Good Biscuits
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


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Listen to my song, ladies, please take strictly understand
Listen to my song, ladies, please take strictly understand
Don't let no outside woman make no biscuits for your man

I'm going to give you all the lowdown, lowdown if I can
I'm going to give you all the lowdown, lowdown if I can
Why I'm a single woman today by letting other women feed my man
So the next daddy I get, I'm going to take him to the restaurant
So the next daddy I get, I'm going to take him to the restaurant
Ain't gonna have him going around eating biscuits, whoo, whoo, made up with your nasty hands

I just found out how come I can't keep a man
I just found out how come I can't keep a man
I don't get no one buddy, I have too many a-doggone friends

You don't mean me no good, just a grin when I come in




You don't mean me no good, just a grin when I come in
But if I catch you feeding my man, whoo, whoo, Lord, I'm going to the pen

Overall Meaning

In Memphis Minnie’s “Good Biscuits,” the singer warns women about the dangers of letting other women make biscuits for their men. The song begins with her request for women to listen to her song carefully, and she emphasizes her message in the following lines, telling them not to let any “outside woman” prepare biscuits for their men. She goes on to explain that allowing other women to feed her man caused her to become a single woman, and she now plans to take her next man to a restaurant instead of making him biscuits.


The lyrics suggest that the singer was once unaware of the importance of making her man’s food herself, as she confesses that she didn’t know why she couldn’t keep a man until she found out that she had too many “a-doggone friends.” She accuses these friends of not having her best interests at heart, grinning at her when she comes around. In the final lines of the song, she warns that if she catches any of these friends feeding her man, she will take matters into her own hands and send them to the penitentiary.


Overall, the lyrics in “Good Biscuits” speak to the importance of fidelity and trust in relationships, particularly when it comes to the preparation of food. Memphis Minnie’s use of colloquial language and repetition, as well as her throaty, bluesy singing style, all serve to drive home the message of the song.




Line by Line Meaning

Listen to my song, ladies, please take strictly understand
Ladies, listen carefully to my song and fully understand what I'm saying.


Don't let no outside woman make no biscuits for your man
Do not allow another woman outside of your relationship to cook for your man, especially not biscuits.


I'm going to give you all the lowdown, lowdown if I can
I'm going to give you all the information and details I can to help you understand this issue.


Why I'm a single woman today by letting other women feed my man
I became a single woman because I let other women cook for my man, allowing them to come between us.


So the next daddy I get, I'm going to take him to the restaurant
In the future, I will take my next partner to a restaurant instead of letting another woman cook for him.


Ain't gonna have him going around eating biscuits, whoo, whoo, made up with your nasty hands
I won't allow him to eat biscuits made by another woman with dirty or unsanitary hands, that's disgusting.


I just found out how come I can't keep a man
I recently discovered why I can't maintain a stable romantic relationship with a man.


I don't get no one buddy, I have too many a-doggone friends
Having too many male friends without a clear boundary between friendship and romance is the reason why I lack a steady male partner.


You don't mean me no good, just a grin when I come in
I know you don't have any good intentions towards me, all you do is smile when I'm around.


But if I catch you feeding my man, whoo, whoo, Lord, I'm going to the pen
If I catch you cooking for my man, I will take legal action against you and you will go to jail.




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