Pigfoot N Beer

Tales of Booze, Blues and Bikes

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Lyric for the day

I remember the time
Just before the war
Colored man used to
Hunt him out chips 'n straw
But now, bless God
Old master's dead
Colored man plumb fool
About feather bed

Feather Bed - Gus Cannon

Cannon was the son of slaves, born in Memphis in 1883. He made his first banjo from a guitar neck and a bread pan. Famous to some as the Jug Stompers and others for Walk Right In covered by the Grateful dead. As all great bluesmen he died poor,
The Lovin' Spoonful played at a benefit concert in Memphis as a final salute to Cannon to raise money for Cannon's tombstone when he died in 1979.
Gus I salute ya!

1 comment:

  1. Everyone should have the opportunity to plumb fool about in a feather bed!!