This song was recorded by Jim Jackson on Victor Records in 1928. In the 1960's it was taken up by blues, folk and jug band musicians such as Jim Kweskin and John Sabastian of The Lovin' Spoonful.
Jim Jackson grew up on a farm near Hernando, Mississippi. Around 1905 Jim started working as a guitar player, singer and dancer, travelling with shows like the Rabbit Foot Minstrels. He performed and recorded extensively in the 1920's and 30's either solo or with such artists as Gus Cannon, Furry Lewis, Will Shade, Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. Jim died in 1937 leaving us a legacy of songs like Grizzly Bear, Hesitation Blues, Kansas City Blues, Old Dog Blue and this one.
I’m going to tell the sergeant see the chief of police
These women round here won’t let me see no peace
'Cause I'm wild about my lovin
I like to have my fun
If you wanna be a girl of mine, baby
Bring it with you when you come
Hello central, what's the matter with this line
I want to talk to that high brown of mine
I don't want no sugar stirred up in my tea
Cause the girl I love is sweet enough for me
I ain't no iceman, no iceman's son
But I can keep you cool until that iceman comes
I ain't no fireman no fireman's son
But I can keep you warm until that fireman comes.
I'm gonna tell all you people, to listen to this song
Goin to see my girl and it won't be long
Submitted by Terry on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 15:01