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Barrel House Blues

soundclip


by Lovie Austin
recording of December 1923
from
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1923-1924) (Document 5581), copyright notice

Got the barrel house blues, feeling awfully dry
Got the barrel house blues, feeling awfully dry
I can't drink moonshine 'cause I'm afraid I'd die

Papa likes his sherry, mama likes her port
Papa likes his sherry, mama likes her port
Papa likes to shimmy, mama likes to sport

Papa likes his bourbon, mama likes her gin
Papa likes his bourbon, mama likes her gin
Papa likes his outside women1, mama likes outside men1

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Note 1: outside women, slang for a mistress or "woman on the side". Outside men, male lover.












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