Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Sam Morgan's Jazz Band
- While on the subject of unintelligible lyrics, has anyone deciphered Gates Blues by Jimmy Wade and his Dixielanders, recorded October 10 1928?
Much of the first verse seems to be: 'She, she the only one I love'. Thereafter I get hopelessly lost and of the second verse I do not understand a single word.
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From: Howard Rye <howard@...>
Sent: Thursday, 4 January, 2007 12:45:39 PM
Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Sam Morgan's Jazz Band
on 3/1/07 15:08, Robert Greenwood at robertgreenwood_ 54uk@yahoo. co.uk wrote:
>I've long been bewildered by this line myself and have always heard itHow about
>as a non sequitur comment on the comparative merits of local Chinese
>restaurants concluding: "Morgan's got the best foo yong."
Everybody's talking bout Sammy
But Morgan's got the best of all ya.
No, I'm not convinced. Have we no one who speaks Louisiana well enough to
>While we are on the subject, can anyone help translate the last line ofI think the last wrod is "style" but I can't connect it to "short dress".
>Morgan's Short Dress Gal?
The scenario is clear anyway!!
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- Thanks to Ron & Howard. I'm sure there's a web site somewhere dedicated
to misheard lyrics, and I recall an article by Benny Green concerning
the singer whose version of Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
involved "three old ladies with flashing eyes."
- Robert: I don't know of a website that deciphers lyrics, but I do know
of two rather old books that attempt to do so for blues lyrics. They
"The Meaning of the Blues" (originally "Blues Fell this Morning") by
"The Blues Line" compiled by Eric Sackheim
Both are certainly limited in that only one to ten items are transcribed
for about 100 singers. Neither Louie or Sammy are represented, mostly
country and classic blues singers.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Greenwood"
> Thanks to Ron & Howard. I'm sure there's a web site somewhere
> to misheard lyrics, and I recall an article by Benny Green concerning
> the singer whose version of Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
> involved "three old ladies with flashing eyes."
> Robert G.