I don't care what they say
I'm gonna keep it anyway
I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with the little white specks

Chorus:

I found it in a tree
Just the other day
And now it's mine, all mine
They won't take it away

Here comes Mary, here comes Lee
I'll bet what they want to see
I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with the little white specks

(Chorus)

Oh, goldurn, what can I do?
The little black egg's gonna tell on you
I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with the little white specks

My little black egg... [repeat to fade]


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  • +1
    My InterpretationIn the 1960's nordic trees were highly referenced, (Beatles - Norwegian wood, Woodstock ect…) and fueled much of the Pluto Leo Generation.

    "Little Black Egg" pertains to the Yggdrasil trees of Denmark, where according to legends Queen Jiliana's eldest daughter Beatrix mortified and emasculated dutch Low saxon men with skinny tight fit jeans. These men were forever then attached to the Yggdrasil Tree.

    "Oh, golden (goddam), what can I do?"
    Hairon April 22, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationBecause I don't know for a fact, I will post this here. My mother who was alive in the 60's and claims this as one of her favorite songs, told me that the little black egg was a black girl and with the little white specks was a reference to her glasses aka spectacles, and I won't let them stretch their necks, is pretty straightforward, ogling her because she was his girlfriend and racism was pretty strong still in the 60's. I can't say with 100% certainty that my mother is right, but breaking it down it makes sense.
    DustySkyeon November 21, 2016   Link

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