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Lyr Req: Beware of the Man Who Calls You 'Bro'

George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 03 May 05 - 07:59 PM
Peace 03 May 05 - 08:42 PM
Peace 03 May 05 - 08:45 PM
Peace 03 May 05 - 10:32 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 04 May 05 - 07:08 PM
Peace 04 May 05 - 08:24 PM
GUEST,brucie 05 May 05 - 11:54 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 05 May 05 - 12:51 PM
open mike 05 May 05 - 01:05 PM
GUEST,leeneia 06 May 05 - 11:56 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 06 May 05 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,leeneia 06 May 05 - 11:03 PM
Peace 07 May 05 - 03:02 PM
Azizi 07 May 05 - 10:29 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 07 May 05 - 11:01 PM
GUEST 08 May 05 - 04:13 AM
GUEST,brucie 08 May 05 - 11:14 AM
GUEST,Azizi 08 May 05 - 11:25 AM
GUEST,Azizi 08 May 05 - 11:37 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 09 May 05 - 09:36 AM
GUEST 09 May 05 - 09:42 AM
Azizi 09 May 05 - 09:57 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 03 May 05 - 07:59 PM

A friend of mine just asked if I've ever heard of this song. Never Trust a Man Who Calls You "Bro". Personally I've never come across it before, and a quick google search can't find it.



Hoping someone here can locate it for me. Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Peace
Date: 03 May 05 - 08:42 PM

Try

"Beware of the man who calls you bro"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Peace
Date: 03 May 05 - 08:45 PM

http://www.spiderrobinson.com/amos.htm

About halfway down the page, George.

From Hungry Ghosts by Amos Garrett.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Peace
Date: 03 May 05 - 10:32 PM

I get the impression that the song was written by Geoff Muldaur. Some sites are spelling his name Muldar.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 04 May 05 - 07:08 PM

Thanks, Brucie.

Checked those out, but still haven't locate lyrics. Will keep looking. Appreciate the help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Peace
Date: 04 May 05 - 08:24 PM

I haven't found lyrics, either. If/when I do I will post AND message you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 05 May 05 - 11:54 AM

Song written by Doug Cox.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 05 May 05 - 12:51 PM

Several of my best friends, and family members call me Bro. Ya mean I shouldn't trust 'em? :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: open mike
Date: 05 May 05 - 01:05 PM

http://www.geoffmuldaur.com/
http://www.dougcox.org/
i hope someone finds this song..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 May 05 - 11:56 AM

Jerry Rasmussen: if they can't remember your name, perhaps you should be on the qui vive, if not actually distrustful.
-------
Similar words of wisdom:

Never trust a person who says "Trust me."

I never manage to relax when someone snaps "Relax!" at me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 May 05 - 12:09 PM

"Bro" is a friendly expression of love and appreciation in the black community. It has nothing to do with remembering mames. My brother-in-laws call me "bro" out of mutual enjoyment of each other. It's no different than me calling brucie "buddy."

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 May 05 - 11:03 PM

Yes, I know. But no doubt the song is about someone who lays claim to a closeness that isn't really there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Peace
Date: 07 May 05 - 03:02 PM

"Beware of the man who calls you bro"

Just says be cautious; doesn't say don't trust.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Azizi
Date: 07 May 05 - 10:29 PM

I'd certainly "Beware of a man who calls me bro" if he knows that
I'm a female.

But a lot of times at Mudcat I've been mistaken for a male.
I put it down to an honest mistake caused since few people here seem to be familiar with the female KiSwahili personal name "Azizi". Then too nobody here has ever seen a photo of me-that is until I posted a link to my photo on another thread.

For those who missed it, HERE is another photo of me.

****

And just for the record, I agree with the spirit of Jerry's 06 May 05 - 12:09 PM post:

"Bro" is a friendly expression of love and appreciation in the black community. It has nothing to do with remembering mames. My brother-in-laws call me "bro" out of mutual enjoyment of each other. It's no different than me calling brucie "buddy."

-snip-

Except I'd call Brucie, and Jerry and other male Catters "brother" as opposed to calling them "buddy"...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 May 05 - 11:01 PM

Thanks, Sister. I wonder if there's a companion song (like Hey, Paul and Hey Paula, "Never trust a woman who calls you sis?

Nice photograph of you, Azizi. Somehow, I pictured you much warmer.
You look downright breakable. And I don't believe for a moment that you are poseable... :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 05 - 04:13 AM

Azizi can I borrow your tiara please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 08 May 05 - 11:14 AM

Well, I don't care what the song say; Jerry be my bro, and that be that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: GUEST,Azizi
Date: 08 May 05 - 11:25 AM

And to paraphase a once popular song in Pittsburgh
and elsewhere:

"We are a family.
I got all my sistas and my brothas
and me".

Yeah!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: GUEST,Azizi
Date: 08 May 05 - 11:37 AM

And Guest,

Sorry.

In the rare occassions that I lend out my tiara, it's only to sistas I know.

And since I don't even know your name...well you know what they say-
God bless the child that got her own.

[That goes for 'his own' too, in the event that you are a he and want to strut down the runway wearing a tiara and dressed like you wanna be.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 May 05 - 09:36 AM

U my bro too, brucie. We be bros in arms.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: GUEST
Date: 09 May 05 - 09:42 AM

Oh dear how disappointing. Didn't take you long to lose your sense of humor. I suspose everyone is entitled to their own prejudices.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Azizi
Date: 09 May 05 - 09:57 AM

Guest,

As they say my church, I'm more than willing to extend to you the right hand of fellowship.

As you see I even respond to some of your posts when I feel the spirit to do so. Some people never respond to Guest's post and that's their perogative.

But I draw the line at lending out my prized possessions to strangers with no names.

I know how to get in touch with the members. So I can judge by the acumulated history of their posts whether I want to trust them with my prized possessions.

But I can't do that with someone who just calls herself or himself "Guest".

If I did lend it to you, when I asked for it back you could say I lent it to some other person who signs in as "Guest".

And I would be so sad..not to mention mad.

Sorry, it's too confusing.

But if you chose a handle, and joined our community instead of just visited, I might reconsider.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Trust a Man who calls you 'Bro'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 May 05 - 10:29 AM

Baby, you can drive my car.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEWARE OF THE MAN (WHO CALLS YOU BRO)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 02:08 PM

My transcription from the recording heard on Spotify:


BEWARE OF THE MAN (WHO CALLS YOU BRO)
Written by Doug Cox
As sung by Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie on "Hungry Ghosts" (2005)

A man's gotta walk with his head held high.
He's gotta walk and talk; he's gotta speak his mind.
There's one type of man you think you know,
But beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.

He's a snake-skin hipster; he will court your affection.
He's a smoke-screen master full of lies and deception.
On the stage in his eye he can shed a tear,
As long as it helps him with his career.
Now that's one type of man you think you know,
But beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.

The words of preachers are like punching clouds,
With hollow meaning and he sings it loud.
That's one kind of man that you think you know,
But beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.

The pawns who help him with the songs he sings
Are left with burned-out dreams and broken wings.
They fan the fire of his wealth and fame.
They swallow it whole by the very same flames.
Now that's one type of man you think you know,
But beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro.
Beware of the man who calls you Bro. (REPEAT AND FADE)

[Also sung by Doug Cox (slide guitar), accompanied by Salil Bhatt (mohan veena) and Ramkumar Mishra (tabla) on "Slide to Freedom" (2007).]


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