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Author Topic: "Oh my babe, take me back" - a popular tune in Texas  (Read 1377 times)

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LoneWolf

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"Oh my babe, take me back" - a popular tune in Texas
« on: June 23, 2007, 10:41:54 PM »
What Lemon sang in "Beggin' Back" is similar to a thing that Henry Thomas sang in "Bulldoze", and Lightnin' played it latter too:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qRUxQ7zSVcQ


Are there any more artists that played it?

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: "Oh my babe, take me back" - a popular tune in Texas
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2007, 12:02:59 AM »
Also crops up in Thomas's Bob McKinney thus:

Oh my babe, take me back.
How in the world, Lord, take me back.

Monday morning, won't be long.
You gonna call me, I'll be gone.
She turned around, two or three times.
Make my bed and take me back.
Take me back (x2)
Make my bed and take me back

Paul Oliver in Songsters & Saints (p. 71-2) cites this, along with Frank Stokes's usage, tracing elements back to an 1898 ragtime song written by Barrett McMahon, Take Me Back Babe.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2007, 12:29:32 AM by Bunker Hill »

mississippijohnhurt1928

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Re: "Oh my babe, take me back" - a popular tune in Texas
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2007, 10:25:55 AM »
I'm pretty sure Mance Lipscomb covered it.


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