deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #0 of 12: David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 2 Sep 03 15:08
    
Deep Elem Blues
w&m: traditional
LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/DEEPELEM.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #1 of 12: Alex Allan (alexallan) Tue 2 Sep 03 18:55
    
Deep Elem Blues 
Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Well if you go down to Deep Elem, put your money in your shoes
Women in Deep Elem got them Deep Elem blues
Chorus:
Oh sweet mama, your daddy's got them Deep Elem blues
Oh sweet mama, your daddy's got them Deep Elem blues

Once I had a girlfriend, she meant the world to me
She went down to Deep Elem, now she ain't what she used to be
[chorus]

When you go down to Deep Elem, have a little fun
Have that ten dollars ready when the policeman comes
[chorus]

Once I knew a preacher, preached the bible through and through
Went down to Deep Elem now his preaching days are through
[chorus]

When you go down to Deep Elem, put your money in your pants
The women in Deep Elem they don't give a man a chance
[chorus]

When you go down to Deep Elem, put your money in your socks
The redheads in Deep Elem, they'll put you on the rocks
[chorus]

 
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #2 of 12: Robin Russell (rrussell8) Sun 22 Mar 09 23:06
    
According to Wikipedia:

Deep Ellum (a corruption of "deep Elm Street") is an arts and
entertainment district near downtown in east Dallas, Texas (USA). It
lies directly east of the elevated I-45/US 75 (unsigned I-345) freeway
and extends to Exposition Avenue, connected to downtown by, from north
to south, Pacific, Elm, Main, Commerce, and Canton streets. The
neighborhood is north of Exposition Park and south of Bryan Place.
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #3 of 12: now my preaching days are through (xian) Mon 27 Apr 09 19:02
    
I was just there in March, surprised at how dead it is at night.

Wonder if it was ever spelled Elem by anyone besides the Dead?
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #4 of 12: Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 4 May 09 13:47
    
Yes, it was spelt Deep Elem on some of the first recordings, eg by the
Shelton Brothers and the Prairie Ramblers in the 1930s.
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #5 of 12: beneath the blue suburban skies (aud) Mon 4 May 09 17:53
    
i'd love to hear one fo those really old recordings.
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #6 of 12: Robin Russell (rrussell8) Tue 5 May 09 05:14
    
Given that it is derived from Elm, I think Elem is a pretty good way
to spell it. 
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #7 of 12: Christian Crumlish (xian) Tue 5 May 09 16:53
    
agreed - just sayin' they totally do not spell it that way there now
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #8 of 12: Robin Russell (rrussell8) Wed 6 May 09 06:15
    
You mean it is not called Elm St?

I have seen the song spelled "Deep Ellum Blues" several times.
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #9 of 12: Christian Crumlish (xian) Wed 6 May 09 08:41
    
no, it is still Elm St, I believe, but the signage (it's an official
neighborhood) spells it Deep Ellum.
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #10 of 12: Robin Russell (rrussell8) Thu 7 May 09 12:25
    
Aha!
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #11 of 12: Alex Allan (alexallan) Sat 9 May 09 04:43
    
>i'd love to hear one fo those really old recordings.

I've emailed you the Pure Prairie Ramblers version
  
deadsongs.vue.57 : Deep Elem Blues
permalink #12 of 12: beneath the blue suburban skies (aud) Sat 9 May 09 09:57
    
which i just listened to. thanks! it's such a cool old tune and i loved
hearing it like that.

i remember hearing it from random folkies long before i heard the GD do it.
  



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