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Does anyone know what Willie Tee sings towards the end of Teasing You? One of my listeners (6 Towns Radio, I'm on air now) thinks he says something about the Isle of Man - I have my doubts to say the least, but I don't have any better ideas.

 

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I've always much preferred the remake to be honest, which for my money is one of the best ten New Orleans records ever made...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ5nbjUQSNc

 

Remember the song is all about a put down to another man….differences between the orig and the remake in brackets:

You're nothing but a popcorn. (something that puffs up larger than it really is)

(Sucker John) Stone suckin' John (stone sucking is something dumb people are supposed to do)

(They call you the) Alley man (means sleazy)

(Cos) You think you're raisin sand (raising sand is a southern expression for causing trouble)….

 

Enjoy.

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had this emailed in

 

many thanks Racqsolid  :thumbsup:

 

Hi, SoulSource!

I'm writing to answer your question about the lyrics in Willie Tee's "Teasin You".

He says, "They call you the OLLIE man."

There was a term back in the day called "Free Ollie" which meant that everything was FREE.

In the song, he's saying they call you "The Ollie Man" meaning that the lady is just USING the guy to buy her drinks. Her drinks are FREE because the "OLLIE MAN" is paying for them.

By the way, I'm a reliable source because I'm Willie Tee's daughter! : )

-racqsolid

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had this emailed in

 

many thanks Racqsolid  :thumbsup:

 

Hi, SoulSource!

I'm writing to answer your question about the lyrics in Willie Tee's "Teasin You".

He says, "They call you the OLLIE man."

There was a term back in the day called "Free Ollie" which meant that everything was FREE.

In the song, he's saying they call you "The Ollie Man" meaning that the lady is just USING the guy to buy her drinks. Her drinks are FREE because the "OLLIE MAN" is paying for them.

By the way, I'm a reliable source because I'm Willie Tee's daughter! : )

-racqsolid

 

 

The daughter who sang Margie Josephs  One more chance at Cleethorpes when Willie came over ? 

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