09 October 2010
Blue Yodel #3
I've become fascinated by old (Really Old) country music. One of my favorites is Jimmie Rodgers. At first, I was just diggin the sound of his voice. Then I really started listening to the lyrics. The lyrics of his Blue Yodel #3 are especially entertaining. In it, he talks about a girl who's exceptionally gorgeous. The problem is, he always see's her on the streets and he says "You hang out on the corner like a police on his beat". It soon becomes apparent (to me at least) that the girl is a prostitute and the singer isn't aware of it. Pretty racy for the 1930's!