Wednesday, August 19, 2015

That's All Right, Mama

Mom doesn't approve
Of son's girl. He doesn't care,
Even if she's bad.

This song, made popular by Elvis Presley in the 50s, got the Dylan treatment in 1962, but wasn't released until the rare "50th Anniversary Collection" copyright extension came out in 2012. The haiku gets straight to the point, as does the song:

(Hail hail Arthur Crudup!)

Well, that's all right, mama
That's all right for you
That's all right mama, just anyway you do
Well, that's all right, that's all right.
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

Mama she done told me,
Papa done told me too
'Son, that gal your foolin' with,
She ain't no good for you'
But, that's all right, that's all right.
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

I'm leaving town, baby
I'm leaving town for sure
Well, then you won't be bothered with
Me hanging 'round your door
Well, that's all right, that's all right.
That's all right now mama, anyway you do



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