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Thread #47058   Message #700581
Posted By: Dani
29-Apr-02 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee: 3rd verse
The only version I found that was close to complete, was the one you've got with the "Ag". I'll keep looking!

On the recent Sun Records tribute album, Kid Rock (!) and the Howlin' Diablos do a rockin' version of this: they got the flavor just right. The album has some real gems on it, especially if you are, like me, a huge fan of those Sun artists of yore.

Re: the chorus, this is from a review of a ChooChoo Charlie CD, "This song was a big hit for Sticks McGhee (brother of Brownee McGhee) in the late 1940's, helping to define the Atlantic Records R&B sound. Sticks had learned the song as a barracks ditty during his stint in the army, but it contained an unacceptable lyric line that had to be replaced before it could be recorded, and so the phrase "spo-dee-o-dee" was devised."

Dani