Can of Beans Blues

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Can of Beans Blues

Postby jeffl » Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:20 pm

Here's a twist: y'know those blues jams you get into when you're playin' with friends, and somebody starts makin' up lyrics, and singin' in their best Howlin' Wolf ( substitute your favorite ) voice, and alluva sudden, you got a real jam song. . .? What's your favorite title/lyric/story surrounding this precious phenomenon of jammin'? Mine is a jam we did 30 years ago, about a homeless blues musician who finds a half-eaten can of baked beans, and puts it in his pocket to save it, and winds up with molasses bean sauce all over the front crotch area of his pants. It's called "Can of Beans Blues", and it's still occasionally played, or a bastardization of it is played, when the same guys get together today.
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RE: Can of Beans Blues

Postby boz » Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:31 pm

Gotta be,
"Mama bought a chicken
thought it was a duck.
Put it on the table
with it's legs stick'n up"

"Lucy had some flowers
sitt'n on the sill.
Said that I could have'm
for a $100 dollar bill"

"I wonder, wonder, wonder
What does Do Wah Diddey mean?"

an on, an on, an on....
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