Saturday, March 03, 2012

The word that Buddy Guy, Mick Jaegger, BBKing, Jeff Beck, Lotta Others were doing blues in White House got me to thinking. About the White House Blues. Found this bit on White House Blues. On cowboy lyrics.com. It's known to me via Bill Monroe,but was took forward by Charlie Poole and others. Story of death of McKinley. Which led to ascendancy of Teddy Roosevelt who (scroll down) Who invited the first time a Negro to come in the front door of the White House. And who went to (scroll down) France where he delivered his famous speech about The Man In The Arena. [By the way: on the White House blues show, I appreciated especially Mick Jaegger's tributes to Hubert Sumlin and Sonny Boy Williamson and to all the blues people who were welcoming when he met them, who were generous.

McKinley hollered , McKinley squalled
Doc said A“McKinley I can't find the cause
You're bound to die, you're bound to die

Doc told the horse, he'd throw down his rein
He said to the horse you gotta outrun this train
From Buffalo to Washington

The doc came a-running, he took off his specs
Said A“Mr Mckinley better cash in your checks
You've bound to die, you're bound to die

Look here, you rascal, you see what you've done
You shot my husband with an/your Ivor Johnson gun.
I'm carrying you back, to Washington

Well, Roosevelt's in the White House, doing his best
McKinley's in the graveyard taking his rest
He's gone, for a long time

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