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My Four Reasons - Banjo Ikey

PHJim 03 Apr 11 - 12:39 PM
josepp 03 Apr 11 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,Tim 04 Apr 11 - 02:15 AM
GUEST,Guest: Mike 07 Oct 19 - 03:50 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 08 Oct 19 - 10:17 AM
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Subject: My Four Reasons - Banjo Ikey
From: PHJim
Date: 03 Apr 11 - 12:39 PM

I've transcribed the lyrics as close as I can get them from Banjo Ikey's youtube clip with Martin and Bogan. The first line mentions "joe". What does this mean, or am I mis-hearing it?

                My Four Reasons            Banjo Ikey Robinson

You know I hate a gal who's full of "Nos", hits the jug and uses joe
Why that's one of my four reasons

Who rolls her hose below her knees, and flirts with those and flirts with these
Why that's two of my four reasons

And when she uses garlic, eats Limburger cheese
Why I get a weakness down below my knees

Now folks I told you this and that, my mind's at ease
Why that's all of my four reasons


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Subject: RE: My Four Reasons - Banjo Ikey
From: josepp
Date: 03 Apr 11 - 04:15 PM

The only joe I know is coffee--a cuppa joe. I doubt that's what Ikey meant.


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Subject: RE: My Four Reasons - Banjo Ikey
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 02:15 AM

Joe is a garment also


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Subject: RE: My Four Reasons - Banjo Ikey
From: GUEST,Guest: Mike
Date: 07 Oct 19 - 03:50 PM

Hits the jug and uses dope


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Subject: RE: My Four Reasons - Banjo Ikey
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 08 Oct 19 - 10:17 AM

He definitely sings joe. There's a 1986 recording on youtube and he still sings joe.

Mick


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Subject: RE: My Four Reasons - Banjo Ikey
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 08 Oct 19 - 10:51 AM

"hits the jug and uses joe"

I wonder if it's a reference to a gal who gets drunk lots and then drinks coffee to 'sober up'?

The following is a YouTube link to what I think is the original recording. If you want to avoid the stuff before the line, just got to about 1:25 in the song. It is definitely joe he says.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktP5or-kaCU


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Subject: RE: My Four Reasons - Banjo Ikey
From: Stringsinger
Date: 09 Oct 19 - 11:51 AM

Ikey Robinson, great tenor banjo player.


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