Saturday, March 03, 2012

The Colored Man (1927)


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Can You Blame The Colored Man (1927)

Got to thinking. And looking for these lyrics found WeenieCampbell.com where there was a very brilliant ongoing dissection of the work of the Miss. Sheikes, Cannon's Jug Stompers and the Memphis Jug Band. Talk about the White House Blues All Stars (including Booker T. and the MG/s) and Sweet home Chicago? Let's hear it for the first Black to go in the front door of the White House. Immortalized in blues..the story of the original Booker T. ....

Now, Booker T, he left Tuskegee, to the White House he went one day.
He was goin’ to call on the President in a quiet and a sociable way
He was in his car, he was feelin’ fine.

Now, when Booker knocked on the President’s door, old Booker begin to grin.
Now, he almost changed his color, when old Roosevelt says “A-come in,
We’ll have some dinner in a little while.”

Now, could you blame the colored man for makin’ them goo-goo eyes?
And when he sat down at the President’s table he began to smile
Eatin’ lamb, ham chicken roast, chicken, turkey, quail on toast
Now, could you blame the colored man for makin’ them goo-goo eyes?

Now, Booker was so delighted at the social that was given to him,
Well, he hired him a horse and carriage and he taken the whole town in.
He’s drunk on wine, was feelin’ fine.

Now, could you blame the colored man for makin’ them goo-goo eyes?
And when he sat down at the President’s table he began to smile
Eatin’ lamb, ham chicken roast, chicken, turkey, quail on toast
Now, could you blame the colored man for makin’ them goo-goo eyes?

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