Keep On Eatin'
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


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Every time I cook, look like you can't get enough
Fix you a pot of soup and make you drink it up
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough

You don't like nobody's cooking but mine
Get up in the morning and fix you a tenderloin
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough

Don't tell nobody that I tried to be tough
I just got a man so hard to fill up
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough

(spoken:
Oh, play it now, Mr. Charlie
Yes, man! Just keep on eating
You'll get through it someday)

I know you're crazy about your oysters and your shrimp and crab
Take you around the corner and give you a chance to grab
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough

I've cooked and cooked till I done got tired
Can't fill you up off of my fried apple pie
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough

I know you got a bad cold and you can't smell
I ain't gonna give you something that I can't sell
So keep on a-eating




Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Memphis Minnie's song Keep On Eatin' are primarily about the relationship between the singer and her lover, in which the singer is always cooking and providing meals for her lover who can't seem to get enough. The lyrics suggest that the singer's lover is somewhat of a glutton and enjoys her cooking more than anyone else's. The singer even mentions that she can't always fill him up, but encourages him to keep eating until he is satisfied.


The lyrics of Keep On Eatin' also hint at the power dynamics within the relationship, with the singer feeling the need to please her lover in order to keep him satisfied. She mentions that she doesn't want to appear "tough" and that her lover is "so hard to fill up." This may suggest that the singer is worried about losing her lover's affection and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep him happy.


There is also an element of humor in the lyrics of Keep On Eatin', with the singer poking fun at her lover's eating habits and encouraging him to indulge in his cravings. The spoken word interlude and the call and response between the singer and her band create a playful and upbeat tone to the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Every time I cook, look like you can't get enough
No matter how much I cook for you, you always crave more.


Fix you a pot of soup and make you drink it up
I go out of my way to make sure you have what you want.


So keep on a-eating Oh, keep on a-eating Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough
Keep indulging in my cooking until you're completely satisfied.


You don't like nobody's cooking but mine
You're picky and only enjoy my cooking.


Get up in the morning and fix you a tenderloin
I cater to your specific tastes and desires.


Don't tell nobody that I tried to be tough I just got a man so hard to fill up
I don't want anyone to know that I struggle to satisfy my partner's appetite.


(spoken: Oh, play it now, Mr. Charlie Yes, man! Just keep on eating You'll get through it someday)
Just keep on eating, and eventually you'll be satisfied.


I know you're crazy about your oysters and your shrimp and crab Take you around the corner and give you a chance to grab
I'm well aware of your favorite foods and make sure to provide them for you.


I've cooked and cooked till I done got tired Can't fill you up off of my fried apple pie
I've exhausted myself trying to satisfy you, but it's never enough.


I know you got a bad cold and you can't smell I ain't gonna give you something that I can't sell
I'm not going to waste my time making you something you won't enjoy due to your illness.




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@arjhendrix

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Every time I cook, look like you can't get enough
Fix you a pot of soup and make you drink it up
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough
You don't like nobody's cooking but mine
Get up in the morning and fix you a tenderloin
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough
Don't tell nobody that I tried to be tough
I just got a man so hard to fill up
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough
(spoken:
Oh, play it now, Mr. Charlie
Yes, man! Just keep on eating
You'll get through it someday)
I know you're crazy about your oysters and your shrimp and crab
Take you around the corner and give you a chance to grab
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough
I've cooked and cooked till I done got tired
Can't fill you up off of my fried apple pie
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough
I know you got a bad cold and you can't smell
I ain't gonna give you something that I can't sell
So keep on a-eating
Oh, keep on a-eating
Keep on eating, baby, till you get enough
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@pljms

I've been told by people I trust that this song is full of innuendo.

@blanchebyard3086

YOU THINK SO.WINK LOL

@otpkd

You don't say! (gasp)

@StickyLemonChicken

pro tip: this song isn't about dinner.

@andreias5564

dont you say?!

@CarolineMartin

Custard Pie! "drop down mama let your daddy see"

@rcisdrummer

I love it! Filth and foul, and foul and filth; straight out of the 20's! I'm so hungry I'd be your pig meat papa for just a dribble.

@KaylaCoils

City girlsssss = flappers

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