If You Go Down To Deep Elm Put Your Money In Your Shoes
The Women In Deep Elem They Give You The Deep Elem Blues
Oh, sweet Mama, Your Daddy's Got Them Deep Elem Blues
Once I Had A Girlfriend, She Meant The World To Me
She Went Down To Deep Elem, Now She Ain't What She Used To Be
Once I Knew A Percher, Preached THe Bible Thru And Thru
He Went Sown To Deep Elem, Now His Preaching Days Are Thru
When You Go Down To Deep Elem To Have A Little Fun,
Have Your Ten Dollars Ready When The Police Man Comes
When yo go down to Deep Elem put your money in your pants
Cause the women in Deep Elem they don't give a man a chance
Oh, Sweet Mama, Your Daddy's Got Them Deep Elem Blues.

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    General Commentanother verse:
    when you go down to deep elem, put your money in your socks
    the women in deep elem, they'll put you on the rocks

    this song is about syphilis, i think. that's why the preacher's preaching days are through, because syphilis degenerates your mind, and "sweet mama . . your daddy's got those deep elem blues" i.e. warning. your "daddy" (old blues slang for husband) got it in deep elem & could give it to you
    three575on September 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthm, thats an interesting thought. i figured it was an odd drug habit or some sex related thing
    boleteon February 19, 2010   Link

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