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Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion

Seth 11 Nov 00 - 10:09 PM
WyoWoman 12 Nov 00 - 01:00 AM
The Shambles 12 Nov 00 - 03:22 AM
The Shambles 12 Nov 00 - 03:47 AM
Liz the Squeak 12 Nov 00 - 09:01 AM
Naemanson 12 Nov 00 - 09:57 AM
MAG (inactive) 13 Nov 00 - 02:13 PM
The Shambles 13 Nov 00 - 07:42 PM
Les B 13 Nov 00 - 08:07 PM
WyoWoman 13 Nov 00 - 08:09 PM
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WyoWoman 14 Nov 00 - 12:10 AM
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Subject: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Seth
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 10:09 PM

THis song was recorded by Maria Mulduar several years ago. My wife says she wrote it. I say she got it from Clara or Mamie Smith or Sippy Wallace or someone from that era. Anyway, we sure would like to get the lyrics. Thanks Seth from China


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: WyoWoman
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 01:00 AM

Well, my goodness. I don't know how I missed this one... I don't know the song, but I appreciate the sentiment. I'll stay tuned ...

ww


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: The Shambles
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 03:22 AM

There is a short bit of Real Audio of it HERE. From the 'Meet me where they play the blues'.

Can't find a writing credit or the words yet though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: The Shambles
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 03:47 AM

Southside Johnny and The Ashbury Jukes recorded it in 1976 on 'I don't want to go home'. Still can't find the words but the writing credit is to L. Mann and H Grover?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 09:01 AM

WHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooohoooooooooooooooooooooo Gotta find me THAT one!!!

Great link!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Naemanson
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 09:57 AM

The song is also on her second album, "Waitress In A Donut Shop" which is a great album. I have a copy in vinyl and made a cassette of it coupled with a David Bromberg album. It's one of my favorite cassettes.

Maria will be at the Chocolate Church sometime in 2001. I ought to get the dates for the upcoming season into What's On!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 02:13 PM

I know I heard it in Chicago blues clubs long before Maria went solo. -- MA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: The Shambles
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 07:42 PM

I don't understand what the phrase means. Can some one explain it to me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Les B
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 08:07 PM

Didn't Robby Burns have a counter-arguement with "Nine inch will please a lady" ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: WyoWoman
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 08:09 PM

no


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Naemanson
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 08:10 PM

Didn't Robbie mean to refer to the song Nine Times A Night?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: WyoWoman
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 08:11 PM

Actually, we're counter-posting here. that reply was in answer to Shambles' question...

I like that CD -- "We Can Let it Happen Tonight" also sounds good. Damn! I swore off ordering any more CDs for myself until after Christmas ...

Damn...

ww


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: The Shambles
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 08:13 PM

YOU WILL HAVE SPEAK UP!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Alice
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 08:41 PM

From the album notes on the old 1974 l.p. record, Waitress in a Donut Shop, "It Ain't the Meat It's The Motion" is by Henry Glover and Lois Mann.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Naemanson
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 10:59 PM

I wonder which of them experienced the first "inspiration" for the song? *BG*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: WyoWoman
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 12:10 AM

Hunh?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 02:45 AM

Well as you know butchers traditionaly deliver whole sides of meat hanging from rails in their trucks. There was one such truck that was having trouble driving up this hill. It would get a little bit up the hill, then would not be able to continue and would jerk back to the bottom again.

A passer-bye suggested to the driver that his truck was overloaded. The driver responded replied that it was well under its wieght limit. Saying it's not the meat it's the motion.

That passer-bye was Henry Grover who later mentioned the incident to Lois Mann and the song was born...........

Honest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 04:08 AM

Shambles -- that story may be the writer's "official" explanation, but I've read (tho I can't find the source now) that the song was written as a bold sexually explicit commercial attempt--following the success of "Sixty Minute Man" by the Dominoes, released in 1951.

Or maybe you were just joking about this explanation!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 05:54 AM

Now 'Sixty Minute Man", was written when.............*Smiles*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Naemanson
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 08:06 AM

I think I can guess about which one of the authors was dreaming of the sixty minute man.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Ritchie
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 08:49 AM

I watched a documentary last night about John Barry and he explained how he and 'oops I've forgot his name' came up with the lyrics to 'diamonds are forever' so I guess anythings possible, but I'll never be able to buy a diamond again.

I suppose it's really what sort of meat it is we are talking about. Myself I've never liked tongue !

Ritchie fnnr fnnr.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Naemanson
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 09:01 AM

Wouldn't it be dependent on how that tongue is prepared, uh, used, uh...

Never mind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: annamill
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 09:16 AM

Well, Ritchie, maybe you've never had it done well...errrr..ahh.well done... never mind.

Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: alison
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 09:18 AM

oh Bert.. time for a quick chorus of "size doesn't matter"... I think.....

hahaha

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: paddymac
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 09:36 AM

Hmm, some folks seem to be gettin' in too deep on this one. :>)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Gern
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 09:48 AM

I think "Sixty Minute Man" was a tribute to Mike Wallace. In the meantime, not to disrupt this discourse, does anyone have the lyrics to this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Allan C.
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 09:58 AM

What a novel thought, Gern! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: L R Mole
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 12:05 PM

Well...sorry about the missing lines... (Chorus) "It ain't the meat, it's the motion, Makes your mama want to rock; It ain't the meat, it's the motion; It's the movement that gives it the sock."

Well, I knew a fella who was short and fat; Most girls don't want to see 'em like that; * * * * * * The bigger they come, the harder they fall.

(CHO) Well,I knew a fella who was tall and thin, Not much on him but bones and skin, * * * * * * He wraps himself around me like a rubber band. (Cho.)


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT AIN'T THE MEAT (IT'S THE MOTION)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 01:59 AM

Lyrics copied from http://www.bonjovirocks.com/ja2/ssj/ssj_records_02.htm

IT AIN'T THE MEAT (IT'S THE MOTION)
(Henry Glover & Lois Mann, Jay + Cee Music Corp. BMI)

It ain't the meat. It's the motion
That makes your daddy wanna rock.
It ain't the meat. It's the motion.
It's the movement. It isn't the stock.

Well, I got a girl that's so darn thin,
There ain't much of her but bones and skin.
One thing about her I can understand:
She wraps all around me like a rubber band, baby.

It ain't the meat. It's the motion
That makes your daddy wanna rock.
It ain't the meat. It's the motion
It's the movement. It isn't the stock.

Well, I want a girl who's built real fat.
Kenny don't like to see 'em like that,
But I like to see 'em big and tall.
The bigger the come the harder they fall.

It ain't the meat. It's the motion
That makes your daddy wanna rock.
It ain't the meat. It's the motion.
It's the movement. It isn't the stock.

Well, I want someone who feels like they got to have love,
Love to look at the stars above.
My little baby, I want you to know,
She'll bring me home all of her dough.

It ain't the meat. It's the motion
It ain't the meat, uhm uhm uhm.
It ain't the meat, I say, the action
That makes your daddy wanna rock.

Bring it down one time.
It ain't the meat. It's the motion.
It ain't the meat, I say, the movement, girl.
It ain't the meat. It's the action
That makes your daddy wanna rock.

[As recorded by Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes on "Live at the Bottom Line." Originally recorded by The Swallows. (Their version is often anthologized.) Also recorded by Maria Muldaur.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: The Shambles
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 02:13 AM

Nope - stll don't get it. Why would one's daddy want to rock?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 03:41 AM

Shambles, it's not 'want to rock'- it's wanna rock. That explains it. Remember the pet rock craze? This must have been written then, see?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 06:47 AM

It's sort of like those ben-waaaaaa rocks, don't ya know??

Just "hits the spot" (as they say) and then ya just rock on it "'til the bow breaks and baby will fall"---and off will go baby--cradle and all.

Art Thieme(who remembers---as it were)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 06:53 AM

to get back to music (while we share a cigarette):

"Rock Aroumd The C(l)ock"

"Rock a Buy Baby (a diamond ring)"

and other rock songs...

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: The Shambles
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 07:34 AM

"Rock Of Ages"? Or do I still not get it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
From: GUEST,Kernow John
Date: 04 Aug 02 - 03:29 AM

Shambles
I think that should say "for ages"
John


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