Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Love "Bacon Fat"

Diddy Wah is a damn good site for music lovers, and through it I've discovered some swell tunes, including
my new favorite song, "Bacon Fat" by Big Daddy & His Boys.

(It's almost as good as "Check Me Baby," by Willie Tomlin (which I only know thanks to Toestubber), or “Layin’ in my Cell Sleepin’ ” by Sunnyland Slim (thanks WFMU Ichiban!).)

Check it!

(some of the) LYRICS

While I was down/in-a Tennessee
All my friends was-a/glad to see me
Seen some of ’em down/by the railroad tracks
Seen some cotton-pickers/with their sacks on their backs
They say, “Hey, maaaaaaaaaan, we’re glad to see you back/we gotta new dance/they call the Bacon Fat.”

It go: Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-Wop! Wop!
“Lord, have mercy!”

Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-Wop! Wop!
“Help yerself, young’uns!”

Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-Wop! Wop!
“Yesssssssss! Feel like I wanna holler, but the town’s too small! Have mercy!”

Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley-Wop! Wop!
“Entertain the people, young’un! Yesssssssssss!”

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  1. "Bacon Fat" is great, lots of cool versions, too. Andre Williams wrote it, yes the same man that penned "Jail Bait" and "The Greasy Chicken" (the latter is a wacky follow up to "Bacon Fat"). I saw Mr. Williams read from his first book (a novel based on the life of his drug dealer called "Sweets") at a bar in Brooklyn about a month ago. I know the Big Daddy version from the incredible Savage Kick compilation series. So groovy.

  2. Sq. Dave:
    Thanks for that added info!

  3. Not the kind of bacon fat when I saw the title, but thanks for sharing that swinging lil diddley! Dang it, now I'll be saying that all night.

  4. Oh yeah, "Bacon Fat" is perfect for keeping intruding telepaths out of your head....

    Hey Whore (hee-hee, I'm always wanted to say that!), glad you like it--the Diddy Wah site should be visited, too; can't recommend 'em enough.