Wednesday, March 17, 2010

the Professors lyrics...

The lyrics of Jelly Roll Morton and the beginning of jazz...

Taken from the 1939 Alan Lomax recordings for the library of congress,
starting with Jelly Roll's famous explanation of the "femininity stamp".
Thanks to Jason Jurzak @ 511 Royal st. for the transcription.

:11 - "spoken" : this happen to be one of my first tunes, in the blues line, down in New Orleans.

In the very early days, when people first start to playin' piano in that section.
Of course when a man played piano, the stamp was on him, for life, the femininity stamp, and i didn't want that on,

so of course when i did start to playin', the song were kinda smutty a bit, not so smutty, but something like this.


0:51 - I'm the winin' boy, don't deny my name.
Oooooh the winin' boy, don't deny my name.
I'm the winin' boy, don't deny my name.
I can pick it up a shake it like Stavin Chain.
I'm the winin' boy, don't deny my name.


1:42 I had that gal, I had her in the grass.
I had that bitch, had her in the grass, yes baby.
I had that bitch, had her in the grass,
one day she got scared and a snake ran up her big ass.
Yes I'm the winin' boy, don't deny my name.

2:32 I had that bitch, had her on the stump.
I had that bitch, had her on the stump.
I had that bitch and had her on the stump,
I fucked her 'til her pussy stunk.
I'm the winin' boy, don't deny my name.

3:20 Nickles worth of beefsteak and a dimes worth of lard.
Nickles worth of beefsteak and a dimes worth of lard, yes baby.
Nickles worth of beefsteak a dimes worth of lard,
I'm gonna salavate your pussy 'til my peter get hard.
I'm the winin' boy, don't deny my name.

1 comment:

  1. Does he mean, in his comment, before the song, about the femininity stamp that the piano player in the bordellos was thought to be not having sex with the prostitutes? In other words, like in the harems of the East, only a eunuch was allowed with the women?

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