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murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 'Dirty' songs recorded in the 1950's (34) RE: BS: 'Dirty' songs recorded in the 1950's 24 Oct 00


There was a woman named Bell (or Belle) Barth who made blue recordings in the 50's. I can remember her song which went, in part

Ship Ahoy sailor boy, don't you get too springy
The Admiral's daughter is down by the water
She's out to get your dingy

Then there is the great one by Memphis Slim. He talks while he plays the piano. He tells the story about how he knew a girl named Kay who he has somehow lost. There is more to the verse; but it ends with, "remember everybody, if you see Kay."

Tjat was in an album that came out in the 50s or early 60s and I don't have it to hand. It has Tampa Red (I think) doing "Can I play with your poodle" and Blind Willie McTell doing "Beetle-am-bum" plus several others.

Murray


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