donderdag 7 juni 2012

Coley Jones - Drunkard's Special (1929)



Coley Jones - Drunkard's Special (1929)

Gebaseerd op Child 274, "Cabbage Head Blues".

Dit is het lied van de man die avond na avond dronken thuiskomt en stukje bij beetje moet vaststellen dat hij niet langer de enige heer des huizes is. Wie dronk er van mijn kopje? Wie ligt daar in mijn bedje? Ach, zegt zijn vrouw, dat is geen hoofd, dat is een kool (cabbage)


Coley Jones (1929) [als Drunkard's Special] - op de Anthology of American Folk Music.

"First night when I went home
Drunk as I could be,
There's another mule in the stable
Where my mule oughta be.

Come here, honey.

Explain yourself to me.
How come another mule in the stable
Where my mule oughta be.

"O crazy, O silly
Can't you plainly see?
That's nothing but a milk cow
Where your mule oughta be."

I've traveled this world over
Million times or more.
Saddle on a milk cow's back
I've never seen before.

Second night when I got home
Drunk as I could be,
There's another coat on the coat rack
Where my coat oughta be.

Come here, honey.

Explain this thing to me.
How come another coat on the coat rack
where my coat oughta be?

"O crazy, O silly,
Can't you plainly see?
Nothing but a bed quilt
Where your coat oughta be."

I've traveled this world over
Million times or more.
Pockets in a bed quilt
I've never seen before.

Third night when I went home
Drunk as I could be,
There's another head on the pillow
Where my head oughta be.

Come here, honey. C'mere.

Explain this thing to me.
How come another head on the pillow
Where my head oughta be?

"O crazy, O silly,
Can't you plainly see?
That's nothing but a cabbage head
That your grandma sent to me."

I've traveled this world over,
Million times or more.
Hair on a cabbage head
I've never seen before.
"

Covers zijn : E.C. Ball & Orna (1937) [als Three Nights Drunk], Sam & Kirk McGee (1940s) , Tom Archia (1948) , Ewan MacColl (1956) [als Our Goodman], Weavers (1960) [als You Old Fool], Pete Seeger (1961) [als Four Nights Drunk], Harry Cox (1961) [als Our Goodman], John Jacob Niles (1965) [idem], Dubliners (1967) [als Seven Drunken Nights; verboden in Ierland, top 5 UK; leerden het van sean nos zanger Joe Heaney, één van hun drinkebroers in stamkroeg O'Donahue's pub in Merrion Row], Cisco Houston (1967) [idem], Doc Watson (1967) [idem], Seeger Sisters (1968) [als Five Nights Drunk], New Lost City Ramblers (1968) [als Four Nights Drunk], Brook Benton (1968) [als Intoxicated Rat], Professor Longhair (1971) , Steeleye Span (1971) [tekstelementen in Four Nights Drunk], Dr. John (1992) , Ruth Brown (1999) , Kate Rusby (2003) [als Goodman].


Coley Jones - Drunkard's Special (1929)


Lena & Sylvester Kimbrough (1928) [als Cabbage Head Blues]




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