Winding Boy

Written by: 
Jelly Roll Morton
1 Dec 1968

I'm just a winding boy,
Don't deny my name.
I'm just a winding boy;
Don't deny my name.

My name,
Winding boy, don't deny my name.
Just wake it up and shake it up like sweet Steven Chain,
Just, winding boy, don't deny my name.

Hey mama, mama,
Mama, look at Sis.
My mama, mama,
Mama, won't you look at Sis..

Look at Sis,
Hey mama, mama, take a look at Sis.
She's way down on the levee doing the double twist,
Just, winding boy, don't deny my name.

Hey little sister,
Mama, won't you look at her now.
My baby sister,
Mama take a look at her now.

Look at her now,
My baby sister, won't you look at her now,
Trying to be a bad girl,
Needs me to show her how.

Just a winding boy,
Don't deny my name.
Just a winding boy;
Don't deny my name.

I'm just a winding boy:
Don't deny my name.
My name,
Winding boy, don't deny my name.
Just wake it up and shake it up like sweet Steven Chain.
Just, winding boy, don't deny my name.

muffnote:
The song was actually called Winin' Boy Blues and originally recorded in 1926.
I'm not sure about the Steven Chain but it could be a nickname prisoners use for the steel (ball) and chain.

First release: 

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