Black Betty by LeadBelly

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Black Betty by LeadBelly

We all know the awesome Black Betty by Ram Jam, but the original son is an old Blues number by LeadBelly, and it could be even older than that. Some sources claim it is one of Lead Belly's many adaptations of earlier folk material in this case an 18th-century marching cadence about a flintlock musket.

There are numerous ideas about what or whom Black Betty is, from a gun, to a bottle of alcohol.

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Here is LeadBelly's version.




Here is the Ram Jam version.

By netchicken: posted on 1-6-2015








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