Heptune presents:

My Friend John

    (Wesley Wilson)
Photograph of Coot Grant and Kid Wesley Wilson
Transcribed from vocals by Pigmeat Pete (Wesley Wilson) and Catjuice Charlie (Harry McDaniels), recorded October 7, 1929,
From Coot Grant and Kid Wilson, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, v. 2: 1928-1931, Document Records, DOCD-5564.

He's eight foot two, full of vim,
All the men are scared of him.
My friend John,
My friend John!

He hugged a lion when he was a kid,
He killed him like old Samson did!
My friend John,
My friend John!

Whenever a new gal comes to town,
He's the first to call around.
My friend John,
My friend John!

The doctor said he had nine lives;
When he was eight he had ten wives!
My friend John,
My friend John!

He kissed a new gal on her hand,
She screamed out loud, "Oh, what a man!"
My friend John,
My friend John!

He fought three men so long and hard,
Dug up all the dirt in the yard;
My friend John,
My friend John!

He hugged a gal with all his might,
They said she died that very night.
My friend John,
My friend John!

Takes all the police force in town,
When he gets rough, to break him down,
My friend John,
My friend John!

I just give him all of my gin,
Because he likes me, I'm his friend!
My friend John,
My friend John!

Sure is tight, without a doubt,
He turned a black bear wrong side out!
My friend John,
My friend John!

Gals are all a-scared of him,
They'll do most anything for Jim,
My friend John,
My friend John!

Miss Betty Jo, he couldn't trim,
Because she was too much for him!
My friend John,
My friend John!



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Published 9/17/99.


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