Lil Johnson
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Anybody Here Want To Buy My Cabbage?
Evil Man Blues
Get 'Em From the Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) (1)
Get 'Em From the Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) (2)
Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (The New Hot Nuts)
House Rent Scuffle
If You Can Dish (I Can Take It)

I Lost My Baby
I'm Bettin' On You
Keep On Knocking
Meat Balls
Minor Blues
Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand Do
Press My Button (Ring My Bell)
Rock That Thing
Rug Cutter's Function
Sam, The Hot Dog Man

Shake Man Blues
Stavin' Chain
Take It Easy, Greasy
That Bonus Done Gone Through (1)
That Bonus Done Gone Through (2)
Winner Joe
You Can't Bet On Love
You'll Never Miss Your Jelly Till Your Jelly Roller's Gone
You Stole My Cherry

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Anybody Here Want To Buy My Cabbage?

 

by probably Dowell / Razaf
recording of July 16 1935
from
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 (1929-1936) (Document DOCD-5307), copyright notice

Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just holler hey-hey!
Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just step this a-way!
Now my cabbage is good, you well understand,
If you don't want my cabbage, take 'em back to Birmingham,
Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just holler hey-hey!

Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just holler hey-hey!
Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just step this a-way!
Now, I've got good cabbage, ain't no mustard greens,
I raised my sprouts down in New Orleans.
Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just holler hey-hey!

Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just holler hey-hey!
Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just step this a-way!
Now, I've got good cabbage, smelling mighty sweet,
I carry my cabbage to Thirty-fifth Street,
Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just holler hey-hey!

Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just holler hey-hey!
Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just step this a-way!
Now, my cabbage is mighty good,
The best old cabbage in the neighborhood,
Is there anybody here want to buy my cabbage,
Just holler hey-hey!

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Evil Man Blues

by Feather / Hampton
recording of July 16 1935
from ,
copyright notice

My man is so evil, and he treats me so unkind
My man is so evil, and he treats me so unkind
I try to love him, but can't get it in my mind

Just as sure as the stars shine in the heaven above
Just as sure as the stars shine in the heaven above
Life ain't worth livin' if you ain't with the one you love

I want a man I can love every day
I want a man I can love every day
Sometimes I get worried, he'll drive my blues away

(spoken: Take it easy, greasy! You got a long way to slide!)

Everyday, daddy, you roll 'cross my mind
Everyday, daddy, you roll 'cross my mind
You is so evil, you'll never change your mind

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Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) (Version 1)

by probably Georgia White
recording of July 16 1935
from ,
copyright notice

Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy my nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
One for five, two for ten,
If you buy 'em once, you'll buy 'em again
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

Nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy my nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
You tell me your nuts is mighty fine,
But I bet your nuts isn't hot as mine
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy my nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
You tell me that man's nuts is mighty small,
Best to have small nuts than have no nuts at all;
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

(spoken: Hot nuts? Peanuts! Nutsies? Nuts!)

Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy some nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
You see that man all dressed in brown,
He's got the hottest nuts in town
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

Nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy my nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
When a hog gets hungry, he begins to grunt,
When a man gets hungry, he begins to hunt,
For nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

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Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) (Version 2)

by probably Georgia White
recording of March 4 1936
from
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 (1929-1936) (Document DOCD-5307), copyright notice

Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy my nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
Selling one for five, two for ten,
If you buy 'em once, you'll buy 'em again
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

Nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy my nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
They tell me your nuts is mighty fine,
But I bet your nuts isn't hot as mine
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy my nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
Now they tell me your nuts is mighty small,
Best to have small nuts than have no nuts at all;
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

(spoken: Look what you can get cheap!
Only five cents, boys!
Nice and brown, too!
Everyone's crazy 'bout my nuts!)

Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy some nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
Now, you see that man all dressed in brown,
He's got the hottest nuts in town
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man

Nuts, hot nuts, anybody here want to buy my nuts?
Sellin' nuts, hot nuts, I've got nuts for sale
When a hog gets hungry, he starts to grunt,
When a man gets hungry, he starts to hunt,
For nuts, hot nuts, you buy 'em from the peanut man, I say!
You buy 'em from the peanut man!

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Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (The New Hot Nuts)

by probably Georgia White
recording of 19
from,
copyright notice

Selling nuts! Hot nuts!
Anybody here wanna buy my nuts?
Selling nuts, hot nuts
I've got nuts for sale
Six for a quarter, Ten for a half
You can have a dozen if you crack 'em fast
Selling nuts, hot nuts
You buy 'em from the peanut man

Nuts! Hot nuts!
Anybody here wanna buy my nuts?
Selling nuts, hot nuts
I've got nuts for sale
These nuts I got they just won't slow
If you eat 'em once, you will eat some mo'
Selling nuts, hot nuts
You buy 'em from the peanut man

Nuts! Hot nuts!
Anybody here wanna buy my nuts?
Selling nuts, hot nuts
I've got nuts for sale
Now you see that man all dressed in black
His nuts is so hot he keep 'em in a sack
He's got nuts, hot nuts
You buy 'em from the peanut man

Yes, come on and get your nuts!
It's good and hot!
I mean peanuts!

Selling nuts! Hot nuts!
Anybody here wanna buy my nuts?
Selling nuts, hot nuts
I've got nuts for sale
Man the hot-dog man had a scuffle on the ground
If you want my nuts don't have to throw me down
Selling nuts, hot nuts
You buy 'em from the peanut man

Selling nuts! Hot nuts!
Anybody here wanna buy my nuts?
Selling nuts, hot nuts
I've got nuts for sale
When you see me standing on the corner so soon
Trying to get my nuts all sold before noon
Nuts, hot nuts
You buy 'em from the peanut man, I say
You buy 'em from the peanut man

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House Rent Scuffle

by probably Lil Johnson
recording of June 27 1929
from
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 (1929-1936) (Document DOCD-5307), copyright notice

Play that thing, play that thing just right
Play that thing, play that thing just right
We got to scuffle the house rent tonight

My house rent's due, my gas bill run up to ten
My house rent's due, my gas bill run up to ten
I wouldn't have no light but the light man couldn't get in!

(spoken:
Oh, play that thing, boy!
Everybody dance and have a good time!
I got everything to drink from soda water to wine
I got fried chicken, even got red beans and rice
Now don't you hear me talking to you!
This is Miss Lil Johnson, mugs!
Somebody buy the piano player a drink
He's just too tight!
I wish you'd play that at my house every Saturday night!
Don't forget the landlady!)

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Note: having a house rent party was popular way of raising the money to pay the rent to the landlord or lady as well as other bills like gas, electricity and water.

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If You Can Dish It (I Can Take It)

by probably Lil Johnson
recording of December 17 1935
from
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 (1929-1936) (Document DOCD-5307), copyright notice

If you can dish it, I can take it
Just so you serve it to me right
If you can dish it, I can take it
I've got to have it morning, noon and night
You got the hot-dog, I got the bun
Let's get together and have a little fun
If you can dish it, I can take it
Just so you serve it to me right!
I've got to have it, just so you serve it to me right!

If you can dish it, I can take it
Hmmmm, serve it to me right
If you can dish it, I can take it
I've got to have it morning, noon and night
Ashes to ashes, mud to mud
I really crave my daily love
If you can dish it, I can take it
Just so you serve it to me right!
I've got to have it, just so you serve it to me right!

(spoken:
Dish it out, dish it out, Bob!
Dish that thing, boys!
Somebody harmonize me!)

If you can dish it, I can take it
Hmmmm, serve it to me right
If you can dish it, I can take it
I've got to have it morning, noon and night
Whip my cream, throw it in a bowl
I want it served with my good jelly roll
If you can dish it, I can take it
Just so you serve it to me right!
I've got to have it, just so you serve it to me right!

If you can dish it, I can take it
Hmmmm, serve it to me right
If you can dish it, I can take it
I've got to have it morning, noon and night
If I give it away, you think it's tough
If you can't take it, you're just a cream-puff
If you can dish it, I can take it
Just so you serve it to me right!
I've got to have it, just so you serve it to me right!

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Page last updated on:
June 7 2000


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