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Banty Rooster Blues (Charley Patton)

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Uploaded on Nov 27, 2009

The Raw and Primal power of Charlie Patton is matched by none, he was one of the first to record (only Blind Lemon Jefferson recorded before him), hes blues takes one back to the rawness of the Mississippi Delta. it took me quite some time to like and understand him but once you can get over the scratchy records and not so well pronunciation of the words to the song you find a true hidden treasure of the blues.

He is considered by many to be the "Father of Delta Blues" and therefore one of the oldest known figures of American popular music. He is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally inspiring just about every Delta blues man (Palmer, 1995).

Lyrics :

I'm gonna buy me a banty, put him at my backdoor
I'm gonna buy me a banty, put him at my backdoor
So when he see a stranger a-comin', he'll flap his wings and crow
What you want with a rooster, he won't crow 'fore day?
What you want with a rooster, he won't crow 'fore day?
What you want with a man, when he won't do nothin' he say?
What you want with a hen won't, cackle when she lays?
What you want with a hen won't, cackle when she lays?
What you want with a woman, when she won't do nothin' I say?
Ah, take my picture, hang it up in Jackson wall
Ah, take my picture, hang it up in Jackson wall
Anybody asks you "What about it", tell 'em "That's all I saw"
My hook's in the water, and my cork's on top
My hook's in the water, and my cork's on top
How can I lose, Lord, with the help I got
I know my doggy when I hear him bark
I know my dog when I hear him bark
I can tell my
rider
, if I feel her in the dark

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