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Lyr Req: Slew Foot Mama (Jam Up and Honey)

PHJim 02 Apr 18 - 01:23 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Apr 18 - 09:07 PM
GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP) 20 Apr 18 - 07:54 AM
Jeri 20 Apr 18 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP) 20 Apr 18 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP) 20 Apr 18 - 11:55 AM
Jeri 20 Apr 18 - 12:30 PM
PHJim 06 May 18 - 04:58 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Slew Foot Mama - Jam Up & Honey
From: PHJim
Date: 02 Apr 18 - 01:23 PM

Would anyone have the lyrics to the old Jam Up & Honey tune "Slew Foot Mama"? This is not the same tune as Old Slewfoot.
Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLEW FOOT MAMA (Jam Up and Honey)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Apr 18 - 09:07 PM

Here's my transcription from YouTube. I have enclosed doubtful words in {braces}.


SLEW FOOT MAMA
(Wilds-Leyan-Smith)
As recorded by Jam-up and Honey (Dot Records #1089, released 1952)

That's my gal; she's got me on the line,
That slew-footed mama and she's mine, all mine.

Now gather round me, people; won't you listen to me?
All about a gal from Tennessee:
King-sized mama by the name of Bess,
But {a very sad number}, I'll confess.

{...} mama nearly seven feet tall,
Sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall,
And in between her little head and feet
Is three hundred pounds of solid meat.

That's my gal; she's got me on the line,
That slew-footed mama and she's mine, all mine.

She got one black eye and the other one blue.
Hair is false and her teeth are too.
Arms like a blacksmith, feet like a ham,
She's stubborn as a mule from Alabam'.

Now she ain't so handsome and she don't dress fine.
She's kind of a gal that takes her time,
Built for comfort and not for speed,
But a lot more mama than I'll ever need.

That's my gal; she's got me on the line,
That slew-footed mama and she's mine, all mine.

She got a under-slung jaw and her mouth is mum,
{Thought} out o' joint from chewin' gum,
A hump on her back and one cork leg,
A wart on her neck like a big hen egg.

When she was a baby her {ears could talk}.
Her folks couldn't tell if she'd fly or walk.
A turned-up nose and plumb out o' chin,
But a mighty good mama for the shape she's in.

That's my gal; she's got me on the line,
That slew-footed mama and she's mine, all mine.

[Discographical information from 45worlds.com]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slew Foot Mama (Jam Up and Honey)
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 Apr 18 - 07:54 AM

Jim

Here are the one's I'm pretty sure about:

But a very sad number...
She's the kind of...
It's all out o' joint...
... ears caused talk

The other I don't know. Considered so far are:
?Of course tough? mama never seven...
?It's supposed that? mama never seven...
?If ghost of? mama never seven..
?If goat stuff? mama never seven...

I'll listen some more!

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slew Foot Mama (Jam Up and Honey)
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Apr 18 - 09:47 AM

I get "Overstuffed mama nearly seven feet tall".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slew Foot Mama (Jam Up and Honey)
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 Apr 18 - 11:55 AM

Excellent Jeri!

I think the line is:

It's [a?] overstuffed mama nearly seven feet tall.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slew Foot Mama (Jam Up and Honey)
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 Apr 18 - 11:55 AM

Excellent Jeri!

I think the line is:

It's [a?] overstuffed mama nearly seven feet tall.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slew Foot Mama (Jam Up and Honey)
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Apr 18 - 12:30 PM

I think it sounds like just "it's overstuffed...", but "it's" (or whatever)is probably one of those words that doesn't matter, and is more of a rhythmic place-holder thing that possibly wasn't there originally. But I'm only guessing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slew Foot Mama (Jam Up and Honey)
From: PHJim
Date: 06 May 18 - 04:58 PM

Thanks everyone. That gives me enough to work on.


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