Shake 'Em on Down

DESCRIPTION: "Get your nightcap, mama, and your gown, Baby, 'fore day we gonna shake 'em on down." "Too much of jelly to be throwed away." "I ain't been to Georgia, but I been told, Georgia women got the best jelly roll." "I done stopped holler'n. Must I shake...."
AUTHOR: Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (copyright, according to Burton-TNSingers)
KEYWORDS: sex drink nonballad floatingverses bawdy
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burton-TNSingers, p. 173, "Shake 'Em on Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
Bukka White, "Shake Em On Down" (Vocalion 03711, Conqueror 9072, Columbia 30139, 1937)
File: BTN173

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