Big Fat Mama Blues (Tommy Johnson)

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Recordings:

1928 - Tommy Johnson - Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 31, 1928 - 45465 -1 Victor 38535 - Tommy Johnson (voc, g)

1967 - Mississippi Fred McDowell - University of California - Nov. 12, 1966 (by Pete Welding) - on: Long Way From Home - (his own song??)

1987 - James "Son" Thomas - on: Good Morning School Girl

1994 - Robert "Mojo" Elem - on: Mojo Boogie!

1995 - Honeboy Edwards - on: I've Been Around

2008 - Furry Lewis - on: Furry's Blues

 

 

 

 

 

see also Big Leg Woman

Cryin', big fat mama
Meat shakin' on her bones
Time her meat shake it cause
The other woman lose her home

But I'm goin' away, mama
Won't be back 'till fall
Won't be back 'till fall
Mmm-mmm
Goin' away, mama
Won't be back 'till fall
Big fat mama, wit'-a
Meat shakin' on her bone

Well, I do mean
Got to murmur
Got to murmur, low
Mmm-mmm
Don't you holler, now
Got to murmur, low
Big fat mama, Lordy
Meat shake on her bones

Ev'rtime her meat shakes
Fat mouth lose a home
Fat mouth lose a home
Umm-mmm
Time her meat shakes, it's over
Fat mouth lose a home
Time her meat shake it cause
Fat mouth lose a home

Umm-mmm
What the matter, rider?
Where did you stay last
Where did you stay last night?
Umm-hmm
What-a-matter, rider
Where did you stay last night?
Hair all down, baby and
You-ooo won't treat me right

Umm-mmm
Meat shake on her bones
Meat shake on her bone
Umm-hmm
Big fat mama
Meat shakin' on her bones.