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Memphis Rounders Blues

This song is by Frank Stokes and appears on the compilation album The Victor Recordings (1928-1929) (1990).

Now what makes Memphis women love a rounder so
Now what makes Memphis women, baby, love a rounder so
'Cause he takes his time, doin' the work everywhere he goes

I don't drink whiskey but I'm crazy about my wine
I don't drink whiskey but I'm crazy about my wine
If you take my good gal, I give you trouble all the time

There's only four places in Memphis that I would like to go
Only four places in Memphis, I said that I would like to go
Where I could have a good time and do my work everywhere I go

Spoken: Aw, whip it now, whip it again

Throwed up my hands, clasped before the sun
Throwed up my hands, clasped before the sun
I might take my time with the work that I have once have done

Said I'm gonna sing this verse, I said I wasn't gonna sing no more
I'm gonna sing this verse, I said I wasn't gonna sing no more
If you hear me doin' any singing, you'll have to be standin' around my door

Recorded:

September 30, 1929; Memphis, TN