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LR Mole blues lexicon (18) RE: blues lexicon 03 Oct 01


On the "Avalon" tribute to Mississippi John Hurt album,John Hiatt does "Satisfied an'Tickled Too", which contains the lines,"First in the country, then in the town/I'm a total ol' (todalo?) shaker from my navel on down" and , "I wear my dress to my knees/I gives my todalo to who I please".The one lyric sheet I've seen has a notation about,"...obviously this 'courting song' is sung by a woman..." Well, omitting the censorious tole adopted by the collectors of the times, what's the deal, and why is MJH singing it like this?


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