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Lyr Req: Deep Elm? Blues

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DEEP ELEM BLUES
DOWN IN BLACK BOTTOM


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In Mudcat MIDIs:
Down in Black Bottom (see also Deep Elem Blues)


Jim Irvine 30 Jun 97 - 10:32 AM
Mountain Dog 30 Jun 97 - 10:48 AM
Gene 30 Jun 97 - 09:12 PM
Jon Whitney 01 Jul 97 - 05:22 PM
woody 10 Jun 99 - 09:21 PM
Roger in Baltimore 10 Jun 99 - 09:40 PM
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Subject: Deep Elm? Blues any lyrics?
From: Jim Irvine
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:32 AM

Anyone got the words of this song? I last heard it about 25 years ago and even the person who sang it then has forgotten it. It goes a bit like this:

If you go down to Deep Elm? Keep your money in your shoes Them Deep Elm women Got them Deep Elm Blues

Chorus: Hey pretty Mama Your Papa's got them Deep Elm Blues.

Jim Irvine


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Subject: Lyr Add: DEEP ELEM BLUES
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:48 AM

Dear Jim,

Here's a version as performed over the years by the Grateful Dead and Garcia. (Chord progression is E, A7, and B)

If you go down to Deep Elem, put your money in your shoes.
The women In Deep Elem got them Deep Elem Blues.

CHORUS: Oh, sweet mama, your daddy's got them Deep Elem blues.
Oh, sweet mama, your daddy's got them Deep Elem Blues.

Once I had a girlfriend. She meant the world to me.
She went down to Deep Elem. Now she ain't what she used to be.

Once I knew a preacher, preached the bible through and through.
He went down to Deep Elem. Now his preaching days are through.

When you go down to Deep Elem to have a little fun,
Have your ten dollars ready when the policeman comes.

When you go down to Deep Elem, put your money in your pants,
Cause the women in Deep Elem, they don't give a man a chance.


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Subject: RE: Deep Elm? Blues any lyrics?
From: Gene
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 09:12 PM

Check posts OLDER than 30 days for another version.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DOWN IN BLACK BOTTOM (Blackwell, MacPhail
From: Jon Whitney
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 05:22 PM

Sounds like a variant of a song recorded by Scrapper Blackwell and Black Bottom MacPhail in the 20's. It's on a Yazoo recording called Scrapper Blackwell, Virtuoso Guitar. Here's their lyrics:

DOWN IN BLACK BOTTOM

Now down in Black Bottom, that is so they say,
They drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.

CHORUS: I'm crazy about Black Bottom mmmm, so they say.
That's where they drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.

Yes, I went down in Black Bottom. I didn't go to lay down the law.
Police brought me out by my right arm.
I'm goin' back down in Black Bottom, mmmm, so they say.
That's where they drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.

Now if you go down in Black Bottom and you don' know the rules,
Black Bottom women will try to make a fool of you. (Chorus)

If you go down in Black Bottom, put your money in your shoes.
Lord, them Black Bottom women will give your pockets the blues. (Chorus)

Now if you go down in Black Bottom, put your money down in your britches,
'Cause them women's goin' to rob you now, you dirty mmm-mmm. (Chorus)

Now if anybody asks you who com-pose this song,
Tell them some snake bottom buddy's done been here and gone.
He's down in Black Bottom mmmm, so they say.
That's where they drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 12-Feb-03.


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Subject: RE: Deep Elm? Blues any lyrics?
From: woody
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 09:21 PM

Anybody got agood chord prrogression for Deep Ellum Blues?


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Subject: RE: Deep Elm? Blues any lyrics?
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 09:40 PM

Jim,

We have discussed this song before (Deep Ellum Blues). You can follow this thread for more information. Within this thread are several more references to this song. I was too lazy to see if there was any chords offered.

Roger in Baltimore


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