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Show 67 - Back-biting Man

Show 67 - Back-biting Man

If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element "They call me a back biter, I’ll bite any man in the back." There’s nothing unusual about cheating songs in the blues. Stepping put on your man or woman could be considered one of the cornerstones of the genre. Today we’ll take a look at a specific subset of those songs: men who stole their friend’s woman. It’s interesting to hear men sing about being that backbiting friend, because the stereotypical depiction of women as the ones who are out to steal and backbite when it come to romance. But here are a few where men pronounce themselves the backbiting woman stealers. We’ll start with Ramblin’ Thomas from 1928, Back Gnawin' Blues:I ain’t never loved but three womens in my lifeI ain’t never loved but three womens in my lifeMy mother and my sister and my partner's wifeMy mama told me when I was about twelve years oldMy mama told me when I was about twelve years old"Son, you're nothing but a back-bi

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