Asian should they change their names to Betty, Rosie, and Mary Jane…. respnding to Texas State rep. Betty Brown, they should.

Asian should they change their names to Betty, Rosie, and Mary Jane…. respnding to Texas State rep. Betty Brown, they should. riginal post on  Gretawire.com
Betty, Rosie, and Mary Jane…. responding to Texas State rep. Betty Brown, Original post on  Gretawire.com
This old 20th century African-American work song , better known version, was an American 1970s rock band “Ram Jam”,  -one of the band members, Bill Bartlett, along with Dicky Betts and was previouly in the lemon pipers, a psychedelic pop band from Oxford, Ohio , best known for their 1977 hit, Black Betty. When the song caused controversy, when Bill Bartlett’s version of the  [Huddie William Ledbetter] aka – Lead Belly’s 59 second song, was extended along with a psychedelic pop beat, the NAACP and Congress of Racial Equality calling for a boycott due to the lyrics.
Is the name change for asians going to be another American folk tale in the making.
Below is the lyrics of what was original a 59 second sound, by Leadbelly’s

[x2] whoa, Black Betty (bam-A-lam)

Black Betty had a child (bam-A-lam)
The damn thing gone wild (bam-A-lam)
She said “I’m worrin’ outta my mind” (bam-A-lam)
The damn thing gone blind (bam-A-lam)
I said oh black Betty (bam-A-lam)
whoa, black Betty (bam-BA-lam)

[x2]whoa, black Betty (bam-BA-lam)

She really gets me high (bam-BA-lam)
You know that’s no lie (bam-BA-lam)
She’s so rock steady (bam-BA-lam)
She’s always ready (bam-BA-lam)
[x2] whoa, black Betty (bam-BA-lam)

Whoa, black Betty (bam-BA-lam)
Whoa, black Betty (bam-BA-lam)
She’s from Birmingham (bam-BA-lam)
Way down in alabam’ (bam-BA-lam)
Well’ shes shakin’ that thing (bam-BA-lam)
Boy she makes me sing (bam-BA-lam)
Whoa, black Betty (bam-BA-lam)
Whoa, black Betty
BAM-BA-LAM

Black Betty’s in the bottom,
I can hear her roar,
She’s bringing some po sucker,
With an achin soul.

She’ll bring you here and leave you,
Let your hammer ring,
For a hundred summers,
Let your hammer ring.

(and now we hear the most familiar part of the song)

Black Betty’s got a baby,
Let your hammer ring,
Damn thing’s gone crazy,
Let your hammer ring,
Dipped its head in gravy,
Let your hammer ring.
[x2]Woah, Black Betty
bam-ba-lam

[x2]Black Betty had a child
bam-ba-lam

[x2]Damn thing gone wild
bam-ba-lam

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