Take Your Time

DESCRIPTION: "Honey Baby, take your time, Please don't break this leg of mine. Don't like, an' I ain't goin' to have it no more." About a difficult family meal (?): Mama picks on Sam; Sister is out of control (doing the twist); the singer gets in trouble in town
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Wheeler)
KEYWORDS: food family bawdy
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MWheeler, pp. 97-98, "Take Yo' Time" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #10036
NOTES: Yes, Wheeler's text reads "Please don't break this leg of mine"! But she admits that her informants were expurgating the song as they went. Under it all, it is probably a bawdy song. - RBW
File: MWhee097

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