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Show 56 - Delivery Man Blues

Show 56 - Delivery Man Blues

If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element In the pre-war period, people were dependent on delivery men coming to their doors with the necessities of life: coal to keep warm, ice to keep food fresh, and that food itself was often delivered. There were also plumbers and other repairmen showing up at your home. These men were necessary, but the way a lot of blues singers saw it they were trouble. A man showing up at your house when your woman is home alone couldn’t do any good. Washboard Sam recorded a song about it that became a classic - We Gonna Move:When I get you mama, we going to move on the outskirts of townWhen I get you mama, we going to move on the outskirts of townBecause I don't want nobody always hanging around Well the reason mama, I don't want you to stay hereI don't need no iceman, I'm going to get me a frigidaireThat's why I'm going to move on the outskirts of townBecause sweet baby, I don't want no iceman hanging around W

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