Mudcat Café message #190715 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18947   Message #190715
Posted By: Stewie
06-Mar-00 - 08:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Roll On Buddy
Subject: Lyr Add: KIMBIE (Jackson C. Frank)
The late Jackson C. Frank also used the melody for a song, also made up of floaters, that shares some of the lyrics posted by Froodo. He was another American singing around the London folk scene about the same time as Ramblin' Jack and Derroll were there. He gave a poignant performance:

KIMBIE

Kimbie wants a nine dollar shawl
Kimbie wants a ni-i-ine dollar shawl
She wants a nine dollar shawl and I need a mackinaw
Well baby where you bin so long
Baby where you bi-i-n so long
I've been in that state pen
With them rough and rowdy, rough and rowdy, rough and rowdy men
But baby where you bin so long
Baby, where you bi-i-n so long
I've been in your state pen
And I've gotta go back again
Well baby where you bin so long

Kimbie let your hair hang down
Kimbie let your hai-ai-r, let it hang down
Let your hair hang down and your bangs all curl around
Kimbie let your hair hang down
Kimbie let your hai-ai-r, let it hang down
Let your hair hang down, and come the morning
You know I'll be gone
Well baby let your hair hang down

Well, I wished I was a mole in the ground
I wished I were a mo-ol-e in the ground
If I was a mole the ground, I'd tear, I'd tear this mountain down
Wished I was a mole in the ground

Transcribed from Jackson C. Frank 'Blues Run the Game' Mooncrest CRESTCD 021.

--Stewie.