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Posted in Honey on 04.19.06

The server has been up and down all day, so I believe one comment was erased and my post was erased. Either way everything should be back to normal now. For those having issues downloading the files, try Right Click – Save Target As to download the files to listen. I believe the streaming is conflicting with some hotlink protection, that I really don’t want to fix because streaming the music is a greater strain on my bandwidth, but I will if the problem is not fixed with saving the files.

I’m pretty bad at transcribing files as seen by the Duped/Buked post down below so lets see if as a group we can come up with a transcription of “The Old Folks Started It” for Kat Roche, who would like to perform the song. Here is what she has so far:
The old folks started it

You talk about melody from shore to shore
I tell you the strut…

The old folks started it
The young folks got it
Everybody’s crazy about the downtown stomp

I got news for you women
Always in a rut
Just walk to your man and do your wicked strut

The old folks started it
The young folks got it
Everybody’s crazy about the downtown stomp

A hundred dollar bill will make a broke man slobber
A women with a strut will make a good man holler

The old folks started it
The young folks got it
Everybody’s crazy about the downtown stomp

??Takes a greyhound to run it
It’s ride round the world
Takes a man with the strut
To start it up on the floor???

The old folks started it
The young folks got it
Everybody’s crazy about the downtown stomp

Talk about your women
When your…
Your grandma does the strut and your grandpa’s (sure?)

The old folks started it
The young folks got it
Everybody’s crazy about the downtown stomp

All of you men when you’re…
You done lost your strut (and it ain’t your fault?)

The old folks started it
The young folks got it
Everybody’s crazy about the downtown stomp

As sure as a little fish can’t live on dry land
A women with a strut can always get a man

The old folks…

Minnie Wallace – The Old Folks Started It (Link Fixed)

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By LAURIE on 04.21.06 12:32 am

CAN’T SEEM TO GET LINK TO WORK.


By peter patnaik on 04.21.06 3:32 am

let’s just be glad that the site is up and running. i’ll fix the link later.


By Rob Hutten on 04.21.06 10:39 am

I’ll take a stab at this…

Talk about your melodies from shore to shore
I tell you the strut sure is got to go

The old folks started it
The young folks got it
Everybody’s crazy about the Darktown Strut

Ain’t no use for you women to always be in a rut
Just cuddle up to your man and do your wicked strut

The old folks[...]

A hundred dollar bill will make a broke man slobber
A women with the strut will make a good man holler

The old folks[...]

Takes a greyhound to run it
It’s a [...] bumpy road
Takes a man with the strut
To satisfy my soul

The old folks[...]

Talk about your women
When your strut was first [?]
Your grandma does the strut in your grandpa’s shirt

The old folks[...]

Some of you men when you [strike and hold?]
You done lost your strut many years ago

The old folks[...]

Just as sure as little fish can’t live on dry land
A women with a strut can always get a man

The old folks[...]


By frankie on 04.23.06 11:56 am

That looks right to me, Rob – I hear the end of the first verse as:

I tell you the strut sure is got the gold

I don’t hear “bumpy” in the fourth verse, but I don’t have any clear alternative, either.

Great tune!

ps: Peter – I dropped you a line a while back about donating but never heard back…


By Kat Von D on 06.24.07 9:16 pm

Kat Von D…

I Googled for something completely different, but found your page…and have to say thanks. nice read….




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