“Take Your Time”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1944 (Wheeler)
Keywords: food family bawdy
Found in: US

Description

"Honey Baby, take your time, Please don't break this leg of mine. Don't like, an' I ain't goin' to have it no more." About a difficult family meal (?): Mama picks on Sam; Sister is out of control (doing the twist); the singer gets in trouble in town

Notes

Yes, Wheeler's text reads "Please don't break this leg of mine"! But she admits that her informants were expurgating the song as they went. Under it all, it is probably a bawdy song. - RBW

References

  1. MWheeler, pp. 97-98, "Take Yo' Time" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10036
  3. BI, MWhee097