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Rev Lyr Req: Dirty Hog eye man? (57* d) RE: Lyr Req: Dirty Hog eye man? 07 Dec 00

Hi Guys, Elise, I think you may have missed the raunchy lyrics for Hog-Eye man posted above by George Henderson - raunchy in a nice way :) I also think that if you're looking for THE raunchy lyrics you'll be looking a long time, because there is no one right way to sing a bad version of that song, only many many bad ways! BTW I do love your version of "Johnny come down to Hilo."

Now, Marc, that's very interesting about Dan Emmett's Fife and Drum tune called "Hog-Eye Man." I assume that, just as you imply, since he was a minstrel, really the first of the minstrels, and he was working with African-American idioms, that the expression Hog-eye man, came to him from another African-American source, possibly even the work song. And just as he did with so many aspects of his music and performance, he just appropriated the expression and used it in a way that he thought was fitting. BTW, say Hi to the folks at the Seaport. Rev

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