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Diggin' My Potatoes (Peter Narváez) video
#1451: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Well, I tiptoed by my window
just to see what I could see,
I seen a head upon my pillow,
Lord, I know that wasn't me,
'Cause you been diggin' my potatoes,
steppin' on my vine;
And I got a special plan for the rest,
right here upon my mind.

My vine is all green,
my tomatoes are all red,
I thought you was my buddy
then I seen you in my bed;
You was diggin' my potatoes,
steppin' on my vine;
And I got a special plan for the rest,
right here upon my mind.

Well, listen here, I'm pushy,
better leave my woman alone,
There ain't nothin' on the street
she can't get right here at home;
'Cause you been diggin' my potatoes,
steppin' on my vine;
And I got a special plan right here,
Yes, I got an extra special plan right here,
I got a juicy plan right here, on my mind.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional American blues folk song arranged by Sonny Terry ....####
This variant was recorded by Peter Reuben Narváez [1942-2011] (Rock 'n' Roll Ruby, trk#4, 1984 LP, Small Wonder Productions, St John's, NL, produced and recorded by Steve Annan, recorded at Echo Recording Studios, St John's, NL.

Dr Peter Narváez was a folklorist, ethnomusicologist and musician with research interests in vernacular music, traditional song, blues, jazz, African-American folklore, Newfoundland folklore, popular culture, folklore and media, folk custom and belief, and occupational folklife.

From Wikipedia:
Saunders Terrell - better known as Sonny Terry [1911-1986] was a blind American Piedmont (or East Coast) blues musician from Greensboro, Georgia and North Carolina. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers, and imitations of trains and fox hunts.



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