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I ain't no doctor, Nor no doctor's son, But I can cool your fever Till de doctor comes. Oh, tell me how long I'll have to wait! Oh, tell me, honey, Don't hesitate I
I got a woman, She's long and tall; Sits in her kitchen With her feet in de hall! Oh, tell me how long I'll have to wait! Oh, tell me, honey, Don't hesitate!
A brief song from Texas uses rather vigorous metaphors in ad­dressing someone.
OH, HO, BABY, TAKE A ONE ON ME!
You keep on a-talkin' till you make a-me think Your daddy was a bulldog, your mammy was a mink. Oh, ho, Baby, take a one on me!
You keep a-talkin' till you make me mad, I'll talk about your mammy mighty scandalous bad. Oh, ho, Baby, take a one on me!
Whiffm' coke is mighty bad, But that's a habit I never had*
Oh, ho, Baby, take a one on met







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