“Take Your Time”


"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


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


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


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