/Add: Red Nightgown Blues (Jimmie Davis)

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GUEST,Spoutnik 30 Jul 14 - 08:03 PM
12-stringer 30 Jul 14 - 11:13 PM
Joe Offer 31 Jul 14 - 01:24 AM
Joe Offer 31 Jul 14 - 02:28 AM
GUEST,Spoutnik 31 Jul 14 - 02:27 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Red Nightgown Blues
From: GUEST,Spoutnik
Date: 30 Jul 14 - 08:03 PM

Hi,
Someone have the rest of the lyrics for this song from Jimmie Davis? English is not my first language and I can't figure the rest of the song...

We bought the license to see Parson Brown
Corrine couldn't wait and she thowed me down
Said now Parson don't wait so long
Two more minutes and I'm going wrong

She's comin' to town in a red nightgown
Somebody head Corinne

With two head locks and a sock in the jaw
I said, «  Corinne, what's the matter now?
Said « Papa steady don't take me so fast,
If you take me too fast sweet mama can't last


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Nightgown Blues
From: 12-stringer
Date: 30 Jul 14 - 11:13 PM

We went home to settle down
Corinne chased me round and round.
Said "Now Papa, don't you run,
You're my meat, you son of a gun."

chorus

She called in the neighbors to head me off
Made a high dive from the old hayloft
About daybreak, I must say,
In a peanut haze sweet mama strayed.

chorus

Well, the goobers flew and the hay went wild,
Fireman, fireman, save my child!
Never again will I settle down
With the girl they call Corinna Brown.

chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Nightgown Blues
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jul 14 - 01:24 AM

Well, here's somebody's attempt at a transcription, or reinterpretation:

Dark Nightgown

whacked by this concussion junction
again the joints hurts ad
vices healing fire might could be
a sly got dumb
slip
banana peel out the bells
the tag-colored toes
see oaks scrape the floats
still throw
she painted nails
to calm me down
She's going to town
In a red nightgown
Somebody head Corinne

thrown up sticks and stones
and broken bones
it's just a paper cup
holding out the moon
I stuck around to get snacked on
with tongues the wolf breathed down
just couldnt pucker TNT
because straw breaks planks break brick breaks
straw breaks brick bats beat heart
so must I tip on in
to hell
to slip back with this voice
She's going to town
In a red nightgown
Somebody head Corinne

Source: http://www.scn.org/realpoetik/evans.brett6-25-98.htm


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Subject: ADD: Red Nightgown Blues (Jimmie Davis)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jul 14 - 02:28 AM

I combined the lyrics from Spoutnik and 12-stringer, and listened to the recording. Here's my transcription:

RED NIGHTGOWN BLUES
(Jimmie Davis)

We bought the license went to see Parson Brown,
Corrine couldn't wait and she throwed me down;
Says now Parson don't wait so long,
Two more minutes and I'm going wrong.
She's comin' through town in a red nightgown,
Somebody head Corinne.

With two head locks and a sock in the jaw,
I said, "Corinne, what's the matter now?"
Said, "Papa steady, don't take me so fast,
If you take me too fast, sweet mama can't last."
She's comin' through town in a red nightgown,
Somebody head Corinne.

[instrumental break]

We went home to settle down,
Corinne chased me round and round;
Says "Now Papa, don't you run,
You're my meat, you son of a gun."
She's comin' through town in a red nightgown,
Somebody head Corinne.

She called in the neighbors to head me off,
I made a high dive for the old hayloft;
About daybreak, I must say,
In the peanut hay sweet mama strayed.
She's goin' through town in a red nightgown,
Somebody head Corinne.

[instrumental break]

Well, the goobers flew and the hay went wild,
Fireman, fireman, save my child!
Never again will I settle down
With the girl they call Corinna Brown.
She's comin' through town in a red nightgown,
Somebody head Corinne.

[instrumental to end]

from a 1932 Bluebird recording by Jimmie Davis, #B-5699-A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrXwcZPqaSs

This page says peanut hay was brought to the U.S. from Brazil in 1936. But the recording is from 1932. Maybe "peanut hay" isn't the right word here.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Red Nightgown Blues (Jimmie Davis)
From: GUEST,Spoutnik
Date: 31 Jul 14 - 02:27 PM

Thanks to all!


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