Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

The lyrics, just in case you didn’t know:

Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he’s doin’ all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should

Drums beatin’ cold, English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin’ when it’s gonna stop
House boy knows that he’s doin’ all right
You should have heard him just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should

Brown Sugar, how come you dance so good
Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should

I bet your mama was a tent show queen,
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I’m no school boy but I know what I like
You should have heard them just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should

I said, yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo
How come you, how come you dance so good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo
Just like a, just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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4 Responses to Couldn’t Do It Today

  1. Hugh Mann says:

    ZZ Top’s Mexican Blackbird wouldn’t make the cut either. I do remember a contemporary review of the live Stones (early 70s?) saying “In theory, the lyrics should enrage the audience, with their racism and sexism.

    Now would Mungo Jerry’s “In The Summertime”, a UK #1 around 1970.

    “If her daddy’s rich, take her out for a meal
    If her daddy’s poor, just do what you feel”

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  2. JV says:

    Yeah I never paid attention to the lyrics until a cover band I was in played it. I couldn’t believe it! Ha. Gotta love it.

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  3. Fenster says:

    In one sense yeah couldn’t do it today. On the other it was not nearly so long ago, during W’s presidency, that Condi Rice was deemed “Brown Sugar” in Doonesbury. And while I do not know for sure since I don’t party with the current generation I doubt the song is down the memory hole.

    https://uncouthreflections.com/2015/09/04/classic-soul/

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