Saturday, May 08, 2010

this ain't congress, i don't know what is . . .

library of congress

sugarland runners

in the rain no mo,

aftertimes splintering

the games we play,

pullin' the skiff,

she gonna have him:

the unnamed babies done gone,

found somebody new -

the proteges was domestic workers -

dinah did she ever.

the taking was pre-arranged

a fox, a fix, a fast time

Texas fiddlin'

a lot worse to give pleasure

a wilting moon

won't moan (if you do).

Brazoria's two white horses

gonna run with the wind, brother

Mr. Morganfield be most shy

on the Stovall & on

the fly,

by and by,

you know how it feel:

see line

see fine

see mine

see all down the lovely vine

that vine be fine

& you sho is mine

most lovely.



Blogger Teresa said...

The line is fine on mine vine, isn't she lovely? This is a happy one. It made me feel good.

6:10 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: The Verve/Remixed version of Nina Simone's awesome "See Line Woman" kicked me off on this; also rummaging through an essay on some Lomax-collected African American game songs. They get into your blood (and your feet), for sure.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

more education :) dressed in green, silk stocking with golden seams. That paints a pretty picture. Had me roaming around wikipedia for awhile this one did. Are you the sugarland runner?

8:51 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: Far's I know, I ain't, though I might as well be.

9:06 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee2: Nina did some nice changes to the original. Darkened it for sure.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

You nailed something here. I heard the jazz, and then, huh, it's not just me - Nina Simone, eh? Yup, you've got a tune here.

12:47 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Richard: Nina Simone has been all up in my head the past few days.

6:08 AM  

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