Mudcat Café message #2130414 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104180   Message #2130414
Posted By: HouseCat
21-Aug-07 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: Yellow Clay
Subject: RE: Yellow Clay
I think you're probably right about using it for fuel. In the song, she says that her man will need to "seek yaller clay when he comes home at night". So that makes sense. Some guys chop wood, some dig clay or cut peat. Yellow clay also has therapeutic properties though, and some cultures have used it for medicinal purposes for centuries.