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Stavin' Chain (That Rockin' Swing #1)

Transcribed from vocals by Lil Johnson, recorded 1937,
From The Copulatin' Blues, Mojo, CD-MOJO-301.

If you don't shake, you won't get no cake,
If you don't hum, I ain't gonna give you none!
Now, you can't ride, honey, you can't ride this train,
I'm the chief engineer, I'm gonna run it like Stavin' Chain!

I ask you in the morning to treat me right,
You put me off, tell me, "Wait 'til night!"
Now, you can't ride, honey, you can't ride this train,
I'm the chief engineer, I'm gonna run it like Stavin' Chain!

Back your horse out my stable,  back him out fast,
I've got another jockey, get yourself another mare!
Now, you can't ride, honey, you can't ride this train,
I'm the chief engineer, I'm gonna run it like Stavin' Chain!

Stavin' Chain was a man of might,
He'd save up his money just to ride all night,
Now, you can't ride, honey, you can't ride this train,
I'm the chief engineer, I'm gonna run it like Stavin' Chain!

[spoken] Oh, grind, baby, grind!

I was at your house last night, 'bout half past four,
Found another woman comin' out your door,
Now, you can't ride, honey, you can't ride this train,
I'm the chief engineer, I'm gonna run it like Stavin' Chain!

Hey!

Yeah!


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Published 8/27/01.


 


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