[Dixielandjazz] Re: Doctor Jazz - Jelly Roll Morton.

briantowers briantowers@msn.com
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 14:16:24 -0400

>     I think there might just be a fourth kind of songs about drugs - Those
> songs that were originally without question about drugs, but whose title
> (and maybe some lyrics) changed to make the song appeal to a wider
> by becoming "politically correct".  Take for instance "Lotus Blossom" by
> Arthur Johnson and Sam Coslow.  I understand the original four syllable
> title of the song is "Marihuana" or "Marijuana".  It is a beautiful song,
> particularly as performed by Jimmy Witherspoon with the Wilbur De Paris
> on Atlantic 1266,
> Geo. Thurmond

Did you ever hear the story 'bout Willie the Weeper?
He made his living as a chimney sweeper,
He had the dope habit and he had it bad,
Let me tell you 'bout a dream he had


Brian Towers