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Memphis Minnie, "Me And My Chauffeur Blues"


 

Well it's difficult to explain the incredible impact Memphis Minnie had in the blues.
Born in New Orleans on 1897, She was one of the contributors (and the first woman) to electrify it when she moved to Chicago.
Guitarist,Singer,Composer...She was so complete!!
Here below we can listen to a song famous also for the good Jefferson Airplane rendition. But it's in Memphis Minnie's original version that we breath the deep atmosphere of the blues!!




"Won't you be my chauffeur
Won't you be my chauffeur
I wants him to drive me
I wants him to drive me downtown
Yes he drives so easy, I can't turn him down
But I don't want him
But I don't want him
To be ridin' these girls
To be ridin' these girls around
So I'm gonna steal me a pistol, shoot my chauffeur down
Well I must buy him
Well I must buy him
A brand new V8
A brand new V8 Ford
Then he won't need no passengers, I will be his load
(spoken: Yeah, take it away)
Going to let my chauffeur
Going to let my chauffeur
Drive me around the
Drive me around the world
Then he can be my little boy, yes, I'll be his girl"

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