Uncle John's Tennessee Dance Marathon (1948)

Uncle John's Tennessee Dance Marathon (1948)
1. I was walking down the street, when an old lady I did meet
She said "I'm looking for a man called "young John B"
She described him to a "T", I said he's "Uncle John" to me
And he certainly ain't a young man, from what I can see

2. Then her story she did relate, in Tennessee in "forty eight"
When she and Uncle John were just sixteen
The all night dancin' craze was on, she was good, but so was John
And they won near every trophy to be seen

3. I was surprised , I've got to say, that John could dance the night away
For he certainly can't sing, or play guitar
The old Lady then spoke on, said she must seen him, soon she'd be gone
With six white horses to lead that black car

4. Seems she wanted one last dance, a simple jive, with no romance
Just to bring those old memories out to play
I messaged John, said "you gotta come, there's a lady here, and she's dying some
And all she wants, is one dance with you, to see her on her way

5. With Linda's blessing, John came down, to the rockin' side of town
And they danced , in a jukebox joint, a little down the way
The old lady died alone that night, in her hotel room, she'd no more fight
And somewhere in heaven , there's a jukebox , that always plays:
I remember that night and the Tennessee Waltz
Now I know just how much I have lost
Yes I lost my little darling the night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz

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Comment by Jamie MacBlues on February 5, 2016 at 6:45am

Lovin it, Clocky. As always, appreciate, and look forward to, your pics :)

Comment by Clock The Wolf on February 5, 2016 at 3:34am

Comment by Bristol Blue on February 5, 2016 at 1:05am

Hey Clock -  That's one hep cat pardner ! 

Comment by Clock The Wolf on February 4, 2016 at 10:14pm

Comment by Jamie MacBlues on February 4, 2016 at 9:01pm

Aha, you wise in the old ways, John! ( aka Dr John!) Going bed soon, but I'll have looksee for video :)

Comment by Jamie MacBlues on February 4, 2016 at 8:59pm

Good idea Shaun, ah'll steal John's hat, and borrow the motorcycle hat :)

Comment by Uncle John on February 4, 2016 at 8:54pm

I got the gris gris charm and drank a gallon of delta water. Glug.   Got my song for you posted!

Comment by Bristol Blue on February 4, 2016 at 8:49pm

Try wearing a Ten Gallon hat with a motorcycle helmet underneath :-) 

Comment by Jamie MacBlues on February 4, 2016 at 8:47pm

Aha, that voodoo doll of you that Mr pick sold me is workin then, John ! Am gonna get a bug one next lol

Comment by Jamie MacBlues on February 4, 2016 at 8:45pm

Cheers, James O, ma man.Got telephone directories stuffed everywhere ( yep, there too! Lol). Long as John does not get a "head shot" in, reckon ah'll be OK ;)

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