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Get the "L" on Down the Road

(Frankie Jaxon ?)

Transcribed from vocals by Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon with Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band, recorded March 20, 1929.
From Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, vol. 1. 1926-1929, Document Records, DOCD-5258.
Photo of Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon

[Spoken]

Plenty hokum now!
That's what I mean!
That's it!
Hold it, boys!
Oh, Mr. Poke Bill,
Show it, now!
That's got it! That's tight.
Oh, my soul!

You can have blues on your mind, blues are your troubles, too,
I know, I've had everything!
You have blues on your mind, blues are your troubles, too,
I've had that!
I'm going to get out there and start it, so I don't have to get it for you.

I'll tell you what you should do!
Get your hat in your hand and get the hell on down the road.
Don't worry!
Get your hat in your hand and get the hell on down the road.
Sure, another knot on your head, you'll look like a horny toad!

Now, you know Mrs. Teacher, I can get plenty of that!
You can get ever'thing!
Now, you know Mrs. Teacher, I can get plenty of that!
That's what you said, sweet papa!
I'm going back to the devil, where there's plenty of that!

Yeah, yeah!
You better go on and get it; this ain't no place for you!
You can go on and get it; this ain't no place for you!
I mean what I said; do you hear me talkin' to you?

[Spoken, with plenty of jug and kazoo sound effects]

Oh, tell it now!
Yeah, yeah!
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Oh, my soul!
Yas, yas, yas!
Oh, I hear you!
Yas!

[Humming and scatting]

Plenty hokum!


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Published 11/17/99.


 


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