New Dirty Dozen
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


Come all you folks and start to walk, I'm fixing to start my dozen talk
What you're thinking about ain't on my mind, that stuff you got is the sorriest kind
Now you're a sorry mistreater, robber and a cheater
Slip you in the dozens, your papa and your cousin

Your mama do the lordy lord
Come all of you women's outta be in the can, out on the corner stopping every man,
Hollering "Soap is a nickel and the towel is free, I'm pigmeat, pappy, now who wants me?"
You's a old mistreater, robber and a cheater

Slip you in the dozens, your papa and your cousin
Your mama do the lordy lord
Now the funniest thing I ever seen, tom cat jumping on a sewing machine
Sewing machine run so fast, took 99 stitches in his yas, yas, yas

Now he's a cruel mistreater, robber and a cheater
Slip you in the dozens, your papa and your cousin
Your mama do the lordy lord
Now I'm gonna tell you all about old man Bell, he can't see but he sure can smell

Fish-man passed here the other day, hollering "Hey, pretty mama, I'm going your way"
I know all about your pappy and your mammy,
your big fat sister and your little brother Sammy,
your auntie and your uncle and your ma's and pa's,

they all got drunk and showed their Santa Claus
Now they're all drunken mistreaters, robbers and a cheaters
Slip you in the dozens, your papa and your cousin
Your mama do the lordy lord

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: J. MAYO WILLIAMS, RUFUS PERRYMAN

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Comments from YouTube:

Ned Black

'The Dozens' is a name-calling game, a precursor of Hip-Hop, wherein contestants make jocular, often suggestive, references to the opponent's kinfolks, living and passed.

Jersey Julie

Love this song!!!!

daarkclown

LOVE IT !!!!!!!

Miranda Gagua

I'm tingling all over. <3

Blanche Byard

That Guitar!

darrenandbutterfly

love it!!!

Kevin Ryan

My Gosh...that's the opening riff to Suite Judy Blue Eyes !

Ned Black

My nephew asked me, "So, who's your greatest influence as a guitar player?" I said, "Minnie Douglas, Maybelle Carter, and John Fahey." He knew who Fahey was.