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Thread #44023   Message #651913
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
17-Feb-02 - 12:08 AM
Thread Name: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Subject: Lyr Add: SALTY DOG (Lizzie Miles and Sharkey's...
SALTY DOG

My name's Lizzie from New Orleans
An' I sho' do love my red beans
'Cause I'm a salty dog (salty dog)
Yes, a salty dog.

Now I've been east and I've been west
But I like New Orleans the best
It's a salty dog (salty dog)
Yes, a salty dog

Mardi Gras is a dream
you can meet all those Creole queens
They're salty dogs (salty dogs)
Yes, salty dogs. (Oh, you dog)

If you want to blow your cares away
Just walk on in the Vieux Carré
You'll find salty dogs (salty dogs)
Yes, salty dogs.

Never had no name, never went to school,
But when it comes to lovin', I ain't no fool,
I'm a salty dog (salty dog)
Yes, I'm a salty dog.

I've got sixteen men in love with me
But the man I love ain't legally free
He's a salty dog (salty dog)
Yes, a salty dog.

I believe my man's got a black cat at home,
When I leave, I've got to run back home
He's a salty dog (salty dog)
He's a salty dog.

Arranged by Sharkey Bonano, Dexter, and Pajaude. Recorded 1952, Capitol T792, "A Night In Old New Orleans." Lizzie Miles and Sharkey's Kings of Dixieland. (Salty dog) in parentheses interjected by band members.