Mudcat Café message #2635928 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40593   Message #2635928
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
19-May-09 - 03:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sugar in My Coffee
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sugar In My Coffee
Hi Stewie, (only 6 years later ... how's that for quick response?)

Some suggested changes:

Chorus: Been there once, I wouldn't go no mo'

That badly mixed up 4th verse is usually something like:

Jaybird sittin' on a hickory limb,
He looked at me and I looked at him,
Picked up a brickbat, hit him on the chin,
Great Godamighty, don't you do that again.

My theory on the hash Uncle Dave makes of it is that the A&R man, or perhaps Uncle Dave himself, decided that divine reference was disrespectful and it caused Uncle Dave to lose track and mess up the verse. He was a pretty good improviser on the spot, but this one tied him in knots.