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Doctor John Lyr Req: Whoa Back Buck (Leadbelly) (41) ADD: Whoah Back Buck, by Leadbelly ^^ 09 Nov 00


Whoa back buck and gee by the lamb
Who made the back band?
Whoa Goddam!
Whoa Goddam and Whoa Godaam!
Who made the back band!
Whoa Goddam

("Whoa Goddam "was changed to "Old Cunningham" in later recordings maybe because for commercial recordings it was thought to be in better taste. It also makes slightly more sense!)

18, 19 ,20 years ago I took my gal to a party-o
All dressed up in calico
But I wouldn't let her dance,
But I set her so.

Whoa...etc

Me and my gal come a-walking down the road
Wind from the feet knocking sugar in the gourd
Sugar in the gourd and the gourd on the ground
If you wanna get the sugar gotta roll the gourd around.

Dr John

If anyone out there can understand the words to LB's "Yellow Jacket" or that "We'll find Pigmeat there" verse from Pig Meat (or explain what they mean) it would solved a very old mystery and I'd be very grateful!^^


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