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Author Topic: Blues In the Bottle - Prince Albert Hunt  (Read 2026 times)

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Offline uncle bud

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Blues In the Bottle - Prince Albert Hunt
« on: November 26, 2010, 11:48:07 AM »
I realize Prince Albert Hunt was allegedly in the bottle himself when recording, but when he sings "Goin' to Tadinoonie" in the last verse, what the hell is he trying to sing? Chattanooga?  Here is "Blues In The Bottle":



Blues in the Bottle--Prince Albert Hunt

Blues in the bottle, blues in the bottle
Stopper in my hand, pretty mama
Blues in the bottle, stopper in my hand
I'm goin? back to Fort Worth, find me another man

Dig your taters, go dig your taters
It's tater diggin' time, pretty mama
Go dig your taters, it's tater diggin' time
Old man Jack Frost done an' killed your vine

Asked my baby, asked my baby
Could she stand to see me cry, pretty mama
Asked my baby could she stand to see me cry
She said, whoa black daddy, I can stand to see you die

Rooster chews tobacco, rooster chews tobacco
The hen uses snuff, pretty mama
The rooster chews tobacco and the hen uses snuff
The little chickens don't use nothin', but they strut their stuff

Goin? to Tadinoonie, goin? to Tadinoonie
See my pony run, pretty mama
Goin? to Tadinoonie, see my pony run
If I win some money, gonna give my baby some
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 12:50:24 PM by Johnm »

Offline Lyle Lofgren

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Re: Blues In the Bottle - Prince Albert Hunt
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 12:23:32 PM »
I hear "Chatanoodie," but it could be Tatanoodie or Tatanoonie. I can usually find a town that's since gone defunct by consulting my 1951 Britannica World Atlas, which shows railroad lines rather than highways! It doesn't list any of the three names as being anywhere in the world, not even in Texas. So I assume he meant "Chatanooga," as you surmise.

For  a quote from the Dallas newspaper reporting his death, see http://ctmh.its.txstate.edu/artist.php?cmd=detail&aid=330&start=0&letter=

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Offline Richard

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Re: Blues In the Bottle - Prince Albert Hunt
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 08:17:08 AM »
I'd go with Chatanoodie or something like it as well, sounds like an appropriate song for the said gentleman!
(That's enough of that. Ed)

 


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