Bottle Up and Go

DESCRIPTION: "She may be old, ninety years, But she ain't too old to shift them gears. You got to bottle up and go... All you high-power women." The singer encourages women to have fun, and appreciates their existence
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (recording, Picaninny Jug Band)
KEYWORDS: courting sex nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 73, "Bottle Up and Go" (1 text)
Tommy McClennan "Bottle It Up and Go" (Bluebird B-8373, 1940, rec. 1939)
Memphis Jug Band, "Bottle Up and Go" (OKeh 8959/Vocalion 03080, 1935; rec. 1934)
Picaninny Jug Band, "Bottle Up and Go" (Champion 16615, 1933; Varsity 6025, n.d.; rec. 1932)

cf. "Salty Dog" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Step it Up and Go"
NOTES [40 words]: This song and "Step It Up and Go" look very alike at first glance, but the verses seem to be very different. They might both be "Salty Dog" spinoffs. Until I see an intermediate version, I am (tentatively) classifying them separately. - RBW
File: FSWB073B

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